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Michael B. Stuart

Michael B. Stuart Verified in Google 

1 of 2 Stu's @ Stu Stu Studio

Occupation: Multimedia Artist, Systems Administrator, Web Designer (Stu Stu Studio)

Location: Lewiston, NY

Followers: 56,700

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Cream of the Crop: 08/20/2012

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Iuliomontium (Olomouc)87,745Do you *wanna share your photos* with followers of @100553954004825852270? Share it on this *Event´s* stream! This is possibility for our followers to share their photos with others! The *best photos* we will re-share on stream of @100553954004825852270! !!! *Please share this event with your friends* and *invite them* !!! link: https://plus.google.com/events/c1m7n1d8mmq2ajr7nu2075jpo94Beautiful planet Earth - photos of followers2021-09-30 20:12:00553  
Landscape Photography Community10,993*Landscape Photography Community:  Square* *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  Do NOT share someone else's photo.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) You MUST have complete EXIF data for your photo.  Within the event, select your photo and view it large.  Look for the "photo details" on the right.  It should be complete with the date the photo was taken, camera and lens information, ISO, speed, f stop etc.  Photos that don't have complete EXIF data will be removed. 5) Leave a comment and tell us about this photograph. Where is this place located?  What were you trying to achieve?  What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them? THE COMMENT IS REQUIRED. 5) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  6) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 7) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, August 17, 2015, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 8) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. 9) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 10) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!! *Voting:* Feel free to leave positive encouraging comments on the entries at any time.  You know our photographers will love the attention.  Engage in conversation and see what you can learn!! AFTER Monday, August 17, 2015, 3 pm CDT (when the event ends) and BEFORE Friday, August 21, 2015 at noon CDT, you may add another comment and include the hashtag, #LPCFavorite  on five of your most favorite photographs!!  Those with lots of votes will be shared to the  page and honored!!!LPC Event #46: Square2015-08-10 22:00:00386  
Lotus Carroll1,777,689This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental. What this means is your self portrait should incorporate one or more of the elements in an obvious way - let's see how you commingle with Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire! Here is where you enter your ONE "Elemental" Self Portrait. Your photo 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* Here's a gallery I created with some really wonderful examples of this kind of self portraiture - hopefully they will inspire you! Elemental Self Portraiture on Flickr: https://goo.gl/g1IOrp 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 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate* for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 2nd Brain Tablet Case http://goo.gl/iN5Ki1 ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 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 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 Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in July 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 SpammJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental2015-07-29 07:00:0077  
Landscape Photography Community10,993*Landscape Photography Community:  One of a Kind* *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  Do NOT share someone else's photo.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. *4) You MUST have complete EXIF data for your photo.  Within the event, select your photo and view it large.  Look for the "photo details" on the right.  It should be complete with the date the photo was taken, camera and lens information, ISO, speed, f stop etc.  Photos that don't have complete EXIF data will be removed.* 5) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.  6) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 7) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, July 6, 2015, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 8) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. 9) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 10) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #43: One of a Kind2015-06-29 22:00:00467  
ShowYourBestWork6,849ShowYourCity during New Year's Eve Party. Come join us. Show us how you celebrate the New Year's Eve Party.ShowYourCity during the New Year's Eve Party 20152014-12-31 17:00:0023  
Landscape Photography Community10,993*Landscape Photography Community:  Best of 2014 People's Choice* *Give us your best Landscape Photograph taken in 2014!!* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community.   *The date field in "photo details" MUST be 2014.  Those taken prior to 2014 will be removed.* 5) This is People's Choice so your vote matters!!  Plus one your own photo and ask your friends to help you out.  You are the judge of this event so give plus ones on those that you really like.   6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, December 22, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate in the contest *and they may win!!*  We do this because our members are the judges!!   9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so everyone can give it a big plus!! 10) *This contest is limited to members with less than 100K followers.*LPC Contest #29: Best of 2014 People's Choice2014-12-15 22:00:00701  
Landscape Photography Show13,571Landscape Photography Show Episode #41 with Dan Hughes "Exposure" Come join Professional Photographer and post-processing guru @101310898885731292139  and the @114888971165518552849  Team on Tuesday September 9th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  Dan is a photographer and Post Processing Guru, and a trains people in using a variety of post processing software. He loves to share his knowledge and help others with photography and processing! Come learn from the very best! Be sure to circle the @114888971165518552849  page!  We have a new look and a new URL!! Share your favorite landscape photographs where exposure is an important element . 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 October 7, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Landscape Photography Show Episode #41 with Dan Hughes "Exposure"2014-10-08 04:00:00638  
Landscape Photography Community10,993*Landscape Photography Community:  Fog / Mist* *Dig out your best foggy or misty landscape photograph and share it to the event!!* *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and contain an element of fog or mist. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, September 15, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #22: Fog/Mist2014-09-08 22:00:00573  
Adobe787,313It looks like a light show, but there was a lot that went behind the making of design director Bradley G. Munkowitz’s (a.k.a. GMUNK) interpretation of our logo: http://adobe.ly/GMUNK. Join us as we sit down to talk about his inspiration and how he went about playing with the different light properties. And, don’t be shy. We’re taking questions. Share below now or during the hangout. Our moderator, Karl Isaac, our director of Brand Strategy & Innovation, will be taking your questions.  About Adobe Remix We invited a select group of creatives to express what Adobe means to them through their work. We asked them to play, experiment, hack, make, socialize, datafy, dimensionalize, illustrate, and mashup our logo any way they see fit as part of the Adobe logo remix – placing their mark on our mark: https://www.behance.net/adoberemix.Behind the Making of GMUNK’s #AdobeRemix2014-08-11 22:00:00274  
Landscape Photography Community10,993*Landscape Photography Community:  Cityscapes & Skylines* In honor of our newest category in the LPC, our contest is for Cityscapes & Skylines.  Post your best skyline photographs here. You may post artful images of man-made landscapes – cityscapes, architecture and other environments where man-made structures are the primary subject not humans or animals. This would include architecture, architectural detail, street views (not street photography), cityscapes, harbor views etc.   NO street photography, street portraits, graffiti, or building interiors of any kind are allowed in the LPC. Only original photographs are allowed. General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and the new Cityscapes & Skylines category.  It must feature a man-made object as the primary element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, July 7, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #18: Cityscapes & Skylines2014-07-01 01:00:00567  
