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Gene Bowker66,344The   #Alphabetcircles  Gene's Active Photographers on G+ circle.Part Five: First Name R-Z (the final set)Meet 490 more ACTIVE G+ photographers with First Names between R and Z.Tomorrow is going to be a busy day at work, so I decided to go ahead and shoot this off tonight.It's that time again, I've been doing Spring Cleaning even though it isn't Spring officially yet here and going through my photography circles again to check out what folks have been sharing and see who is still active on G+.I've visited each of the folks included in this circles within the last week and they have been active in the last month (or so) and regularly post their OWN photography.They come from all over the world and their styles vary as much as their choice of equipment and subject matter.There are a lot of folks in here that I've been friends with for years, but there are also a lot of newer folks who you've probably not met yet and who I am looking forward to getting to know better myself.My Selection Criteria1. Actively posting photos on G+ (usually within 30 days or so)2. We circle each other (sometimes for a long time)3. Primarily post their OWN photography (that's a judgement call on my part)4. "Safe for work" (another judgement call)Why you should follow them?1. Add active photographers to your stream without a lot of inactive accounts.2. Find some new folks to interact with who are ACTIVE on G+As always.. if you do add them.. the best way to do that is to create a new circle and that way you can watch it and decide if they fit with you or notGoogle has recently changed the circle add logic, so you can no longer search a shared circle to determine who is in it and only add people that you don't already share. This makes life harder for all of us.Not in here?1. Maybe we haven't met yet?  If so, I'd love to hear from you and I'll be sure to check out your stream. Be sure to circle me if you haven't as I check those who add me regularly.2. Maybe you don't post public? If not, there is a good chance that you looked inactive to me.3. Maybe you don't post "primarily" photography... once again that is subjective.I love it when you shareIt does take a lot of time to visit and compile the lists. I enjoy doing it but feel free to re-share the circle with your friends. That way they can find some great new photographers too.  You don't have to reshare to remain in the circle, but it is appreciated.If you follow along you can easily add 2000+ photographers to your stream too.Gene Bowker+Rusted Rail Images   Here are the others in the seriesPart One: A-C https://plus.google.com/u/0/111112809838472063992/posts/1KejHoGGhBzPart Two: D-Ghttps://plus.google.com/u/0/111112809838472063992/posts/R9GFFEnR1CmPart Three: H-Khttps://plus.google.com/u/0/111112809838472063992/posts/Beo3nKCJS6oPart Four: L-Qhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+GeneBowker/posts/J2pQM7ZpBoJ (thanks Randy for catching that)Thanks again to everyone in all of the circles. It's been a lot of fun seeing your work and I look forward to resharing the circles in a few months time. Stay ACTIVE everyone.2014-03-17 00:25:0949113234139CC G+
DOCTOR DRK ys®767#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #addcircle   #addme   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles  ADD ME2014-01-28 10:33:24490537CC G+
Ainun Mahya0My First Shared Circle1. +1 The Post  2. Leave Me A Comment 3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #publiccircle  #mbfavoriteengagers#circles   #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #empireavenue#socialmedia     #influencers #influencer #influence#influencermarketing   #fridaycircle   #fridaycircleshare  #circlefriday   #friday  2014-01-06 08:06:56490000CC G+
Carin Kilby Clark0Sharing a circle of inspirational people 2014-01-04 21:11:09247083CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 07:03:30499315CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:38:53500102CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 15:38:53499023CC G+
Alessandro Folghera0Magic #sharedcircle #Topengagers People from Google Plus, enjoy the Circle, enjoy G+2013-09-10 03:28:22495107CC G+
Thomas Hawk6,156,0612,500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 4 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Thus far, I've shared last name A-Da, Da-Ho, Ho-Mi.  Today's , part 4 of 5, today, represents Mi-Sh.  I'll share the last remaining circle tomorrow.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for part 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OCPart 3-5:  http://goo.gl/lyVn6f*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-04 15:53:284915966104CC G+
Luthfi Zuhairansyah0Hai, Sore.. Join To The SEO Circles ClubTo remain in this circle please complete all steps:1) +1 this post2) Comment on this post3) SHaRe THiS CiRCLe PuBLiCLYTo get added to this circle for the next share:1) +1 this post2) Comment on this post3) SHaRe THiS CiRCLe PuBLiCLY4) Add this circle #Circleshare   #Circles  2013-07-26 10:19:585001014CC G+
Gai Xinh1,521Share now2013-06-14 02:57:222015310CC G+
David Bowden36,873Folks...It's that time again...Hey Google+It's my B&W circle share time! Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2013-06-08 09:47:35493191025CC G+
Charles Lupica66,743          Top 1000 most followed active        photographers sharing content on G+                  Circle One: J to ZThis  is the second of two circles,  The first was shaerd on 16 May here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103236949470535942612/posts/FPsHj9E2QEo.  The circles have been divided alphabetically to help give more exposure to people with fewer followers and shared at different times to help keep down the stream saturation. Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated. It has been two weeks since I announced my intent to update my circle of the 500 most followed photographers on G+.  I decided to do things a bit differently this time and so I'll share the top 1000.   To build the circles and the list I enlisted the aid of  +Bill Wood +Gemma Costa +Jen Baptist +Katy Houlne and +Margaret Tompkins   They built circles and vetted profiles.  My starting point for this was a list of 2000 names generously provided to me by +CircleCount. I would to thank each for their help.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the contents of what will be in the two circles. The script / finding namesThe script was provided by CircleCount and looks through the tagline of every profile on CircleCount to find the word "photo" or "foto".  If a photographer doesn't have a CircleCount profile they won't be found.  If one of these two words isn't in their tagline, they won't be found.  A few people I know have fallen into this flaw in my thinking.  To fix this, CircleCount has asked me to provide a "whitelist" of names that the script misses.  The white-list list adds another 30 or so names to the result.   Keyword world a personal viewpointIf you don't use the word photographer to describe yourself how do you expect people to find you in a search. "Searcher of cute pixels", "Creative spirit that makes art out of light"; these might be poetic, they might touch your soul but the world looks for content based on keyword searches.  SEO is going to do the same. Consider carefully the words sou use to describe yourself if you want people to find you using search technology. How was the list processedThe list was sorted by the level of activity.  People that hadn't posted in the last month (approximately April 5 to May 5th) were removed from the list.  This included people that hadn't posted or people that had posted only once in the past 4 weeks.  Again, this has some flaws but I'm mostly happy with the results.  People who are posting only in private communities o2013-05-18 13:17:2050113386127CC G+
