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Varina Patel has been at 20 events

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Jay Patel1,660,852Photographing moving subject is always challenging and this was the topic for our June assignment. We got some fantastic and creative entry in this categories. Visual Wilderness team ( +Johny Spencer, +Brent Mail, +Varina Patel) will do a critique on the images submitted in this hangout.Enjoy & Share.____________Visual Wilderness Episode 15: Critique Moving Subject2014-07-02 03:00:0023 
Jay Patel1,660,852Just how do you make a choice before getting the next tripod?We will also be sharing storied about what happens when things go wrong...and what is the best workflow to ruin your tripod. ;)+Varina Patel, +Jay Patel and rest of the Visual Wildernes will join a special guest +Karin Nelson to talk about how to go about selecting a tripod.Enjoy & Share.______________Via: http://visualwilderness.com/articles #landscapePhotography  Visual Wilderness E9: How to choose a Tripod2014-04-22 03:00:0066 
Landscape Photography Show8,426Listen to Judges as they share their thoughts about the winning entries about the LPC Contest # 12: Stormy.Guest Panel+Kevin Rowe +Jay Patel +Jim Warthman +Varina Patel +Margaret Tompkins +David Pilasky Special Event! LPC Contest # 12: Stormy - Discussion with the Judges2014-04-19 04:00:002 
Jay Patel1,660,852Do you calibrate your monitors? We do...and we highly recommend anyone with a interest in photography do so as well.Join the Visual Wilderness Team to discuss how to calibrate your monitor.Time: 9:00 PM New York TimeEnjoy & Share.______________ Visual Wilderness E8: Calibrating your Monitor2014-04-17 03:00:00359 
Trey Ratcliff7,964,227Join us on Monday night at 7 PM PT (10 PM ET) to talk with +Jay Patel  and +Varina Patel  about what's new! They have a new landscape tutorial that just hit the net, so we'll do a Q&A about that... see some of their new pretty photos... take questions from the audience... and, well, who knows?  Anything can happen! :)  In fact, if you have any questions, just drop them right down here in this space...  I'll be watching along with +Peter Giordano ! This will be great fun!New Variety Hour with Jay and Varina Patel! Monday 7 PM PT2014-04-15 04:00:00199 
Jay Patel1,660,852#VisualWilderness  Episode 2__A chat with +FUJIFILM Australia's Social Media guru +Leigh Diprose__ #Photoshop  - Just how difficult is it to produce an image like this? And what tools do you need? - The answer may surprise you. Join in today's Hangout to see a live blending demo. Enjoy & Share.____________#VisualWilderness Episode 22014-02-28 03:00:0066 
Trey Ratcliff7,964,227The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with +Varina Patel  +Rick Sammon +dave cross and me!  Feb 10, 7 PM PT, 10 PM ETAs we march toward opening the doors to www.TheArcanum.com, you're invited to participate in this special event just for our community!Through participating in this event our community will get a taste of The Arcanum Experience: Learning through constructive critiques, which is just one of the many things that happen inside the hallowed magical doors!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over event is a Google+ Hangout On Air, open to the public, scheduled for Monday February 10th at 7pm.To Participate:You must submit a single candidate photo by Sunday, February 9th to be considered for the random selection.  You can submit any photo to The Arcanum Google+ page at +The Arcanum .Since you already applied to The Arcanum - we truly hope you'll submit a photo to be critiqued. If not, no worries at all!   Either way, you can watch the live event! :)And if you're wondering when the doors will officially open for The Arcanum, the answer is as soon as magically possible!  We're doing a test run right now with all the Masters to work out any kinks.  Also, we are a bit (!!) overloaded with Apprentice applications, so it will take a while to ramp up.  It may be a good opportunity for you to pop over and update your application at www.TheArcanum.com !Thank you!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with Rick Sammon, Varina Patel, Dave Cross, and me!2014-02-11 04:00:004 
Vogue3,092,539Tune into our Google+ Hangout every Wednesday at 9:30PM EST, and get an inside look at Vogue's original Ovation series "The Fashion Fund"The Google+ Hangout on January 29th features Pamela Love, Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty of Suno, and Jason Jones of Parabellum!Fashion Fund Live2014-01-30 03:30:0052 
Mykal Hall417,640+Jay Patel and +Varina Patel are here in Australia for a workshop in Port Stephens hosted by +Brent Mail on the 3-5 Jan 2014. I have twisted their arms to do a photowalk here in +Sydney on the 11 January 2014.  So lets show our guest the welcome the Sydney Photo Community has to offer. We will meet on the steps in front of the Sydney Opera House at 6.30pm and slowly make our way to Hickson Rd Reserve for sunset and then to the end point at Observatory Hill by 9pm. I have plotted a few photo opportunity locations along the route as well as public toilets that I know of.https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zw_eAURDDMag.kLJfMBZmQ50o There are plenty of food outlets to grab a quick bite to eat at Circular Quay for the journey. I have walked the route in 1hr 40mins at a leisurely pace but you may want to stay at one location longer if you desire. That will be fine as long as we all get together at the start to greet Jay and Varina and then at the end point to say our goodbyes. Then afterwards if you still feel in the mood to chat over a drink we will be heading to The Hero of Waterloo (if there is only a small group) or the Harbour View Hotel (if there are more than the Hero can fit).I recommend catching public transport to Circular Quay or Town Hall but if you drive in there are a few parking stations within a short walk to the Opera House. I suggest downloading the "Cheap Parking App" from the Google playstore or iTunes. This will give you pricing options from closest or cheapest and links to get to them.I hope everyone has a great time during the walk socialising and remember you can approach Jay, Varina and myself at anytime to ask any questions.Please share this with anyone you may know who would want to join us. :))) Looking forward to see you all and don't forget the hash tag #PatelSydneyPhotowalk+Jay and Varina Patel Sydney Photowalk2014-01-11 18:30:00139 
SmugMug45,145Dear SmugMug Photographer,In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California.Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, +Don MacAskill. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002.We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it.Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement!http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug+Chris MacAskill & +Don MacAskill Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00290 
Kathy Adams718Get Well Wishes for Anielka2013-03-21 21:30:0019 
Star Wars3,353,835It’s time to bring the galaxy together for the FIRST ever official Star Wars Google Hangout. Join the creators and stars of The Clone Wars on Saturday, February 2, at 10:30 a.m. PST, to recap and discuss Saturday’s historic episode, "The Lawless." Featuring Darth Maul, Savage Opress, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and another certain Sith Lord, this episode will change everything; you’ll have questions and they’ll have answers. Also during the Hangout, watch an exclusive preview of next week’s installment of The Clone Wars, "Sabotage," along with other clips and photos. Special guests will include Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), Sam Witwer (Darth Maul), and supervising director Dave Filoni. Lucasfilm's own Pablo Hidalgo and Hollywood.com’s Christian Blauvelt will moderate the discussion.The Clone Wars Google Hangout2013-02-02 19:30:002287 
