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Robert Connor0This is my TEAM Circle#circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles       #publiccircle       #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagecircle     2014-04-17 13:12:26239817379CC G+
Landscape Photography Show2,882The +Landscape Photography Show is proud to share it's circle of Recommended Photographers!!  These are the awesome landscape photographers that have been recommended by the panel of the +Landscape Photography Show !!  Share and Enjoy!!! #CircleShare   #SharedCircles  +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  2014-04-12 03:11:298722922CC G+
TechDissected545This is the +TechDissected  #Photography  circle. This is the place where we have some of the most awesome photographers on G+. However, we're looking for more to add to it. Do you fit in this circle or do you know someone that does that's not a part of it? If so, comment with the person's name and tag them so we can add them to our special #Photography  circle!2014-04-11 23:42:09186304CC G+
Jiri Papakiriakos8,357My personal "MUSTSEE" circle of photographersContains great photographers only. Hand picked :)2014-04-07 09:21:2999101CC G+
Dubie Bacino75,453Inspiring on Google+ Curated by @Opajdara (6th Edition)This is the circle I go to when I find myself in need of beauty and inspiration. It's made mainly of photographers, but also other people who I find post intriguing, provoking, and inspiring content. This is a very colorful group. One thing they have in common, besides me, is engaging content that will enhance your Google+ experience. -----------------------------------------I keep meeting interesting people here, and making new friends, thanks to being shared in many public circles. Which is why I am now sharing two of my circles every month:  - ENGAGERS:https://plus.google.com/115150058179114869418/posts/VoTTuEj8SYUthose who have interacted with me in some way (either by plussing, commenting, and/or sharing my posts, or by participating in my communities), and- INSPIRING:https://plus.google.com/u/0/115150058179114869418/posts/aVFsr1YBXNcmainly photographers, but also other people who I find post original and interesting content.To get into my circles is real simple: either engage with my posts, or keep sharing quality content. If you want me to notice you, be active in one or all of my communities (see below).To connect with me - Opajdara, the best place is my xeeme page: http://xeeme.com/opajdara or http://www.opajdara.com/ -----------------------------------------MY PAGES AND COMMUNITIES(Feel free to join if any of the topics interest you)FRIEND FILERIf you need more shared circles, check out the ones posted by +Friend Filer. If what you are looking for is to grow your audience, expand your reach on Google+ and connect with people on other social networks, I also recommend joining their community at http://bit.ly/1f6AUpH.MOON PHOTOGRAPHYTake a look at +Moonipulations, it's the place for all Moon lovers. Here you will find not only the photoshopped pics as the name indicates, but also the most beautiful moonscapes. If you want to jump in and share your photos,  join Moonipulations community: http://bit.ly/194vpSNROAD PHOTOGRAPHYThis is something I really love, to see an open road in front of me. If you feel the same, come join us and share your most beautiful road pics here: http://bit.ly/18rY1cnAERIAL PHOTOGRAPHYA place for those of us who like to see how earth looks from the sky. A refreshing change of perspective. Take a look for yourself: http://bit.ly/1mOSZA7MOTION PHOTOGRAPHYLook at the world around you - it's in constant motion. Stop for a moment and take a shot of it, then share it with us here:  http://bit.ly/1fI9xGqSHADOW PHOTOGRAPHYVisit the showcase of beautiful and creative shadow photography. Shadows can add a lot to a photograph. They can emphasize emotions, create surreal images, and be used in a variety of ways. If you are interested in exploring this fascinating interaction of darkness and light, please join us: http://bit.ly/16tts8kRAIN 2014-04-04 10:42:024081004195CC G+
David Pilasky25,016Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for March, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Plus this post and share it.2. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.3. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*4. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.  #sharedcircles #circleshare   2014-04-02 12:00:52437411CC G+
David Pilasky25,016Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for March, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Plus this post and share it.2. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.3. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*4. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.  #sharedcircles #circleshare   2014-04-02 12:00:2143014CC G+
Cameron Brown0Here is a circle full of my favourite Google+ photographers! Every day, I log into Google and check my photography circle and without fail, there is always interesting photographs and plenty of inspiration. Feel free to add these people!2014-03-23 21:09:1486202CC G+
Gailen Mapes60,498Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  N-Q - 9 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-03-09 11:14:071549317CC G+
Nicolas Zaug5,083Hi G+Don't ask me why ... but I've just mind that I've never shared my personal top photographers circle's ! That's a shame ;-)In fact, I've just spent a bit time in this circle and noticed that many of them are not part of the PEC circle I share on a regular basis.So let my introduce to you some of the best photographers I've seen on G+ so far, sharing some top quality and awesome pictures !!Just let you getting inspired by those talents ;-) #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #photographycircles   #photography  2014-03-03 15:51:48178849CC G+
David Pilasky23,893Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for February, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!Advice:  I don't normally offer too much advice but since our Landscape Photography Community is still very young and since many of our members are new to G+ or landscape photography or both, then I'll offer this advice!!I'm in the circle!  What do I do?1. Say Thank You!  It's the polite thing to do!2. Save this circle.3. Plus this post and share it.I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Add this circle to your circles.2. Plus this post and share it.3. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.4. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*5. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.   #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2014-03-01 14:02:32564248CC G+
ibrahim aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001CC G+
Eric Hege19,707Photographers Circle K-ZThis is K-Z (last names) of my current Photography Circle. Most of these people should be very active, and they post some really great images encompassing about any subject matter you could think of!Add them to your circles, and feel free to share this circle. You'll find A-J of this shared circle here:https://plus.google.com/+EricHege/posts/EyuRKbMFGA52014-02-19 17:17:184787010CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis2,715And this is my circle with the top (professional) photographers on Google+. Enjoy!2014-02-18 18:34:27494023CC G+
