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Lauri Novak

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Inspiring and challenging you to see the world around you in a new and unique way.

Occupation: Photographer, Educational Programs Specialist (Lauri Novak Photography)

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Cream of the Crop: 08/25/2012

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Heidi Anne Morris67,474#birdweekend SEPTEMBER ! 10th & 11th Please post some pictures of birds (feathers not flesh) ! :) Event starts Saturday morning (gmt) ends Sunday night *MUST BE YOUR OWN PHOTO* No limit to the amount of images. *PLEASE try NOT to post whole albums at once* This is a weekend long event open to all. *PLEASE KINDLY SHARE WITH YOUR BIRD FRIENDLY FRIENDS* Share with us *:)) it's #birdweekend on Google Plus You can post a picture in the event or if use the tag #birdweekend (your pictures won't show up in the event stream unless you post them directly to the event page - BUT - if you use the #birdweekend tag and post public - everyone will get to enjoy them) :)))IT'S BIRD WEEKEND ON GOOGLE PLUS2016-09-10 10:30:0077  
HQSP HDR11,509Welcome to our new competition! It's the favourite subject for many photographers and we are expecting a large turnout this time! We simply want to see your best HDR works in sunrise and sunset department. Please follow these rules before posting: 1. Add @109342006774768242687 to your circles. 2. Maximum *2 PHOTOS PER PERSON ALLOWED*. Spamming with multiple entries will not be tolerated- you'll earn yourself a ban for future contests as well as HQSP HDR page. 3. Only photos meeting the contest criteria. 4. Only HDR photos allowed. All HDR methods are acceptable. 5. Only static images, no GIFs, no videos, no offensive photos and posts. You have been invited to this contest because we trust you'll play by rules. So please respect that. 6. Photos *MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK AND MUST INCLUDE FULL EXIF DATA*. Entries without EXIF *WILL BE REMOVED/DISQUALIFIED WITHOUT WARNING*. We understand that sometimes EXIF is missing or incorrect due to post processing methods or equipment used. In that case we would appreciate your explanation by commenting below your submission. 7. You can always delete and replace your entries but limit of 2 applies. 8. This contest will be judged by @109088856198394288031, winner of Cityscape event. He will select one winner and three honourable mentions. Special Mention can also be awarded. ========================================================= *WINNER* of this contest will become *JUDGE* of the next event. And trust us, *YOU REALLY WANT TO JUDGE THE NEXT COMPETITION- SOMETHING SPECIAL IS COMING!* ========================================================= 9. @109342006774768242687 curators may enter but are not eligible to win and cannot be chosen as honourable/special mention. Other HQSP team members are welcome to participate and they can win. 10. Contest will end on *SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER AT 6PM UK TIME. ANY PHOTOS POSTED AFTER THAT TIME WILL BE DISQUALIFIED/REMOVED*. 11. *PEOPLES TOP TEN* - Ten photos with highest number of pluses will be placed in special collection created for @109342006774768242687 page. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think may be interested. All are welcome! Good luck!!HQSP HDR SUNRISE/SUNSET CONTEST2016-08-10 16:00:0060  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: "Being Vivian Maier." What this means is to capture a self portrait in the style of Vivian Maier, a street photographer whose vast body of work, spanning five decades and including a large volume of self portraits, was not seen until after her death. http://www.vivianmaier.com/about-vivian-maier Here is where you enter your ONE "Being Vivian Maier" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. You can also post your submission at our FB mirror event here: https://goo.gl/jxkQn4 *Tips & Inspiration* Spend some time wandering city streets, looking at the life around you, peering into shop windows and anything reflective; place yourself into the scene and capture your existence without ever getting out from behind your camera. Be Vivian Maier. I highly recommend you spend some time learning about Vivian Maier and her work and looking through her portfolio of images at http://www.vivianmaier.com _Self Portraits_ Black & White: http://www.vivianmaier.com/gallery/self-portraits Color: http://www.vivianmaier.com/gallery/self-portraits-color You can also view "Finding Vivian Maier," a documentary film about her and her work. The trailer is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o2nBhQ67Zc View the film - Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/70291615 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Vivian-Maier-John-Maloof/dp/B00M7UU7KO If you enjoy her work, you might also like to join _The Vivian Maier Appreciation Society_ Community here: http://goo.gl/es8mo and check out the official FB Page honoring her work: https://www.facebook.com/photographervivianmaier Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/B88YFu ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image tMay Self Portrait Challenge: Being Vivian Maier2016-05-29 07:00:0049  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: "Scanography." What this means is your image must be captured using a scanner of some sort. We can make beautiful art using all kinds of different tools - this should challenge you to use something a little different than what you usually turn to when making images, which is fun and informative to your creative process. :-) If you don't have a scanner of your own, ask a friend or use one at your workplace (with permission, no getting in trouble at your job) or public library. *Be careful* - _don't hurt yourself or damage the scanner!_ Get creative and have fun - these images can be very striking and have a great quality to them that lends itself to creative posing, styling, and processing. Here is where you enter your ONE "Scanography" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I've curated a gallery of really interesting scanography self-portraits that you can check out for inspiration. Check it out here: https://goo.gl/81S5TH If you'd like, you can see an album of my own scanography here: https://goo.gl/sXCiW8 Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~ @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always isMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Scanography2016-03-29 07:00:0069  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for March 20th, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Scanography Let's kill two birds with one stone and do scanner photos for the SPS Event this week - once you create and share your image here, you can also enter it into this month's SP Challenge: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2 Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4 _If you would like to share a #selfportraitsunday  image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe._ Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, March 14th up until Monday morning, March 21st. (Other photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @111514726900984316506 for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #photography   #selfportrait   #selfportraitsunday   #selfportraiture   #scanography  March 20: Self Portrait Sunday2016-03-20 02:00:0036  
kimberton pemberly133,051  *it's a hamburger party and you're all invited* Are we ready to wear some meat.. LadyGaGa style??  Take a photo of yourself, your cat, your dog.. your fish.. whatever floats your boat and paste that hamburger hat somewhere on the photo! This is all for Gilmar! Let's make her smile that huge gorgeous smile that we all love to see.  Lets get her hamburger hat all over the interwebs! If you don't want to wear the hamburger hat, any photo or happy dedication for her would be fantastical.  Use the hashtag *#HamburgersForGilmar* here is the download link from +Mark Rodriguez if you would like to use the original hamburger hat in your photo:: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ptju6wztncnxbp/hamburger-hat.png?dl=0 thanks for your participation, everyone!  :) WE LOVE YOU GILMAR!!!!!HAMBURGERS FOR GILMAR2016-02-19 15:00:0088  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,544  There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, *just pick one part*. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun!   Please add at your leisure up to the date and only one photograph please! Thank you @114914014463359366438 @109644800217243995428 and @100001056863377891580  for so graciously letting me use your shots from last year for our banner. Show less This is an open event, you may add your photo at anytime between now and February 21, 2016.  Please remember only one photo, so take your time and think about what you want to submit. I can honestly say that I was blown away by some of the posts last year and not just the photo's but the stories that went with them as well.  So I encourage you to write if you need to, it will be most welcome. Keeping a list here of the songs so that if you like them you can find them. https://youtu.be/GXoZLPSw8U8  Colbie Caillat's Try https://youtu.be/xKyyt_nbkXg  Megan Trainor's Close your eyes https://youtu.be/IGFwVcStrzE  Bastille's  Flaws https://youtu.be/Pi3bc9lS3rg  John legend's  You and I3rd Annual "You are Beautiful"2016-01-22 04:00:0032  
Bryan Weiss914This week on the DTPS we will welcome back the amazing @108215644829092784557!   Ron is just back from his trip to the Antarctic and has had a lot of experience shooting in cold environments.  Since it's now winter and it's supposed to be cold, we will be sharing tips on how to make sure you use your gear correctly and safely.   Tune into the show *LIVE* at 9:30pm this Wednesday and join in the Q&A!  We will roll your questions and comments into the show and will hopefully help you to make better photos this winter!   The Daytripper Photo Show - This is our classroom! The Daytripper Photo Show #157 - COLD! With special guest Ron Clifford.2016-01-14 03:30:0046  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: 'Tis the Season. What this means is create your image to portray or offer commentary on whatever the current season means to you... this should differ for each of us, though I'm sure there will be many common themes. Let's see what this time of year means to you, as creatively as possible! Here is where you enter your ONE "'Tis the Season" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I've rounded up some truly magnificent "seasonal" self portraits in a gallery, and hope they inspire you as much as they do me! View that here: https://goo.gl/N99VSS Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Many thanks to @106324582128454068388 for letting us use a modified version of her image in the header this month! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 https://goo.gl/OTECbM ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or OthDecember Self Portrait Challenge: 'Tis the Season2015-12-28 07:00:0061  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for December 13th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme - what you create is entirely up to you! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, December 7th up until Monday morning, December 14th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @102800803536963304877 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/E9jCVC) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #photography  Selfie Sunday Project: No Theme / Your Choice2015-12-13 03:00:0052  
Isabelle Fortin27,350*It is time again, ladies* !! The 4th Annual Official G+ "Ladies Of Movember" event is ON! Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 4th year ! We have raised a lot of money in the past 4 years, I am very proud of all my mo-sistas ! This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember - Part 4 !2015-11-01 18:30:0045  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our October Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween. Interpret this however you'd like, whether it be full of horror or whimsy. From creepy ghouls to jack-o-lanterns, clowns and dolls, we want to see it all, so get in the spirit and show us your Halloweenie!  Here is where you enter your ONE "Halloween" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Check out this gallery of amazing Halloween self portraits to get inspired! https://goo.gl/aWl83x Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @110573952887886961621 for letting us use his amazing Halloween image in the header! *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/UwJ69t ~@101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in October 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must ResOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Halloween2015-10-29 06:00:0080  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Minimalism"  A Minimalist self portrait image contains very little other than you or a part of you - there are very few or no props or background elements at all in the image. Often, the composition includes a great deal of negative space. Here is where you enter your ONE "Minimalism" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* Here are some great examples for you to be inspired by: The Minimalist Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/SkGOWC Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @118357019708110162087! Organize, protect, and beautifully present your photos online with SmugMug. Their pre-made photo websites and simple design tools let you quickly personalize a site as pretty as your pictures. With secure cloud storage, simple sharing tools, easy print ordering, and 24/7/365 real-human support, we invite you to discover why SmugMug is the world’s leading independent photo sharing service.  Membership begins at less than $5/month. Visit the Website: http://www.smugmug.com/ SmugMug on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmugMug *Please circle*@118357019708110162087 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: 1 year Portfolio Acct. & Hoodie 2nd Place: 1 Year Power Acct. & T-shirt 3rd Place: 1 Year Basic Acct. & Hat View the account features: http://www.smugmug.com/features At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in June 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or Spamming ~We Reserve The Right TJune Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism2015-06-28 07:00:00124  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler".  Tolkien said that "not all who wander are lost" - let's explore your traveling/wandering souls this month! Here is where you enter your ONE "Traveler" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* There are so many possibilities for this theme - there are many ways to travel and show your wandering spirit. Bike, run, drive, hike, dream that you're flying or just set off on a path into the wilderness. Props will help here, but remember that your personality and creativity are always what make the most difference. Can't wait to see what you guys create! The Traveler Self Portraiture Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/5gHZ1L Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @107494834634231938072 for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @100266938567862344330  Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. Visit the Website: http://www.thinktankphoto.com Think Tank Photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinktankphoto *Please circle*@100266938567862344330 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: Retrospective 20 Blue http://goo.gl/x5ryYe 2nd Place: CityWalker 10 Blue http://goo.gl/ZJIp1H 3rd Place: Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/4fFcSv At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be TMay Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler2015-05-29 07:00:00118  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 17, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - have fun! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 11th up until Monday morning, May 18th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @106360687191375633839 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/VSoIHM) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-05-17 03:00:0075  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 3, 2015 *Theme* : All about the money! Show us some bling! You certainly don't need a lot of money to get this selfie done. Lots of inspiration around for this theme. Check YouTube. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 27/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday May 4/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-05-03 03:00:0062  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: "Wet." In celebration of "April Showers," but very flexible conceptually, our "Wet" theme allows you to interpret however you like. Get creative - we're looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE "Wet" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* There are so many possibilities for this theme - will you be underwater, in the rain, or soaking in the tub? Maybe riding some ocean waves or drowning in a lake? The possibilities are endless! Self Portraiture a la H2O Gallery on Flickr: http://goo.gl/NYwGKM Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @111397628815301589258, one of our talented Moderators, for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @101789561086090624750! Capturing Couture Camera Straps and accessories are the perfect marriage of *fashion and function*, using only the finest materials, custom made trims and highly functional hardware. The @101789561086090624750 product line is proudly Made in the USA and embodies the highest standards of quality, also including an extensive collection of Guitar straps. The detailed designs are infused with luxe materials, bold and playful color, and premium hardware that beg to be noticed. Visit the Website: http://www.capturingcouture.com Capturing Couture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapturingCouture *Please circle*@101789561086090624750 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: camera strap of choice (excluding Peruvian) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/camera-straps 2nd Place: strap of choice off sale page (limited quantities) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 3rd Place: a Toddy wipe http://goo.gl/3UehSZ and lens cap leash http://goo.gl/eixjHw of choice At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter April Self Portrait Challenge: Wet2015-04-28 07:00:0096  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974  This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: *Faceless*. What this means is create a self portrait where your face is not the focal point, or even present... use other parts of your body to make a statement this time. Here is where you enter your ONE Faceless Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Your creativity will play a huge part in getting this image right - as will composition.  Thanks to Community moderator @112528921891703025888 for recommending this month's theme - he offered this article as a good read in connection with it: http://www.lightstalking.com/faceless-portrait Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK * @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The RighJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless2015-01-29 07:00:00154  