Moderators - HABITUAL LIGHT CATCHERS2,825*Theme for July's group challenge is "Leading lines".* #leadinglines _Guest Judges: @104355888553035365377 and @108127039931400009413 from @106738248584813417297  (more to be announced)_ _*Event Rules:*_ - *One entry only.* More than one entries results in only your last photo being included, all others will be deleted. You can change your photo but must delete your original entry. _If you want more in-depth feedback, to develop your entry, add #photocritique  tag in the comment of your photo, so everyone knows you are looking for ideas/tip to improve your entry._ - *Your photos must be a shot that uses leading lines.* We will leave some room for interpretation of the theme, but if you think your photo has a very vague link to the theme then please justify/explain in the description/comments or we will just delete it if we don't understand the link.  - *Entries close 31th July,* so plenty of time to try stuff out and build ideas. You can post ideas on the community page in Photo Challenge Feedback section (minimum three photos/edits) to get early feedback if you wish.  - *The Open Hangout* is mainly to be used for meeting other photographers, who are online, to openly discuss work and meeting the moderators.  _All Habitual Light Catchers community members are automatically invited to these monthly events but this is the first time we are making the events open to the public. So book your place and feel free to invite other photographers. *+1 and share the event*_  Leading lines is a powerful technique for drawing the eye to a particular part of a photo and when used effectively can be used to bring out a striking message in an image. It can be applied to almost any genre of photography, which is why we are looking for strong leading lines photos from all types of techniques. Here's just a few of the links that inspired us for this month's challenge: http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2013/10/16/street-photography-composition-lesson-4-leading-lines/  http://www.lightstalking.com/leading-lines-as-a-compositional-tool-for-better-photographs http://121clicks.com/tutorials/elements-of-composition-the-magic-of-leading-lines  This challenge is designed to test your creativity and your ability to capture a striking leading lines shots, and give you a chance to practice photo composition. There are no limits to exposure, shutter speeds or camera type so you can be as creative as you like. As always we want to create a great collection of images that the public and members can vote on and show their appreciation by +1ing and commenting. Lots of great ideas have been coming in about future challenges, so thank you to all who have helped build these ideas. Any further ideas are always welcome, if possible with example images/links to use for event theme image.  Enjoy and have fun, @114291588670916892236   If you want to join the community, request to join here:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111319705064931294553 Link to browse throJuly's Photo Challenge - "Leading Lines" (One Photo Each. See event rules) #leadinglines2014-06-30 10:00:00101  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/Gdclin to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/Gdclin.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out this week*. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club    #PEC   #bestgplusphotos   #topgplusphotographers   #beautifulpictures    #photo_of_the_week   #PEC_POTW  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-25 18:00:00198  
Landscape Photography Show13,571Come join Popular professional landscape and nature photographer  @101145980349117737014  and  @115105647022907007398  and the Landscape Photography panel on Tuesday May 20th at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT. From Fieldwork to Finished Image. We will talk about how we use some of the concepts in the field and to create images in all different kinds of conditions, what equipment and post processing software we use to achieve the results. We will give some examples and talk about how we went about creating those images.  Jay's Website: http://www.photographybyvarina.com/ Varina's Website: http://www.photographybyvarina.com/ Visual Wilderness: http://visualwilderness.com/ The Ultimate Landscape Photography Course: http://photographybyvarina.com/ebooks/ulpc Special Discount Code: To be provided during the show 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 May 20, 2014 at 7 PM PDT/8 PM MDT/9 PM CDT/10 PM EDT.  See you there!!Episode #33 Developing Efficient Workflow with Jay & Varina Patel2014-05-21 04:00:00505  
Margaret Tompkins149,636*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00444  
The Drink and Click Show308After a month off to stock up on cocktail supplies, we're back! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 as they welcome guest @102691005290181713701 to talk about his photography and life adventures. I want to hear about the helicopter rides over San Francisco! :) We'll be talking about that and much more. Photographer panelists @107330772105497231799, @111204757488124368395, and @116330152168758926530 will be along for the ride, so we'll get a chance to check in with them and see what they've been up to as well. We'll be having a few drinks as we hangout and will be happy to answer your questions (time permitting) so please join us!  We'll also be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ March Challenge "Shallow DoF" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/mmIhDw Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors for March: @116923983315199328802, @112776893091508996727, & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621!  We'll be seeing some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us on April 16th for the live show! #drinkandclick   #onair   #photography   _event photo copyright Toby Harriman, all rights reserved_The Drink and Click™ Show, EP10 with Guest Toby Harriman2014-04-17 04:30:00122  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #gplusphotos   #photgraphers   #photo_of_the_week   #photo_exchange_club   #gplusevent    G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-06 17:00:00200  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/rwk2ok 1st Place - *Rosie Nixon* 2nd Place - *Rodney Campbell* 3rd Place - *Silke Tüxen* Honorable Mention - *Arnab Basu* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers #photo_of_the_week   #PEC  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-02 16:00:00224  
Ron Clifford2,947,896Gly has generously given us a 50% off code for his tutorials!! The code is thepsshow0402 Valid only till Sunday!! Enter it during check out. http://glyndewis.com/store/ *When I think of a Photoshop Superstar, I think of @106535723624866309220 !! If you don't know Glyn, tune in Tuesday at 9pm eastern, If you do Know Glyn, them I'm sure I'll see you Tuesday!! ******************** *DESCRIPTION* In this weeks show Glyn will be covering some 'Quick Fire' Photoshop techniques that he uses in his own pictures to create lighting effects for added mood and atmosphere, Special Effects and more…  *ABOUT GLYN* Glyn Dewis is a Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer based just outside of Oxford in the UK. Having been introduced to Photography & Photoshop just over 8 years ago by a family member, Glyn now has clients ranging from Physique Athletes to large commercials such as Air New Zealand. Known mainly for his use of Photoshop, Glyn travels internationally teaching his own series of workshops and writes for several Photoshop magazine in the UK, Europe and USA. In 2012 Glyn was inducted as a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of Instructors and has been featured in the New York Times for his Photography techniques. ******************** Your Hosts @115571998474046088312 and @108215644829092784557  OUr amazing Producer @105845861210914905032 and the our ever engaging panelist @101437802758827481019 will be there to meet with you all in the comments of the live show. The Live version will be right here on this event, On @114084346097505894743 page and on our YouTube channel here :http://bit.ly/14h2GsZ #photoshop   #lightroom   #HOA  The Photoshop Show 51 - with Guest Glyn Dewis2014-02-05 03:00:00119  
The White House3,187,658Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31. Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:0013467  
Ron Clifford2,947,896On the show +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn   will share how she got started in astrophotography, explain her fabulous setup and show a few of her favourite deep sky images, (you don't want to miss this!). Afterwards, Kerry-Ann get into an example of her workflow for processing a deep sky astro image from pre processing (image stacking) to final post processing in Photoshop...... I have got to see this. "After getting my first telescope at the age of 11 and then my first film camera as a teenager I was hooked on the concept of taking pictures of deep space. Ever since then I have strived to improve my skills in astrophotography and in the process have produced images that have won awards, been featured in calendars, magazines, books and online publications such as Sky News POW and NASA APOD. While enjoying this hobby, I have a full time career as a meteorologist and  I love life with my husband and two girls". My Website is  www.weatherandsky.com Your loyal hosts +Jan Kabili  and +Ron Clifford  will be joined by producer +Dave Bell  and panelists, the  extraordinary +Erika Thornes  and +Dan Hughes   #photoshop #astrophotography #deepspace  The Photoshop Show 50 - with Guest Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn2014-01-29 03:00:0095  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/sWJ1MS 1st Place - *Ron Clifford* 2nd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* 3rd Place - *Sandrine Berjonneau* Honorable Mention - *Beach Bum Brian* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. New 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-19 16:00:00192  
Petra Honecker (Drops)54,444I love flower images  Please send me flowers...Flowers around the world2013-11-16 19:00:00340  
Google+12,644,607The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033679  
The Photoshop Show2,011Want to know all about the NIK Collection by Google? Then watch The Photoshop Show live here, Tuesday October 22 at 6pm PT/9pm EST. Googlers +Laurie Rubin   will join hosts +Ron Clifford  and +Jan Kabili  to show off the amazing Nik  software by Google that will make your photos look terrific! Our very special guest is key member of the Google+ Photo Team.  +Laurie Rubin    is an award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer. She is a Product Specialist on the Google+ Photos team, where she coordinates Google's photo education and outreach to influential photographers. Laurie was Product Education Manager a Nik Software for 8 years before Nik became part of Google. The YouTube event will be embedded here on this event, as well as on The Photoshop Show YouTube channel.  Our Amazing Panel and production help is +Dave Bell and +Erika Thornes The Photoshop Show 42 - with Laurie Rubin2013-10-23 03:00:0080  
Wacom318,322+Colby Brown is one of the most recognized photographers of our time. From his visionary images to leading the way for photography on #Google+, Colby has a wealth of knowledge in the industry. Join us for a Google+ Hangout out with Colby on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at 10:00am PST. Bring your #photography, #editing and photography industry related questions. Talking Photography with Photography Visionary Colby Brown2013-10-18 19:00:00208  