Gai Xinh1,118sheare circle friends2013-05-17 14:32:102046113CC G+
Pierre Beaubié291Active Canon Photographers===========================This is a public circle of talented, gifted, generous, kind, awesomeCanon Photographers on G+!Look at their work, communicate and learn from them.If you would like to be circulated here in order to discovernew people with similar interest and to gain more followers,please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done -#cercle #Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC#circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles2013-04-08 09:43:3050113112CC G+
Charles Lupica60,136►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄         Top 500 most followed photographers          ►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄Once again it's time to share my circle of the top 500 most followed photographers.  I'm sharing the circle here but I posted the the full list as a series of posts on +Most Followed Photographers on G+. Photographers with an " * " in front of their name are not included in the numbered count because they only share outside content,  their content is content suitable to a blog and usually has no images associated with it, or they have become mostly or completely inactive on G+.This list was complied from two previous lists and a line-by-line search of CircleCount.  If you know of someone that should have been on the list and isn't, the most likely cause is that their +CircleCount profile doesn't include the word photographer, or camera, photo, or foto. Or, I had a senior moment and missed them.  I thought I had avoided that this time but I still managed to miss +Magnus Ericson should should be around 454. I noticed some interesting things when compiling this circle.  There are a lot of people that moved into the top 500 that abandoned G+ for some reason or their interaction has become one post a month.  I have also noticed that many of the photographers in this group have a lower follower count than they had 6 weeks to 8 weeks ago.  I'm not sure what conclusion can be drawn from this but I find it very curious.To view the lists please see the following links.001 to 080: http://goo.gl/mmr7w  4'431'409 - 55771081 to 160: http://goo.gl/mXuup  55368 - 37454161 to 240: http://goo.gl/rLmy1  37343 - 30457241 to 320: http://goo.gl/o06Hy  30131 -25785321 to 390: http://goo.gl/747Lf  25760 -23013390 to 450: http://goo.gl/xDc2D  23006 - 21347450 to 510: http://goo.gl/sEnac  21321 - 194402013-02-23 23:33:1450013641100CC G+
David Bowden36,340B&W Circle Share - Feb 5, 2013Hey Google+This is the largest B&W circle of photographers on Google+. Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2013-02-05 08:22:29501482659CC G+
Gene Bowker45,842First Name N-SThe #photographerstofollow  2013 #alphabetcircles Curated by +Gene Bowker So who are these folks? And why are they photographers to follow?First of all.. this circle contains a bunch of my closest friends on G+. The folks that I spend the most time "with" on here.  There are a bunch of great photographers and just as importantly "good people" here.1) Active : They have posted within the last month. With the holidays a lot of folks have slowed down but these folks are still there. Yes, I visited each stream.2) Original These photographers are sharing mostly  "THEIR OWN WORK" and their stream is mostly photography. 3) Interactive : I try to find folks who are interactive and comment on their own posts and the posts of others.There are some names you will recognize in here for sure but there are also some folks you probably don't know yet. Hopefully you will take some time to check them out and see if they have room in your circles.Any omissions are wholy on me too as no one asked for did anything to be included in here.I hope you'll reshare in your stream!Why?I love it when people take the time to reshare these circles.It allows my friends to be introduced to your friends.. and promotes some great photography on G+.Not in hereThere is no need to ask for inclusion.  I add folks as I come across them,  you can read more about how I select athttps://plus.google.com/111112809838472063992/posts/NeJZXLJ6oQBBe Original. Be Active. Be Interactive.There is a good chance we'll cross paths before I share the circles again.NoteI'll be sharing the remainder of the alphabet this week before my new job starts next week. Want to make sure everyone gets their moment in the G+ sun.Here are the #alphabetcircles for 2013A-Chttps://plus.google.com/111112809838472063992/posts/YUPre2B2kckD-Ghttps://plus.google.com/111112809838472063992/posts/4ZJPzcPtrizH-Jhttps://plus.google.com/111112809838472063992/posts/eKB7DCAVG3tK-Mhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/111112809838472063992/posts/HvFzPoFpE7CN-Shttps://plus.google.com/u/0/111112809838472063992/posts/TX3VXzpLCeWT-Zhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/111112809838472063992/posts/THeMhf2Am7f2013-01-30 12:17:533521246684CC G+
Jeff Sullivan1,152,722Most-Followed 500 Photographers CircleWhile a circle like this has the obvious drawback of missing some excellent photographers newer to the site, Charles often follows up his Top 500 Most Followed Photographer circle with circles going all the way down to photographers with less than 5000 contacts.  Here are four circles Charles has created to help us discover and recognize photographers at all levels within the G+ community:Under 5000 -    Under 7500 -    Under 15,000 - 500 Most Followed Photographers - (here)I like to interact with people who are active in photography... share at least a photo or two of their own original work per week, so I'll slowly whittle the circle down to a stream of excellent photography (I've started, but may not finish for a few weeks).---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+Charles Lupica  Charles Lupica Dec 25, 2012 (edited)  -  Public►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄         Top 500 most followed photographers list                   circle of 500             and Group 6: 421 to 500►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄If you're not in this circle and you think you should be, I'm sorry.  