Jay Patel1,660,852*Theme:* Fog or Mist *Description:* All recommended content by Landscape Photography community include Fog and/or mist in the photograph is eligible for entry in the contest. Recommended content for Landscape Photography Community is listed at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101145980349117737014/posts/TZUtoA5YuJh *Contest Start:* 12:00 AM EST Jan 14, 2013 *Contest End:* 11:30 PM EST Jan 31, 2013 __All entries must be submitted within the above time frame. *Prize:* 1 Year Pro Membership for +SmugMug  *Contest Rules* *#1:* ALL entries should include the following information. You can submit this information in comments.  __Equipment (Camera, Lens, Tripod, Filters):  __Exposure:  __Processing Software: __Workflow: Tell us something about how this photograph was captured and processed. Any entry that does not include the above information will be disqualified. You can include additional technical information if you like. Here is a sample entry: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0opkit1839mqj9pqe2tq3tojmo/101145980349117737014/5833267883587051554 *#2:* All entries must be posted within the contest (it should show up under contest's photo page). Any entries posted outside of the contest is are not eligible for the contest.   *#3:* All entries must be relevant toward contest theme. Any entries not relevant to the contest theme will be disqualified. *#4:* Only one entry is allowed per participant. You can change your entry any time you like, but it must be done before the contest ends. Any participants submitting more than one entry will be disqualified. *#5:* All photos must be original content. Participants cannot share some else's work. *#6:* Decision of the judges is final.  *#7:* We encourage everyone to leave comments and ask question about the entries.  *#8:* You have to be a member of the Photo Tips or Landscape Photography Community to win the prize. Enjoy & Share. ____________Contest: Fog & Mist2013-02-01 05:30:00269 
Wes Lum0Aloha!  Join @101145980349117737014, @115105647022907007398, and @100275369366064591159 on Dec 27th (Thursday) @ 4:30PM Hawaii time @ Sandy Beach for a photowalk and, of course, some food and drink after! Where:  Sandy Beach (http://goo.gl/maps/KwDbJ) When:  December 27th, 2012 @ 4:30PM Who:  Anyone and everyone!  All levels of photographers welcomed. Cost:  FREE. *Details* We'll meet in the first parking lot @ Sandy Beach.  There will be a lot of area for us to spread out from rocky landscapes to body surfers to beach scenes.  We'll get our photography fix and then head over to The Shack - Hawaii Kai to talk story & eat some ono kine grinds (aka eat, drink and have a good time). Sandy Beach on Google Maps:  http://goo.gl/maps/KwDbJ The Shack on Yelp:  http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-shack-hawaii-kaiPhotowalk @ Sandy Beach, Oahu, Hawaii with Jay & Varina Patel2012-12-27 16:30:0030 
Jay Patel1,660,852Conversion to B/W and Selective Sharpening are often used in our Fine Art workflows. +Varina Patel and I use +Nik Software (Silver EFex, Sharpner Pro) to help us in performing this function. We will share our workflow for B/W conversion and Selective Sharpening during this live event. Click on the Link below to sign up for the event. There is a limit of 1000 participants for the webinar and we are already more than half full I would suggest you show up early to get your spot in the webinar. Official Website: http://www.niksoftware.com/learnmore/usa/index.php/webinars/signup/18791Enjoy & Share._____Free Webinar: Fine Art Workflow with Jay & Varina Patel2012-12-13 04:00:00140 
Jay Patel1,660,852Photos for Beyond Exposure WorkshopsOn September 29th and 30th, the Beyond Exposure workshop series came to Denver, Colorado. Featuring education classes by award winning photographers +Jay Patel, +Varina Patel and +Colby Brown. These two day workshops cover everything from introductions to workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Bridge to more advanced features such as layers, masks and blending techniques using Photoshop. On top of this features from third party photo editing applications (onOne Software and Nik Software) to demonstrate alternative methods for taking your photo editing skills to the next level.Each of these workshops are sponsored by Wacom (+Wacom Americas)  , +onOne Software, +Nik Software,  +fstop. +JOBY, +SmugMug and +LensRentals.com. In 2013, this workshop series is coming to more cities near you. Stay tuned for more information!Beyond Exposure: Denver 20122012-09-30 00:00:0082 
Jay Patel1,660,852Feel free to join +Varina Patel and myself Photography Society of America Conference at San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel (http://goo.gl/maps/qO8mW)We are one of the featured presenters at the 74th PSA conference. We will be giving one hour long presentation at the conference starting at 9:40 AM about Macro and Detail photography. More details of the conference can be found at: http://www.psa-photo.org/conference/2012-psa-conference/There is a small fee of $35 to register for the conference at the Hotel. Please come early if you plan to attend. Discovering Details - All about Close-up & Macro Photography2012-09-20 18:30:0038 
Drink And Click™ SF528Allright, not only is this the September #DrinkAndClickSF event, but it is also the "Birthday Hangover" party for +roma g +Luc Asbury and Myself (+Michael Bonocore) who all share the most holy of birthdays, September 19th. What makes a #DrinkAndClick successful? Well of course, the photographers and friends who attend. But BESIDES that, it is great bars, great pub grub, and crazy street characters. +Todd Sipes identified the perfect location for that this month. The home of the Grateful Dead, and some of the most colorful characters this city has to offer, Haight Street!So we will be meeting at the legendary Kezar Pub between 5:00PM and 6:30PM.http://plus.google.com/106808013026678003045From there we will walk right across the street for some Golden Hour photos in Golden Gate park. I can almost guarantee a hacky sack game will be happening. About 7:00PM, we will begin our walk up the legendary Haight Street, stopping at 2 pubs (to be named later), and aiming to end up at Buena Vista Park at 9:00 PM. Make sure to bring your tripods, as on a clear night, you can get some amazing photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and Downtown San Francisco. From there, it is a free for all of drinking and clicking.We are having #DrinkAndClick chapter wide challenges this month! Please attend this event to be included in the challenges. https://plus.google.com/events/ccqtjh576u9vfapvhs5b5ulaim4 Hope to see you there!Drink And Click SF - September2012-09-20 17:00:00137 
SmugMug45,145Date: September 7, 2012 Time: 9 PM EST (approximately 1 hour)   *Hang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel*   Varina and Jay Patel will showcase a series of images and talk about how they think about composition on-location. They will talk about the basic ideas behind finding a pleasing composition, following (or breaking) compositional rules, and learning to understand how the viewer may interpret your images.   *Bios:*   Varina and Jay Patel are landscape photographers based in the United States. They travel regularly, photographing unique and remote locations, and exploring some of the most beautiful places on earth. Varina and Jay also teach workshops and webinars, write eBooks for beginning and advanced photographers, and speak in a variety of forums. Their award-winning work has appeared in a diverse collection of publications, including a 2012 National Geographic Calendar, Popular Photography Magazine, National Parks Magazine, and many more. To view their portfolios or learn more about photography, check out their websites, eBooks, and blog at the links below.   Varina Patel: www.photographybyvarina.com Jay Patel: www.jaypatelphotography.com eBooks: www.photographybyvarina.com/learn Blog: www.photographybyvarina.com/blogHang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel2012-09-08 03:00:00108 
Fraser Cain920,753To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, +Pamela L. Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien for this special event.Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment.We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout  (this will replace our regular Sunday night +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004875 

