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Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Minimalism"  A Minimalist self portrait image contains very little other than you or a part of you - there are very few or no props or background elements at all in the image. Often, the composition includes a great deal of negative space. Here is where you enter your ONE "Minimalism" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* Here are some great examples for you to be inspired by: The Minimalist Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/SkGOWC Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @118357019708110162087! Organize, protect, and beautifully present your photos online with SmugMug. Their pre-made photo websites and simple design tools let you quickly personalize a site as pretty as your pictures. With secure cloud storage, simple sharing tools, easy print ordering, and 24/7/365 real-human support, we invite you to discover why SmugMug is the world’s leading independent photo sharing service.  Membership begins at less than $5/month. Visit the Website: http://www.smugmug.com/ SmugMug on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmugMug *Please circle*@118357019708110162087 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: 1 year Portfolio Acct. & Hoodie 2nd Place: 1 Year Power Acct. & T-shirt 3rd Place: 1 Year Basic Acct. & Hat View the account features: http://www.smugmug.com/features At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in June 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or Spamming ~We Reserve The Right TJune Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism2015-06-28 07:00:00123  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler".  Tolkien said that "not all who wander are lost" - let's explore your traveling/wandering souls this month! Here is where you enter your ONE "Traveler" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* There are so many possibilities for this theme - there are many ways to travel and show your wandering spirit. Bike, run, drive, hike, dream that you're flying or just set off on a path into the wilderness. Props will help here, but remember that your personality and creativity are always what make the most difference. Can't wait to see what you guys create! The Traveler Self Portraiture Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/5gHZ1L Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @107494834634231938072 for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @100266938567862344330  Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. Visit the Website: http://www.thinktankphoto.com Think Tank Photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinktankphoto *Please circle*@100266938567862344330 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: Retrospective 20 Blue http://goo.gl/x5ryYe 2nd Place: CityWalker 10 Blue http://goo.gl/ZJIp1H 3rd Place: Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/4fFcSv At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be TMay Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler2015-05-29 07:00:00105  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity. What this means is create a self portrait where you appear in the image multiple times (2 or more, your choice). Get creative and think up an interesting scene you can use this effect on and then make your image. Here is where you enter your ONE Multiplicity Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* There are several different ways to go about achieving this effect. In camera, you can use a long exposure and move around. Alternately, you can use post processing to create multiples in an image. Photoshop is most widely considered in this type of editing, but other programs can also be used to achieve effect, such as Gimp. For those with no experience with creating "multiplicity" images with post processing, here are a few resources to help you get started: Photoshop Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/cyTpyZ Gimp Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/hChZ0Q Examples from Flickr: http://goo.gl/os2P65 Other Examples: http://goo.gl/DqlDtR Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @106324582128454068388, one of the talented moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture, for the image used in this Event's header. Prizes *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Retrospective 20 in Blue http://goo.gl/YNd9qP *@103681899249590183476 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note thaMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity2015-03-28 06:00:0088  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814  This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: *Faceless*. What this means is create a self portrait where your face is not the focal point, or even present... use other parts of your body to make a statement this time. Here is where you enter your ONE Faceless Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Your creativity will play a huge part in getting this image right - as will composition.  Thanks to Community moderator @112528921891703025888 for recommending this month's theme - he offered this article as a good read in connection with it: http://www.lightstalking.com/faceless-portrait Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK * @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The RighJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless2015-01-29 07:00:00153  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Oct. 26, 2014 *Halloween Edition* Don't forget that this ties in well with: *October Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear* found here  https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cgik4hlbf2g0j3fgv7kun5nkb28 Thanks to @113847951893881070422 for her fantastic photo on the theme image. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Oct. 20/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Oct. 27/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-10-26 02:00:0059  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,973,211*London Online Tour DAY 2* For Day Two of our London Online Tour with our lovely friends @113686298929526439925 we are thrilled to present a very Special Emerging Artist Showcase featuring *JADE BIRD* https://www.facebook.com/JadeBirdOfficial?fref=ts *PT* https://www.facebook.com/thepttwins?fref=ts *DENNIS COOK / JETPACK* https://www.facebook.com/wearejetpack?fref=ts *KERRIE MASTERS*  https://www.facebook.com/KerrieMastersSinger?fref=ts *SARAH JAYNE* https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Jayne/128618050624137?fref=ts *DAWN MOSS* https://www.facebook.com/dawnmossmusic?fref=ts And we will be joined by  *JAMES BELL* - All Out Music, Head of Production - Tech Music School *JAMES GALL* - Fire and Air Music Management Consutancy  *SI CONNELLY* www.elborn.org *CALISTA KAZUKO* www.bighairbigshoes.com and others For their feedback on performance, songwriting and direction. Si and Calista will also perform as special guests with some exclusive new material so this is really special for us. PLUS and Im thrilled to confirm .... we have two wonderful Norwegian Artists who will be flying to London with their bands to perform at this show!! *MYRNA BRAZA(NO)* @105361532867188314601  http://www.myrnabraza.com/ *ELIN SOFYE(NO)* @108615178178218976443  https://www.facebook.com/elinsofyerabbevaag?fref=ts This whole event will be filmed so absolutely make sure you secure your tickets for this special show. You will be able to reserve tables for you and your guests but PLEASE make requests ASAP as this will fill up very quickly. Doors 7pm Seated by 7.20pm Show at 7.30pm Ticket link below: https://shop.ticketscript.com/channel/web2/start-order/rid/TTF88LV8/language/en/cache/0 www.artistsintheplus.com www.semusic.orgLondon Online Tour DAY 2 - Emerging artist showcase & special guests2014-10-03 19:00:0017  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,973,211*London Online Tour - INDUSTRY VENET & PARTY* Three weeks today we will be kicking off the biggest Event ever and a very special collaboration with @113686298929526439925. Live, Filmed and Live-Streamed across three venues, we would like to personally invite you to our UK Industry Reception and Party at 90 Main Yard, the first event. Everything we do is about collaboration, and we are overjoyed to be supported with an online platform to mirror our live endeavours.  Come and hear more about our plans and enjoy a wonderful sociable evening whilst enjoying some great music from: CALISTA KAZUKO http://www.calistakazuko.com/ TENTH ELECTRIC http://www.tenthelectric.com/ MYRNA BRAZA http://www.myrnabraza.com/ plus surprise guest PLEASE RSVP WITH NAMES OF THOSE WHO WISH TO ATTEND and send to myrna@aitpeurope.com 6.30 pm www.artstsintheplus.com www.semusic.crgLondon Online Tour - INDUSTRY EVENT & PARTY2014-10-02 18:30:0014  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces. Whether you choose light face painting / makeup or go full on beastmode face-paint, we'd like to see what you can come up with in this genre! Let's get creative. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE Painted Faces Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @106324582128454068388, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to create a great "painted face" self portrait  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/pvBKe6 and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 http://goo.gl/xlRTYk *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in September 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces2014-09-29 07:00:0072  
Landscape Photography Show12,708Come join Popular professional landscape and nature photographers  @101145980349117737014   and @115105647022907007398   and the @114888971165518552849 panel on Tuesday August 26th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  Jay's Website: http://www.photographybyvarina.com/ Varina's Website: http://www.photographybyvarina.com/ Visual Wilderness: http://visualwilderness.com/ *Free ebook and video lesson for the show!* http://visualwilderness.com/special-offer/landscape-photography-show-special-offer *Be sure to circle the @114888971165518552849 page!  We have a new look and a new URL!!* Share up to 5 of your favorite Landscape photos. Maybe one of the panelists will select your photo as the Show Starter and give you a shout out on air! Join the fun on Tuesday August 26th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show # 39: Jay and Varina Patel on Field Workflow2014-08-27 04:00:00522  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes. What is meant by this? This means that you'll create an image of yourself in silhouette: as a dark shape or outline against a lighter background. Here is where you enter your ONE Silhouette Self Portrait. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I wrote a tutorial with some tips and advice about silhouette self portraiture  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/wJXCSC and then try it yourself! Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes2014-07-30 07:00:00117  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 13, 2014 *No Theme this Week* It is an open week so feel free to be as creative as you can. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Apr. 14/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-04-13 03:00:0097  
Matt Glastonbury1,298,614Meet us on the steps.. we'll meander our way around to the botanical gardens after officially starting at 3pm. Proudly supported by @100041258117533917464 and @100511974001439225600Sydney Photowalk with Brian Matiash2014-04-12 14:30:0021  
Traveling Guitar Foundation259,939We will post links to the live events as they happen here on the event page.  Click live event links to watch!Traveling Guitar Foundation Music and Art Festival2014-04-04 14:00:00101  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense of The Bizarre. What is meant by this? Get wacky, odd... put a strange or ironic twist on your self portrait. Get into your "Twilight Zone" state of mind and lets all get a little weird together this month. :) @104871116467578397659, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3qH2vN She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Sense of the Bizarre" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. And make sure you read the tutorial linked above! *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *and* @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules DiMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00130  
Mykal Hall510,510+101145980349117737014 and +115105647022907007398 are here in Australia for a workshop in Port Stephens hosted by +111465359080289844494 on the 3-5 Jan 2014. I have twisted their arms to do a photowalk here in +104262770460851770269 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 fine as long as we all get together at the start to greet Jay and Varina and then at the end point to say our goodbyes. Then afterwards if you still feel in the mood to chat over a drink we will be heading to The Hero of Waterloo (if there is only a small group) or the Harbour View Hotel (if there are more than the Hero can fit). I recommend catching public transport to Circular Quay or Town Hall but if you drive in there are a few parking stations within a short walk to the Opera House. I suggest downloading the "Cheap Parking App" from the Google playstore or iTunes. This will give you pricing options from closest or cheapest and links to get to them. I hope everyone has a great time during the walk socialising and remember you can approach Jay, Varina and myself at anytime to ask any questions. Please share this with anyone you may know who would want to join us. :)))  Looking forward to see you all and don't forget the hash tag #PatelSydneyPhotowalk +107073852799630124249 Jay and Varina Patel Sydney Photowalk2014-01-11 18:30:00141  
Jeff Smith62,161  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Dec 1/13. *Theme This week: 'Tis the Season* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *You photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Dec. 2/13* Older photos posted will be removed from the event* Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. *Again, please no dipping into the archives.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-12-01 03:00:00105  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 17/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. *No theme for this week* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-17 03:00:00149  
Drink and Click™ SYD348*Join us for a Drink and Click with special guests @112957708071337353347 and @113589303299711872490 this Wednesday evening (13th of Nov) on The Rocks.* We will start our evening at 6pm at the Orient Hotel on The Rocks (85 George Street). After a drink (or two!) we will head down to the harbour to shoot the sunset. Finally, join us for another drink at the Australian Heritage Hotel (100 Cumberland Street). We are glad to have these two amazing Global Nomads back in Sydney :) After following their constant travels, seeing tons of "The Moments Between" shots and amazing images it is fantastic to welcome Elia and Naomi to Sydney again. See you there! @117952679558330801895  #drinkandclick   #drinkandlicksyd  Drink and Click Sydney welcomes Elia and Naomi Locardi2013-11-13 18:00:0053  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 3/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *No theme for this week.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-03 02:00:00145  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our November 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion.  Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait portraying an emotion. Remember to be as creative and expressive as you possibly can. If the viewer can instantly connect with your image emotionally, it's a win. *Your photo must have been captured this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) I put together a piece offering some tips for creating emotional self portraits. You can view it here: http://goo.gl/13WBEf *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. Both winners will be featured in the Challenge Winners Category http://goo.gl/qc7VO of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in November 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant * * * * * * * * * * Viewing this Event, but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're interested in exploring creative self portraiture seriously, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00189  
SmugMug46,408*SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos* After a short hiatus to get the New SmugMug launched, the SmugMug Cover photo contest is back! We are looking for FOUR incredible cover photos to grace the SmugMug's Google+ page for the month of December.  Week 1 winner - Year of SmugMug Basic -$40 value Week 2 winner - Year of SmugMug Power -$60 value Week 3 winner - Year of SmugMug Portfolio -$150 value Week 4 winner - Year of SmugMug Business -$300 value How to Enter: *Disclaimer - By submitting a photo, you are granting SmugMug permission to upload and share the photo, with all credit of course, to any of our social channels...and that is all...only social channels (Google+, Facebook, Twitter)! How else could we share your photo with the public when you win? :)* One Photo per person *Sign up for the SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For December event. (You are on it now) *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on November 30st at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on December 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the January event, which will also be open for submissions by January *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Contest For December 20132013-11-01 08:30:0071  
Isabelle Fortin27,164Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00259  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a creepy/disturbing halloween type theme. Your photo must have been captured *this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Keep an eye on the submissions to the Event and you'll notice moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community adding their own "creepy/disturbing" self portraits. We each may add multiple photos - remember that moderators cannot win, but we're putting our photos in to inspire you! If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Get your _disturbing_ on, be creative, and have fun! *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com A signed copy of the newly released book by Jon Blacker, Musical Ink http://goo.gl/suKg7w Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme!2013-10-31 06:00:00157  