Card-Photo8,504Sharing my PhotoPlus appreciation circle, fast growing and hand-picked. It contains photographers whom I admire and are always a source of inspiration and also photography pages and photographers who appreciated my work somehow.A big "Thank you" each and everyone in this circle!#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles 2014-02-11 16:03:01163612867CC G+
Margaret Tompkins101,340Get to know your Landscape Photography Community Moderators!!Share and Enjoy!!#Sharedcircles   #Circleshare  2014-02-11 01:21:0724032CC G+
David Pilasky22,710Congratulations to the Best of the Best for January, 2014!!Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay !!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm in the circle!  What do I do?1. Say Thank You!  It's the polite thing to do!2. Plus this post and share it to your public stream.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Add this circle to your circles and follow these excellent photographers.2. Plus this post and share it to your public stream.3. Study the landscape photographs produced by these photographers.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to your photographs.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a Moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.4. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*5. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!The very hardworking moderators of the  Landscape Photography Community are also in this circle.   #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2014-02-01 13:07:3485183422CC G+
DOCTOR DRK ys®767#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #addcircle   #addme   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles  ADD ME2014-01-28 10:33:24490537CC G+
Allan Cooper7,409This circle is for nature lovers and photographers: #nature   #naturephotography   #photographer   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles2014-01-20 01:10:38253418CC G+
Allan Cooper7,383This circle is for nature lovers and photographers: #nature   #naturephotography   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #animal   #animals   #animallovers   #animalphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #orchid   #orchidphotography   #birds   #bird   #parrot   #dogs   #cat   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing2014-01-18 04:09:25250725CC G+
Gailen Mapes57,914Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera N-Q - 9 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mape2014-01-09 11:47:191509117CC 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+
David Pilasky21,559Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for December, 2013!!Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay !!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm in the circle!  What do I do?1. Say Thank You!  It's the polite thing to do!2. Plus this post and share it to your public stream.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Add this circle to your circles and follow these excellent photographers.2. Plus this post and share it to your public stream.3. Study the landscape photographs produced by these photographers.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to your photographs.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a Moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.4. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*5. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The very hardworking moderators of the  Landscape Photography Community are also in this circle.   #sharedcircles   #circeshare    2014-01-01 13:35:20740197CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays 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 #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:50501303CC 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 Rocksuperstar1,473My Friday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars2. 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 01:27:26500204CC G+
Alex Berg13,792PHOTO LADY # 1 #sharedcircles  2013-12-16 06:26:584901710CC 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+
Mario Falcetti25,127A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … ( updated November 15th, '13)  #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social2013-11-15 18:22:23487532052CC G+
Jan Havrda20,092Diamonds.2013-11-15 00:05:422766211CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 15:38:53499023CC G+
Justin Hill22,577338 Photographers :- Due to a post I saw float past in my stream today I am suddenly aware of the fact that I have not shared any of my circles for a very long time. So to rectify that here's my circle of photographers. If you are missing from this circle you are most probably in my other photography circle that is HDR based...if you are also missing from that one then I am sorry as I simply cannot add everyone that crosses my path or stream. Enjoy...2013-10-11 14:09:1333813411CC G+
Alessandro Folghera0Magic #sharedcircle #Topengagers People from Google Plus, enjoy the Circle, enjoy G+2013-09-10 03:28:22495107CC G+
Giulia Fiore0The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223CC G+
Gailen Mapes42,661Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 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 September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles cre2013-09-04 20:33:5938323718CC 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+
Gailen Mapes40,171Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 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 August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting JAugust 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles creat2013-08-18 10:44:1136918217CC G+
Hakan Gül25,001Top 25 Communities on Google+I have together with the help of +CircleCount  gathered a list of the Top 25 Communities (in terms of followers) on Google+.Below is the complete list of the communities with their current owners and some stats. I have also put together a circle of all the owners in order to show my appreciation of their hard work with the communities.When you join a community, please make sure to add the owners/moderators to your circles in order to show your appreciation of their hard work. It will also make sure that the moderators can contact you if they need to reach you as some people don't accept +mentions in posts from people whom are not in their circles.Top 25 Communities on +Google+  :► 1. Joke of the Day(https://plus.google.com/communities/104550499164355562767)Members: 196,757Owner: +Joke of the Day ► 2. Amazing Places to See(https://plus.google.com/communities/109933143164651576714)Members: 184,662Owner: +Amazing Places to See ► 3. Android(https://plus.google.com/communities/107847486351510098159)Members: 175,271Owner: +Android Central ► 4. Harry Potter(https://plus.google.com/communities/111480651730494364607)Members: 174,555Owner: +Harry Potter Fans ► 5. Landscape Photography(https://plus.google.com/communities/116871042716967304935)Members: 166,096Owner(s): +Jay Patel +Varina Patel ► 6. HDR Photography(https://plus.google.com/communities/101254971006166501000)Members: 147,339Owner: +Trey Ratcliff ► 7. Night Photography(https://plus.google.com/communities/116739301264243698053)Members: 143,756Owner: +thomas o'brien ► 8. Space(https://plus.google.com/communities/100276549585470687394)Members: 136,666Owner: +Fraser Cain ► 9. Animal Lovers(https://plus.google.com/communities/113678595147618762604)Members: 128,398Owner: +Animals ► 10. Earth(https://plus.google.com/communities/111431221870263866201)Members: 123,628Owner: +Earth ► 11. Gaming(https://plus.google.com/communities/106294677380036336853)Members: 121,307Owner: ++Gaming ► 12. Forever Twilight(https://plus.google.com/communities/101447366643578351103)Members: 115,397Owner:  No Owner found► 13. Science on G+(https://plus.google.com/communities/111298192566988133095)Members: 111,840Owner(s): +Knut Torgersen +Peter Edenist +Ted Ewen +Lace2013-08-07 13:32:28337515CC G+