I have missed a few people by pure accident.  My methods are entirely manual and I do miss people.  I have checked every profile and I have included only those people that share their own work, and share it on G+. Bloggers and people doing mostly reshares weren't included. Some big name photographers that don't share a lot of their own work were included - sorry for the double standard. Here is the 6th and last part  of my list of the top 500 most followed photographers - Here are links to the previous parts of the list.Group 1: http://tinyurl.com/cf58vws - 1 to 100Group 2: http://tinyurl.com/bodaspk - 101 to 193Group 3: http://tinyurl.com/bsb87u4 - 194 to 250 and circleGroup 4: http://tinyurl.com/d4ulv6q  - 250 to 340Group 5: http://tinyurl.com/cjpmgy4 - 341 to 420 Group 6: 421 to 500 and circle of 500 (this post)If you are on this list, I urge you to comment, plus and share the post. I have sifted through lots of pages and circles as well as http://circlecount.com/  to try to get an accurate list. If I'm missing anyone, please let me know.  I have specifically left off a few people who only share links to their content housed elsewhere,  people who share a lot of other people's work without sharing their own, or people that appear to be inactive. The rank numbers are off by 1 because I included the same person twice in an earlier list.#Top500CircleDec   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  420 +Jennifer Luzio 21797421 +Matt Suess 21794422 +2013-01-07 15:33:25500221451CC G+
Zbynek Kysela2,176Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!===============================================HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Be a Kick Ass Photographer ;)3) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done. You're welcome :) ZbynekMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchac*********************************************2012-12-15 06:32:244919011CC G+
Violeta Ivanova6,0126000 followersThank you so much!Here's a new share of my Photographers circle, with some great names and new discoveries there.Thank you, once again, I really greatly appreciate your support! #circleshare  2012-12-12 12:01:41349007CC G+
Ben Peter1,453lt is Sunday and a good time for some picture experts and their works. Photographers, Digital Artist and more. Habe fun and share! #sharedcircles  2012-11-11 17:29:01122000CC G+
David Bowden34,725"The" B&W Circle on Google+Everyone, its that time again (well I am a few days late) to share the B&W circle. Last month we had hit 500 officially. This month we are at 497 as some people had dropped off or quit using Google+.This circle is a selection of personally reviewed and selected photographers who shoot a large portion (40% or more) of their work in B&W.There are some excellent artists in this circle. I encourage you to take a look at their work and share the circle. This circle is in the top 100 shared on Google+ thanks to all of you.PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2012-10-23 04:39:52497602657CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 4/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:38:374905912CC G+
David Bowden34,319FINALLYI thought I would re-share this circle in celebration of it hitting 500. For over a year I have looked, reviewed and added people that excel at taking B&W photography. This isnt just a mass add circle. This is a collection of artists that focus on B&W and enjoy sharing.I have looked at every person in this circle and recommend them highly. If you like B&W work, this is a great circle to have.Thanks to everyone who has been with me and helped build this circle. I am constantly inspired by your work and enjoy sharing it with my followers and the Google+ community.</david>2012-09-29 02:37:2050027950CC G+
Jeff Sullivan131,363Daily Photography Themes on G+: Curators Circle v1.0Daily photo themes can be a great way to share your best work, or to find creative work by others for enjoyment and inspiration.Lists of the daily themes, with notes on any participation details, are maintained by the following people:+Eric Leslie - http://ericleslie.com/guides/daily-photography-themes-googleplus/+Kol Tregaskes - http://bit.ly/kolgplusphotodailyhashtags+Ray Bilcliff - http://www.trueportraits.com/daily-photo-themes.htmJust Include the theme like today's #SelflessSunday in the text of your post, and others can find it in searches and you can enter that tag in the search box at the top of the page to find photos by other contributors.  However, that only works if many people using a theme are looking at (and commenting on) each others' posts.  On G+, like in so many areas in life, you get what you give.I've created two circles: one containing theme pages and this one containing theme curators.  Theme curators are among the most active photographers (or photography lovers) on G+, but if they're actively curating their theme, visiting most or all posts and interacting with many (comments, +1s, shares), they're also among the busiest, especially as the G+ community grows.  Keep your expectations of them reasonable and you won't be disappointed.  The golden rule, karma, "what goes around comes around"... take responsibility and be the interaction you want to see.  As people come to recognize your comments and posts, you'll get to know people and develop circles of community members to interact with on G+.This is intended to be a comprehensive, inclusive circle, so if I've missed a theme curator please let me know, thanks!2012-07-08 15:27:4433223730CC G+
Gailen Mapes12,295Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. I have had to split some circles because they exceeded 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published June 15.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...2012-07-04 11:02:014081224CC G+
Wendy Stever3,321I am so happy to welcome all the new people that have circled me in the last few weeks.  WELCOME to all 1000 of you!!!   For those that are new to G+ I am sharing my MUST CIRCLE circle.  With the help of some fabulous photographers I have come up with this circle.  PLEASE feel free to share.  You will never be disappointed with the work that you see in your stream.2012-06-23 16:54:29206819CC G+
Johan Ottosson0Some great photographers to follow #photography   #sharedcircles Stolen from another shared circle, but wtf2012-06-21 20:54:27500502CC G+
Violeta Ivanova4,0044000 followers circle share!Oh my!As a thank you for all your support, I present you my circle with Photographers. It will bring great inspiration to your stream, I promise you that!Feel free to share it with your followers as well.2012-06-19 13:50:4134416117CC G+
