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Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Minimalism"  A Minimalist self portrait image contains very little other than you or a part of you - there are very few or no props or background elements at all in the image. Often, the composition includes a great deal of negative space. Here is where you enter your ONE "Minimalism" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* Here are some great examples for you to be inspired by: The Minimalist Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/SkGOWC Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @118357019708110162087! Organize, protect, and beautifully present your photos online with SmugMug. Their pre-made photo websites and simple design tools let you quickly personalize a site as pretty as your pictures. With secure cloud storage, simple sharing tools, easy print ordering, and 24/7/365 real-human support, we invite you to discover why SmugMug is the world’s leading independent photo sharing service.  Membership begins at less than $5/month. Visit the Website: http://www.smugmug.com/ SmugMug on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmugMug *Please circle*@118357019708110162087 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: 1 year Portfolio Acct. & Hoodie 2nd Place: 1 Year Power Acct. & T-shirt 3rd Place: 1 Year Basic Acct. & Hat View the account features: http://www.smugmug.com/features At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in June 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or Spamming ~We Reserve The Right TJune Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism2015-06-28 07:00:00123  
The Drink and Click Show310It's time for another episode, so grab your drinks - maybe a goblet of blood (wine) this time? @107430862196617669986 & @102476152658204495450 are geared up and ready to have a Halloween Party with @106478996597121286809, @110573952887886961621, @107494834634231938072, Kelly Richards & Rachel Tine. What costumes will each be wearing? Tune in to find out and to see what everyone has been up to lately. :) We'll also be unveiling the winners of the September Light Painting Challenge. See the finalists here: http://goo.gl/eWkVFn Thanks to our September prize sponsors, @118357019708110162087, @101805767958295092343, & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621! RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  #drinkandclick   #hangoutsonair   #photography   #halloween  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP15: Halloween Party2014-10-23 04:30:0069  
Jeff Smith61,984  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 25, 2014 No theme this week! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday May 26/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-05-25 03:00:0079  
Billy Wilson1,547,809Joined by: -Photographer & Blogger @102476152658204495450 (http://google.com/+LotusCarroll). -Photographer @107494834634231938072 (https://plus.google.com/107494834634231938072). -Photographer @104723167398398004122 (https://google.com/+JordanOram). -Photographer @106478996597121286809 (https://google.com/+DeShaunCraddock). -Musical Guest @103071459184634883765 (https://soundcloud.com/msculprit) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-T8EGRZlDQ (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world on Fridays for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com Help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate via Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#109 Fun, Discussion, and Live Music from Melissa Kaplan2014-05-24 04:00:0058  
Jeff Smith61,984  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 27, 2014 *Theme: Your Alter Ego* You have to ask yourself this question: Who or what would you want to be if you had the chance to change yourself? Or even perhaps what other "alter egos" just lurk inside your head, waiting to be revealed. Thanks to the "most" extraordinary @110573952887886961621 for his theme suggestion and photograph. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Apr. 28/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-04-27 03:00:0084  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 2, 2014 *Theme: Baby it's cold outside* Show us your best "how I stay warm" shots. Those in more "summer like" climates can show us how you are staying cool. (Just to make those of us who are freezing our way through the winter feel even worse) Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-02 03:00:0097  
Jay Patel1,653,700*#VisualWilderness  Episode 2* __A chat with @104118377482687805505's Social Media guru @116673938126812294472 __ #Photoshop  - Just how difficult is it to produce an image like this? And what tools do you need? - The answer may surprise you. Join in today's Hangout to see a live blending demo.  Enjoy & Share. ______________#VisualWilderness Episode 22014-02-28 03:00:0064  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Feb 16,null, 2014 *No theme this week* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-02-16 03:00:00105  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944SEE SHOW VIEWER HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1dfg10h1ablimgb1lst2e11sjo Join hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll next Wednesday, January 15th and watch Episode 8 of The +Drink and Click™ Show live! We're gonna hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest +Joe Azure and panelists +Tamara Pruessner, +Nicolai McCrary, +Tony Eckersley, +Vincent McMillen, & +George Krieger to talk Long Exposure Photography. You can view the show HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1dfg10h1ablimgb1lst2e11sjo We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ December Challenge: "Celebration" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/JInmcN Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: +SmugMug, +ViewBug - Photo Contests, & +Trey Ratcliff's +Stuck In Customs! That's not all! If you're paying close attention to Joe during the beginning of the show, you'll be able to answer a special question at the end (the show only lasts one hour, so don't miss out) and win one of his prints. First one to answer the question live in comments here wins! He's been making prints himself (I have one and they are wonderful). Read more here about his printing tips: http://goo.gl/9UzWko We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us this coming Wednesday! *** More information about +Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP8: Long Exposure Photography2014-01-16 04:30:00253  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 17/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. *No theme for this week* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-17 03:00:00149  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a creepy/disturbing halloween type theme. Your photo must have been captured *this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Keep an eye on the submissions to the Event and you'll notice moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community adding their own "creepy/disturbing" self portraits. We each may add multiple photos - remember that moderators cannot win, but we're putting our photos in to inspire you! If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Get your _disturbing_ on, be creative, and have fun! *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com A signed copy of the newly released book by Jon Blacker, Musical Ink http://goo.gl/suKg7w Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme!2013-10-31 06:00:00157  
Tamara Pruessner1,302,432Join other photographers at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson for sunset and night photography!!  Night photography there only happens about once a year.  This one is for the Night of Fright.  Details below: The Pima Air & Space Museum is proud to present to the community, Night of Fright, a family friendly safe Halloween event. Night of Fright, will take place in the Flight Central Hangar at the museum on Friday, October 25, from 5 to 9pm.  Flight Central will take on a look of its own as spider webs and ghost take to the Hangar skies. Bring your aviator goblins out to participate in old-fashioned carnival games, a costume contest and much more during this fun filled Halloween event. The Flight Grill restaurant, will transform into Fright Grill for the evening, as it offers numerous Halloween specials for goblins and ghouls of all ages. Admission to this one night carnival and costume event is free for children 12 and under and $10.00 for children over 12 and adults. $2.00 off for those with a military or military dependent ID. MEMBERS are FREE!!! http://www.pimaair.org/events.php?date=20131025Night Of Fright - Night Photography At PASM2013-10-25 17:00:0020  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 20/13. Theme for this week is: *Halloween* A great companion theme to The Art of Self Portraiture October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! http://goo.gl/BuPxDD Ghoulish, gruesome, creepy and horrific, they all fit the bill for this Selfy Sunday. Lets have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-20 03:00:0086  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 6/13. *No theme for this week* but I can guarantee the next SPP will be a scary one. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, so have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-06 03:00:00168  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for September 22/13. No theme for this week. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-22 03:00:00154  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for September 7/13. *Theme* for this week is: *Connections* As always it is up for interpretation. Personal connections, connections to friends and family, connections to your passions or your surroundings. Perhaps making or breaking connections. I really means many things to many people so have fun. Please take some inspiration from +Jake Johnson  who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-08 03:00:00146  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. This weeks theme: *In The Shadows* I am looking for something mysterious, something hidden but you are perhaps wanting to reveal. Something secret maybe! Its up to your interpretation. I would like to thanks +Leighton Smith for the use of you fantastic Selfy from last year as the event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _____________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-11 03:00:00135  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. *No theme this week* , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _______________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-28 03:00:00163  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 14/13. No theme this week, its is a free for all. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-14 03:00:00156  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our July 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light. Even if you've used window/door light before, use this opportunity to stretch past what you've tried before so you can grow and learn... and be creative! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using natural light from a window or door. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The fantastic @107400819855192601582 put together a really great Natural Lighting Tutorial: "Come Let The Sun Shine In!" - find it here: http://goo.gl/oVyUp *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light2013-07-01 07:00:00142  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 30/13. *Theme: The Headshot* This theme is a take on the classic portraiture pose, "the head shot". For some this may me a mug shot but what I am looking for is not a typical head shot but one with some style and flare would be great. Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for the great event cover photo. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-30 03:00:00139  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 15/13. No theme this week folks. Its a free for all so get creative. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 16 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-16 03:00:00159  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13.  The theme for this week is *I've got the music in me* Again this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _____________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-02 03:00:48129  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our June 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using artificial lighting techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 put together a fabulous Artificial Lighting Tutorial: "Let There Be Light" - find it here: http://goo.gl/OezJY *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in June 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting2013-06-01 07:00:00151  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00158  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 5/13. Mini Theme this week: *The great outdoors*  Spring as finally sprung and it's time to get out and show us your surroundings in your selfy.  There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-05 03:00:00168  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our May 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Your Choice! That's right - this is a "free play" month where you can submit any kind of self portrait, as long as it was taken during the month of May 2013. Please choose your best work from this month, and submit ONLY ONE PHOTO here. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. Prizes 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in May 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantMay Self Portrait Challenge: Your Choice!2013-05-01 07:00:00205  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 20/13. *No theme for this week.* But feel free to be inspired by; April Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures event link is here - http://goo.gl/2yyYV And this great tutorial from +Tamara Pruessner  Selective Coloring and Textures: Choosing Appropriately Link is here: http://goo.gl/AsgK3 There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-21 03:00:00173  
SmugMug46,557SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos _Photos like this beauty from @110483720435337739097 at Mount Rainier National Park, which is a finalist for the 2012 Smithsonian Photo Contest. Want to learn Dave's secrets for taking night photos? Check out his free tutorial at_ bit.ly/PiB5Wg Well, the April SmugMug Cover Photo Contest was a *HUGE* Success! We have announced one of the four winners, with the others being announced on a weekly basis. All of images submitted were fantastic, and we loved the excitement and interaction throughout the contest. So...*let's do it again!* How to Enter: *One Photo per person* *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For May_ event. (You are on it now) *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on April 30th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including the four April winners, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on May 7th, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the June event, which will also be open for submissions by May 7th *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For May 20132013-04-12 04:00:00122  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our April 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using either Selective Color or Textures (or both). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @107494834634231938072 put together a fabulous Tutorial about how and when to use Selective Color and Textures in your photography - find it here: http://goo.gl/c5sQQ *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in April 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantApril Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures2013-04-02 02:00:00127  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13. Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  March *Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event* here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426g for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-24 02:00:00189  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 10/13. *Theme:* *Film Noir* A hint of mystery and intrigue should creep its way into your selfy this weekend.  Think, moody, dark, dramatic and yes your shot should be in B&W to still be true to the classic style of noir. As always there are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  _Thanks to +Sinead Sam McKeown for her great Selfy as the event cover_ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-10 03:00:00161  