True Colors4,947You want to win a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD with hundreds of online-training courses to strengthen your photographic skills? Then send us up to maximum 5 of your best Fine Art Fantastic pics. The Award will be granted approx. 4 weeks after the deadline by a jury of real-world art professionals. To enable good communications and plussing please add the organizers @112527225704468158520 @111799391995416167619 @102202857193383470434 - thanks and enjoy! To follow the shortlisting process you can join our FAF-community!Fine Art Fantastic Award 2015 - real-world art professionals as jury and a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD for the winner2015-01-14 23:00:00225  
Trey Ratcliff8,873,592Join us for the Live Show today!! :)  Every Monday 6 PM PT, 9 PM ET (Tue in GMT, Aus, NZ)  — What does the winner get?  Nothing but the pride and the amazing sweet look of defeat upon the faces of the competition! Will @102227359845636175866 win AGAIN?!?  How about @103698889037599783920 ?  Maybe even @115304645050453722342  or newcomer to the Battle, @112975185744389771900 ?  We'll see!  It's gonna be another Very Fun Show from Masters at www.TheArcanum.com ! :) You can see last week's show (and others) here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3fOz_btXi-z0enxhyh5lE2zEtF2rleDY Show 6 of the fun photography competition - The Creation Wars!2014-12-23 03:00:00167  
Ron Clifford2,972,170Getting out and shooting in the winter, especially in wintry climates like my own Canada, can be extremely rewarding and can even make winter remarkably enjoyable!! *IF YOU ARE PREPARED* A little preparation will go a long way to great images, and great memories.  Come and join us as we discuss, and show, the clothing and equipment we use.Shooting This Winter? Be Prepared2014-12-23 01:00:0048  
Bette Kauffman25,865And it won't be so cold in December, right? Well, regardless, +Bette Kauffman is coming to town--God willing and some nut doesn't set fire to the infrastructure again! So it's photowalk time. Calling all Chicago and vicinity photogs. Hope you can join me. We'll gather at the Bean for the obligatory group shot there, and I want to check out what has transpired with the construction that was underway in Millenium Park last time I was there. After that, I'm easy. We can go anywhere y'all are inspired to go, including back up to this beach where Tom and I were freezing our tushes back in March 2013.It really was cold that day....2014-12-20 17:00:002  
Beth Akerman51,287The Holiday Event (sponsored by HWSI - www.hwsi.org) is an online Marketplace connecting G+ Creative Types with entire G+ Community to offer unique gifts and items for the upcoming Holiday Season.  If you are a photographer, artist, crafts person, jewelry maker or writer, and would like to post up to 5 items or your website(s) where your work can be purchased, post a photo then in the comment section under your photo add the link to where that item(s) can be purchased.  You handle the sales, either directly or through your various print on demand, website or other means, you keep the profits. The G+ Community has a place to find your work here in G+, and everyone can find some great Holiday gifts and items.  Only thing asked it that you invite some of your friends who may be interested in the event, and that you share at least one time Publicly with your Circles. Share your individual items as often as you wish! The Holiday Event - Sponsored by HWSI2014-11-13 15:30:0039  
Isabelle Fortin27,350It is time again, ladies !! The Official G+ *"Ladies Of Movember"*  started 2 Years ago, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 3rd year !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember 20142014-11-01 05:00:00177  
Jetski3,670There is another version of you.. one that we haven't seen before perhaps it is one where only the windows to your soul are visible.. or possibly a full body suit with a message bold; subliminal, or something that dwells in a deep grey we'd like to see it.. won't you share this view with us all? I do not believe in rules much; so as long as you keep your sanity in check and don't irritate others.. that'll do just fine and I cannot possibly envision what you'll have in store for us this Halloween.. so I will stay tuned hope you all can make it ;) I will be donning a hand made suit of ......??? _sorry, but you'll just have to attend to see it ;)_Masquerade Ball - Weens of the Hallow2014-10-31 17:00:0054  
World Best Top Photographer Association14,198*Best Photo Contest by BTP  (New monthly contest)* You (Members and Non-members) are free to submit your 5star images to this new contest.  The best submissions will become nominated by showing on www.besttopphotographer.com Finally the winners will be selected and get extra attention. Have fun! _Rinus Bakker_Best Photo Contest by BTP #BTP-Best-Photo-Contest-Nov-20142014-10-28 07:00:00114  
Landscape Photography Community10,750*Landscape Photography Community:  My Favorite Season* Find your favorite landscape photograph from your favorite season of the year and share it to the event!! General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and represent a season of the year: spring, summer, fall, winter. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, October 27, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #25: My Favorite Season2014-10-20 22:00:00678  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 28, 2014 Sorry for the late notice but we can still squeeze in a SSP. *Lets keep it simple - No theme this week.* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Sept. 27/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Sept. 29/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-09-28 03:00:0056  
Bette Kauffman25,865@115907986192399529711 is coming to Chicago! Will arrive some time Friday Sept. 26 and be ready for a photowalk Saturday. I have us meeting at The Bean, but if anyone has a better idea, I'm game. I'll be staying in Club Quarters Hotel in The Loop, but I'm comfortable using CTA to get about anywhere I want to go. If you can't join in until lunch time or after, we can make that work too. I'll have to head back to my hotel room by 4 p.m. to get ready for the opera. Y'all get this on your calendar, now!Chicago in September!2014-09-27 17:00:003  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 7, 2014 *Theme for this week: What I did last summer* Lets see you selfies from this summer past, what you did on vacation, or just some special place or event where you managed to take a selfy during the 2014 summer. If you didn't capture a selfy during the summer then take one that shows us a highlight or the essence of your summer vacation/holidays. We will accpet photos taken from June 1/14 until the end of this weekend. Thanks to @114435675631396141366  for his action packed selfy in the cover shot. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from June 1/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Sept. 8/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-09-07 03:00:0059  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes. What is meant by this? This means that you'll create an image of yourself in silhouette: as a dark shape or outline against a lighter background. Here is where you enter your ONE Silhouette Self Portrait. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I wrote a tutorial with some tips and advice about silhouette self portraiture  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/wJXCSC and then try it yourself! Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes2014-07-30 07:00:00117  
Karen Hutton1,903,816*I'm broadcasting LIVE from my very first photography show in Truckee, CA!* Along with hangout mates @112604879662105464702 @108705174211639807508 @109187026428012507334 and @110334215429099763864 we'll be talking about... _Getting your work out there_... _is print dead_... _why do a show_... _bringing your artistic vision to the world_... _what the heck *is* a Coffeebar?_ Who knows what ELSE we'll get into! I'll show you the venue - the photos and bring you to the Sierra Nevada mountains from around the world!  We'll be joined by a couple of surprise guests - and if all goes well, wind it all up with live music from an awesome band called Drop Theory! And if you miss the live 'cast... why, I'll post the recording of course. :DLIVE From Coffeebar in Truckee, California!2014-07-20 02:00:0069  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 11, 2014 No theme this week! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday May 12/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-05-11 03:00:0087  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #gplusphotos   #photgraphers   #photo_of_the_week   #photo_exchange_club   #gplusevent    G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-06 17:00:00197  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #topgplusphotos   #photographers #beautifulpictures   #PEC  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-30 17:00:00185  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense of The Bizarre. What is meant by this? Get wacky, odd... put a strange or ironic twist on your self portrait. Get into your "Twilight Zone" state of mind and lets all get a little weird together this month. :) @104871116467578397659, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3qH2vN She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Sense of the Bizarre" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. And make sure you read the tutorial linked above! *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *and* @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules DiMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00130  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/N7WCy1 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/N7WCy1.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #photographers   #photo_exchange_club   #gplusphotos   #PEC   #bestofGplus  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-23 16:00:00230  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/N7WCy1 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/N7WCy1.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/UXlCTH 1st Place - *Jesse Martineau* 2nd Place - *Silke Tüxen* 3rd Place - *Walter Soestbergen* Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #curatedcontent   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers   #PEC   #gplusevent   G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-16 16:00:00361  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/8gaEyJ 1st Place - *Margaret Tompkins* 2nd Place - *Peter Ebner* 3rd Place - *Toshi Nakamura* Honorable Mention - *Graham Hartle* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #PEC   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers   #googleplusphotoevents   #curatedcontent  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-09 16:00:00218  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/rwk2ok 1st Place - *Rosie Nixon* 2nd Place - *Rodney Campbell* 3rd Place - *Silke Tüxen* Honorable Mention - *Arnab Basu* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers #photo_of_the_week   #PEC  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-02 16:00:00221  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 2, 2014 *Theme: Baby it's cold outside* Show us your best "how I stay warm" shots. Those in more "summer like" climates can show us how you are staying cool. (Just to make those of us who are freezing our way through the winter feel even worse) Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-02 03:00:0096  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,544Open from February 20th till April 5th 2014 Please direct all your invite answers to the other link https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cvb471f7f2gos499j972j5dr35s There are so many of us out here that have image issues and are our own worst critic.  I challenge you all to take a picture of a body part (and please keep it somewhat clean everyone) that you think is your best attribute.  Take a picture of your arms, hands, feet, knees, hips, etc. that make you feel beautiful.  If you think your whole body is beautiful that’s wonderful, just pick one part. I know you all are beautiful so get busy and shoot. You can do your shot in whatever style you want this is all about your depiction of your beauty, so try abstract, B&W, HDR, whatever tickles your fancy.  Mostly have fun and invite anyone you want. http://youtu.be/VYmFpYdwqLsYou are Beautiful2014-02-21 04:00:0020  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Feb 16,null, 2014 *No theme this week* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-02-16 03:00:00104  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/GrLGbw to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/GrLGbw.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/oLS4e8 1st Place - *Edith Kukla* 2nd Place - *Hanspi Schär* 3rd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* Honorable Mention - *Robert Glöckner* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club   #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-02-09 16:00:00231  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - ** 2nd Place - ** 3rd Place - ** Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC     #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-02-02 16:00:00171  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Feb 2,null, 2014 *Theme: Le Chapeau - The Hat* It's been almost two years since we had this theme, now it's back, lets see those hats! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 3/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-02-02 03:00:00108  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/7dhPH2 1st Place - *Peter Ebner* 2nd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* 3rd Place - *Margaret Tompkins* Honorable Mention - *Jan Stria* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. New 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photo_exchange_club     #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-26 16:00:00220  
Ron Clifford2,972,170*Who is the number one most watched guest on The Photoshop Show, ever?* +David Biedny is and he's back to engage us in some Photoshop chops like only David can! The Jedi Master of Photoshop. David Tells  me he will be  be talking about the power of channels, Curves, advanced sharpening, and the magic of blue screen matte extraction and spill removal ........but .........if you know him,  you will know no matter what he demonstrates, it will be awesome! David will also  briefly demonstrate one of my _secret weapons_ ,   imaging that is NOT Photoshop.  Oh the rumours that may start! Myself ( +Ron Clifford ) and +Jan Kabili  along with +Dave Bell and +Erika Thornes  want to invite you to the most relevant online Photoshop Show available. The Show is live but will also be available to view and review right after here on the event and later on the Show YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/14h2GsZThe Photoshop Show 49 - with David Biedny2014-01-22 03:00:00130  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/sWJ1MS 1st Place - *Ron Clifford* 2nd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* 3rd Place - *Sandrine Berjonneau* Honorable Mention - *Beach Bum Brian* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. New 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-19 16:00:00189  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Jan. 19, 2014 *No theme this week* So this is a chance for you to explore your own artistic "selfy" interpretations. Thanks +Mark Rodriguez for letting me use your most excellent "Breaking Bad" inspired selfy for the theme image. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Jan. 20/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-01-19 03:00:00145  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorite!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/qv8Y9h to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/qv8Y9h.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/hOKsbY 1st Place - *Margaret Tompkins* 2nd Place - *Edith Kukla* 3rd Place - *Mark Helm* Honorable Mention - *Jesse Martineau* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. New 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >> Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-12 16:00:00240  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/h3oZpP to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/h3oZpP.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/kqwKNG 1st Place - *Walter Soestbergen* 2nd Place - *Rosie Nixon* 3rd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-05 16:00:00290  
Jeff Smith61,349*Happy New Year* Welcome to the first Selfy Sunday Project of 2014 (Jan. 5, 2014) *Theme: A fresh start* Since we have started a new year its time for everyone to have a fresh start so that is a theme for this week.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Jan. 6/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-01-05 03:00:00124  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret. I know that many of us think about what we want the next year to be like (even if you don't make resolutions) and this seems like a great way to express what's been on our minds in that sense. You can interpret this way, or any other way that makes sense to you. We're looking forward to what your creative minds will come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "New Beginnings" theme. Your photo must have been captured any time during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. You have about two weeks left to complete this task if you don't already have a qualifying photo that you took this month - you can do it! Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  @100266938567862344330 Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0IN Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2014 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings2014-01-01 07:00:00137  
Pat Kight15,648@113977984500465768287  said she wants the Scavengers under her tree for Christmas. Let's do it! Drop by, say hi to the friends you've made during the Autumn Scavenger Hunt, share a few photos of your own festivities. (Invite going out to the Autumn Scavengers circle, but I've enabled the "on air" feature so folks from past Scavenger events can see it, and you can invite other Scavengers).Scavengers Holiday Party2013-12-24 21:00:00150  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9OsfHi.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/TJJEjN 1st Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* 2nd Place - *Rosie Nixon* 3rd Place - *Pål Børsting* Honorable Mention - *Reiner Vogeley* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-22 16:00:00211  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/rsxoM1 1st Place - *Silke Tüxen* 2nd Place - *Pete Marquess* 3rd Place - *Nancy Dempsey* Honorable Mention - ** *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-15 16:00:00197  
