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Karen Hutton has been at 32 events

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Karen Hutton1,849,043*I'm broadcasting LIVE from my very first photography show in Truckee, CA!* Along with hangout mates @112604879662105464702 @108705174211639807508 @109187026428012507334 and @110334215429099763864 we'll be talking about... _Getting your work out there_... _is print dead_... _why do a show_... _bringing your artistic vision to the world_... _what the heck *is* a Coffeebar?_ Who knows what ELSE we'll get into! I'll show you the venue - the photos and bring you to the Sierra Nevada mountains from around the world!  We'll be joined by a couple of surprise guests - and if all goes well, wind it all up with live music from an awesome band called Drop Theory! And if you miss the live 'cast... why, I'll post the recording of course. :DLIVE From Coffeebar in Truckee, California!2014-07-20 02:00:0070  
Verizon2,079,183We’ve seen the future of mobile photography, and it looks beautiful. Tune in to our live Hangout on 3/25 at 3pm ET for the inside scoop on what’s coming to Verizon’s superfast 4G LTE network. Send in your questions with #HTCOneHangout .   Hosted by @112604879662105464702, @112471890387110967375, @112053177074571305383  and @102935018373310351741.Next-Level Mobile Photography2014-03-25 20:00:00150  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,797*The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with @115105647022907007398  @108805430409141907975 @118036378782834084572 and me!*  Feb 10, 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET As we march toward opening the doors to www.TheArcanum.com, you're invited to participate in this special event just for our community! Through participating in this event our community will get a taste of The Arcanum Experience: Learning through constructive critiques, which is just one of the many things that happen inside the hallowed magical doors! The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over event is a Google+ Hangout On Air, open to the public, scheduled for Monday February 10th at 7pm. *To Participate:* You must submit a single candidate photo by Sunday, February 9th to be considered for the random selection.  You can submit any photo to The Arcanum Google+ page at @111508817579086020312 . Since you already applied to The Arcanum - we truly hope you'll submit a photo to be critiqued. If not, no worries at all!   Either way, you can watch the live event! :) And if you're wondering when the doors will officially open for The Arcanum, the answer is as soon as magically possible!  We're doing a test run right now with all the Masters to work out any kinks.  Also, we are a _bit_ (!!) overloaded with Apprentice applications, so it will take a while to ramp up.  It may be a good opportunity for you to pop over and update your application at www.TheArcanum.com ! Thank you!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with Rick Sammon, Varina Patel, Dave Cross, and me!2014-02-11 04:00:00904  
Frederick Van Johnson627,496Watch live as I interview "photopreneur" +Trey Ratcliff about his newest project — The Arcanum, Magical Academy of Artistic Mastery. http://www.TheArcanum.com We'll be diving into what this project is all about, who it's for, what does it cost, how is it different... pretty much everything.  If you're curious and have questions about this new project, be sure to watch live. We'll be taking viewer questions DURING the hangout.TWiP Interviews: Trey Ratcliff — The Arcanum EXPOSED!2013-12-04 01:00:00241  
The Weather Channel3,363,146*Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!* Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe. We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. *Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19.* You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday. A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page. Note: *Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be considered* We hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below. *HANGOUT SCHEDULE* 1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist). *Guests will include:* Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa  *HOA video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz6Zyz5FT-A 2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ET *Guests will include:* Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young   *HOA Video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqgUGb0th_ASunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001294  
Camfed651,199Join our special guests for a live Hangout on Air hosted by Camfed to discuss why girls' education matters, and to learn more about Camfed's work in the field and what you can do to help. Our guests include: - Faith Nkala is Deputy Executive Director and Head of Impact for Camfed Zimbabwe. Faith is proud to have grown from being a beneficiary of Camfed’s programs to a leader and role model. Faith Nkala knows the enormous hurdles that girls from poor rural families face; her life bears testimony to the transformative power of education. She has previously spoken on high profile platforms including a plenary session at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford. - Brooke Hutchinson joined Camfed International in July 2004, and went on to establish Camfed USA's office in San Francisco in 2006. Brooke has represented Camfed at national and international-level forums including the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, and the Clinton Global Initiative. She works closely with Camfed’s team internationally to manage relationships with corporate, individual and foundation donors, and leads Camfed’s pro bono relationships with US firms specializing in law, communications and technology. Prior to joining Camfed in 2004, Brooke studied in Kenya, and conducted field research in The Gambia with the UK Medical Research Council. Brooke holds a BA in Anthropology and Biology from the University of Colorado and an MPhil in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge - Ross Kauffman is the director, producer, cinematographer and co-editor of BORN INTO BROTHELS, winner of the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Other projects include award-winning feature documentary In A Dream (Executive Producer) and Academy Award nominated Postergirl (Consulting Producer). In 2001, Kauffman formed Red Light Films, a New York based production company specializing in narrative and documentary films. Currently, he is working on a variety of projects including; E-TEAM, a documentary feature about three intrepid human rights workers for which he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant; WAIT FOR ME, a short documentary chronicling the story of a mother’s spiritual and emotional search for her son who went missing twenty-three years ago; and BOY BOY GIRL GIRL; a comedic narrative feature film about a gay couple trying to adopt a newborn baby from a drug-addicted pregnant woman and her abusive girlfriend. - Jenny Perlman Robinson is a nonresident fellow with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, where her work focuses on promoting access to quality education for children and young people in developing countries. Previously, Jenny managed the Women’s Refugee Commission’s work on education and youth. Prior to joining the Women’s Refugee Commission in 2003, Jenny worked on issues of women’s empowerment, human rights and development with other non-governmental organizations, the United Nations anA Hangout On Air on Girls' Education hosted by Camfed2013-08-26 18:00:00177  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,797*Show #84: Reviewing the NEW SmugMug featuring +Thomas Hawk  +Don MacAskill  +Chris MacAskill +Karen Hutton  +Karen Hutton  (TUESDAY 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)* New SmugMug? Whatwhatwhat???  When it is announced (same day!), I'll have to update my old, tired SmugMug Review at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/smugmug-review/  !  We all WONDER what the Newness will look like, so why not get together a great group of people to talk about it??  In fact, I moved the normal show one day forward so that everyone could see the big announcement before the show.  And yes, we'll be taking LIVE QUESTIONS during the show using the new Hangouts-on-Air questions interface.Show #84: Reviewing the NEW SmugMug featuring Thomas Hawk, The MacAskills, Karen Hutton++ (TUESDAY 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-07-31 04:00:00275  
SmugMug46,986Dear SmugMug Photographer, In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California. Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, @116570889542655364711. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002. We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it. Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement! http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug @114957514313448364645 & @116570889542655364711  Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00289  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,797Join us for a fun show about *Common Photography Mistakes*. No matter your skill level we've all made some silly mistakes in the past (and continue to make them occasionally!). We'll talk about how to avoid the most common pitfalls and how to fix them in post-processing if they did happen. We'll also here the guest's most embarrassing photography moment and their G+ photographer discoveries. This week our guests are +Karen Hutton, +Lisa Donchak, +Peter Giordano, +James Brandon, +Laurie Rubin, +Lorenzo Montezemolo and +Curtis Simmons.  Note: This is an online show broadcast live here on G+ and StuckInCustoms.com. You can check your local event time here: http://goo.gl/3KALs *SHARE YOUR STORY!* Share your most common photography mistake or embarrassing photography moment in the comments below. We'll pick our favorite one and invite you to join us as a special guest for the show!Trey's Variety Hour - Common Photography Mistakes - Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-07-23 04:00:00466  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,797*Sony NEX vs. Nikon DSLR - Live Interview for This Week in Photography with Live Audience Questions in the new Google Hangouts!* When:  Friday, 3 PM PT, 6 PM ET.  (or check the event time for YOUR local time!) @112604879662105464702  from TWIP will be interviewing me and we'll be taking live questions through the new Google+ Hangout feature.  This interview is in relation to the results of The China Experiment, where I dumped my Nikon for the Sony.  You can read more about it here http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2013/05/09/the-china-experiment-dumping-nikon-for-sony/  (at least, until I publish the final analysis, which I will shortly before the interview). If you haven't used the new Live Questions feature wit Hangouts, this is a great chance.  It's really easy and fun... you can ask me anything... even "beginner" questions are just fine - this will be a blast! :)Sony NEX vs. Nikon DSLR - Live Interview on This Week in Photography - Live Questions accepted!2013-07-06 00:00:00482  
