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Gailen Mapes62,544Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-13 10:42:2291405CC G+
TechDissected545This is the +TechDissected  #Photography  circle. This is the place where we have some of the most awesome photographers on G+. However, we're looking for more to add to it. Do you fit in this circle or do you know someone that does that's not a part of it? If so, comment with the person's name and tag them so we can add them to our special #Photography  circle!2014-04-11 23:42:09186304CC G+
Matteo Bodi0Amazing #pictures circle, enjoy!2014-03-15 13:58:41484126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 20:35:51172123CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 20:35:20172307CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:16:32388136CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:12:27388124CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:11:55389122CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:11:09389022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 21:10:40389649CC G+
Gailen Mapes60,669Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mape2014-03-13 10:47:0585408CC G+
PixelWorld43,224►► 341 AllStar Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors & Supporters Circle for +PixelWorld   By +Alberto Carreras  ◄◄PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR CIRCLES- THANKS IN ADVANCE .         Today 10        th March 2014- UPDATED CIRCLE..►.►..►►..►..►.►..►.►►..►..►.►...►.►..►►..►..►.►...►.►  This circle is published every two weeks on Fridays or Mondays .................Join the circle  You may hop on the train by following the rules!To All My Dear Friends:  If You Share This Circle, Thanks In Advance            ACTUAL SET OF RULES BUT VERY EASY TO FOLLOW        If you want to support this effort please follow these rules!!1  Are you a kind and communicative person  constantly sharing your personal visual art good content in google+? if yes2  Reshare the Circle Public at least once in two weeks-.3 - Follow this page +PixelWorld  otherwise we can't add you to this  circle.4  Tag +PixelWorld   and Hash tag   #pixelworld   in All Your New Post,5  - If You be a visual artist ask for inclusion,,leave a comment on this post.-                  *Circle  Curated by +Alberto Carreras Thanks Dear Friends All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors for your support: and for be the Most important part of our +PixelWorld  by +Alberto Carreras if you have this circle ina old versionPlease add the new and updated visual artist allstar circle and then delete the old. this is for the purpose of not having outdated information regarding actual circle members.                                            #sharedcircles                                 #sharedcircle                               #sharedcircles                     #sharedpubliccircles                                     #circleshare                   #circlesharing                                         2014-03-10 21:49:55341383643CC G+
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up0Photo, photoblog, photography, fotography. fotographiya circle, photography circle2014-02-28 06:32:02501002CC G+
Carms Perez47,102Here's a circle with amazing women to follow on G+! My most recent find is+Kristen Macready  who is very engaging and always has a positive and uplifting word to say! Do you know any other amazing G+ women that I'm missing in this circle? Please mention them in the comments! :) #ns  2014-02-26 23:30:07425709CC G+
ibrahim aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001CC G+
PixelWorld42,850►► 336 All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors & Supporters Circle for +PixelWorld   By +Alberto Carreras ◄◄PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR CIRCLES- THANKS IN ADVANCE .         Today 24 th February 2014- UPDATED CIRCLE..►.►..►►..►..►.►..►.►►..►..►.►...►.►..►►..►..►.►...►.►  This circle is published every two weeks on Fridays .................Join the circle  You may hop on the train by following the rules!To All My Dear Friends:  If You Share This Circle, Thanks In Advance            ACTUAL SET OF RULES BUT VERY EASY TO FOLLOW        If you want to support this effort please follow these rules!!1  Are you a kind and communicative person  constantly sharing your personal visual art good content in google+? if yes2  Reshare the Circle Public at least once in two weeks-.3 - Follow this page +PixelWorld otherwise we can't add you to this  circle.4  Tag +PixelWorld  and Hash tag  #pixelworld  in All Your New Post,5  - If You be a visual artist ask for inclusion,,leave a comment on this post.-                  Circle  Curated by +Alberto Carreras  Thanks Dear Friends All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors for your support: and for be the Most important part of our +PixelWorld By +Alberto Carreras*                                           #sharedcircles                               #sharedcircle                             #sharedcircles                   #sharedpubliccircles                                   #circleshare                 #circlesharing                                       #fullcircleshare                 #addmetoyourcircles                               2014-02-24 05:05:41336353464CC G+
Janis Borgueta7,896Very interesting group of woman on Google+. Share this circle, follow and learn!! Watch +Dustin W. Stout for circlesplosion. A great way to meet and greet new people on  Google+2014-02-24 01:43:40259317CC G+
Dustin W. Stout34,995The Most Interesting Ladies On Google+!Part 5 of my #circlesplosion  series has finally arrived! If you're not familiar with Circlesplosion be sure to read about it here: dustn.tv/circlesplosion/After sorting through 500 comments and over 1,000+mentions I have finished curating this circle of the Most Interesting Ladies on Google+! And by "ladies" I mean it in the highest regard with the utmost respect. These are women who are exceptional examples of leadership, inspiration, encouragement, entertainment, and just plain fun! This list was carefully curated with intentional attention to thoughtful recommendations, interaction, and engagement. Though I don't know all of them (yet) I am confident that they are absolutely worth adding to your own circles! I will also not that this circle is incredibly diverse-- artists, doctors, business women, entrepreneurs, bloggers, crafters, geeks (self-proclaimed), writers, trainers, and women who are awesome for a whole lot of reasons. What to do with this circleAdd this circle and take some time to monitor the stream over the next week. Find those that you really connect with or are inspired by and add them to another of your relevant circles. Do so until you believe you've added everyone of relevance and interest to you and then delete this circle (unless of course you just want to keep it-- that's fine too). I hope you make some great connections, I know I have already. And be sure to let me know in the comments below what you'd like to see the next #circlesplosion   project to be. :D #sharedcircles   #ns  2014-02-21 18:43:1925810076128CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis2,715And this is my circle with the top (professional) photographers on Google+. Enjoy!2014-02-18 18:34:27494023CC G+
Gailen Mapes59,767Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera W-Z  - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Ma2014-02-13 11:25:1785427CC G+