Google+10,559,186The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033847  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 20/13. Theme for this week is: *Halloween* A great companion theme to The Art of Self Portraiture October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! http://goo.gl/BuPxDD Ghoulish, gruesome, creepy and horrific, they all fit the bill for this Selfy Sunday. Lets have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-20 03:00:0086  
Robert SKREINER1,221,854@102506901448022034742  ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Your TOP Bird Photos* includes all  Songbirds, Birds of Prey, Water Birds, etc. *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● Please *share* this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 5 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @102506901448022034742 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles ● Post a short own comment to your photos incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● You can always change your photos during the contest,     if you delete before your previous photos! ● Please don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!    There will be a NEW Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538   ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *All ►TOP Bird Photos of this Contest◄* will be shared also at the Page: @102506901448022034742  *The 30 best of ►TOP Bird Photos on G+◄* will be also shared at the G+ Page @110538600381916983600  *The 3 best of ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948   All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of  @117000139571713536948 & @102506901448022034742 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742   #birdloversworldwide   @110538600381916983600 @112840736235573716407  @118354348104191320538  @105124330145456519952  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383  @115580685364349575355  @105782727431661976037 @114507611997390703788  @102551956772228628364  @107009098215521569646  @104047237564402491584 @112271908611925541359  @112271908611925541359 @102664053835780029639  @112527225704468158520 @102202857193383470434  @105798359393030559274 @103374725189855996747 @110806949181190360839  @101843523903788031573 @117985549028905293535 +BIRD LOVERS Worldwide - ► ❶st Contest2013-10-07 09:00:00794  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for September 22/13. No theme for this week. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-22 03:00:00154  
Sydney2,360,740Art and About is Sydney's most public, collaborative art festival.  It takes place from 20 September through 20 October in the streets and public spaces of Sydney and invites you to get involved . Commencing Friday, 20 September, Martin Place turns into an outdoor theatre with live music and performance. Then for the month following you'll find art, photography, performances, stories and installations all over the city.  Make sure you head to Hyde Park North for a stroll through an avenue of photography in Sydney Life and Little Sydney Lives - large-scale photos of the city captured through the lenses of Sydneysiders, young and old.  Snailovation - giant two-metre snails in eye-popping colours will be in the city's most public places and they will capture your hearts and imagination and much more! That's just a taster of what's on! http://www.sydney.com/events/art-and-about-sydneyArt and About Sydney2013-09-20 11:00:0028  
The Weather Channel3,012,794*Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!* Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe. We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. *Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19.* You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday. A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page. Note: *Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be considered* We hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below. *HANGOUT SCHEDULE* 1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist). *Guests will include:* Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa  *HOA video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz6Zyz5FT-A 2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ET *Guests will include:* Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young   *HOA Video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqgUGb0th_ASunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001298  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for September 7/13. *Theme* for this week is: *Connections* As always it is up for interpretation. Personal connections, connections to friends and family, connections to your passions or your surroundings. Perhaps making or breaking connections. I really means many things to many people so have fun. Please take some inspiration from +Jake Johnson  who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-08 03:00:00146  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,973,211*Cross Marketing and Cross Promotion between bands* 15 for 15  _Artists in the Plus 15 for 15 Hangout on Air for Musicians and Bands Video Series_ *Episode 2 of The Music Business 101 Artists in the Plus 15 for 15 Hangout on Air for Musicians and Bands will be live on:* _*Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 at 10:00PM EDT. (UTC/GMT -4 hours)*_  *Episode 2: Cross Marketing and Cross Promotion between bands* In this Episode, Loren will talk about how to apply cross #musicmarketing and #crosspromotion with other bands in other cities and towns. The focus will be on how you can reach out to bands that you can help as they help you to promote and connect with each others audiences to grow your fan bases together. Loren will go over the basics of cross marketing in this 15 minute episode. For members, there will be a private question and answer session after the 15 for 15 and Loren will also be giving away one free 1/2 hour consult (a 75 dollar value) to An Artists in the Plus Member_ *About The Music Business 101 Series:* The Music Business 101 Artists in the Plus 15 Hangout on Air for #musiciansandbands series will be presented by Music Business Consultant, Speaker and Author Loren Weisman. He will be the only presenter for this series. *About The Artists In The Plus 15 for 15 Hangouts On Air for Musicians:* The Artists In The Plus #15for15 Hangouts On Air for Musicians Video Series. These come in sets of 15 episodes that are 15 minutes long over 15 weeks with experienced musicians, music professionals and music educators to help musicians and artists address various aspects of the music business to help move their careers forward professionally, creatively, and successfully in the music industry of today.  *About This 15 for 15 Presenter* Music Business Consultant, Speaker & Author +Loren Weisman works to help, assist & consult independent artists, musicians, businesses, labels & managers to achieve sustainable success. He has been a part of over 700 albums as a drummer and music producer. Loren Weisman also maintains TV productions credits for three major networks as well as serving as a media consultant for many businesses in and out of the arts and entertainment fields. _For more on Loren Weisman's music industry speaking, #musicbusinessconsulting, music industry coaching or other services, visit:_ http://lorenweisman.com/ *About Artists In The Plus* Artists In The Plus Introduces, #PromotesandConnects the music of musicians around the world through Online Performance Showcases, Online Music Events and Artist Interviews with fans everywhere. Artists In The Plus is an online music community dedicated to assisting artists as they assist each other to reach the most people possible. With our In The Spotlight Series, 15 for 15 Series, #OnlineMusicFestival, Artist Interviews and much more. Artists In The Plus continues to build and grow a community of musicians, music professionals, music educators and fans to help deliver their music, marketing anCross Marketing and Cross Promotion between bands – AITP 15for152013-09-05 04:00:0041  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our September 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo. Just because you use a cell phone doesn't mean your self portrait has to be of the "facebook style" mobile or reflection variety. That little guy has a camera inside it, so treat it like one! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using only a cell phone to capture and process (no computer software post processing!). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial & Tips* Need some tips and inspiration for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 made a tutorial about shooting cell phone photos to get you inspired - see it here: http://goo.gl/z3IZ23 He also posted a video of his process - see it here: http://goo.gl/vzcRHL *Remember these Do's and Don'ts to get the best photo:* *DO take the time to set up your shot thoughtfully. *DO invest time and effort and try more than once to get it right. *DO make sure your lens is clean. *DO take your photo in adequate light so it's not grainy, blurry, or dark. *DO put the cell phone down and use a timer - stop taking all your photos by holding the phone and pointing at yourself or a mirror. *DO try different angles for the best composition. *DO read the posts in our Tutorials Category and try the concepts and ideas you learn from them: http://goo.gl/uSUULE  *DO try different apps and see what works best for you. *DO be aware of your background! It makes a huge difference! Is there junk in the room behind you? If yes, it's not a good place to shoot. ETC. *DO NOT just slap a filter or cheesy effect on and call it a day - take the time to try different edits and pay attention to the elements of your photo.  *DO NOT point your phone at a mirror and take a reflection photo where we can see your phone. *DO NOT have your arms in the photo as you're holding the phone out in front of or above you. *DO NOT duckface. *DO NOT showcase your cleavage as the main subject. *Here's a list of Photo Apps you can try out:* Snapseed VSCOcam Retouch (cloning tool!) Camera+ Camera! PhotoStudio Pixlr Express Aviary InsPhoto *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - you choose from a variety available. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo2013-09-01 07:00:00177  
Google Australia188,766Join us for a special Doodle 4 Google explorer Hangout On Air and hear Project Loon engineer +Anton Staaf talk about exploring big ideas and a behind the scenes look at +Project Loon with students from Roydvale Primary School in Christchurch. #projectloon #loon #balloonpoweredinternetDoodle 4 Google Explorer Series: HOA with Project Loon's Anton Staaf2013-08-27 12:00:00423  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450Whoa - this show is blowin' up ! :)   +Kim Dotcom is here in town and coming over to open up the show with me in person... it'll be fun!  We'll talk about the new https://mega.co.nz/ and how it's a cool, secure place to store your photos or whateva with crazy-advanced encryption.  We'll also be taking live questions if you have any via the G+ Questions interface... And then we're also big giveaway for the new v2 of the Camera Capture Clip at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2013/08/12/the-colors-of-death-valley/  +Peter Dering will pop on to talk about that... And then after all that awesomeness, we'll move on to talk about printing and selling prints!   Joining us are +Karen Hutton +Varina Patel and +Jay Patel to get that discussion nice and meaty.  Thanks to our producer +Dave Veffer  ! :) Will +Gino Barasa show up?  Only the shadow knows....New Live Show #87 - Kim Dotcom, Capture Clip Giveaway, + Photographers and Prints! Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-08-13 04:00:00216  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450I'm here in Auckland for an event, so I have to move the show a little earlier this week!  But we have some great guests -- +Dave Veffer is getting the guest list together now!  Be sure to contact him... he's the guy that makes the decisions on this... for sure, +Thomas Hawk  and +Jason Law  will be there!Show #85 Pricing and selling prints with Thomas Hawk and more - Join us special time - Monday 6 PM PT, 9 PM ET2013-08-06 03:00:00276  
SmugMug46,408Dear SmugMug Photographer, In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California. Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, @116570889542655364711. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002. We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it. Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement! http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug @114957514313448364645 & @116570889542655364711  Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00290  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,973,211Have you ever wondered who is behind the scenes at +Artists In The Plus? Here's your chance to find out what we're all about! On Monday (10PM EDT), founder and CEO of AITP US +John Voshell, along with members of the team, will be on hand to answer your questions in the first of a series of Hangouts dedicated to sharing our staff and our vision with the world. This first Hangout will serve as an introduction to the US staff, featuring discussion and live music! No worries, John will not be singing. *Artists In The Plus is run in large part by some of your favorite musicians here on Google+!* *Featured musicians include:*  Assistant Vice President and Head Audio Engineer +David Santy along with +Shani S, +Meri Amber, and +Tim Behrens who have all helped build AITP into what it is today.  AITP began as a music channel here on Google+ but is continuing on with a focus on growing into bigger and better things, for the company _and_ for the talented musicians we feature (such as the 2013 Online Music Festival). *We'll be using the Questions app so _anyone_ can ask a question during the live broadcast.* We will get your questions answered, learn more about the staff members joining us. As well as have some great music!  *+Artists In The Plus US is:* +John Voshell                    C.E.O. +Arne Wilhelmsen          Vice President +David Santy            Asst. Vice President/Head Audio Engineer  *Day To Day Operations Team* +Meri Amber                     +Shani S  +Brent Michelle  +Robert Combs   +Sara Corbin  +James Olmos  +James Olmos   +Roger R.H. King Artists In The Plus: Who We Are - Part 12013-07-30 04:00:0077  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our July 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light. Even if you've used window/door light before, use this opportunity to stretch past what you've tried before so you can grow and learn... and be creative! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using natural light from a window or door. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The fantastic @107400819855192601582 put together a really great Natural Lighting Tutorial: "Come Let The Sun Shine In!" - find it here: http://goo.gl/oVyUp *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light2013-07-01 07:00:00142  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 30/13. *Theme: The Headshot* This theme is a take on the classic portraiture pose, "the head shot". For some this may me a mug shot but what I am looking for is not a typical head shot but one with some style and flare would be great. Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for the great event cover photo. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-30 03:00:00139  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,973,211+Artists In The Plus and the world famous *Village Studios* in Los Angeles, CA bring you *_"Making Music In The Digital World_* featuring Grammy award winning producer +Val Garay  and singer/songwriter +Nikki Lang. Check out Village Studios at: http://villagestudios.com/ *This is an _On Air_ event broadcasting LIVE on Youtube and here on the event page.* *Val Garay:* Val Garay has produced and engineered records for Linda Ronstadt, Kim Carnes, the Motels, James Taylor, Dolly Parton…and more.   Starting out as a songwriter and performer, Garay soon gravitated toward working behind the scenes with artists as diverse as the Mamas and the Papas, The Buffalo Springfield to Seals & Crofts. It was at the legendary Sound Factory Studio in Hollywood that he became acquainted with the studio’s owner/operator, Dave Hassinger. Hassinger had established a reputation as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s premier engineers, having helmed many of the legendary Rolling Stones sessions, as well as early Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane albums. It was Hassinger who realized that Garay had a “great pair of ears,” and offered to teach him the finer points of the craft. Working with Hassinger for a year, Garay refined his technique and perfected the punchy bottom sound, guitar blend and mixing approach that distinguishes his work today. Garay truly made his mark early on, working with such artists as Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, The Four Seasons, Orleans, Donald Byrd and The Blackbyrds, Andrew Gold, JD Souther and Bonnie Raitt. It was in this key role that Garay helped to create and define what is still being referred to as the “L.A. Sound.” With the release and success of Ronstadt’s Heart Like A Wheel, Garay suddenly became one of the most sought after engineers in the business, known for creating never-before-heard sounds.  _Read more about Val Garay here:_ http://www.valgaray.com/vals-story/ *Nikki Lang:* Starting her musical career as a singer/songwriter at the age of 12, by 15 Nikki Lang had appeared in clubs throughout Los Angeles as both a solo artist and with her band. Today, she has toured nationally and internationally, and has been featured on radio, television, and in major newspapers and magazines such as USA Today, Teen, and L.A. Daily News.  Inspired by the authenticity of singer/songwriters Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morissette and Lily Allen. Nikki writes songs of self-discovery and empowerment that read like a handbook for young women coming of age. _More about Nikki Lang at:_ http://www.nikkilang.com  *This event is sponsored by Westlake Pro for all your music needs, Village Studios - where every artist records, Artists in the Plus and Google+*Val Garay & Nikki Lang - "Making Music in the Digital World"2013-06-28 01:00:0066  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 15/13. No theme this week folks. Its a free for all so get creative. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 16 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-16 03:00:00159  