David Pilasky9,162Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for July, 2013!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay !!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!Advice:  We don't normally offer too much advice but since our Landscape Photography Community is still young and since many of our members are new to G+ or landscape photography or both, then we'll offer the advice below!!I'm in the circle!  What do I do?1. Say Thank You!  It's the polite thing to do!2. Save this circle.3. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Save this circle.2. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.3. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.4. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*5. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.   #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-08-02 12:18:0961476CC G+
Mario Falcetti0A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated July 26th, '13)2013-07-26 18:15:3234422150130CC 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+
Douglas J. Shumway702This is one of my favorite  #sharedcircles . #Engagers  that actually engage.  2013-07-18 17:53:39376808CC G+
Gailen Mapes35,700Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 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 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by2013-07-18 11:57:1637613411CC G+
Gailen Mapes33,485Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 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 starting June 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.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...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by 2013-07-04 15:49:0838012113CC G+
David Pilasky8,415Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for June, 2013!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as LandscapePhotoOfTheDay !!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!Advice:  I don't normally offer too much advice but since our Landscape Photography Community is still very young and since many of our members are new to G+ or landscape photography or both, then I'll offer this advice!!I'm in the circle!  What do I do?1. Say Thank You!  It's the polite thing to do!2. Save this circle.3. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Save this circle.2. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.3. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.4. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*5. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.   #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-07-01 10:06:1061324CC G+
David Pilasky8,204Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for May, 2013!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay !!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!Advice:  I don't normally offer too much advice but since our Landscape Photography Community is still very young and since many of our members are new to G+ or landscape photography or both, then I'll offer this advice!!I'm in the circle!  What do I do?1. Say Thank You!  It's the polite thing to do!2. Save this circle.3. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Save this circle.2. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.3. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.4. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*5. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.   #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-06-24 13:23:0590825CC G+
David Pilasky8,204Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for May, 2013!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay !!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!Advice:  I don't normally offer too much advice but since our Landscape Photography Community is still very young and since many of our members are new to G+ or landscape photography or both, then I'll offer this advice!!I'm in the circle!  What do I do?1. Say Thank You!  It's the polite thing to do!2. Save this circle.3. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Save this circle.2. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.3. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.4. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*5. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.   #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-06-24 13:21:3891002CC G+
David Pilasky8,204Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for May, 2013!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay !!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!Advice:  I don't normally offer too much advice but since our Landscape Photography Community is still very young and since many of our members are new to G+ or landscape photography or both, then I'll offer this advice!!I'm in the circle!  What do I do?1. Say Thank You!  It's the polite thing to do!2. Save this circle.3. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Save this circle.2. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.3. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.4. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*5. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.    #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-06-24 13:20:2691000CC G+
David Pilasky8,204Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for May, 2013!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay !!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!Advice:  I don't normally offer too much advice but since our Landscape Photography Community is still very young and since many of our members are new to G+ or landscape photography or both, then I'll offer this advice!!I'm in the circle!  What do I do?1. Say Thank You!  It's the polite thing to do!2. Save this circle.3. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Save this circle.2. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.3. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.4. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*5. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.   #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-06-24 13:18:5591000CC G+
David Pilasky8,204Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for May, 2013!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay !!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!Advice:  I don't normally offer too much advice but since our Landscape Photography Community is still very young and since many of our members are new to G+ or landscape photography or both, then I'll offer this advice!!I'm in the circle!  What do I do?1. Say Thank You!  It's the polite thing to do!2. Save this circle.3. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Save this circle.2. Plus this post and share it as PUBLIC.  Add a sentence that tells us why you are sharing.3. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.4. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*5. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.     #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-06-24 13:17:0891000CC G+