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George Clark11,221Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle 2014-11-27 07:22:40494335
sirilus kristiyo ami joyo0This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.*If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle.If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!*2014-11-24 15:20:25493001
Robert Connor24,820This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.*If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle.If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!*#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlequeen 2014-11-24 11:21:22492113
Harry Day11,209*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!! 4. Publicly share this circle...!!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-11-21 13:21:02485527
Kenneth Nicholson9,401This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#CircleShare #Belize   #Nicaragua  2014-11-19 07:16:554086414
Grant Stringer10,816Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 2nd November – 9th November 2014.This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION:There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c718tj10d42127mvt1520qkhnl0 5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-11-02 21:12:44398002
David Pilasky30,374Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for October, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by a moderator as a #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.2. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*3. Enter our contests.4. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  5. Do not dump and run. Post a comment with your photo. Tell us about it or tell us about the experience.Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The hardworking Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.  #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-11-02 15:03:31100001
David Pilasky30,374Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for October, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by a moderator as a #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.2. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*3. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  4. Do not dump and run. Post a comment with your photo. Tell us about it or tell us about the experience.Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The hardworking Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.  #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-11-02 15:01:41100371
Harry Day10,043Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-10-31 12:40:25496014
!!..HAC PATЬ..!!0#добавитькруги Обмен Кругами!  5  #CHIBURATOR #KRUGI #RUSSIAN #CIRCLE  #CIrcle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircles   #sharingiscaring   #sharingmeansthankyou   #add   #addcircle    #ОбменКругами     #ДобавьВкруги   #Добавитькругляшей     #ОбменКругами     #ПоделилсяКругом   #друзья   #ДрузьяВGoogle   #круги #КругиGoogle   #круглим   #кругляши   #обмен     2014-10-17 11:01:00464000
Антон Смирнов0#chiburator #krugi #circle  #CIRCLE #KRUGI #RUSSIA #CHIBURATOR  #circle   #amazing   #content   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #share   #sharecircle   #sharecircle   #sharecircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #CHiBURATOR #KRUGI #CIRCLE #RUSSIA  #добавитькруги Обмен Кругами!  5  #CHIBURATOR #KRUGI #RUSSIAN #CIRCLE  #CIrcle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircles   2014-10-11 13:22:32428104
Becky Collins17,064Famous Photographers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-04 05:03:06483000
David Pilasky29,355Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for September, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by a moderator as a #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.2. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*3. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  4. Do not dump and run. Post a comment with your photo. Tell us about it or tell us about the experience.Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The hardworking Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.  #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-10-01 11:36:5493000
Landscape Photography Show6,498If you want to be the best, then learn from the best!!  These are the Recommended Photographers from the +Landscape Photography Show !!  Share and Enjoy!!!There is still time to share your best Waterfall photograph to the +Landscape Photography Community contest event on Waterfalls!!  Here's a link:https://plus.google.com/events/c9d2ikrfj14ge83gfqcdld2p0nkCircle +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography Show and +Landscape Photography for the best in Lanscape Photography on G+!!Share and Enjoy!!!    +Margaret Tompkins #CircleShare  #SharedCircles  2014-09-27 22:39:50135281223
Sunny CT2,281Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sharedcircle 2014-09-15 09:05:4950111313
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 13:14:5050111414
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 07:07:225017313
Colin Wilson1,513Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus2014-09-11 10:19:2049681010
Kevin R Eberle753This Circle Share is comprised of 100 Must Follow Photographers on Google+This group is extremely talented, and produces stunning breaktaking images. #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing     #engager   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagersshowcasecircle     #followers   #photography   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircle   #publiccircleshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle #photoblog   #photoblogger  2014-09-06 14:29:57101333
David Pilasky28,685Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for August, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by a moderator as a #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography This is it!I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.2. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*3. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  4. Do not dump and run. Post a comment with your photo. Tell us about it or tell us about the experience.Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The hardworking Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.  #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-09-01 19:18:56457623
Monika Schmidt11,569Today I would like to share this circle of photograpers with you, doesn't matter whether more or less professionals. They can take you on an astonishing journey around the world  -  enjoy :-) #circlesunday  2014-08-16 22:45:32178206
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Kukuh Malindo2322014-08-02 10:21:59485011
David Pilasky28,207Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for July, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by a moderator as a #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!! Visit the Inspiration category in the Landscape Photography Community.Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.2. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*3. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  4. Do not dump and run. Post a comment with your photo. Tell us about it or tell us about the experience.Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The hardworking Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.  #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-08-01 11:33:2859536
Exposure Photographers Circle0Welcome to Exposure Photographer Circles – If you have received this notification you are invited to join the circle – To be included in this and future circles please add Exposure circles to your friends and a comment to this post.All G+ photographers are welcome to join Exposure, The Exposure Photographers Circle and  Community.You are also invited to add a photo to the current Exposure gallery and weekly competition : https://plus.google.com/b/100754431548807057066/events/crv7p56dge9ibtevmd2t42ctn38?authkey=CMHG9cHCyd2WIwAny shares and plusses are greatly appreciated!2014-07-31 21:05:072531102
Viktor Yegorov5,233Обмен кругами#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2014-07-29 18:21:174773112
Landscape Photography Show4,972The +Landscape Photography Show is proud to share its circle of Recommended Photographers!!  These are the great folks that inspire us and we think they will inspire you too!!  Share and Enjoy!!!Be sure to circle +Landscape Photography Show +Landscape Photography and +Landscape Photography Community for the Best in Landscape Photography on G+!!Share and Enjoy!!!   #CircleShare   #SharedCircles  2014-07-18 02:05:0712112621
Laura Angelina198The +Landscape Photography Show is proud to share it's circle of Recommended Photographers!!  We think these people are awesome and we know you will love them too!!  Share and Enjoy!!!*Share this circle everywhere...#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  2014-07-10 08:13:15116104
Landscape Photography Show4,790The +Landscape Photography Show is proud to share it's circle of Recommended Photographers!!  We think these people are awesome and we know you will love them too!!  Share and Enjoy!!!*#CircleShare  #SharedCircles  +Landscape Photography  #LandscapePhotography  2014-07-09 21:47:3811514922
Carms Perez50,839Want some nice pictures on your stream? Add this Photography circle and I assure you, your G+ will always be interesting! 2014-07-02 19:42:435004913
Photo Mania USA1,410Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for June 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of June. Each day, one of these photographs was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page. Well done everyone!If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa   curated by curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2014-07-02 09:23:17177649
David Pilasky27,767Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for June, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by a moderator as a #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.2. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*3. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  4. Do not dump and run. Post a comment with your photo. Tell us about it or tell us about the experience.Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The hardworking Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.  #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-07-02 09:16:5082687
Margaret Tompkins112,028These are the great moderators of the Landscape Photography Community!!  Circle them up!!  They help bring you the best of landscape photography on G+!!  Share and Enjoy!!2014-06-30 02:27:0524065
Charles Lupica83,296═════════════════════════════════     Top Photographers you should follow                 An Art of Photography Circle  Photographers whose art we think will amaze you ═════════════════════════════════#ArtOfPhotographyCircle tag to allow people to easily mute this post. It's been a while since I shared a circle here on G+ so I thought I would team up with +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes to share with you the first new circle I've created in more than a year.  We think you'll find that the photographers in this circle are some of the very best that G+ has to offer.  Of course you're probably already following people like Jeff Sullivan , Lori Hibbett, Jay Patel and  Vivienne Gucwa but we think that all of the people in this circle will add high quality content to your stream.  All share their amazing work and many of them share tutorials and resources to help you perfect your art. When deciding who would be in this circle, we used these guidelines• Sharing mostly their own work• When sharing the work of others, the work is clearly identified• Little to no, promotional material. • Some people are included that share a lot about technique but may not share a lot of their photography.• If they have gifs in their stream, they're almost always educational. • The images shared by these people frequently fall into the category of, "I wish I'd taken it" • They post to G+ on a regular basis,  For some this may be a little as once a month.  For others, this may be one or more a day.  People who post less than once a month are not included.  We prefer to circle people that are active here on G+. No one has asked to be in this circle, however, we intend to share a version of this each month.  *If you know of a talented photographer you'd like us to add*, please leave a comment and share the circle.  Doing so will get us to look at their profile. However, there is no guarantee that we'll include them in a future circle.   We want to maintain the quality of this circle.  Therefore, we will only add photographers that we would want to see in our own personal stream. Many of the photographers in this circle are well known so we are particularly interested in hearing your choice of photographers with fewer than 15'000 followers.  We would like to give them the opportunity to gain more views for their work.Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the quality of the work by the photographers in it.  ValidationThis circle was very heavily vetted.  We have looked at each photographer's stream and decide that we would like to include them in this circle. +Charles Lupica (me), +Scott Thomas and +2014-06-27 17:39:05116935056
Hugh Ferguson10,217A starter circle for those new to G+ I just realised its a year since I joined G+. When I started I was lucky enough to come across a really useful circle share to help me on my way. As I have yet to share a circle of my own I will try and give something back, in the hope it helps those in a similar position. I am not posting this for +1's, shares or to gain new followers - so please do not feel obliged to share, +1 or follow - there are plenty of those type of circle shares around if that's what you want The circle below is just a selection of the 3000 or so I follow. All are excellent and active contributors to G+. It's quite Landscape biased (too many great photographers to pick out one or two), but there are examples of other genres and resources for example:Great photographers who work tirelessly through communities and pages, producing great interaction, such as +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Rinus Bakker and +Nancy Dempsey .... wonderful creative artists like +Heidi Anne Morris +Lotus Carroll +Bryan Peterson .....street photographers such as +Thomas Leuthard +Angelica Guckes ......the exquisite beauty of flowers and Macro by +Rosie Nixon +Silke Tüxen ......great teachers such as +Nicole S. Young +Jan Kabili +Jimmy McIntyre ......fantastic resources such as +2014-06-27 15:04:3482231114
David Pilasky26,703Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for May, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.2. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*3. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  4. Don't dump and run. Post a comment with your photo. Tell us a little about the photo or the experience.Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The hardworking Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.  #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-06-01 18:27:447118925
Barry Chignell1,659My ever growing circle of great Google+ photogs :)If you know of anyone else I should be following please let me know, or share your #photog circle! :)2014-05-30 06:44:24338000
dave lafontaine8,902 Here it is!  This is my handpicked circle of talented landscape and nature photographers from around the world.  PLEASE SHARE. #landscapephotography   #landscapephotogrraphers  2014-05-26 23:02:30169717
Wayne Marinovich26,506Wildlife Photographers CircleWell, it has been over a year since I last shared my wildlife photographers circle. I have recently been through it, and dropped some folks who no longer seems to be posting. Whilst going though all the people, I realise just how many friends I have made in this online world. I look forward to meeting more of you in the flesh someday.Please feel free to share this with your followers (that is how this works after all). If you are not on here and are a keen amateur, semi-pro or seasoned pro, let me know and I will add you.  2014-05-23 08:07:52474938
Ryan Johnson5,301MY BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLETo add yourself to the circle or stay in the circle:Add me and reshare the circle PUBLICOptional: Add the circle, plus or comment the post. :)#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #thursdaycircleshare   #circlethursday   #circlethursdaycircle 2014-05-21 12:34:0943016916
Viktor Yegorov0ОБМЕН КРУГАМИ#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-20 07:43:541745011
Viktor Yegorov0ОБМЕН КРУГАМИ#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-20 07:32:031730010
Игорь Шулежко1,709cool circle. add n share =)#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-19 20:09:01400228
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012
Tourej Ansari16,880News Update CIRCLE SHARESRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #TechNews #EntertainmentNews #SportsNews #WorldNews #USNews #BusinessNews2014-05-12 10:46:52476231041
Mark Hanson3,303Visual Creatives CircleThis is my circle of those involved in visual creativity. It includes graphic designers, amateur and professional photographers, and those involved in art and website design.If you need a visual boost in your stream then do consider adding this circle!(Shared especially for my #graphicdesigner friend +Lena Lahab, though I'm sharing publicly as I think many may be interested.) #sharedcircles #photography #graphicdesign #webdesign  2014-05-08 10:41:31340305
TomorrowInternet0Great Photographers Shared Circle1. +12. Comment3. Add People4. Share circle (Include yourself in shared circle)5. Enjoy life and be happy!!!2014-05-02 09:53:10488101
siti aja189please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-02 04:59:264853119
David Pilasky25,790Landscape Photography Community Inspiration CircleCongratulations to the Best of the Best for April, 2014!!  Each person here has had at least one photograph selected by the moderators as #LandscapePhotoOfTheDay!!  Some have had more than one photo selected!!Are you looking for inspiration for your Landscape Photography?  This is it!I'm NOT in the circle, but really wish I was!1. Plus this post and share it.2. Study the landscape photographs produced by these people.  Each day, look at their work, study it.  Compare their work to yours.  There's a reason that their photographs were selected by a moderator.  Check out the learning opportunities in some of our categories.3. Try to improve your landscape photographs.  *Remember quality is more important than quantity!*4. Keep sharing your best landscape photographs with the Landscape Photography Community!  Maybe next month YOU will be in the Inspiration Circle!!Note: The hardworking Landscape Photography Community moderators are also in this circle.  #sharedcircles #circleshare 2014-05-01 12:15:1862558
Lowongan Kerja661. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-04-30 01:18:3547515729