Carra Riley53,679This is a first in a series of the "Real Estate Round Table"  where we  will be discussing how Real Estate transactions work around the world.   *Today we have a wonderful team from the Chicago, Illinois  area sharing the process of buying a home in Illinois.*  Putting the right team together in a real estate transaction is of upmost importance  to have a calm and balanced home purchase. Cover photo of Chicago at night by Lauri Novak Photography.  A member of +Photo Tour Global Directory™   "Capture My Chicago" has chosen 6 of  +Lauri Novak photos for the 2013 Capture My Chicago book!  Thank you Lauri for posting those amazing shots in this event!  http://goo.gl/0lQQyP Important  points we will be covering in a home purchase include: *From the real estate agent*  +Anne McMillan http://StartingPointRealty.com  Overview of a real estate transaction #1  Pre-qualify with a lender like Gene Mundt Once pre-qualified  House hunting process How communication works through the transaction Contract Inspection and repair list Appraisal Insurance Loan submission Approval  Closing *From the lender*  +Gene Mundt  http://www.genemundt.com Loan process Credit rating Government loans Interest rates  Credit repair How to track the transaction  *From the Insurance agent*  +Richard Stringham  http://StringhamInsurance.com Past history or the house statement Selection a company Running another credit report Multiple policy discounts  Ads on shopping price  *Feel free to post your photos of Illinois and ask any questions as we will be happy to discuss them at the round table!*   Gene Mundt with American Portfolio Mortgage Corporation can loan in the following states: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Utah. Steps To Buying Real Estate in Illinois2013-12-12 15:30:0014  
Curating Attention Economy Content18,923*Take a moment to +1 and share this Event!  All G+ public can vote!!* *_4  EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy to enter as a guest,  2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by original photographer _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._  [photo = still shot; not gifs, etc] Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the most +1s here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   The number of comments is used for tie-breaking.  Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/CYkoJy.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winner >>http://goo.gl/EtEcg2 1st Place - *Mark Helm* 2nd Place - *Sandra Deichmann* 3rd Place - *Margaret Tompkins* Honorable Mention - *Stefanie Schächtel* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. Also see the past Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2013-12-08 16:00:00196  
Beth Akerman51,287Come join the Members of HWSI (www.hwsi.org) and show the World how you celebrate the Holidays.  Feel free to invite your circles, and post your photos (please no more than 5 apiece) showing how you celebrate the Holidays (Present and Past), post a favorite Holiday Memory, or post a favorite Holiday Recipe for people to try in the Comments Section.  HWSI is an organization made up of Female Photographers, Artists and Writers here on G+, and we always welcome new members.  If interested in joining HWSI, please leave a comment here on the event and circle our page @115225720697472673613.  HWSI -Celebrate the Holidays2013-12-06 15:30:0022  
Al Chris1Okay, first event.... *I'm hoping I can leave this without a deadline, so you can add an image and info whenever you want.*  We live in all different parts of the world, with vastly different views, be they physical or philosophical. - What view do you want the rest of us to see? - (_optional_) what do you want to tell us about it?My view2013-11-22 09:00:0011  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 17/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. *No theme for this week* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-17 03:00:00148  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 3/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *No theme for this week.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-03 02:00:00143  
Isabelle Fortin27,350Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00264  
Bette Kauffman25,865Bette Kauffman Is Coming to Chicago Photowalk2013-10-26 17:00:004  
Beth Akerman51,287What are leaf portraits?  Well they are getting up close to a leaf or a group of leaves and seeing the details and characteristics of them, and presenting them in some artistic sort of way, either through photography or artwork, such as drawings, paintings, prints, digital art, etc.  So show us your Leaf Portraits, Fall or not.  Up to 3 uploads per person.  Feel free to invite others and comment and plus each others submissions.  This is just for fun.  Let's See Some Leaf Portraits2013-10-24 15:00:0042  
Robert SKREINER1,226,942+10000 Photographers BW ► *❶st Contest* by +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa  Theme: Your *„Top BW Monochrome Photos“* *Contest Rules & Conditions:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation* ( Condition! ) ● *Please add* +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles* ● *Please add the curators:*     +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar     & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa     *to your circles and you will be also added.* ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● Don't delete the automatically shared *Contest Photos*    in your stream! So you will get more +1 The best *►BW Monochrome Photos◄* will be shared also at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW  *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of +10000 Photographers BW  & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar  & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.*+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001945  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 20/13. Theme for this week is: *Halloween* A great companion theme to The Art of Self Portraiture October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! http://goo.gl/BuPxDD Ghoulish, gruesome, creepy and horrific, they all fit the bill for this Selfy Sunday. Lets have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-20 03:00:0084  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 6/13. *No theme for this week* but I can guarantee the next SPP will be a scary one. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, so have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-06 03:00:00167  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our September 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo. Just because you use a cell phone doesn't mean your self portrait has to be of the "facebook style" mobile or reflection variety. That little guy has a camera inside it, so treat it like one! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using only a cell phone to capture and process (no computer software post processing!). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial & Tips* Need some tips and inspiration for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 made a tutorial about shooting cell phone photos to get you inspired - see it here: http://goo.gl/z3IZ23 He also posted a video of his process - see it here: http://goo.gl/vzcRHL *Remember these Do's and Don'ts to get the best photo:* *DO take the time to set up your shot thoughtfully. *DO invest time and effort and try more than once to get it right. *DO make sure your lens is clean. *DO take your photo in adequate light so it's not grainy, blurry, or dark. *DO put the cell phone down and use a timer - stop taking all your photos by holding the phone and pointing at yourself or a mirror. *DO try different angles for the best composition. *DO read the posts in our Tutorials Category and try the concepts and ideas you learn from them: http://goo.gl/uSUULE  *DO try different apps and see what works best for you. *DO be aware of your background! It makes a huge difference! Is there junk in the room behind you? If yes, it's not a good place to shoot. ETC. *DO NOT just slap a filter or cheesy effect on and call it a day - take the time to try different edits and pay attention to the elements of your photo.  *DO NOT point your phone at a mirror and take a reflection photo where we can see your phone. *DO NOT have your arms in the photo as you're holding the phone out in front of or above you. *DO NOT duckface. *DO NOT showcase your cleavage as the main subject. *Here's a list of Photo Apps you can try out:* Snapseed VSCOcam Retouch (cloning tool!) Camera+ Camera! PhotoStudio Pixlr Express Aviary InsPhoto *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - you choose from a variety available. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo2013-09-01 07:00:00177  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for August 25/13. An open week this week so now particular theme. You can certainly take some inspiration for +Jeff Moreau who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Jeff likes to get outside, get wet and get some air most of the time for his selfies. Check out his album here - http://goo.gl/qvFEVg Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-25 03:00:00147  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. This weeks theme: *In The Shadows* I am looking for something mysterious, something hidden but you are perhaps wanting to reveal. Something secret maybe! Its up to your interpretation. I would like to thanks +Leighton Smith for the use of you fantastic Selfy from last year as the event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _____________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-11 03:00:00135  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our August 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using long exposure techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @106324582128454068388 put together a tremendous Long Exposure Self Porturaits Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/vYb47H Check out the tutorial and then _get creative_. Wow us! There is so much you can do with this technique, so really try a few different things and find what works best for you. *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in August 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure2013-08-01 07:00:0084  
Trey Ratcliff8,873,592*Show #84: Reviewing the NEW SmugMug featuring +Thomas Hawk  +Don MacAskill  +Chris MacAskill +Karen Hutton  +Karen Hutton  (TUESDAY 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)* New SmugMug? Whatwhatwhat???  When it is announced (same day!), I'll have to update my old, tired SmugMug Review at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/smugmug-review/  !  We all WONDER what the Newness will look like, so why not get together a great group of people to talk about it??  In fact, I moved the normal show one day forward so that everyone could see the big announcement before the show.  And yes, we'll be taking LIVE QUESTIONS during the show using the new Hangouts-on-Air questions interface.Show #84: Reviewing the NEW SmugMug featuring Thomas Hawk, The MacAskills, Karen Hutton++ (TUESDAY 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-07-31 04:00:00275  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. *No theme this week* , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _______________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-28 03:00:00161  
Robert SKREINER1,226,942@110538600381916983600 ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Natural Water Photos* includes all  Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc. by @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Photos must be your own photos and work!* ● Max *10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles,     as well as @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photo! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please share this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation in your stream! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● *Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!*    There is also a Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄* will be shared also at the Page: @110538600381916983600 and in  our Community: *TOP Photos on G+* https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702 *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the *Winners* will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *All participating Photographers will be incuded in*   *public shared circles of *     @117000139571713536948  & @110806949181190360839  & @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury!* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383 @107009098215521569646  @112840736235573716407 @115580685364349575355 @114507611997390703788    @102551956772228628364  @112271908611925541359  @102664053835780029639 @105782727431661976037   @104047237564402491584 @105124330145456519952  @101843523903788031573 @105798359393030559274  @117985549028905293535 @103374725189855996747  @112527225704468158520 by @102202857193383470434 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:001993  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 14/13. No theme this week, its is a free for all. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-14 03:00:00155  
Lotus Carroll1,776,974This is the Event for our July 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light. Even if you've used window/door light before, use this opportunity to stretch past what you've tried before so you can grow and learn... and be creative! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using natural light from a window or door. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The fantastic @107400819855192601582 put together a really great Natural Lighting Tutorial: "Come Let The Sun Shine In!" - find it here: http://goo.gl/oVyUp *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light2013-07-01 07:00:00141  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 30/13. *Theme: The Headshot* This theme is a take on the classic portraiture pose, "the head shot". For some this may me a mug shot but what I am looking for is not a typical head shot but one with some style and flare would be great. Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for the great event cover photo. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-30 03:00:00137  
Cassius Wright75,629**UPDATE** We're really excited to announce that @118357019708110162087, @115587901063824203147 and @114065674934822053945 are showing their support and appreciation for the G+ photographers of Chicago by donating LOADS OF AWESOME PRIZES.  We'll be giving away shirts, hats, straps, gift cards, accounts, and gorillapods.  This is not an event to miss... p.s. Prizes will be given out throughout the night, so make sure you show up and stick around!   SEE YOU SOON CHICAGO! We'll meet up in the evening to take advantage of the low light, and then the color as we progress into sunset, blue hour, and the lights of the skyline twinkling!  This will be an iconic Chicago Photowalk for an Iconic Occasion :)  Looking forward to a large crowd for the 2 year event!  Feel free to invite your friends, non-photographers, or anybody else who would add to the celebratory atmosphere!   G+ 2 Year Anniversary Photowalk Chicago2013-06-29 18:00:0074  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 15/13. No theme this week folks. Its a free for all so get creative. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 16 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-16 03:00:00157  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13.  The theme for this week is *I've got the music in me* Again this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _____________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-02 03:00:48127  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00155  
Margaret Tompkins154,140*Landscape Photography Contest Event* *The @105588730866970114510 #LandscapePhotography @106426215970067085617 proudly announces the Landscape Photography Contest Event!* *YOU CHOOSE THE WINNER  -  YOU BE THE JUDGE !!!* Post *ONE* photograph during the event.  You vote with your "+1" on the photos that you like in the event.  The photograph that gets the most votes or "+1s", wins the contest!  That photograph will be featured on the @105588730866970114510 theme page.   *Give us your Best Landscape Photograph!!* *Rules and Details* 1. You MUST have the @105588730866970114510 theme page in your circles. 2. Only one photograph per photographer - the others will be deleted. 3. The photograph MUST be original work by you! 4. The photo MUST be shared directly to the event, NO links to external web sites are permitted. 5. Vote on as many photos as you want.  Your "+1" is your vote. 6. Campaigning is allowed and encouraged!!  Get all of your friends to come to the event and "+1" your photo.   7. *Time to post photographs*: Friday May 10, 2013, 8 am CDT – Friday May 17, 2013, 8 am CDT.  That’s one full week, 7 days, to post one photograph.   8. *Time to vote*: Friday May 10, 2013, 8 am CDT – Friday May 24, 2013, 8 am CDT. That’s 2 full weeks to vote for your favorites!  9.  All photographs posted to the event after Friday May 17, 2013, 8 am CDT will be deleted.  10.  Check your time zone here:http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html @107958599012052618167 , Chief Curator of the @105588730866970114510 theme will moderate this contest! *YOU are the Judge!!*  Landscape Photography Contest2013-05-10 15:00:00300  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 5/13. Mini Theme this week: *The great outdoors*  Spring as finally sprung and it's time to get out and show us your surroundings in your selfy.  There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-05 03:00:00168  
Billy Wilson1,545,849@108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. This week we are joined by a group of Photographers including Night/Architecture Photographer @105380757076586578977, Photographers @108215644829092784557, @102361078944455275911, @116344214380239492521, & @104294083885937159989, along with Special Musical Guest @114459709723714686595 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 & I are excited! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is embedded above.  Our musician Michelle currently has a kickstarter underway for her new album: http://goo.gl/h0aWXTSBW Variety Show #56: Photographers, Fun, Along with Live Music from Michelle Arseneau ! (On Air Hangout)2013-04-27 04:00:00199  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 20/13. *No theme for this week.* But feel free to be inspired by; April Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures event link is here - http://goo.gl/2yyYV And this great tutorial from +Tamara Pruessner  Selective Coloring and Textures: Choosing Appropriately Link is here: http://goo.gl/AsgK3 There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-21 03:00:00170  