Sydney2,360,740Join +Michael Sutton and +Lauren Bath as they walk us through Vivid Sydney via Google Hangout and offer a few photography tips along the way.  +Vivid Sydney  is a festival of light, music and ideas that transforms the city of Sydney for 2 weeks.  There are more than 60 interactive and immersive light sculptures and installations across Circular Quay, The Rocks, Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour and North Sydney.  One of the festival highlights is the Lighting the Sails - Sydney Opera House. We hope you can join us from where-ever you are across the world to view this colourful Sydney festival.Vivid Sydney Google+ Hangout2013-05-26 10:30:00101  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450We have a great crew in to talk about all this stuff.  We'll get started with the fun news about the free Google Glass giveaway - cool!  Also, we'll be sharing new photos,  Google+ Discoveries, and more!   And even better, we have LIVE CHAT that is embedded on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com during the live broadcast.  The chatroom maxes out fast, so be sure to get in when the show starts! Join us -- the fun crew will include +Thomas Hawk +Brian Matiash +Frederick Van Johnson +Sara Byrne +Nicole S. Young +Mike Wiacek +Dylan Howell  !   Glass Giveaway Announcement during the big show tonight. Plus, the main topic: "Business & Marketing for Photographers!" with Thomas Hawk, Frederick Van Johnson, Brian Matiash+++ (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-05-07 04:00:00572  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 5/13. Mini Theme this week: *The great outdoors*  Spring as finally sprung and it's time to get out and show us your surroundings in your selfy.  There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-05 03:00:00168  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00775  
SmugMug46,408SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos _Photos like this beauty from @110483720435337739097 at Mount Rainier National Park, which is a finalist for the 2012 Smithsonian Photo Contest. Want to learn Dave's secrets for taking night photos? Check out his free tutorial at_ bit.ly/PiB5Wg Well, the April SmugMug Cover Photo Contest was a *HUGE* Success! We have announced one of the four winners, with the others being announced on a weekly basis. All of images submitted were fantastic, and we loved the excitement and interaction throughout the contest. So...*let's do it again!* How to Enter: *One Photo per person* *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For May_ event. (You are on it now) *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on April 30th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including the four April winners, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on May 7th, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the June event, which will also be open for submissions by May 7th *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For May 20132013-04-12 04:00:00122  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our April 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using either Selective Color or Textures (or both). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @107494834634231938072 put together a fabulous Tutorial about how and when to use Selective Color and Textures in your photography - find it here: http://goo.gl/c5sQQ *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in April 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantApril Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures2013-04-02 02:00:00127  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450Watch the live video here! :) This is a great chance for you to get to know a lot of photographers!  We have over 80 prizes to hand out to lucky winners, and a lot of photos to share from a very fun evening.  We'll have +Natalie Villalobos from Google, and many great coaches and photowalkers from Austin including +Lotus Carroll  +Dave Wilson +Karen Montalvo +Curtis Simmons and maybe more!  :)  Hangout #71 - Google+ PhotoWalk Recap - Meet Fun Photographers! 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-03-26 03:00:00245  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 10/13. *Theme:* *Film Noir* A hint of mystery and intrigue should creep its way into your selfy this weekend.  Think, moody, dark, dramatic and yes your shot should be in B&W to still be true to the classic style of noir. As always there are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  _Thanks to +Sinead Sam McKeown for her great Selfy as the event cover_ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-10 03:00:00161  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our March 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups. Here is where you enter your ONE Face Close Up / Eye Macro Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ Need some tips for getting a great photo for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @106324582128454068388 put together a fabulous Face Close Ups & Eye Macros Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/XrNpu *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups!2013-03-02 02:00:00210  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450Join us live here or http://www.youtube.com/stuckincustoms !  Join me, +Angela B. Pan +Elena Solomon  +Jaime Ibarra +Karen Hutton and +Jacques Cloutier for a great time...  everyone will be coming with new photos and stories!  Live Photography Hangout #68: Fun photographers catching up! (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-02-19 04:00:00222  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814This is the Event for our February 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots! Here is where you enter your ONE Action Shot Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ What is an Action Shot? Show us yourself in motion/action, freezing that with a photo. Jump, Run, Bike, Surf, Skate… whatever! Just be creative, and have fun.  @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here: http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here: http://goo.gl/T0LvR *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!2013-02-13 02:00:00140  
Elia Locardi2,325,962*Hello Sydney! The heat wave is over so let's have some fun!*  Exciting News about the *Photowalk this coming Sunday, February 10th, 2013!* We’ve been granted special group access to the Opera House Concert Hall Northern Foyers, a RARE and EXCITING opportunity!  After meeting at the Opera House steps we’ll head inside for a chance to see and photograph the interior of one of the most iconic structures in the world! Please arrive on time as the group photo, headcount and FREE PRIZE giveaways will happen near the beginning of the walk and we don’t want you to miss out! Whether you're a beginner, a dabbler, or a seasoned pro, the event is absolutely free and everyone is invited to attend. So bring your DSLRs, Point & Shoots, Phones, or whatever camera you may have, or simply join us for a nice evening stroll around the harbour. We're happy to have you! And, if hanging out with a bunch of your fellow photographers wasn't exciting enough? Attendees will have a chance to win FREE prizes and giveaways from our friends at +Google Australia, +JOBY, +Sydney Opera House and +SmugMug! No registration is necessary. Just come to shoot, hang out, have fun, and we'll take care of the rest.  Along the way, we'll make stops and I'll give brief talks and demonstrations on photography and answer as many questions as possible. Feel free to ask away, whether it's photography related or just for fun.  *Cost:* FREE *When:* February 10th, 2013 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm *Where:* Beginning at The Opera House Steps *Who:* All ages and skill levels are welcome to attend You can RSVP & Share Your Photos in this Google+ event. When posting your photos of the event to social media please tag them with #SYDPhotowalk2013 so we can all find and enjoy them later. I’m really looking forward to meeting all of you and shooting together! See you there! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I'll also be teaching a *2 hour Digital Blending and Post-processing workshop* on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 from 2:30-4:30 pm at the Maiden Theatre located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. I'll be sharing my complete digital workflow from start to finish, focusing on manual blending techniques and how to maintain complete control over your images. From color correction to complex masking, if you're curious how I craft my photography, this is your chance to find out.  Complete info can be found here: http://bit.ly/SYD-workshop ----------------------------------------------------------------------Sydney PhotoWalk 2013 || Hosted by Elia Locardi2013-02-10 17:30:00350  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450This is a very popular topic that we've never addressed, so we have brought in a great cast of characters!  Here's an article to get you started thinking about the subject from +Alfie Goodrich  at http://japanorama.co.uk/2013/01/23/on-being-a-photographer-todays-thoughts/   Joining me will be Alfie, +Clayton Morris , +Nicole S. Young  +Gino Barasa  +Scott Jarvie  and +Melvin Little  ! :)  We'll be taking live questions all along the way -- see you soon, Monday night 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! :)Trey's Variety Hour #67: Moving from being a Hobbyist to a Pro Photographer! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-01-29 04:00:00520  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Lotus Carroll1,774,814For those of you that accepted our challenge to start a 365 or 52 Self Portrait Project, here is the Event for January 2013 where you can enter your BEST photo from this month that you took as a part of that project. This remains open until 11:59 CST Jan 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. What is a 365 / 52 Self Portrait Project? +Arthur Chang wrote a great Challenge Post here: http://goo.gl/Ow4tj (_Please share all the photos you take for the 365 / 52 Project in our Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ selecting the appropriate Category from the Left Sidebar, but enter only your ONE *best* photo to this Event for judging._) At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose one photo as the winning photo. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *The Winner's Loot:* *Entry of the winning photo to the "Challenge Winners" Category on the left sidebar. *Choice of either a SLR Split Camera Strap http://goo.gl/RyzBG or MonsterPod Tripod http://goo.gl/Alv8q (each a $30 Value) *Google+ Swag Goodie Bag: stickers, sunglasses, & hardback journal *Please Remember:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Photo Must Be From your January 2013 365 or 52 Self Portrait Project *No Trickery or Spamming *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantShow Us Your Best 365 / 52 Project Photo From January!2013-01-01 07:00:00215  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12. *Theme*: "The Best of 2012" Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait. Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00288  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450We are softlaunching www.HDRSpotting.com *2.0* today, so we'll begin the hangout by showing a little bit about that!  And then, we'll move into a show all about New Zealand and the New Zealand Photographers Community - https://plus.google.com/communities/112786488668052516767  Show goes live at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET, and 4 PM New Zealand time!HDRSpotting.com Soft Launch and New Zealand Photographers Show!2012-12-18 04:00:0097  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,113,641Where are you and what are you doing on December 12, 2012 (tomorrow), and at 12:12:12 if possible (your lunchtime?). SLRs, compact cameras. phone camera, digital or anolog ... Any cameras are welcome! Let's record the day together! *Invite your friends :)* *Share this link with your friends outside Google+:* http://bit.ly/Shoot121212 明日は12/12/12。どこにいて、何をしていますか? この日に撮った写真をシェアしましょう! 12時12分12秒なら、なお素敵(ランチタイムでしょうか!) カメラは一眼、コンデジ、スマホ、何でもオーケーです。みんなでこの日を記録しましょう。 *お友だちもご招待ください!*Shoot 12/12/122012-12-12 04:00:00484  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00348  
Sydney2,360,740Vibrant, energetic and spectacular, Sydney puts on a breathtaking show in summer. With its relaxed outdoor lifestyle, stunning natural beauty and exuberant spirit, how will you be spending your summer in Sydney? Summer in Sydney2012-11-30 15:00:0025  
Google Australia188,766"Who says you can’t have a collection of dangerous and sexy songs with great words?" From this basic premise, Alexander Gow and his @111325523800507945311   bandmates have crafted Deep Heat, the band’s third and most colourful album to date; a collection of 10 propulsive songs with a groove as deep as the Mariana Trench. After last year’s acoustic-based confessional Great Barrier Grief, Gow decided to shift the goal posts a little – well, a lot actually – decamping to Portland, Oregon, for two months and turning a bunch of songs he’d written on piano in the “traditional singer-songwriter fashion” into something else entirely. We're very excited to welcome @111325523800507945311   to Unplugged and Wired. Don't forget you have to put in a circle @115477067087672475993  to be invited to join the Hangout on Air.Unplugged and Wired with Oh Mercy2012-11-28 03:30:0029  
The Giving Lens154,567@100069411030829210904 Travel Photography Hour, Episode 2 is just one week away! After a great first episode with  #TGLcambodia  workshop leader, @112957708071337353347, the November episode features World renowned travel photographer, @109596219054914376350! Join @110008116244179984313 and @106719979779567208605 as we talk to Ken about his tips and tricks on how to get those perfect photos in an exotic location. How often do you get to ask questions to a photographer who has had an image on the cover of National Geographic? Please make sure to post any question you may have for Ken, or about travel photography in general, here in the event comments. After an inspiring TGL trip to Cambodia in October, The Giving Lens team is travelling to Jordan later this month, where @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 share their knowledge with participants while travelling through Petra, The Dead Sea, the Wadi Rum Desert, and the beautiful city of Amman. Please feel free to ask us anything about this upcoming adventure!  *Want to have your travel photo critiqued by @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 ?* In the last 15 minutes of the show, Ken and Colby will look over three random photos from you, the viewers, and give their thoughts as to what they like, and what they would have tried to improve upon. You must upload your photo to this event by 5:00 PM PST on Wednesday November 14th to be considered. As always, this episode will be recorded to view later on @100069411030829210904 YouTube Channel! Want to catch up on the first episode? Here it is! http://youtu.be/cdgBN4s5wtk See you all on the 14th! TGL's Travel Photography Hour #22012-11-15 03:00:00105  
Peter From81,502Time for the (shorter) November challenge... Your task is to upload a creative self portrait to the event.  *Rules: only ONE picture (must be taken by you or by using a self-timer) or you will be removed from the event guest list. Please add a few lines about your photo as well, it's always nice.* The contest ends on November 30, 1 PM CET. Winners will be announced in my feed as soon as possible after the event has closed. Good luck!November Challenge –– Creative Self Portrait –– Please Reshare2012-11-14 19:00:00462  
Sydney on Fire27What? Fire twirling is a group of performance arts or disciplines that involve the manipulations of objects on fire. Equipment most commonly used includes staff, poi, fans, hoops, rope darts and skipping ropes to name a few. The current world record for the Most People Fire Twirling is currently set at 117 people. This event looks to SMASH that record by having 150+ participants manipulate objects on fire for a minimum of 3 minutes. Where? Miranda park on the corner of Sylvania Rd and The Kingsway will be our location for the  World Record. Settled within the Shire, this location ties our World Record attempt to the people and the communities who loved and supported Talin and his family through devastating times. Who? Sydney on Fire is a group of volunteers united by Talin. This group of volunteers have worked tirelessly to make this event a success. From a small group of organisers this event has grown to include circus societies, baton twirling clubs, members of the fire twirling communities and members of the public keen on learning how to twirl so that they too can participate. Those interested in participating should head to the How You Can Help page and register their interest. All participants will be required to read and understand the safety rules and demonstrate their ability to twirl competently. When? Sunday 11th of November Why? Talin, as with all children, was far too young to be taken from this world. Bear Cottage supported Talin and his family through the difficult times they had to endure. By sponsoring this event and Bear Cottage you are doing your part to help an organistation that helps kids and their families through nthe hardships of terminal illnesses. Warmth, comfort, strength, a safe-guard, passion and risk are all associated with the element of Fire. It is through fire that we remember the strength and beauty of a young boy and fortify our position as a wider community who safe-guards those in need.Fire Twirling Guinness World Record Attempt2012-11-11 17:30:0039  