Jules Falk Hunter26,205This is the Selfy Sunday Fun Circle . . .  I've been putting this one together for people who enjoy pulling some surprises on our wonderful host Jeff Smith;  this is just an easy way to get the word out when we come up with some 'unofficial' theme or idea . Clothes are often optional, but fun is not ; )  Just comment on here if you'd like to be included  . This is not some exclusive club, but I do ask that only people who  regularly contribute to  selfy sunday respond.  ( and if you're in here and you'd rather not be, just let me know  )  2012-06-18 06:22:568235127CC G+
Cynthia Pyun11,332Share a circle DayOk, so I made that one up. But as I've been honored to be a part of several circles in the past, I wanted to share one that I watch all the time. This is my Bay Area circle. Disclaimer, it's not perfect and it's not all of you wonderful people I've met. I did this awhile ago, and am happy to add folks along the way :=)If you live in CA/northern CA and I've had a chance to remember you do, I've probably added you to this circle. It started out because I wanted to see what other photowalks were going to pop up in the area. Thanks to +elizabeth hahn and her +Northern California Photowalks (and More), my Google Calendar is automatically updated :=)But if you are new to Google Plus, and you want to see some great work and find out about a photowalk in the Bay Area, check out Elizabeth's calendar and add it to yours, and go ahead an use this circle to see some amazing and talented work!2012-06-15 17:13:151179013CC G+
Charles Lupica41,429∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞         The most followed Photographers on G+          ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞                       550 photographers to follow                   ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ #550MostFollowedPhotographers corrections, please add:+Sangeeth VS   +Radek Vik +Christa Laser +Robert van Koesveld+Pierre Steenkamp  Have you ever wondered who are the 550 most followed photographers on G+? I mean, you've seen circles for "Most interactive photographers", The Kick Ass Photographers", "The Inspirational Photographers", "The best Nature and Wildlife Photographers", and the list goes on.This post contains a list and a circle. The circle contains the 500 most followed photographers with less than 60'000 followers.  The list is a list of photographers that have more than 60'000 followers.  Most people on the list have over 1 million followers because they are on the G+ list of suggested users (commonly referred to as the SUL).  But who are the most followed ? Here is an updated version of a circle  I shared a few months back. I have tried to find all of the top photographers and add them to this circle. Obviously the last 50 places probably change daily so this is the list as I checked it before sharing. The number of followers needed to be on the list has changed a lot over the last 4 months.  Back in February you needed  13'117 followers, in mid-June that number is around 17'200. Why is this circle of interest ? Well, because it wasn't chosen by me or any other individual. It was chosen by the G+ community. Some of the people in the circle are great photographers, some are great at being interactive, some are just plain good at marketing themselves, and many have a combination of the above. But, in the end, the G+ community has chosen them as the top 550 photographers to follow.• Why is xxxx not on the list ?  Photographers that haven't been active on G+ for more than 6 weeks weren't included.  Several photographers that only post sporadically and generally less than one post a month aren't included• If you find someone on the list that you don't really think is a photographer, send me an email and / or a private post and I'll look into removing them or leave a comment below.• If you know of someone that I missed that has more than 17'200 followers, let me know and I'll add them to the list for next time.• You could call this the User's Choice Award circle because people on G+ have chosen to follow the people in this list and circle. Why share this circle ? Photographers were among the first people to embrace G+. Over the last few months I have seen photographers add significant numbers of followers and fall in over all standings. Wordy people and celebrities are overtaking photographers. +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk and +Lisa Bettany are the only photographer2012-06-14 13:42:29500244215241CC G+
Elizabeth Hahn19,891With the anniversary of G+ just a couple weeks away, I went through all the people in my circles, and made one just for people I've HIRL'd with.  This is a circle of 200 that with the exception of one person, I didn't even knew existed a year ago.  (the one person was one of the most recent I have met, too).  If I've forgotten you, please send me a message!!!!!  I've gone through my circles a few times trying to catch everyone.. but I still probably missed someone.I didn't follow any blogs, I didn't follow photographers on that other social network, I pretty much shot on my own.  In the last year I've been on more photowalks than I can count.  (I would guess over 40, but I haven't sat down and really counted).  Some of the folks I've just shook their hand and said hello, other's I've spent days in the desert, mountains and beaches of California with.  There are people from at least 4 different countries, pro photographers, casual hobby photographers, but they all have enough passion for it to get out and share their love of it with others.  While much photography, especially landscape photography is done alone, it also can be a really fun group sport.Add the circle if you wish, pass if you don't.  I just wanted to say thanks to everyone here for changing my view of photography, and help me learn so much in the last year.  You all rock!!!!!2012-06-12 22:22:15200102119CC G+
Wendy Stever3,239With the help of many wonderful people, I have the pleasure to share this MUST CIRCLE circle of engaging, awesome, talented, inspiring photographers.   I promise you will not be disappointed. 2012-06-12 13:40:1820615114CC G+