Jennifer Roche5,045A circle dedicated to the art of writing. Whether poems, flash fiction, novels, etc  If you love writing this is the circle to be in! Share your thoughts, comment on posted pieces from other writers, give advice to newbies, but bring a positive attitude! To be included:1)plus this original post2) Share this circle with fellow writers, and add it to your circles3) Comment on the original post that you have done steps 1&2 so I know you wish to be included4)Post some of your best work to be critiqued by fellow writers!5) Post work that is authentically yours and do not claim work that belongs to other writers as your own!**The writing pieces posted here are the sole property of the original writer and may not be copied, altered, reproduced, or changed in any manner without the expressed consent of the original writer!2014-02-11 18:43:5525920816CC G+
Hertzer Tsaitwase788Sekali klik, teman google plus jadi bertambah.Ini merupakan circle spesial saya, dimana orang di dalam sini merupakan bule dan memiliki potensi aktif di google plus.Mau akun anda ada di dalamnya? Anda boleh bergabung dengan kami dengan memenuhi syarat di bawah ini :Syarat Gabung :> Akun google plus aktif (yang akan dioptimasi)> Harus mau +1 dan share ulang postingan shared circlenya> Harus follow google plus saya (agar saya mudah mengenali akun dan memantaunya, saya juga akan follow balik kalian)Syarat Pendukung :> Membuat artikel mengenai "cara memperbanyak followers google plus" dan diberi link ke url shared circle (saya ada materinya untuk diposting dan boleh copas artikel saya)=====================================================Jika merasa sanggup dengan semua syarat di atas, silahkan daftarkan diri anda.Cara Gabung :> Klik tambahkan orang dan buat lingkarang baru> Follow google plus saya> +1 dan share post ini>  komen dengan hastag #addmetosharedcircle  #Sharedcircle   #circle   #publiccircle  2014-01-27 16:17:5747919821CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky63,280Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-26 01:55:44478421558CC G+
Artur M.36,283circle of people, with active life position in Google+Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-25 13:12:34481441364CC G+
Gailen Mapes58,045Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera W-Z - 13 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Map2014-01-13 11:30:1980507CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky61,653Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-12 05:09:15480382074CC G+
Artur M.34,610A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-11 15:17:52474472169CC G+
Merche Muñoz8,501#sharedcircles   #photography  2014-01-11 00:29:132019210CC G+
Carin Kilby Clark0Sharing a circle of inspirational people 2014-01-04 21:11:09247083CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov23,645Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-07 14:41:42475473272CC G+
Dustin W. Stout28,369The Best Photographers on Google+This is the result of part 4 of my #circlesplosion  series! Find the rest of the parts here: http://dustn.tv/circlesplosionThese brilliant artists will fill your stream with so much visual beauty that your eyes might just melt out of their sockets. If that happens, please contact a physician immediately.Add this circle by hitting the "Add people" button below and check in to the specific stream to discover your new favorite photographers and image sharers. I went through great lengths to meticulously check out every recommended photographer and found these to be the best. Have fun, and may your circles esplode with beauty! #sharedcircles  2013-11-26 16:10:4914822735CC G+
Sean Cowen43,829My Morning Circle: By Far, The Most Interesting and Unusual Circle I've Ever Created...In the beginning of October, I asked people to dig down deep and give me names of great people to add to a must-read morning circle. ( http://bit.ly/16ow9Cm ) This is the FIRST CIRCLE of those names. I have omitted a few names by my own prerogative and I've left off PAGE names as I'd like to create a separate circle for those. By and large, though, this list is the result of all the recommendations I received. There are more names to follow, as I'm still working down through the comments...What I Originally Asked of Anyone Leaving Comments and Recommendations...I'm looking for a SINGLE CIRCLE of pure awesomeness - a circle that gives me incredible content, insight, analysis, humor, a dose of the erudite, funny, sad, melancholy, happy - in short - I'm looking for one circle to throw into my stream that gets my days started off on the right foot.But I need your input. Who should I add to this circle?We all know the usual suspects (and some of those people will definitely be included if you recommend them), but I am seeking and searching for those little mentioned and possibly unknown to me people who will jump start my day.I'm not looking for popularity or anything specific - just let me know about the people you would include if you were creating this same circle. #circle   #coolcircle   #recommendedcircle   #circleoftheday  P.S. Added myself against my better judgement as I was chosen on this list as well. Now you know... :-)2013-10-20 15:53:26499613067CC G+
Pradeep Sanyal120,484The 500 Best of the Best on Google+!Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheday  2013-09-27 04:31:395009512CC G+
Andrew Rhodes0I've created a shared circle of some of my favorite professional and amateur photographers around Google+.  Active G+ users only!  Feel free to add to the circle or create your own based on it! #Photography   #Photographers  2013-09-26 17:24:1642613412CC G+
Thomas Hawk6,164,4602,500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 5 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Thus far, I've shared last name A-Da, Da-Ho, Ho-Mi and Mi-Sh.  Today's , part 5 of 5, represents Sh-Z. I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for part 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OCPart 3-5:  http://goo.gl/lyVn6fPart 4-5:  http://goo.gl/Tq9HCO*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-05 16:07:314714431110CC G+
Giulia Fiore0The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223CC G+
Gailen Mapes40,548Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera T-Z - 6 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting JAugust 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles creat2013-08-20 10:39:352111017CC G+
Gailen Mapes38,701Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera T-Z - 6 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to August 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by 2013-08-06 10:20:55211607CC G+