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2014-03-31 23:53:02 (33 comments, 89 reshares, 394 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-03-31 23:53:02 (33 comments, 89 reshares, 394 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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2014-11-10 15:17:39 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

I'm pretty sure I have the best job in the world!  It's hard work, but it's worth it!

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I'm pretty sure I have the best job in the world!  It's hard work, but it's worth it!

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2014-10-31 17:41:36 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to +Les Imgrund - the newest Master with +The Arcanum!

Eastern Osprey, Raven and The Arcanum

Some of you may know of +Trey Ratcliff +Peter Giordano +Curtis Simmons - they are the 3 people that put their heads together to develop a new way of learning, particularly in the creative arts.  This special place is called +The Arcanum.  It is full of people known as Apprentices and Masters all learning together to improve their art.  It is an amazing place.  How do I know?  I thought you would never ask!

I have been an Apprentice with The Arcanum since April.  I had the privilege to begin a journey with a group of like minded people, who are called Apprentices (if this is peaking your interest, head on over to the website thearcanum.com and have a look) who work as a Cohort with a Master.  We were very fortunate to be chosen  by +Varina Patel.  The journey we embarked on, and are still on, was to change many of us in ways that we are still realising.  It really is a place where you can be yourself, show people your art, be heard in the process and helped to improve your art.  There is so much great work going on in The Arcanum.  The people behind the scenes really are building an awesome place.

My journey took another turn today.  I was "onboarded" as a Master to work with my own Cohort.  I am currently working through the selection process of the Applications to join the Cohort - there are some amazing people in there.  Plus, there are some amazing Masters that are working on entering The Arcanum to join the group of very talented people already in the Mastery Cohort.  To say I am excited, would be a little understated.  But, the point behind all of this, is that, should you think that your art is something that means a whole lot to you, you breathe it everyday and can't wait to pick up your camera or paints or pencils, take a look at The Arcanum.  It really is a terrific place to be.  You will meet people that have your interests at heart and want to see you grow as an Artist, but perhaps, more importantly, as a person.  Trey's introduction video, says it all.  It is worth a few minutes of your time.

Thanks, Trey, Pete, Curtis and Varina.  8-))  The journey has been, and still is, awesome.  

The image?  You have seen one from the same day.  This is Mumma after she left the nest once she finished feeding the 3 young Ospreys.  She was being harassed by the Ravens incessantly.  The image shows here fending off one Raven, whilst keeping her eyes on the second Raven coming in on her left.  It really seemed like a bit of a game, but it became serious once she left her perch.  They chased each other for a long time.  She chased them into trees and snapped branches as she flew through it.  They chased her through the trees as well.  It was a constant game of tag.  Mamma called timeout (that was the way it seemed) and settled onto the nest so that Papa could go fishing again!  He did bring a fish back in a few minutes.  They are good parents.  We'll see how big the "kids" are this weekend!  The Ravens?  they settled down on a couple of trees and watched!