The Weather Channel3,438,456*Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!* Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe. We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. *Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19.* You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday. A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page. Note: *Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be considered* We hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below. *HANGOUT SCHEDULE* 1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist). *Guests will include:* Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa  *HOA video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz6Zyz5FT-A 2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ET *Guests will include:* Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young   *HOA Video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqgUGb0th_ASunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001294  
Trey Ratcliff8,766,668I understand from +Gino Barasa  that the show is shaping up to be a good one!  Joining him will be +Jaime Ibarra +Lotus Carroll +Joe Azure +Michael Bonocore and +Nicolai McCrary  along with the ever-present and most-reliable-producer +Dave Veffer  !   It starts Monday at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET!  Just watch http://www.StuckInCustoms.com for the live embedded player and the little Google Moderator tool so you can ask questions/participate !  "How to Find Your Voice/style in Photography" - Live Photography Hangout soon! Tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET !2013-04-16 04:00:00200  
Heidi Anne Morris66,619                      *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*                     *Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello  :0)*                                           *WHO? .... all about you!*                                               please scroll down I'd love to know/see what you've been creating lately :O)) *Please post just "ONE" PHOTO COLLAGE of your images or Art works etc.* If you would like help creating a PHOTO COLLAGE please take a look at these links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3H0Vd40It0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMrSkUzg7ws _other options are available on the web_ _if you're stuck just ask_                                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* *ONE PICTURE ONLY - YOUR IMAGES ONLY per person please (must be a COLLAGE)*  _naughty people posting more or anything that is not a COLLAGE will be shamed_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish_*                             _Looking forward to getting to know some MORE new folks!_ All my best Heidi         Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello    :0)2013-04-10 13:00:4893  
Trey Ratcliff8,766,668Watch 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  
Trey Ratcliff8,766,668The show is back now that I'm home with a steady Internet connection!  Join us tonight live for a very fun show where we'll talk about crazy lenses and do a general catch-up on matters photographic!    I'll be with +Thomas Hawk +Alex Koloskov +Nicole S. Young   (and maybe her beau +Brian Matiash  to slide into frame, perhaps gesticulating in a sleeping bag) and +Gino Barasa  ! We'll also give updates as to the winners of the Google+ SXSW PhotoWalk...  stay tunned for that! :) We'll be taking live questions as always on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com via Google Moderator...  see you soon! :)Live Show #70: Experimental Lenses, Crazy Shots and more with Hawk, Koloskov, Nicole n' Brian, Gino! 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-03-19 03:00:00298  
Kalebra Kelby19,658It's time to get our _Pinterest_ on people!!! Join me, +Jason Joseph and +Anna Nguyen as we welcome the lovely, the talented and the all around fabulous +Peg Fitzpatrick to the show tonight! Peg will be offering her insights on _Pinterest_ and its social media impact and opportunities—who doesn't want to know more about that?!  As always our very own _Darling of DIY_ +Anna Nguyen will be treating us all with her latest “On the Spot” project. Anna only has 15 minutes, or less, to do a project (she found on _Pinterest_) that she has not previously tried!! It's always a blast to watch her pull it together!! Hahahaha!! +Jason Joseph will be offering some great tips on _Pinterest_ as well as his latest celebrity find to follow with his “Answer Man” and “Celebrities on _Pinterest”_ segments! I'll have one of the most beautiful, dreamy, _Gah_ stopping “Let's Go Travel” destinations for us to look at and put on our dream travel boards!! Don't forget your chocolate for our “Pin It or Spin It?!” game (think drinking game only with chocolate) because everyone at home gets to play for a chance to win whatever it is I find on +Scott Kelby's home office desk! LOL! Last week it was a _Think Tank City Walker Shoulder Bag,_ so you don't want to miss out on what I find this week! ;) Hope to see you tonight!! You can also follow us on _Pinterest_ at: http://pinterest.com/flygirlkpie/ http://pinterest.com/zeeanna/ http://pinterest.com/pegfitzpatrick/ http://pinterest.com/jasonjoseph/ And for goodness sakes, please put your _Pinterest_ address in the comments below so that we can all follow you! Okay, that sounds weird but you know what I meant. Or do you? Hahahaha ;) #pinterest   #giveaways   #friends   #chocolate   #travel   #DIY  The Pinterest Show!2013-03-08 01:30:0064  
Michael Bonocore399,810_* SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos*_ Cover photos are bigger and better on Google+ now (http://bit.ly/WUbLtN), and, since I am in charge of updating our Google+ content I thought, hey, with all that space, why not feature YOUR photos in that prime real estate? Today, we are opening the door for your submissions. Each month, a panel of judges will pick one amazing photographer to feature on the @118357019708110162087 page to greet visitors. The winner will also be a judge in the next month's selection. You'll also receive a @118357019708110162087 hoodie and swag care package. To help get this party started, we have changed our cover photo to @112957708071337353347's amazing image, _"The Future Is Now"_, taken in Dubai, UAE. Elia is also our special guest judge for the first month of this cover photo hunt, and he can't wait to see the great images that we are confident you will submit! So, enough talking…how do you enter? *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April_ event. *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *One Photo per person *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on March 29th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including +Elia Locardi, will select the winner, and the new cover photo and winner announcement will be made on April 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the May event, which will also be open for submissions on April 1st. *You do not need to be a @118357019708110162087 customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers. That's it! So let's see it Google+. Will your photo be the next @118357019708110162087 cover photo? More about this photo from @112957708071337353347 travel photography blog at www.blamethemokey.com  _"The Meydan Bridge is a VIP entrance to the Meydan Racecourse, a mega structure in Dubai that is able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand. It was a strange feeling actually – to be standing on this opulent mega structure in the middle of the desert, miles away from the city, and with nobody around. Half the lights were dead too. I guess after Tom Cruise was finished driving over it in Mission Impossible 3, they really didn’t have a need to maintain it anymore. :)"_ Nikon D700  14-24mm  f/5.6  ISO 200SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April2013-03-08 00:00:00277  
Trey Ratcliff8,766,668Topic - All Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies !! :) Join me, +Thomas Hawk  +Elena Solomon +Chrysta Rae +Cliff Baise and +Gino Barasa  for a very fun time... !  We'll be taking live questions as usual via Google Moderator on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  (that bit should be up soooooon! ) Live Photography show tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies!2013-02-26 04:00:00418  
Benjamin Cortis168,502*Photo Competition* February 2013 *Status: submission* *Thread:* Selfs I want to see you. How do you see yourself?…almost everything is allowed which represents selfs. The images can be submitted the next *2x24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *5 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqinc Let´s have fun and Helau ;) ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* Februar 2013 *Status: Einreichung* *Thema:* Selbstbildnis Ich will euch sehen. Wie seht Ihr euch selbst?… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Selbstbildnis zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *2x24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *5 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqinc Viel Spaß und Helau ;) #foto #photo   #self #selfs #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition   #photocompetitionfebruaryPhoto Competition February 20132013-02-06 10:00:00247  
Benjamin Cortis168,502*Photo Competition* January 2013 *Status: voting* *Thread:* Winter Shows us what is typical for your winter …almost everything is allowed which represents winter. The images can be submitted the next *24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ctm6obk634qjimlfl1q7hlvlcio Let´s have fun.... ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* Januar 2013 *Status: Abstimmung* *Thema:* Winter Zeigt uns was typisch für euren Winter ist… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Winter zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ctm6obk634qjimlfl1q7hlvlcio Viel Spaß!!! #foto #photo   #winter #wettbewerb #competition #event#photocompetition   #photocompetitionjanuaryPhoto Competition - January 20132013-01-02 10:00:00138  