SmugMug47,108SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos _Photos like this beauty from @110483720435337739097 at Mount Rainier National Park, which is a finalist for the 2012 Smithsonian Photo Contest. Want to learn Dave's secrets for taking night photos? Check out his free tutorial at_ bit.ly/PiB5Wg Well, the April SmugMug Cover Photo Contest was a *HUGE* Success! We have announced one of the four winners, with the others being announced on a weekly basis. All of images submitted were fantastic, and we loved the excitement and interaction throughout the contest. So...*let's do it again!* How to Enter: *One Photo per person* *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For May_ event. (You are on it now) *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on April 30th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including the four April winners, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on May 7th, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the June event, which will also be open for submissions by May 7th *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For May 20132013-04-12 04:00:00120  
Heidi Anne Morris67,474                      *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*                     *Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello  :0)*                                           *WHO? .... all about you!*                                               please scroll down I'd love to know/see what you've been creating lately :O)) *Please post just "ONE" PHOTO COLLAGE of your images or Art works etc.* If you would like help creating a PHOTO COLLAGE please take a look at these links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3H0Vd40It0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMrSkUzg7ws _other options are available on the web_ _if you're stuck just ask_                                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* *ONE PICTURE ONLY - YOUR IMAGES ONLY per person please (must be a COLLAGE)*  _naughty people posting more or anything that is not a COLLAGE will be shamed_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish_*                             _Looking forward to getting to know some MORE new folks!_ All my best Heidi         Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello    :0)2013-04-10 13:00:4893  
Google Photos6,699,804*Google+ Photos Chat Series:* Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian Matiash Tuesday, 4/9/2013 3:00 pm PST Join 'Photoshop Guy' +RC Concepcion and Google+ Photos Community Manager +Brian Matiash for our next Google+ Photos HOA. They'll share the tips and practices they use every day for maximum impact on Google+ and beyond. ----------------------------------------------------------- * Google+ Hangout on Air instructions: * https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uEziRIjiWWQ You can also view this event at: http://www.youtube.com/user/niksoftwarelessons (Note: This is not a ‘training webinar’ but rather a forum to share ideas and inspiration from the Pros.)Google+ Photos Chat Series: Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian Matiash2013-04-10 00:00:00259  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 7/13. *Theme*: *True Colors* What we are looking for is a dominant color element in your Selfy. It could be in the shot itself or in the processing or in a combination of both. The meaning of the color in the shot will be up to the photographer. Metaphorical and or literal interpretations  are welcome of course. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-07 03:00:00151  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13. Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  March *Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event* here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426g for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-24 02:00:00189  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 10/13. *Theme:* *Film Noir* A hint of mystery and intrigue should creep its way into your selfy this weekend.  Think, moody, dark, dramatic and yes your shot should be in B&W to still be true to the classic style of noir. As always there are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  _Thanks to +Sinead Sam McKeown for her great Selfy as the event cover_ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-10 03:00:00161  
Michael Bonocore433,710_* SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos*_ Cover photos are bigger and better on Google+ now (http://bit.ly/WUbLtN), and, since I am in charge of updating our Google+ content I thought, hey, with all that space, why not feature YOUR photos in that prime real estate? Today, we are opening the door for your submissions. Each month, a panel of judges will pick one amazing photographer to feature on the @118357019708110162087 page to greet visitors. The winner will also be a judge in the next month's selection. You'll also receive a @118357019708110162087 hoodie and swag care package. To help get this party started, we have changed our cover photo to @112957708071337353347's amazing image, _"The Future Is Now"_, taken in Dubai, UAE. Elia is also our special guest judge for the first month of this cover photo hunt, and he can't wait to see the great images that we are confident you will submit! So, enough talking…how do you enter? *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April_ event. *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *One Photo per person *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on March 29th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including +Elia Locardi, will select the winner, and the new cover photo and winner announcement will be made on April 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the May event, which will also be open for submissions on April 1st. *You do not need to be a @118357019708110162087 customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers. That's it! So let's see it Google+. Will your photo be the next @118357019708110162087 cover photo? More about this photo from @112957708071337353347 travel photography blog at www.blamethemokey.com  _"The Meydan Bridge is a VIP entrance to the Meydan Racecourse, a mega structure in Dubai that is able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand. It was a strange feeling actually – to be standing on this opulent mega structure in the middle of the desert, miles away from the city, and with nobody around. Half the lights were dead too. I guess after Tom Cruise was finished driving over it in Mission Impossible 3, they really didn’t have a need to maintain it anymore. :)"_ Nikon D700  14-24mm  f/5.6  ISO 200SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April2013-03-08 00:00:00274  
Art through the Aperture Photography (Paula)12,544Post your best eye picture.  +Chrysta Rae we all have our eye on you! Thank you all so much for contributing to this event.  As always the  G+ community comes through.  Some of the most beautiful eye's are in these photo's.  Sorry I did not get back on until today, surprised by my brother coming into town for my B-day. Hope everyone has a most exceptional week.  Paula I've got my eye on you!2013-03-04 08:30:0071  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for February 24/13. We will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  *February Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!* Event here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ci7r3aj6abfk20gkoldmtjifi2o for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-24 03:00:00183  
UK Photography Community363,724_The +UK Photography Community  cordially invites you to take part in a celebration of *BRITISH TRANSPORT* photographed in United Kingdom & Crown Dependencies - at any time*, shared by professional and non-professional photographers - no exclusions.*_ *PLEASE NOTE:- by entering your image into this event you give the UKPC permission to feature your image (if chosen) within our page banner. Please visit out about page for more details.*         ↓  *WHAT to post.....* _please scroll down to read the whole post_ ↓  *__________________________________________________________________* *A MAXIMUM ENTRY OF  !!!!  THREE   !!!!!  IMAGES PER PERSON*  _naughty people posting more images than mentioned above or anything that is not Event or UK related will be, removed, shamed or worse - Blocked_ ;) *PLEASE DO NOT POST ALL OF YOUR IMAGES IN ONE GO, PLEASE TRY TO STAGGER YOUR ENTRY'S, LET SOMEONE ELSE POST SOMETHING AFTER YOU'VE ENTERED AN IMAGE* *IMAGES MUST FIT THE THEME & THE IMAGES MUST BELONG TO YOU* PLEASE NOTE if you do not add a comment about the image's relevance to the UK the image WILL be removed. *__________________________________________________________________* *Your image/s MUST be in keeping with the event title & be of a form of transport (including but not limited to planes, trains, boats, automobiles, bicycles, horses, skateboards etc) in the United Kingdom or Crown Dependencies. Please make sure you add a comment under the photo about the image's location & relevance to the UK* *please consider mapping the location of your image via +PlusPhotoMap* More information ..._please scroll down_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add your comment (some information about the image and yourself.) Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish._*                                 ↓ *this is a TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY event* _please note_ *You do not have to be based in the UK to share an image in this event* *HOW TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY* PLEASE VISIT THE +UK Photography Community   ABOUT PAGE FOR DETAILS If you are not based in the UK and would like to follow our posts please add us to your circles :O))  _if you're stuck please just ask_                                                                                                   *WHEN .... the Event will start and end* *when the event starts a red button will appear at the top saying something like 'add photo'. You can either select and add a photo from your existing albums or upload a new one directly to the event from your computer. There is no opportunity to add any text though at the time you post so you would add the additional info as a comment under your image which should be right at the top of the stream depending how busy it is.*  _We are looking forward to getting seeing your images_  :O)) Best Wishes from the +UK Photography Community   +Heidi Anne Morris  *info only* - What are Crown DeYOUR IMAGES OF BRITISH TRANSPORT2013-02-12 10:00:0088  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for February 10/13. *No theme for this week, just an open project.* There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-10 03:00:00251  
Benjamin Cortis169,682*Photo Competition* February 2013 *Status: submission* *Thread:* Selfs I want to see you. How do you see yourself?…almost everything is allowed which represents selfs. The images can be submitted the next *2x24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *5 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqinc Let´s have fun and Helau ;) ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* Februar 2013 *Status: Einreichung* *Thema:* Selbstbildnis Ich will euch sehen. Wie seht Ihr euch selbst?… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Selbstbildnis zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *2x24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *5 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqinc Viel Spaß und Helau ;) #foto #photo   #self #selfs #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition   #photocompetitionfebruaryPhoto Competition February 20132013-02-06 10:00:00247  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12. *Theme*: "The Best of 2012" Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait. Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00289  
SmugMug47,108Ever wonder how world traveler and humanitarian photographer +Colby Brown creates such stunning images? Please join SmugMug, +Nik Software  and Colby himself to get an exclusive sneak peek into his personal Lightroom workflow. He'll show you how you can do everything from import to upload in one single program, including using Nik Software's Plugins to quickly produce perfect pictures. Unleash the power of Lightroom and start processing like a pro! More from Colby: http://www.colbybrownphotography.com/ We'll host the hangout on +SmugMug, so keep an eye on our page for updates.Hang With Colby Brown, Nik Software and SmugMug2012-12-19 03:00:00418  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 16/12. _Please note, there is no theme this week!_ I would like to also welcome everyone to the new Community home of The Selfy Sunday Project, The Art of Self Portraiture. Selfy Sunday will definitely benefit from being part of this great community, co-owned by myself and the lovely +Lotus Carroll  Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____________ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-16 03:00:00224  
Leigh Diprose34,059**UPDATE** **WINNER ANNOUNCED** The Google+ Photographers Photo Competition has finished and the winner has been announced. Check out the LIVE Google+ Photographers Photo Competition Judging here -  http://youtu.be/kq1peO-WS0U The winner with the highest overall score was:  @101062426971907362935  with his winning image of a Sheep!  Congratulations Gerald you have won yourself a $100 B&H Voucher! I will be in contact with you shortly. Thank you to all the Judges for choosing a winner: @109988627215780955901, @110485182713231530837,  @103851629838958886416, @111835024921462866899,   @117231143895654371899   (you can find him on Youtube "ThatNikonGuy", @108680931587975282163 ,  @108470782772821648496   and myself -  @116673938126812294472  ***UPDATE*** The Judging of the _Google+ Photographers Photo Competition_ will happen on Saturday 22nd December 2012 at 6.30pm (Perth, Western Australia time) CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 1.  Add +Leigh Diprose to your circles 2.  Be a member of the 'Google+ Photographers Community' 3.  Enter only ONE photo to this event - it has to be your best photo. 4.  Share this event with your circles WHAT IS THE THEME? Enter your best photo here on this event WHAT IS THE PRIZE? $100 B&H GIFT CARD (can be spent online) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/giftCard.jsp HOW WILL THE PHOTOS BE JUDGED AND HOW WILL THE WINNER BE CHOSEN? To be fair there will be eight judges. Each of the 8 judges will choose their favourite entry. These selected entries will form the 8 finalists. From the selected 8 finalists the photographs will be judged and be given a score out of 100 on the following criteria - How creative, original and what the technical quality is like in the photograph. The finalist that receives the highest overall combined score (out of the individual score from the judges) will be selected as the winner. In the event the winner is disqualified for any reason, the photograph that received the next highest total score will be chosen as the winner. *REMEMBER TO WIN YOU MUST FOLLOW THE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY* The judging of the top 8 photos will be conducted live on a Google Plus Hangout visible on Leigh Diprose's YouTube Channel.  A link to the YouTube video will be posted in the 'Announcements' Category. WHO ARE THE JUDGES (awarded a $20 B&H voucher for their time) +André Appel  +Joshua Fisher +Leigh Diprose  +Andy Gray  +Don Noll +Matt Granger +Jack Salzke  +helen sotiriadis THE LITTLE LEGAL SECTION - THE SMALL TEXT:     1.    You acknowledge that is Your responsibility for protecting your entry against image misuse by any third party. Leigh Diprose assumes no responsibility and will not be liable for any image misuse. 2.   There are no alternatives available for the prize winner. 3.   The winners photo will be published online on www.fstoplounge.com; the F Stop Lounge Google+ page and Facebook page. 4.   Photoshop and other editing techniques are allowed. 5   The prize will be sent to you within a reasonGoogle+ Photographers Community Photo Competition2012-12-11 12:00:59228  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *December 2/12* _PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12._ Theme: *Bond, James Bond!* I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by *007* and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme. Either way it should be fun. _Props may come in handy here!_ ________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00179  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Benjamin Cortis169,682*Photo Competition* November 2012 *Status: closed* *Thread:* Animals Small animals, large animals, wild animals, peaceful animals, funny animals ... what almost everything is allowed which represents animals. The images can be submitted the next *24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Let´s have fun.... ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* November 2012 *Status: beendet* *Thema:* Tiere Kleine Tiere, große Tiere, wilde Tiere, friedliche Tiere, witzige Tiere… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Tieren zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/events/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anms Viel Spaß #foto #photo #tiere #animals #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition #photocompetitionnovemberPhoto Competition - November 20122012-11-07 11:00:00341  
Isabelle Fortin27,350Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow _Moustaches_ we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, We also encourage anyone who would like to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thanks so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember2012-11-02 00:00:00136  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00186  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 30/12 *No theme this week.* The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00266  
Isabelle Fortin27,350Whatever your poison of choice is, I am hoping everyone can raise a glass to celebrate Mark Rodriguez's Birthday on Sunday Sept. 23rd. Mark will be away on a trip in wine country so I thought we could all post a photo raising a glass and toasting one of the best people on G+ Cheers !! Raise your Glass to International Godriguez Day ! Happy Birthday Mark :)2012-09-23 05:30:00144  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 16/12 *Theme*: *Tales from the Dark Side* Otherwise know as a warm up for Halloween. Show us your dark side. It it could be spooky or scary, sinister or moody, perhaps your alter ego, but I know you have been there, now its time to bring it out. _Well lets not be too sinister - we are here to have some fun !_ As always the lovely +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________________ *UPLOADING* *The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project - Sept. 16, 20122012-09-16 03:00:00232  
Jeff Smith61,349Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  
Jordana Wright110,895Now that Google has added this handy event tool... I figured I'd give it a go for our photowalk this saturday!  Google+ 1 year anniversary photowalk!2012-06-30 12:00:0029  