Michael Bonocore324,476_* SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos*_ Cover photos are bigger and better on Google+ now (http://bit.ly/WUbLtN), and, since I am in charge of updating our Google+ content I thought, hey, with all that space, why not feature YOUR photos in that prime real estate? Today, we are opening the door for your submissions. Each month, a panel of judges will pick one amazing photographer to feature on the @118357019708110162087 page to greet visitors. The winner will also be a judge in the next month's selection. You'll also receive a @118357019708110162087 hoodie and swag care package. To help get this party started, we have changed our cover photo to @112957708071337353347's amazing image, _"The Future Is Now"_, taken in Dubai, UAE. Elia is also our special guest judge for the first month of this cover photo hunt, and he can't wait to see the great images that we are confident you will submit! So, enough talking…how do you enter? *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April_ event. *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *One Photo per person *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on March 29th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including +Elia Locardi, will select the winner, and the new cover photo and winner announcement will be made on April 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the May event, which will also be open for submissions on April 1st. *You do not need to be a @118357019708110162087 customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers. That's it! So let's see it Google+. Will your photo be the next @118357019708110162087 cover photo? More about this photo from @112957708071337353347 travel photography blog at www.blamethemokey.com  _"The Meydan Bridge is a VIP entrance to the Meydan Racecourse, a mega structure in Dubai that is able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand. It was a strange feeling actually – to be standing on this opulent mega structure in the middle of the desert, miles away from the city, and with nobody around. Half the lights were dead too. I guess after Tom Cruise was finished driving over it in Mission Impossible 3, they really didn’t have a need to maintain it anymore. :)"_ Nikon D700  14-24mm  f/5.6  ISO 200SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April2013-03-08 00:00:00279  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our March 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups. Here is where you enter your ONE Face Close Up / Eye Macro Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ Need some tips for getting a great photo for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @106324582128454068388 put together a fabulous Face Close Ups & Eye Macros Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/XrNpu *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups!2013-03-02 02:00:00210  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for February 24/13. We will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  *February Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!* Event here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ci7r3aj6abfk20gkoldmtjifi2o for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-24 03:00:00183  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our February 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots! Here is where you enter your ONE Action Shot Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ What is an Action Shot? Show us yourself in motion/action, freezing that with a photo. Jump, Run, Bike, Surf, Skate… whatever! Just be creative, and have fun.  @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here: http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here: http://goo.gl/T0LvR *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!2013-02-13 02:00:00140  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for February 10/13. *No theme for this week, just an open project.* There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-10 03:00:00252  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for January 27/13. Theme: *"Book 'em, Danno"* For those who are not quite sure who Jack Lord was or what Hawaii Five O (old and new is) - check here for some context or just Google it! http://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w *Two ways of interpreting this theme. You can either go the Hawaiian route with dress, scene or background or the police/cop theme, a "mug shot" or a dynamic nut busting crime fighter like Jack Lord.* _Just remember to..._ *"Book 'em, Danno" *   Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-27 03:00:00104  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12. *Theme*: "The Best of 2012" Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait. Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00288  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 16/12. _Please note, there is no theme this week!_ I would like to also welcome everyone to the new Community home of The Selfy Sunday Project, The Art of Self Portraiture. Selfy Sunday will definitely benefit from being part of this great community, co-owned by myself and the lovely +Lotus Carroll  Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____________ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-16 03:00:00224  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *December 2/12* _PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12._ Theme: *Bond, James Bond!* I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by *007* and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme. Either way it should be fun. _Props may come in handy here!_ ________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00180  
Trey Ratcliff8,495,584Did you miss the first 57 episodes?  No problem.  This isn't like Lost, but the threads are just as confusing, so you can pick them up any time! Today we'll be sharing a bunch of new photos, checking out the new Nexus 4, and going in unexpected directions (as usual).  Joining me are +Elena Solomon, +Angela B. Pan, +Doug Kaye, +Tamara Pruessner, and +Gino Barasa... see you soon! We'll also be taking live questions using Google Moderator over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com Trey's Variety Hour #58 - Photography Fun with Cool Peeps2012-11-20 04:00:00198  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Tamara Pruessner1,302,432*ETA: This is the route:  http://www.allsoulsprocession.org/archives/1902  We will be meeting at the library, 101 N. Stone Ave, right at 6pm.  I will be using the parking lot right across from El Charro - both @104112700502285331526 and I had good luck finding parking spaces there.  El Charro is at 325 N. Church Ave.  Please remember that they start closing freeway ramps at 5pm.  Be prepared for that.* _Excerpt from website: http://www.allsoulsprocession.org/history_ The All Souls Procession is perhaps one of the most important, inclusive and authentic public ceremonies in North America today. The Procession had its beginnings in 1990 with a ritualistic performance piece created by local artist Susan Johnson, who was grieving the passing of her father. Inspired by Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos holiday, Johnson felt she should honor her father in celebration and creativity. The performance was very well received and many artists were inspired to continue growing the Procession into its modern incarnation. This year, the All Souls Procession will be on Sunday, November 4, 2012. The procession will start at 6pm and head down a new route to their new finale destination.  The route is here: http://www.allsoulsprocession.org/archives/1902 As I get more information, I will update here.  I am getting the event organized now, since I have been asked by several what the plan will be.  That particular weekend, I would also like to do a church walk Saturday evening, for anyone who is in town, making sure to end it at the Mission San Xavier del Bac (http://www.sanxaviermission.org/), so we can catch sunset out there.  I know that @113847951893881070422 is also planning a morning photowalk in Phoenix, on Saturday. Let me know if anyone has questions, especially as the time gets near.  I will be announcing the exact location we will meet as time gets closer, that way I have a chance to go check out the new route. *ETA: This is the route:  http://www.allsoulsprocession.org/archives/1902  We will be meeting at the library, 101 N. Stone Ave, right at 6pm.  I will be using the parking lot right across from El Charro - both @104112700502285331526 and I had good luck finding parking spaces there.  El Charro is at 325 N. Church Ave.  Please remember that they start closing freeway ramps at 5pm.  Be prepared for that.*Tucson's Day Of The Dead Walk2012-11-04 18:00:0020  
Trey Ratcliff8,495,584Join us soon for the weekly show...  we'll have on some fun guests for some fun photo talk...  Did you miss the great one last week on Micro-Four-Thirds cameras?  If so, be sure to pop over to YouTube.com/StuckInCustoms to have a watch! :)Trey's Variety Hour #57: Photo Phun... 7PM PT2012-10-30 03:00:00304  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00187  
RC Concepcion1,080,738*Will You Photo Walk on October 13, 2012?* Our goal is to get as many walkers in the +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk to sign up  for this event, and share their Photo Walk experience with Google+ . Here we can have all of the walkers from all over the workld participate in real time, thanks to +Google+  The official walk date is Saturday October 13, 2012, but to accomodate different times happening around the world, the event here is spanning a few days.  As of right now we have over a THOUSOND cities and close to 20,0000 walkers signed up for this free event.  This is a great place to make friends, explore #photography  , and see your city.  If you would like to sign up for one of the walks in your city, or lead a walk of your own, make sure you go to www.worldwidephotowalk.com  - We cant wait to see what you share! - +RC Concepcion Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2012 - The Main Event!2012-10-13 00:00:002946  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 30/12 *No theme this week.* The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00267  
Karen Hutton1,808,150*Tomorrow night on @101457540902915376745 ... it's allll about @118357019708110162087!* If you think you know all there is to know about this amazing company, guess again! We'll be exploring _behind_ the curtain of Oz with the awesome team of  @103719067712188912978 @106711803105103787711 and @107740057098782600857. Who are these superheroes? What were their humble beginnings? What is the deeply personal motivational engine that has driven SmugMug to its current destination as the *largest photo site* in the world?? *You'll find all that out and more, as this kickass team also shares business tips* for photographers from the front lines of today's business market... as well as some cool 'how-to's" for navigating their (new and improved) website! In true *LIFE Through the Lens* fashion, you'll leave full and feeling inspired with food for thought and tips you can apply immediately after this most AWESOME show!! Join the chat here: http://blyve.com/event/88766150e358e00ac8000000 PLUS... we'll be *giving away a free SmugMug Pro account*... and have a special announcement to make, which you WON'T WANT TO MISS.  *Please join us!* You'll be sorely missed if you can't... but you can always watch the recording tomorrow on the @101457540902915376745 stream* ;-)) @108215644829092784557 @102384669117825357195 @117681034834791918293 @107494834634231938072 @116678377243407600427 @107650451991930674897 LIFE Through the Lens presents: The One and Only SmugMug Dream Team!2012-09-26 03:00:00136  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 16/12 *Theme*: *Tales from the Dark Side* Otherwise know as a warm up for Halloween. Show us your dark side. It it could be spooky or scary, sinister or moody, perhaps your alter ego, but I know you have been there, now its time to bring it out. _Well lets not be too sinister - we are here to have some fun !_ As always the lovely +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________________ *UPLOADING* *The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project - Sept. 16, 20122012-09-16 03:00:00233  
Scott Jarvie432,403*POST YOUR GOOGLE+ ALBUM OF PICTURES* It's been very very popular event in the past and I'm finally doing it again tonight. _This time it will be more organized, more heads up than usual and even a live event._ *SHARE AN ALBUM/GALLERY LINK* It's simple and easy but a lot of work and very fun for all. You simply share an album here and I'll be going through every single one of the albums. Then I will +1 the pictures in the album that I'm really drawn to. *BENEFIT* Well it's simply if you'd love to know which pictures I like most.  I always loved knowing which pictures people really love of mine because it helps me have an eye for which pictures are best received. It's a huge part of becoming a better photographer in my opinion. _*To be able to put out great art is first to know what great art looks like*_ *ON AIR* This will be something new... I'm going to go through all the albums Live, Online as an On-Air hangout. I'll talk a little bit about what I'm doing. If the show goes well I'll keep it for later viewing on YouTube... if the recording isn't great I won't. *SPECIAL GUEST* Because I want to have an outloud conversation about what and why I'm doing things  I will have my good friend and great photographer @109486822103622036238 on the show to facilitate the discussion. She will also visit a lot of these albums and +1 pictures as well. We ask that everyone add her to a circle ... not just because she's awesome (though that's reason enough) but so that if any of these albums are by mistake limited access she will have access. *DIRECTIONS* 1. Paste a link of a Google+ image gallery 2. Put a title or description of what we'll see in the album 3.  *IMPORTANT* If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and perhaps your profile in a recorded Youtube video. 4. Make sure the album is Public access 5. Add @100962871525684315897  @109486822103622036238 to your circles 6. Return the favor. Take some of the other people's albums and +1 some of your favorites. *IMPORTANT* It bears repeating: _If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and your profile (maybe) in a recorded Youtube video._ Do not post a link if you are not ok with lots of people visiting that link in addition to us and are not ok with it being on video as well.Share your Album- A Jarvie PlusOne Critique Experience2012-09-12 05:30:00143  
Jeff Smith61,984Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  