Virtual Photo Walks™5,181,294+Karen Hutton will be doing a +Virtual Photo Walks™ in San Francisco. Karen and some friend will be showing us the same general area that +Trey Ratcliff will be walking in real life later that same day. If you're in the San Francisco area connect with Trey and everyone else and a photo walk that will fun for sure. It you're not in the San Francisco area please feel free and join us for this +Virtual Photo Walks™ with +Karen Hutton . +Karen Hutton has done many +Virtual Photo Walks™ for our community in the past and they are some of the best virtual FUN you can have.  SPECIAL NOTE: +Karen Hutton will do her best to join +Trey Ratcliff for his photo walk in real life later that same day if all of the technology, signal strength and bandwidth in the San Francisco area is good. *It will be a fun day for sure.* +Karen Hutton walk start at 7:00 PM est +Trey Ratcliff walk will start at approximately 8:30 PM est *WATCH VIRTUAL PHOTO WALKS LIVE* *Watch it LIVE here:* http://www.youtube.com/user/virtualphotowalks/live Please note: 1.) If +Virtual Photo Walks™ hangout on air is *NOT LIVE* this link will bring you to the Virtual Photo Walks YouTube Channel. 2.) If +Virtual Photo Walks™  hangout on air *IS LIVE* you will see the live broadcast. 3.) There may be a short delay from when the hangout on air goes live to when it is view able on the YouTube Channel. Please be patient and *enjoy the FUN!*.  #virtualphotowalks   #virtualphotowalk   #photowalk   #SanFrancisco   #KarenHutton   #TreyRatcliff  Karen Hutton Virtual Photo Walks2013-05-15 01:00:00105  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,797*Meeting Time:*  5:30 PM PT on May 14 *Meeting/Starting Location:*  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls  *Route Map:* http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9  *Ending Location:*  Union Square on the Geary Street Side *Hashtag:*   #GlassPhotoWalk   *How to Win Google Glass:*  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for @118191303233704861327 to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number!  Join @104987932455782713675 and @105237212888595777019 for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you! *The Plan*: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan: - _Focus on PhotoWalkers:_  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative! - _Photo Lessons_ - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera. - _Need Photo Advice_ - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help! - _Sharing_ - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with #GlassPhotowalk    We'll have a TON more details soon...  this will be a great celebration of photography! *Watch Live:* Can't make it?  @112471890387110967375 will be hosting a @106837773805813749834 session.  I'll share it live to my stream too! *What to Bring:* Any camera will do - from a mobile phone to a big DSLR.  It's all good! :) *Party Mode:* Put your Android or iPhone into Party Mode for the event! This means photos you take will be auto-uploaded to the event! Just see this video at http://goo.gl/VA858 in case you don't know how to do this.Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001372  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,797This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00773  
Google Local San Francisco877,760*RSVP:* http://goo.gl/hl4Gj Join us for an exclusive sneak peek, behind the scenes at the legendary FourBarrel Coffee Roasters. Fall in love with coffee all over again as we learn about the practice of crafting this classic brew, from farm to filter. Rendezvous at 6:30pm on April 18th for a one hour tour and tasting where you'll get to mingle with the experts, get a glimpse of the action, and even take a bag home with you. *Be sure to RSVP as there's only room for 10. First come, first served and we'll let you know as soon as we've confirmed you're up to date on your reviews.* — http://goo.gl/hl4Gj Remember that Power User Events are ONLY for our most active Google+ Local users (those who have and continue to write a large number of high quality reviews), so get writing if you've been off your game, and we'll see you at FourBarrel!Power User Exclusive: FourBarrel Coffee Roastery Tour2013-04-18 18:30:0027  
Drink And Click™ SF531Wow, you know you are having an awesome month of special guests when you need not one, but TWO Drink and Clicks to fit them all in! I have just received word that +Elia Locardi and his wife  +Naomi Locardi  from http://www.blamethemonkey.com/, AND +Brian Matiash  will BOTH be in town this week! Now this is a trifecta of awesomeness! So to celebrate, we will be taking them out in one of the most fun and diverse sections of San Francisco...North Beach! Chinatown, Portsmouth Square Plaza, Washington Square, St. Peter's and Pauls Church....the shooting possibilities are endless. It also doesn't hurt that this neighborhood has plenty of great bars and cafes to socialize in. I will work on a updated itinerary this weekend. But this much I know. We are meeting at Vesuvio Cafe at  255 Columbus at 5:00PM. PLEASE BRING CASH IF YOU ARE GOING TO ORDER A DRINK! We will be there until a little after 6:15, when we will take off and walk the streets to get the great light. Afterwards, who knows...more drinking and of course more clicking!  So come on SF Bay Area Photogs. Let's welcome +Brian Matiash +Elia Locardi and +Naomi Locardi to SF! (BTW, this is the FIRST time the Locardis have been to SF, so let's get a great big turnout and show them how we do it.) Thanks +Chris Chabot for the awesome cover photo!  Event Organized By +Robyn Chau +Tony Eckersley and +Michael Bonocore  #DrinkAndClickSF   #Photography  Drink And Click SF - Blame The Monkey And #BMash Edition2013-03-27 17:00:0068  
Virtual Photo Walks™5,181,294+Virtual Photo Walks™ - Roaring Camp Railroad  +Karen Hutton will be doing a* +Virtual Photo Walks™ . For those who went last year, +Barry Blanchard will be spending more time up at Roaring Camp Railroad. Its all connected, in case you didn't know. Their narrow gauge steam train will be heating up and getting ready for its departure starting at noon. Comfy shoes, layers of clothing,wide angle lenses as well as shorter telephotos will all be in use here. Of course macro in the forest is a lot of fun... as well as lots of great shots to be had with a camera phone. Hashtag for this event: #SantaCruz2013 Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. http://VirtualPhotoWalks.orgRoaring Camp Railroad with Karen Hutton2013-03-23 20:15:00104  
Ron Clifford2,916,667Join +Jan Kabili  and +Ron Clifford   as we once again bring you an informative, fun and interactive Show with our special Guest +Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie   .   Tonights event: Blyve Live Chat is here:http://goo.gl/eXR4M You Tube Channel: http://goo.gl/3wSBg I will be embedding the live stream right here in this event. "Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie is a Photographer, Videographer, and Graphic Artist working for a big international organization. 
He got addicted to Photoshop during the last millennium, started to learn it on its own, then discovered online communities where he begun to ask questions, and gradually started to answer them, to finally become moderator for photoshoptechniques.com and other dedicated forums. 
Now a moderator for Adobe Community Help; in the official AdobeForums (in both French and English) and in feedback.photoshop.com, he can get the pulse and solve the problems and answer the questions of the Photoshop community… He is also busy translating videos for tv.adobe.com and products in translate.adobe.com  All these contributions earned him the MVP moniker in the forums, and the Adobe Community Professional title. Pierre-Etienne is also an author for Video2Brain, writes for online and paper magazines, and tweets under the @sPECtre handle" Blyve Live Chat is here:http://goo.gl/eXR4M You Tube Channel: http://goo.gl/3wSBg I will be embedding the live stream right here in this event.The Photoshop Show 23 - with guest - Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie2013-01-23 03:00:0065  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,797We have a special show today!  You'll learn some tips from all kinds of authors, so be sure to watch.  Even better, we decided to make a special bundle at 50% off all their books!  You can get the whole Author Bundle at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/AuthorBundle  Here are the people joining me (and a the books included in the bundle!) - you can see more about them at www.Flatbooks.com ! Big World Little Lens - +Justin Balog     Diary Of A Body Painter - +Paul Roustan  Goals - +Christa Laser   I | We - +Karen Hutton  Killer Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Canon Camera - +Joseph Linaschke  Light Painted Night Photography - +Troy Paiva  The Beauty of Ambiguity - (me!)Live Photography Show - All Flatbooks.com Authors! (7PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-01-15 04:00:00192  
Ron Clifford2,916,667You are invited to watch and even participate in the live chat of this weeks episode of +The Photoshop Show  .  As always we will have some amazing panelists to keep the chatroom lively and to take any questions you might have.  I hear +Sandra Parlow and +Jason Joseph  will even be there!  +Jan Kabili  is away this week so my wonderful co-host will be non other than the amazing +Karen Hutton  ! This week I will be demonstrating how I arrive at the colorful and dynamic images in my "Intersections at the Speed of Life" series by walking you through the process from the  RAW captures to final file. Whats Covered?   Initial Lightroom adjustments, Exposure Fusion in Photomatix, Basic use of layers and masks in Photoshop, and final tweaks back in Lightroom. Looking forward to seeing you there!  Oh and do share, we really appreciate it! Live Chat http://goo.gl/ebPVI My Stream https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RonClifford/postsThe Photshop Show 22 - With Guest Ron Clifford2013-01-09 03:00:00113  