Thomas Hawk2,480,3142,000 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+Part 3 of 4 (La-Ro)Part 1 of 4 (A-Ev) here:  http://goo.gl/Z333gPart 2 of 4 (Ev-La) here:  http://goo.gl/dX7lRThis is the fourth time since joining G+ almost a year ago that I'm sharing my photographers circle.  I shared it with 500 photographers, 1,000 photographers, 1,500 photographers and now 2,000 photographers.  I have to break my circle up into four 500 photographer circles as that is the G+ limit.  Each day this week (Mon.- Thurs.) I'll share a different circle.  Today is the third circle and includes photographers with the last name's La-Ro. A few notes about these circles.  I always get hated on when I share them by people.  Inevitably if I include 2,000 people, I will leave 50,000 people out.  This is not intentional or personal.  This circle is not "the best" photographers on G+ or in the world.  It doesn't mean if you are not in my circle that you are not a "quality" photographer.  This list is simply photographers that I've stumbled across for whatever reason over the past year and have chosen to follow their work.  In some cases I've gotten to know the photographers in this circle personally -- through photowalks and trips, hangouts, in real life, etc.  Many of these people are or have become my friends.  Most of the photographers in my circle though I don't even know.  They are just people whose work I admire and want to consume -- I hope many are future friends.  :)I use some objective criteria with this circle but I use a lot of subjective criteria too.  This is, afterall, my own personal circle that I look at and +1 from every single day.  My aesthetic taste and personal preferences may be very, very different than yours.  This is ok.  Art is subjective.  That said, here a breakdown of my own preferences and biases that influence who I add into my circle.1.  I like people who are active on G+.  If you haven't posted one of your photos in the last month you probably are not in this circle.  I use a script to uncircle inactive people regularly.2.  I like photographers who mostly post their own photographs.  I dislike clutter and "dumb stuff" in my photographers circle.  Excessive reshares, circle shares, memes, gifs, youtube videos, posts not about photography, web links, etc. make me uncircle or move people to a different circle.  I also like photographers who regulate how much of their photography they post to their stream.  I don't want to see 50 shots in a row of someone's vacation.  I think about 5 photos max a day feels about right to me.3.  *Controversial* I dislike signatures and watermarks.  You will find photographers in my circle that use them.  It's just a bias, not a hard and fast rule.  I mostly want this stream to be as watermark/signature free as possible.  I totally understand and respect your reasons and decision for using watermarks/signatures.  I hope you equally respect my decision to not want to consume photos mared up with them.  Please don't turn this into a discussion about watermarks/sigs, I've spent the last 10 years thinking heavily about this issue.  It's just a personal preference and bias.4.  I like people who are active, positive, helpful, enthusiastic G+ community members.  I dislike people who are rude, mean, complainers, trolls, harrasers, etc.  If you say mean things to people, about people, about their art or their work I don't want to follow you.  I'm fine with debate and disagreement.  It should just be done respectfully -- there's a huge difference between respectful disagreement and rude behavior.  Not only will you not be in this circle if you are rude, I'll probably block you too.  I want to surround myself with positive 2012-06-06 16:11:54497156130318CC G+
David Bowden30,996THE B&W Circle of Google+Hey G+, its that time again. Time to share the largest collection of B&W photographers here on Google+. If you love Black and White then this is the circle for you. Each of these photographers shoots at least 40% of their work in B&W. All are very talented and have some excellent work for you to view.Take a look and enjoy the circle!PHOTOGRAPHERSIf you arent in this circle and would like to be, please review the criteria for inclusion here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Then send me a note on this thread or a personal note and I will gladly review your work and add you.Thanks everyone!</david>PS- Please share this circle.2012-06-04 21:40:33461703152CC G+
Jeff Smith36,143And The Selfy Sunday Project "regulars" circle. Will need to start a new one since this one is at 499. Let me know if you are in for some regular Selfy fun.2012-05-29 04:12:4549920323CC G+
Daily Photography Themes8,726A huge howdy do and a Happy weekend to all our hard working theme curators out there! A lot of work can go into running a popular theme and they do it just for the fun of it.Kudos :)2012-05-25 05:47:1227725738CC G+
Trever McGhee8,850I missed this circle yesterday, so I've got to re-share it today.It has some of the most amazing people that I've come across here on Google in it.Peter has done incredible work with these circles to bring awareness to some Phenomenal Photographers.+Take2seconds to check it out, you won't be disappointed.****+Peter From FromYesterday 04:44 - PublicThe Amazing Photographer's Circle (APC) –– Revised Version, Part 1And the time has come to reshare my popular validated Amazing Photographer's Circle again. In here you will find great creative photographer's from all over the globe. If you want to spice up your feed with some stunning photography, you really should add Part 1 and 2 of the APC to your circles. I am honored and very proud to present and promote this circle.Do YOU want to be included in the next revision of the APC? Then do the following:1. Reshare BOTH parts (1 & 2) of the APC in your feed. Start with this before you ask for inclusion. WHY??? you cry out! Beacuse... If you want to be promoted in this circle, it is just fair that you help promote your fellow photographer's as well. You all benefit from that. If you don't like that, it's fine, but do NOT ask for inclusion. No resahre, no inclusion –– NO exceptions.2. Let me know in the comments that you wish to be included.3. Make sure that you share your own original photography in your feed. (If there are too many reshares of other peoples' work, YouTube clips, GIFS etc., I might not add you to the circle. The APC is a validated quality circle that should bring people great imagery to their feeds.NOTE! If you see that I have plussed your comment, then you know that I have added you to the next revision of the APC. I didn't PLUS your comment? Make sure that you have reshared BOTH circle posts and let me know that you did so.Enjoy....Cheers and enjoy the ETPC.2012-05-08 20:38:52500009CC G+
Peter From34,520The Amazing Photographer's Circle (APC) –– Revised Version, Part 1And the time has come to reshare my popular validated Amazing Photographer's Circle again. In here you will find great creative photographer's from all over the globe. If you want to spice up your feed with some stunning photography, you really should add Part 1 and 2 of the APC to your circles. I am honored and very proud to present and promote this circle.Do YOU want to be included in the next revision of the APC? Then do the following:1. Reshare BOTH parts (1 & 2) of the APC in your feed. Start with this before you ask for inclusion. WHY??? you cry out! Beacuse... If you want to be promoted in this circle, it is just fair that you help promote your fellow photographer's as well. You all benefit from that. If you don't like that, it's fine, but do NOT ask for inclusion. No resahre, no inclusion –– NO exceptions.2. Let me know in the comments that you wish to be included.3. Make sure that you share your own original photography in your feed. (If there are too many reshares of other peoples' work, YouTube clips, GIFS etc., I might not add you to the circle. The APC is a validated quality circle that should bring people great imagery to their feeds.NOTE! If you see that I have plussed your comment, then you know that I have added you to the next revision of the APC. I didn't PLUS your comment? Make sure that you have reshared BOTH circle posts and let me know that you did so.Enjoy....Cheers and enjoy the ETPC.2012-05-07 10:44:26500202234157CC G+