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2015-06-04 15:05:44 (94 comments, 4 reshares, 175 +1s)Open 

Instagram Anyone?

So it does seem that G+ is dying or perhaps growing in a direction that leave the rest of us in the dust. That makes me incredibly sad because G+ has been my home since beta days. I love G+ and everything it has been for me.

Since I am no longer on Facebook (haven't been there for over a year, but it seems that I may have to go back), I thought I would share my Instagram account and see who is there.

I don't just share my pro photos there; I also share behind the scenes and snippets of my daily life, like the phot with this post. I have been lifting weights for over a year and I share those types of things as well.

Let me know if you're there. I am tama_tee - https://instagram.com/tama_tee/. 


#fitness #healthy #instagram #gymrat

#throughtamseyes

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2015-07-06 18:03:50 (65 comments, 75 reshares, 485 +1s)Open 

Summer Mentorship  

Right now, I am announcing my own photography mentorship program - "Building An Image with +Tamara Pruessner".   This is the second time I have ran this mentorship and while the first had bumps due to a family loss, I am super excited about trying this again. 

Sharing this post is highly encouraged, but please disable comments so people will go to the original post.

This will be a 6-week program, working on design elements of a photograph that will make you "FEEL", which to me, is the single most important job a photograph can do.  Make emotion. 

If you would like to participate in a highly interactive, community-based learning project, then please read on and APPLY! 

+Tamara Pruessner will be taking on a handful of people for a special mentorship program called "Building An Image". This ... more »

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2015-07-06 18:03:50 (65 comments, 75 reshares, 485 +1s)Open 

Summer Mentorship  

Right now, I am announcing my own photography mentorship program - "Building An Image with +Tamara Pruessner".   This is the second time I have ran this mentorship and while the first had bumps due to a family loss, I am super excited about trying this again. 

Sharing this post is highly encouraged, but please disable comments so people will go to the original post.

This will be a 6-week program, working on design elements of a photograph that will make you "FEEL", which to me, is the single most important job a photograph can do.  Make emotion. 

If you would like to participate in a highly interactive, community-based learning project, then please read on and APPLY! 

+Tamara Pruessner will be taking on a handful of people for a special mentorship program called "Building An Image". This ... more »

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2015-08-13 13:38:39 (18 comments, 11 reshares, 184 +1s)Open 

What's Your Pleasure?

Pleasure Pier, Galveston, Texas, July 2015

We were able to take an unexpected trip this summer to the beach.  This was the only morning I got up early enough to shoot the sunrise.  I learned some things...

1. The humidity fogged up my lens so I should have been there sooner and I should have bagged the lens and camera so they could acclimatize without the fogging.  

2.  Even though the sun was already up, the real show didn't begin until this moment, unlike the desert where the show starts 10 minutes before the sun appears and at this point in the sunrise, the show is over.  

3.  Being on the beach at dawn is one of the most amazing things, right up there with being in the desert at dawn.  

Happy Thursday!!

#Landscape   #landscapephotography   #Galveston   #Texas   #PleasurePier  #Sunrise  <... more »

What's Your Pleasure?

Pleasure Pier, Galveston, Texas, July 2015

We were able to take an unexpected trip this summer to the beach.  This was the only morning I got up early enough to shoot the sunrise.  I learned some things...

1. The humidity fogged up my lens so I should have been there sooner and I should have bagged the lens and camera so they could acclimatize without the fogging.  

2.  Even though the sun was already up, the real show didn't begin until this moment, unlike the desert where the show starts 10 minutes before the sun appears and at this point in the sunrise, the show is over.  

3.  Being on the beach at dawn is one of the most amazing things, right up there with being in the desert at dawn.  

Happy Thursday!!

#Landscape   #landscapephotography   #Galveston   #Texas   #PleasurePier   #Sunrise  

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-08-10 20:25:41 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

So, back in March, we moved to Midland for a really awesome job for my husband.

This is one of the projects he and his boss get to design and be involved in.  It is the memorial for Chris Kyle (American Sniper  movie is about him), to be built in Odessa, where he was born.

Please, click through and check it out.  it has some REALLY cool design work and ideas.  

And please...if you would, share it around.  

#Texas   #LandscapeArchitect   #Midland   #Odessa   #PermianBasin   #ChrisKyle   #AmericanSniper  


#throughtamseyes  

As a Landscape Architect, you really enjoy getting to work on and be involved with really cool and meaningful projects.  This project is a great example.  I am very proud and excited to be a part of this and am really looking forward to this coming to fruition in 2016.  

Chris Kyle Memorial - Odessa, TX

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=472933812887846&id=272989896215573___So, back in March, we moved to Midland for a really awesome job for my husband.

This is one of the projects he and his boss get to design and be involved in.  It is the memorial for Chris Kyle (American Sniper  movie is about him), to be built in Odessa, where he was born.

Please, click through and check it out.  it has some REALLY cool design work and ideas.  

And please...if you would, share it around.  

#Texas   #LandscapeArchitect   #Midland   #Odessa   #PermianBasin   #ChrisKyle   #AmericanSniper  


#throughtamseyes  

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2015-08-06 18:39:08 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Sail Away

Earworm for you all... 

I'm sailing away
Set an open course for the Virgin Sea
'Cause I've got to be free
Free to face the life that's ahead of me


HAHA!  Just kidding.  Back to your regularly scheduled songs.  :)

#landscape   #landscapephotography   #ocean   #sailboat   #sunset   #Texas  

#throughtamseyes  

Sail Away

Earworm for you all... 