Virtual Photo Walks™5,181,294Christmas Lights World Tour December 15th 2012 will be an awesome day.  @106837773805813749834  will be in and out of hangouts all day doing Christmas Lights World Tour. @106837773805813749834   photographers will be showing our community, and veterans Christmas and Holiday Lights from their corner of the world.  We have partnered with @111457839887728165697  @107323726887023845557  and their volunteers to make this a magical day. Some @106837773805813749834  events during the day will be Hangout on Air some will be by invite. @107323726887023845557  and veterans are scheduled to join us between 12 (noon) and 1:30 est. We have also partnered with @112873520313436899309  and @103083353388507768122 . Performers will be joining us throughout the day to play a holiday song or two. And a special surprise visit from that jolly old man in a red suite . Our intent is to bring joy to people that have served and protected us over the years and now are not in a position to go out by themselves. "Walk The Walk For Those Who Can't". Please understand we will do our best to bring in as many performers as possible time allowing. Times to be somewhat flexible do to some national ceremonies we have schedule to cover.  A special surprise visit from that jolly old man in a red suite. cc @112471890387110967375 @108215644829092784557 @105718045706606975227 @106237174356318230057 @100274461999766001338 @103038287804535196503 @107707592416977920764 @102356002992627997696 @105602899824045433714 @103851629838958886416   Thank you in advance to all you do here on Google+. You are the best G+ friends one can ask for.Christmas Lights World Tour (Virtual Photo Walks)2012-12-15 13:30:00258  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,797A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00357  
Daria Musk3,765,217*You, Me & A LIttle Music History!* Join me - virtually - on November 29th for a very special live in-studio, interactive Hangout Concert from Times Square in New York City! *How To Join The Hangout!* ★ RSVP Right Here! ★ Circle @109766514680275896293  They're our gracious Hangout Hosts ★ Be a VIP by commenting below! I'll add you to my early-invite VIP circle! ★ We'll rotate the Hangout seats to get as many people in as possible! ★ Global Start Times: http://bit.ly/QbrDDv *Tell Me More...* I have a feeling this virtual, interactive, multi-dimensional concert will be another amazing night to remember and share together! We'll have cameras, lights, lots of songs and tons of action! This is the launch of a new series of Hangout Event Series by +Stonehenge NYC and I'll be singing and hanging with you from world-famous KMA Recording Studios where everyone from Whitney Houston, to Karmin to Jay-Z have laid down their tracks!  And our secret(ly awesome) undisclosed location has been revealed! It's The Brill Building - where hit songs have been written and recorded generation after generation. The walls are singing with music legends past and now you and me will be a part of it's storied history! Woop! :) *One More Surprise* is on the way... Something special for everyone joining the Hangout... I can't wait to light up New York City with you... More deets to come ;) XO, DariaDaria & You ★ In-Studio Concert From Times Square ★ Live At Stonehenge NYC2012-11-30 02:00:00380  
Elizabeth Hahn39,478WWPW with Catherine Hall in Golden Gate ParkWWPW GGP20122012-10-14 01:00:0060  
Thomas Hawk7,895,519The one and only @111863388502434056486 Guru @103519655975029093996 is coming to town and we are going to celebrate in style.  Join us on Thursday, October 11th for a special dinner / photowalk.   We are going to start the evening off at 5:30pm at Henry Hunan's on Sansome Street in San Francisco (note there are several Henry Hunan's, this is the one on Sansome in North Beach).  We'll enjoy some of San Francisco's best chinese food and then head up to go shoot the tallest building in SF, the Transamerica Building at sunset/dusk.  We'll shoot the building from the Montgomery Street overlook -- one of the best locations to shoot This iconic William Pereira spire from.   Afterwards we'll float around North Beach shooting more of the historic architecture and night life before ending up the night at Specs' Twelve Adler Museum for a few later evening adult beverages.   Specs' is a throwback to old school San Francisco that the SF Weekly describes as "one of the few bars left where you can ask for a martini and get a cold glass of gin and a little vermouth without having to answer a bunch of damn fool questions." Rumor has it the smoothest dude alive @101651096660571767183 will also be joining us from NYC and @105873814765821560444 will be up from Los Angeles.   What a great night for photography this will be.  Come on out for a great G+ Photography evening!A San Francisco Dinner/Photowalk with Gordon Laing2012-10-11 17:30:00136  
Karen Hutton1,849,043Yes it's true, my friends. Oct. 9th (TONIGHT) will be our very last show. We've LOVED bringing LIFE Through the Lens to you for nearly a year; it's been a deeply defining time for each of us. And now it's time to move onward. But first... we've decided it's time to throw a HUGE WRAP-UP PARTY and send this show off in a blaze of *inspired glory!!* (Hey, it's us - how could we do it any differently?) From the crew at @101457540902915376745: @108215644829092784557 @102384669117825357195 @117681034834791918293 @107494834634231938072 @116678377243407600427 and @107650451991930674897...  *THANK YOU* for taking this ride with us! It has been glorious.  So be ready! *Tonight, our guest will be @103857876783441100226* and oh yes - it will be BIG!! There are few people I know more full of energy, creativity, vision and life than Annette. And that's saying something! We'll be talking about her artist-to-photographer transition, the one concept her mentor taught her that has defined her entire career, the deeper meaning behind her fairytale image series, the humanitarian project of her heart and a whole bushel of inspiration for photographers and artists of all kinds!  Annette is THE PERFECT person to help us wind up a our wonderful show and send it off in a burst of inspiration! *Time:* 6pm PT / 9pm ET (Your World Time: http://goo.gl/l6Fpj) *Right here on my stream!* *Live YouTube:*   http://bit.ly/UlP3WL *Live Chat Room:*   http://bit.ly/RawW5E _Please share!_The final LIFE Through The Lens with special guest Annette Biggers2012-10-10 03:00:0087  
Karen Hutton1,849,043*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 03:00:00134  
Daria Musk3,765,217CAMPFIRE CONCERT ♨ SAT SEPT 22ND Let's sing farewell to summer and welcome fall together, around the campfire, around the world! KUMBAYA, BABY! We're taking the newest way of sharing back to it's oldest roots. Singing, stories, human connection, and s'mores. Ok maybe they didn't always have s'mores. ;)  Some great friends like @112471890387110967375 @115121555137256496805 @103765013042311928518 @103038287804535196503 @107158210554763556081 @112005390393978914665 and more are coming to share their own campfire-style songs, stories and games. We'll marathon, sing-a-long and rotate seats 'til the sun goes down. So grab some hot cocoa, flashlights, sleeping bags and come hang! _Comment below to let me know if you want a special early-invite or if you'd like to share something! We could use some good 'ol harmonica to set the mood!_  *XO, Daria*Campfire (Hangout) Concert!2012-09-22 22:00:00547  
Trey Ratcliff8,673,797Come subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/stuckincustoms to get it first! :) We'll be talking about Burning Man, sharing photos, and talking about the experience.  A few of the people joining me are @111003556598334391541 , @100968313568314999910 , @114998627715194061340 , @112471890387110967375 @112063946124358686266  and @103155291053045215105 Trey's Variety Hour #51 - Burning Man Photo Phest!2012-09-11 04:00:00123  
Karen Hutton1,849,043*With @105237212888595777019 on his way to Burning Man,*  @103155291053045215105 and I are once again filling in as hosts for *Trey's Variety Hour*!  Tonight we welcome @114056084994793924628 @108527329601014444443  @108215644829092784557  @106719979779567208605 and @108189587050871927619 to talk about *Photography, Relationships and Innovation at the Speed of Light*! *We'll chat about how ideas innovations are happening at lightning speed these days* and the role G+, other social media platforms are playing in this phenomena. We'll hear about some pretty cool developments in folks' lives as result of these new developments... what some of the problems are we face as artists... and share a few "takeaways" that we can all apply to our lives and experience here! It's a meaty topic... but knowing this crew, we'll laugh, we'll learn - and maybe even be surprised. By what... hey, I don't know. It's a surprise!! Join us tonight!Trey's Variety Hour #50... with Karen Hutton & Gino Barasa2012-08-28 04:00:0049  
Ron Clifford2,916,667Who's the most vibrant, versatile, vivacious photographer on G+? It's our featured guest on the next episode of @114084346097505894743  this coming Tuesday-- the talented @112471890387110967375! . Co-hosts  @115571998474046088312  and @108215644829092784557  invite you to tune in to the show at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT, Tuesday August 21 for a look behind the curtain at how Karen creates her scintillating photographs. Join us on Ron's G+ stream, http://bit.ly/NzZTrL  Chatroom is here: http://blyve.com/event/7e042f5024132a3449000000 our amazing panelists are @113977984500465768287  of @103211003560717503058 , and the oh so fun and talented @101437802758827481019 and our superwonderful, @114764567692252908296 .  Now that's a lineup of awesomesauce!!The Photoshop Show 142012-08-22 03:00:00114  
Karen Hutton1,849,043*Tonight's the night you won't want to miss!* @103155291053045215105 and me will be co-hosting for @105237212888595777019... who's off making top secret preparations for Burning Man. (I can just hear the mad scientist chortles from behind the closed lab doors!) *Where*: @105237212888595777019's stream, or right here on mine.  *When:* 7pm PT / 10pm ET... Your World Time: http://goo.gl/QV35v This evening Gino and I welcome @113464569897311842405 @108754876637319675927 @102811546740518776670 @108705174211639807508 @117681034834791918293 and @102384669117825357195, along with our super support stars @114092052797730247075 and @105248484118148978714 to talk about "Art, Inspiration & Point of View". It's going to be a wonderful revelation into some stunningly marvelous creative minds! Not unlike the photo above. HehHeh. "Welcommmmmme to the inner sanctum!" I hope you can join us! Trey's Variety Hour #49... with guest hosts Karen Hutton & Gino Barasa2012-08-21 04:00:0037  
Karen Hutton1,849,043Join @103155291053045215105 and myself as we take over the helm of @105237212888595777019's Variety Hour... TONIGHT! Find us here on my stream... or on @105237212888595777019's. Trey is winging his way to New York City as we speak - and asked us to take over. Temporarily! So tonight, we'll be welcoming @104987932455782713675 @100962871525684315897 @111402735079180150346 @110051675187410491718 @105248484118148978714 and the always marvelous @114092052797730247075 to the show. Since I was in Italy last week, Gino has largely put this one together... and what a fun one it is!  So grab some popcorn, a tall cold one - and come on over!!*Trey's Variety Hour #48*... co-hosted by Gino Barasa and Me!2012-08-14 04:00:0021  