PixelWorld36,580►► 338 All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors & Supporters Circle for +PixelWorld  By +Alberto Carreras  ◄◄PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR CIRCLES- THANKS IN ADVANCE .         Today 2 nd  August 2013 - UPDATED CIRCLE..►.►..►►..►..►.►..►.►►..►..►.►...►.►..►►..►..►.►...►.►  This circle is published every two weeks on Fridays .................Join the circle  You may hop on the train by following the rules!To All My Dear Friends:  If You Share This Circle, Thanks In Advance            ACTUAL SET OF RULES BUT VERY EASY TO FOLLOW        If you want to support this effort please follow these rules!!1  Are you a kind and communicative person  constantly sharing your personal visual art good content in google+? if yes2  Reshare the Circle Public at least once in two weeks-.3 - Follow this page +PixelWorld   otherwise we can't add you to this  circle.4  Tag +PixelWorld    and Hash tag  #pixelworld  in All Your New Post,5  - If You be a visual artist ask for inclusion,,leave a comment on this post.-                  Circle  Curated by +Alberto Carreras Thanks Dear Friends All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors for your support: and for be the Most important part of our +PixelWorld   By +Alberto Carreras*                                           #sharedcircles                               #sharedcircle                             #sharedcircles                   #sharedpubliccircles                                   #circleshare                 #circlesharing                                       #fullcircleshare                 #addmetoyourcircles                               2013-08-02 23:44:02338402727CC G+
AyJay Schibig23,085ENGAGERS  CIRCLE 7.28.13Welcome to the latest  Release of my Engager's Circle.  Feel free to add  and re-share this circle  of Active G+ Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles. athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-07-28 22:48:4638810314CC G+
Luthfi Zuhairansyah0Hai, Sore.. Join To The SEO Circles ClubTo remain in this circle please complete all steps:1) +1 this post2) Comment on this post3) SHaRe THiS CiRCLe PuBLiCLYTo get added to this circle for the next share:1) +1 this post2) Comment on this post3) SHaRe THiS CiRCLe PuBLiCLY4) Add this circle #Circleshare   #Circles  2013-07-26 10:19:585001014CC G+
Gailen Mapes35,945Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera T-Z - 6 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting July 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by2013-07-20 11:25:46211708CC G+
Giuseppe Ridinò8,42371 TOP photographers#dslr #photography #photographers#PhotographersToFollow #SharedCircle #CircleShareIn the last months I've been included in many public circles.I'm happy, of course, I thanked all those people who including me in their shared circles, and still thank them now again.People here in G+ helped me in this way, I got more followers and also I started following more people.I believe that sharing a public circle makes G+ more active and helps others to grow and get connected, especially those who are new here.Now I think it's time to give something back to the people of G+, this is why I decided to share this circle.Here you can find some TOP photographers to follow:- some are PRO, others not, but they are all GREAT;- they shot all kind of photography: street, nature, macro, etc.;- many of them are loooog time members of G+, some since it was a beta and access was due to invitation only;- many have blog(s) or collaborate with sites, write articles in magazines, provide live lessons, etc.;- the most are very active in G+, some a bit less;- many of them host one or more projects in G+ that can help others enjoying the photography world;Said that, if your want to enjoy the photography world here in G+, and if you don't know where to start from, then I suggest you to add this circle!2013-07-09 09:12:2171304CC G+
AyJay Schibig21,387ENGAGERS  CIRCLE 7.7.13Welcome to the latest edition of my Engager's Circle.  Feel free to add  and re-share this circle with these Active G+ Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles. athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-07-08 01:06:353396220CC G+
Gailen Mapes33,749Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera T-Z - 6 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by 2013-07-06 10:40:56212909CC G+
PixelWorld35,271►► 331 All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors & Supporters Circle for +PixelWorld  By +Alberto Carreras ◄◄PLEASE SHARE IT WITH YOUR CIRCLES- THANKS IN ADVANCE .         Today 21 st June 2013 - UPDATED CIRCLE..►.►..►►..►..►.►..►.►►..►..►.►...►.►..►►..►..►.►...►.►  This circle is published every two weeks on Fridays .................Join the circle  You may hop on the train by following the rules!To All My Dear Friends:  If You Share This Circle, Thanks In Advance            ACTUAL SET OF RULES BUT VERY EASY TO FOLLOW        If you want to support this effort please follow these rules!!1  Are you a kind and communicative person  constantly sharing your personal visual art good content in google+? if yes2  Reshare the Circle Public at least once in two weeks-.3 - Follow this page +PixelWorld   otherwise we can't add you to this  circle.4  Tag +PixelWorld   and Hash tag #pixelworld  in All Your New Post,5  - If You be a visual artist Ask for inclusion,,leave a comment on this post.-                  Circle  Curated by +Alberto Carreras Thanks Dear Friends All Star Visual Artist & Visual Art Pages Contributors for your support: and for be the Most important part of our +PixelWorld  By +Alberto Carreras*                                          #sharedcircles                              #sharedcircle                            #sharedcircles                  #sharedpubliccircles                                  #circleshare                #circlesharing                                      #fullcircleshare                #addmetoyourcircles                              #pixelworld                          #pixelworldcircle          2013-06-21 05:30:16331313135CC G+
Gailen Mapes31,795Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera T-Z - 6 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles#sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles#pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .  Thanks for your cooperation.2013-06-20 10:34:5921010113CC G+
Robert Wallis8,540Want to visually spice up your stream? Here's a photographers circle to do just that! Particular smaller gems include +Simon Doughty, +Al Brydon for landscape, +Chris Friel for abstracts and layers, and +Wolf Klein Rather pic & mix? Dip into the Photo Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/101451257802046158545 Have any "must add" photographers?Please drop a link in the comments!  #Photography    #SharedCircle  p.s. I am not in this circle. Add me to a different one if you wish.;-)2013-06-18 13:11:24112408CC G+
Stunning Moment0Part 2 - Best photographer in Google+ part 2, we personally find inspiring.We added some of daily active amateur photographer and few people who have shared us in a circle.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Jun 15, 2013 Part 1 here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/Y6NnuV9EpJW============== Jun 15, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who have provide our cover images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan  Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi    Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw  Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit YoongWebsitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNealWebsitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip PhillipsWebsite2013-06-15 06:34:27463592030CC G+
AyJay Schibig19,509ENGAGERS  CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share this circle with these  Top G+  Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles at http://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-06-14 19:51:2539818623CC G+