I'm sailing away
Set an open course for the Virgin Sea
'Cause I've got to be free
Free to face the life that's ahead of me


HAHA!  Just kidding.  Back to your regularly scheduled songs.  :)

#landscape   #landscapephotography   #ocean   #sailboat   #sunset   #Texas  

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-08-05 19:16:55 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

The Opposite Of Two

The birds were definitely posing for me this time!  Which isn't what they usually do for me.  LOL!

“What is the opposite of two?
A lonely me, a lonely you.”
― Richard Wilbur, Opposites, More Opposites, and a Few Differences

#throughtamseyes  
#notsowordlessonwednesday  

The Opposite Of Two

The birds were definitely posing for me this time!  Which isn't what they usually do for me.  LOL!

“What is the opposite of two?
A lonely me, a lonely you.”
― Richard Wilbur, Opposites, More Opposites, and a Few Differences

#throughtamseyes  
#notsowordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-08-04 14:07:57 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

Building An Image – Assignment 3

Over the past three weeks, we have been studying the elements of a photograph.  We have studied lines, shapes, forms, and textures.  This week, we will be studying the last two elements, “patterns” and “colors”.

Patterns!

Patterns are in everything.  Our life could not exist without patterns.  Most of the time, we don’t see them because we are so busy in our lives.  There are two techniques that come into play when you work with patterns – either emphasizing them or breaking them.

Colors!

Hooray for colors! Life is full of color, which is defined by hue, saturation and value.  Different colors have different messages and they can add visual weight and impact to your photos.

Because going into colors and color theory could be a mentorship in and of itself, I suggest thatyou look up some ar... more »

Building An Image – Assignment 3

Over the past three weeks, we have been studying the elements of a photograph.  We have studied lines, shapes, forms, and textures.  This week, we will be studying the last two elements, “patterns” and “colors”.

Patterns!

Patterns are in everything.  Our life could not exist without patterns.  Most of the time, we don’t see them because we are so busy in our lives.  There are two techniques that come into play when you work with patterns – either emphasizing them or breaking them.

Colors!

Hooray for colors! Life is full of color, which is defined by hue, saturation and value.  Different colors have different messages and they can add visual weight and impact to your photos.

Because going into colors and color theory could be a mentorship in and of itself, I suggest that you look up some articles regarding color theory in regards to photography.  

Assignment

This week, your assignment is going to be shooting at least 100 images of ‘patterns’ and 100 images of ‘colors’.  As I said before, once you hit xx amount of photos in just one element, you start seeing that element everywhere.

Please try not to combine the elements equally – if at all possible, try to do one or the other. If you do combine them, be sure to highlight and emphasize ONE element.  They should not have equal weight in your photo.

Again, these images need to be SOOC – this is to help train your eye to see through your viewfinder more.  

FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th

Once you have shot your patterns and colors, go through them and pick your favorite one of each element.  Then, post them on your profile and don't forget to hashtag them with #BuildingAnImage . Sometime next week, I will try to go through the hashtag and see if anyone had any problems or anything and comment along.

Please keep in mind that the LITE version of this program does not guarantee that I will come through your images.  I am also running the full-on intensive one and my time is mainly devoted to those mentorees.  I will do my best to see all of the images under the hashtag.

Good luck!  I am looking forward to seeing what you shoot this week.  Next week's assignment will be given out probably Sunday or Monday.  

#throughtamseyes  

I am not going to go through and try tagging people... I will place the link to the new assignment in the old assignment's comments.  The best way to get notified is to comment on the assignment.___

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2015-07-30 14:01:41 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

The Tide Betrays You

A Perfect Circle - By And Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSwtiTcAOUE

It's no easy mission,
Holding on to how I picture you.
Showing only bits and pieces,
Till the tide betrays you,
And your empty allocution.



#landscape   #landscapephotography   #beach   #Texas   #Galveston   #sunset  

#throughtamseyes  

The Tide Betrays You

A Perfect Circle - By And Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSwtiTcAOUE

It's no easy mission,
Holding on to how I picture you.
Showing only bits and pieces,
Till the tide betrays you,
And your empty allocution.



#landscape   #landscapephotography   #beach   #Texas   #Galveston   #sunset  

#throughtamseyes  ___

2015-07-29 21:44:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Added photos to July Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental.

Added photos to July Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental.___

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2015-07-29 13:30:19 (28 comments, 11 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 

Colors Fade

Last week, at almost the last minute, we went down to the beach here in Texas.  It was only the third time I have ever been to a beach and the first time for the kiddos!  It was really neat, even though it was salty and sandy.  LOL!!

This particular sunset reminded me that even though people come into your life for a reason or a season and sometimes, those seasons are very very short, they can still enrich your life.  Even when you mourn the loss.

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Sir Francis Bacon


#throughtamseyes  

Colors Fade

Last week, at almost the last minute, we went down to the beach here in Texas.  It was only the third time I have ever been to a beach and the first time for the kiddos!  It was really neat, even though it was salty and sandy.  LOL!!

This particular sunset reminded me that even though people come into your life for a reason or a season and sometimes, those seasons are very very short, they can still enrich your life.  Even when you mourn the loss.

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Sir Francis Bacon


#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-07-28 13:38:46 (15 comments, 8 reshares, 155 +1s)Open 

Building An Image – Assignment 2 LITE VERSION

A couple of weeks, we went over lines and shapes and how each element affects a photo.  This week, we will be studying “forms” and “textures”, both of which are heavily influenced by light conditions.

Forms!

The form is one of the next two elements that we will be studying.  Forms are a three-dimensional shape and best shown with side lighting.  

Textures!

This is the element that makes your audience want to reach and touch!  Textures can really bring out the emotions in a photograph – from the softness of a newborn baby (soft lighting), to the roughness of an exposed brick building (harsher lighting).  

This week, your assignment is to try to shoot at least 100 images of ‘forms’ and 100 images of ‘textures’.  As you may have realized last week, onceyou hit xx amount of phot... more »

Building An Image – Assignment 2 LITE VERSION

A couple of weeks, we went over lines and shapes and how each element affects a photo.  This week, we will be studying “forms” and “textures”, both of which are heavily influenced by light conditions.

Forms!

The form is one of the next two elements that we will be studying.  Forms are a three-dimensional shape and best shown with side lighting.  

Textures!

This is the element that makes your audience want to reach and touch!  Textures can really bring out the emotions in a photograph – from the softness of a newborn baby (soft lighting), to the roughness of an exposed brick building (harsher lighting).  

This week, your assignment is to try to shoot at least 100 images of ‘forms’ and 100 images of ‘textures’.  As you may have realized last week, once you hit xx amount of photos in just one element, you start seeing it everywhere.  

Please try not to combine the elements equally – if at all possible, try to do one or the other. If you do combine them, be sure to highlight and emphasize ONE element.  They should not have equal weight in your photo.

For this assignment (should have been for the last too, I am sorry I didn't make that clear), these images need to be SOOC – this is to help train your eye to see through your viewfinder more.  

FOR SATURDAY, August 1st

Once you have shot your lines and shapes, go through them and pick your favorite one to process of each element.  Then, post them on your profile and don't forget to hashtag them with #BuildingAnImage . Sometime the following week, I will try to go through the hashtag and see if anyone had any problems or anything and comment along.

Please keep in mind that the LITE version of this program does not guarantee that I will come through your images.  I am also running the full-on intensive one and my time is mainly devoted to those mentorees.  I will do my best to see all of the images under the hashtag.

Good luck!  I am looking forward to seeing what you shoot this week.  Next week's assignment will be given out either Saturday night or Sunday morning, giving you more time to play with your camera.  

#throughtamseyes  

I was able to get some people tagged into this post, but not all... I am sorry if your name isn't below, I did try to get everyone.  For some reason, Google wasn't allowing me to tag everyone.

+Patrick Kelly +John Kittles +Harald Wagener +Elizabeth Lund +Laura McLeod +Debbie Drummond +Lou Genovese +Kathleen Kent +Gernot Glaeser +Darcee McCutcheon +Eras Chong +Mary Wardell +Diana Boyd +Red Caldwell +Kat Scan +Marc Pellmann +Sarah Lavallee +Jayme Spoolstra +Chris Sutton +Sandra Nesbit +Vivienne Withnall +Kimberly A Edwards +Agyeya Gupta +Jennifer Walton +Tom McGowan +Susanne Stelle +Joanna Teh +Michelle Thompson +Mel Earwood +Heather Szarka +Ellie Kennard +Tonya Freed +Piotr Edelman +Gloria Joanne Roldan +Beena R +Stephen VanHerpen +Larry Clay +Lucille Galleli ___

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2015-07-16 13:34:59 (28 comments, 2 reshares, 193 +1s)Open 

Silence Speaks Volumes

Week 17

I am so far behind... I nearly despair of  catching up.  LOL!

Hopefully (again), I will catch up over the next couple of weeks.

...instead of losing someone, losing the innocence of thinking you were important to begin with hurts more...

https://flic.kr/p/v8RjEY

#throughtamseyes  

Silence Speaks Volumes

Week 17

I am so far behind... I nearly despair of  catching up.  LOL!

Hopefully (again), I will catch up over the next couple of weeks.