Isabelle Fortin27,164Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow _Moustaches_ we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, We also encourage anyone who would like to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thanks so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember2012-11-02 00:00:00137  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450Join us soon for the weekly show...  we'll have on some fun guests for some fun photo talk...  Did you miss the great one last week on Micro-Four-Thirds cameras?  If so, be sure to pop over to YouTube.com/StuckInCustoms to have a watch! :)Trey's Variety Hour #57: Photo Phun... 7PM PT2012-10-30 03:00:00304  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450*Micro Four Thirds Cameras* - A special Hangout event!   *Trey's Variety Hour #56* - subscribe for free on www.YouTube.com/stuckincustoms  We'll have on @103519655975029093996 to talk A LOT about these cameras and what they're all about.  Even my producer for the show @114092052797730247075 is getting one of these cameras!  We're putting together a few other guests right now too...  I think "Micro Four Thirds" might just be the *worst name ever* for a class of cameras. But after you get over that hopelessly confusing fractional name, you may find this is a light, quick, mobile system that will fit your lifestyle.  No more carrying around giant iron and lenses to take good photos needed! #1 Question We Get:  How Can I Be on the Show!?!?!?   Answer:  Contact @114092052797730247075  - he is the gatekeeper for all-things.*Micro Four Thirds Cameras* - A special Hangout event!2012-10-23 04:00:00366  
Sydney2,360,740The world's largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, is back again for a 16th year! One of Sydney's most loved events, the outdoor sculpture exhibition returns to the stunning Bondi to Tamarama coast walk from 18 October - 4 November 2012. In 2012 the exhibition will showcase over 100 new works from Australian and international artists; including Lou Lambert from WA, Peter Lundberg from the USA, Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir and Chinese artist Sui Jian Guo. In 2012, Sculpture By The Sea will also welcome NSW sculptor Linda Bowden into the DecadeClub. The Decade Club recognises sculptors who have exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi for ten years or more. http://www.sydney.com/events/sculpture-by-the-sea?gclid=CIu_0dzh0rICFfBUpgodriQAJASculpture by the Sea2012-10-18 02:00:00601  
Karen Hutton1,806,464Yes it's true, my friends. Oct. 9th (TONIGHT) will be our very last show. We've LOVED bringing LIFE Through the Lens to you for nearly a year; it's been a deeply defining time for each of us. And now it's time to move onward. But first... we've decided it's time to throw a HUGE WRAP-UP PARTY and send this show off in a blaze of *inspired glory!!* (Hey, it's us - how could we do it any differently?) From the crew at @101457540902915376745: @108215644829092784557 @102384669117825357195 @117681034834791918293 @107494834634231938072 @116678377243407600427 and @107650451991930674897...  *THANK YOU* for taking this ride with us! It has been glorious.  So be ready! *Tonight, our guest will be @103857876783441100226* and oh yes - it will be BIG!! There are few people I know more full of energy, creativity, vision and life than Annette. And that's saying something! We'll be talking about her artist-to-photographer transition, the one concept her mentor taught her that has defined her entire career, the deeper meaning behind her fairytale image series, the humanitarian project of her heart and a whole bushel of inspiration for photographers and artists of all kinds!  Annette is THE PERFECT person to help us wind up a our wonderful show and send it off in a burst of inspiration! *Time:* 6pm PT / 9pm ET (Your World Time: http://goo.gl/l6Fpj) *Right here on my stream!* *Live YouTube:*   http://bit.ly/UlP3WL *Live Chat Room:*   http://bit.ly/RawW5E _Please share!_The final LIFE Through The Lens with special guest Annette Biggers2012-10-10 03:00:0087  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450A special Travel Photography show!  We'll also have on some people that will be joining me for the upcoming NZ Workshop ( see http://www.stuckincustoms.com/photography-workshops/ ) .  Everyone will be bringing travel photography tips and photos to share.   (Note we are starting 3 hours earlier than normal because I have to catch a flight!)Trey's Variety Hour: Travel Photography and More2012-10-09 01:00:00247  
Gorka Ortiz69,335I'd like to invite you all to this brand new Photography Contest. The rules are simple, you are kindly suggested to upload up to 3 pictures of your own. The pictures must show yourself in a reflection. No matter whether your reflection is shown through a mirror, a window, some water on the road or any surface that can reflect yourself. There is no need to be recognized in your picture, you can reflect any part of your body. Try to find funny surfaces or elements where you can be reflected and just have fun taking part! ;-) Who will be the winners? Ok, trying to be fair no matter how many followers, plusses or shares you have and also taking into account your kind suggestions,  I have decided to invite 2 or 3 photographers from my circles who I think they produce quality pictures to help me judge the best works. The contest will end the 4th of November this year 2012. I will create a circle of winners with the 10 best photographers in this contest and I will share it in my stream. (Sorry, I know is not much but is better than nothing I guess and there's nothing else I can offer! ;-)  ). Of course I am opened to any suggestion from you all to make the contest as fair as possible. ;-) Finally, the most important thing... have fun and enjoy taking your pictures and sharing them with us! ;-) Cheers!Photography Contest - My Reflection - By Gorka Ortiz.2012-10-04 19:00:00132  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450Live from London, @101197326227144182821 will be joining me for a secret announcement !  We're going to be talking about a very special upcoming event somewhere...in...Europe, but where?  And what???  Tune in and see! Besides that bit, we'll also be talking to @101197326227144182821 about her photography.  Joining us for another special bonus reason is @113521243530017533002, who you will get to know as well...  a great show is lined up for you!Trey's Variety Hour #54: Joining us from London - Miss Aniela and Matt Knisely2012-10-02 04:00:00131  
XL Catlin Seaview Survey4,057,303Join us here on G+ for the world’s first LIVE nighttime underwater Hangout at to celebrate the first of the Catlin Seaview Survey expeditions. Emmy award-winning cinematographer, @118398706993444353039, will be underwater on the Great Barrier Reef revealing what happens when the sun goes down and feeding time commences. Richard will be talking to the who’s who of the underwater world at the @118339314165486068256 in Monterey, California as we announce our exciting news - our 360-degree panoramic imagery can now be found in the Street View feature of Google Maps. Stay tuned to our Google Plus page to view the live feed!World's First Live Underwater Night Dive Hangout2012-09-26 19:30:00439  
Carra Riley51,318Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too! Google+ friends sponsoring this event @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00625  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450A Free and fun PhotoWalk!  Everyone is invited for this fun event - all skill levels... it doesn't even matter if you just have your mobile phone and like to snap away with that.  Personally, I'll have the whole shootin' match with my tripod and stuff, but this will be immediately obvious upon arrival.   Cost: FREE Date and Time:  Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 25th at 5 PM Sydney Time Location:  Sydney, First Fleet Park http://goo.gl/maps/uh8p2  Who to Bring:  A family-friendly event!  Bring the brood! Photo Sharing:  After the photowalk, attach your photos to this event and/or use the tag:   #TRSydneyPhotoWalk  ! I know there are many beginner and serious photographers in the area, and I look forward to meeting you!  I'm VERY sorry for the last-minute notice, but my schedule has been erratic lately.    We will walk along the waterfront, take photos, and I'll go through several demonstrations.  I'll describe what I'm doing, and all questions are welcome.  I hope it is both a great photo-experience and learning-experience!  :) See you soon!Google+ PhotoWalk in Sydney, Australia with Trey! Join me!2012-09-25 09:00:00309  
Scott Jarvie428,965UPDATE: it's online now: http://youtu.be/-DItFCAg4jM  *We like to call this a "PLUS ONE PARTY"* Because people submit links to their albums and we look through the pictures and _*we plus one the pictures we like*_ in the album. It's my way of giving quick feedback to people about which pictures really catch my attention out of their images. It's quick and yet helpful. Last time we looked at over 120 albums *LIVE PUBLIC HANGOUT* Yep it'll be a live public hangout again. Shorter and more awesome than last time. So if you LINK us an album make sure you know they will be on video and then on youtube. We're both really nice people and with people pictures we worry about commentary for fear they're related to you or something. But we may make commentary and you gotta be alright with that as well.  The video won't be edited when it goes onto youtube. I'm basically saying: _*The easily offended need not apply*_ *THEME = PEOPLE PICTURES* @109486822103622036238 and myself have a separate project going on where we're spending dozens of hours researching to find great photographers and create the most awesome list of "people shooters" https://plus.google.com/u/0/100962871525684315897/posts/UMBDiPKJqKa So therefore we've made the theme this time to People pictures as well because that's what mood we're in. If you already have an album like that share it. Or maybe put together another one in the next 24hrs that you'd like us to go through.  Professional work, weddings, families, kids, selfies, street candids, models etc *JOIN IN* This time we'll be linking the albums and having people join us as we go through the pictures... so you may be getting a lot more plus ones (eyeballs) than normal. *FAQ* We won't be looking at non-people pictures even if they're in the album. We'd rather not look at crazy large albums so try to keep them under 50 (but we can be a bit lenient) Please submit open/public albums specially since other people than myself will be wanting to view. Make sure you're following myself (@100962871525684315897 ) and @109486822103622036238  who'll be the moderators of the video. We're looking for someone awesome to help out on the show and provide interesting insights about the people who's work we're looking through so we can focus on the task at hand. *SHARE* Let your friends who photograph people know that it's a fun and easy opportunity. *VIEW* Hope to see you there during the live viewing saturday night at 9pm Mountain time We'll be using this Event as the chat log for the event. *ALBUMS* 1. +susan marinello - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109486822103622036238/albums/5787749627481544897 2. +scott jarvie - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100962871525684315897/albums/5628519010157340641 3. +Jason Jakober - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/111397628815301589258/albums/5790838803220260353 4. +Paul R. Giunta - https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/116197193480724162859/albums/5635977219905633425 5. Eustace James - https://pluAlbum Viewing Party - People Themed (A Jarvie Production)2012-09-24 05:00:0077  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,973,211@103083353388507768122 Presents A Special On Air Concert Event with @114728696012925918708, @102002299339025067376 , and @102200998221061156689! Hang out with us or watch Live on Google+ and YouTube! It all starts at 8PM EST on Saturday September 15th.   ********************************************************************************************* The On Air Event tonight can be found at this link goo.gl/Shml5 or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. See you at 8PM EST! *********************************************************************************************Artists In The Plus Presents Rebecca Perl, Heather Fay, and Laura Marie!2012-09-16 02:00:00177  
Scott Jarvie428,965*POST YOUR GOOGLE+ ALBUM OF PICTURES* It's been very very popular event in the past and I'm finally doing it again tonight. _This time it will be more organized, more heads up than usual and even a live event._ *SHARE AN ALBUM/GALLERY LINK* It's simple and easy but a lot of work and very fun for all. You simply share an album here and I'll be going through every single one of the albums. Then I will +1 the pictures in the album that I'm really drawn to. *BENEFIT* Well it's simply if you'd love to know which pictures I like most.  I always loved knowing which pictures people really love of mine because it helps me have an eye for which pictures are best received. It's a huge part of becoming a better photographer in my opinion. _*To be able to put out great art is first to know what great art looks like*_ *ON AIR* This will be something new... I'm going to go through all the albums Live, Online as an On-Air hangout. I'll talk a little bit about what I'm doing. If the show goes well I'll keep it for later viewing on YouTube... if the recording isn't great I won't. *SPECIAL GUEST* Because I want to have an outloud conversation about what and why I'm doing things  I will have my good friend and great photographer @109486822103622036238 on the show to facilitate the discussion. She will also visit a lot of these albums and +1 pictures as well. We ask that everyone add her to a circle ... not just because she's awesome (though that's reason enough) but so that if any of these albums are by mistake limited access she will have access. *DIRECTIONS* 1. Paste a link of a Google+ image gallery 2. Put a title or description of what we'll see in the album 3.  *IMPORTANT* If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and perhaps your profile in a recorded Youtube video. 4. Make sure the album is Public access 5. Add @100962871525684315897  @109486822103622036238 to your circles 6. Return the favor. Take some of the other people's albums and +1 some of your favorites. *IMPORTANT* It bears repeating: _If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and your profile (maybe) in a recorded Youtube video._ Do not post a link if you are not ok with lots of people visiting that link in addition to us and are not ok with it being on video as well.Share your Album- A Jarvie PlusOne Critique Experience2012-09-12 05:30:00143  
Traveling Guitar Foundation259,939Due to the overwhelming response to our first Traveling Guitar Foundation Hangout On Air Rockin' LIVE Event we decided to have a second event! Join us for the Traveling Guitar Foundation's Hangout On Air Rockin' LIVE Event Part 2 on September 9, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT! In order to bring awareness to our Indiegogo fundraising campaign (http://www.indiegogo.com/savemusicinschools) we will be joined by an all-star lineup of musicians who will be performing their work and answering questions about the role of musical education in their lives. The lineup will include the likes of:     Jade Nicole Lane from the Mt. Gleason Middle school in Los Angeles, CA who attended the @118042591107628705154  in school donation event. She is now 14 yrs old, sings and plays the guitar. She will perform a song for us and speak about the impact the @118042591107628705154  event had on her. Music & poetry is her passion.    Kaia De Los Reyes is 8yrs old and has not seen a @118042591107628705154  event, but would love it if @118042591107628705154  would make it to her school.  She use to live in Hawaii, but her father saw her interest in music & found a great performing arts school in the  Lagunna Beach area. She loves to sing and will also perform for us and ask that @118042591107628705154 funds her school. @107291158434082397409  @107296660002634487593  @102002299339025067376  @104529496791803750773      ....and a surprise guest, one of the greatest 80's guitarist of that time! You can freely post questions and comments on this Event page or online with the hashtag #savemusicinschools  and we will try to answer them live during the event. Photos will be posted on there as well. The wonderful @113782143364018397839   will be graciously moderating the event. This is an extremely important event as we strive to reach our goal of $5,000 for our Indiegogo fundraising campaign. We need to save music programs in schools, the kids need us! Let's make this event a huge success, we must reach our goal in a matter of days! Don't forget to visit http://www.indiegogo.com/savemusicinschools. To learn more about the @118042591107628705154  check out the 'About' section on our Google+ Page and be sure to catch a glimpse of Part 1 by viewing the video on this page!   Be sure to reshare the link to this event on all your other social networks! Very excited to rock out with you all! Official website:http://www.indiegogo.com/savemusicinschools?a=146661Google+ Hangout On Air Concert: Save Music In Schools Part 22012-09-10 02:00:00246  
Kelli Seeger Kim1,297,604It's @112471890387110967375 's birthday!  (okay, well - technically, it's September 7.  But @117681034834791918293 and I couldn't wait any longer!) Anyone familiar with Karen will attest to the fact that she is all about peoples' passions.  What drives them.  What's in their hearts.   What better gift to give to her, than to share with her images that we feel represent our passion/soul/heart!.  Images that truly represent who we feel we are now - or the journey we are on (or traveled), in search of personal growth.   Maybe you have an image of yours that represents a style of photography that you feel a deep connection with. Maybe you have an image that marked a moment in your life that was particularly incredible for you - that touched you in a way that is significant.   We can have a lot of fun with this theme - the most important thing is that it comes from our heart.  :-) So feel free to upload images to this event, and tag them:   #SharingOurLightWithKarenHutton  Sharing Our Light With Karen Hutton (Happy Birthday, Karen!)2012-09-07 13:00:0057  
Mark Forman63,074This event is for a shot taken on the street that you feel conveys they humanity of the person photographed. Please comment on others photos liberally. Limit 1 per day.Feel the Person on the Street-1 photo per day!2012-08-31 15:00:00230  
Trey Ratcliff8,447,450Interested in learning more about the New video how-to series at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/art-of-photography/ ?  The upcoming show will be an extended preview and Q&A period.  Do you have any *beginner or intermediate photo questions?*  Let me know!  I'm collecting them here and over on the blog.  We'll have fun guests and the subject matter should be very helpful! Also, find out how to *win TWO free cameras* - your choice of a Sony NEX-7, Nikon D7000 or Canon 60D for you and a friend... thanks to our mates over at Adorama. There's many other great prizes too from our sponsors at SmugMug, Photomatix, Adorama, F-Stop, Lytro, Nik, and OnOne :)  Beginning and Intermedia Photo Q&A - Watch the Live Public Hangout!2012-07-10 04:00:00213  