Leigh Diprose34,358**UPDATE** **WINNER ANNOUNCED** The Google+ Photographers Photo Competition has finished and the winner has been announced. Check out the LIVE Google+ Photographers Photo Competition Judging here -  http://youtu.be/kq1peO-WS0U The winner with the highest overall score was:  @101062426971907362935  with his winning image of a Sheep!  Congratulations Gerald you have won yourself a $100 B&H Voucher! I will be in contact with you shortly. Thank you to all the Judges for choosing a winner: @109988627215780955901, @110485182713231530837,  @103851629838958886416, @111835024921462866899,   @117231143895654371899   (you can find him on Youtube "ThatNikonGuy", @108680931587975282163 ,  @108470782772821648496   and myself -  @116673938126812294472  ***UPDATE*** The Judging of the _Google+ Photographers Photo Competition_ will happen on Saturday 22nd December 2012 at 6.30pm (Perth, Western Australia time) CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 1.  Add +Leigh Diprose to your circles 2.  Be a member of the 'Google+ Photographers Community' 3.  Enter only ONE photo to this event - it has to be your best photo. 4.  Share this event with your circles WHAT IS THE THEME? Enter your best photo here on this event WHAT IS THE PRIZE? $100 B&H GIFT CARD (can be spent online) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/giftCard.jsp HOW WILL THE PHOTOS BE JUDGED AND HOW WILL THE WINNER BE CHOSEN? To be fair there will be eight judges. Each of the 8 judges will choose their favourite entry. These selected entries will form the 8 finalists. From the selected 8 finalists the photographs will be judged and be given a score out of 100 on the following criteria - How creative, original and what the technical quality is like in the photograph. The finalist that receives the highest overall combined score (out of the individual score from the judges) will be selected as the winner. In the event the winner is disqualified for any reason, the photograph that received the next highest total score will be chosen as the winner. *REMEMBER TO WIN YOU MUST FOLLOW THE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY* The judging of the top 8 photos will be conducted live on a Google Plus Hangout visible on Leigh Diprose's YouTube Channel.  A link to the YouTube video will be posted in the 'Announcements' Category. WHO ARE THE JUDGES (awarded a $20 B&H voucher for their time) +André Appel  +Joshua Fisher +Leigh Diprose  +Andy Gray  +Don Noll +Matt Granger +Jack Salzke  +helen sotiriadis THE LITTLE LEGAL SECTION - THE SMALL TEXT:     1.    You acknowledge that is Your responsibility for protecting your entry against image misuse by any third party. Leigh Diprose assumes no responsibility and will not be liable for any image misuse. 2.   There are no alternatives available for the prize winner. 3.   The winners photo will be published online on www.fstoplounge.com; the F Stop Lounge Google+ page and Facebook page. 4.   Photoshop and other editing techniques are allowed. 5   The prize will be sent to you within a reasonGoogle+ Photographers Community Photo Competition2012-12-11 12:00:59230  
Trey Ratcliff8,766,668A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00357  
Peter From83,379Time 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 19:00:00466  
Halloween Town1,354Hi  A mummy, a vampyre, a witch, a zombie.. a MONSTER!!! What are you going to be for #Halloween ? The scream team in  #Halloweentown ; myself, +lane langmade, the mistress of the dark, +Shantha Marie Fountain, the lord of the underworld, +Brad Buckmaster and our ghost curator +Gene Bowker  invite you to a costume party on #Halloween  night!  If you're wearing a costume this year, take a shot of it, OR if you  have a spooky self portrait for #Halloween2012    we want to see that too! Upload your shot to this event album beginning at 4:30pm PST. This album will be open only to the   #Halloweentown  citizens or it will be a limited share event! (however if #HT  citizens want to make it public we can also change it.) Please DO also post shots of your family members who are dressing up too.. including kids, dogs, cats and anything else!! hahah  We also know folks might be out trick or treating.. so there will be an option to post earlier too and you can post till the following evening.  So show us your cool costumes and just how creative you can be! We can't wait! Happy Halloween! ~laneHalloween Town's Costume Masquerade Party2012-11-01 00:30:00121  
Trey Ratcliff8,766,668Join 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 03:00:00301  
Meilani MacDonald14,866Photographers @104355888553035365377 and @118390125072182346579 have built a thriving business for their StuStuStudio. Their activity on social media sites, including Google+. has played a big role in the growth of the studio over the past couple of years.  Mike and Nicole will be joining us to share their success story and tell us how they used social media to promote their business.   Many photographers who are getting into social media have questions about whether they should share their photos over social media sites.  Is the risk of people using their photos without purchasing them worth the wide audience potential?  Does it devalue their beautiful work? These are some of the topics that will be discussed as Mike and Nicole take us along on their journey to success! The TGIF Business Networking Hangout is for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to network, give themselves a little promo time on air, share questions and advice, and learn from their peers.  Won't you join us? *Where to Find Past Episodes*  There is a past episode in this event listing, you can find all past episodes at: http://www.youtube.com/user/MeiWorksConsulting/videos *How To Join This Hangout on Air* You MUST send me a request if you would like to be invited into the peanut gallery! If you are interested in participating, please let me know in a comment below and I'll add you to my TGIF Hangouts notification circle :)  Hangout invites go out at 3:45pm, if you'd like to be in the peanut gallery when we start broadcasting please don't be late. *Where to Find the Invite to Join* If your stream goes by fast you'll want to check my posts from my profile page for the invite notice so you don't miss it!  To do that go to my profile page and then click the "Posts" button just below the gears pictures in my profile header image, or click this link: https://plus.google.com/106203314085966263136/posts  *About the Host* +Meilani MacDonald is a business brand identity consultant offering private, one-on-one consulting as well as discounted workshops for groups, both via Hangouts.  By the end of our first private or group session you will have a completed worksheet full of the information needed to create your small business marketing outreach strategy and build the business brand identity you want for your biz! Meilani is also a graphic designer with over 15 years of experience and you can see her portfolio here on Google+ at   https://plus.google.com/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561TGIF Business Networking Hangout2012-10-06 01:00:0014  
Arnold Schwarzenegger127,080Come hangout with Arnold to discuss his new autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story. www.schwarzenegger.com/totalrecallHangout with Arnold2012-10-05 23:30:001512  
The Giving Lens280,277The Giving Lens and @113455290791279442483 are proud to introduce a new monthly Google+ "On Air" hangout show, where we will cover everything related to photography, travelling, and most importantly, our main love, travel photography! Our first episode is set to be a great one. We have award winning travel photographer, @112957708071337353347 from www.BlameTheMonkey.com as our featured guest. Elia will talk about how he left the "real world" behind and devoted his life to trotting the globe and taking amazing photographs. We will also discuss how he captured the amazing "The Icelandic Aurora" photo (shown in the event header) or seen on his Google+ stream at https://plus.google.com/112957708071337353347/posts/h7fr4W5Xcqc So tune in tonight, where @113455290791279442483 @110008116244179984313  @106719979779567208605 @100968313568314999910 @112548541403272545854 @107625658878407076244 and @100275369366064591159 recommended locations, and much more!  We will be displaying the feed for the tonight's hangout at 7:00PM Pacific standard time. We will talk to Elia for an hour, and then have an open round table discussion afterwards.  Have a question you want us to ask on air? Just write it here in the comments before or during the broadcast. Hope to see you all there!TGL's Travel Photography Hour2012-09-27 04:00:00388  
TransportTuesday7,714We are having a special @108674867211728423383 "No wheels" subtheme next week. All photos are welcome but we'd really like to see your transport shots without wheels. Just come to the event and add your photos here, please put the #transporttuesday  hashtag in the comments but no tagging required. See what everyone comes up with =) The TransportTuesday team: @113635217936692280136 @111764754316869949519 @108258998494605140446 and @111112809838472063992 No Wheels Day at TransportTuesday2012-09-11 06:00:00161  
Trever McGhee97,077Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system! This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know. Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know. I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way, The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it. My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you. I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true. Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later. Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish. They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event. It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters. Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true. Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart. Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life... *****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOU In my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with. So today I Celebrate being 44 and 1 day old.Update to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00203  