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2014-04-22 01:03:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

I sit down with the man behind Craft & Vision to talk about his craft and vision. :)

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2014-04-17 21:34:46 (22 comments, 5 reshares, 159 +1s)

Polka-Dot Plates

I just got a batch of my hand-made ceramic dishes back from the kiln today! There were definitely some keepers, as well as a lot of "shame of shelf" dishes, too. ;) I have been doing a lot of experimenting with glazes and slips, and it shows in my work, lol. These two pieces are my favorites of the bunch, mostly in terms of the colors. I expect to make several more similar plates in the future.

I am very much looking forward to getting my studio set up in the new house! For the past year, I haven't really stuck with any one specific clay body, and I have changed up my glaze choices a lot. I see a lot of glaze testing tiles to be made in my near future, which will allow me to create a more uniform body of work. So excited! :)

#Ceramics   #Pottery  

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2014-04-17 21:23:08 (12 comments, 32 reshares, 409 +1s)

Thailand Sunrise

Sometimes you get up early, and sometimes you find magic. I love it when it works out that way. :)

Be sure to share your #MyBeautifulEarth  photos between now and Tuesday, in celebration of Earth Day! +TIME will be picking their favorite photos to feature on April 22nd and, according to +Brian Matiash, "...it's going to be very awesome!" So get on with your sharing and tagging! :)

This image was photographed in Thailand during the +The Giving Lens workshop last month. #TGL   #tglthailand  

2014-04-16 16:36:25 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Special Guest +Nicole S. Young joins +Rob Sylvan and +Levi Sim to teach us how to turn Lightroom's power levels up to 11 using third party plugins. Magic will happen, prizes will be given away, and your workflow will gain a whole new level of excellence. 

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2014-04-15 01:49:03 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 77 +1s)

Vintage Bonham

Ok, he's not that old, but the title went well with my post-processing. :) This is the +Brian Bonham posing for a quick photo while visiting us in California a few months back.

#BeautifulBono  <<--- hehe :)

2014-04-14 21:50:07 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)

Special Guest +Nicole S. Young joins +Rob Sylvan and +Levi Sim to teach us how to turn Lightroom's power levels up to 11 using third party plugins. Magic will happen, prizes will be given away, and your workflow will gain a whole new level of excellence. 

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2014-04-10 18:32:57 (65 comments, 117 reshares, 1015 +1s)

Sunset at the Mosque

This is another photo from my trip to Abu Dhabi, where I photographed the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. I caught this side of the mosque just as the sun was dipping over the horizon. :)

Processed using +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, +Adobe Photoshop, and +onOne Software's Perfect Effects.