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2014-04-15 16:03:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Great video, +Rick Sammon. You have some excellent advice!

2014-04-15 01:56:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Join us on Monday night at 7 PM PT (10 PM ET) to talk with +Jay Patel  and +Varina Patel  about what's new! They have a new landscape tutorial that just hit the net, so we'll do a Q&A about that... see some of their new pretty photos... take questions from the audience... and, well, who knows?  Anything can happen! :)  

In fact, if you have any questions, just drop them right down here in this space...  I'll be watching along with +Peter Giordano ! This will be great fun!

2014-04-14 11:13:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Join us on Monday night at 7 PM PT (10 PM ET) to talk with +Jay Patel  and +Varina Patel  about what's new! They have a new landscape tutorial that just hit the net, so we'll do a Q&A about that... see some of their new pretty photos... take questions from the audience... and, well, who knows?  Anything can happen! :)  

In fact, if you have any questions, just drop them right down here in this space...  I'll be watching along with +Peter Giordano ! This will be great fun!

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2014-04-02 21:36:22 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Want to know where we (+Jay Patel +Varina Patel +Johny Spencer ) are all hanging out?
Excuse the beeping - digger sounds - progress I guess?

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2014-03-31 23:53:02 (27 comments, 81 reshares, 351 +1s)

Our upcoming Hawaii workshop is filling up fast! The last time we were there, we photographed the lava as it dropped into the Pacific. I have to say - this photo doesn't do it justice. No photograph could. The experience was beyond anything I can explain. The heat of the lava. The turbulence of the water as super-heated lava touched its surface. The violent bursts of steam. The shifting colors. The landscape breaking apart with a force beyond anything you could imagine - and the lava pushing itself free from solid rock. Incredible.

I can't wait to go back! Are you thinking of joining us?

2014 Hawaii Workshop with +Colby Brown +Jay Patel and little old me!

http://photographybyvarina.com/workshops/oct-2014-workshop-big-island-hawaii

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2014-02-20 16:16:23 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)

Our brand new Ultimate Landscape Photography Course is now available! 

- 36 teaching videos
- More than 4 hours of video content - mostly shot on-location
- 9 Case Studies
- Post Processing Workflow
- Original RAW and layered files for practice
- Workshop-style lessons taught right in the field

This is - by far - our most comprehensive course to date. We put hundreds of hours of work into building it, and we hope you really love it!

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2014-02-20 01:13:33 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 76 +1s)

For his upcoming 11th birthday, my son wants Google Glass (but he understands that they are "too much money"). He also asks for Legos, and underwater camera, hugs, family and friends, and a hug from his birth family. Jeez.

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2014-02-18 23:38:15 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 23 +1s)

My kids had yet another snow day today (that's six already this year), and we had a great time playing in the snow in the morning - and building a little robot in the afternoon.

I had planned on getting a lot done today - while the kids were at school. I didn't get a thing done for photography... but I had a darn good time with my kids. I love snow days as much as the kids do. :)

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2014-02-11 00:37:01 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)

Critique Session Later Today!

We're getting closer and closer - check your local time and RSVP for the event at https://plus.google.com/events/ck6tcj81f0457366qdtud0kbusg

I'll be doing along with +Rick Sammon +dave cross and +Varina Patel  !:)  

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2014-01-24 22:40:43 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)

Congratulations to the Winners!