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2016-04-01 13:51:42 (32 comments; 2 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

+Sean McLean set the tone with flowers (posting a Begonia), +Elizabeth Hahn with a nice Saffron Crocus, and +Nicole H posted the very rare Sneezewort Yarrow, so I'd be rude not to follow suite with these beautiful Chrysanthemums!
As you all know I'm an avid flower expert, and run 3 blossomy related communities:

"Flower your way to a Better Life" - https://goo.gl/SsAhv
"Peacefully Perfect Petal Planet" - https://goo.gl/K4ge6I
"Sorry, um... that's a Weed!" - https://goo.gl/7WmXPA

Happy Friday to the bulb friendly team of +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith +Dave Besbris (Great AMP article BTW!) +Shannon Adelson +Wendy Chase +Berit Schurse +Graham Knights +Michael Hatten +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Toshinori ABE +Kathleen Kent +Art through the Aperture Photography +Jacek N. Kozioł +MagdalenaMadZ +Melissa Beagle ... more »

Most reshares: 14

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2016-03-31 04:00:09 (7 comments; 14 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

Guess who got to shoot some new bridge photos tonight?
I've wanted to shoot the Peace Bridge for a while now.  I was able to work the proper channels and get access to a roof on the Canadian side of the river to get this shot.  I submitted 5/5 allowed entries to the +American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2016 Bridge Photo Contest just before tomorrow's deadline.
One the far right of the photo you can see the Rand Building and the Liberty Building.  My late Dad managed both of them at different times and while I wasn't intentionally including them in the shot I'm glad they are there!
Hope you like!  I'm proud to say I love it and feel I nailed the opportunity :)
#bridge #longexposure #architecture #buffalony

Most plusones: 168

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2016-04-13 14:14:18 (10 comments; 6 reshares; 168 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

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2016-04-27 19:09:20 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 87 +1s)Open 

#shareyourfavorites   #sharethemoften  

Riverfront Sunset
Lewiston, NY
#sunset   #landscapephotography   #longexposure  ___ #shareyourfavorites   #sharethemoften  

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2016-04-26 03:42:29 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

Shore
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

Shore
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré ___

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2016-04-23 03:21:24 (17 comments; 4 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

Sharing a simple all time favorite for all my #bokehlicious #bokehaulic #bokeh #brothers and #sisters
Happy Friday +Leo Deegan​ +Wesly Smith​ +Paul Moody​ +Dave Besbris​ +Elizabeth Hahn​ and many many more!
As always Fridays are #bokehlicious
(this is also my most popular Tumblr post whatever that means!) 

Sharing a simple all time favorite for all my #bokehlicious #bokehaulic #bokeh #brothers and #sisters
Happy Friday +Leo Deegan​ +Wesly Smith​ +Paul Moody​ +Dave Besbris​ +Elizabeth Hahn​ and many many more!
As always Fridays are #bokehlicious
(this is also my most popular Tumblr post whatever that means!) ___

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2016-04-22 14:26:20 (4 comments; 8 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Today is Earth Day
This is a simple detail shot of a plastic bottle. We use these to hold one of our planet's most precious resources: Water. I know I can do better to conserve water. I also know that when I see one of these laying on the ground, I try to pick it up and deliver it to a recycling bin.

Did you know each day in the US more than 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown away. Most end
up in landfills or incinerators, and millions litter America’s streets, parks and waterways.
Please do you part and make sure to recycle! (source: http://www.container-recycling.org/index.php/issues/bottled-water/91-media/outsidenews/275-down-the-drain )


We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme:E... more »

Today is Earth Day
This is a simple detail shot of a plastic bottle. We use these to hold one of our planet's most precious resources: Water. I know I can do better to conserve water. I also know that when I see one of these laying on the ground, I try to pick it up and deliver it to a recycling bin.

Did you know each day in the US more than 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown away. Most end
up in landfills or incinerators, and millions litter America’s streets, parks and waterways.
Please do you part and make sure to recycle! (source: http://www.container-recycling.org/index.php/issues/bottled-water/91-media/outsidenews/275-down-the-drain )


We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme: Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.
#CreateCommunityEarthDay___

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2016-04-20 15:05:32 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2016-04-14 15:33:26 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Very cool timing shot by +Phillip Miller​! Found via #shareyourfaves tag

#oldfavorite #shareyourfaves +Michael B. Stuart I loved how the sun was coming right through the window!___Very cool timing shot by +Phillip Miller​! Found via #shareyourfaves tag

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2016-04-13 14:14:18 (10 comments; 6 reshares; 168 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2016-04-12 23:48:59 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

"Share your favorites and share them often!" #oldfavorite #shareyourfaves
I'd love to see some of your favorite shots, post them with one of the above hash tags and I'll come visit!
This was the first shot I ever processed using +Joel Tjintjelaar​'s selective gradient mask technique. It's of the French Castle at Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY
Hope you like :) 

"Share your favorites and share them often!" #oldfavorite #shareyourfaves
I'd love to see some of your favorite shots, post them with one of the above hash tags and I'll come visit!
This was the first shot I ever processed using +Joel Tjintjelaar​'s selective gradient mask technique. It's of the French Castle at Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY
Hope you like :) ___

2016-04-08 01:48:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

I feel like I don't share to "Little Treasures" enough these days. #collections

I feel like I don't share to "Little Treasures" enough these days. #collections___

2016-04-07 13:41:23 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

So how cool is this:
+Zvonimir Fras has a collection called "Promoting Photographers" that I'm sharing to my "Photographers to Follow" collection basically doubling the awesomeness!
Thanks +Azlin Bloor for the heads up :)

So how cool is this:
+Zvonimir Fras has a collection called "Promoting Photographers" that I'm sharing to my "Photographers to Follow" collection basically doubling the awesomeness!
Thanks +Azlin Bloor for the heads up :)___

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2016-04-06 14:31:52 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

+Rodney Campbell has some amazing work!

