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Lotus Carroll1,777,944Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 31, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! Theme: Shallow DOF Helpful link about DOF: http://www.slrlounge.com/school/aperture-guide-pt2-shallow-and-deep-depth-of-field Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 25th up until Monday morning, June 1st. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #shallowdof  Selfie Sunday: Shallow DOF2015-05-31 03:00:0073  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler".  Tolkien said that "not all who wander are lost" - let's explore your traveling/wandering souls this month! Here is where you enter your ONE "Traveler" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, 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* There are so many possibilities for this theme - there are many ways to travel and show your wandering spirit. Bike, run, drive, hike, dream that you're flying or just set off on a path into the wilderness. Props will help here, but remember that your personality and creativity are always what make the most difference. Can't wait to see what you guys create! The Traveler Self Portraiture Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/5gHZ1L 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.  Thanks to @107494834634231938072 for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @100266938567862344330  Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. Visit the Website: http://www.thinktankphoto.com Think Tank Photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinktankphoto *Please circle*@100266938567862344330 - 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: Retrospective 20 Blue http://goo.gl/x5ryYe 2nd Place: CityWalker 10 Blue http://goo.gl/ZJIp1H 3rd Place: Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/4fFcSv 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 TMay Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler2015-05-29 07:00:00116  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our November Self Portrait Challenge: *Cinematic*. What this means is let your images be inspired by the look and feel of moving films, cinema, movies! Basically, they'll look like stills taken from a movie - drama, mystery, and action are all great genres to focus on. Location, lighting and angles will play key roles in your imagery, as well as your post processing technique for color, cropping, and more. Here is where you enter your ONE Cinematic Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 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* Like most things, there are many ways to achieve this kind of look (just as there are many styles of cinema!), so find a style that suits you and work with it. This @111480916026711337375 article has some interesting information that you might enjoy: http://goo.gl/KhWR79   A good thing to remember when creating your image is that _movies tell stories_. As such, the story being told by your photo will have a huge impact on how "good" the finished product is - does your one image effectively pack the punch to tell a story? I think that the greatest cinematic images have great scene, lighting, angles, post processing (color, cropping, etc) and ALSO have been set-up such that they tell a story with impact. 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. The header for this Event was created by @112528921891703025888.  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.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue Citywalker 10 http://goo.gl/qSqyOl *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 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 ofNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Cinematic2014-11-23 07:00:00102  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces. Whether you choose light face painting / makeup or go full on beastmode face-paint, we'd like to see what you can come up with in this genre! Let's get creative. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE Painted Faces Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 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* @106324582128454068388, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to create a great "painted face" self portrait  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/pvBKe6 and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. 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.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 http://goo.gl/xlRTYk *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. 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 September 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *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/Participants for Misconduct *Anything September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces2014-09-29 07:00:0072  
The Drink and Click Show310Grab your drinks! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this coming Wednesday with guest @104723167398398004122 who will share photography, information about his "Crossing Canada" eBook, and tales of his many traveling adventures. :-) Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists @104102743248207705784, @110051675187410491718, & @113751283404152316115! We'll also find out who won the July "Post Processing" Challenge sponsored by @118357019708110162087, @101321238651335383520, & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621! See all submissions here: http://goo.gl/tsEvGn 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!  _Image courtesy of Jordan Oram, All Rights Reserved_ #drinkandclick   #photography   #hangoutsonair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP14 with Guest Jordan Oram2014-08-14 04:30:0080  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes. What is meant by this? This means that you'll create an image of yourself in silhouette: as a dark shape or outline against a lighter background. Here is where you enter your ONE Silhouette Self Portrait. Your photo(s) must have been captured during 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. (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* I wrote a tutorial with some tips and advice about silhouette self portraiture  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/wJXCSC and then try it yourself! 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.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. 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 July 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *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/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes2014-07-30 07:00:00118  
Karen Hutton1,808,150*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  
Ron Clifford2,868,363*Come One Come All* To the 3rd Annual Toronto Photowalk Join your Hosts @108215644829092784557 and @104102743248207705784 for this epic annual event in the streets and paths of the greatest city on earth! Details will follow, but a quick itinerary would look like this As in past years we will have a 2 part walk.  You can join both parts or just the afternoon or evening walk, it's totally up to you. =============================================== *Part 1* Meetup at 2pm, Nathan Phillips Square by the fountain Walk the downtown core of the until around 5pm.  We will follow Queen Street to Grafitti Alley around Queen and Spadina and then make our way to front street and some of Torontos more famous Icons. Then we will join for a meal somewhere  (for those who are able).  we may need to spread this out a bit depending on numbers *Map *  http://goo.gl/maps/FsOMv *Affordable underground parking is here*  http://bit.ly/1lMsDOk ================================================== *Part Two* Meet at the ferry terminal to Centre Island at 7pm and do some group evening light portrait work until sunset when we will gravitate to the north shore of the Island to get amazing skyline shots! _(this is similar to past photowalks but It has been so fun and successful in the past I thought we could do something similar again)_ *Map 2* http://goo.gl/maps/pu2DP *Ferry Schedule and Rates* (Adults $7.00, last ferry back is at 11:45) http://bit.ly/1q3flic suggestions are welcome for any theme for the first portion of the walk between 2 and 5pm _comfortable shoes are a must_ _a tripod is a necessity for the evening portion_ _it can get cool at night on the Island, a light coat or sweater are recommended_ _bring water, you will get thirsty and you don't want to pay top dollar for it_Google Plus Anniversary Photowalk 2014 - TORONTO2014-06-28 14:00:0061  