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Today's #colouroftheday is PINK 👾❤️💋👅💓💔💕💖💗💝💞💟👠👝👛📕🐩🐽🍇🍑🍆🌸🌼🔷🔹 if you have an image that's mostly ⏩ Pink please tag me in your post so I can take a look too !🌠😊 #

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Another great sale from +Adoramapix

We ❤ this photo book sale! $15 off -20 pages or more 8x8, 10x10, or 12x12 photo books. Code: BOOKOFLOVE Ends 01/29 👉 https://goo.gl/UL4E82___Another great sale from +Adoramapix

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Cycling & Shooting!

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Today's theme is "Cycling"

I miss seeing you and shooting with you +Rafael Canabal :) Way back in June of 2012!! 

Cycling & Shooting!

The aim - is to make sharing and viewing your images fun.
To let you join in IF you want to.
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Today's theme is "Cycling"

I miss seeing you and shooting with you +Rafael Canabal :) Way back in June of 2012!! ___

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Focus, Intent & Stories Filling you in on what's been in my head the last month or so.

No, this is not a New Year's Resolution post, not really. Thought I'd fill you in on what's been going on in my head the last month or so. It's not that scary, I promise.

Focus, Intent & Stories Filling you in on what's been in my head the last month or so.

No, this is not a New Year's Resolution post, not really. Thought I'd fill you in on what's been going on in my head the last month or so. It's not that scary, I promise.___

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The BMW museum in Munich.

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The BMW museum in Munich.___

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You're never too old to play in puddles!