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2015-03-03 01:51:13 (35 comments, 6 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

Ghost Ships~

From a series I've been creating by opening up the shutter and adding intentional movement during exposure.   Good fun - if you have patience with it! Certainly not everyone's cup of tea ;)

Hope you're all well ... miss the time I had when it was possible to check in more often. But,  life is full & that's a good thing!   

All the Best~
Gx

#abstractphotography   #slowshutter  

Most reshares: 20

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2015-05-20 03:55:10 (26 comments, 20 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

Tierra Del Mar | Oregon Coast

In the falling sun
where lively wings stand still
melts the colour of an enchanted day

Found a little something to edit & share while sifting through the archives. One of the best things about photography is the ability to pay a virtual visit to moments, places and faces after the time has marched on.  Especially when, for whatever reason, you can't get out to shoot!

Cheers to you!
Wherever you are today~ 
Gx

#sunsetphotography   #oregoncoast   #poetry   #lifeinstillmotion  
www.gretchenchappelle.com

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2014-11-14 03:22:19 (19 comments, 16 reshares, 277 +1s)Open 

Busy Bee~

A couple months ago, while visiting my sister on the US/Canadian border, I spent a fair while capturing bees in her garden with my camera. We discussed at length the plight of these little creatures & how much our world depends on them. 

Pretty simple really - no bees = no food! Don't know 'bout you ...I'd rather deal with a few pests & keep the bees :) 

Lend YOUR voice @ http://action.sumofus.org/a/canada-bees-comments/


For +FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
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2015-07-02 02:34:09 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 121 +1s)Open 

Morning Mist :: Kangaroo Valley :: Australia

Another one from the "old post card" series ... collection's still in progress. Hope to visit a few new locations this week :)

All the best from Oz!
Gx

Morning Mist :: Kangaroo Valley :: Australia

Another one from the "old post card" series ... collection's still in progress. Hope to visit a few new locations this week :)

All the best from Oz!
Gx___

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2015-06-22 21:58:13 (17 comments, 5 reshares, 201 +1s)Open 

Remembering Last Summer ...

Just south of the Canadian border are pockets of water surrounded by low mountains, pine forests and wildlife. Last year I spent a few days with family on the shores of Garfield Bay. It's just one of the many beautiful locations nestled around Lake Pend Oreille.

#LakePendOreille  

Remembering Last Summer ...

Just south of the Canadian border are pockets of water surrounded by low mountains, pine forests and wildlife. Last year I spent a few days with family on the shores of Garfield Bay. It's just one of the many beautiful locations nestled around Lake Pend Oreille.

#LakePendOreille  ___

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2015-05-30 03:41:14 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Today is the final day to view my "Life In Still Motion" Exhibition during #headon 's 2015 photo festival.

Gallery details at www.gretchenchappelle.com #headon15  

Today is the final day to view my "Life In Still Motion" Exhibition during #headon 's 2015 photo festival.

Gallery details at www.gretchenchappelle.com #headon15  ___

2015-05-23 14:51:57 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Added photos to May Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler.

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

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2015-05-20 03:55:10 (26 comments, 20 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

Tierra Del Mar | Oregon Coast

In the falling sun
where lively wings stand still
melts the colour of an enchanted day

Found a little something to edit & share while sifting through the archives. One of the best things about photography is the ability to pay a virtual visit to moments, places and faces after the time has marched on.  Especially when, for whatever reason, you can't get out to shoot!