The Drink and Click Show310It's that time again! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this coming Wednesday with guest @108527329601014444443 who will be filling us in on the incredible journey she's been on with her photography in the past couple of years including becoming a Sony Artisan of Imagery, delving deeply into travel photography and publishing a book! Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists @105350396156550184511, @104102743248207705784, @114437821607569957251 and @109518554952996239441. We'll also find out who won the May Long Exposure Challenge sponsored by @118357019708110162087, @108059254813258363499, and @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621! See all submissions here: http://goo.gl/27eTdi 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!  _Image courtesty of Vivienne Gucwa, all rights reserved_  #drinkandclick   #photography   #onair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP12 with Guest Vivienne Gucwa2014-06-12 04:30:00130  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay. What is meant by this? This means that you'll either create an image in camera with two separate exposures or you'll use two separate images, overlaid with one another, to create a single image using post processing. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using the Double Exposure or Image Overlay technique. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, 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* @111514726900984316506, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to achieve double exposure and image overlay  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/lWWXpd and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here are some beautiful examples of double exposure portraits that will inspire you! Aneta Ivanova: http://goo.gl/ZeSnLy Sara K Byrne: http://goo.gl/J48iln Various artists: http://goo.gl/7Qbssy 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/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. 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 May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay2014-05-30 07:00:00169  
Wacom189,550If you haven’t seen @114056084994793924628's work (http://bit.ly/1pI3EOp), you should. Every photo pops off the page and mesmerizes you. From portraits to still life, learn how Alan brings his images to life with power, punch and passion. Bring your questions on how to stay creative while creating a business from your art this Wednesday, April 30 at 11:00am PST. *Please click here to join the hangout on air: http://bit.ly/1mV7fGF*Show Me The Money: Photographer and Advertising Chief Creative Officer, Alan Shapiro on Balancing Creative Intention with a Paycheck2014-04-30 20:00:0052  
500px2,876,625500px is launching new Profiles! To make sure you're prepared, we're hosting a Hangout on Air to discuss our new feature and answer any of your related questions.  Be sure to tweet any of your questions using the #500pxProfiles hashtag and we'll read and answer them during the talk. 500px Profiles Q&A2013-12-19 21:00:0058  
Trey Ratcliff8,495,584*A fun G+ Hangout show #88 with @109187026428012507334 @118418436905562612953 @104987932455782713675 — talking photography, new apps, and more !!* —  Thursday, 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET We'll start out the show with the giveaway of the $1200 Quadcopter with a 14 megapixel camera that we started last week — be sure to leave a comment at http://goo.gl/2WLOFL to enter!     Then, during the show, we'll talk about Jeremy's new app, OKDOTHIS, and  other photo apps and that whole space in general.  Since Lisa did Camera+, well she's kind of an expert!  We'll also all catch up, share some new photos, and, well, just kinda hangout.  And, as usual, we'll be taking live questions through the G+ Hangout!  These are three great photographers, and it's always fun just to sit around and talk about photography with people like this, so I'm mega excited.   The four of us are also starting @111508817579086020312 together, so we may touch on that too...  There are applications flying in from all over the world not only to be Apprentices, but also Masters.  One guy that just applied to be a Master is Benjamin +Von Wong  !  He's amazing and just one example.  Perhaps during the show, his name will come up and we  can show his amazing portfolio at http://www.vonwong.com/ And thanks again to +Peter Giordano  for being our awesome host and to +Dave Veffer  for being our awesome beardededed producer!A fun G+ Hangout show #88 with Jeremy Cowart, Lisa Bettany, Thomas Hawk - talking photography, new apps, and more !! :)2013-12-13 04:00:00486  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret - whatever you feel shows the season right now - whether that be holiday, celebration, or weather themed, it is up to you. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Seasonal" theme. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 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* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. Thanks to one of our moderators, @111514726900984316506 for the amazing theme photo in the banner of this Event! If you'd like to view her full image, see it here: http://goo.gl/CJaxI7 Additionally, there were some great #SelfySunday  entries a couple of weeks ago with a similar theme "'Tis the Season" - the participants always do a fantastic job! Have a look at them here: http://goo.gl/jUmqak Finally, 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.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  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 5 winners! 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 4th place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 5th 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 December 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 ParticipantDecember Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season2013-12-01 07:00:00147  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944Join +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll this Saturday at 9:30PM Central as we hang out, have a few drinks and talk travel photography with panelists +Michael Bonocore, +Sara Collaton, +Hillary Fox, and +Jordana Wright. You can view the show right here on the Event and ask questions of our panelists during the show. In addition, we'll unveil the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ September Challenge: "Famous Landmarks or People of Your City". http://goo.gl/8S1ior Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: +SmugMug, +ViewBug - Photo Contests, and Xume Adapters http://www.xumeadapters.com 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 now and then join us this Saturday night! Hope to see you all watching. :) * * * More information about Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the +Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.comThe Drink and Click™ Show - EP5: Travel Photography2013-10-20 04:30:00101  