Light on Air

Narrawallee Beach, Mollymook, South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
FC330, 1/140 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

http://www.rc.au.net/blog/2016/04/06/bought-drone-journey-begins/

I’d been thinking about getting a drone and specifically a DJI Phantom quadcopter for some time now.

Ever since I’d returned from our great trip through north west Australia I’d been wondering how good it would have been had I had a drone with me during that trip. There were so many fantastic locations we visited that I know I could have used the DJI‘s capabilities to further enhance my photographic experience. The added ability to capture and portray the scene in front of me in new and unique ways was sorely tempting.

As a landscape photographer my primary interest lay in the aerial photography aspects (shooting down from above the landscape). I was looking at this as an adjunct, an additional perspective to my existing landscape photography. Obviously video is a strong point with these flying camera drones but it is still imagery that is my passion. Telling the story in a single frame is such a joy. The fact that it takes significantly less storage and processing resources is also a bonus :).

However I knew if I did get a drone that I’d have to learn the art and craft of video storytelling (both the capture and editing) eventually as well.

I’ve had two other very cheap drones before this (the first was a cheap toy, was basically unflyable and crashed and destroyed on the first day and the second was the Syma X5C).

I (not surprisingly) found the first two drones quite hard to control and it required a lot of active concentration to fly the whole time. Much loosing control and crashing was involved.

The Phantom 4 however is a joy to fly and comparing ease of flying is chalk and cheese. You think you’re getting a bit out of control you let go of the sticks and it stops and hovers in place. You then have time to stop and think about what you want to do and move on. Obviously if you’re not careful – especially with objects around – you can crash – so you do need to be mindful.

#visitNSW #exploreaustralia #seeaustralia #focusaustralia
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography
+HQSP Landscape #hqsplandscape
+BTP Landscape Pro #BTPLandscapePro___+Rodney Campbell has some amazing work!

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2016-04-06 14:30:03 (3 comments; 6 reshares; 108 +1s)Open 

Peace Bridge - Buffalo, NY
#longexposure  

Peace Bridge - Buffalo, NY
#longexposure  ___

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2016-04-06 04:34:54 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

We're on a road to nowhere.


#hqspmonochrome  +HQSP Monochrome  #btpmonochromepro  +BTP Monochrome Pro  #monochromeworld  +Monochrome World  #allthingsmonochrome  +All Things Monochrome +10000 Photographers BW  #1000photographersBWmonochrome   #blackandwhitephotos   #blackandwhitephotography  +Black and White Photos +Monochrome Arty Club  #monochromeartyclub  

We're on a road to nowhere.


#hqspmonochrome  +HQSP Monochrome  #btpmonochromepro  +BTP Monochrome Pro  #monochromeworld  +Monochrome World  #allthingsmonochrome  +All Things Monochrome +10000 Photographers BW  #1000photographersBWmonochrome   #blackandwhitephotos   #blackandwhitephotography  +Black and White Photos +Monochrome Arty Club  #monochromeartyclub  ___

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2016-04-06 03:04:56 (5 comments; 8 reshares; 147 +1s)Open 

8 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds
(Peace Bridge - Buffalo, New York, USA / Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada)

8 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds
(Peace Bridge - Buffalo, New York, USA / Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada)___

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2016-04-04 17:58:54 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

The unseen sky
I promise you the sky looked nothing like this in person.
Amazing what a RAW file and some Lightroom dehaze can find :)
For #minimalmonda  by +Olivier Du Tré 
#buffalony  

The unseen sky
I promise you the sky looked nothing like this in person.
Amazing what a RAW file and some Lightroom dehaze can find :)
For #minimalmonda  by +Olivier Du Tré 
#buffalony  ___

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2016-04-01 20:51:40 (5 comments; 10 reshares; 105 +1s)Open 

Bridge to Buffalo
The Peace Bridge - Buffalo, NY / Fort Erie, ON
Opened in 1927.
ISO100 40mm f/8.0 71s
Canon 6D - 24-105mm f/4 Lens, B+W 10 Stop ND Filter, Vanguard Tripod

Bridge to Buffalo
The Peace Bridge - Buffalo, NY / Fort Erie, ON
Opened in 1927.
ISO100 40mm f/8.0 71s
Canon 6D - 24-105mm f/4 Lens, B+W 10 Stop ND Filter, Vanguard Tripod___

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2016-04-01 13:51:42 (32 comments; 2 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

+Sean McLean set the tone with flowers (posting a Begonia), +Elizabeth Hahn with a nice Saffron Crocus, and +Nicole H posted the very rare Sneezewort Yarrow, so I'd be rude not to follow suite with these beautiful Chrysanthemums!
As you all know I'm an avid flower expert, and run 3 blossomy related communities:

"Flower your way to a Better Life" - https://goo.gl/SsAhv
"Peacefully Perfect Petal Planet" - https://goo.gl/K4ge6I
"Sorry, um... that's a Weed!" - https://goo.gl/7WmXPA

Happy Friday to the bulb friendly team of +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith +Dave Besbris (Great AMP article BTW!) +Shannon Adelson +Wendy Chase +Berit Schurse +Graham Knights +Michael Hatten +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Toshinori ABE +Kathleen Kent +Art through the Aperture Photography +Jacek N. Kozioł +MagdalenaMadZ +Melissa Beagle ... more »

+Sean McLean set the tone with flowers (posting a Begonia), +Elizabeth Hahn with a nice Saffron Crocus, and +Nicole H posted the very rare Sneezewort Yarrow, so I'd be rude not to follow suite with these beautiful Chrysanthemums!
As you all know I'm an avid flower expert, and run 3 blossomy related communities:

"Flower your way to a Better Life" - https://goo.gl/SsAhv
"Peacefully Perfect Petal Planet" - https://goo.gl/K4ge6I
"Sorry, um... that's a Weed!" - https://goo.gl/7WmXPA

Happy Friday to the bulb friendly team of +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith +Dave Besbris (Great AMP article BTW!) +Shannon Adelson +Wendy Chase +Berit Schurse +Graham Knights +Michael Hatten +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Toshinori ABE +Kathleen Kent +Art through the Aperture Photography +Jacek N. Kozioł +Magdalena MadZ +Melissa Beagle +Dawn Siadatan 
As always - Fridays are #bokehlicious  ___

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2016-03-31 14:56:09 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 135 +1s)Open 

The Peace Bridge
Buffalo, NY / Fort Erie, ON
For  #longexposurethursday  by +Francesco Gola 
#buffalony  
ISO200 28mm f/8.0 161s
The wind could not have been blowing in a better direction for this shot!