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2014-04-08 20:18:47 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 183 +1s)

The Sidelines of Adventure

Traveling is an interesting thing. In order to get somewhere, you have to plan. Plans usually involve transportation, getting from point "A" to point "B" within a certain period of time. That, in many ways, cannot be avoided. And, as a photographer, I find that the most interesting stories and photographs come from what happens during that journey. The sidelines of the roads we travel along, in my opinion, tell a much more colorful and vibrant tale.

This photo tells one of those short and simple stories.

While on the road with the wonderful ladies of +The Giving Lens team in Thailand, we desperately wanted to photograph some terraced fields. There was no rice to be seen, so we opted to stop at this soy field we saw on our drive. There just happened to be a few people humping large barrels of straw (or hay, not exactly... more »

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2014-04-08 00:35:40 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 130 +1s)

It's all experimentation ...

Today I picked up a batch of some of my glazed work from the kiln at +Clay Planet. I started learning wheel-thrown ceramics several years back when I was living in Utah, and had no idea where it would take me. (BTW, thanks +Renee Keith for the inspiration!) I learned the basics there, and have taken a few more throwing classes since then, but I am finding hand-building to be a better fit for me. I've been doing a lot of research, reading, and have been watching a bunch of video classes (thanks to +Ceramic Arts Daily) and so far it has been very fun. I love self-discovery; it's great to be inspired, but it's always better when I find my own way of doing things, too.

I would say that at this point, this photo is not the best representation of my work, but it shows some of my progression. At this stage, most of what I do is... more »

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2014-04-03 02:18:17 (18 comments, 19 reshares, 414 +1s)

Happy-land

Just less than a month and Kodak will get to run free in the most awesome dog park on the planet! We've missed having off-leash parks nearby (not just caged areas with dirt) and we'll be getting to Oregon just in time for Spring. I can't wait! :)

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2014-04-02 18:14:27 (58 comments, 38 reshares, 566 +1s)

Space Needle City

Of all the places I have lived and left, Seattle is one that I truly miss. It's such a perfect city ... not too big, not too small, but with all the comforts of city life. I could walk to Pike Place Market whenever I liked, and this amazing view was from the roof-top, just a few floors up from my apartment! One nice thing about being in Portland is that it's just a short drive/train-ride up. I see weekend-trips to Seattle in my near future ... :)

#Seattle   #SpaceNeedle  

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2014-04-01 19:09:35 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 198 +1s)

Life will find a way ...

During our trip to Hawaii in December, +Brian Matiash and I made a point to do as much long-exposure water photography as possible. It wasn't difficult, really, considering that we were on an island with a beautiful rocky coastline. Most of the time, the rocks along the coast were black, so it was nice to find something a little different with this patch of green grass amidst the volcanic rock! I guess it wasn't lacking for water ... just needed to grip its little roots onto something porous. :)

#Hawaii   #BigIsland   #LongExposure  

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2014-03-31 19:13:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 75 +1s)

A little iPhone BTS...

I saw this photo that +Kate Siobhan posted a few days ago (LINK: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KateSiobhan/posts/SoD9ooFPL1V) and while looking through some of my Thailand photos I realized I had a BTS of her taking the photo with her iPhone! This was photographed while walking through a local market during a recent workshop with +The Giving Lens. :)

#TGLThailand   #TGL   #TheGivingLens  

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2014-03-29 05:57:56 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 174 +1s)

Out having some photo fun with +Nicole S. Young! Sunset's not looking like it's gonna make much of a splash (pun intended)...but it sure is great being out with a pal for some hang time!

Taken with my iPhone 5.

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2014-03-28 20:28:04 (21 comments, 6 reshares, 198 +1s)

No Place Like Home

It's official ... +Brian Matiash and I are moving back to Portland! We should be there end of April. :) I just wrote a post about it over on my blog: http://nicolesyblog.com/2014/03/28/no-place-like-home/

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2014-03-25 23:47:00 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 75 +1s)

Learning is fun! I'm currently doing a lot of self-education with ceramics ... I'll even have my own little ceramics studio very soon! It's fun to play with mud, and do something that requires zero technology. I sit at a computer for most of the day so making cute little hand-built bowls and plates is definitely relaxing for me.

BTW, this is a screen-grab from a new video series over on Ceramics Arts Daily, here's the link: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/bookstore/flat-to-functional-handbuilding-slip-decorating/

#ceramics   #pottery  

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2014-03-22 15:39:25 (11 comments, 9 reshares, 212 +1s)

Puppy Paparazzi

When you get a lot of girls together, hand them cameras, and then find puppies, this is what happens! This was photographed in Thailand last month during the workshop with +The Giving Lens. The girls we were with had about as much fun ooh-ing over this little guy as the adults did, lol. :)

I've also been having puppy-fever lately, wondering if +Brian Matiash and I should get our pup, +Kodak Matiash, a little brother. Maybe in a few months we'll revisit that idea and start hitting up the local shelters. :)

#TGL   #tglthailand   #thegivinglens  

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2014-03-20 15:02:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)

New eBook & Tutorials Release!

I have a brand-new eBook and tutorials set available in my store! And, if you buy +onOne Software within the next week, you'll get my eBook for free!