David Bowden29,753B&W Circle ShareHey Google+This is the largest B&W circle of photographers on Google+. Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. Now at 462.PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2012-05-03 00:10:54462664548CC G+
Trever McGhee6,685Amazing people in this circle that Peter created, so I'm sharing it..It's the weekend add someone new and see where it leads to+Peter From 10 Apr 2012 (edited) - PublicAmazing Photographers From Around The Globe –– #CircleShare #CircleCount This is my top notch circle with some truly amazing talent inside... If you want to spice up your feed with wonderful images every day –– this is the circle that will bring the goods to you! Check it out yourself...If you want to be added to the APC –– just leave a note in the comments below and then reshare this post to spread the word. No reshare, no inclusion. If you want your name removed, just send me a pm and I will take care of that asap.The criteria for addition to this circle are: an active feed with great original photography.I will reshare the updated APC in the beginning of next week so be patient... :)2012-04-20 11:08:29338918CC G+
Mike Shaw1,146,786Circle Share TwoThis was a circle made up of G+ members that YOU recommended in a thread I asked for a while ago, enjoy the great collection you came up with )2012-04-17 13:39:414987552170CC G+
Gene Bowker33,758Extended Play Circle v2 I reshared my "Premium Blend" circle a few minutes ago, so I also wanted to share my "Extended Play" circle. I have changed this circle recently NOT to include the PB folks, so there is room for a few more here. The extended play circle is those folks who I interact with on a regular basis but usually not as often as those on the EP circle. I visit each of these folks at least once a week to check out their streams and more often as I can. There are also quite a few of the "name brand" photographers of G+ here whose work enlivens my stream and who I look up to. As always, I'm sorry if I've overlooked anyone. Usually that just means I haven't had the time to get to know you yet. Thanks folks for making G+ a better place for me.2012-04-16 15:45:22204825CC G+
Jessica Wood6,718So yesterday I asked for "Fresh Meat". Just wanted to breath some new life into my stream. Here are the majority of people who were tagged by others as bringing goodness to their own streams and they thought I would enjoy them.Passing along!Lots of people I already knew and just as many I had never heard of before. I have not checked for NSFW or other content...It will take me awhile to get to know everyone!Share, Have fun!Let's meet some new people!2012-04-12 19:57:35307171020CC G+
Trever McGhee6,436You just never know who you'll discover until you circle them.There's someone for everyone to follow in this incredible circle of people & pages. Especially +Candace Regan whose my better half who makes me look good :-) She wasn't feeling well yesterday, she's been putting in 20 hr days lately working on our projects to help others for free, so I thought I'd surprise her today with a few new followers, she loves to engage with people. Just like others in this group of people who are waiting to follow you, they love to engage with people, while others are hoping for the opportunity to inspire you with their posts.For me, that's what it's all about, helping one another find the right people to connect to.The greatest thing about Google is you can add and delete as many circles as you want. So put this circle to the test, check out the Stream for a week, keep those who you like and return the rest to the grid. You can always add them again later on when the time is right for you. I guarantee you, you'll find more than one :-)That's why I included +J.J. Bentley circle of 190 "Rising G+ Superstars" Their amazing photographers with less than 10,000 followers, that are rising to the top because of the extraordinary work they do :-) Please add & share this circle ~ to share these extraordinary people,If you would like to be added, please leave a comment. #BeHappy #Friends #Share #circleshare #circlecount #publiccircle #sharedcircle If you have a favorite photo/artwork/story that we should consider for our book & show that were producing this fall, so that we can continue to help people for free, then post it on the public stream and include the #hashtag #Take2seconds and mention my name +Trever McGhee or +Candace Regan so that we can comment on it. If the photo/artwork/story follows the Google guidelines, it is family friendly and we have the artist's permission, we'll include it in the DVD portion that goes with the book. Everyone can take part in it, all you need is one plus which can be your own :-). As to whether or not your photo/artwork/story makes it into the book and/or the reality show will be determined by the largest number of pluses/shares.More details on the projects and how we'll raise 97 million will be released on Apr 22 :-)2012-04-12 15:11:29471851635CC G+
Nurcan Azaz12,803My "Photographer Friends" circleThis is the first time I wanted to share my circle. Most of you already know these great photographers. I recommend for new followers if you did not add yet.We are not mutual friends or did not mutually interact some of them yet, but I like calling all as my friends, because making my days more colorful and inspiring my photography with the great works every day.Feel free to share this circle !2012-04-11 20:36:0129139115CC G+
dawn m. armfield5,328Time to share another circle. This is, by far, my largest (and you only see 500 of the 800 people I have in it). This circle includes amazing photographers. Again, in my own structure, I have it broken down into different categories, but this is the highest level of the photography circles I have.Enjoy and comment!2012-03-30 13:57:1150023810CC G+
David Bowden26,541Hey Google+Because of the amazing amount of new photographers added in the month of March, I am re-sharing the B&W Photographers Circle today !!This is the largest B&W circle of photographers on Google+. Each photographer in the circle is personally reviewed before being added. If you like B&W photography this is the circle of people to take a look at. Now at 443.PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLEPhotographersAre you a B&W shooter..? do you shoot over 40% of your images in B&W..? if so you need to be in this circle. Its one of the most shared on Google+.To learn what it takes to be included please visit this post:https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/CvM99cDE1E9Thanks everyone, Enjoy !</david>2012-03-29 20:34:11443494548CC G+