Peel Inlet, Erskine, Western Australia


#birds   #birdphotography   #nature   #naturephotography   #westernaustralia   #australia   #Canon   #birdofprey   #birdsofprey  ___Congratulations to +Les Imgrund - the newest Master with +The Arcanum!

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2014-10-15 21:08:58 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Hey everyone! I feel incredibly honored to be the very first person interviewed for the new SIC show... with +Johny Spencer and +Brent Mail. We had a ton of fun with the interview, and Johny and Brent are hilarious. I know you'll enjoy the show!

You can subscribe at shareinspirecreate.com.

Thanks Johny and Brent! Can't wait to get back to work on our next video course! :)

I am super excited to tell you guys about a new show that +Brent Mail  and myself have been working on its called The SIC Show -  Share, Inspire, Create its a show for photographers by photographers. 
In this episode we interview the wonderful +Varina Patel and find out about her inner artist, how she created this epic image from Bryce Canyon, and the one piece of photography equipment she can't live without.
To find out more go to
http://www.shareinspirecreate.com/sic/01

Enjoy & Share 
Johny___Hey everyone! I feel incredibly honored to be the very first person interviewed for the new SIC show... with +Johny Spencer and +Brent Mail. We had a ton of fun with the interview, and Johny and Brent are hilarious. I know you'll enjoy the show!

You can subscribe at shareinspirecreate.com.

Thanks Johny and Brent! Can't wait to get back to work on our next video course! :)

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2014-09-29 20:33:20 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Come find me on Ello!

Come find me on Ello!___

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2014-09-17 18:49:33 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

We've been working hard to get our newest courses ready for release! You can register to win a free copy of our In Sharp Focus and Hyperfocal Distance courses on our Special Offer page.

We've been working hard to get our newest courses ready for release! You can register to win a free copy of our In Sharp Focus and Hyperfocal Distance courses on our Special Offer page.___

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2014-09-06 02:45:59 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

They did it! The girls passed their black belt tests with flying colors tonight. They were incredible. And now all four of my children are black belts. Watch out, world! 

They did it! The girls passed their black belt tests with flying colors tonight. They were incredible. And now all four of my children are black belts. Watch out, world! ___

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2014-08-28 13:37:34 (19 comments, 32 reshares, 247 +1s)Open 

Self Portrait on the Beach

...and a few simple tips for taking shadow portraits.

This is one of my favorite places in the whole world - the black sand beach at Jökulsárlón in Iceland. When I noticed my tiny reflection on the rock, I decided this was the perfect place for a self portrait. So, I set up my tripod with my camera on it, stood so that my legs lined up with the shadow of my tripod legs and the shadow of my camera was hidden by the shadow of my body. Then, I set a two second timer, released the shutter, and threw my hands into the air. It was an incredibly easy shot - and a really fun and different self portrait. :)

Tips for taking shadow portraits:

1. Look for a simple composition, so that your shadow doesn't get lost in a cluttered scene.

2. Use a tripod to hold your camera so that your arms are free for a more interestingpos... more »

Self Portrait on the Beach

...and a few simple tips for taking shadow portraits.

This is one of my favorite places in the whole world - the black sand beach at Jökulsárlón in Iceland. When I noticed my tiny reflection on the rock, I decided this was the perfect place for a self portrait. So, I set up my tripod with my camera on it, stood so that my legs lined up with the shadow of my tripod legs and the shadow of my camera was hidden by the shadow of my body. Then, I set a two second timer, released the shutter, and threw my hands into the air. It was an incredibly easy shot - and a really fun and different self portrait. :)

Tips for taking shadow portraits:

1. Look for a simple composition, so that your shadow doesn't get lost in a cluttered scene.

2. Use a tripod to hold your camera so that your arms are free for a more interesting pose. A 2-second timer will give you time to pose.

3. Hide the shadow of the tripod in your own shadow. Nobody will even know it was there!___

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2014-08-27 01:29:44 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

The amazing ninja chin technique! Master it!

Now, do you all think I should grow a beard?

Even +Varina Patel knows about this technique.
Do you?

B___The amazing ninja chin technique! Master it!

Now, do you all think I should grow a beard?

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2014-08-25 23:59:10 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

My awesome son, Damian, achieved his black belt in Jujitsu on Friday. We're enormously proud of him. He has worked very hard over several years for this - and has put in incredible effort in the past few months preparing for the test. Well done, Damian!

My daughters will test for their black belts in two weeks. Get ready world! ;)

My awesome son, Damian, achieved his black belt in Jujitsu on Friday. We're enormously proud of him. He has worked very hard over several years for this - and has put in incredible effort in the past few months preparing for the test. Well done, Damian!

My daughters will test for their black belts in two weeks. Get ready world! ;)___

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2014-08-21 13:24:55 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

Our Hawaii workshop (with +Jay Patel and +Colby Brown) is right around the corner, and there are still a few spots open! I can't wait to get back to the Big Island once again. The variety of terrain is fantastic there.

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

I took this shot in a wooded area near Rainbow Falls. The natural echoing pattern of these gorgeous trees pulls me in, and the soft mist reminds me of the peace I feel when I set foot on these beautiful islands.

A couple of quick tips for shooting in the woods:

1. Look for simple compositions. Forests are full of clutter - dead branches, dry leaves, criss-crossing branches... it's a mess in there... and that makes for busy photographs. So, look for a single point of interest and build your photo around that.... Or use a narrow depth of field to simplify the... more »

Our Hawaii workshop (with +Jay Patel and +Colby Brown) is right around the corner, and there are still a few spots open! I can't wait to get back to the Big Island once again. The variety of terrain is fantastic there.

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

I took this shot in a wooded area near Rainbow Falls. The natural echoing pattern of these gorgeous trees pulls me in, and the soft mist reminds me of the peace I feel when I set foot on these beautiful islands.

A couple of quick tips for shooting in the woods:

1. Look for simple compositions. Forests are full of clutter - dead branches, dry leaves, criss-crossing branches... it's a mess in there... and that makes for busy photographs. So, look for a single point of interest and build your photo around that.... Or use a narrow depth of field to simplify the background.... Or look for repeating patterns that will help you simplify the scene. Here, I used the pattern of tree trunks and arching branches to create a relatively simple composition. I framed my shot to ensure that I didn't include anything extra - no distracting stumps or rocks... just trunks and foliage leading you down the overgrown path.

2. Watch your color balance. In kindergarten, we all learned that trees are green, right? Well - they aren't just green. Pay attention to the rich, golden tones in the leaves and make sure that comes across in your color balance selection. Primary Green is for Kindergarten. ;)___

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2014-08-13 01:11:40 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Woo hoo! We've teamed up with Picture Correct to offer a special deal on our Ultimate Landscape Photography Course! For the next 24 hours, you can get a 33% discount on the course! How cool is that?

Woo hoo! We've teamed up with Picture Correct to offer a special deal on our Ultimate Landscape Photography Course! For the next 24 hours, you can get a 33% discount on the course! How cool is that?___

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2014-07-29 22:22:08 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I know a lot of you use lightroom... so +Johny Spencer's tips might be useful! Good stuff!