Head on over to my blog for the details: http://nicolesyblog.com/2014/03/20/new-ebook-release-light-process-onone-software/

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2014-03-18 18:40:21 (5 comments, 25 reshares, 188 +1s)

Elephants in Thailand

This is a pretty cool #AutoAwesome  from some mobile photos I took of an elephant a few weeks back in Thailand. During the workshop with +The Giving Lens, we visited an elephant sanctuary. We were able to get up close, and let me tell you, these suckers were not easy to photograph! But we had an unforgettable time, which definitely made up for it. :)

#TGLThailand   #TheGivingLens   #TGL   #Thailand   

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2014-03-18 16:39:54 (10 comments, 28 reshares, 111 +1s)

Superman with a +GoPro

This is really, really cool.  #GoPro   #djiphantom  +DJI Phantom 

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2014-03-18 16:24:10 (36 comments, 44 reshares, 458 +1s)

Green

Ok, so I'm a day late with the "green" theme, but I'm excited today because tomorrow I'm heading to Portland to do some very important shopping. I'm sure I'll have some time to lug the camera around this beautiful, lush landscape, too. :) I'm really looking forward to seeing some clouds and rain, something I have dearly missed these past several months.

Processed using +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, +onOne Software's Perfect Effects, and a little bit of +Adobe Photoshop.

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2014-03-16 18:14:58 (31 comments, 47 reshares, 653 +1s)

"Symmetry" - My submission to the +Plus One Collection

Tomorrow, March 17, is the last day to submit your photo to the Plus One Collection! This was my submission, probably one of my stand-out images from last year.

For more information on this project, along with a link to submit your own photograph, please head over to +Ivan Makarov's post here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+IvanMakarov/posts/c54Y13Ljif2

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2014-03-14 12:42:05 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 96 +1s)

Night Market in Thailand

The people, colors, food, and smells of markets are one thing I love about traveling overseas. US markets have their charm, but they will never compare to the variety of things you'll see in Southeast Asia. I'm fortunate to live on the West Coast, where we can (for the most part) enjoy year-round markets, but there's something about seeing pig snouts and chicken feet lying on a table that just warms my heart. ;)

I photographed this a few weeks ago in Chiang Mai while on a trip with +The Giving Lens. We had finished a long day of driving around the hills and this wonderful market was across the street from our hotel! Of course, we all had to go check it out. I think I even at a raw tamarind for the first time! Unfortunately that's about the craziest I got (in terms of food). I was hoping to eat some crickets, or anything "weird"... more »

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2014-03-11 12:45:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

BorrowLenses.com is having a major 2-day sale! Take 25% off any rental now until 11:59 PST Wed March 12th. Use coupon code - EVERYTHING25 - upon checkout. Any piece of gear, any size order, any duration. See their blog for details: http://www.borrowlenses.com/blog/2014/03/everything25/

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2014-03-11 11:53:04 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 183 +1s)

Seashell on Maya Bay

I'm sitting in the Phuket airport with about six hours to kill before my first flight, so I thought I'd do a quick process on a photo and have a little fun with it, too! I photographed this tiny seashell on Maya Bay just a few days ago, and the color of the water was so gorgeous. It was turquoise, and completely clear. Of course, when the water flows into the sand, you lose the color, so I jumped into +onOne Software and added a little flare to give the photo some oomph. :)

Processed using +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +onOne Software's Perfect Effects.

#Thailand  

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2014-03-11 02:22:31 (13 comments, 20 reshares, 461 +1s)

Until Next Time, Thailand!

In just a few hours I set sail for the US and say goodbye to Thailand. I had such an amazing adventure with the ladies of +The Giving Lens, and also got some really great photos along the way. It's been almost two weeks, and I'm ready to go back ... I have about 36 hours of traveling ahead of me, but it will be nice to finally see +Brian Matiash and +Kodak Matiash again! :)

One of the day-trips we were able to make was a trip to an elephant sanctuary. This photo is from our trip to the Ran Tong Elephant Rescue, a safe-haven for elephants where they are treated kindly and with respect (http://www.elephant-training.com/). It was so amazing to be right up next to these beautiful creatures! This was definitely an experience I will never forget.

#TGLThailand   #TGL   #TheGivingLens

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2014-03-10 02:22:01 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 154 +1s)

I spent the morning on Maya Bay, and this is what my hair looked like after the boat ride. I kinda like it ... wish I could style this messy-do everyday! ;)

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2014-03-09 13:51:19 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 103 +1s)

Phi Phi Photowalk

I passed by these kayaks at least ten times over the last few days, and knew that they just had to be photographed. Tonight, while wandering around with my SLR, I finally got a few shots (and I'll probably go back tomorrow). Koh Phi Phi is a very touristy place, and it was funny all of the strange looks I was getting as people passed by.

Tomorrow is a very early morning ... I'm taking a boat an hour before sunrise to Maya Bay, the place where they filmed "The Beach". Crossing my fingers for some clouds! :)

Photographed with an iPhone, processed using +Hipstamatic Oggl app.