We're thrilled to announce the winners of the Team Induro Giveaway! Big congratulations to Roger Roberts and Tony Schlies! We hope you love your brand new +Induro tripods and ballheads, your +fstopgear camera bag, and all the awesome gear that comes with it!

Thanks so much to all those who attended the Live Premiere Event! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

If you are a winner, check your email! All the details are waiting for you!

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2014-01-23 02:59:57 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 59 +1s)

NEW TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are pleased to officially announce that we're returning again to beautiful, breathtaking Nicaragua this July 2014! This trip will be lead by acclaimed photographers +Jay Patel and +Varina Patel  amazing photo-educators with huge hearts. Our partner willl be +Empowerment International  once again, to further our efforts with their incredible Photography Club! 

This is also our most affordable trip, and for North, Central, or South Americans, a short flight with no jet lag! From towering volcanoes to shimmering lagoons and rippling jungles, to the cobbled streets of Historical Downtown Granada, to these incredible kids, it's a trip that is sure to deliver every time. Join us!!

http://bit.ly/TGLnicaragua

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2014-01-23 02:55:05 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 75 +1s)

Really big thanks to everyone at +Induro - +Matt Hill , +Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas , +Ray Vitiello , +Ab Sesay , +Cheryl Vitiello - for making us feel so welcome, and for doing such an amazing job with the live event today. And thanks to ShadeTree Films for making such a beautiful short film. We feel privileged to have been able to work with such an amazing group of people. Thanks also to everyone who joined us online for the live event. Your interest, your comments, and your support were incredible.

Thank you all!

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2014-01-22 16:48:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

We're just about to go live over here in New York! Have you sent in your RSVP so your name is in the hat to win a bag full of gear?

The short fIlm is live at http://www.indurogear.com/patels/! Check it out, and then join us for the live event!

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2014-01-21 22:15:26 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)

We finally gave up on our flight after three delays, and rented a car to make the drive from Philly to New York. A good choice, since our flight was finally cancelled. The drive has been VERY slow... But at least we're moving! Normally, this drive should take about 2.5 hours. Today, it looks like it will take 6. The plows are out in force - as many as 8 at a time in a line here on 95N. But they've got their work cut out for them.

We'll be careful. I promise!

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2014-01-21 17:20:55 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 50 +1s)

On way to +Induro

Who wants to be a landscape photographer now?

Enjoy and Share.
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2014-01-20 16:14:12 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)

I want to thank all of you who have donated to help my cousin get a new leg. Donations stand at just over $12,500 so far! That's fantastic! But we're not there yet. Julian needs $20,000 to make this happen. He's had the same leg for 10 years now, and he has fixed it and modified it many times to keep it in working condition. But he can't keep it going forever. Please donate what you can, and share this link: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/new-leg-for-julian-/112215

2014-01-20 01:48:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

You are invited to a film premiere featuring renowned and revered outdoor photographers Jay and Varina Patel as they trek through the Canadian Rocky Mountains near Banff. 

Join us Wednesday, January 22 for an incredible hour long hangout beginning at 12pm EST

We'll be taking questions from viewers plus posting the link for our awesome giveaway for Jay or Varina's Loka bag stuffed with pro gear from Induro, SmugMug, Jobi and the Patels themselves.

This will be a live Hangout On Air. The link will be posted to this page 10 minutes prior to showtime.

This event will also be Live on our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/indurovids 

For those of you can't make the live broadcast we will be posting the video recording to our YouTube Channel for viewing at your convenience. We will send a notifications as soon asi... more »

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2014-01-19 01:58:29 (24 comments, 14 reshares, 156 +1s)

Have you done any night photography?

Here are a few tips for getting cool night shots! Add your suggestions below!

I took this shot during our workshop in Australia. I gave away my f/2.8 lens so a student could follow along with the workflow we were presenting - so my settings were different from the others in the group... but no worries. Keep an eye on your histogram, and don't be afraid of experimentation.  Here are my basic tips for night photography.

1. Get your focus right. Your auto-focus won't work in the dark, but a flashlight should give you the light you need to set your focus. Take a test shot and zoom way in to check so you don't find yourself with a bunch of blurred photos when you're done! I stood and held the flashlight for 15 minutes or more while everyone set their focus. It took some time since we were making sure everyone was on the... more »

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2014-01-17 14:52:11 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)

Do you want to win a bag full of gear?