Lotus Carroll1,777,944This is the Event for our August 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using long exposure techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 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 amazing @106324582128454068388 put together a tremendous Long Exposure Self Porturaits Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/vYb47H Check out the tutorial and then _get creative_. Wow us! There is so much you can do with this technique, so really try a few different things and find what works best for you. *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 August 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 ParticipantAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure2013-08-01 07:00:0084  
Billy Wilson1,547,809This week we have some fun people joining us including Photographers Jordan Oram, Curtis Cunningham, Hillary Fox, Ben Fullerton, & Sara Collaton. Along with Robot Builder Annika O’Brien & our Special Musical Guest David Santy.  The show will be live on Friday at 10:00pm Eastern here: youtube.com/user/TheBillster2/live Refresh when we’re about to go live and the player will be there.  You can get reminders about the show if you by saying you're "Going" on this event.  That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is currently embedded on this event.  #TSBW  #64 Photographers & Fun Along with Live Music from David Santy ! (On Air Hangout)2013-06-22 04:00:0038  
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  
500px2,876,625We're hosting a live Google Hangout with 500px designers, developers and support staff on hand to answer all of your questions about the new Portfolios! If you're a designer hoping to develop themes for this new platform, a photographer planning to use 500px to showcase your work, or just a fan of 500px, join us with your questions, comments and feedback! If you have urgent questions, issues or bug reports regarding the Portfolios, please email help@500px.com. This page will not be monitored and the questions won't be answered until the Hangout!500px New Portfolio Q&A Hangout2013-05-14 21:00:00162  
Drink And Click™ SF536Ok, so we are getting close to the end of April and there hasn't been a drink and click yet! Unfortunately, we have all been very busy this month, but we have some time to squeeze one in right before May! So, the theme for this months competition is Architecture (https://plus.google.com/events/cdll1f78lun8u4sis7tc12dtq44?hl=en&partnerid=gplp0). San Francisco is not so much known for defining a particular architectural style, rather, with its interesting and challenging variations in geography and topology and tumultuous history. From victorian's to modern - SF has a lot to offer. So I ask you - where would you like to shoot? The Golden Gate? The Bay Bridge? Palace of Fine Arts? Alamo Square? Downtown? *This month we want to take a vote to see your favorite places to capture the wonderful architecture* Please write in the comments below and by Sunday evening, we will pick the most popular place chosen by you.Robyn and I will then find some great local bars to meet up before we go clicking.  --------------------------------------------------- OK Drinkers and Clickers! UPDATE! We're going to go to the Palace of Fine Arts and Crissy Fields tomorrow evening! The Palace is absolutely gorgeous, especially at night. Should get some great #architecture shots. Here's the schedule: We will start at Liverpool Lil's (2942 Lyon Street) at 6, 630pm to collect our group, have a couple of snacks and drinks, then we'll head on over to the Palace of Fine Arts for some late afternoon pre-sunset shots, next we'll walk to Crissy Fields for sunset shots including the Golden Gate Bridge, then back to the Palace for some awesome night shots, and we'll wrap it up at Final Final (2990 Baker Street) for more libations and delicious bar food. As usual, we'll update this event page with our whereabouts, and feel free to join up at any time!Drink & Click April2013-04-30 18:00:0026  
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  
Brian Matiash1,492,275I recently announced that my brand new +SmugMug portfolio site went live (http://portfolio.brianmatiash.com) and that prints are now available for sale! We had so much fun with the announce that I wanted to continue the good times today. With Valentine's Day in full swing, what better way is there to show yourself how much you love YOU than by winning a 1 YEAR Membership with SmugMug? :) Before we get to the contest details, I want to share a crazy deal that any _new customer_ can take advantage of - SmugMug has been extremely generous and is letting me offer a *25% discount* off of *any* of their four tiered membership packages. To get in on this deal, just use the coupon code *BMASH* when you set up your new account. That is a ridiculously good deal and like all good deals, it expires on _Feb 23, 2013 at the stroke of 11:59PM Pacific/US._ Now onto the contest details - which are very straightforward. I want to you to share your *one, single* image that you think would benefit most from having its own SmugMug Gallery. Just share your image right here in this event and tag it with #SmugMash . *Now, creativity and strength of vision count here!* If you want to share a little ditty about what makes this image so important to you and why you'd want to share it on your own SmugMug gallery, be sure to include that. The contest will run for one week, ending next *Thursday, February 21st at 11:59AM Pacific/US time*. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. The first place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug *Business* membership. The second place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug *Portfolio* membership. Finally, the third place winner will receive a complimentary 1 year SmugMug *Power* membership. If you're already an existing SmugMug member (good for you!) and you win, you will be upgraded to the respective tier that you placed in or if you placed in the tier that you are currently a member of, SmugMug will extend your account by 1 year. Please tag your comments and/or posts with #SmugMash  to make aggregating the entries easier! So who will be judging this contest? Aside from me, I am so excited to have three amazing SmugMug friends helping out. First, we have _the_ go-to person for all of SmugMug's friends, the lovely and insanely sweet +Katherine Cheng. Next up is SmugMug's social butterfly, loyal father of Rocky the Dog, and the harvester of  #Bonocorns far and wide, +Michael Bonocore. Finally, the co-founder of SmugMug, crazy lover of hanging gigantic prints of jaw-dropping images, and the generally huggable +Chris MacAskill.  One more thing - if you're a new customer who takes advantage of the 25% discount code ( *BMASH* ) today AND ends up winning one of the prizes, SmugMug will automatically tack on another year to your new account. Pretty, pretty, pretty sweet if you ask me. So that's that. I hope you all have fun with this contest. We can't wait to see the amazing work that you guys 'n gals posWin some LOVE! Well… some SmugMug LOVE!2013-02-15 00:00:00131  
500px2,876,625Join us as we talk with NY/LA photographer +Justin Bettman and his Dark series.  We invite others to join in this live broadcast via YouTube as well as 8 spots available for people to be a part of the video discussion. If you'd like to leave a question to be asked during the hangout, you can add it to the form here: http://goo.gl/Hl0aQ You can check out Justin's incredible work here:  www.500px.com/justinbettman500px hangout with Justin Bettman2013-02-06 02:00:0021  
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  