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2014-03-09 02:49:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)

Thank you, +500px, for featuring me in today's blog post! :)

#womensday   #womensday2014  

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2014-03-09 01:30:04 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 171 +1s)

Morning on Phi Phi Island

I woke up this morning just in time to catch the morning light on the beach. This area is just a few minutes walk from my hotel room, and morning is the best time of day to shoot here (before it's overrun with tourists).

This is a very popular location, and being here us vastly different than the time I spent with +The Giving Lens team in Chiang Mai. I tend to gravitate away from the touristy spots, but I chose this place specifically for the beach and landscape. I can put up with a few obnoxious tourists, so long as I get a good photo. ;) (I say that because my neighbors decided to talk loudly for over an hour at 3 am this morning ... it's a good thing I have time for a nap today!)

I have a few days left in Thailand, and I think I'll be spending it with photography, some writing, a massage (or three), and I may even take a boat... more »

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2014-03-07 14:12:18 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 247 +1s)

Last day in Chiang Mai

Today was my last full day in Chiang Mai, and because the workshop with +The Giving Lens wrapped up yesterday, I had today all to myself! I decided to go on another motorbike your with Gun, and we drove around the countryside. It was an excellent day, everything was perfect! I got some great photos, but better yet, a memory and experiences that I will never forget.

Tomorrow morning I catch an early flight for Phuket, and then straight to a ferry for Phi Phi island. I'm overdue for some relaxation and foot massage time. :)

#thailand

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2014-03-07 02:47:16 (18 comments, 16 reshares, 279 +1s)

Elephants!

Yesterday the team from +The Giving Lens went to an elephant rescue, where we had the chance to ride and bathe the elephants in the river. They were amazing, and we got right up next to them! It was such an incredible experience ... anyone going to Thailand should really take this opportunity.

This is my co-leader, +Kate Siobhan, getting a quick shower at the start of our day. :)

#TGL   #TGLThailand   #thailand  

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2014-03-06 16:52:14 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 230 +1s)

TGL Thailand ... until next time!

Today was the last day of +The Giving Lens workshop in Thailand. +Kate Siobhan and I had an amazing time working with the team throughout our very epic adventures through Chiang Mai. This is Kate while photographing a hill tribe woman from a local village just few days ago.

#TGL   #TGLThailand  

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2014-03-05 14:46:49 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 150 +1s)

Hill Tribe Beauty

We had an amazing day again today with +The Giving Lens team in Thailand. While photographing a terraced soy field, this beautiful hill tribe woman posed for us for several minutes. It was such an incredible moment! This is a quickie from my iPhone as she was being our gracious and patient model.

Tomorrow we get to frolic with some elephants, so it should be pretty epic. As for now, I'm literally minutes away from sleep ... I'll post more in the coming days as I have time to review my images.

#tgl #tglthailand

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2014-03-05 02:07:35 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 205 +1s)

Morning Light

We're in the tail end of our trip with +The Giving Lens ... just a few days left! I can't believe how quickly the time has passed. The past few days we had an amazing time driving through the hills and photographing the people in the hill tribe villages. This morning we woke up and caught the gorgeous, golden light and walked into the fields to get some landscapes. This is my co-leader, +Kate Siobhan, catching the sun as it went over the hills in the background.

#TGL   #TGLThailand  

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2014-03-03 01:30:23 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 138 +1s)

COSA: Day 2

One of the great things about COSA, the NGO that +The Giving Lens team worked with the past few days, is that they show the girls that they have a choice to be whatever they want when they grow up. Their aspirations varied from doctors, psychologists, volleyball players, chefs, and social workers. Empowering young girls to realize that they can achieve so much more than what is in front of them can be a very powerful thing.

Today we're off to the mountains to visit a hilltribe village ... more to come :)

#tglthailand   #TGL  

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2014-03-02 00:40:17 (17 comments, 17 reshares, 302 +1s)

COSA: Day 1

+The Giving Lens team had a fantastic day yesterday working with the girls of COSA in Northern Thailand. They all really enjoyed playing with the cameras, and these two girls went crazy with them on a walk back to the complex. (I can see a few budding photographers in our group, definitely.) :) They even found their doggy friend and proceeded to do selfies with the pup in the photo :)

http://www.cosasia.org/

#TGLThailand   #TGL  

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2014-02-28 23:37:00 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 165 +1s)

Light Kissed Laundry

It's Saturday here in Thailand, and +The Giving Lens workshop is in full swing! So far we've seen temples, walked around the market, and today we will be working with the children of COSA (http://www.cosasia.org/) to teach them photography and spend some quality time with them.

It's been a fun couple of days so far, we have a great group of women on the TGL team, and I'm really excited for the rest of our trip!

#TGL   #TGLThailand  

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2014-02-28 07:01:50 (15 comments, 17 reshares, 384 +1s)

Hidden gems...

I love finding random beautiful scenes in unexpected places. While walking through a market in Chiang Mai, I spotted this room off to the side near the back. We brought a bunch of the ladies from +The Giving Lens workshop in and worked the scene for several minutes.

Photographed with an iPhone.