Don't forget to RSVP for our live, online Film Premiere Event! We're packing up to fly to New York in just a few days! Make sure your name is in the hat! The prize is amazing!

http://www.indurogear.com/patels/

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2014-01-13 11:33:56 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 84 +1s)

I had the pleasure of meeting +Varina Patel and +Jay Patel  in person in a photo-walk organized by +Mykal Hall  starting from the +Sydney Opera House.   I was heading down the steps to get some backup group shots when +Jay Patel called out for me to take the prime shot, I used my wifi remote to actually get in the shot myself ;-)

Judging by the number of smiles in the group shot and the feeling it seemed to be all over so quickly were pretty good indicators a good time was had by all. 
It was also great to catch up with the many familiar faces I've come to know via this channel.

Unfortunately I only made it to the wait-list on their recent workshop in Australia and hope to actually attend one.  (ps. If there's a chance of Lava or Aurora I'm there! ).  PS. Thanks for all the many tripod tips +Varina Patel  ;-)

#PatelSydneyPhotowalk  

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2014-01-13 11:19:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

We just got back from our trip to Australia. It was beyond fantastic! Here's a short interview we did with +Leigh Diprose of +F Stop Lounge while we were there!

2014-01-09 21:36:07 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

+Jay Patel and +Varina Patel are here in Australia for a workshop in Port Stephens hosted by +Brent Mail on the 3-5 Jan 2014. I have twisted their arms to do a photowalk here in +Sydney on the 11 January 2014.  So lets show our guest the welcome the Sydney Photo Community has to offer. 

We will meet on the steps in front of the Sydney Opera House at 6.30pm and slowly make our way to Hickson Rd Reserve for sunset and then to the end point at Observatory Hill by 9pm. I have plotted a few photo opportunity locations along the route as well as public toilets that I know of.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zw_eAURDDMag.kLJfMBZmQ50o 

There are plenty of food outlets to grab a quick bite to eat at Circular Quay for the journey. I have walked the route in 1hr 40mins at a leisurely pace but you may want to stay at one location longer if you desire. That will be fineas lon... more »

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2014-01-05 20:52:38 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)

Want to win a Bag Full of Camera Gear?
By +Induro:  http://www.indurogear.com/patels/

Click on the link below to find out the details.

Back in August of 2013 +Chad Brown, +Drew Renner and rest of their film crew followed us in the Canadian Wilderness with video camera to create a short documentary film about the life of a landscape photographer. We encountered bears, fog, rain, flood damage and most dreaded obstacles of all - Tourists. And then there was that time when my camera stopped working after a 3.5 mile hike. ;) 

+Induro will release share this short documentary film along with the stories and leanings from this adventure. Hope to see some of you there.

....And yes, I did say A BAG FULL OF CAMERA GEAR

Enjoy & Share.
____________
#landscapephotography

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2014-01-04 03:20:00 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)

We are having a dangerous amount of fun on our Australia workshop right now - but the real world keeps on turning... there's a contest running over at ViewBug right now, and I'll be the judge. You can enter to win some pretty darn cool prizes!

2014-01-01 17:49:53 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Help!

Hey, Bay Area friends! Storms in Chicago made a mess of my travel plans yesterday, and I missed my flight out of San Francisco. The next flight to Sydney is late tonight. Luckily, +Jay Patel is already in Sydney, and he'll get the workshop started without me tomorrow. Meanwhile, I'm holed up in a hotel room near the airport.

Can anyone suggest locations for shooting, exploring, or wandering? Preferably within walking distance of the airport? I don't know the city well... and I'm open to suggestions! I'll need to head for the airport around 8pm... But until then, well... I have no idea!

@Michael Bonocor +Michael Bonocore g +Katherine Cheng L +Ivan Makarov N +Laurie Rubin +Neal Yu J +Glade Gauger B +James Collum d +Barry Blanchard sing?

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2013-12-24 22:38:05 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

Can you help give Julian a new leg for Christmas?

Just 2 days left to help my cousin, Julian, get his new leg! He's been making clever repairs to his old one as it deteriorates, but it's not going to hold up much longer. If you haven't made a donation already, please consider giving whatever you can! We've raised over $8,000 already - but we still need nearly $12,000 to make this happen.

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/new-leg-for-julian-/112215

2013-12-24 20:02:08 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)

+Jay Patel and +Varina Patel are here in Australia for a workshop in Port Stephens hosted by +Brent Mail on the 3-5 Jan 2014. I have twisted their arms to do a photowalk here in +Sydney on the 11 January 2014.  So lets show our guest the welcome the Sydney Photo Community has to offer. 