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2014-09-05 14:42:41 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Happy Bill Murray Day!
What's your favourite Bill Murray movie? I still love going back to re-visit Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. 

#BillMurrayDay  

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2014-12-22 19:43:30 (11 comments, 37 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

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2014-07-23 10:19:54 (21 comments, 12 reshares, 260 +1s)Open 

Kristen + Ryan
1/50s, f/5.0, ISO 320

As I edit my photos from last weekend's wedding, my heart melts every time I catch smiles like these two had all day.

tags: #bride   #groom   #wedding   #weddingphotography   #heart   #love  

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2015-07-08 16:02:55 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

One of my 2 favourite models - and I refuse to pick a favourite.
1/800s, f/2.0, ISO 200
#sonyalpha  

One of my 2 favourite models - and I refuse to pick a favourite.
1/800s, f/2.0, ISO 200
#sonyalpha  ___

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2015-06-18 20:54:28 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

In a week's time Kurt and I are going to be moving to #Hamilton and be minutes away from this adorable little man. 

In a week's time Kurt and I are going to be moving to #Hamilton and be minutes away from this adorable little man. ___

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2015-06-06 00:09:33 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Friday night pool party - who's in?!
🏊🎉

Created with VSCO Cam #vscocam

Friday night pool party - who's in?!
🏊🎉

Created with VSCO Cam #vscocam___

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2015-06-03 13:51:26 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Gear is packed in my lovely +ShutterbagUSA (Girls Day Out) and converted Brian by +3 Legged Thing  into a monopod. Ready for my 2 real estate shoots today and hoping to make +Chrysta Rae proud!
#sonyalpha  +Sony Canada 

Gear is packed in my lovely +ShutterbagUSA (Girls Day Out) and converted Brian by +3 Legged Thing  into a monopod. Ready for my 2 real estate shoots today and hoping to make +Chrysta Rae proud!
#sonyalpha  +Sony Canada ___

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2015-06-03 13:28:57 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Want a detailed +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  CC Cheat Sheet for all those handy keyboard shortcuts? Well, here you go:

http://www.setupablogtoday.com/adobe-lightroom-keyboard-sh…/

+Jamie Spencer's also put together cheat sheets for #Photoshop , #Illustrator and more so be sure to check them out!

Want a detailed +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  CC Cheat Sheet for all those handy keyboard shortcuts? Well, here you go:

http://www.setupablogtoday.com/adobe-lightroom-keyboard-sh…/

+Jamie Spencer's also put together cheat sheets for #Photoshop , #Illustrator and more so be sure to check them out!___

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2015-06-03 10:02:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

While you've been able to forward emails to Wunderlist​ for a while, now it has the ability to include attachments from the original email. Great feature on an app I use daily. Congrats on your new home with #Microsoft , +Wunderlist!

While you've been able to forward emails to Wunderlist​ for a while, now it has the ability to include attachments from the original email. Great feature on an app I use daily. Congrats on your new home with #Microsoft , +Wunderlist!___

2015-05-28 11:45:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Added photos to May Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler.

Added photos to May Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler.___

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2015-05-17 00:35:42 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Us vs Them

The outtakes from today's self portrait shoot. This one's for you, +Carolyn Stampeen.

Us vs Them

The outtakes from today's self portrait shoot. This one's for you, +Carolyn Stampeen.___

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2015-05-16 18:45:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-16 18:42:55 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Time for an Update

Thought I'd shoot a new self portrait to use as my profile photo.

Time for an Update

Thought I'd shoot a new self portrait to use as my profile photo.___

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2015-05-12 23:25:40 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

The Adventures of Mike 'n' Sully

The Adventures of Mike 'n' Sully___

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2015-04-01 09:59:44 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Depression and Abuse

Depression is a nasty thing. 5 years ago I escaped an emotionally, verbally and physically abusive relationship with +Philip Bloom​ . During that time I thought of suicide constantly. Sometimes, out loud to people close to me, but more often - to myself, just trying to find a way to keep going.

Let me start by saying, I know this is totally wrong. Having watched people very close to me struggle with it, attempt suicide and threaten it - I understand all too well how hard that is to hear. I'm currently dealing with someone extremely close to me threaten it for the last 4 months and there are days I'm just begging myself to keep it together for the others close to me and to stay strong for my family. It's killed a lot of my creativity but I'm working hard on being there for that person when they finally ask for help.

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In support of of one who wears red well -- whether it's blazing red hair or merely red lighting...