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2015-12-15 18:30:22 (42 comments; 75 reshares; 920 +1s)Open 

IMHO, there is nothing more gorgeous than Tahoe blue next to snow.

THIS is why I first bought an ND filter 3 years ago...what a blast to FINALLY have some white stuff to work with! (We literally lost winter the year I bought my first filter.)

This day:
Fuji X-T1/16-66mm lens
Lucroit filter holder
Lee Big Stopper

#landscapephotography   #winter   #laketahoe   #winterwonderland  

Most reshares: 75

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2015-12-15 18:30:22 (42 comments; 75 reshares; 920 +1s)Open 

IMHO, there is nothing more gorgeous than Tahoe blue next to snow.

THIS is why I first bought an ND filter 3 years ago...what a blast to FINALLY have some white stuff to work with! (We literally lost winter the year I bought my first filter.)

This day:
Fuji X-T1/16-66mm lens
Lucroit filter holder
Lee Big Stopper

#landscapephotography   #winter   #laketahoe   #winterwonderland  

Most plusones: 920

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2015-12-15 18:30:22 (42 comments; 75 reshares; 920 +1s)Open 

IMHO, there is nothing more gorgeous than Tahoe blue next to snow.

THIS is why I first bought an ND filter 3 years ago...what a blast to FINALLY have some white stuff to work with! (We literally lost winter the year I bought my first filter.)

This day:
Fuji X-T1/16-66mm lens
Lucroit filter holder
Lee Big Stopper

#landscapephotography   #winter   #laketahoe   #winterwonderland  

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2016-02-10 20:01:00 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 71 +1s)Open 

What's love got to do with it? EVERYTHING! 
Following the track of what you love most is key to finding your true voice in your art... and in your life!

That's what got me started on this whole 10-part series on my blog about Finding Your Artist's Voice. Today is Day 8: Shapes and Patterns. :D

Photo: Fuji X-T10, 60mm lens. 
New York City.

http://karenhutton.com/2016/02/finding-voice-day-8-shapes-patterns/

What's love got to do with it? EVERYTHING! 
Following the track of what you love most is key to finding your true voice in your art... and in your life!

That's what got me started on this whole 10-part series on my blog about Finding Your Artist's Voice. Today is Day 8: Shapes and Patterns. :D

Photo: Fuji X-T10, 60mm lens. 
New York City.

http://karenhutton.com/2016/02/finding-voice-day-8-shapes-patterns/___

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2016-02-10 17:03:27 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 114 +1s)Open 

Day 6 in my 10-day series called: Finding Your Voice... 10 Days, 10 Concepts To Help You Find Your Photographic Voice. 

Each day a new quality. 
This one's all about color. Making artistic/photographic decisions based upon the colors you love most can help strengthen your artistic voice and define your work as YOURS!

http://karenhutton.com/2016/02/finding-your-voice-day-6/

Day 6 in my 10-day series called: Finding Your Voice... 10 Days, 10 Concepts To Help You Find Your Photographic Voice. 

Each day a new quality. 
This one's all about color. Making artistic/photographic decisions based upon the colors you love most can help strengthen your artistic voice and define your work as YOURS!

http://karenhutton.com/2016/02/finding-your-voice-day-6/___

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2016-02-09 23:04:51 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 113 +1s)Open 

Day 7 in my "Finding Your Voice" series is alive and kicking right here: http://karenhutton.com/movement

In case you haven't heard, I'm doing a 10 Day series about "Finding Your Artistic Voice" over on my blog. Each day a different idea that builds upon the one before it. It's fun, simple and might just change the way you look at things!

Day 7 in my "Finding Your Voice" series is alive and kicking right here: http://karenhutton.com/movement

In case you haven't heard, I'm doing a 10 Day series about "Finding Your Artistic Voice" over on my blog. Each day a different idea that builds upon the one before it. It's fun, simple and might just change the way you look at things!___

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2016-02-08 03:52:42 (7 comments; 7 reshares; 98 +1s)Open 

Yay! Awesome, Lesley! Love this use of my photos for inspiration!

(From the totally free stock photos pack for social media you get when you sign up at www.karenhutton.com.)

#yoursoulsvoice  +Karen Hutton 

http://www.karenhuttonphotography.com/___Yay! Awesome, Lesley! Love this use of my photos for inspiration!

(From the totally free stock photos pack for social media you get when you sign up at www.karenhutton.com.)

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2016-02-07 20:35:24 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 133 +1s)Open 

Day 5 is live! (that rhymed. Heh.)

http://karenhutton.com/2016/02/finding-your-voice-day-5/

Day 5 is live! (that rhymed. Heh.)

http://karenhutton.com/2016/02/finding-your-voice-day-5/___

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2016-02-07 17:27:00 (15 comments; 19 reshares; 369 +1s)Open 

Here's an older image that I just recently processed. It's unbelievable how many of these I've got waiting! It's from 2013, taken with my Canon 5DIII... 2 cameras ago! And it's of a place that no longer exists; at least not in a form that provides awesome ice like this. Last year, they blasted through the mountain and re-routed the water.

Suddenly... this is a historical shot. Sigh.
The only constant in life really is change, isn't it?

One Last Tear
Floriston, CA 2013

Here's an older image that I just recently processed. It's unbelievable how many of these I've got waiting! It's from 2013, taken with my Canon 5DIII... 2 cameras ago! And it's of a place that no longer exists; at least not in a form that provides awesome ice like this. Last year, they blasted through the mountain and re-routed the water.

Suddenly... this is a historical shot. Sigh.
The only constant in life really is change, isn't it?

One Last Tear
Floriston, CA 2013___

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2016-02-06 20:17:34 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 113 +1s)Open 

Need a little inspiration? Day 4  in of my 10-Day series: "Finding Your Voice... 10 Days, 10 Concepts To Help You Find Your Photographic Voice" is new on my blog today! It's been really fun putting this together... some food for thought if you're an artist-type wanting to find your voice in your photography. ;)

This photo: Fuji X-T1, 16-55mm lens. 
Mont-St Michel, France on an awesome, stormy day.

http://bit.ly/1Ps3rqr

Need a little inspiration? Day 4  in of my 10-Day series: "Finding Your Voice... 10 Days, 10 Concepts To Help You Find Your Photographic Voice" is new on my blog today! It's been really fun putting this together... some food for thought if you're an artist-type wanting to find your voice in your photography. ;)

This photo: Fuji X-T1, 16-55mm lens. 
Mont-St Michel, France on an awesome, stormy day.

http://bit.ly/1Ps3rqr___

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2016-02-05 20:10:58 (7 comments; 6 reshares; 126 +1s)Open 

MEET ME AT JULIA'S HOUSE!!
THE ARTIST'S VOICE PHOTO RETREAT, May 5-8, 2016.
Location: La Pitchoune, Chateuneuf-de-Grasse, France. 

All the juicy details are right here:  http://eepurl.com/bPx8mn.

THE SHORT STORY: I get asked all the time when I'm going to start teaching. Well, after 40 years of teaching and coaching, I've been on hiatus. Enjoying life. Not telling anybody what to do. Knowing that the the right time and opportunity would undoubtedly present itself to dive in again. [Cue swan dive]. :D

IMAGINE:

* 4 days in Provence, France in the gorgeous month of May
* gourmet home-cooked meals, delicious wines, photo opps galore...
* experiencing the land, the people and the food of the South of France...
* WHILE STAYING AT JULIA CHILD'S HOUSE!!