#tgl #tglthailand

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2014-02-27 03:37:23 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 116 +1s)

Flags & Graffiti in Chiang Mai

I had a nice relaxing morning walking around Chiang Mai. One of my favorite things to do is just wander, find little alleyways and random places to walk down. I found this beautifully painted wall while walking around this morning after breakfast.

In a few hours I get to meet up with +Kate Siobhan and the rest of +The Giving Lens group, I can't wait! I always feel so "at home" when traveling. I'm always on-the-go and running around with my camera, but it's still so peaceful and enlightening at the same time.

This is my third time in SE Asia, and I'm already planning my next trip in my head! I'm thinking that maybe another venture off to Vietnam is in order ... I wonder if I can convince +Brian Matiash to tag along with me next time around. :)

More to come ...

#Thailand   #Ch... more »

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2014-02-25 22:34:21 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 224 +1s)

#Theta360
The insides of a +Korean Air Boeing 777-200

I've been having some fun playing with my new Ricoh Theta 360º camera. The hardest part is getting used to the fact that I will, in fact, be in every photograph I take :) Here's a photo from my SFO-ICN flight yesterday. I'll be using this throughout my two-week trip to Thailand, it should be a really cool way to share my experiences!

And, if you want to play with the scene and move it around, click here:https://theta360.com/s/8ug

#RicohTheta   #theta360

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2014-02-24 01:39:54 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 49 +1s)

Rappers Delight using snippets from old #BrianWilliams news footage. (feat. #LesterHolt) 

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2014-02-23 23:35:42 (16 comments, 15 reshares, 374 +1s)

Prae Roup Temple, Cambodia

I'm currently packing for my trip to Thailand with +The Giving Lens, and I just can't keep wondering what photos I'll come home with (which somehow ended up with me being in front of my computer processing a photo from my last trip to SE Asia). :) Overall, what I love about travel is the adventure and unknown! Being a photographer is being an explorer—we are constantly on the search for new experiences to create and share.

I'll do my best to keep you all posted on my travels, but if I don't get much time behind my computer then that's not a bad thing (usually it means I'm busy actually making photos and soaking up experiences!). More t/k ...

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2014-02-23 19:35:33 (21 comments, 11 reshares, 213 +1s)

Love is in the air...

This is a stock photo of mine from a few years ago, photographed at a retirement community in Utah. I uploaded it here on Valentines day and it made cute little hearts! (Forgot to post it lol)

#autoawesome #valentinesday

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2014-02-23 01:30:16 (24 comments, 7 reshares, 206 +1s)

One of the great things about being a knitter is that I have something to do on long flights! I just started this scarf so that I have something to pass the time on my flight to Thailand on Monday. My biggest "fear" is that I will finish it before my trip ends and I'll have to do something else on the journey home! Lol

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2014-02-20 17:22:55 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 61 +1s)

My Top 20 Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts
http://nicolesy.me/1ffG5a1

I just posted a new article over on +Photofocus, listing some of my top (and most used) keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop. I also share a link to one of my favorite courses over on +lynda.com, for those of you who are interested in speeding things up inside of Photoshop with shortcuts. Enjoy!

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2014-02-18 23:59:07 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 148 +1s)

Travel Time!

This time next week I will be on my next big overseas trip time to lead a workshop in Thailand with an amazing group of photographers through +The Giving Lens! I'll be co-leading with +Kate Siobhan, an amazing travel photographer and a crucial part of The Giving Lens team. This will be my third time to SE Asia, but my first to Thailand, so I'm really looking forward to it. I can't wait to be a part of giving back to some of the people of this country with through this organization.

For more info on +The Giving Lens, be sure to check out their website: http://thegivinglens.com/

This image was photographed in a small village just outside of Nha Trang, Vietnam in November of 2012.

2014-02-16 21:01:30 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)

Hosts: Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim
Guest: Bryan O'Neil Hughes — Adobe

The next Photofocus Hangout on Air is set.  Learn how to make great looking black and white photos.  You can watch the event here (as well a ask questions).  You'll also be able to watch it stream on YouTube.

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2014-02-15 23:54:23 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 87 +1s)

Food photography on the road ... literally!

For those of you wanting to get into food photography, there's one thing that you cross of your list of things you need: a studio! Just ask +John Russell, a truck driver whose girlfriend, Karen, cooks food in the truck and then he photographs it on the passenger seat! I was pretty amazed to see such a beautiful and delicious-looking meal, considering the space confines and limited storage (you should see all the dishes I accumulate in my studio ... it's pretty ridiculous).

If you want to read more, and learn how John sets up his shots, here are some links to take a look at: 

John's blog: http://johnrussellphoto.com/

John's lighting setup:
http://johnrussellphoto.com/blog/2014/1/27/making-a-mini-studio

Karen's food blog:h... more »

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2014-02-14 21:33:58 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 140 +1s)

Happy Valentines Day to All of my Favorites...

+Brian Matiash, +Kodak Matiash, and Oregon ... I love you all! :)

This was photographed last year at Thousand Acres Dog Park, just outside of Portland. It's my favorite place to go with my two guys, and I can't wait to officially call Portland home again, hopefully in just a few months or so! :) I know Kodak misses this park ... it will be so good to be back to the place I love the most with the person (and doggy) I love, too.

#valentinesday  

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