About 5 years ago, I attended a big event of a social media person that was Sara's farewell to Toronto and send-off to being married and living in London, UK. Somewhere around a month later, I saw a Tweet that had her back in Toronto, which gave me a bad feeling. It was a big deal when she left, but it was as if she was being up front about being back in the city, but at the same time, it seemed done very quietly, and there was no talk of her London adventure or nuptials. Some time later it came out that the engagement had been broken off. I only knew her from Twitter and this isn't really the media in which one asks someone personal questions.  Some time later, after some banter on Twitter about something, I invited her to a lunch with my niece downtown.  Said niece had just gotten a camera and wanted to learn how to use it. Sara joined us and it was a wonderful afternoon of conversation and photo taking. At some point, I asked how she was doing and she told me why she was back in Canada. It's taken 5 years for her to go public about abuse suffered at the hands of Philip Bloom and talk about why the engagement was broken. (And, yes, that Philip Bloom: filmmaker, camera reviewer, Kessler slider.)

I'm not on FaceBook, where the conversation broke and is ongoing, so I wanted to lend my support here. It's difficult to speak up in this situation in any case; speaking up against someone with a huge public presence, who is respected by many, is even more difficult.

+Sara Collaton , lifting a virtual glass of scotch: here's to honesty, bravery and to someone bold enough to pull off brilliant red hair and speak up about something so personal and difficult!  ;)___Depression and Abuse

Depression is a nasty thing. 5 years ago I escaped an emotionally, verbally and physically abusive relationship with +Philip Bloom​ . During that time I thought of suicide constantly. Sometimes, out loud to people close to me, but more often - to myself, just trying to find a way to keep going.

Let me start by saying, I know this is totally wrong. Having watched people very close to me struggle with it, attempt suicide and threaten it - I understand all too well how hard that is to hear. I'm currently dealing with someone extremely close to me threaten it for the last 4 months and there are days I'm just begging myself to keep it together for the others close to me and to stay strong for my family. It's killed a lot of my creativity but I'm working hard on being there for that person when they finally ask for help.

5 years ago I was incredibly low. When I left I did everything I could to keep going. I threatened to contact the police and wondered how could he do this to me. In one incident, I screamed at him, crying wondering what I did to deserve this treatment. Frustrated, I remember throwing something at the wall and it broke a picture frame. Not my finest moment I know, but I was terrified and equally mad that he could do this to me. I knew no one in London and felt like I was trapped. At the time, that was enough for him to do much worse....before and after that incident. But here's the thing - I never called that person a c$#t, I never laid a hand on him, I didn't throw items AT him, and I didn't say anything. For a long time. I listened to his cries saying that if people found out, it'd end his career - and he made me feel so guilty with his put downs and threats anytime I considered telling someone.

I grew up with a very abusive (biological) father. It was so humiliating to think that I would stick around even after the first incident with Philip. I felt weak. It was more humiliating to know that I would say or think thoughts of suicide when a few months before meeting Philip, someone I love dearly attempted suicide. Since then I've gotten the help I needed to help overcome my past and be strong for the people around me.

2 days ago that person attempted to have Facebook remove my post speaking out about the abuse. I was banned from liking, commenting on sharing anything on Facebook. Luckily they restored my post. Attempting to hide the abuse doesn't mean it didn't happen.

More of the story can be read here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155428654040473&set=a.10150334815350473.586295.511570472&type=1&theater

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2015-03-16 14:55:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-09 13:57:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Want a chance to win a +OnePlus phone from +The Next Web ?
Enter here: https://deals.thenextweb.com/giveaways/the-oneplus-one-giveaway

Want a chance to win a +OnePlus phone from +The Next Web ?
Enter here: https://deals.thenextweb.com/giveaways/the-oneplus-one-giveaway___

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2014-12-22 19:43:30 (11 comments, 37 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-12 13:54:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

My Life In Rooms

so you go now to your books
And I go to my rooms
And everything is so soft
When we are hiding out 
In these rooms

Taken (more than) a few years back when we spent the afternoon strolling down Queen street finding places to shoot.  He's an incredible musician and his music is the perfect soundtrack this morning while I work on some projects.

Check out his music here: www.barzinh.com

My Life In Rooms

so you go now to your books
And I go to my rooms
And everything is so soft
When we are hiding out 
In these rooms

Taken (more than) a few years back when we spent the afternoon strolling down Queen street finding places to shoot.  He's an incredible musician and his music is the perfect soundtrack this morning while I work on some projects.

Check out his music here: www.barzinh.com___

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2014-12-12 11:22:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Download Copy and get 20GB free!
I love Copy. Not only do you start off with a great amount of storage, but everytime someone joins from your link, you BOTH get an additional 5GB!!
Now, the question: would you mind signing up through this link? We'll both be rewarded, I promise.

Download Copy and get 20GB free!
I love Copy. Not only do you start off with a great amount of storage, but everytime someone joins from your link, you BOTH get an additional 5GB!!
Now, the question: would you mind signing up through this link? We'll both be rewarded, I promise.___

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2014-12-06 16:05:55 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Connor McLeod

I had the pleasure of meeting (and capturing) this sweet boy last evening. At two weeks old he was already the perfect model: didn't fall asleep, didn't poop on the photographer (or the blankets) and held his poses like a champ. 
#therecanonlybeone   #highlander  

Connor McLeod

I had the pleasure of meeting (and capturing) this sweet boy last evening. At two weeks old he was already the perfect model: didn't fall asleep, didn't poop on the photographer (or the blankets) and held his poses like a champ. 
#therecanonlybeone   #highlander  ___

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2014-10-27 17:32:03 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Paris vs NY

Beautiful video which instantly reminded me of +Vivienne Gucwa. For those that are in #NYC  - be sure to check out her talk during #ppe2014 !