La Pitchoune or&q... more »

MEET ME AT JULIA'S HOUSE!!
THE ARTIST'S VOICE PHOTO RETREAT, May 5-8, 2016.
Location: La Pitchoune, Chateuneuf-de-Grasse, France. 

All the juicy details are right here:  http://eepurl.com/bPx8mn.

THE SHORT STORY: I get asked all the time when I'm going to start teaching. Well, after 40 years of teaching and coaching, I've been on hiatus. Enjoying life. Not telling anybody what to do. Knowing that the the right time and opportunity would undoubtedly present itself to dive in again. [Cue swan dive]. :D

IMAGINE:

* 4 days in Provence, France in the gorgeous month of May
* gourmet home-cooked meals, delicious wines, photo opps galore...
* experiencing the land, the people and the food of the South of France...
* WHILE STAYING AT JULIA CHILD'S HOUSE!!

La Pitchoune or "La Peetch" as it's fondly called, was recently bought by Makenna Johnston​; visionary leader, business strategist and chef, who - BTW -  will also be with us at the retreat. I know Makenna as a sheer force of nature! She'll be sharing some of her expertise with us. 

Her story is remarkable and has generated a TON of attention and buzz in the past week.  Boston.com interviewed her: http://bit.ly/20LZ1Sz, so did Vogue.com:  http://bit.ly/1X8KlKW. The story has been trending at the top on FB for a couple of days. 

Here's a chance to not only see what all the fuss is about - but take your vision and photography to the next level while enjoying the incredible food, wine, sights and smells of Provence.

The emphasis of this retreat is developing your "Artist's Voice" as a photographer, in a land where people know that art comes from a life well-lived. And that a well-lived life is an art unto itself! 

I spell it all out in detail here: http://eepurl.com/bPx8mn. 

OUR TIME TOGETHER WILL INCLUDE: 

 * 4 days and nights at La Pitchoune, Julia Child's home in Chateuneuf-de-Grasse; 10 minutes from Grasse, 30 minutes from Cannes in Provence. 

* Instruction in a small group setting with me (photography) and Makenna Johnston (cooking, business), exploring local French culture and learning to tell the story of your experience visually and with emotion. 

* Daily photo walks with time to rest, relax by the pool, visit, ask questions and photograph on your own. 

* Two meals daily included, prepared by Chef Makenna. We will also dine locally in Grasse, for a local culinary experience of regional fare. Delicious food, yummy wines!

* We'll even have our own cooking class in Julia Child's kitchen! Then photograph our sumptuous repast, as part of our story. 

Here are some photos of La Pitchoune - and the nearby town of Grasse, the "perfume capital of the world."

EARLY BIRD COST: $2850, if paid in full by February 28, 2016. 
After that, the rate will be $3000.  

GROUP LIMITED TO 6-8 PEOPLE! A few spaces are still open. 

INTERESTED? Just say "Count me in!" in the comments below. (don't use the chat - I'll never see it!) I'll communicate privately with everyone who's interested and wants to know more!___

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2016-02-05 01:59:36 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 134 +1s)Open 

TODAY: Day 2 in my fun series: "Finding Your Voice… 10 Days, 10 Concepts To Help You Find Your Photographic Voice". 

There are alot of folks out there to help you figure out how to use your camera and process photos. But what about creating works (in art and in life) that bear the full glory of your one, true voice? Yeah. I like that topic. Alot. And that's what we're hacking into on my blog: http://karenhutton.com/2016/02/finding-your-voice-day-2/

TOMORROW: A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Oh my, it's a sweet, sweet thing! 
Tune in... I can't wait to share it!!

TODAY: Day 2 in my fun series: "Finding Your Voice… 10 Days, 10 Concepts To Help You Find Your Photographic Voice". 

There are alot of folks out there to help you figure out how to use your camera and process photos. But what about creating works (in art and in life) that bear the full glory of your one, true voice? Yeah. I like that topic. Alot. And that's what we're hacking into on my blog: http://karenhutton.com/2016/02/finding-your-voice-day-2/

TOMORROW: A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Oh my, it's a sweet, sweet thing! 
Tune in... I can't wait to share it!!___

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2016-02-03 23:37:35 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 110 +1s)Open 

On my blog: a 10-day series about Finding Your Artist's Voice!

Today: Day 1.

Sure, we're talking about photography... but its reach goes way beyond, into living a more awesome life! . I literally woke up today and decided it was time...

Thus begins a really fun journey! 

http://karenhutton.com/Voice1

On my blog: a 10-day series about Finding Your Artist's Voice!

Today: Day 1.

Sure, we're talking about photography... but its reach goes way beyond, into living a more awesome life! . I literally woke up today and decided it was time...

Thus begins a really fun journey! 

http://karenhutton.com/Voice1___

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2016-02-03 01:50:54 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 100 +1s)Open 

+Vassilis Tangoulis' work just blows me away!

___+Vassilis Tangoulis' work just blows me away!

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2016-02-03 01:49:30 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 105 +1s)Open 

Thank you for using this image to perfection, +Lauri Novak! And for quoting my soapbox blurt! Hehheh. You're the best!

From someone who inspires me on a daily basis!

Image & Quote by +Karen Hutton
Check out Karen's post and get your own Karen Hutton images to use for social media!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KarenHutton/posts/dFCurpscn9n

‪#‎yoursoulsvoice‬___Thank you for using this image to perfection, +Lauri Novak! And for quoting my soapbox blurt! Hehheh. You're the best!

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2016-02-02 22:24:09 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 274 +1s)Open 

One fine day by the lake and the pier turned my woes on their ear. 
Getting outside, taking trips, changing scenery, even just changing up your routine will definitely turn things around.. So...

HOW ABOUT THIS FOR A CHANGEUP:
I'm giving away a pack of stock photos - FREE! Nutty, right? Learn the whole rope-a-dope, why I'm doing it and what the plan is here: http://karenhutton.com/free-stock-photos/.

They're for subscribers only, BTW - but you can sign up at: www.karenhutton.com and become one!

WHAT'S MORE... in a couple of days I'm sending out an announcement about a CRAZY AWESOME event!!! There'll only be 6 or so spots available, with some cool pre-signup bonuses that'll go only to... you guessed it... my awesome subscribers.

And if you're already signed up? Hang onto your hats, baby... things are... more »

One fine day by the lake and the pier turned my woes on their ear. 
Getting outside, taking trips, changing scenery, even just changing up your routine will definitely turn things around.. So...

HOW ABOUT THIS FOR A CHANGEUP:
I'm giving away a pack of stock photos - FREE! Nutty, right? Learn the whole rope-a-dope, why I'm doing it and what the plan is here: http://karenhutton.com/free-stock-photos/.

They're for subscribers only, BTW - but you can sign up at: www.karenhutton.com and become one!

WHAT'S MORE... in a couple of days I'm sending out an announcement about a CRAZY AWESOME event!!! There'll only be 6 or so spots available, with some cool pre-signup bonuses that'll go only to... you guessed it... my awesome subscribers.

And if you're already signed up? Hang onto your hats, baby... things are about get FUNNN!!___

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2016-01-30 06:11:00 (22 comments; 16 reshares; 302 +1s)Open 

Audience... Lake Tahoe, NV

Just messing about... a 26 image panorama of Lake Tahoe.
One of my geekier creations!


Taken with my Fuji X-T1, 16-55mm lens
Really Right Stuff TV-24 tripod and PG-01 pano head. 
LucrOit filter holder and HiTech Firecrest ND filter.

Audience... Lake Tahoe, NV

Just messing about... a 26 image panorama of Lake Tahoe.
One of my geekier creations!


Taken with my Fuji X-T1, 16-55mm lens
Really Right Stuff TV-24 tripod and PG-01 pano head. 
LucrOit filter holder and HiTech Firecrest ND filter.___

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2016-01-22 01:41:39 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 114 +1s)Open 

New blog post today: http://karenhutton.com/youngerself. 

I was recently asked by www.UpWork.com if I'd be willing to write a piece about being an entrepreneur. Kind of a "Letter to My Younger Self". So I did.

By the time I was done, I actually felt inspired! Which was weird, because I was writing about stuff I had already learned and internalized, right? 

But what I learned in writing it is that I don't stop NEARLY often enough to acknowledge the amazing ride I'm on, or to pat myself on the back, or let myself be inspired EVEN MORE  by the things learned along the way. Instead, I tend to get so focused on what's next... the next deadline, item on the list, project, obligation, photo opp, etc. etc.... that I almost act like I don't know what I know. And the moment of Grace in between breaths gets shortened WAY too much. 
I... more »

New blog post today: http://karenhutton.com/youngerself. 