Do you use lightroom to process your landscape images?
Checkout this article and awesome tip from +Johny Spencer - it an image he took when we were in New Zealand with +Jay Patel and +Varina Patel - looks like the windows desktop, doesn't it?
B___I know a lot of you use lightroom... so +Johny Spencer's tips might be useful! Good stuff!

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2014-07-27 00:39:50 (11 comments, 14 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Post-apocalyptic Cityscape

... and a couple of tips for Macro Photography on Ice.

I took this shot in New Zealand while hanging out with +Trey Ratcliff's workshop group. It was a freezing cold morning, and the frost covered everything. To me, this looks like a post-apocalyptic cityscape... the buildings toppling one after another. ;)

I used my 180mm macro lens to get in close - and then closer - until those tiny ice crystals seemed to fill the frame. I wanted an incredibly narrow depth of field. Just a few millimeters of focus to show off that "skyline", while blurring the ice crystals in front and behind.

1. Macro shots are a heck of a lot easier with the help of a tripod and a good ball head. If your ball head slips, it's going to drive you crazy... tiny subjects will disappear from your frame with even a small shift. Make sure your... more »

Post-apocalyptic Cityscape

... and a couple of tips for Macro Photography on Ice.

I took this shot in New Zealand while hanging out with +Trey Ratcliff's workshop group. It was a freezing cold morning, and the frost covered everything. To me, this looks like a post-apocalyptic cityscape... the buildings toppling one after another. ;)

I used my 180mm macro lens to get in close - and then closer - until those tiny ice crystals seemed to fill the frame. I wanted an incredibly narrow depth of field. Just a few millimeters of focus to show off that "skyline", while blurring the ice crystals in front and behind.

1. Macro shots are a heck of a lot easier with the help of a tripod and a good ball head. If your ball head slips, it's going to drive you crazy... tiny subjects will disappear from your frame with even a small shift. Make sure your ball head is nice and tight, and take the time to adjust your composition until it's exactly where you want it. And then, be careful not to bump that tripod. ;)

2. Be sure your focus is exactly where you want it. I use the live view setting on my camera to get a good look at my subject - and then I zoom in to 5 or 10x while focusing. I use auto focus if I can, but there are times when manual focus works best. If the camera is "hunting" for your subject, switch to manual.___

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2014-07-20 01:09:45 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

I want to say a really big THANK YOU to +Dallas Perry and +Angelika Perry for the amazing House Patel banner they created for my "cohort" with +The Arcanum. You guys went above and beyond with this beautiful banner. And Dallas - that is one gorgeous dragon!

We are definitely the coolest of the houses now - wouldn't you agree? ;)

I want to say a really big THANK YOU to +Dallas Perry and +Angelika Perry for the amazing House Patel banner they created for my "cohort" with +The Arcanum. You guys went above and beyond with this beautiful banner. And Dallas - that is one gorgeous dragon!

We are definitely the coolest of the houses now - wouldn't you agree? ;)___

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2014-07-19 14:02:32 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

We are officially releasing our Behind the Lens Course! How exciting!

Behind the Lens Course: A Guide to Fieldwork

I am happy to announce that after running trial period for 3 weeks, we have launched our Behind the Lens Course. For limited time we are offering 33% discount. 

The Behind the Lens Course goes in depth about the choices you make and why you make them while you are in the field. We give a simple workflow to help the photographer decided how to choose the right lens or the right shutter speed....weather or not to use the filter....where to place the rock you see in the foreground...or how to create a mood...or how to avoid distraction...or how to capture a great shot if your post processing skills are limited.

This course is design to help you think in the field and build your photograph around a point of interest by making the right choices of equipment, composition, camera settings so that you can make the viewer see what you see....and feel what you feel.

Enjoy & Share.
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#landscapephotography   #photographytips  ___We are officially releasing our Behind the Lens Course! How exciting!

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2014-07-19 01:46:45 (27 comments, 61 reshares, 294 +1s)Open 

Brand New

Look who we discovered in our little magnolia tree this morning! She has two little brothers in there with her - and their mother has been back and forth all day making sure they are all well fed. I grabbed my macro lens for a quick photo shoot while Mama was away. My 180mm gives me a little bit of extra working distance... which is great for subjects that might not like a lens right up in their business.

Welcome to the world, little ones!

Brand New

Look who we discovered in our little magnolia tree this morning! She has two little brothers in there with her - and their mother has been back and forth all day making sure they are all well fed. I grabbed my macro lens for a quick photo shoot while Mama was away. My 180mm gives me a little bit of extra working distance... which is great for subjects that might not like a lens right up in their business.

Welcome to the world, little ones!___

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2014-07-06 13:49:28 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

I have to admit... I'm a sucker for the pano option on my phone even if I can't get the horizon straight with a hand-held shot. ;) And there's no better place to take a pano shot than from the top of the Merced Church bell tower in Granada. The view is incredible from up there! We climbed the steep spiral staircase last night with a few of the wonderful people who have come down for our +The Giving Lens workshop with +Empowerment International. The workshop officially begins this evening, and we are all very excited!

The yellow church in the distance is the Cathedral of Granada, located on the central square. From the tower, we can see Lake Granada in the distance behind the cathedral, and the Mombacho Volcano too. You can see a little of the volcano on the left in this shot... there's a storm hanging over there, and it was coming our way! ;) I wish I could share a 360 view from... more »

I have to admit... I'm a sucker for the pano option on my phone even if I can't get the horizon straight with a hand-held shot. ;) And there's no better place to take a pano shot than from the top of the Merced Church bell tower in Granada. The view is incredible from up there! We climbed the steep spiral staircase last night with a few of the wonderful people who have come down for our +The Giving Lens workshop with +Empowerment International. The workshop officially begins this evening, and we are all very excited!

The yellow church in the distance is the Cathedral of Granada, located on the central square. From the tower, we can see Lake Granada in the distance behind the cathedral, and the Mombacho Volcano too. You can see a little of the volcano on the left in this shot... there's a storm hanging over there, and it was coming our way! ;) I wish I could share a 360 view from up there. It's just incredible.___

2014-06-28 02:11:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Big thanks to +Charles Lupica for including me in his Top Photographers you should Follow circle. It's a pretty cool circle... check it out if you are looking for some great people to add to your stream!

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     Top Photographers you should follow         
        An Art of Photography Circle
  Photographers whose art we think will amaze you
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#ArtOfPhotographyCircle tag to allow people to easily mute this post. 

It's been a while since I shared a circle here on G+ so I thought I would team up with +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes to share with you the first new circle I've created in more than a year.  We think you'll find that the photographers in this circle are some of the very best that G+ has to offer.  Of course you're probably already following people like Jeff Sullivan , Lori Hibbett, Jay Patel and  Vivienne Gucwa but we think that all of the people in this circle will add high quality content to your stream.  All share their amazing work and many of them share tutorials and resources to help you perfect your art. 

When deciding who would be in this circle, we used these guidelines
• Sharing mostly their own work
• When sharing the work of others, the work is clearly identified
• Little to no, promotional material. 
• Some people are included that share a lot about technique but may not share a lot of their photography.
• If they have gifs in their stream, they're almost always educational. 
• The images shared by these people frequently fall into the category of, "I wish I'd taken it" 
• They post to G+ on a regular basis,  For some this may be a little as once a month.  For others, this may be one or more a day.  People who post less than once a month are not included.  We prefer to circle people that are active here on G+. 

No one has asked to be in this circle, however, we intend to share a version of this each month.  *If you know of a talented photographer you'd like us to add*, please leave a comment and share the circle.  Doing so will get us to look at their profile. However, there is no guarantee that we'll include them in a future circle.   We want to maintain the quality of this circle.  Therefore, we will only add photographers that we would want to see in our own personal stream. 