This is not likely how this image will end up but I kind of liked this one - blown out whites/highlights and all. Kind of otherworldly.

So happy to get out for 3 1/2 hours today, just me, my camera, the river and the fog. One of my favorite spots that has been under construction for quite some time is now open. There will be more images and there will be a story on my blog!

You're never too old to play in puddles!

This is not likely how this image will end up but I kind of liked this one - blown out whites/highlights and all. Kind of otherworldly.

So happy to get out for 3 1/2 hours today, just me, my camera, the river and the fog. One of my favorite spots that has been under construction for quite some time is now open. There will be more images and there will be a story on my blog!___

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Sunday morning church.

Sunday morning church.___

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YELLOW
Today's #colouroftheday is YELLOW 😁😊👒👑💰🐥💡🎷 if you have an image that's mostly Yellow please tag +Heidi Anne Morris in your post so she can take a look too !😊

Taken during a photo workshop - the one where I learned to take my camera off of the auto settings (so weird I relied on them after shooting film for so long) and started to learn how to use Lightroom.

This image (and a few others) prompted the leader of the workshop to ask me if I carried a color wheel with me! (I do not!)

YELLOW
Today's #colouroftheday is YELLOW 😁😊👒👑💰🐥💡🎷 if you have an image that's mostly Yellow please tag +Heidi Anne Morris in your post so she can take a look too !😊

Taken during a photo workshop - the one where I learned to take my camera off of the auto settings (so weird I relied on them after shooting film for so long) and started to learn how to use Lightroom.

This image (and a few others) prompted the leader of the workshop to ask me if I carried a color wheel with me! (I do not!)___

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2017-01-21 03:03:08 (12 comments; 8 reshares; 289 +1s; )Open 

Purple

Somehow I missed this today...

Today's #colouroftheday is PURPLE 💜 if you have an image that's mostly Purple please tag +Heidi Anne Morris in your post so she can take a look too !😊 #

Purple

Somehow I missed this today...

Today's #colouroftheday is PURPLE 💜 if you have an image that's mostly Purple please tag +Heidi Anne Morris in your post so she can take a look too !😊 #___

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2017-01-20 23:20:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Last week I played a little hooky and went downtown to go on one of the free Pedway Tours offered by Chicago Elevated.

Last week I played a little hooky and went downtown to go on one of the free Pedway Tours offered by Chicago Elevated.___

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2017-01-20 15:00:38 (15 comments; 1 reshares; 61 +1s; )Open 

Touched

Today's Theme is FEATHERS for #jonindaily.
Wonderfully taken care of by +Alun Jones in the absence of +Johnny Wills​.
The aim is to make viewing and sharing your fotos fun and let you join in IF you want to 😄 

Back in the day - hard to believe it was 5 years ago (4.5 to be more exact) that a group of us used to play with feathers on a regular basis. I keep saying I need to get back to that again, I just need to do it!!

#macrofeatherfriday with +Robin Griggs Wood & +E.E. Giorgi :)

Touched

Today's Theme is FEATHERS for #jonindaily.
Wonderfully taken care of by +Alun Jones in the absence of +Johnny Wills​.
The aim is to make viewing and sharing your fotos fun and let you join in IF you want to 😄 

Back in the day - hard to believe it was 5 years ago (4.5 to be more exact) that a group of us used to play with feathers on a regular basis. I keep saying I need to get back to that again, I just need to do it!!

#macrofeatherfriday with +Robin Griggs Wood & +E.E. Giorgi :)___

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2017-01-19 14:31:31 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

Check out this feature of the amazing +Tanya Wallis on retouchist.net

Incredible work!!

Check out this feature of the amazing +Tanya Wallis on retouchist.net

Incredible work!!___

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2017-01-19 14:22:38 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 188 +1s; )Open 

RED

Today's #colouroftheday is RED 😈👄👿🎈🖍️🎟️🌹🌶️🌷🍓🍒🏓🚛🚘🚲🛄🔛💯💮⛔❌🇦🇱 if you have an image that's mostly Red please tag +Heidi Anne Morris so she can take a look too! #

RED

Today's #colouroftheday is RED 😈👄👿🎈🖍️🎟️🌹🌶️🌷🍓🍒🏓🚛🚘🚲🛄🔛💯💮⛔❌🇦🇱 if you have an image that's mostly Red please tag +Heidi Anne Morris so she can take a look too! #___

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2017-01-18 20:23:51 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Apparently it's some sort of Work #webcamwednesday today according to +Mark Rodriguez and he IS GODriguez so he must be right.

I am working. Yes, I am!! Fire. Wine. Work. :)
Life is good.

Apparently it's some sort of Work #webcamwednesday today according to +Mark Rodriguez and he IS GODriguez so he must be right.

I am working. Yes, I am!! Fire. Wine. Work. :)
Life is good.___

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2017-01-18 18:38:22 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

#wordlessonwednesday


#wordlessonwednesday
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2017-01-18 13:38:06 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

GREEN

Playing along with +Heidi Anne Morris

Today's #colouroftheday is GREEN 💚💵🎄🎮🐢🐍🐸🐲🐉🍏🍐🍈🌲🌱🌳🍀🌵🌴🌿🏞️🗾🔚🆙🈯🇨🇨🇲🇷🇸🇦💚 if you have an image that's mostly Green please tag +Heidi Anne Morris in your post so she can take a look too! 

GREEN

Playing along with +Heidi Anne Morris

Today's #colouroftheday is GREEN 💚💵🎄🎮🐢🐍🐸🐲🐉🍏🍐🍈🌲🌱🌳🍀🌵🌴🌿🏞️🗾🔚🆙🈯🇨🇨🇲🇷🇸🇦💚 if you have an image that's mostly Green please tag +Heidi Anne Morris in your post so she can take a look too! ___

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2017-01-17 16:57:52 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Another great +Adoramapix deal!!

Pssst. You can take 50% off poster orders of $100 or more! Plus, get free shipping! We call that a win-win! Code: Poster50 Ends: 01/18
👉 buff.ly/2iK1Oha___Another great +Adoramapix deal!!

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2017-01-17 16:44:56 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Great deal on metal prints from +Adoramapix

Love their metal prints!!

http://www.adoramapix.com/app/products/metal-prints?refby=slgt&utm_source=slgt&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Banner&utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=Pix011717MetalPrints30pctoff

Great deal on metal prints from +Adoramapix

Love their metal prints!!

http://www.adoramapix.com/app/products/metal-prints?refby=slgt&utm_source=slgt&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Banner&utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=Pix011717MetalPrints30pctoff___

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2017-01-17 16:26:21 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Check this out from +A.D. Wheeler

If you're interested in learning more about the world of travel and photography look into this opportunity.

A.D. is a great guy, knowledgeable and very helpful!

The public door on my photography world will be closing soon. If you want to study the world of travel, and photography (any genre), consider joining myself and others over on Patreon. Learn photography in a private community for as little as $1 a month!! https://www.patreon.com/theexplorographer

+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +World Best Top Photographer Association +Promote Photography +HQSP Promotion #photography #howto #mentoring #patreon ___Check this out from +A.D. Wheeler

If you're interested in learning more about the world of travel and photography look into this opportunity.

A.D. is a great guy, knowledgeable and very helpful!

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2017-01-17 14:14:56 (46 comments; 3 reshares; 70 +1s; )Open 

PINK

Playing along with +Heidi Anne Morris

Today's #colouroftheday is PINK 👾❤️💋👅💓💔💕💖💗💝💞💟👠👝👛📕🐩🐽🍇🍑🍆🌸🌼🔷🔹 if you have an image that's mostly ⏩ Pink please tag me in your post so I can take a look too !🌠😊 #

Play along - tag +Heidi Anne Morris so she can see your post! #colouroftheday (don't forget the U) :)



PINK

Playing along with +Heidi Anne Morris

Today's #colouroftheday is PINK 👾❤️💋👅💓💔💕💖💗💝💞💟👠👝👛📕🐩🐽🍇🍑🍆🌸🌼🔷🔹 if you have an image that's mostly ⏩ Pink please tag me in your post so I can take a look too !🌠😊 #

Play along - tag +Heidi Anne Morris so she can see your post! #colouroftheday (don't forget the U) :)

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2017-01-17 00:11:16 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

Thanks to the buyer in Miami, FL!!

1st sale of the year!

Thanks to the buyer in Miami, FL!!

1st sale of the year!___

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2017-01-16 21:44:37 (18 comments; 1 reshares; 53 +1s; )Open 

Look Up!

Always, always look up. Or just pay attention to beyond what you see. How many people wander under this light in the valet parking area of the +Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Chicago? Do you think many of them see this, or just a light?

I played a bit of hooky on Friday and went on a really cool tour of the Pedway in Chicago. If you ever visit check out http://www.chicagoelevated.com/ for great tours all over the city.

I will be telling my story of the tour via my blog at some point this week.

#CircleShapesMonday +Circle Shapes Monday by +Cliff Loresco

Look Up!

Always, always look up. Or just pay attention to beyond what you see. How many people wander under this light in the valet parking area of the +Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Chicago? Do you think many of them see this, or just a light?

I played a bit of hooky on Friday and went on a really cool tour of the Pedway in Chicago. If you ever visit check out http://www.chicagoelevated.com/ for great tours all over the city.

I will be telling my story of the tour via my blog at some point this week.

#CircleShapesMonday +Circle Shapes Monday by +Cliff Loresco___

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2017-01-16 18:01:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Listen Live and win!!

https://www.facebook.com/AdoramaPix/videos/vb.7936578506/10154377598018507/?type=2&theater&notif_t=live_video&notif_id=1484589617110285

Listen Live and win!!

https://www.facebook.com/AdoramaPix/videos/vb.7936578506/10154377598018507/?type=2&theater&notif_t=live_video&notif_id=1484589617110285___

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2017-01-16 14:40:24 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

BLUE

+Heidi Anne Morris is doing some fun things (isn't she always!!) today...

Today's #colouroftheday is BLUE 💙💦👟👖💎💍🐋🐟🐳🌐🚎💺🛬🛫🌀🌊❄💧🎫🎾🎼📱📘🚰♿🛂🛃🔄➿⏪ if you have an image that's mostly ⏩ Blue please tag +Heidi Anne Morris in your post so she can take a look too !🌠😊 #

If you enjoy #joinindaily (while Johnny is on a break) you might like to join in too #justsayin 🙃😉💚😁✨✨😘🌈 #bluemonday

I've been thinking a lot about feathers again lately - time to play!!

BLUE

+Heidi Anne Morris is doing some fun things (isn't she always!!) today...

Today's #colouroftheday is BLUE 💙💦👟👖💎💍🐋🐟🐳🌐🚎💺🛬🛫🌀🌊❄💧🎫🎾🎼📱📘🚰♿🛂🛃🔄➿⏪ if you have an image that's mostly ⏩ Blue please tag +Heidi Anne Morris in your post so she can take a look too !🌠😊 #

If you enjoy #joinindaily (while Johnny is on a break) you might like to join in too #justsayin 🙃😉💚😁✨✨😘🌈 #bluemonday

I've been thinking a lot about feathers again lately - time to play!!___

2017-01-16 14:33:39 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

2017 B&W Project

Did you somehow miss this?

It's never too late to play along.

Here is the announcement post for this week's theme. Join in!!