...instead of losing someone, losing the innocence of thinking you were important to begin with hurts more...

https://flic.kr/p/v8RjEY

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-07-14 13:37:38 (76 comments, 17 reshares, 213 +1s)Open 

Building An Image – Assignment 1  LITE VERSION

There are many things that go into a photograph – from design elements, to rules or breaking rules, and of course, telling a story.  The story is what ties everything together.  It is the icing on the cake, so to speak.

This lite mentorship will try to focus a bit on how to get your story out and how to get the emotional impact that takes a photo from very good to unforgettable.

Keep in mind that for every image, there are two human elements involved, not including subject matter: the photographer and the audience.  The photographer’s job is to tell the story of what they saw by use of their camera, settings, skills, design elements and, most importantly, their eye.

This week, we are going to focus on two of the six design elements; this is how we will start building our stories – the images that wesee in our ... more »

Building An Image – Assignment 1  LITE VERSION

There are many things that go into a photograph – from design elements, to rules or breaking rules, and of course, telling a story.  The story is what ties everything together.  It is the icing on the cake, so to speak.

This lite mentorship will try to focus a bit on how to get your story out and how to get the emotional impact that takes a photo from very good to unforgettable.

Keep in mind that for every image, there are two human elements involved, not including subject matter: the photographer and the audience.  The photographer’s job is to tell the story of what they saw by use of their camera, settings, skills, design elements and, most importantly, their eye.

This week, we are going to focus on two of the six design elements; this is how we will start building our stories – the images that we see in our minds.

LINES & SHAPES   

Lines tend to be one of the strongest elements.  They can be used to lead the eye into interesting areas of a photograph or right out of one. 

Shapes are the element of identification.  When shapes are the most important element in your photography, remember to keep them with a strong contrast against the background.

THIS WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT: Two parts – Lines and Shapes

This week, I challenge you to go out look for just lines and shapes.  Find them and spend a good amount of time just shooting them.  Try to shoot them separately.  I usually suggest about 100 images of each.  Play with different angles, settings, times of day... just go out and concentrate on those two elements.

FOR SATURDAY, JULY 18th

Once you have shot your lines and shapes, go through them and pick your favorite one to process of each element.  Then, post them on your profile and don't forget to hashtag them with #BuildingAnImage . Sometime the following week, I will try to go through the hashtag and see if anyone had any problems or anything and comment along.  

Good luck!  I am looking forward to seeing what you shoot this week.  Next week's assignment will be given out either Saturday night or Sunday morning, giving you more time to play with your camera.  

#throughtamseyes  

(Oh and if you do want to follow along each week and would like me to tag you into the weekly assignment post, please let me know and I will do so.)___

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2015-07-13 13:52:08 (25 comments, 3 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

MENTORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to include everyone in the "Building An Image" mentorship.  However, I have decided that I will also do a "lite" version.  The "lite" version will have the basic ideas/assignments that I will be doing with the mentorees.  It won't be as fully described and I won't be able to help everyone individually like I will be doing with the 'full' version.  I will try to help here and there but it  won't be as extensively.  

Please feel free to follow along with the assignments.  If you do, please hashtag #BuildingAnImage .  I will try to check it out once a week and help if I can.  

Here are the mentorees that I have selected.  Please be on the lookout for a private message so we can get this party started!!

+Kyle Wilson +Eve Aebi +DavePoore +Stev... more »

MENTORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to include everyone in the "Building An Image" mentorship.  However, I have decided that I will also do a "lite" version.  The "lite" version will have the basic ideas/assignments that I will be doing with the mentorees.  It won't be as fully described and I won't be able to help everyone individually like I will be doing with the 'full' version.  I will try to help here and there but it  won't be as extensively.  

Please feel free to follow along with the assignments.  If you do, please hashtag #BuildingAnImage .  I will try to check it out once a week and help if I can.  

Here are the mentorees that I have selected.  Please be on the lookout for a private message so we can get this party started!!

+Kyle Wilson +Eve Aebi +Dave Poore +Steve Crowley +Margaret Tompkins +Joanna Koziara 


Thank you EVERYONE for your interest and for applying.  Please, if you haven't made it this time, feel free to follow along or to apply to any of the mentorships that are around G+, including this one, when I start a new one.

#throughtamseyes___

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2015-07-06 18:03:50 (65 comments, 75 reshares, 485 +1s)Open 

Summer Mentorship  

Right now, I am announcing my own photography mentorship program - "Building An Image with +Tamara Pruessner".   This is the second time I have ran this mentorship and while the first had bumps due to a family loss, I am super excited about trying this again. 

Sharing this post is highly encouraged, but please disable comments so people will go to the original post.

This will be a 6-week program, working on design elements of a photograph that will make you "FEEL", which to me, is the single most important job a photograph can do.  Make emotion. 

If you would like to participate in a highly interactive, community-based learning project, then please read on and APPLY! 

+Tamara Pruessner will be taking on a handful of people for a special mentorship program called "Building An Image". This ... more »

Summer Mentorship  

Right now, I am announcing my own photography mentorship program - "Building An Image with +Tamara Pruessner".   This is the second time I have ran this mentorship and while the first had bumps due to a family loss, I am super excited about trying this again. 

Sharing this post is highly encouraged, but please disable comments so people will go to the original post.

This will be a 6-week program, working on design elements of a photograph that will make you "FEEL", which to me, is the single most important job a photograph can do.  Make emotion. 

If you would like to participate in a highly interactive, community-based learning project, then please read on and APPLY! 

+Tamara Pruessner will be taking on a handful of people for a special mentorship program called "Building An Image".  This mentorship is designed to help you learn, search for, and apply design elements of a photograph to bring forth the emotions that make images memorable.  It will focus on rules and when to break them as well as elements such as color and when not to use it, patterns, lines, shapes, etc. 

This course is NOT how to use your camera, but IS how to see and build and image with the camera and skills you already have.  I will be happy to give some guidance on technical aspects as it relates to the weekly lessons, but I will not be focusing on f-stops and apertures. 
 
Up to 5 photographers will be selected for a 6-week on-line apprenticeship program which will include lessons, assignments,  Google hangouts are possible, and informal discussions are encouraged. Mainly, the goal is for everyone to have fun, collaborate, and learn from each other.

Selections will be announced on Friday, July 10th for the mentorship which will begin within days of the announcement of selected mentorees.

Selection criteria will include:

• You should be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You have little previous art studies, as this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity to add this skill set to their knowledge base.
• You should be taking and posting photographs regularly.  (The class itself will be private to the group  except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end.) You may publicly post your own achievements and I encourage it!!

To be considered for selection, please comment to this main post only: (not to any reshares)

and answer the following questions in your comment: 
1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Favorite subjects to photograph
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession (or favorite hobby outside of photography)
6) Previous art studies


EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS3
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk, and I collect bottle caps.
6) I have no previous art studies

The mentorship program  is a lot of fun and has great interaction, it also requires a commitment to complete the weekly assignments.  If you feel you won't have time to dedicate to going out and taking lots of pictures, then please consider allowing others the chance to participate.

+Kyle Wilson - your earburn as requested.



#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-06-09 13:38:23 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

+Kelly DeLay.... WOOOOHOOOO!!!  Congrats man, on this article!!!!

http://www.grindtv.com/random/image-of-a-lifetime-shows-twin-tornadoes-spawned-from-a-single-supercell/#HTv59L4WG4WdD20e.97

+Kelly DeLay.... WOOOOHOOOO!!!  Congrats man, on this article!!!!

http://www.grindtv.com/random/image-of-a-lifetime-shows-twin-tornadoes-spawned-from-a-single-supercell/#HTv59L4WG4WdD20e.97___

2015-06-08 14:44:34 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Added photos to June Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism.

Added photos to June Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism.___

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2015-06-06 15:36:27 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

Dripping Down

Week 18

I am so addicted to this song by In This Moment, Adrenalize Me. I listen to it when I do my workouts and the beat and her voice just get me going! (It is hard rock, just so you know before you click the link.)

Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXMfdpjnAHU

Lyrics:
I must confess,
I'm addicted to this
Shove your kiss straight through my chest
I can't deny, I'd die without this
Make me feel like a God
Music, love and sex
(Adrenalize me)
I crave excess,
Turning wine into sweat dripping down my neck
I can't deny, I'd die without this
Make me feel like a God
Adrenaline and sex

https://flic.kr/p/tWzy2C

#throughtamseyes 

Dripping Down

Week 18

I am so addicted to this song by In This Moment, Adrenalize Me. I listen to it when I do my workouts and the beat and her voice just get me going! (It is hard rock, just so you know before you click the link.)

Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXMfdpjnAHU

Lyrics:
I must confess,
I'm addicted to this
Shove your kiss straight through my chest
I can't deny, I'd die without this
Make me feel like a God
Music, love and sex
(Adrenalize me)
I crave excess,
Turning wine into sweat dripping down my neck
I can't deny, I'd die without this
Make me feel like a God
Adrenaline and sex

https://flic.kr/p/tWzy2C

#throughtamseyes ___

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2015-06-04 15:05:44 (94 comments, 4 reshares, 175 +1s)Open 

Instagram Anyone?