Many of the photographers in this circle are well known so we are particularly interested in hearing your choice of photographers with fewer than 15'000 followers.  We would like to give them the opportunity to gain more views for their work.

Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated.

I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the quality of the work by the photographers in it.  

Validation
This circle was very heavily vetted.  We have looked at each photographer's stream and decide that we would like to include them in this circle. +Charles Lupica (me), +Scott Thomas and +Brian Dukes looked at every profile in the circle before deciding to include that photographer.  We have also included three pages that we manage, +All Things Monochrome +256 Shades of Gray and +The Art of Photography. 

Reasons for exclusion of photographers we reviewed:
-- animated gifs that don't demonstrate a technique
-- mostly blog posts / twitter style posts
-- mostly link to external content / their blogs
-- don't post regularly to G+ [no posts in the last 4 weeks]
-- nothing but product promotions / workshop promotions
-- Not enough original work of their own in their stream
-- High "noise to signal ratio"

A fully vetted circle like this takes a lot of work so please help by plusing, commenting, and sharing this post. 

+Best Shared Circle +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles Magic G+  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   

Best regards
+Charles Lupica with the help of 
+Scott Thomas 
+Brian Dukes 

For anyone sharing this circle, I recommend that you add a few fresh images to your stream to keep your content balanced.___Big thanks to +Charles Lupica for including me in his Top Photographers you should Follow circle. It's a pretty cool circle... check it out if you are looking for some great people to add to your stream!

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2014-06-27 19:17:34 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

I can't wait to see these sweet kids again! We leave for Nicaragua soon... and we are so excited!

TGL Nicaragua kicks off in two weeks! Be sure to follow along - this will be our fourth team to work with these amazing kids!

#TGLnicaragua___I can't wait to see these sweet kids again! We leave for Nicaragua soon... and we are so excited!

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2014-06-27 19:01:44 (3 comments, 25 reshares, 160 +1s)Open 

We had way too much fun on horseback in Grand Teton NP this week. Steep muddy trails, dense pine forests, soaking wet river crossings (Rebel was swimming at one point), awesome views of the mountains, a drenching rain storm... what more could a girl ask for?

We had way too much fun on horseback in Grand Teton NP this week. Steep muddy trails, dense pine forests, soaking wet river crossings (Rebel was swimming at one point), awesome views of the mountains, a drenching rain storm... what more could a girl ask for?___

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2014-06-27 16:01:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

 *Behind the Lens: Pre-Release Announcement*

We're just about ready to launch the Behind the Lens course we filmed in New Zealand! Here's a short video that shows what you can expect... and some screen grabs from the videos. ;) +Johny Spencer, +Brent Mail ,+Jay Patel, and I are working hard to get it ready for release! Soon!

 *Behind the Lens: Pre-Release Announcement*

We're just about ready to launch the Behind the Lens course we filmed in New Zealand! Here's a short video that shows what you can expect... and some screen grabs from the videos. ;) +Johny Spencer, +Brent Mail ,+Jay Patel, and I are working hard to get it ready for release! Soon!___

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2014-06-18 20:20:46 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

A quick tip for Nature Photographers: :)

Mid-day is a great time to shoot small details. Bring along a diffuser, and look for tiny subjects. I love to find a tiny detail like this one, and build a photo around it.

I've been so busy working on the course we filmed in New Zealand, that I haven't posted any of the photos I took while we were there! We'll release the course very soon. (Hooray!) Meanwhile, here's one of my favorites.

These bright red mushrooms were covered in little white spots - like toadstools from the fairy tales I used to read as a child. I found this one with a tiny streak of yellow that looked like a flame, and couldn't resist. I love my macro lens. ;)

A quick tip for Nature Photographers: :)

Mid-day is a great time to shoot small details. Bring along a diffuser, and look for tiny subjects. I love to find a tiny detail like this one, and build a photo around it.

I've been so busy working on the course we filmed in New Zealand, that I haven't posted any of the photos I took while we were there! We'll release the course very soon. (Hooray!) Meanwhile, here's one of my favorites.

These bright red mushrooms were covered in little white spots - like toadstools from the fairy tales I used to read as a child. I found this one with a tiny streak of yellow that looked like a flame, and couldn't resist. I love my macro lens. ;)___

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2014-06-18 16:08:00 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Hangin' at out favorite swimin' hole this morning. ;) Summer is good!

Hangin' at out favorite swimin' hole this morning. ;) Summer is good!___

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2014-06-17 22:49:30 (9 comments, 22 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

The Ultimate Series: Behind the Lens
Hooray! We're almost finished!

I finished the cover of our course, and we are putting the finishing touches on it in the next few days! We're really excited to be just about ready for the release! Woohoo!

I took this shot at Wanaka Lake - that's the famous Wanaka Tree.  I can't wait to go back and see more of beautiful New Zealand.

The Ultimate Series: Behind the Lens
Hooray! We're almost finished!

I finished the cover of our course, and we are putting the finishing touches on it in the next few days! We're really excited to be just about ready for the release! Woohoo!

I took this shot at Wanaka Lake - that's the famous Wanaka Tree.  I can't wait to go back and see more of beautiful New Zealand.___

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2014-06-15 17:06:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

You had no idea that training to be a nature photographer was so difficult, did you?

My kids loved bossing +Jay Patel and +Varina Patel around on the sand dunes. Keep watching for the photo bomb at the end.
Share if it makes you smile. Brent___You had no idea that training to be a nature photographer was so difficult, did you?

2014-06-12 20:20:12 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Brazil versus Croatia!

Brazil versus Croatia!___

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2014-06-10 19:08:26 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

A couple of weeks ago, I put out a blog post about delegating tasks when you are running a small business (you can find it here: http://visualwilderness.com/quick-tips/know-when-its-time-to-delegate). And then my good buddy +Curtis Simmons sent me this link to +Melissa Simmons' website.

This is exactly what so many of us need. I love the idea of hiring Melissa for a set number of hours for a variety of administrative tasks - rather than hiring a full or part-time employee. It's a great way to find out if delegating tasks will work for you - without making a long term commitment. How great is that?

A couple of weeks ago, I put out a blog post about delegating tasks when you are running a small business (you can find it here: http://visualwilderness.com/quick-tips/know-when-its-time-to-delegate). And then my good buddy +Curtis Simmons sent me this link to +Melissa Simmons' website.

This is exactly what so many of us need. I love the idea of hiring Melissa for a set number of hours for a variety of administrative tasks - rather than hiring a full or part-time employee. It's a great way to find out if delegating tasks will work for you - without making a long term commitment. How great is that?___

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2014-05-30 16:04:42 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

This is one of +Jay Patel's photo from the course we were working on in New Zealand. We are working hard to get it ready for release!

If you want to find our more and get special, pre-release discounts, you can subscribe to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/JhoNf

Lothlórien, Catlins, New Zeland
BEST VIEWED LARGE

I am sure that Lothlórien, settled by Silvan Elves of Nandorin in the JR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is located in Catlins, New Zealand. This fantastic scene was what we encountered when we filmed our first lesson - Capturing Light & Mood. It was just breathtaking....and cold (very cold). ;)

How was this image created?
This image was created by selecting the right lens and right composition to create Lothlórien. Our upcoming video course describes what element we did not include and why we left them out and which shots we did NOT take. ;)

To find out more and get pre-release discount subscribe to our newsletter: 
http://eepurl.com/JhoNf

Enjoy & Share.
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#landscapephotography   #Photographyworkflow  ___This is one of +Jay Patel's photo from the course we were working on in New Zealand. We are working hard to get it ready for release!