+The B&W Project with +Al Chris +Maayan Windmuller & +Pat Kight

2/26: In/around my home
Posting Date: Friday 27th January
As extremes of weather in both hemispheres may keep us close to home at this time of the year, this theme is useful ;)
Show us an aspect of your home, either inside or outside.
If you are travelling, show us something from inside your accommodation.
Remember to tag +Al Chris​​, +Pat Kight​​ and +Maayan Windmuller​​ as well as use the hashtag #BWProject2017 ___2017 B&W Project

Did you somehow miss this?

It's never too late to play along.

Here is the announcement post for this week's theme. Join in!!

+The B&W Project with +Al Chris +Maayan Windmuller & +Pat Kight

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2017-01-14 23:53:45 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

There are reasons. Honest there are!

There are reasons. Honest there are!___

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2017-01-14 02:31:05 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

2017 B&W Project. I've been part of a B&W Project on Google+ for the last several years.

I've been part of a B&W Project on Google+ for the last several years.

2017 B&W Project. I've been part of a B&W Project on Google+ for the last several years.

I've been part of a B&W Project on Google+ for the last several years.___

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2017-01-14 02:03:47 (22 comments; 0 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

Topic 1/26
Past, Present, Future

Embrace the light in your past.
Enjoy the light in the present.
Evoke the light in your future.

+Al Chris +Maayan Windmuller & +Pat Kight
#BWProject2017

Actually taken today, with my real camera even! 

Topic 1/26
Past, Present, Future

Embrace the light in your past.
Enjoy the light in the present.
Evoke the light in your future.

+Al Chris +Maayan Windmuller & +Pat Kight
#BWProject2017

Actually taken today, with my real camera even! ___

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2017-01-13 22:33:17 (31 comments; 0 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

Pinot Bokeh

Pinot Gris....and an excellent burger on Tap for lunch today at the +Columbus Tap in the +Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Chicago.

#FridaysAreBokehlicious #Bokeh #Bokeholics curated by +Paul Moody +Leo Deegan +Dave Besbris +Wendy Chase
+Wesly Smith +Angie Smith +Art through the Aperture Photography +Robin Griggs Wood and +Michael B. Stuart

I know I"m missing a bunch of people here - this is the only list I have!

Happy Friday!!

Pinot Bokeh

Pinot Gris....and an excellent burger on Tap for lunch today at the +Columbus Tap in the +Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Chicago.

#FridaysAreBokehlicious #Bokeh #Bokeholics curated by +Paul Moody +Leo Deegan +Dave Besbris +Wendy Chase
+Wesly Smith +Angie Smith +Art through the Aperture Photography +Robin Griggs Wood and +Michael B. Stuart

I know I"m missing a bunch of people here - this is the only list I have!

Happy Friday!!___

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2017-01-13 15:35:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Last day to sign up for +Shari Miller's Mentorship she is offering - check out her post!!

Today's the day! If you've been considering signing up for this six-week mentorship, today's the last day to register! Find out more at:
https://sharimillerphotography.smugmug.com/customize/Mentorships-workshops/Breathing-in-beauty-creativity

Hope to have you join us!___Last day to sign up for +Shari Miller's Mentorship she is offering - check out her post!!

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2017-01-13 14:30:38 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

Two Weeks Left to View....

Want to win one of the framed prints hanging at the St. Charles Public Library--St. Charles, IL?

When you visit the exhibit take a photo or video of yourself in front of your favorite image! Post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+ and tag it #LauriLibraryExhibit When the exhibit is taken down on January 31st I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, February 3rd.

Good Luck!! Looking forward to seeing which is your favorite!

Two Weeks Left to View....

Want to win one of the framed prints hanging at the St. Charles Public Library--St. Charles, IL?

When you visit the exhibit take a photo or video of yourself in front of your favorite image! Post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+ and tag it #LauriLibraryExhibit When the exhibit is taken down on January 31st I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, February 3rd.

Good Luck!! Looking forward to seeing which is your favorite!___

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2017-01-13 14:13:47 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 82 +1s; )Open 

The aim - is to make sharing and viewing your images fun.
To let you join in IF you want to.
Post an image linked to the daily theme and add #joinindaily so +Johnny Wills can find them.

Today's theme is "Tails"

HAHAHA How could I not share this for Tails!?! come on +Tisha Luk let's see yours too! 

The aim - is to make sharing and viewing your images fun.
To let you join in IF you want to.
Post an image linked to the daily theme and add #joinindaily so +Johnny Wills can find them.

Today's theme is "Tails"

HAHAHA How could I not share this for Tails!?! come on +Tisha Luk let's see yours too! ___

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2017-01-12 22:37:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

There are still a few days to sign up for this new +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers program!

Check it out and sign up on the original post attached!!

The Colours, Shapes, Lines and Textures mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

In this new mentorship, I want to help you explore how Colours Shapes, Lines and Textures, as they all play a vital role in how we create powerful images that are engaging to the viewer to tell great visual stories. We will be looking at these one by one and also together to help you understand how they can help elevate your images from nice pictures to something that is just “that much more special”. I know from experience this will be a fun, educational and sometimes challenging way to improve your photography while being in a private group of like minded friends.

I will be taking on a group for an 8 weeks on-line mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

About me

Am I a world renown photographer? No most definitely not as I too continue along the path of learning, trying out different ways of combining things to get a great photo.

So why have I put together this mentorship, well it’s about passing on the lessons I have learnt, to encourage you to put things together in a way that works for you, to help you find those explanations of why certain things go together.

I have learnt some great stuff along my path of enlightenment by participating in G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, with Mary Presson Roberts, Lauri Novak and Shari Miller. I have spent a period of time in the Arcanum under 2 Masters, Bob Young and Ron Clifford, learning different skills whilst being encouraged by fellow apprentices in the communities working alongside me, and qualified at level 40.

I am a qualified Adult Education Trainer of some 15 years. For over 30 years I have dabbled in photography taking snapshots, running my own darkroom (many years ago) before I retired and took up digital photography as my main hobby, to learn what goes into making a great photo.

This mentorship is aimed at the new photographer, you will already be experiencing the mind-blowing fact that it is not just about pointing a camera and pressing the shutter button to achieve a tremendous photo.

You read about useful software like Lightroom and Photoshop, but this mentorship doesn’t cover these but I will help you to understand how to get some of the basics right first.

Selection process

Selections will begin on 15th January 2017 for the mentorship beginning on 6th February 2017 and end on 10th April 2017


These are the selection criteria:

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

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

• You have few previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.

• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RogerChessell/posts/GEEvC6HruM6?sfc=true

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

1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Favorite three subjects to photograph
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession
6) Previous art studies
7) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS3
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this

The G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford +Alex Lapidus

Helpers

+Angela Migliore +Bob Young +Bretta Elmore +Jennifer Walton +Lauri Novak +Mary Presson Roberts +Steffan Correll +Kitten KaboodleInc
___There are still a few days to sign up for this new +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers program!

Check it out and sign up on the original post attached!!

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2017-01-12 14:48:23 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Green

Please feel free to interpret the theme how you wish today.

The aim - is to make sharing and viewing your images fun.
To let you join in IF you want to.
Post an image linked to the daily theme and add #joinindaily so +Johnny Wills can find them.

Today's theme is "In The Middle"

This is a shot from my very first photography workshop about a year after I got my first Digital SLR - May 2012. I learned (was forced....hahaha, kidding) to take my DSLR off of A or P or CA, started shooting RAW, and I was showed what I could do in Lightroom with just little tweaks! Thanks to +John Batdorff Photography - crazy that was 5 years ago!!

Green

Please feel free to interpret the theme how you wish today.

The aim - is to make sharing and viewing your images fun.
To let you join in IF you want to.
Post an image linked to the daily theme and add #joinindaily so +Johnny Wills can find them.

Today's theme is "In The Middle"

This is a shot from my very first photography workshop about a year after I got my first Digital SLR - May 2012. I learned (was forced....hahaha, kidding) to take my DSLR off of A or P or CA, started shooting RAW, and I was showed what I could do in Lightroom with just little tweaks! Thanks to +John Batdorff Photography - crazy that was 5 years ago!!___

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2017-01-12 03:31:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Artist of the Month!

I have not been home and without wifi mostly so haven't really shared this here (or much of anything) on G+ lately.

Just wanted to share this. I did this back in 2012 as well, nice to have many more images to hang and much better work!! :) Growth!!

They posted on their FB page:
St. Charles Public Library--St. Charles, IL
Yesterday at 11:09am ·
Our Artist of the Month, Lauri Novak doesn't need Photoshop tricks or digital edits to enhance her photography. She says, "I've always been a purist and do my best to take the photo the way I see it." When you visit our mezzanine gallery this January, you'll see the work of a truly fine artist. See and learn more at http://www.laurinovakphotography.com/



Artist of the Month!

I have not been home and without wifi mostly so haven't really shared this here (or much of anything) on G+ lately.

Just wanted to share this. I did this back in 2012 as well, nice to have many more images to hang and much better work!! :) Growth!!

They posted on their FB page:
St. Charles Public Library--St. Charles, IL
Yesterday at 11:09am ·
Our Artist of the Month, Lauri Novak doesn't need Photoshop tricks or digital edits to enhance her photography. She says, "I've always been a purist and do my best to take the photo the way I see it." When you visit our mezzanine gallery this January, you'll see the work of a truly fine artist. See and learn more at http://www.laurinovakphotography.com/

___

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2017-01-11 16:10:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

#wordlessonwednesday


#wordlessonwednesday
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2017-01-09 16:14:11 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

Butterflies for # joindaily with +Johnny Wills​

Butterflies for # joindaily with +Johnny Wills​___

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2017-01-05 15:21:28 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

Let's Go!

This is my favorite place to shoot when I'm in Terminal 3 heading out in the morning.

Google Photos kindly created this animation for me and I kind of like it!

Off we go!

Let's Go!

This is my favorite place to shoot when I'm in Terminal 3 heading out in the morning.

Google Photos kindly created this animation for me and I kind of like it!

Off we go!___

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2017-01-04 14:52:59 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

#wordlessonwednesday


#wordlessonwednesday
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2017-01-03 21:53:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

New Year - New Project!

The B&W project has always been a great, thoughtful and challenging at times project. Great people involved running it and many more great people who participate! Lots of interaction and help if needed!

Check out the original post!

Welcome to 2017!

Have you wanted to improve your skills in B&W photography but didn't know where to start?

Would you like to be supported by a great group of people from around the world?

Then this is the Project for you! Read on :-)

The B&W Project begins anew for 2017.

Sadly, due to pressures of time, +Lauri Novak​ is unable to curate for 2017. I will be eternally grateful for working with such a talented photographer and wonderful friend. I wish her success on her adventures this year. Thank you for everything Lauri x

*I warmly welcome +Maayan Windmuller and +Pat Kight​​​ as our new curators. *

Simple Guidelines can be found on our profile page, but they are repeated here for your information

We still have the same basic rules for the project, and they are...

#1 No nudity! This is a family friendly zone, so be respectful in your creative expressions.

#2 This is a B&W project, so of course your images should be B&W.

#3 No recycled photos. Each image you submit for the project should be something you shot specifically for it and should be shot in that fortnight.

#4 Respect the post date. We realise that life gets complicated at times, but try as much as possible to post on the Friday.