We will meet on the steps in front of the Sydney Opera House at 6.30pm and slowly make our way to Hickson Rd Reserve for sunset and then to the end point at Observatory Hill by 9pm. I have plotted a few photo opportunity locations along the route as well as public toilets that I know of.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zw_eAURDDMag.kLJfMBZmQ50o 

There are plenty of food outlets to grab a quick bite to eat at Circular Quay for the journey. I have walked the route in 1hr 40mins at a leisurely pace but you may want to stay at one location longer if you desire. That will be fineas lon... more »

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2013-12-20 15:04:17 (2 comments, 22 reshares, 66 +1s)

Big News Today, folks! We have a brand new eBook out at long last! The Photographer's Companion:A Simple Guide to Getting More From Your Camera is available for sale on our website just in time for Christmas! And it's only $10!

http://photographybyvarina.com/photography/ebooks/the-photographers-companion

Please share this post if you know someone who might be interested in learning more about Photography!

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2013-12-19 22:38:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Digital Photography School is offering a pretty awesome deal every day until Christmas - and today, our Workflow Series eBook Collection is offered alongside their Living Landscapes eBook for a whopping 50% off! Be quick! Time is running out on today's deal!

http://digital-photography-school.com/xmas

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2013-12-11 02:22:51 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)

The response to The Arcanum has been overwhelming. Applications to join are flowing in from all over the world, almost 60 different countries! Have you applied yet? http://thearcanum.com/apply-now/

Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

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2013-12-03 16:57:20 (16 comments, 34 reshares, 99 +1s)

That's my cousin, Julian, jumping off the rock. When he was 14, he was hit by a drunk driver, and he lost his leg. You can see that it hasn't slowed him down! :) Now, he is badly in need of a new prosthetic - his doctors have been urging him to get a new one for almost ten year - but it's going to cost way too much. Can you help? If we all give a little, my cousin can get his leg. And if you can't give money - maybe you can share this link.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/new-leg-for-julian-/112215

(I didn't take this photo, and I'm afraid I don't know who did.)

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2013-12-03 13:22:54 (3 comments, 12 reshares, 18 +1s)

My cousin, Julian, was hit by a drunk driver when he was 14. His right leg was so badly damaged, that it had to be amputated. He has done amazingly well since then - but now he needs help. His doctors have been telling him for almost ten years that he needs a new prosthetic - but the cost is too high. Can you help? If we all give a little, my cousin can get the leg he needs. And if you can't give money - maybe you can share this link.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/new-leg-for-julian-/112215

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2013-11-24 13:56:25 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 177 +1s)

A friendly Common Redpoll at rest under gently falling snow. The Common Redpoll can be found traveling in large flocks searching for food during cold winter months. Nikon D5100, Nikkor 55-300mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/250.  Enjoy my entire collection of fine art photography at www.rollosphotos.com.

https://www.facebook.com/rollochr
https://twitter.com/ChristinaRollo

#birds #wildlife #fineart #photography  

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2013-11-24 01:50:06 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 90 +1s)

Today is National Adoption Day. Our family wouldn't be complete without adoption. 

When they meet my kids, so many people say to me, "Oh! We've thought about adoption! Maybe we'll do it someday!" 

Today is someday. Go for it!

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2013-11-22 19:15:48 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 143 +1s)

The end of a good day...

Last night, as the sun dipped down towards the edge of the horizon, a squadron of pelicans made a final pass, flying single file through the light while riding the winds with skillful grace. I never get tired of watching these birds nor the sunset… and I doubt I ever will.


#sunset   #pelicans   #nikon   #potd   #nikcollection   

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2013-11-18 01:05:41 (48 comments, 121 reshares, 358 +1s)

Double Rainbow Over Loch Eilt

I just discovered that this little island in Loch Eilt was used as a location in two Harry Potter Movies -- The Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows Part 1. Apparently, the island is the site of Dumbledore's grave. Cool!

It's been such a busy month. Presentations in London and here in Ohio, planning our workshop in Australia, +Jay Patel losing his job and shifting to photography full time, and so much more... I didn't even get a chance to download my photos from Scotland until today. Ridiculous. But it's always fun to see what I have in my collection after a few weeks, because I'm surprised by what I find. I had nearly forgotten about this double rainbow and beautiful Loch Eilt in the highlands.

We stopped here because of the beautiful little tree-covered island in the middle of the loch. We got out and wandered... more »

2013-11-15 12:57:27 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Wow! We've completely filled our Australia workshop in less than two weeks! Thanks so much to +Leigh Diprose or +F Stop Lounge and +Brent Mail for all your help! We really appreciate it, guys! We can't wait to meet everyone Down Under! This is going to be a fantastic trip!

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2013-11-14 12:33:06 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Who doesn't need an iPhone Key Chain Lanyard? I love this great DIY idea from +Andrew Newlun over at +F Stop Lounge. I'm off to buy a brand new iPhone and a drill!

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2013-11-10 23:08:43 (8 comments, 11 reshares, 48 +1s)

This is absolutely fantastic.