I was recently asked by www.UpWork.com if I'd be willing to write a piece about being an entrepreneur. Kind of a "Letter to My Younger Self". So I did.

By the time I was done, I actually felt inspired! Which was weird, because I was writing about stuff I had already learned and internalized, right? 

But what I learned in writing it is that I don't stop NEARLY often enough to acknowledge the amazing ride I'm on, or to pat myself on the back, or let myself be inspired EVEN MORE  by the things learned along the way. Instead, I tend to get so focused on what's next... the next deadline, item on the list, project, obligation, photo opp, etc. etc.... that I almost act like I don't know what I know. And the moment of Grace in between breaths gets shortened WAY too much. 

I'm betting that's true for alot of us! You know who I mean. Yes, YOU. [stares meaningfully in the general direction of you-who-know-who-you-are.]

Anyway, sharing it. I have a feeling I might return to this one over and over for my own reminders and inspiration! Hope you like it... ;)___

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2016-01-21 03:28:04 (9 comments; 5 reshares; 241 +1s)Open 

The ivory tower/resident icicle view...

The ivory tower/resident icicle view...___

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2016-01-19 17:38:31 (30 comments; 26 reshares; 396 +1s)Open 

I try to never take my eyes away from the light... I see it everywhere... and it shows me which way to face for optimal life-awesomeness.

It's just one of the many highly considerate things about Light. 

I try to never take my eyes away from the light... I see it everywhere... and it shows me which way to face for optimal life-awesomeness.

It's just one of the many highly considerate things about Light. ___

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2016-01-16 20:26:32 (23 comments; 22 reshares; 488 +1s)Open 

Nice ice, Baby. ;)

Nice ice, Baby. ;)___

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2016-01-14 00:50:02 (25 comments; 43 reshares; 605 +1s)Open 

This was the final photo I took in 2015. It was windy and absolutely FREEZING perched high atop that granite rock! It almost blew me off a couple of times... but didn't. 

This is one of my favorite spots, high atop Lake Tahoe. You can see forever! It always makes me feel like the conductor of some kind of earth, sky, water, clouds, global symphony.

The orchestra makes me swoon.

Fuji X-T1
10-24mm lens
+LucrOit filter holder
Lee Big Stopper
+Really Right Stuff tripod/ballhead. 

My gear? Oh that's all here: www.karenhutton.com/gear


#landscapephotography   #laketahoe   #sunset   #fujifilm  

This was the final photo I took in 2015. It was windy and absolutely FREEZING perched high atop that granite rock! It almost blew me off a couple of times... but didn't. 

This is one of my favorite spots, high atop Lake Tahoe. You can see forever! It always makes me feel like the conductor of some kind of earth, sky, water, clouds, global symphony.

The orchestra makes me swoon.

Fuji X-T1
10-24mm lens
+LucrOit filter holder
Lee Big Stopper
+Really Right Stuff tripod/ballhead. 

My gear? Oh that's all here: www.karenhutton.com/gear


#landscapephotography   #laketahoe   #sunset   #fujifilm  ___

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2016-01-12 21:39:31 (13 comments; 10 reshares; 197 +1s)Open 

I'll admit it. I've been in a bit of a funkity-funk. Hanging out in Funky Town. Doing the funky chicken. Not my favorite place to be. So I did what I try to remember to do whenever this happens... start writing down things I'm grateful for. Well, it went from 10, to 50 - then turned 100 things... and ended up being today's blog post.

I'll tell ya one thing... I feel a helluva lot better now! 
Which was the whole point. 
Ahhhhhh. 

And if you think this might help someone you know? Why share it! :)

http://karenhutton.com/2016/01/100-ways-to-be-grateful/

I'll admit it. I've been in a bit of a funkity-funk. Hanging out in Funky Town. Doing the funky chicken. Not my favorite place to be. So I did what I try to remember to do whenever this happens... start writing down things I'm grateful for. Well, it went from 10, to 50 - then turned 100 things... and ended up being today's blog post.

I'll tell ya one thing... I feel a helluva lot better now! 
Which was the whole point. 
Ahhhhhh. 

And if you think this might help someone you know? Why share it! :)

http://karenhutton.com/2016/01/100-ways-to-be-grateful/___

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2016-01-11 18:45:03 (12 comments; 21 reshares; 276 +1s)Open 

Here's a new one from one recent evening at Lake Tahoe. In fact, I decided to make a gallery for ALL my newest images right here: http://karenhutton.com/NEW. 
You'll always see the most recent stuff right there. Handy!


http://www.karenhuttonphotography.com/Portfolio/NEW/i-rBStmQD/A

Here's a new one from one recent evening at Lake Tahoe. In fact, I decided to make a gallery for ALL my newest images right here: http://karenhutton.com/NEW. 
You'll always see the most recent stuff right there. Handy!


http://www.karenhuttonphotography.com/Portfolio/NEW/i-rBStmQD/A___

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2016-01-10 02:21:32 (15 comments; 20 reshares; 410 +1s)Open 

A good way to begin a journey is on a sunny day, with puffy clouds smiling down on you, path well defined.

That way, later on when weather rolls in, skies darken and the path ISN'T so clear... you can remember this day and know that if it was clear once - it will be again.

Life Lesson #375

‪#‎fujifilmx_us‬ ‪#‎laketahoe‬ ‪#‎lifejourneys‬ ‪#‎california‬

A good way to begin a journey is on a sunny day, with puffy clouds smiling down on you, path well defined.

That way, later on when weather rolls in, skies darken and the path ISN'T so clear... you can remember this day and know that if it was clear once - it will be again.

Life Lesson #375

‪#‎fujifilmx_us‬ ‪#‎laketahoe‬ ‪#‎lifejourneys‬ ‪#‎california‬___

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2016-01-09 18:52:54 (18 comments; 8 reshares; 354 +1s)Open 

Been slackin' on my posting on account of being out doing this...wheee!!

Been slackin' on my posting on account of being out doing this...wheee!!___

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2016-01-07 02:50:39 (18 comments; 30 reshares; 460 +1s)Open 

The Quiet of Cold... Truckee, CA

When the moon is full, when everyone's home, when the home fires are crackling... it's story book time. 
Grab some hot cocoa (with or without peppermint schnapps), settle in and... "Once upon a time..."

Siiiiigh.

#truckee   #visittruckee   #moonlight   #landscapephotography   #visitcalifornia   #snow   #winter  

The Quiet of Cold... Truckee, CA

When the moon is full, when everyone's home, when the home fires are crackling... it's story book time. 
Grab some hot cocoa (with or without peppermint schnapps), settle in and... "Once upon a time..."

Siiiiigh.

#truckee   #visittruckee   #moonlight   #landscapephotography   #visitcalifornia   #snow   #winter  ___

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2016-01-05 02:56:57 (22 comments; 12 reshares; 338 +1s)Open 

THIS image, my friend, was taken with a Sony F717 back in 2001. Maybe 2002. I got all retrospectivey on my blog today: http://karenhutton.com/inmyblood, when I got to thinking about how technology in photography is not only outrageously awesome, but it basically gave me a big, fat second chance in life.

It's definitely glass 'o wine/cuppa tea reading... cause it's epic. Spans my history with the sport, which started in the late 1800's. In tech years... that's like a couple thousand years!

Even if you don't like to read... who can resist a 1959 Brownie camera commercial from the Ozzie and Harriett show? (done by Harriett herself)

Oh yes I did. 😜

THIS image, my friend, was taken with a Sony F717 back in 2001. Maybe 2002. I got all retrospectivey on my blog today: http://karenhutton.com/inmyblood, when I got to thinking about how technology in photography is not only outrageously awesome, but it basically gave me a big, fat second chance in life.

It's definitely glass 'o wine/cuppa tea reading... cause it's epic. Spans my history with the sport, which started in the late 1800's. In tech years... that's like a couple thousand years!

Even if you don't like to read... who can resist a 1959 Brownie camera commercial from the Ozzie and Harriett show? (done by Harriett herself)

Oh yes I did. 😜___

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2016-01-02 21:34:32 (24 comments; 12 reshares; 336 +1s)Open 

Family Portrait... Truckee, CA

Oh I do loves messing about with artification!  Sometimes it's just the way it looks to me right off the bat. Then it's satisfying to have it appear, in just that way. Ahhhhh.

Family Portrait... Truckee, CA

Oh I do loves messing about with artification!  Sometimes it's just the way it looks to me right off the bat. Then it's satisfying to have it appear, in just that way. Ahhhhh.___

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2016-01-01 08:46:36 (18 comments; 11 reshares; 310 +1s)Open 

The final hurrah from my deck just now. WooHoo!!