http://www.photoplusexpo.com/
#Paris   #NYC   #Travel  

Paris vs NY

Beautiful video which instantly reminded me of +Vivienne Gucwa. For those that are in #NYC  - be sure to check out her talk during #ppe2014 !

http://www.photoplusexpo.com/
#Paris   #NYC   #Travel  ___

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2014-10-21 14:29:06 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Wedding Planning

So... I'm engaged! 
+kurt clausnitzer proposed to me on our anniversary a week ago and now the planning starts.  We've got the date set and are planning for something intimate, personal, non-traditional and affordable. That being said, for something relatively relaxed, there's still a lot of planning to do! Luckily, I found this site today created by #Google  and can't wait to start working on my spreadsheets in +Google Drive to help keep me on track. #nerd  

Wedding Planning

So... I'm engaged! 
+kurt clausnitzer proposed to me on our anniversary a week ago and now the planning starts.  We've got the date set and are planning for something intimate, personal, non-traditional and affordable. That being said, for something relatively relaxed, there's still a lot of planning to do! Luckily, I found this site today created by #Google  and can't wait to start working on my spreadsheets in +Google Drive to help keep me on track. #nerd  ___

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2014-10-06 16:54:26 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I'll see you again in 25 years
Well, this just made my day! David Lynch and Mark Frost are teaming up once again to bring #TwinPeaks  back to television in 2016!!

http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/news/new-twin-peaks-2016-showtime/

I'll see you again in 25 years
Well, this just made my day! David Lynch and Mark Frost are teaming up once again to bring #TwinPeaks  back to television in 2016!!

http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/news/new-twin-peaks-2016-showtime/___

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2014-09-26 12:34:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Sweater Weather
Found my dog's Halloween "costume" last night. What's your best pet costume?

Created with VSCO Cam #vscocam

Sweater Weather
Found my dog's Halloween "costume" last night. What's your best pet costume?

Created with VSCO Cam #vscocam___

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2014-09-24 18:49:25 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Sparked: Behind the Technology

Cirque du Soleil has a spellbinding new dance performance video between a man and his drones http://www.fastcocreate.com/3036216/cirque-du-soleil-has-a-spellbinding-new-dance-performance-video-between-a-man-and-his-drones via +Fast Company 

#dronevideo   #cirquedusoleil  

Sparked: Behind the Technology

Cirque du Soleil has a spellbinding new dance performance video between a man and his drones http://www.fastcocreate.com/3036216/cirque-du-soleil-has-a-spellbinding-new-dance-performance-video-between-a-man-and-his-drones via +Fast Company 

#dronevideo   #cirquedusoleil  ___

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2014-09-24 12:39:32 (10 comments, 13 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

R2D2 Translator

You're welcome, Nerds.  :)
http://www.r2d2translator.com/

#starwars   #nerds   #humor  

R2D2 Translator

You're welcome, Nerds.  :)
http://www.r2d2translator.com/

#starwars   #nerds   #humor  ___

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2014-09-18 16:44:11 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

How good are you at describing colours? 
Here's a handy "color thesaurus" to help you out.

What's your favourite colour?

#Color   #Design

How good are you at describing colours? 
Here's a handy "color thesaurus" to help you out.

What's your favourite colour?

#Color   #Design___

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2014-09-18 02:24:44 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Spencer
1/160s, f/1.8, ISO 80

The best way to get natural smiles during a photoshoot? Have your dog "assist" by running around like crazy.

Spencer
1/160s, f/1.8, ISO 80

The best way to get natural smiles during a photoshoot? Have your dog "assist" by running around like crazy.___

2014-09-17 12:25:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Fall Photowalk!

Hey guys... I know it's been a while but I'll be attending Part A of this large photowalk happening on Sunday September 28 @ 10am. Part B of the photowalk will occur at 6pm and includes heading to the island for some fantastic sunset shots of the city skyline.

Would love to see you there!

Photowalk(s) through Toronto with G+ friends.  Come for one or both.  :)

UPDATE:  

Photowalk A: 10:00AM  We'll take a nice stroll through the Financial District, stop by the  St Lawrence Market and grab a bite to eat, then proceed onto the Distillery District
Meet at 280 The PATH - City Hall, Toronto, ON M5H, Canada  https://goo.gl/maps/VK5mn

Photowalk B: ~6:00PM, dinner and catch the ferry for some city skyline shots.  Still ironing out the details.

Photo by Brandon Luk.___Fall Photowalk!

Hey guys... I know it's been a while but I'll be attending Part A of this large photowalk happening on Sunday September 28 @ 10am. Part B of the photowalk will occur at 6pm and includes heading to the island for some fantastic sunset shots of the city skyline.

Would love to see you there!

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2014-09-15 16:43:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

My brother +Spencer Collaton has an incredible voice and recently covered +DrakeVEVO. Give'r a listen (and like) while you're at it (please and thanks)      :-)

#Drake   #coversong   #Music   #Singing  

My brother +Spencer Collaton has an incredible voice and recently covered +DrakeVEVO. Give'r a listen (and like) while you're at it (please and thanks)      :-)

#Drake   #coversong   #Music   #Singing  ___

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2014-09-13 22:46:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Arkells

Caught one of my favourite local bands, +arkellsofficial last night at Hamilton's +James Street North Supercrawl.

What's your favourite local band? Send me a link! Would love to hear some new music.

Arkells

Caught one of my favourite local bands, +arkellsofficial last night at Hamilton's +James Street North Supercrawl.