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2014-04-12 06:30:57 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)

My little baby boy has become a HUGE little man overnight. 13 years old and already 6' and sharing my shoes and shirts. It never ceases to amaze me how amazing this dude is.


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2014-04-10 21:14:37 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)

Walking on water.

During my morning meditation at the Japanese Tea Garden in SF.

Yes it's a hipster shot. I'm aware.


2014-04-05 17:22:23 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Hey SFers. I'll be in the Bay for the next few days. I'm booked solid with meetings and research until Monday afternoon and then it relaxes a little, but I should be able to squeeze in some personal stuff too, so let me know what's happening and where you'll all be. It'd be great to even grab a hug and a hi if we can't find more time.

Please plus in anyone you think might be interested.


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2014-04-04 21:30:16 (10 comments, 10 reshares, 49 +1s)

#FloralFriday shot from the Portland Japanese Garden this morning.

"Light amongst the darkness"
 Something we should all strive to be. It's a great feeling.

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2014-04-04 14:06:37 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)

In the last 6 months I've had two major spiritual/emotion breakthroughs that coincided with major life changes. BOTH times, the first one six months ago, and the second a couple days ago, my "third eye" has developed a dry flaky patch as if it were shedding skin. I've had monumental growth throughout that period, but in much smaller and evenly transitioned increments, but the two "holy shit epiphanies" have both caused the first two dry patches of skin of my life. Seriously. It's never happened before. I'm not gonna start getting all mystic or hoodoo voodoo guru on you, but that sure doesn't seem like happenstance to me.

Let go and let love. It's really that simple.

I hope each and every one of you have the chance to reflect inward long enough to be hit in the face with same brick of light that I have. My life is so beautiful and blessed... more »

2014-04-04 13:47:54 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Hey Portlandia! I'm all up in ya personal space for one day. It's a business trip but I've got a little workable time this afternoon. What should I shoot, where should I go, what are the three "can't miss" things to do in PDX?

2014-02-20 23:44:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.

To him, a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is tragedy, a joy is ecstasy, a friend is a lover and a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He MUST create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.

- Pearl Buck

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2014-01-18 06:22:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)

I have the coolest kid of all time. Playing hold em, listening to Houses of the Holy on the record player, sitting by the fire, drinking some Prisoner. Life is so amazing when you're surrounded by pure, gentle, positive, curious, and loving souls. Don't ever accept anything less. 

2014-01-07 14:55:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Fun things are happening. Check it out. Share the post. Like the page. Show some love. 

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2013-12-18 15:27:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

I'm no shepherd nor a sweater maker, or even a hairdresser, but methinks these lambs may have been shaved a slight bit too close. 

2013-12-14 16:28:36 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

So since I got my 1959 Silvertone console stereo rebuilt I've been slightly obsessed with collecting vinyl (most of which I found from my old childhood collection, and a lot of my mom's old records) but I've been increasingly aware that I only need three records to get through the winter:

Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
Nina Simone - I put a spell on you
Dinah Washington - What a diff'rence a day makes

In the days of buying one song at a time through  a computer the art of the record as a complete piece of art has been lost. What would be your three snowbound stranded by the fire must have records?

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2013-11-30 16:10:57 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)


I love this man.

2013-11-30 15:51:45 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

THAT'S the holiday spirit!!!

It's just stuff people. STUFF!!! 

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2013-11-30 06:13:16 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me, and I'm feelin good. 

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2013-11-28 16:55:08 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Is it wrong to listen to The Carpenters while cooking a feast?

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2013-11-19 02:21:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

My buddy Amos going all badass completely unplugged at the Ryman Auditorium this past week. No mic. No amp. Just soul and passion and talent. It blows my mind how many amazingly talented and beautiful people I have as friends. Go get his new record,and let me know when you have it because I created a cocktail pairing menu to go with each track back when it was being recorded that I can send you to take the experience to a completely new level #AmosLee 

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2013-11-16 19:03:38 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Today will be so much this, no matter how hard I have to try. Protect your eyes. 

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2013-11-04 15:27:26 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

And now you know...

The real “Lone Ranger,” it turns out, was an African American man named Bass Reeves, who the legend was based upon. Perhaps not surprisingly, many aspects of his life were written out of the story, including his ethnicity. The basics remained the same: a lawman hunting bad guys, accompanied by a Native American, riding on a white horse, and with a silver trademark.

Historians of the American West have also, until recently, ignored the fact that this man was African American, a free black man who headed West to find himself less subject to the racist structure of the established Eastern and Southern states.

While historians have largely overlooked Reeves, there have been a few notable works on him. Vaunda Michaux Nelson’s book, Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, won the 2010 Coretta Scott King Awardfor b... more »

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2013-11-03 15:06:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Behind the facade

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2013-11-03 04:09:45 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 45 +1s)

It's all just a facade.

2013-11-03 03:07:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.

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2013-10-28 18:29:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

We talk a lot about "connections" on such so called "social" media sites, but do we really understand? I think this video may help shine a little apricitic light on the concept.


 www.noetic.org is damn good place to start.