The Peace Bridge
Buffalo, NY / Fort Erie, ON
For  #longexposurethursday  by +Francesco Gola 
#buffalony  
ISO200 28mm f/8.0 161s
The wind could not have been blowing in a better direction for this shot!___

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2016-03-31 04:00:09 (7 comments; 14 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

Guess who got to shoot some new bridge photos tonight?
I've wanted to shoot the Peace Bridge for a while now.  I was able to work the proper channels and get access to a roof on the Canadian side of the river to get this shot.  I submitted 5/5 allowed entries to the +American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2016 Bridge Photo Contest just before tomorrow's deadline.
One the far right of the photo you can see the Rand Building and the Liberty Building.  My late Dad managed both of them at different times and while I wasn't intentionally including them in the shot I'm glad they are there!
Hope you like!  I'm proud to say I love it and feel I nailed the opportunity :)
#bridge #longexposure #architecture #buffalony

Guess who got to shoot some new bridge photos tonight?
I've wanted to shoot the Peace Bridge for a while now.  I was able to work the proper channels and get access to a roof on the Canadian side of the river to get this shot.  I submitted 5/5 allowed entries to the +American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2016 Bridge Photo Contest just before tomorrow's deadline.
One the far right of the photo you can see the Rand Building and the Liberty Building.  My late Dad managed both of them at different times and while I wasn't intentionally including them in the shot I'm glad they are there!
Hope you like!  I'm proud to say I love it and feel I nailed the opportunity :)
#bridge #longexposure #architecture #buffalony___

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2016-03-28 14:46:05 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

Wait, so the Easter Bunny doesn't go waterskiing in your town?
A fun yearly tradition in Lewiston, NY
Slightly inspired by +Toby Harriman's Modern Surfer series :)

Something different for #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
#panning   #easterbunny  

Wait, so the Easter Bunny doesn't go waterskiing in your town?
A fun yearly tradition in Lewiston, NY
Slightly inspired by +Toby Harriman's Modern Surfer series :)

Something different for #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
#panning   #easterbunny  ___

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2016-03-25 20:27:23 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Cape Cod Sunrise - This was such a beautiful morning with the beach all to myself. I enjoyed the daybreak with my coffee and took a bunch of long exposure shots (the red light on the camera means the shutter is open). Little did I know 2 of my shots from this morning would be featured on Chromecast and garner over 900,000,000 views a piece!

Cape Cod Sunrise - This was such a beautiful morning with the beach all to myself. I enjoyed the daybreak with my coffee and took a bunch of long exposure shots (the red light on the camera means the shutter is open). Little did I know 2 of my shots from this morning would be featured on Chromecast and garner over 900,000,000 views a piece!___

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2016-03-24 23:50:37 (13 comments; 10 reshares; 122 +1s)Open 

Sunset on Lake Ontario 

Sunset on Lake Ontario ___

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2016-03-24 19:23:34 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities -- from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog EfexPro... more »

Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities -- from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now. ___

2016-03-22 11:25:39 (12 comments; 4 reshares; 108 +1s)Open 

Old Fort Niagara
Youngstown, NY
Snuck in this shot during a wedding in 2014 :)
An amazing historic place to visit.
http://www.oldfortniagara.org/

Old Fort Niagara
Youngstown, NY
Snuck in this shot during a wedding in 2014 :)
An amazing historic place to visit.
http://www.oldfortniagara.org/___

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2016-03-18 18:49:43 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 91 +1s)Open 

+Michael Shainblum really shows scale with this appropriately titled shot "Power"

"Power"___+Michael Shainblum really shows scale with this appropriately titled shot "Power"

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2016-03-18 14:49:10 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

We're on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/s2s2s2dio/
https://www.instagram.com/stustustudio/
Are you? Leave a link in the comments :)
#instagram

We're on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/s2s2s2dio/
https://www.instagram.com/stustustudio/
Are you? Leave a link in the comments :)
#instagram___

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2016-03-18 14:06:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 49 +1s)Open 

Be there waiting
Lewiston, NY
#longexposure #choppywater  
ISO100 80mm f/8.0 10s

Be there waiting
Lewiston, NY
#longexposure #choppywater  
ISO100 80mm f/8.0 10s___

2016-03-17 17:24:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPS Event #70 Silky Water.

Added photos to LPS Event #70 Silky Water.___

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2016-03-17 15:12:05 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Free Custom Lightroom Preset "Emerald":
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/419901/Emerald.lrtemplate.zip
(Works best on black & whites)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Free Custom Lightroom Preset "Emerald":
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/419901/Emerald.lrtemplate.zip
(Works best on black & whites)___

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2016-03-17 14:09:07 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

4 years ago, wow time flies... Happy St. Patrick's Day! #GooglePhotos photo by +Nicole M. Stuart​

4 years ago, wow time flies... Happy St. Patrick's Day! #GooglePhotos photo by +Nicole M. Stuart​___

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2016-03-17 01:58:56 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 99 +1s)Open 

I post a lot of Western New York photos on our Instagram http://instagram.com/stustustudio
I wanted to share since we approaching 1000 followers which is a big deal for us :)
After not paid much attention to Instagram a couple years ago, I try to post daily and enjoy it more now. The local phosphate scene seems to work best on that network. I really don't know if the new format with a curated order will help or hurt my personal experience. I guess we'll see.
Feel free to leave your link/URL in the comments! 

I post a lot of Western New York photos on our Instagram http://instagram.com/stustustudio
I wanted to share since we approaching 1000 followers which is a big deal for us :)
After not paid much attention to Instagram a couple years ago, I try to post daily and enjoy it more now. The local phosphate scene seems to work best on that network. I really don't know if the new format with a curated order will help or hurt my personal experience. I guess we'll see.
Feel free to leave your link/URL in the comments! ___

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2016-03-17 01:35:29 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

I'm a big fan of +Jimmy McIntyre​'s work and his willingness to share his techniques. To get this shot he self admittedly pushed safe photography a bit but by sharing his story and after thoughts maybe someone else will think twice before risking injury or worse to get "the shot".

The Life of a Starfish
This photo was from our final day Motukiekie beach. We waited 7 days for the conditions to become favourable, and the shot was a risky one. But I'm glad we stuck around long enough to capture it :)

Image edited using Raya Pro in Photoshop.

As usual, you can see the before/after comparison on my blog, and the post-processing involved; http://www.throughstrangelenses.com/2016/03/15/sunset-at-motukiekie-beach/

___I'm a big fan of +Jimmy McIntyre​'s work and his willingness to share his techniques. To get this shot he self admittedly pushed safe photography a bit but by sharing his story and after thoughts maybe someone else will think twice before risking injury or worse to get "the shot".

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2016-03-16 19:23:51 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

Phantoms in the Water
On sale today only for $2 Million!
(A Shot in the Dark: Peter Lik's $6.5 Million 'Phantom' Now the World's Most Expensive Photograph http://goo.gl/nY5CeB )
ISO100 35mm f/10 8.4s
#ADK   #adirondacks   #longexposure   #monochrome  

Phantoms in the Water
On sale today only for $2 Million!
(A Shot in the Dark: Peter Lik's $6.5 Million 'Phantom' Now the World's Most Expensive Photograph http://goo.gl/nY5CeB )
ISO100 35mm f/10 8.4s
#ADK   #adirondacks   #longexposure   #monochrome  ___

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2016-03-16 01:10:35 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

I'll know her when I see her
I'm sure a number of you saw the announcement about the new Google Create program.  I'm looking to lobby a bit to be accepted!
Would it be too much to ask for some feedback from you about me as a Google+ user?

• Have I helped you in any way?
• Do you enjoy my photos?
• Is there anything you'd share about why I might be a good fit?

Thanks so much in advance for taking the moment to comment.
If you're also applying to the program and think a post like this makes sense to get some feedback from your followers feel free to copy/paste.

Photo taken at Chatham Beach, Cape Cod MA

I'll know her when I see her
I'm sure a number of you saw the announcement about the new Google Create program.  I'm looking to lobby a bit to be accepted!
Would it be too much to ask for some feedback from you about me as a Google+ user?

• Have I helped you in any way?
• Do you enjoy my photos?
• Is there anything you'd share about why I might be a good fit?