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2013-11-09 11:54:32 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)

"Make Good Art"

I love this quote from Neil Gaiman, and Gavin Aung Than of ZenPencils always  does an amazing job of bringing quotes to life. Enjoy!

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2013-11-06 16:43:39 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

If you have a question for me, I'm still available for a helpout free-of-charge for a few more minutes!

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2013-11-06 16:10:45 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 69 +1s)

Lucefur
Taken during our walkabout in downtown Redwood City a few weeks ago with +Eric Raeber +Larry Nienkark +Gazzaroonii T. 
We were playing with some off flash photography on random people on the street, and this guy was kind enough to play with us :)
For +PortraitTuesday 
#portraitphotography  

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2013-11-06 14:26:17 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

For the next 2.5 hours, I am offering free live Photography Q&A via Google Helpouts. You can schedule a 15 minute time slot by clicking the link below. 

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2013-11-06 00:06:25 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 130 +1s)

Please support +Empowerment International!

This is the wonderful organization we work with when we visit Nicaragua. We can't wait to see all the wonderful kids who benefit from the program again. We'll be back in Granada in July! Meanwhile, please consider giving these kids just a little bit of what you are so lucky to have...

GIVE THEM A FUTURE... FOR $30 A MONTH!
http://empowermentinternational.org

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2013-11-05 23:47:13 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)

Google Helpouts went live today! My listing is already available, so if you are looking for help with your photography, check it out! I'm available starting tomorrow!

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2013-11-04 15:20:09 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 82 +1s)

Niagara Falls - Close Up

A close up shot of Niagara Falls on the Canadian side.

+Monochrome Monday curated by +Charles Lupica, +Hans Berendsen, +Jerry Johnson, +Manuel Votta and +Steve Barge
#MonochromeMonday
+Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins, +Carra Riley, +paul t beard, +David Heath Williams, +Bill Wood, and +Jim Warthman 
#landscapephotography 
+HQSP Landscape (by  +Terrie Gray +Johnny Minor  +Nicolai Neijhoft +Lani Banadera   +Aamir Shahzad )
#hqsplandscape 
+BTP Landscape Pro curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#BTPLandscapePro
+PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
#PixelWorld 
Member of www.besttopphotographer.com +Rinus Bakker
#niagarafalls   #canada   #waterfall  

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2013-11-04 15:17:55 (16 comments, 32 reshares, 176 +1s)

Smooth Tones

When I convert to black and white, I want a clean, noise-free image with smooth transitions between tones. Here are a few tips for smooth conversions:

1. I use +Nik Photography Silver Efex Pro, but you can use whatever software works best for you. Just make sure you have ultimate control. Silver Efex lets me adjust all the parameters individually so that I can deal with the specific needs of each photo. I often look through my favorite presets for inspiration, and when I find something I like, I consider that my starting point. If I'm not sure about changes I've made, I can just go back in "history" to compare.

2. No matter what software you're using, use a light touch. Extreme adjustments can produce noise, artifacts, and banding. Your smooth tones will go right out the window.

3. Bring out true black and true white for... more »

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2013-10-31 13:56:02 (12 comments, 19 reshares, 152 +1s)

*Tips for Converting to #blackandwhite *

I spent a good part of yesterday doing black and white conversions with Silver Efex Pro 2 from Nik Software. I'm putting together a talk on Monochrome photography and judging - and I needed a few more examples to help fill out the presentation. It was a lot of fun to go through my portfolio in search of photographs that would work well in Black and White.

Here are a few tips for black and white conversion:

1. Look for photos that are all about tonality, patterns and lines, or form. Black and white lets you take away the distraction of color and let your viewer focus on other elements.

2. Color goes a long way toward setting the mood in a photo - but there are other ways to accomplish the same purpose. Use a long shutter speed for a moodier feel. Capture motion for a dynamic and energetic photograph. Look for curving... more »

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2013-10-30 10:32:15 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)

+Jay Patel and I always have a great time talking with +Frederick Van Johnson on TWIP. Our latest conversation was no exception. Thanks for a great show, Frederick! We look forward to speaking with you again!

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2013-10-28 10:23:03 (6 comments, 14 reshares, 49 +1s)

Adventures in London!

The Piccadilly Line was down thanks to a tree on the track, so we hopped a red double decker and then switched back to the tube to finish the trip to the airport. Quick and efficient public transportation despite the storm - and helpful and friendly staff. Well done, London! And thanks to the nice chap on the bus who assured me that we couldn't miss our stop.

Our flight to Philly has be cancelled, but we've been re-routed through Charlotte for an earlier-than-expected arrival in Cleveland. Excellent!

Thanks to all those who attended my presentations at the PhotoLive event! It was a real pleasure to meet so many great people!

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