Cheers to you!
Wherever you are today~ 
Gx

#sunsetphotography   #oregoncoast   #poetry   #lifeinstillmotion  
www.gretchenchappelle.com

Tierra Del Mar | Oregon Coast

In the falling sun
where lively wings stand still
melts the colour of an enchanted day

Found a little something to edit & share while sifting through the archives. One of the best things about photography is the ability to pay a virtual visit to moments, places and faces after the time has marched on.  Especially when, for whatever reason, you can't get out to shoot!

Cheers to you!
Wherever you are today~ 
Gx

#sunsetphotography   #oregoncoast   #poetry   #lifeinstillmotion  
www.gretchenchappelle.com___

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2015-05-16 22:30:15 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

Thank your lucky stars & check out +Dave Morrow 's free tutorials.

Free Star Photography Tutorial + Scouting & Planning for Star, Milky Way and Night Sky Photography Video Series

I just arrived in Death Valley, California to shoot the Milky Way & scout for some new Night Skies Photography Workshops & Tours for early 2016.

During the next 10 days the moon phase is perfect for shooting the Milky Way, night sky & stars.

If you're interested in learning how to plan for your next shoot under the stars check out my free tutorial linked below. I've also included a link to my free star photography tutorial which teaches all the basics of shooting:)

Scouting & Planning Video Tutorial
http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2015/01/scouting-planning-star-milkyway-nightsky-photography.html

Milky Way Photography Tutorial
http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/p/tutorial-shooting-night-sky.html

Star Trails Photography Tutorial
http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2012/03/StarTrailsPhotographyTutorial.html

Photo Details
This was actually my first Milky Way photo from way back in the day.  It was taken in the North Cascades of Washington State near Picture Lake. Shooting with a Nikon D800 + Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8 the settings were f/2.8, ISO5000, 30 seconds.

Enjoy,
Dave___Thank your lucky stars & check out +Dave Morrow 's free tutorials.

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2015-05-16 01:11:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

ARTIST TALK   
7-8 pm TONIGHT!

Join me at Gallery  Art Est for a quick chat about my perspective behind the lens and the reasoning for many of my aesthetic choices. I’ll give a few insights into the way my techniques have developed over time and share stories about the people, locations and adventures beyond the frame. Not one to ramble on, should be plenty of time for Q&A. 

If you're coming along, dress warm!  It's a big space and a little off the beaten track. Hot tea, cocoa & Champange for those who make the effort ;)

Here's the  map.
If you're arriving via the Rozelle side turn RT on Kegworth (Lords Rd is one way).http://... more »

ARTIST TALK   
7-8 pm TONIGHT!

Join me at Gallery  Art Est for a quick chat about my perspective behind the lens and the reasoning for many of my aesthetic choices. I’ll give a few insights into the way my techniques have developed over time and share stories about the people, locations and adventures beyond the frame. Not one to ramble on, should be plenty of time for Q&A. 

If you're coming along, dress warm!  It's a big space and a little off the beaten track. Hot tea, cocoa & Champange for those who make the effort ;)

Here's the  map.
If you're arriving via the Rozelle side turn RT on Kegworth (Lords Rd is one way). http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=Art+Est.&aq=&sll=-33.888444,151.145697&sspn=0.009708,0.022638&vpsrc=0&gl=au&ie=UTF8&hq=Art+Est.&hnear=&t=m&z=15&iwloc=A

#headon15   #artisttalk   #lifeinstillmotion   #sydney   #seeaustralia   ___

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2015-05-14 00:40:11 (10 comments, 12 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

"Life In Still Motion" opens TONIGHT!  

If you're in Sydney feel free to stop in at Art Est. and have a look.  Should be around over the next week if you you'd like to say hello in person and are unable to make the opening event, workshops or Artist Talk on Saturday. 

The new, unpublished & fully re-mastered favourites are on display in large print at Gallery Art Est. for the remainder of May. More information at www.gretchenchappelle.com 


For those far away folk following my daily posts ... thank you for your patience! >  #gottapromote  

"Life In Still Motion" opens TONIGHT!  

If you're in Sydney feel free to stop in at Art Est. and have a look.  Should be around over the next week if you you'd like to say hello in person and are unable to make the opening event, workshops or Artist Talk on Saturday. 

The new, unpublished & fully re-mastered favourites are on display in large print at Gallery Art Est. for the remainder of May. More information at www.gretchenchappelle.com 


For those far away folk following my daily posts ... thank you for your patience! >  #gottapromote  ___

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2015-05-13 10:25:48 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

On the Wall!

The official opening for "Life In Still Motion | Scenes From the Pacific Shore" kicks off at 6pm tomorrow night!

Feel free to stop by, raise a glass and say hello if you're in #Sydney town.

Map, links and full details at www.gretchenchappelle.com 
https://www.headon.com.au/exhibitions/life-still-motion-scenes-pacific-shore

#seeaustralia   #headon15  

On the Wall!

The official opening for "Life In Still Motion | Scenes From the Pacific Shore" kicks off at 6pm tomorrow night!

Feel free to stop by, raise a glass and say hello if you're in #Sydney town.

Map, links and full details at www.gretchenchappelle.com 
https://www.headon.com.au/exhibitions/life-still-motion-scenes-pacific-shore

#seeaustralia   #headon15  ___

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2015-05-11 09:39:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

At the Edge of Infinite Potential~

Sharing glimpses of the  " Life in Still Motion" exhibition on Instagram in the lead up to the opening night celebration THIS Thursday! 

If you're in #Sydney  and would like to to attend send an RSVP to info@gretchenchappelle.com. Complimentary White Negronis & French Champagne served from 6-8pm.

Location & transport information can be found on the gallery website http://www.artest.com.au/about.html 


#headon15   #fineartphotography   #exhibition  
https://instagram.com/p/2e0-b_Mq2u/?taken-by=xpressionistic

At the Edge of Infinite Potential~

Sharing glimpses of the  " Life in Still Motion" exhibition on Instagram in the lead up to the opening night celebration THIS Thursday! 

If you're in #Sydney  and would like to to attend send an RSVP to info@gretchenchappelle.com. Complimentary White Negronis & French Champagne served from 6-8pm.

Location & transport information can be found on the gallery website http://www.artest.com.au/about.html 


#headon15   #fineartphotography   #exhibition  
https://instagram.com/p/2e0-b_Mq2u/?taken-by=xpressionistic___

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2015-05-07 11:12:49 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Put the art > in your SmART – device!

I'm running a couple of Sunday workshops during #HeadOn15  

Click the link if you're in #Sydney  and want to join the fun :)

http://gretchenchappelle.com/workshops/

Put the art > in your SmART – device!

I'm running a couple of Sunday workshops during #HeadOn15  

Click the link if you're in #Sydney  and want to join the fun :)

http://gretchenchappelle.com/workshops/___

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2015-05-03 05:18:19 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Love the updated look of our event pages at www.headon.com.au !

https://www.headon.com.au/exhibitions/life-still-motion-scenes-pacific-shore

#headon   #headon15  

Love the updated look of our event pages at www.headon.com.au !

https://www.headon.com.au/exhibitions/life-still-motion-scenes-pacific-shore

#headon   #headon15  ___

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2015-04-29 08:12:16 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Poster's finished & printed! Installation day tomorrow!

Complimentary Champagne & Award Winning Cocktails served at the official opening on May 14th. Anyone's welcome but numbers ARE strictly limited!  You MUST RSVP  to attend the event either via the link below or by emailing info@gretchenchappelle.com

The exhibition is on show for the entire Month of May, so if you're in Sydney stop by & say hello!  If not? The virtual experience will be available to mailing list subscribers @ www.gretchenchappelle.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1554385481493691/

Poster's finished & printed! Installation day tomorrow!

Complimentary Champagne & Award Winning Cocktails served at the official opening on May 14th. Anyone's welcome but numbers ARE strictly limited!  You MUST RSVP  to attend the event either via the link below or by emailing info@gretchenchappelle.com

The exhibition is on show for the entire Month of May, so if you're in Sydney stop by & say hello!  If not? The virtual experience will be available to mailing list subscribers @ www.gretchenchappelle.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1554385481493691/___

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2015-04-26 00:31:40 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Unusual (hai)  Verse (ku)~

In a paper frame
the maiden still, for all time
remnant of her self~

Good weekend Googlies! 

One of my current obsessions is up-cycling found objects with beautiful Japanese papers. Each page is quite expensive so I've taken to  photographing & layering them ... totally hooked & can't wait to create a series working with the idea.

Spending  less time online as things manifest in the physical world but still enjoy checking in on your lovely images, original songs, tech updates, goings on & works of art. Thank YOU all for keeping G+ an inspirational place to hang out :)

If you're in Sydney during the month of May feel free to stop by my exhibition in conjunction with the #headonphotofestival. More details 
will be posted at www.gretchenchappelle.com or you ca join the eventat ht... more »

Unusual (hai)  Verse (ku)~

In a paper frame
the maiden still, for all time
remnant of her self~

Good weekend Googlies! 

One of my current obsessions is up-cycling found objects with beautiful Japanese papers. Each page is quite expensive so I've taken to  photographing & layering them ... totally hooked & can't wait to create a series working with the idea.

Spending  less time online as things manifest in the physical world but still enjoy checking in on your lovely images, original songs, tech updates, goings on & works of art. Thank YOU all for keeping G+ an inspirational place to hang out :)

If you're in Sydney during the month of May feel free to stop by my exhibition in conjunction with the #headonphotofestival. More details 
will be posted at www.gretchenchappelle.com or you ca join the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1554385481493691/___

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2015-04-16 11:15:05 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Exhibition | Life In Still Motion | Scenes From the Pacific Shore 

Save the Date!

Opening Night: Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 6:30pm
Exhibition: Friday  1/05/2015 - Sunday 31/05/2015
Artist Talk: Saturday 16 May 2015 - 7:30pm
Workshops: TBA

Not in Sydney? No worries!
Join the virtual exhibition via mailing list
@ http://gretchenchappelle.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1554385481493691/
https://headon.com.au/exhibitions/life-still-motion-scenes-pacific-shore
http://www.artest.com.au/exhibitions.html
https://headon.com.au/ #headonphotofestival    

Questions? email info@gretchenchappelle.com

Exhibition | Life In Still Motion | Scenes From the Pacific Shore 

Save the Date!

Opening Night: Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 6:30pm
Exhibition: Friday  1/05/2015 - Sunday 31/05/2015
Artist Talk: Saturday 16 May 2015 - 7:30pm
Workshops: TBA

Not in Sydney? No worries!
Join the virtual exhibition via mailing list
@ http://gretchenchappelle.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1554385481493691/
https://headon.com.au/exhibitions/life-still-motion-scenes-pacific-shore
http://www.artest.com.au/exhibitions.html
https://headon.com.au/ #headonphotofestival    

Questions? email info@gretchenchappelle.com___

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2015-04-07 05:03:24 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Sol Luna :: The Complete Series 

However subtle and intangible the significance of a Solar or Lunar eclipse is on the human psyche (or the planet), it always seems to stir the imagination. Fun theme to work with over the past couple weeks -certainly no shortage of theories out there to investigate!

Hope you're all feeling a little lighter after the long weekend : )

Cheers from Oz! 
Gx 

Sol Luna :: The Complete Series 

However subtle and intangible the significance of a Solar or Lunar eclipse is on the human psyche (or the planet), it always seems to stir the imagination. Fun theme to work with over the past couple weeks -certainly no shortage of theories out there to investigate!

Hope you're all feeling a little lighter after the long weekend : )

Cheers from Oz! 
Gx ___

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2015-04-04 22:52:38 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Great opportunity to learn more about lighting with +Eric Raeber - for FREE! If you're interested > apply TODAY!

My mentorship on Lighting with Intent is ready for sign-ups!