Thanks so much in advance for taking the moment to comment.
If you're also applying to the program and think a post like this makes sense to get some feedback from your followers feel free to copy/paste.

Photo taken at Chatham Beach, Cape Cod MA___

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2016-03-15 23:30:14 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Big fan of +Alan Shapiro​'s photography and his positive disposition! 

Big fan of +Alan Shapiro​'s photography and his positive disposition! ___

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2016-03-15 12:47:36 (2 comments; 7 reshares; 94 +1s)Open 

Chatham Fog
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

Chatham Fog
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré ___

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2016-03-12 15:29:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Flower Fractal #AutoAwesome #macncheese

Flower Fractal #AutoAwesome #macncheese___

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2016-03-12 02:01:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Awesome shot from +Berit Schurse​!

Mimikri

#München #Munich #UBahn ___Awesome shot from +Berit Schurse​!

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2016-03-10 19:46:33 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Another First:
One of my sunset photos graces the cover of an ebook on Amazon! :)
It has 5/5 stars with 10 reviews :)
http://www.amazon.com/Fugitive-Dust-J-E-McBee-ebook/dp/B018ZSC9LQ
The still was pulled from this sunset video/timelaspe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9qnUfnN_Iw

Another First:
One of my sunset photos graces the cover of an ebook on Amazon! :)
It has 5/5 stars with 10 reviews :)
http://www.amazon.com/Fugitive-Dust-J-E-McBee-ebook/dp/B018ZSC9LQ
The still was pulled from this sunset video/timelaspe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9qnUfnN_Iw___

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2016-03-09 19:53:29 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

This looks awesome!

Introducing Google+ Create

Today we are launching Google+ Create (g.co/PlusCreate), a unique program that gives amazing content creators the recognition and audience they deserve.

When we introduced Google+ Collections last May, we were blown away by the amazing things people began sharing, from the beautiful (goo.gl/ryi0jv) to the breathtaking (goo.gl/n0KpR6), from the profound (goo.gl/XfBB0y) to the playful (goo.gl/zdDVsf), from the whimsical (goo.gl/zLOMgy) to the wonderfully eclectic (goo.gl/kgtI38).

And people on Google+ agree. Since launching the redesigned Google+ in November, Collection follows have more than doubled.

But these Collections don’t create themselves. Behind them are fascinating individuals who bring their flair, imagination and craft to engage and inspire others. There are food alchemists like +maria nasir in Lahore, Pakistan, writers and woodturners like +Ellie Kennard and +Steven Kennard in Nova Scotia, and daredevil acrobats like +Randy T on a mountain top near you.

We want to celebrate these inspiring creators and amplify their unique voices. Google+ Create members get a verified profile, early access to new product features, a private channel with the Google+ team, and special opportunities to build their audiences.

Visit g.co/PlusCreate to meet some of our members, learn about the benefits, and apply to join if you’re interested. Or just immerse yourself in the diversity of Collections already on Google+ (g.co/Collections).___This looks awesome!

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2016-03-09 19:32:17 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Dining Room
Took some real estate photos of our house on Sunday.  We rented the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II from +Camera Lens Rentals, LLC and I was very happy with what we came up with.  Mostly 5 shots bracketed and HDR merged in Lightroom 6.
I'm going to miss this place :)
BTW - Any antique experts out there that can tell me anything about this dining room table & matching hutch?  I believe it's from the Sikes Furniture Company in Buffalo, NY.  The whole thing is wood (no screws) and it's amazing.
#realestatephotography   #antique  

Dining Room
Took some real estate photos of our house on Sunday.  We rented the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II from +Camera Lens Rentals, LLC and I was very happy with what we came up with.  Mostly 5 shots bracketed and HDR merged in Lightroom 6.
I'm going to miss this place :)
BTW - Any antique experts out there that can tell me anything about this dining room table & matching hutch?  I believe it's from the Sikes Furniture Company in Buffalo, NY.  The whole thing is wood (no screws) and it's amazing.
#realestatephotography   #antique  ___

2016-03-09 13:25:42 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

"How Do You See?"
Check out this mentorship from +Lauri Novak: 

The How Do You See? mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

This is a special program for those who are looking to add that little extra umph to their images by looking at the world around them in a different way through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.

I will be taking on a limited number of people for a 6 week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

I have been taking photos for 40ish years (you do the math). It’s a passion and one of the things that has remained consistent throughout is my ‘photographic eye’. One of the questions I get asked most often is “how did you see that”? In college, on a trip to Greece I was shooting a flower coming through a fence when one of my fellow travelers asked what I was shooting, my reply: Don’t you SEE that? The answer was no of course they didn’t. I also have a passion for helping others and I’m hoping through this mentorship program I can help you find your photographic eye, to see the world around you in a new and different way and to help you produce images that make your viewer see something in a new way as well.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a technical workshop. You can use any kind of camera - phone - tablet - point and shoot - DSLR and yes, even mirrorless ;). Editing will actually not be allowed for most of this program so editing skills are not needed either! YAY!

Selections will begin March 15th for the mentorship beginning March 20th.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three days between Public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of 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.

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LauriNovak/posts/1y9Aw9cpSow

(your application will not be seen at any reshares) and answer the following questions in your comment:

1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Favorite three subjects to photograph
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
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS3
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus___"How Do You See?"
Check out this mentorship from +Lauri Novak: 

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2016-03-07 05:05:34 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 61 +1s)Open 

Morning Elements
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

Morning Elements
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré ___

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2016-03-03 13:15:00 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 82 +1s)Open 

Standing Tall
#lasvegas   #monochrome   #architecture  

Standing Tall
#lasvegas   #monochrome   #architecture  ___

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2016-03-02 16:58:33 (4 comments; 6 reshares; 83 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2016-03-01 03:18:01 (6 comments; 10 reshares; 106 +1s)Open 

The Edge
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

The Edge
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré ___

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2016-03-01 02:21:27 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

+Levi Moore​ rocks! Great shot man :)

Diamond Point___+Levi Moore​ rocks! Great shot man :)

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2016-02-27 01:45:43 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

+Sean McLean​ has declared today a #bokehbonanza :) here's one of my son from a few years back! I'm on mobile and slightly lazy so no mentions: you know who you are team #bokeh
#fridaysarebokehlicious
Have a great weekend everyone! 

+Sean McLean​ has declared today a #bokehbonanza :) here's one of my son from a few years back! I'm on mobile and slightly lazy so no mentions: you know who you are team #bokeh
#fridaysarebokehlicious
Have a great weekend everyone! ___

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2016-02-26 14:33:29 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 114 +1s)Open 

#oldfavorite   #shareyourfavorites  

Trolley Lobby II
Buffalo Central Terminal
#abandoned   #centralterminal   #buffalony   #urbex   #monochrome   #fineart   #photography  ___ #oldfavorite   #shareyourfavorites  

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2016-02-26 00:13:45 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

"Share your favorites and share them often"
Don't ever be afraid to share your favorite images periodically. The way social media works most of your followers haven't seen all your work anyway. Seeing +Toby Harriman​ recently share images from his "Modern Surf" series reminded me of this :)
This is the South Grand Island Bridge in Buffalo, NY 

"Share your favorites and share them often"
Don't ever be afraid to share your favorite images periodically. The way social media works most of your followers haven't seen all your work anyway. Seeing +Toby Harriman​ recently share images from his "Modern Surf" series reminded me of this :)
This is the South Grand Island Bridge in Buffalo, NY ___

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