#5 Comment on as many posts as possible, offering constructive feedback. We all learn by having elements that have worked successfully highlighted, and advice on what actions might make the image stronger photographically.

Enjoy the interaction and positive learning that occurs throughout the year. We are fortunate to have a fabulous group of people participating.

Topic One: Past, Present, Future
Posting Date: Friday 13th January 2017

A reasonably free flowing beginning. Interpret the theme in whatever way you wish.
You may want to share with us where your photography is at the moment, and what hopes or goals you have this year.

Whatever you choose, make sure you take the image between now and the posting date.

When you post, make sure you tag +Al Chris​​​​, +Maayan Windmuller​​​​ and +Pat Kight​​​​ and use the hashtag #BWProject2017 so we can enjoy and comment on your post.

Good Luck, and to help those who want to create a circle, please comment below and use the hashtag #IminBWProject2017



___New Year - New Project!

The B&W project has always been a great, thoughtful and challenging at times project. Great people involved running it and many more great people who participate! Lots of interaction and help if needed!

Check out the original post!

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2017-01-03 20:17:40 (20 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Featured Artist!

I'm excited to be the featured artist at the St. Charles Public Library for the month of January! St. Charles, IL is actually the town I grew up in. I did this 5 years ago there as well - happy to say I have a much more cohesive group of images, better quality prints and images to share now!

If anyone is local and you stop in - let me know!

(Sorry for the crap video - I meant to take my camera with me but forgot it....and the bag of supplies I needed that Mike had to go back home to get!!)

Featured Artist!

I'm excited to be the featured artist at the St. Charles Public Library for the month of January! St. Charles, IL is actually the town I grew up in. I did this 5 years ago there as well - happy to say I have a much more cohesive group of images, better quality prints and images to share now!

If anyone is local and you stop in - let me know!

(Sorry for the crap video - I meant to take my camera with me but forgot it....and the bag of supplies I needed that Mike had to go back home to get!!)___

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2017-01-03 13:37:15 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

What's that? Another new +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers?

Yep - go check this out!! You have to sign up on the original post!!

The Colours, Shapes, Lines and Textures mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

In this new mentorship, I want to help you explore how Colours Shapes, Lines and Textures, as they all play a vital role in how we create powerful images that are engaging to the viewer to tell great visual stories. We will be looking at these one by one and also together to help you understand how they can help elevate your images from nice pictures to something that is just “that much more special”. I know from experience this will be a fun, educational and sometimes challenging way to improve your photography while being in a private group of like minded friends.

I will be taking on a group for an 8 weeks on-line mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

About me

Am I a world renown photographer? No most definitely not as I too continue along the path of learning, trying out different ways of combining things to get a great photo.

So why have I put together this mentorship, well it’s about passing on the lessons I have learnt, to encourage you to put things together in a way that works for you, to help you find those explanations of why certain things go together.

I have learnt some great stuff along my path of enlightenment by participating in G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, with Mary Presson Roberts, Lauri Novak and Shari Miller. I have spent a period of time in the Arcanum under 2 Masters, Bob Young and Ron Clifford, learning different skills whilst being encouraged by fellow apprentices in the communities working alongside me, and qualified at level 40.

I am a qualified Adult Education Trainer of some 15 years. For over 30 years I have dabbled in photography taking snapshots, running my own darkroom (many years ago) before I retired and took up digital photography as my main hobby, to learn what goes into making a great photo.

This mentorship is aimed at the new photographer, you will already be experiencing the mind-blowing fact that it is not just about pointing a camera and pressing the shutter button to achieve a tremendous photo.

You read about useful software like Lightroom and Photoshop, but this mentorship doesn’t cover these but I will help you to understand how to get some of the basics right first.

Selection process

Selections will begin on 15th January 2017 for the mentorship beginning on 6th February 2017 and end on 10th April 2017


These are the selection criteria:

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

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

• You have few previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.

• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RogerChessell/posts/GEEvC6HruM6?sfc=true

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

1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Favorite three subjects to photograph
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession
6) Previous art studies
7) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS3
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this

The G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford +Alex Lapidus

Helpers

+Angela Migliore +Bob Young +Bretta Elmore +Jennifer Walton +Lauri Novak +Mary Presson Roberts +Steffan Correll +Kitten KaboodleInc
___What's that? Another new +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers?

Yep - go check this out!! You have to sign up on the original post!!

2017-01-03 13:01:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Added photos to Drink and Click December Chapter Challenge - Motion.

Added photos to Drink and Click December Chapter Challenge - Motion.___

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2017-01-03 01:49:43 (22 comments; 0 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

Overall I feel 2016 was amazing

Overall I feel 2016 was amazing___

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2017-01-02 19:22:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

NEW MENTORSHIP - OPEN FOR SIGN UPS!

Please go to the original post by +Roger Chessell

Want to grow? Learn? Expand your photographic horizon?

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and +Roger Chessell are offering another mentorship program!

If you've never signed up for one of these I highly recommend it! The learning is fantastic but even more that that is the community of others on the same path, learning together and helping each other.

Woo hoo!! Yay Roger!!

The Colours, Shapes, Lines and Textures mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

In this new mentorship, I want to help you explore how Colours Shapes, Lines and Textures, as they all play a vital role in how we create powerful images that are engaging to the viewer to tell great visual stories. We will be looking at these one by one and also together to help you understand how they can help elevate your images from nice pictures to something that is just “that much more special”. I know from experience this will be a fun, educational and sometimes challenging way to improve your photography while being in a private group of like minded friends.

I will be taking on a group for an 8 weeks on-line mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

About me

Am I a world renown photographer? No most definitely not as I too continue along the path of learning, trying out different ways of combining things to get a great photo.

So why have I put together this mentorship, well it’s about passing on the lessons I have learnt, to encourage you to put things together in a way that works for you, to help you find those explanations of why certain things go together.

I have learnt some great stuff along my path of enlightenment by participating in G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, with Mary Presson Roberts, Lauri Novak and Shari Miller. I have spent a period of time in the Arcanum under 2 Masters, Bob Young and Ron Clifford, learning different skills whilst being encouraged by fellow apprentices in the communities working alongside me, and qualified at level 40.

I am a qualified Adult Education Trainer of some 15 years. For over 30 years I have dabbled in photography taking snapshots, running my own darkroom (many years ago) before I retired and took up digital photography as my main hobby, to learn what goes into making a great photo.

This mentorship is aimed at the new photographer, you will already be experiencing the mind-blowing fact that it is not just about pointing a camera and pressing the shutter button to achieve a tremendous photo.

You read about useful software like Lightroom and Photoshop, but this mentorship doesn’t cover these but I will help you to understand how to get some of the basics right first.

Selection process

Selections will begin on 15th January 2017 for the mentorship beginning on 6th February 2017 and end on 10th April 2017


These are the selection criteria:

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

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

• You have few previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.

• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RogerChessell/posts/GEEvC6HruM6?sfc=true

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

1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Favorite three subjects to photograph
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession
6) Previous art studies
7) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS3
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this

The G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford +Alex Lapidus

Helpers

+Angela Migliore +Bob Young +Bretta Elmore +Jennifer Walton +Lauri Novak +Mary Presson Roberts +Steffan Correll
___NEW MENTORSHIP - OPEN FOR SIGN UPS!

Please go to the original post by +Roger Chessell

Want to grow? Learn? Expand your photographic horizon?

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers and +Roger Chessell are offering another mentorship program!

If you've never signed up for one of these I highly recommend it! The learning is fantastic but even more that that is the community of others on the same path, learning together and helping each other.

Woo hoo!! Yay Roger!!

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2017-01-02 03:12:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

How fun!! Great way to spread happiness to start the year!! Simple!!

How fun!! Great way to spread happiness to start the year!! Simple!!___

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2016-12-31 21:09:05 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

All the best for the coming year - may it be all you hope for!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

All the best for the coming year - may it be all you hope for!___

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2016-12-31 18:44:03 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Perfectly Expressed

This.

Thank you +Isabelle Cardinal for you art and insight!!

Happy New Year!

#HappyNewYear Everyone!!! Here is my special #Caturday #doodle!!! :D
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#BonneAnnée à tous!!! Voici mon #dessin spécial du #Chamedi !!! :D

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#celebrate #cartoon #art #illustration #NewYearResolutions #resolution #liveinthemoment #now #2017 #doit___Perfectly Expressed

This.

Thank you +Isabelle Cardinal for you art and insight!!

Happy New Year!

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2016-12-31 00:02:00 (35 comments; 0 reshares; 159 +1s; )Open 

Practicing for New Year's Eve

A little moss dance getting their dance moves perfected for tomorrow night.

#FridaysAreBokehlicious #bokeholics

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +David Mathre +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Liz C +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom


Practicing for New Year's Eve

A little moss dance getting their dance moves perfected for tomorrow night.

#FridaysAreBokehlicious #bokeholics

+Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +David Mathre +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wendy Baker +Dawn Siadatan +wolly wolly +Berit Schurse +Tom Tran +Eve Aebi +Isabelle Fortin +Liz C +Cooksterz Littlefield +Chris Draper +Tisha Luk +Wendy Verboom
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2016-12-30 20:18:39 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

+Adoramapix is having an awesome sale on Metal Prints through midnight (EST) December 31st!! 33% off!!! Code: PXNYMETAL
Amazing deal!!

+Adoramapix is having an awesome sale on Metal Prints through midnight (EST) December 31st!! 33% off!!! Code: PXNYMETAL
Amazing deal!!___

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2016-12-30 19:29:11 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

My friend +Shari Miller is offering her wonderful mentorship program next year.

Check it out!

YOU have the opportunity to define 2017 - what will you say?

Imagine...
seeing more beauty each day
experiencing more gratitude
moving through life with greater ease
taking that first step toward a dream
investing energy in things you really want to do
using photography as a companion to greater self-discovery

What if, by practicing some simple daily habits,
those things became more of a reality in your life?

(Check out the link at the end of this post for more information and consider joining me in this six-week online mentorship. Registration begins at noon on January 1st - and the mentorship begins January 15th.)

https://sharimillerphotography.smugmug.com/Mentorships-workshops/Breathing-in-beauty-creativity

YOU have the opportunity to define 2017 - what will you say?

Imagine...
seeing more beauty each day
experiencing more gratitude
moving through life with greater ease
taking that first step toward a dream
investing energy in things you really want to do
using photography as a companion to greater self-discovery

What if, by practicing some simple daily habits,
those things became more of a reality in your life?

(Check out the link at the end of this post for more information and consider joining me in this six-week online mentorship. Registration begins at noon on January 1st - and the mentorship begins January 15th.)

https://sharimillerphotography.smugmug.com/Mentorships-workshops/Breathing-in-beauty-creativity___My friend +Shari Miller is offering her wonderful mentorship program next year.

Check it out!

YOU have the opportunity to define 2017 - what will you say?

Imagine...
seeing more beauty each day
experiencing more gratitude
moving through life with greater ease
taking that first step toward a dream
investing energy in things you really want to do
using photography as a companion to greater self-discovery

What if, by practicing some simple daily habits,
those things became more of a reality in your life?

(Check out the link at the end of this post for more information and consider joining me in this six-week online mentorship. Registration begins at noon on January 1st - and the mentorship begins January 15th.)

https://sharimillerphotography.smugmug.com/Mentorships-workshops/Breathing-in-beauty-creativity

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