►►► Read the instructions before you sign up! ◄◄◄

This is a special program through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers designed to help you understand light and make use of it to add emotion to your photography rather than have it constrain your creativity. You will learn and experiment with off-camera flash, light modifiers, combine flash with ambient light, and play with a host of other lighting techniques.

I will be taking on a handful of people for a nine week online mentorship program which includes lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time.

My passion for photography (or more precisely conceptual photography) has burgeoned over twenty years ago. Photography has always been for me a playground for art to intersect with technology; a place where I can explore new domains by pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone. Lighting is one such domain.

I will be joined by an outstanding group of passionate photographers, artists, helpers, who will be there for questions and discussions as well as dispensing a good dose of cheer up. If you are as excited to acquire new skills as I am to share them, join me for an exciting and creative ride.

This is an advanced class. In order to participate, you must have a solid understanding of your camera and exposure in manual mode. You will need a camera with a flash hot-shoe (SLR or mirrorless). By the time we start, you will also need at minimum the following lighting equipment:

   - An off-camera flash on which you can manually adjust the power
   - A flash remote trigger (cable or wireless)
   - A light stand with a softbox (or alternatively an umbrella)
   - A reflector (or a large piece of white cardboard)
   - A set of gels. For example the Rosco Strobist kit
   - A tripod for your camera

If you are looking for specifics, here is the equipment I am using: www.ericraeber.com/Blog/Studio-lighting

PLEASE NOTE: Do not apply for this workshop if you do not meet these criteria.

Selections will begin on April 15th and the mentorship will start on April 25th

This is not first come first served. We will review the application and here are my selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three posts per week; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of a weekly post and a public display album of your best work at the end.)

• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.

• You have no previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.

• You have the time available to participate in this workshop. You will be given about 3 different assignments each week.

• You must own or have access to the equipment above during this entire mentorship

I will use the same selection criteria that +Robin Griggs Wood uses for her "G+ Mentorship Art for Photographers Program", which you can read about here to see if you qualify:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/105385385448524520257/posts/BT1Ei9qD2fi

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+EricRaeber/posts/CGeSiag5RRp and answer the following questions in your comment:

1) Photography skill level
2) List the lighting equipment you own (or will have access to)
3) Your three favorite subjects
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession
6) Previous art studies
7) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer, shooting for 5 years
2) Canon Rebel T3i, 2 x Yongnuo YN-560 flash, RF trigger, softbox, stand, gels, tripod, reflector
3) Still Life, Portraits, Macro
4) To get my first paid shoot for a client
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but have most evenings free.

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus___Great opportunity to learn more about lighting with +Eric Raeber - for FREE! If you're interested > apply TODAY!

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2015-04-04 05:18:01 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Dame de la Lune de Sang~

For all beginnings, an ending comes
Energy in motion,  every one
Eternal souls in a cosmic tide 
Each day, a new wave we ride~ 

*Final image in the 4 part series of   #selfportrait s exploring the theme of the #Solar & #Lunar #Eclipse  on March 20th & April 4th 2015. #bloodmoon  

If you missed the previous posts & would like to view them ...
3. https://plus.google.com/+GretchenChappelle/posts/iwxZs6B9X8D
2.https://plus.google.com/+GretchenChappelle/posts/KMvcVfcRAA4
1. https://plus.google.com/+GretchenChappelle/posts/ejnov2axYFp

Here's a city by city link for Aussies lucky enough to have clear skies tonight http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2015/03/total-lunar-eclipse-in-australia-4-april-2015.

Dame de la Lune de Sang~

For all beginnings, an ending comes
Energy in motion,  every one
Eternal souls in a cosmic tide 
Each day, a new wave we ride~ 

*Final image in the 4 part series of   #selfportrait s exploring the theme of the #Solar & #Lunar #Eclipse  on March 20th & April 4th 2015. #bloodmoon  

If you missed the previous posts & would like to view them ...
3. https://plus.google.com/+GretchenChappelle/posts/iwxZs6B9X8D
2.https://plus.google.com/+GretchenChappelle/posts/KMvcVfcRAA4
1. https://plus.google.com/+GretchenChappelle/posts/ejnov2axYFp

Here's a city by city link for Aussies lucky enough to have clear skies tonight http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2015/03/total-lunar-eclipse-in-australia-4-april-2015.___

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2015-04-03 03:14:25 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Carry not the weight of the world upon your shoulder~

 For "There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. " ~Aldous Huxley

*image 3 in a 4 part series of  #selfportrait s exploring the theme of the Solar & Lunar eclipse on March 20th & April 3rd 2015 

Carry not the weight of the world upon your shoulder~

 For "There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. " ~Aldous Huxley

*image 3 in a 4 part series of  #selfportrait s exploring the theme of the Solar & Lunar eclipse on March 20th & April 3rd 2015 ___

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2015-04-01 20:34:21 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Our world is held in balance
every living being
fragile as glass
and as resilient as the stars~

*image 2 in a 4 part series of #selfportrait s  exploring the theme of the Solar & Lunar eclipse on March 20th & April 3rd, 2015 

Our world is held in balance
every living being
fragile as glass
and as resilient as the stars~

*image 2 in a 4 part series of #selfportrait s  exploring the theme of the Solar & Lunar eclipse on March 20th & April 3rd, 2015 ___

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2015-04-01 03:39:51 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

In the presence of light I face my darkness and bow humbly in the knowledge that one may not exist without the other~

*image 1 in a 4 part series of #selfportrait s  exploring the theme of the Solar & Lunar eclipse on March 20th & April 3rd, 2015 

In the presence of light I face my darkness and bow humbly in the knowledge that one may not exist without the other~

*image 1 in a 4 part series of #selfportrait s  exploring the theme of the Solar & Lunar eclipse on March 20th & April 3rd, 2015 ___

2015-03-29 11:21:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Added photos to March Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity.

Added photos to March Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity.___

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2015-03-28 05:44:45 (18 comments, 15 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

Lake Pend Oreille~

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”  ~Thoreau

On almost every trip back to the States I make a point of spending a little time visiting this corner of the world. Such a serene place to take in the fresh air and pause for the passing of the day.  

#sunset   #GarfieldBay   #Idaho  

Lake Pend Oreille~

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”  ~Thoreau

On almost every trip back to the States I make a point of spending a little time visiting this corner of the world. Such a serene place to take in the fresh air and pause for the passing of the day.  

#sunset   #GarfieldBay   #Idaho  ___

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2015-03-26 22:11:15 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

Late Afternoon at the Top of the Hill~

 #LombardStreet #SanFrancisco

Late Afternoon at the Top of the Hill~

 #LombardStreet #SanFrancisco___

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2015-03-22 05:25:14 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

Thank you all for the bounty of birthday wishes! Even if 95% of you'd have never known the date unless Google & FB gave it away ;)
 

Photographer: Nelson Blanton

Thank you all for the bounty of birthday wishes! Even if 95% of you'd have never known the date unless Google & FB gave it away ;)
 

Photographer: Nelson Blanton___

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2015-03-03 01:51:13 (35 comments, 6 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

Ghost Ships~

From a series I've been creating by opening up the shutter and adding intentional movement during exposure.   Good fun - if you have patience with it! Certainly not everyone's cup of tea ;)

Hope you're all well ... miss the time I had when it was possible to check in more often. But,  life is full & that's a good thing!   

All the Best~
Gx

#abstractphotography   #slowshutter  

Ghost Ships~

From a series I've been creating by opening up the shutter and adding intentional movement during exposure.   Good fun - if you have patience with it! Certainly not everyone's cup of tea ;)

Hope you're all well ... miss the time I had when it was possible to check in more often. But,  life is full & that's a good thing!   

All the Best~
Gx

#abstractphotography   #slowshutter  ___

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2015-02-21 00:42:53 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I recently spent some time chatting with +Brent Mail & +Johny Spencer about all things photography and ... well, some silly stuff from my past.

I never have the courage to watch these types of interviews - what's done is done! Hopefully there's no need for extreme embarrassment. I let you be the judge ;)

In this episode we interview +Gretchen Chappelle amazing photographer and artist.

Share - Ringo Starr and Bat-mobile
Inspire - "The Impossible Magnitude of Impermanence"
Create - Get start in photography with what you already have.
Enjoy the Show & Share the Photo-love
Brent & Johny
http://www.shareinspirecreate.com/sic/19___I recently spent some time chatting with +Brent Mail & +Johny Spencer about all things photography and ... well, some silly stuff from my past.

I never have the courage to watch these types of interviews - what's done is done! Hopefully there's no need for extreme embarrassment. I let you be the judge ;)

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2015-01-27 04:37:19 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

The Skater's Dream~

"life is about going forward no matter what's in front of you" ~unknown

#surreal   #abstract   #skateboarding  http://gretchenchappelle.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Fine-Art/

The Skater's Dream~

"life is about going forward no matter what's in front of you" ~unknown

#surreal   #abstract   #skateboarding  http://gretchenchappelle.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Fine-Art/___

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2015-01-20 20:37:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

The Old Timer's View~

“We are homesick most for the places we have never known.” 
                                                                                        ~C. McCullers

Every now and again a location or moment in time conjures up a wave of nostalgia.  Not an unlikely occurrence when traveling through the far West. 

I purchased a couple of vintage post cards from a fun little shop in #Austin ,  #UncommonObjects  that inspired some of my edits along with a few other old hand painted photos. Not sure how close I got to the desired result but it was good fun - as always :)

You can have a virtual browse of  Uncommon Objects via  the #photosphere link  below or check out a small detail from the post cards I found  & posted to instagram - if you fancy that sort of thing ;)
http://instagram.com/p/yCYrgtMqw3/?modal=true
htt... more »

The Old Timer's View~

“We are homesick most for the places we have never known.” 
                                                                                        ~C. McCullers

Every now and again a location or moment in time conjures up a wave of nostalgia.  Not an unlikely occurrence when traveling through the far West. 

I purchased a couple of vintage post cards from a fun little shop in #Austin ,  #UncommonObjects  that inspired some of my edits along with a few other old hand painted photos. Not sure how close I got to the desired result but it was good fun - as always :)

You can have a virtual browse of  Uncommon Objects via  the #photosphere link  below or check out a small detail from the post cards I found  & posted to instagram - if you fancy that sort of thing ;)

http://instagram.com/p/yCYrgtMqw3/?modal=true
http://instagram.com/p/x-vyfIsq-y/?modal=true

https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/business-highlights/uncommon-objects/nvXarpybSX7DfwPKgy9sYw?gl=au&heading=61&pitch=69&fovy=75  

#ChisosMountains #TheWindow   #BigBendNationalPark   #Texas  ___

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2015-01-07 07:51:49 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  ;)

#wordlessonwednesday  ;)___

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2015-01-01 01:26:08 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

#newyearsresolution 

#newyearsresolution ___

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2014-12-31 08:27:50 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Cheers to never ending beginnings ;)

Hope you're having a safe & celebratory end of the year!

Feel free to check out the newsletter in the new year when you have the time. Wishing you all the very best in 2015.

Gx
  
#newyearseve   #newsletter   #thexpressionistsview  

Cheers to never ending beginnings ;)

Hope you're having a safe & celebratory end of the year!

Feel free to check out the newsletter in the new year when you have the time. Wishing you all the very best in 2015.

Gx
  
#newyearseve   #newsletter   #thexpressionistsview  ___

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2014-12-25 23:41:53 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Wishing you ALL the very best - no matter how/where/if you celebrate!

Many Blessings & Thank you for being part of my life :D

Gx

Wishing you ALL the very best - no matter how/where/if you celebrate!

Many Blessings & Thank you for being part of my life :D

Gx___

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2014-12-23 07:26:01 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Thank you to +Chris Betcher & many more for your kind messages, alerts, tweets & queries re: my humble Chromecast images.

And ...

Apologies to those who've messaged me via the contact form on my website! It's come to my attention that my web host/designers had  input an incorrect address. Meaning, for the first time since it's creation I've now read your messages & shall reply in the new year.