What's your favourite local band? Send me a link! Would love to hear some new music.___

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2014-09-11 11:40:29 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Scenes You've Seen
Blockbuster movies recreated with stock footage. 

Scenes You've Seen
Blockbuster movies recreated with stock footage. ___

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2014-09-09 00:00:49 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Just had the most wonderful hangout with +Chrysta Rae. Beautiful woman, inside and out and a fantastic photographer. If you aren't following her work yet... get on it!

Just had the most wonderful hangout with +Chrysta Rae. Beautiful woman, inside and out and a fantastic photographer. If you aren't following her work yet... get on it!___

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2014-09-05 14:42:41 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Happy Bill Murray Day!
What's your favourite Bill Murray movie? I still love going back to re-visit Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. 

#BillMurrayDay  

Happy Bill Murray Day!
What's your favourite Bill Murray movie? I still love going back to re-visit Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. 

#BillMurrayDay  ___

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2014-09-03 12:13:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Portrait Sessions Available

Well it's finally happening.
I moved back to Oakville at the start of the year and planned on pushing for more portrait work. Unfortunately, a destroyed house put that plan on the back burner when months went by with renovation work, weekends lost, and keeping me away from posting and sharing as much as I'd like to.

Now that things are starting to get back on track, I'm ready to seek out new clients in the Halton region and couldn't be more excited. 

If you live in the Oakville - Hamilton area and are interested in updating your family, children or personal portraits, now is the time to book. Contact me via sara@saracollaton.com for inquiries and to schedule a session.

Tags: #Hamilton   #Burlington   #Oakville   #Photography   #Portraits   #Children  

Portrait Sessions Available

Well it's finally happening.
I moved back to Oakville at the start of the year and planned on pushing for more portrait work. Unfortunately, a destroyed house put that plan on the back burner when months went by with renovation work, weekends lost, and keeping me away from posting and sharing as much as I'd like to.

Now that things are starting to get back on track, I'm ready to seek out new clients in the Halton region and couldn't be more excited. 

If you live in the Oakville - Hamilton area and are interested in updating your family, children or personal portraits, now is the time to book. Contact me via sara@saracollaton.com for inquiries and to schedule a session.

Tags: #Hamilton   #Burlington   #Oakville   #Photography   #Portraits   #Children  ___

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2014-08-23 00:22:34 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

One Direction - Little Things
My brother +Spencer Collaton hid his spectacular voice from the family for years.

Luckily, he's now showing EVERYONE his work on +YouTube. Check out this cover of +One Direction 's Little Things and give him a like.  :)

#music   #cover   #onedirectionforever  

___One Direction - Little Things
My brother +Spencer Collaton hid his spectacular voice from the family for years.

Luckily, he's now showing EVERYONE his work on +YouTube. Check out this cover of +One Direction 's Little Things and give him a like.  :)

#music   #cover   #onedirectionforever  

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2014-08-20 09:24:37 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Sasha
1/1000s, f/2.2, ISO 800

Meet Sasha. She's 1 year old and and was recently brought into my aunt's foster care. She knows how to sit and give kisses but she's quickly learning more having my aunt's boxer, Clay teaching her tricks along the way.

tags: #dogsareawesome   #doglovers   #dogs  

Sasha
1/1000s, f/2.2, ISO 800

Meet Sasha. She's 1 year old and and was recently brought into my aunt's foster care. She knows how to sit and give kisses but she's quickly learning more having my aunt's boxer, Clay teaching her tricks along the way.

tags: #dogsareawesome   #doglovers   #dogs  ___

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2014-08-17 20:40:00 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Webster's Falls
1/100s, f/9.0, ISO 100

Couldn't have asked for a better way to start my morning. Cup of coffee, terrific view and on a gorgeous hike with my man and pooch. 

What would be your ideal way to spend a Sunday morning?

Webster's Falls
1/100s, f/9.0, ISO 100

Couldn't have asked for a better way to start my morning. Cup of coffee, terrific view and on a gorgeous hike with my man and pooch. 

What would be your ideal way to spend a Sunday morning?___

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2014-08-13 14:11:09 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Best/Worst Real Estate Video - EVER

Can you feel the beating heart....?

Best/Worst Real Estate Video - EVER

Can you feel the beating heart....?___

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2014-08-11 19:58:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

When Vertical Videos Work

Creative use of vertical filming put together as a triptych.

When Vertical Videos Work

Creative use of vertical filming put together as a triptych.___

2014-08-11 18:30:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Mark your calendars, folks! I'll be on another +Drink and Click™ hangout this Wednesday evening with +Lotus Carroll, +Juan Gonzalez , +Jordan Oram  and more!

Grab your drinks! Join hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll this coming Wednesday with guest +Jordan Oram who will share photography, information about his "Crossing Canada" eBook, and tales of his many traveling adventures. :-) Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists +Sara Collaton, +Brad Sloan, & +Christi Nielsen!

We'll also find out who won the July "Post Processing" Challenge sponsored by +SmugMug, +Cotton Carrier Camera Systems, & +Trey Ratcliff's +Stuck In Customs!
See all submissions here: http://goo.gl/tsEvGn

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! 

Image courtesy of Jordan Oram, All Rights Reserved

#drinkandclick   #photography   #hangoutsonair  ___Mark your calendars, folks! I'll be on another +Drink and Click™ hangout this Wednesday evening with +Lotus Carroll, +Juan Gonzalez , +Jordan Oram  and more!