So it does seem that G+ is dying or perhaps growing in a direction that leave the rest of us in the dust. That makes me incredibly sad because G+ has been my home since beta days. I love G+ and everything it has been for me.

Since I am no longer on Facebook (haven't been there for over a year, but it seems that I may have to go back), I thought I would share my Instagram account and see who is there.

I don't just share my pro photos there; I also share behind the scenes and snippets of my daily life, like the phot with this post. I have been lifting weights for over a year and I share those types of things as well.

Let me know if you're there. I am tama_tee - https://instagram.com/tama_tee/. 


#fitness #healthy #instagram #gymrat

#throughtamseyes

Instagram Anyone?

So it does seem that G+ is dying or perhaps growing in a direction that leave the rest of us in the dust. That makes me incredibly sad because G+ has been my home since beta days. I love G+ and everything it has been for me.

Since I am no longer on Facebook (haven't been there for over a year, but it seems that I may have to go back), I thought I would share my Instagram account and see who is there.

I don't just share my pro photos there; I also share behind the scenes and snippets of my daily life, like the phot with this post. I have been lifting weights for over a year and I share those types of things as well.

Let me know if you're there. I am tama_tee - https://instagram.com/tama_tee/. 


#fitness #healthy #instagram #gymrat

#throughtamseyes___

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2015-06-03 13:03:43 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

Made To Taste Your Kiss

Week 17

My oldest and I have been reading the "I Am Number 4" series for a while now but never had the chance to watch the movie together.  Well, we finally got that chance!!  Loved the movie, though there were some changes and we are hoping for an eventual sequel.  

At the end of the movie, during the credits, "Letters From The Sky" by Civil Twilight played and I fell in love.  LOL!!  

Finally, I have some inspiration to keep moving forward with my 52 weeks project.  I have struggled and struggled with this one this year.  Too many things going on in my daily life to really devote any time to it.  

Lyrics: 
One of these days the sky's gonna break
And everything will escape and I'll know
One of these days the mountains
Are gonna fall into the sea and they'llknow
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Made To Taste Your Kiss

Week 17

My oldest and I have been reading the "I Am Number 4" series for a while now but never had the chance to watch the movie together.  Well, we finally got that chance!!  Loved the movie, though there were some changes and we are hoping for an eventual sequel.  

At the end of the movie, during the credits, "Letters From The Sky" by Civil Twilight played and I fell in love.  LOL!!  

Finally, I have some inspiration to keep moving forward with my 52 weeks project.  I have struggled and struggled with this one this year.  Too many things going on in my daily life to really devote any time to it.  

Lyrics: 
One of these days the sky's gonna break
And everything will escape and I'll know
One of these days the mountains
Are gonna fall into the sea and they'll know

That you and I were made for this
I was made to taste your kiss
We were made to never fall away
Never fall away

Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wa7dFR09vU

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-05-29 13:36:23 (17 comments, 11 reshares, 204 +1s)Open 

Glitter Me Foolish

Happy #FloralFriday  everyone!!! 

I haven't been around lately because I was very sick about two weeks ago.  I got a sinus infection that ended bursting my eardrum.  I still can't hear from it, but I am no longer dizzy when I try to stand up.  I haven't lifted weights or worked out in almost 2 weeks because even standing up, makes my heart race.  I am hoping that on Monday, I can start back at the gym.  

I haven't taken many photos lately - I haven't felt the inspiration.  I am hoping to get out more soon and I want to open a fine art portrait studio here.  With any luck, that will all come this summer.  If anyone has any tips on that, PLEASE share them with me!

Hope your Friday and your weekend is awesome!  Don't forget to tag myself, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James, and +Kiki Nelson in your #FloralFrid... more »

Glitter Me Foolish

Happy #FloralFriday  everyone!!! 

I haven't been around lately because I was very sick about two weeks ago.  I got a sinus infection that ended bursting my eardrum.  I still can't hear from it, but I am no longer dizzy when I try to stand up.  I haven't lifted weights or worked out in almost 2 weeks because even standing up, makes my heart race.  I am hoping that on Monday, I can start back at the gym.  

I haven't taken many photos lately - I haven't felt the inspiration.  I am hoping to get out more soon and I want to open a fine art portrait studio here.  With any luck, that will all come this summer.  If anyone has any tips on that, PLEASE share them with me!

Hope your Friday and your weekend is awesome!  Don't forget to tag myself, +Beth Akerman, +Eustace James, and +Kiki Nelson in your #FloralFriday  posts!


#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-05-20 20:42:55 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

CONTEST WINNER WEBINAR COMING UP!!!

In just 20-ish minutes, I will be announcing the winners of the Wet Surfaces contest, hosted by +ViewBug - Photo Contests!  I will be picking who wins a new lens as well as going over the finalists and what I liked about their images.

You can TOTALLY register for the event and ask questions (if you have them) here at this link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4816329688112291073

I hope you will join +Laurie Rubin and myself as we talk about the images!

Here are the 55 inspiring images that I had to choose from - Take a peak, there are some AMAZING images here.  It was so hard to choose!

http://www.viewbug.com/blog/wet-surfaces-photo-contest-finalists

p.s. If you have read this far (haha!), let me know!  I am hoping this will show up in people's streams, unlike quite a fewof m... more »

CONTEST WINNER WEBINAR COMING UP!!!

In just 20-ish minutes, I will be announcing the winners of the Wet Surfaces contest, hosted by +ViewBug - Photo Contests!  I will be picking who wins a new lens as well as going over the finalists and what I liked about their images.

You can TOTALLY register for the event and ask questions (if you have them) here at this link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4816329688112291073

I hope you will join +Laurie Rubin and myself as we talk about the images!

Here are the 55 inspiring images that I had to choose from - Take a peak, there are some AMAZING images here.  It was so hard to choose!

http://www.viewbug.com/blog/wet-surfaces-photo-contest-finalists

p.s. If you have read this far (haha!), let me know!  I am hoping this will show up in people's streams, unlike quite a few of my other posts.  And share it around, please!

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-05-08 19:44:33 (17 comments, 14 reshares, 204 +1s)Open 

Sparkling

Week 16

Another monochrome... BLACK AND WHITE RULES!  Ha!!!  I am getting there... just a couple more and I am caught up!  WOOT!

https://flic.kr/p/sgPMTu

#throughtamseyes  

Sparkling

Week 16

Another monochrome... BLACK AND WHITE RULES!  Ha!!!  I am getting there... just a couple more and I am caught up!  WOOT!

https://flic.kr/p/sgPMTu

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-05-04 13:37:08 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 191 +1s)Open 

Wistfully Waiting

Week 15

Another black and white... I must be feeling monochrome-ish.  LOL!!!  Slowly catching up... another two this week and I think that will do it.

https://flic.kr/p/sb8fjj

#throughtamseyes  

Wistfully Waiting

Week 15

Another black and white... I must be feeling monochrome-ish.  LOL!!!  Slowly catching up... another two this week and I think that will do it.

https://flic.kr/p/sb8fjj

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-04-30 20:48:53 (38 comments, 7 reshares, 266 +1s)Open 

Secrets

Week 14

And again... I have fallen behind more w/ these photos.  So my goal is to get caught up over the weekend and next week.  I will get this!  LOL!!

https://flic.kr/p/smFdAS

#throughtamseyes  

Secrets

Week 14

And again... I have fallen behind more w/ these photos.  So my goal is to get caught up over the weekend and next week.  I will get this!  LOL!!

https://flic.kr/p/smFdAS

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-04-28 13:00:19 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 143 +1s)Open 

Imperfect

Oh, trying to capture these dragonflies is like trying to rope a star!  LOL!!  This was about as close to perfect focus I could get this time.  It seems I need to practice more!  With any luck, there will be more at the little pond I found - more of the big orange ones and more of the other varieties as well.

Hope your Tuesday is going well!  And if you have tips on getting close and getting perfect focus on these fast flying insects, let me know!

#throughtamseyes  

Imperfect

Oh, trying to capture these dragonflies is like trying to rope a star!  LOL!!  This was about as close to perfect focus I could get this time.  It seems I need to practice more!  With any luck, there will be more at the little pond I found - more of the big orange ones and more of the other varieties as well.

Hope your Tuesday is going well!  And if you have tips on getting close and getting perfect focus on these fast flying insects, let me know!

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-04-24 15:05:59 (12 comments, 7 reshares, 185 +1s)Open 

Fireworks

Happy #FloralFriday everyone!!!  I found this thistle just full of explosions yesterday while I was exploring a nature center here.  I hope you all are having a good day and have a fantastic weekend!

Don't forget to tag your #FloralFriday  shots and you can always add myself, +Eustace James, +Kiki Nelson and +Beth Akerman to your posts.  

#throughtamseyes  

Fireworks

Happy #FloralFriday everyone!!!  I found this thistle just full of explosions yesterday while I was exploring a nature center here.  I hope you all are having a good day and have a fantastic weekend!