The final hurrah from my deck just now. WooHoo!!___

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2016-01-01 08:45:51 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 149 +1s)Open 

With gratitude and glorious wonder for 2016!
THANK YOU for making it an awesome year!


With gratitude and glorious wonder for 2016!
THANK YOU for making it an awesome year!
___

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2016-01-01 02:29:35 (18 comments; 6 reshares; 191 +1s)Open 

Merry, Happy... and if you're already there... welcome to the NEW YEAR!

We're right behind ya!

Merry, Happy... and if you're already there... welcome to the NEW YEAR!

We're right behind ya!___

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2015-12-31 19:04:36 (19 comments; 20 reshares; 288 +1s)Open 

2015 Best Nine on Instagram! (I'm @karenhutton)
I haven't been focusing on Instagram all that long, but it sure is fun!
In fact, I'm doing some mega cool stuff over there in 2016!

I'm @karenhutton over there... come follow me and you'll be in like Flynn for the big event. :) 

In the meantime, they do this cool collage of your top posts of the year... can't wait to see it this time next year!

#instagram   #2015bestnine  

2015 Best Nine on Instagram! (I'm @karenhutton)
I haven't been focusing on Instagram all that long, but it sure is fun!
In fact, I'm doing some mega cool stuff over there in 2016!

I'm @karenhutton over there... come follow me and you'll be in like Flynn for the big event. :) 

In the meantime, they do this cool collage of your top posts of the year... can't wait to see it this time next year!

#instagram   #2015bestnine  ___

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2015-12-30 20:10:06 (22 comments; 11 reshares; 356 +1s)Open 

Dusk. Snowing. Mysterious. The mighty forest reveals its secrets to very few. When it does, it usually does so in surprising ways.
I hear you wondering. 
I'll never tell.
It's a secret.
😉
#truckee‬   #forest   #snow    #blackandwhitephotography   #landscapephotography  

Dusk. Snowing. Mysterious. The mighty forest reveals its secrets to very few. When it does, it usually does so in surprising ways.
I hear you wondering. 
I'll never tell.
It's a secret.
😉
#truckee‬   #forest   #snow    #blackandwhitephotography   #landscapephotography  ___

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2015-12-30 07:26:27 (16 comments; 24 reshares; 362 +1s)Open 

Winter Lovin'... Donner Lake, CA
The best way to welcome the day is with your one true snow mate. 
Heh. 

#sunrisephotography   #snow   #truckee   #california  

Winter Lovin'... Donner Lake, CA
The best way to welcome the day is with your one true snow mate. 
Heh. 

#sunrisephotography   #snow   #truckee   #california  ___

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2015-12-29 00:45:34 (17 comments; 26 reshares; 379 +1s)Open 

Overlooking Life... Donner Summit, CA
I snowshoed up on Donner Summit a couple of weeks ago... it was so much fun to see how different everything looks in winter! (During the summer, this is one of my favorite hikes.)  As I suspected, all 3 of the little lakes that are strung like pearls along the path were frozen solid.

Sunset that night was simpler, quieter than the showy lightshows of summer... but still breathtaking in the way it made everything glow warm-against-cold. There's something about winter moments like this that make you contemplate. Feel a little freer and think better thoughts. 

Of course, then there's that return to civilization. Sigh. But that's the great thing about photos and art in general; they can take you "there" again. To places where you feel more YOU. More connected to The Awesome. It doesn't have to make sense toa... more »

Overlooking Life... Donner Summit, CA
I snowshoed up on Donner Summit a couple of weeks ago... it was so much fun to see how different everything looks in winter! (During the summer, this is one of my favorite hikes.)  As I suspected, all 3 of the little lakes that are strung like pearls along the path were frozen solid.

Sunset that night was simpler, quieter than the showy lightshows of summer... but still breathtaking in the way it made everything glow warm-against-cold. There's something about winter moments like this that make you contemplate. Feel a little freer and think better thoughts. 

Of course, then there's that return to civilization. Sigh. But that's the great thing about photos and art in general; they can take you "there" again. To places where you feel more YOU. More connected to The Awesome. It doesn't have to make sense to anyone else, or be explainable. It just has to BE... and work its magic on only you. 

#fujifilmx_us #donnersummit #truckee #california #winter #snow #be___

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2015-12-28 07:17:54 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 247 +1s)Open 

The epic Tahoe Queen.
She has a mighty chilly attitude, come winter.

 #fujifilmx_us #laketahoe #visitca #california #snow #winter #artification

The epic Tahoe Queen.
She has a mighty chilly attitude, come winter.

 #fujifilmx_us #laketahoe #visitca #california #snow #winter #artification___

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2015-12-27 09:07:39 (10 comments; 9 reshares; 327 +1s)Open 

Bateau Ivre... Paris, France
Midnight-ish, on one delightful evening in Paris. Le sigh!

#blackandwhite   #bnw   #paris   #france   #seineriver  

Bateau Ivre... Paris, France
Midnight-ish, on one delightful evening in Paris. Le sigh!

#blackandwhite   #bnw   #paris   #france   #seineriver  ___

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2015-12-26 17:20:09 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 149 +1s)Open 

Got It!... Santa Cruz, CA
Go ahead. Make the leap. Soar. Soon, gravity will not touch you. 

#nature   #dogs   #animalsphotography   #santacruz   #california  

Got It!... Santa Cruz, CA
Go ahead. Make the leap. Soar. Soon, gravity will not touch you. 

#nature   #dogs   #animalsphotography   #santacruz   #california  ___

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2015-12-25 17:53:24 (16 comments; 5 reshares; 220 +1s)Open 

May your day shine brightly today! 
From all of mine to all of yours...

May your day shine brightly today! 
From all of mine to all of yours...___

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2015-12-23 18:54:19 (18 comments; 5 reshares; 190 +1s)Open 

Christmas in Truckee... Truckee, CA
At certain moments, in certain parts of town... it was certainly like living in a storybook. 

She liked it that way. 

#truckee   #california   #snow   #winter   #holidayseason  

Christmas in Truckee... Truckee, CA
At certain moments, in certain parts of town... it was certainly like living in a storybook. 

She liked it that way. 

#truckee   #california   #snow   #winter   #holidayseason  ___

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2015-12-22 17:15:51 (20 comments; 16 reshares; 441 +1s)Open 

Lovely Curves... Truckee, CA
Thank you God, for snow.

Among other things. ;)

Lovely Curves... Truckee, CA
Thank you God, for snow.

Among other things. ;)___

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2015-12-19 16:14:40 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 130 +1s)Open 

Tickled Pink... from here: http://karenhutton.com/Abstractium

Sometimes I just like a nice wash of color and texture. 
Fell in love with this one... which is based upon a photo I captured in Santa Cruz, CA. 

Fun is gooooood... 

Tickled Pink... from here: http://karenhutton.com/Abstractium

Sometimes I just like a nice wash of color and texture. 
Fell in love with this one... which is based upon a photo I captured in Santa Cruz, CA. 

Fun is gooooood... ___

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2015-12-17 22:06:54 (9 comments; 12 reshares; 306 +1s)Open 

And now for a word from our sponsor...

Just a little break in the snowy action with a simple sunset. 
I found myself staring at this, kind of going all soft eyes for a little while... and felt my whole body start to relax.

So I thought I'd share this simple moment (which is SOOC, BTW. Thanks Fuji!), even though it's not fancy or anything 'cause well... it's THAT time of year! I mean, with all the hubbub of the holidaze... when was your last really good breath? Hmmmmm?

Excuse me, I'm going back to 'the zone' now... Aaahhhhhhhh...
‪

And now for a word from our sponsor...

Just a little break in the snowy action with a simple sunset. 
I found myself staring at this, kind of going all soft eyes for a little while... and felt my whole body start to relax.

So I thought I'd share this simple moment (which is SOOC, BTW. Thanks Fuji!), even though it's not fancy or anything 'cause well... it's THAT time of year! I mean, with all the hubbub of the holidaze... when was your last really good breath? Hmmmmm?

Excuse me, I'm going back to 'the zone' now... Aaahhhhhhhh...
‪___

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2015-12-16 15:25:30 (18 comments; 21 reshares; 356 +1s)Open 

The Stillness of Pier... Lake Tahoe, California
(50% off with code DELIGHTFUL50 - till tomorrow!)
http://www.karenhuttonphotography.com/Portfolio
(I mean 50% off ALL the Online Prints galleries!)

So many little worlds within the world around me lately... I need bi-locational skills! But I've been doing my best to listen to - and follow - my inspiration and muse, as they shift as quickly as the weather. 

I love quiet, storybook moments like this. Was treated to a bunch of them the other day. I did my best to record them all, like sweet, sweet chapters of a book you can't put down.