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2014-07-30 00:34:20 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

Follow the Path to the Sun
1/8s, f/20, ISO 80

Software has  been able to push my creativity so much further than what was possible a couple of years ago. Without relying on filters or HDR or photoshop, I was able to recover so much of what I remember seeing the other night capturing this all within Lightroom 5.  

What is your favourite feature in Lightroom 5?

Follow the Path to the Sun
1/8s, f/20, ISO 80

Software has  been able to push my creativity so much further than what was possible a couple of years ago. Without relying on filters or HDR or photoshop, I was able to recover so much of what I remember seeing the other night capturing this all within Lightroom 5.  

What is your favourite feature in Lightroom 5?___

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2014-07-29 12:43:20 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Migraine Buddy

If you suffer from migraines like I do, this app may interest you. 

Migraine Buddy

If you suffer from migraines like I do, this app may interest you. ___

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2014-07-23 10:19:54 (21 comments, 12 reshares, 260 +1s)Open 

Kristen + Ryan
1/50s, f/5.0, ISO 320

As I edit my photos from last weekend's wedding, my heart melts every time I catch smiles like these two had all day.

tags: #bride   #groom   #wedding   #weddingphotography   #heart   #love  

Kristen + Ryan
1/50s, f/5.0, ISO 320

As I edit my photos from last weekend's wedding, my heart melts every time I catch smiles like these two had all day.

tags: #bride   #groom   #wedding   #weddingphotography   #heart   #love  ___

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2014-07-18 14:37:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Calling all X-Files Fans

Kumali Nanjiani of +HBO's Silicon Valley has a great podcast available all about the X-Files. Nice to revisit one of my favourite series.  Do you have a favourite X-Files episode?

http://www.feralaudio.com/show/x-files-files/

Calling all X-Files Fans

Kumali Nanjiani of +HBO's Silicon Valley has a great podcast available all about the X-Files. Nice to revisit one of my favourite series.  Do you have a favourite X-Files episode?

http://www.feralaudio.com/show/x-files-files/___

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2014-07-18 12:33:30 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Migrate from Aperture to Lightroom

As you may or may not know, Apple is not putting anymore work into Aperture - forcing a lot of photographers to move onto something else.  Since it didn't seem like Apple or Adobe were putting any effort into creating a tool to migrate from Aperture to Lightroom, Adrian Grah took it upon himself to create something.  While it's still in beta - Aperture's Exporter looks promising and may be just what you need to make the migrate as painless as possible.

Migrate from Aperture to Lightroom

As you may or may not know, Apple is not putting anymore work into Aperture - forcing a lot of photographers to move onto something else.  Since it didn't seem like Apple or Adobe were putting any effort into creating a tool to migrate from Aperture to Lightroom, Adrian Grah took it upon himself to create something.  While it's still in beta - Aperture's Exporter looks promising and may be just what you need to make the migrate as painless as possible.___

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2014-07-16 13:41:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Not all forums are filled with trolls
This is a beautiful example on how the internet can bring people together: 

http://designtaxi.com/news/367301/A-Dad-s-Plea-To-Photoshop-His-Baby-Meets-With-Beautiful-Responses/

Not all forums are filled with trolls
This is a beautiful example on how the internet can bring people together: 

http://designtaxi.com/news/367301/A-Dad-s-Plea-To-Photoshop-His-Baby-Meets-With-Beautiful-Responses/___

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2014-07-16 12:31:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Copy

Many people know and use dropbox but I've been loving the additional storage I Get with my account from  +Copy.  Once you sign up you immediately get 20gb of storage for free!

Use the link below to sign up now:

Copy

Many people know and use dropbox but I've been loving the additional storage I Get with my account from  +Copy.  Once you sign up you immediately get 20gb of storage for free!

Use the link below to sign up now:___

2014-07-11 18:54:13 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Drink and Click Toronto in need for a lead

If you're based out of the #Toronto  area and want to lead the +Drink and Click™ Toronto chapter, please let myself or +Juan Gonzalez know.  Since moving it's been tough to commit my travels to Toronto and we really don't want to see this chapter close.  Toronto has some incredible locations and the photowalk has been a great way to connect with other photographers and make new friends!

Update

As you know we haven't done a photowalk in a while. +Vincent McMillen has left Drink & Click and myself (+Sara Collaton) recently moved back to my hometown of Oakville.

#Toronto  is an incredible city and +Juan Gonzalez & +Lotus Carroll would hate to have this chapter close down, so we're asking our audience: Is there anyone interested in leading Drink and Click Toronto?  I instantly thought of +Jason Cook, +Ron Clifford or +Carolyn Stampeen as possible choices but ultimately, it's up to Juan & Lotus once we hear back from anyone stepping up.

I would love to still come out to as many as I possibly can and will help anyone with the transition.___Drink and Click Toronto in need for a lead

If you're based out of the #Toronto  area and want to lead the +Drink and Click™ Toronto chapter, please let myself or +Juan Gonzalez know.  Since moving it's been tough to commit my travels to Toronto and we really don't want to see this chapter close.  Toronto has some incredible locations and the photowalk has been a great way to connect with other photographers and make new friends!

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2014-07-11 13:30:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Food Porn Delight
This is just gorgeous.  To all my foodie lovers out there, enjoy!

Food Porn Delight
This is just gorgeous.  To all my foodie lovers out there, enjoy!___

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2014-07-06 01:56:36 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock___

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