Don't forget to tag your #FloralFriday  shots and you can always add myself, +Eustace James, +Kiki Nelson and +Beth Akerman to your posts.  

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-04-23 13:05:10 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

Thor's Night

Taken last summer, this was one of the best storms Tucson saw all of the 2014 monsoon season.  While I might not be there for this upcoming season...I am going to try and make it back for a week each summer, just to try and chase my favorite storm systems.  

The good news is I am now in a place where I can learn about the high plains storms (tornadoes, open plains, amazing storm systems!)  and with any luck, chase them with someone experienced.  Know anyone I could talk to?  :D

#LandscapePhotography   #Landscape   #lightning   #monsoon   #storm  

#throughtamseyes  

Thor's Night

Taken last summer, this was one of the best storms Tucson saw all of the 2014 monsoon season.  While I might not be there for this upcoming season...I am going to try and make it back for a week each summer, just to try and chase my favorite storm systems.  

The good news is I am now in a place where I can learn about the high plains storms (tornadoes, open plains, amazing storm systems!)  and with any luck, chase them with someone experienced.  Know anyone I could talk to?  :D

#LandscapePhotography   #Landscape   #lightning   #monsoon   #storm  

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-04-22 15:58:03 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

Stand Alone

When we were checking out the I-20 Wildlife Preserve (www.i20wildlifepreserve.org/) last Friday, we ran across a field of wild onions just about ready to bloom!!!  EEP!  The scent of onions, all the gorgeous greens... yea, I was excited to spot them!!  It was really cool and that reminds me... I need to head back this week and see if they have popped yet.  

#nature   #microlandscape  

#throughtamseyes  

Stand Alone

When we were checking out the I-20 Wildlife Preserve (www.i20wildlifepreserve.org/) last Friday, we ran across a field of wild onions just about ready to bloom!!!  EEP!  The scent of onions, all the gorgeous greens... yea, I was excited to spot them!!  It was really cool and that reminds me... I need to head back this week and see if they have popped yet.  

#nature   #microlandscape  

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-04-21 18:06:26 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 229 +1s)Open 

Time for a change!!!  Feeling a little 'smoky' today.  ;)

Hope everyone's day is going well!  :D

Time for a change!!!  Feeling a little 'smoky' today.  ;)

Hope everyone's day is going well!  :D___

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2015-04-20 14:13:36 (17 comments, 13 reshares, 272 +1s)Open 

West Texas Paradise

For the first time since I moved here, I went out and shot a sunset.  I haven't been feeling very inspired as I miss the mountains and the desert that Tucson is.  I have to admit though, there are some really breathtakingly beautiful spots around here.  I am looking forward to finding more.

#Texas #WestTexas #sunset  #landscape #LandscapePhotography

#Throughtamseyes  

West Texas Paradise

For the first time since I moved here, I went out and shot a sunset.  I haven't been feeling very inspired as I miss the mountains and the desert that Tucson is.  I have to admit though, there are some really breathtakingly beautiful spots around here.  I am looking forward to finding more.

#Texas #WestTexas #sunset  #landscape #LandscapePhotography

#Throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-04-16 19:51:23 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 204 +1s)Open 

Tell Me Who You're Thinking Of

Week 13

This one is #LyricallyInspired ... And I hope you like the song I have associated it with.

Song: Lights by Battle Me And The Forest Rangers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HhBDnP0mT0

Lyrics:

I see you out there on the wall
Say you'll jump instead of fall
Thinking this is all you are
Sinking ships 'n' shooting stars_
Saying this is who we are

Tell me who you're thinking of
Out there beyond us all
Taking pictures on the wall
With heavy hands and static balls
Saying this is who we are

https://flic.kr/p/sa9kJU

#throughtamseyes  

Tell Me Who You're Thinking Of

Week 13

This one is #LyricallyInspired ... And I hope you like the song I have associated it with.

Song: Lights by Battle Me And The Forest Rangers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HhBDnP0mT0

Lyrics:

I see you out there on the wall
Say you'll jump instead of fall
Thinking this is all you are
Sinking ships 'n' shooting stars_
Saying this is who we are

Tell me who you're thinking of
Out there beyond us all
Taking pictures on the wall
With heavy hands and static balls
Saying this is who we are

https://flic.kr/p/sa9kJU

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-04-16 15:53:44 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

CONTEST CONTEST CONTEST!!!

Did I get your attention?  LOL!!  So this is a +ViewBug - Photo Contests contest that ends in three days and yours truly is the judge!  So go check it out and if you have some wet surface photos - SUBMIT THEM!!!  The prize is a Fisheye Wide Angle lens!  (I'll be honest... kind of wish I could join the contest myself!)

#contest   #viewbug   #throughtamseyes  

CONTEST CONTEST CONTEST!!!

Did I get your attention?  LOL!!  So this is a +ViewBug - Photo Contests contest that ends in three days and yours truly is the judge!  So go check it out and if you have some wet surface photos - SUBMIT THEM!!!  The prize is a Fisheye Wide Angle lens!  (I'll be honest... kind of wish I could join the contest myself!)

#contest   #viewbug   #throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-04-13 19:19:53 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 245 +1s)Open 

The One You Need

Week 12

I am slowly, very slowly, catching back up on my 52 weeks project.  Hopefully, I will have a second one later this week and then I will be only 2 weeks behind instead of 3.  LOL!!

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The One You Need

Week 12

I am slowly, very slowly, catching back up on my 52 weeks project.  Hopefully, I will have a second one later this week and then I will be only 2 weeks behind instead of 3.  LOL!!

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2015-04-07 12:59:24 (35 comments, 7 reshares, 242 +1s)Open 

Find Your Sparkles

You know... I am beginning to think I really am on some sort of blacklist.  I don't see many things in my stream anymore.  I miss COUNTLESS posts and when I refresh it in the morning from overnight, guess what?!  THE SAME POSTS FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE ARE SITTING AT THE TOP OF MY STREAM!!!  Do you know how frustrating that is?!  I have over 2k (I think over 3k actually?) people circled.  I should be getting all sorts of interesting posts in my stream.  But no.  I get repeats over and over because my stream is not showing anything new. 

And I know the same thing is happening to others.  I am so frustrated with how low my viewership/engagement is.  I've tried everything I can think of.  Sigh.  Maybe Google+ really is dying.  :(  

#TakeBackTheStream   #IsGooglePlusDying  

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Find Your Sparkles

You know... I am beginning to think I really am on some sort of blacklist.  I don't see many things in my stream anymore.  I miss COUNTLESS posts and when I refresh it in the morning from overnight, guess what?!  THE SAME POSTS FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE ARE SITTING AT THE TOP OF MY STREAM!!!  Do you know how frustrating that is?!  I have over 2k (I think over 3k actually?) people circled.  I should be getting all sorts of interesting posts in my stream.  But no.  I get repeats over and over because my stream is not showing anything new. 

And I know the same thing is happening to others.  I am so frustrated with how low my viewership/engagement is.  I've tried everything I can think of.  Sigh.  Maybe Google+ really is dying.  :(  

#TakeBackTheStream   #IsGooglePlusDying  

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-04-03 13:02:35 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 177 +1s)Open 

Disillusion

Week 11

I am so far behind... I believe I am 3 weeks behind now.  The move definitely threw my game off and now I have some serious catching up to do.

Anyone still on Flickr => https://flic.kr/p/rDuBCe

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Disillusion

Week 11

I am so far behind... I believe I am 3 weeks behind now.  The move definitely threw my game off and now I have some serious catching up to do.

Anyone still on Flickr => https://flic.kr/p/rDuBCe

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-04-01 13:29:20 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  









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#WordlessOnWednesday  









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2015-03-31 13:59:27 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

Pray

For right now, I am posting photos that I have taken in the last month or so...because I am super far behind on my 52 weeks project because of our move.  Ugh.  I want to catch up on it, but I am feeling a little uninspired.  :(  So...if you have any ideas or thoughts on getting reinspired, please feel free to share!  I could use the help.

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Pray

For right now, I am posting photos that I have taken in the last month or so...because I am super far behind on my 52 weeks project because of our move.  Ugh.  I want to catch up on it, but I am feeling a little uninspired.  :(  So...if you have any ideas or thoughts on getting reinspired, please feel free to share!  I could use the help.

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-03-30 13:13:30 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 185 +1s)Open 

Chaos' Beginning

This was taken last summer.  I know I will miss these storms and chasing them all over southern Arizona, but I am looking forward to the different types of storms that are around west Texas.  It will be something new and exciting to see and photograph.

Most of my lightning photos are named after god/goddess mythology and this one is no different.  Chaos is the nothingness from which all else sprang and she also represented the lower atmosphere which surrounded the earth.

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Chaos' Beginning

This was taken last summer.  I know I will miss these storms and chasing them all over southern Arizona, but I am looking forward to the different types of storms that are around west Texas.  It will be something new and exciting to see and photograph.

Most of my lightning photos are named after god/goddess mythology and this one is no different.  Chaos is the nothingness from which all else sprang and she also represented the lower atmosphere which surrounded the earth.