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2013-10-28 17:36:34 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

All my dreams are made of chrome
I have no way to get back home
I'd rather die before I wake, like Marilyn Monroe
You can throw my dreams out in the street, let the rain make em grow

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2013-10-28 16:52:43 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)

An outtake for #PortraitTuesday because this is how I feel today.

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2013-10-28 15:52:54 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)

Today's word of the day is Apricity.
(noun) (obsolete) The warmth of the Sun in winter.

We spend so much time trudging ever forward through the cold and dark world we have constructed thinking that's what we are "supposed to do" that we don't stop to realize that if we just take a step or two to the side that we will be back in the light of the sun apricating. Sounds a lot like appreciating, doesn't it?

Sometimes we're on the wrong path, but sometimes we're just on the wrong side of it.

Step into the light. Slow down. Apricate, and appreciate.

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2013-10-26 03:24:48 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)

It's cool. Don't be jealous. It's not like Godriguez is floating in the eye of Hurricane Osman or anything.


2013-10-13 15:56:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Hey everybody. Please please do me a favor and head over to the other side of the tracks and like my company's page. We need to drum up some buzz for the holidays. Share it. Pimp me out. Help a brotha feed some kids. These little suckers are expensive!!!!

Thank you thank you thank you!!!



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2013-10-13 15:07:05 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

I sure would love to walk to target and get some wine today, but we all know buying booze on Sunday makes the baby Jesus cry. Unless there's a football game, then it's ok. He loves football. But only beer. Not the hard stuff like this rosé.


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2013-10-12 18:26:05 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)

The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome is of another day
I've been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I'm going home to my city by the Bay

I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care

My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me

Photo credit to Britni Morgan (A.K.A. Zuri Gray), my subject from the earlier posts. I decided to let her witness my vulnerability after putting her through the emotional wringer during her session, so I played this song to get me in the right state of mind to open up and this tear fell before the damn lyrics even started. I am such a... more »

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2013-10-12 18:06:37 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)


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2013-10-12 16:26:10 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

I just noticed that you can compile like photos to their own albums. Unfortunately I' haven't figured out how to do this without throwing it all in your faces quite yet. I'm not very social media savvy anymore. Sorry for the redundancies. 

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2013-10-12 15:58:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

...and then there's the point where you really start talking about heavy and deeply meaningful things, and shots like this take themselves. 

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2013-10-12 15:57:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

I had a "get to know you better" shoot with my friend Brit last night. Art is a funny thing. Sometimes you just decide to get some lights out and snap meaninglessly and chat about each others lives, and things like this happen. I can't wait to see what we can do now that we're a little more comfortable and connected. Sheesh, that girl can sit. Wow.

is there a #SexySaturday yet? 

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2013-10-10 18:31:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

While we're at it, the saddest song ever written. Seriously. Get some tissues. 

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2013-10-10 18:23:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)


We listened to this song on an almost permanent repeat whilst flying over both water AND land all the way home and back to Tennessee.

Don't miss the link after the lyrics!!!

From the sky we look so organized and brave
Walls that make up barricades and graves
Daddy's little empire built by hands and built by slaves
From the sky we look so organized and brave

In the heat I saw you rising from the dirt
Drunken tears and tugging at your skirt
If only you could tell me then what part of you got hurt
In the heat I saw you rising from the dirt

*Take my hand, baby we're over land
I know flying over water makes you cry
Where's that liquor cart?
Maybe we shouldn't start
But I can't for the life of me say why*

*From the sky the highway's... more »

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2013-10-10 16:32:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

#home part 2. The best place I ever lived. Ten floors from the top on the corner in the middle. Via #instagram

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2013-10-10 16:30:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

#home via #instagram

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2013-10-10 16:19:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

From last weeks perfect hang with +Cameron Siguenza +Erica Joy +Eric James Leffler and +Amy Heiden. I'm homesick already and it's only been 3 days. 

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2013-10-10 16:06:46 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Posting early for #FloralFriday since I won't be googling tomorrow.


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2013-10-10 16:03:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Top of the Mark. Doesn't get much more #SF than this.

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2013-10-10 16:02:23 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Embarcadero Center (framing stolen from +Amy Heiden)

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2013-10-10 15:58:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. #LyricallyInspired  

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2013-10-10 15:56:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Hindsight is 20/20

#Home   #Napa  

2013-09-30 16:33:27 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Ok SF. Let's get something solid on the books. I'm going as off the grid as possible on this trip so setting up an event on my phone seems like an impossibility. I'm free any day until the 7th, and just about every night as well. I need some Bay Area shutterbug love. Let's make this happen. If anyone would like to take the lead feel free. 

2013-09-29 03:59:38 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Hey San Safrisco, what's that app where be you all can see where I be? We used to use it for photowalks. That's how I'm gonna keep you all abreast of our whereabouts for the next couple weeks.

2013-09-04 16:18:57 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Hey San Safrisco and Bay Area adjacent folks...

Hurricane Osman will be blowing through in a few weeks. Who's up for a photowalk after (and possibly during) the Giants game on Saturday the 28th or Sunday the 29th? Start at the ballpark and work our way to North Beach?

It's been far too long. Can't wait to see you all. Please spread the word so we can love on as many of you as possible!!

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2013-08-10 21:31:28 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

Sharing publicly, by special request. :-)

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2013-08-08 12:41:28 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

+Mark Rodriguez is a hobbit?!? I knew he was magical, but wow. 

2013-07-20 22:50:29 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Can anyone tell me why my stream is cluttered with activity of other people on posts of people I don't follow, and more importantly how do I get my stream back to only POSTS of  people I follow, not every gStep they take?

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2013-07-20 18:10:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)


Fresh squeezed juices, organic turbinado sugar. Professional mobile bar rig. I'm gonna say this is the baddest assed lemonade stand of all time.


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