If you want to find our more and get special, pre-release discounts, you can subscribe to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/JhoNf

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2014-05-21 00:48:04 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

I'm afraid we were having WAY too much fun in New Zealand. ;) +Brent Mail offers yet another amazing photo tip... if you can't get the depth of field you want, here's an excellent solution.

Funny one! Enjoy. Brent___I'm afraid we were having WAY too much fun in New Zealand. ;) +Brent Mail offers yet another amazing photo tip... if you can't get the depth of field you want, here's an excellent solution.

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

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

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

2014-04-15 01:56:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

We're getting ready to start!

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

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

2014-04-14 11:13:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

We're looking forward to talking with +Trey Ratcliff tonight on his Variety Hour show. It should be lots of fun! :)

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

In fact, if you have any questions, just drop them right down here in this space...  I'll be watching along with +Peter Giordano ! This will be great fun!___We're looking forward to talking with +Trey Ratcliff tonight on his Variety Hour show. It should be lots of fun! :)

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2014-04-02 21:36:22 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

It's been a busy first month over at visualwilderness.com. What a great group of people! Check out the Monthly Roundup to see what's happening - and then jump in and join us!

Big thanks to +Brent Mail and +Johny Spencer for putting together the Monthly Roundup Great job, guys!

Want to know where we (+Jay Patel +Varina Patel +Johny Spencer ) are all hanging out?
Excuse the beeping - digger sounds - progress I guess?___It's been a busy first month over at visualwilderness.com. What a great group of people! Check out the Monthly Roundup to see what's happening - and then jump in and join us!

Big thanks to +Brent Mail and +Johny Spencer for putting together the Monthly Roundup Great job, guys!

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2014-03-31 23:53:02 (33 comments, 89 reshares, 394 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014-02-20 16:16:23 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Our brand new Ultimate Landscape Photography Course is now available! 

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

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

Our brand new Ultimate Landscape Photography Course is now available! 

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

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

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2014-02-20 01:13:33 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

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

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

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2014-02-18 23:38:15 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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2014-02-11 00:37:01 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

I'm getting ready for tonight's Critique Session! Are you going to be there?

https://plus.google.com/events/ck6tcj81f0457366qdtud0kbusg

Critique Session Later Today!

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

I'll be doing along with +Rick Sammon +dave cross and +Varina Patel  !:)  ___I'm getting ready for tonight's Critique Session! Are you going to be there?

https://plus.google.com/events/ck6tcj81f0457366qdtud0kbusg

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2014-01-24 22:40:43 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to the Winners!

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

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

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

Congratulations to the Winners!

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

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

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

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2014-01-23 02:59:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Our Next Workshop!

We can't wait to get back to Nicaragua this summer! Will you join +Jay Patel and I for an amazing experience with +The Giving Lens and +Empowerment International?

NEW TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT!

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

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

http://bit.ly/TGLnicaragua___Our Next Workshop!

We can't wait to get back to Nicaragua this summer! Will you join +Jay Patel and I for an amazing experience with +The Giving Lens and +Empowerment International?

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2014-01-23 02:55:05 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

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

Thank you all!

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

Thank you all!___

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2014-01-22 16:48:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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2014-01-21 22:15:26 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

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

We'll be careful. I promise!

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

We'll be careful. I promise!___

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2014-01-21 17:20:55 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

On our way to New York for our Film Premiere Event! Gorgeous weather, eh? Don't forget to RSVP so your name will be in the hat to win a camera bag full of gear!

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

On way to +Induro

Who wants to be a landscape photographer now?

Enjoy and Share.
__________________On our way to New York for our Film Premiere Event! Gorgeous weather, eh? Don't forget to RSVP so your name will be in the hat to win a camera bag full of gear!

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

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2014-01-20 16:14:12 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

Last August, +Induro sent +Jay Patel and I out into the Canadian Rockies with an amazing film crew from Shade Tree Films. Together, we fought the elements - and the mosquitoes - in an heroic attempt to create a short film. A short film that will premiere on Wednesday! Jay and I will be at Induro headquarters in New York for the Live Premiere Event - ready to share our experiences, discuss gear and photography, and answer questions in a Live Hangout! We hope you'll join us! Maybe you'll be the one who wins the Bag full of Gear!

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

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

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

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

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

For those of you can't make the live broadcast we will be posting the video recording to our YouTube Channel for viewing at your convenience. We will send a notifications as soon as it's available.___Last August, +Induro sent +Jay Patel and I out into the Canadian Rockies with an amazing film crew from Shade Tree Films. Together, we fought the elements - and the mosquitoes - in an heroic attempt to create a short film. A short film that will premiere on Wednesday! Jay and I will be at Induro headquarters in New York for the Live Premiere Event - ready to share our experiences, discuss gear and photography, and answer questions in a Live Hangout! We hope you'll join us! Maybe you'll be the one who wins the Bag full of Gear!

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2014-01-19 01:58:29 (25 comments, 13 reshares, 160 +1s)Open 

Have you done any night photography?

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

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

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

Have you done any night photography?

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

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

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

2. Light Painting is fun - and I think it might be even more fun with a large group! :) We all released our shutters at the same time, and then +Jay Patel and I took turns moving the light across the rocks in front of us. We took a whole lot of shots... some were too bright, and some were too dark. Just keep experimenting until you get something you like!

3. Pay attention to your histogram - but don't expect a neat "bell curve". You are working with very dark tones, so you should see a peak on the left side of the histogram. You probably won't see much on the right side of your histogram unless you really go crazy with the light painting. :)

4. Use a wide-open aperture, and keep your shutter speed under 20 seconds or so. A longer shutter speed will result in short star trails. (If you WANT star trails, you'll need a series of 30-second exposures.) You'll need to bump up your ISO to get the aperture and shutter speed you want... so you'll probably want to clean up some noise in post.

Have you been out shooting at night? Share your suggestions and experiences in the comments! And have fun out there!___

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

Do you want to win a bag full of gear?

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

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

Do you want to win a bag full of gear?

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

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

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2014-01-13 11:33:56 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Big thanks to +Paul Gunther for taking this great group shot from the Sydney Photo Walk! I really want to thank +Mykal Hall for planning the event - it was a great success. And thanks to Mykal and +Dianne Hall for taking us out the morning after and getting us to the airport on time, too! :)

This was one of our best trips ever - one of the most fun... and definitely the most productive. I can't thank +Johny Spencer enough - he went out of his way every single day we were there... driving, shooting, and just being an all-around awesome guy. And +Brent Mail - I hardly know what to say. He welcomed us into his home, spent hundreds of hours filming, downloading, and editing... and is still working away Down Under, preparing the video for release. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you guys! And we can't wait to do it again!

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

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

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

#PatelSydneyPhotowalk  ___Big thanks to +Paul Gunther for taking this great group shot from the Sydney Photo Walk! I really want to thank +Mykal Hall for planning the event - it was a great success. And thanks to Mykal and +Dianne Hall for taking us out the morning after and getting us to the airport on time, too! :)

This was one of our best trips ever - one of the most fun... and definitely the most productive. I can't thank +Johny Spencer enough - he went out of his way every single day we were there... driving, shooting, and just being an all-around awesome guy. And +Brent Mail - I hardly know what to say. He welcomed us into his home, spent hundreds of hours filming, downloading, and editing... and is still working away Down Under, preparing the video for release. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you guys! And we can't wait to do it again!

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2014-01-13 11:19:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

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

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

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