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-03-27 13:56:28 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 134 +1s)Open 

Two To Tango

Happy #FloralFriday  everyone!!!  It has been a long, LONG time since I participated or curated this theme.  Things have been so busy around my life that I haven't even shot flowers in a long time.  I figured this one would be perfect for today.

Don't forget, the #FloralFriday  theme is curated by myself, +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman, and +Kiki Nelson...though I know those three have done way more than I lately.  And thank you immensely to them and to everyone who participates!!

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Two To Tango

Happy #FloralFriday  everyone!!!  It has been a long, LONG time since I participated or curated this theme.  Things have been so busy around my life that I haven't even shot flowers in a long time.  I figured this one would be perfect for today.

Don't forget, the #FloralFriday  theme is curated by myself, +Eustace James, +Beth Akerman, and +Kiki Nelson...though I know those three have done way more than I lately.  And thank you immensely to them and to everyone who participates!!

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-03-26 12:54:46 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

Kiss Me, Baby

So... I even got to see +Amy Heiden before I left Arizona!  She flew in for a last minute workshop and, of course, we had to get together!  We went out to the Desert Museum with my kiddos and had fun checking out as many of the animals as possible.  

We might have even dropped a Barbie into the porcupine cage - NOT ON PURPOSE!  Actually, it was my youngest and the cries could be heard all the way up to the office.  Fortunately, they were able to rescue Barbie and save the day.  ;)

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Kiss Me, Baby

So... I even got to see +Amy Heiden before I left Arizona!  She flew in for a last minute workshop and, of course, we had to get together!  We went out to the Desert Museum with my kiddos and had fun checking out as many of the animals as possible.  

We might have even dropped a Barbie into the porcupine cage - NOT ON PURPOSE!  Actually, it was my youngest and the cries could be heard all the way up to the office.  Fortunately, they were able to rescue Barbie and save the day.  ;)

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-03-25 13:15:12 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

Come A Little Closer

Well, we made it to Texas on Saturday, got the kiddos to their new school on Monday and are waiting on the rest of our stuff to get here today.  Then, the real unpacking begins.  O_O

This is one of the last images I captured in Arizona, when +Christina Lawrie came down to visit for one last time before we had to leave.  

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Come A Little Closer

Well, we made it to Texas on Saturday, got the kiddos to their new school on Monday and are waiting on the rest of our stuff to get here today.  Then, the real unpacking begins.  O_O

This is one of the last images I captured in Arizona, when +Christina Lawrie came down to visit for one last time before we had to leave.  

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-03-17 15:29:06 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 211 +1s)Open 

Long Goodbye

Week 10

This week, we are moving from Arizona.  We head back to Texas after almost 10 years of living in the desert.  

The desert is my home.  I was born and raised in the the high desert of New Mexico and when we had the opportunity to move here in May of 2005, it was my dream come true. 

I have born two of my three living children here and lost one.  We found a great house in a great neighborhood, a really awesome school for my children, and lots of new friends. And the storm chasing... Oh how I love thee.  LOL!  If it wasn't for Tucson, I wouldn't have began my storm chasing journey, that will continue in tornado country.

It is hard to close this chapter of our life.  So many things have happened.  But, a new adventure awaits us and I am excited for the next step.

This is the Rattlesnake Bridge inTucson..... more »

Long Goodbye

Week 10

This week, we are moving from Arizona.  We head back to Texas after almost 10 years of living in the desert.  

The desert is my home.  I was born and raised in the the high desert of New Mexico and when we had the opportunity to move here in May of 2005, it was my dream come true. 

I have born two of my three living children here and lost one.  We found a great house in a great neighborhood, a really awesome school for my children, and lots of new friends. And the storm chasing... Oh how I love thee.  LOL!  If it wasn't for Tucson, I wouldn't have began my storm chasing journey, that will continue in tornado country.

It is hard to close this chapter of our life.  So many things have happened.  But, a new adventure awaits us and I am excited for the next step.

This is the Rattlesnake Bridge in Tucson... I wish I had come here more often.  It is pretty amazing.

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2015-03-12 17:45:47 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 188 +1s)Open 

A Little Sunshine

After a very 'rainy' day on Tuesday and the photo that came from it on Wednesday...

Today has a bit more sunshine in it.  (Even though it is actually cloudy... ;) ).

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A Little Sunshine

After a very 'rainy' day on Tuesday and the photo that came from it on Wednesday...

Today has a bit more sunshine in it.  (Even though it is actually cloudy... ;) ).

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2015-03-11 13:42:15 (49 comments, 6 reshares, 229 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  







(week 9)

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https://flic.kr/p/qCqiMa

#wordlessonwednesday  







(week 9)

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2015-03-04 16:15:08 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 142 +1s)Open 

Finding A Way

I found this while walking the dogs on our way back from our Texas trip. Just a small patch of plants growing through some asphalt.

They made me stop and think for a minute, about how my husband is living in Texas and the kiddos and I are in Arizona. Somehow, just like these little plants pushing through asphalt, we are finding a way to keep going, growing and thriving.

I know that these plants will be stronger than ones grown in sand because of the adversary. Just like myself and my family.

If anyone is over at Instagram, I'm over there too!! I am @tama_tee. I typically don't put my cell phone pics here - they are usually at Instagram along with behind the scenes photos. I would love to see you there too!

#throughtamseyes #notsowordlessonwednesday

Finding A Way

I found this while walking the dogs on our way back from our Texas trip. Just a small patch of plants growing through some asphalt.

They made me stop and think for a minute, about how my husband is living in Texas and the kiddos and I are in Arizona. Somehow, just like these little plants pushing through asphalt, we are finding a way to keep going, growing and thriving.

I know that these plants will be stronger than ones grown in sand because of the adversary. Just like myself and my family.

If anyone is over at Instagram, I'm over there too!! I am @tama_tee. I typically don't put my cell phone pics here - they are usually at Instagram along with behind the scenes photos. I would love to see you there too!

#throughtamseyes #notsowordlessonwednesday___

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2015-03-02 15:03:36 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 177 +1s)Open 

Blow

Week 8

We went to Texas this weekend to visit my husband and of course... It snowed.  Here we are, coming from Tucson where it was mid-70's, into Texas where it was snowing and freezing.  Yes, this desert rat was COLD!!

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https://flic.kr/p/r9G6mw

Blow

Week 8

We went to Texas this weekend to visit my husband and of course... It snowed.  Here we are, coming from Tucson where it was mid-70's, into Texas where it was snowing and freezing.  Yes, this desert rat was COLD!!

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https://flic.kr/p/r9G6mw___

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2015-02-24 14:02:08 (22 comments, 5 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

Salvation

Week 7

I am still a week behind but at least it hasn't grown to two weeks.  LOL!  I am hoping, again, to try and catch back up this week, but we will see.


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https://flic.kr/p/r4mCZ1

Salvation

Week 7

I am still a week behind but at least it hasn't grown to two weeks.  LOL!  I am hoping, again, to try and catch back up this week, but we will see.


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https://flic.kr/p/r4mCZ1___

2015-02-20 21:54:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Added photos to February Self Portrait Challenge: Love Is....

Added photos to February Self Portrait Challenge: Love Is....___

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2015-02-19 16:11:44 (25 comments, 8 reshares, 235 +1s)Open 

All Lines Lead To Twirls

I took this back in Sept of 2011 and when I processed it then, it became a gorgeous black and white.  Well, I thought I might see what else this photo could be.  

I am not sure which one I prefer...  What do you think?

Link to original post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107494834634231938072/posts/CPmbeVw7Egy


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All Lines Lead To Twirls

I took this back in Sept of 2011 and when I processed it then, it became a gorgeous black and white.  Well, I thought I might see what else this photo could be.  

I am not sure which one I prefer...  What do you think?

Link to original post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107494834634231938072/posts/CPmbeVw7Egy


#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-02-17 14:12:58 (29 comments, 5 reshares, 239 +1s)Open 

Barely Hanging On

Week 6

So this weekend, we went to NM to see my husband off.  He moved to Texas and we will join him there in a month.  In the meantime, we will be packing up our house - well, I will be packing up the house with some help from my slave labor kiddos.  

This is the first time we have been apart for this long since we got married 14 years ago.  It has been rough so far and I miss his company terribly.  

#throughtamseyes  

https://flic.kr/p/renjot

Barely Hanging On

Week 6

So this weekend, we went to NM to see my husband off.  He moved to Texas and we will join him there in a month.  In the meantime, we will be packing up our house - well, I will be packing up the house with some help from my slave labor kiddos.  

This is the first time we have been apart for this long since we got married 14 years ago.  It has been rough so far and I miss his company terribly.  

#throughtamseyes  

https://flic.kr/p/renjot___

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2015-02-11 13:50:53 (17 comments, 6 reshares, 261 +1s)Open 

Sunny Day Rain

Week 5

Still a week behind... hopefully, I will get it caught up this week.

https://flic.kr/p/r94QPb

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Sunny Day Rain

Week 5

Still a week behind... hopefully, I will get it caught up this week.

https://flic.kr/p/r94QPb

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