This was was called "The Stillness of Pier."
For obvious reasons.

And for the record... I've been putting my Fuji X-T1 and lenses through ALOT lately. Cold, wet, snow, all day use... I've been purposely pushing it. Lordy that little... more »

The Stillness of Pier... Lake Tahoe, California
(50% off with code DELIGHTFUL50 - till tomorrow!)
http://www.karenhuttonphotography.com/Portfolio
(I mean 50% off ALL the Online Prints galleries!)

So many little worlds within the world around me lately... I need bi-locational skills! But I've been doing my best to listen to - and follow - my inspiration and muse, as they shift as quickly as the weather. 

I love quiet, storybook moments like this. Was treated to a bunch of them the other day. I did my best to record them all, like sweet, sweet chapters of a book you can't put down.

This was was called "The Stillness of Pier."
For obvious reasons.

And for the record... I've been putting my Fuji X-T1 and lenses through ALOT lately. Cold, wet, snow, all day use... I've been purposely pushing it. Lordy that little monster just powers through it all like it was buttah. This is the first time I've used it in these conditions... I wondered how it'd do. Turns out, quite fabulously thank you!

Also loving my LucrOit filter holder set up...which is making working with both my Lee and HiTech Firecrest lenses a snap! Literally... you just snap it on. Used it on this shot too, with my 10-stop ND. ;D

#laketahoe   #california   #landscapephotography   #winter   #snow   #visitca  ___

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2015-12-15 18:30:22 (42 comments; 75 reshares; 920 +1s)Open 

IMHO, there is nothing more gorgeous than Tahoe blue next to snow.

THIS is why I first bought an ND filter 3 years ago...what a blast to FINALLY have some white stuff to work with! (We literally lost winter the year I bought my first filter.)

This day:
Fuji X-T1/16-66mm lens
Lucroit filter holder
Lee Big Stopper

#landscapephotography   #winter   #laketahoe   #winterwonderland  

IMHO, there is nothing more gorgeous than Tahoe blue next to snow.

THIS is why I first bought an ND filter 3 years ago...what a blast to FINALLY have some white stuff to work with! (We literally lost winter the year I bought my first filter.)

This day:
Fuji X-T1/16-66mm lens
Lucroit filter holder
Lee Big Stopper

#landscapephotography   #winter   #laketahoe   #winterwonderland  ___

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2015-12-13 19:50:37 (20 comments; 29 reshares; 574 +1s)Open 

The Details... Truckee, CA
It's so incredibly amazing to finally get a winter! It's been a few years and I'm soaking up every second of it. This was from the soak yesterday... 

Right now it's storming like crazy out... and couple more feet of the white stuff? I think maybe so, at higher elevations. Here we can get so much alot of it VERY quickly... so while I'm hoping for a big winter, I'm hoping NOT to be completely buried! 

But for now... sigh and happy face. :D

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #truckee   #california   #bnw   #landscapephotography  

The Details... Truckee, CA
It's so incredibly amazing to finally get a winter! It's been a few years and I'm soaking up every second of it. This was from the soak yesterday... 

Right now it's storming like crazy out... and couple more feet of the white stuff? I think maybe so, at higher elevations. Here we can get so much alot of it VERY quickly... so while I'm hoping for a big winter, I'm hoping NOT to be completely buried! 

But for now... sigh and happy face. :D

#blackandwhitephotography   #blackandwhite   #truckee   #california   #bnw   #landscapephotography  ___

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2015-12-12 18:33:43 (21 comments; 7 reshares; 402 +1s)Open 

Perfect Saturday morning!!

With my Fuji X-T1/10-24 combo. Sigh.


Perfect Saturday morning!!

With my Fuji X-T1/10-24 combo. Sigh.
___

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2015-12-10 22:45:44 (20 comments; 11 reshares; 300 +1s)Open 

I'm getting some of my FIRST SNOW photos of the season processed. WooHoo! Here's a few of them, fresh off the press! On my blog today... http://karenhutton.com/snow/

I'm getting some of my FIRST SNOW photos of the season processed. WooHoo! Here's a few of them, fresh off the press! On my blog today... http://karenhutton.com/snow/___

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2015-12-09 21:46:54 (11 comments; 6 reshares; 214 +1s)Open 

She Sparkles... Truckee, CA
An aspen leaf, looking lovely one rainy morning. 

She Sparkles... Truckee, CA
An aspen leaf, looking lovely one rainy morning. ___

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2015-12-08 21:53:33 (10 comments; 9 reshares; 257 +1s)Open 

Tonight at 5:30pm  PT... I'll be LIVE on the Jpeg2RAw podcast: http://www.jpeg2raw.com/live!

It'll be live video... there's a chat... I've invited friends... there could be mayhem! 
Or meaningful conversation. Potential heckling from the chat room.
Who knows?? It's always a crapshoot with these things. ;)

The one thing I know for sure...

It'll be FUN!!

Come on over... the pre show starts around 5:15pm PT!!

This is me, pondering my fate....

Tonight at 5:30pm  PT... I'll be LIVE on the Jpeg2RAw podcast: http://www.jpeg2raw.com/live!

It'll be live video... there's a chat... I've invited friends... there could be mayhem! 
Or meaningful conversation. Potential heckling from the chat room.
Who knows?? It's always a crapshoot with these things. ;)

The one thing I know for sure...

It'll be FUN!!

Come on over... the pre show starts around 5:15pm PT!!

This is me, pondering my fate....___

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2015-12-08 02:09:21 (7 comments; 6 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

Courage + VIDA = an awesome silk scarf!

As I was waiting for my "Love, Paris" cashmere/silk scarf to show up... this happened.  One of my fave b&w images called "Courage Over Time" was made into a square pure silk scarf for the winter season! And dang, I'm loving this version of it really, really hard.

Even better, you can go git it for 20% off with the code KARENHUTTON right here: http://karenhutton.com/VIDA20. 

So, you know me... there's always a story. And this particular photo has deep meaning for me. 

Up here in the Sierra Nevada mountains, you'll often see these twisted, gnarly trees that insist upon living no matter how bent they get under heavy snow loads, 100mph+ winds and general mayhem encountered at higher elevations. They're Sierra Junipers - and I've always loved them. Always stopped to stare, toad... more »

Courage + VIDA = an awesome silk scarf!

As I was waiting for my "Love, Paris" cashmere/silk scarf to show up... this happened.  One of my fave b&w images called "Courage Over Time" was made into a square pure silk scarf for the winter season! And dang, I'm loving this version of it really, really hard.

Even better, you can go git it for 20% off with the code KARENHUTTON right here: http://karenhutton.com/VIDA20. 

So, you know me... there's always a story. And this particular photo has deep meaning for me. 

Up here in the Sierra Nevada mountains, you'll often see these twisted, gnarly trees that insist upon living no matter how bent they get under heavy snow loads, 100mph+ winds and general mayhem encountered at higher elevations. They're Sierra Junipers - and I've always loved them. Always stopped to stare, to admire their determination and the incredible designs you can see within their every turn. 

One day, I was hiking way up on Donner Summit... taking some time. Working out some stuff. Doing some breathing, pondering, seeking some answers. And I encountered this tree. It was perfect. Gorgeous. It absolutely stopped me in my tracks. 

As I stood there, staring at its impossible curves, twists, gnarly bits... its few still-living branches reaching for the sun... I thought "This is what Courage looks like". I'd never really known before that moment. I nearly wept, which I know sounds daft, but there ya go. 

I photographed it. And thought about all the times I'd dug deep and found the grit to get through tough times and near-death experiences.  The feeling of that journey kinda of looked like this tree: forever changed, but even more beautiful for the fight. It forever stands as my personal flashcard for the beauty, strength, determination, natural beauty of raw Courage at its best. I do my best to remember its spirit everyday - but especially on "those" days. We all have 'em. 

Umaimah Mendhro of VIDA chose this one. She had no idea of its meaning for me. And yeah, I'll be getting one, you betcha. Every time I put it on, I'll know that I'm wrapping myself up my own particular brand of Courage Over Time. 

'Cause, y'know... I'm like that. 

Oh - and you can check out the original photo here: http://karenhutton.com/time

#vida #fashion 

Like I say, it's a "thing".___

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2015-12-05 19:56:58 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 69 +1s)Open 

Didja see this commercial while watching the Ellen Degeneres show this week? My voice. Yup, I still do voiceovers...which is fun when it's for something as awesome as World Vision!

It played other times too, I just happened to notice it played during Ellen. Cool.

#worldvision #ispottv #awesome

Didja see this commercial while watching the Ellen Degeneres show this week? My voice. Yup, I still do voiceovers...which is fun when it's for something as awesome as World Vision!

It played other times too, I just happened to notice it played during Ellen. Cool.

#worldvision #ispottv #awesome___

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