Many Blessings~
Gx

Hey +Gretchen Chappelle​, guess whose photograph just showed up on my Chromecast? ___Thank you to +Chris Betcher & many more for your kind messages, alerts, tweets & queries re: my humble Chromecast images.

And ...

Apologies to those who've messaged me via the contact form on my website! It's come to my attention that my web host/designers had  input an incorrect address. Meaning, for the first time since it's creation I've now read your messages & shall reply in the new year.

Many Blessings~
Gx

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2014-12-22 21:02:18 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

#thoughtfortheday  - worth a read :D

#thoughtfortheday  - worth a read :D___

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2014-12-21 19:58:06 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

+Alister Benn captures beautiful light in a spectacular setting.

*comments disabled. Not my image! Please click through to share your thoughts :)

Mt Assiniboine in the Rockies - The Matterhorn of Canada...___+Alister Benn captures beautiful light in a spectacular setting.

*comments disabled. Not my image! Please click through to share your thoughts :)

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2014-12-16 22:20:47 (33 comments, 10 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

#illridewithyou  

There are two children in this photo. I bet you can't identify which one of them is Muslim.

In all the time we shared a back yard & building with our Muslim/Moroccan neighbours, religion & beliefs were never a topic. Despite my daughter's fascination with the Hijab, conversations were always based around simple everyday needs... inquires for a missing ingredient in a meal she was cooking,  a request to mind her child while running a quick errand... It made me happy she felt comfortable enough to ask.  She also never hesitated to offer a lift when she noticed  me waiting for a bus. We no longer live in the same neighbourhood. But, I still rely on public transport several days a week...

No one person should be judged by another's actions > #illridewithyou     

#mobilography   #sydney   #australia  

#illridewithyou  

There are two children in this photo. I bet you can't identify which one of them is Muslim.

In all the time we shared a back yard & building with our Muslim/Moroccan neighbours, religion & beliefs were never a topic. Despite my daughter's fascination with the Hijab, conversations were always based around simple everyday needs... inquires for a missing ingredient in a meal she was cooking,  a request to mind her child while running a quick errand... It made me happy she felt comfortable enough to ask.  She also never hesitated to offer a lift when she noticed  me waiting for a bus. We no longer live in the same neighbourhood. But, I still rely on public transport several days a week...

No one person should be judged by another's actions > #illridewithyou     

#mobilography   #sydney   #australia  ___

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2014-12-08 00:36:25 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

A Boy & His Kite~

Little Jackie Paper?  Perhaps ;)

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly" ~Lauren Bacall

It was amazing to see this little person flying his kite along the seashore. At first his attention was intently focused on the spool in his hands. And then, as the wind picked up and he relaxed into letting the string unfurl, his entire being lit up with joy & delight. Even from my distant vantage point the shift in his energy was unmistakeable :) 

We may not always have the opportunity to fly a kite. But, imagination is with us always. Today I encourage you to let your line out further than ever before - no matter where you are.

Wishing you all  a beautiful Day/Night
Gx 
 

A Boy & His Kite~

Little Jackie Paper?  Perhaps ;)

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly" ~Lauren Bacall

It was amazing to see this little person flying his kite along the seashore. At first his attention was intently focused on the spool in his hands. And then, as the wind picked up and he relaxed into letting the string unfurl, his entire being lit up with joy & delight. Even from my distant vantage point the shift in his energy was unmistakeable :) 

We may not always have the opportunity to fly a kite. But, imagination is with us always. Today I encourage you to let your line out further than ever before - no matter where you are.

Wishing you all  a beautiful Day/Night
Gx 
 ___

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2014-12-07 22:18:37 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Not only are +Jay Patel & +Varina Patel talented & fun, they're generous & kind too! love reading their newsletters.

VisualWilderness Holiday Giveaway
Here is your chance to Win Cool Prizes....It is easy

--Throw your name in the Hat @ http://visualwilderness.com/?p=29701 --Tag a Friend who may be interested love to win in comment below or share this post

We will let you if you are the winner via email.

Enjoy & Share.
__________
#LandscapePhotography #NaturePhotography #VWGiveaway___Not only are +Jay Patel & +Varina Patel talented & fun, they're generous & kind too! love reading their newsletters.

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2014-12-06 03:12:35 (7 comments, 10 reshares, 142 +1s)Open 

One of the  things  I love about Sydney ...

Even on a hot summer's day in Bondi one can manage to find a little space away from the crowd. This woman's dog sat guard making sure no one infringed on his "mermaid master's" domain ;)

#bondi   #tamarama   #sydney   #australia   #tidepool  

One of the  things  I love about Sydney ...

Even on a hot summer's day in Bondi one can manage to find a little space away from the crowd. This woman's dog sat guard making sure no one infringed on his "mermaid master's" domain ;)

#bondi   #tamarama   #sydney   #australia   #tidepool  ___

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2014-12-02 20:03:30 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Hang in there ...

Hang in there ...___

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2014-12-01 02:19:12 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

The Window | Big Bend National Park

I've been away from my desk quite a lot ... thought I'd stop in, catch up on what's happening & share this photo from recent  travels through Far West Texas.

For those who like to read:  the poem seemed a good fit - especially at this time of year!

Hope you have a great week! Enjoy living wholeheartedly ;)

What to Remember When Waking
By David Whyte

In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake,
coming back to this life from the other
more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world
where everything began,
there is a small opening into the new day
which closes the moment you begin your plans.

What you can plan is too small for you to live.
What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough
for the vitality hidden in your sleep.more »

The Window | Big Bend National Park

I've been away from my desk quite a lot ... thought I'd stop in, catch up on what's happening & share this photo from recent  travels through Far West Texas.

For those who like to read:  the poem seemed a good fit - especially at this time of year!

Hope you have a great week! Enjoy living wholeheartedly ;)

What to Remember When Waking
By David Whyte

In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake,
coming back to this life from the other
more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world
where everything began,
there is a small opening into the new day
which closes the moment you begin your plans.

What you can plan is too small for you to live.
What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough
for the vitality hidden in your sleep.

To be human is to become visible
while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.
To remember the other world in this world
is to live in your true inheritance.

You are not a troubled guest on this earth,
you are not an accident amidst other accidents
you were invited from another and greater night
than the one from which you have just emerged.

Now, looking through the slanting light of the morning window
toward the mountain presence of everything that can be
what urgency calls you to your one love?
What shape waits in the seed of you
to grow and spread its branches
against a future sky?

Is it waiting in the fertile sea?
In the trees beyond the house?
In the life you can imagine for yourself?
In the open and lovely white page on the writing desk?
                                                                             http://www.davidwhyte.com/

#bigbendnationalpark   #texas  ___

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2014-11-21 01:59:09 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

I can't remember when exactly I stumbled across OPHELIA's channel but I often stop by for a little dose of photographic & artistic inspiration. If you're the type of  artsy person who enjoys a touch of #DarkBeauty  you may find yourself browsing around awhile ;)

*note: dramatic music warning - drop the volume if that's not your thang ;) Omar Galliani - Master of Drawing

Here's another one for lovers of #blackandwhitephotography  
Kalliope Amorphous - Caithness - The Ruins Of Sanctus Magnus - Photography

  #video   #art #drawing   #OmarGalliani #KalliopeAmorphous

I can't remember when exactly I stumbled across OPHELIA's channel but I often stop by for a little dose of photographic & artistic inspiration. If you're the type of  artsy person who enjoys a touch of #DarkBeauty  you may find yourself browsing around awhile ;)

*note: dramatic music warning - drop the volume if that's not your thang ;) Omar Galliani - Master of Drawing

Here's another one for lovers of #blackandwhitephotography  
Kalliope Amorphous - Caithness - The Ruins Of Sanctus Magnus - Photography

  #video   #art #drawing   #OmarGalliani #KalliopeAmorphous___

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2014-11-18 01:53:45 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I'm about to launch my first series of newsletters!

If you want the inside scoop, freebies & discounts you can sign up at
www.gretchenchappelle.com :D

I'm about to launch my first series of newsletters!

If you want the inside scoop, freebies & discounts you can sign up at
www.gretchenchappelle.com :D___

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2014-11-17 00:57:57 (20 comments, 4 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Matt loves Mikelle | Valentine Tx

There were a few things that surprised me while traveling through Far West Texas. One of them was noticing some striking similarities to rural Australia. Another was that places such as this morph into full on party destinations. I love that it's left in it's rusted state and loved all the more for it.

#Valentine   #Texas   #ustravel  

Matt loves Mikelle | Valentine Tx

There were a few things that surprised me while traveling through Far West Texas. One of them was noticing some striking similarities to rural Australia. Another was that places such as this morph into full on party destinations. I love that it's left in it's rusted state and loved all the more for it.

#Valentine   #Texas   #ustravel  ___

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2014-11-14 03:22:19 (19 comments, 16 reshares, 277 +1s)Open 

Busy Bee~

A couple months ago, while visiting my sister on the US/Canadian border, I spent a fair while capturing bees in her garden with my camera. We discussed at length the plight of these little creatures & how much our world depends on them. 

Pretty simple really - no bees = no food! Don't know 'bout you ...I'd rather deal with a few pests & keep the bees :) 

Lend YOUR voice @ http://action.sumofus.org/a/canada-bees-comments/


For +FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
©GChappelle

Busy Bee~

A couple months ago, while visiting my sister on the US/Canadian border, I spent a fair while capturing bees in her garden with my camera. We discussed at length the plight of these little creatures & how much our world depends on them. 

Pretty simple really - no bees = no food! Don't know 'bout you ...I'd rather deal with a few pests & keep the bees :) 

Lend YOUR voice @ http://action.sumofus.org/a/canada-bees-comments/


For +FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson
©GChappelle___

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2014-11-13 01:44:37 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

"Love is on our side", he said.

Just another quirky little work of art seen at this year's #sculpturebythesea  festival. 

#bondibeach   #australia   #sxsmoments   #sxsbondi14   #sxs  

"Love is on our side", he said.

Just another quirky little work of art seen at this year's #sculpturebythesea  festival. 

#bondibeach   #australia   #sxsmoments   #sxsbondi14   #sxs  ___

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2014-11-12 06:06:00 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Beautiful new work by the lovely +Monica Quintana Fotografia x


45/52 - Golden by Mònica Quintana on Flickr.

Just follow this link to see and comment on this photo:
https://flic.kr/p/pHsAXk___Beautiful new work by the lovely +Monica Quintana Fotografia x

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2014-11-12 04:32:59 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

I love the imagery created by analogue photographer Ellen Rogers -truly inspiring http://ellenrogers.co.uk/  

*video contains nudity NSFW ish
Ellen Rogers - Imaginary Girl - David Lynch - Photography
https://plus.google.com/109863774425811826309

I love the imagery created by analogue photographer Ellen Rogers -truly inspiring http://ellenrogers.co.uk/  

*video contains nudity NSFW ish
Ellen Rogers - Imaginary Girl - David Lynch - Photography
https://plus.google.com/109863774425811826309___

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2014-11-11 03:00:45 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Sunrise Over Sea~

Sometimes it's the unexpected that satiates the heart.

This weekend I headed down to the beach to make pictures out of other peoples art. There's always such a great mix of beauty, humour, environmental awareness & abstract oddity featured at  #sculpturebythesea .

The crowds have grown to epic proportions ... even at 4 am - photographers abound!  As everyone staked their claim and clamoured for a sunrise shot I took the path less traveled and spent a moment just appreciating what nature so effortlessly offers up every day. 

#sxsmoments   #bondibeach   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #australia   www.gretchenchappelle.com

Sunrise Over Sea~

Sometimes it's the unexpected that satiates the heart.

This weekend I headed down to the beach to make pictures out of other peoples art. There's always such a great mix of beauty, humour, environmental awareness & abstract oddity featured at  #sculpturebythesea .

The crowds have grown to epic proportions ... even at 4 am - photographers abound!  As everyone staked their claim and clamoured for a sunrise shot I took the path less traveled and spent a moment just appreciating what nature so effortlessly offers up every day. 

#sxsmoments   #bondibeach   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #australia   www.gretchenchappelle.com___

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