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Shannon Adelson

Shannon Adelson 

Musician | Photographer | Social Media Enthusiast

Occupation: Audio-Visual Multi-Media Explorer

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Denise Wakeman19,678*How to grow an active, engaged following on Google Plus - An introduction to Circloscope* As Google+ matures and you begin to add people to your Circles, it can quickly become overwhelming and unwieldy. The biggest challenge  though, is finding the RIGHT people in your niche to connect and engage with for your business. I recently started using Circloscope to manage my Circles and find the best people (for me) to engage with. As an HOA host I find it especially helpful. That's why I've invited  @117778937939543425499, co-founder of Circloscope to hop on a hangout and share with you best practices for managing your Circles.  Christine will also introduce you to Circloscope, a powerful circle management tool that can help you grow an active, engaged following on Google Plus.  *In this hanginar you will learn:* ❂ Tips and best practices for managing your circles on Google Plus. ❂ How to use Circloscope to connect with the people engaging with and sharing content in your niche. ❂ Why you need to clean up and add new people to your circles on a regular basis. ❂ That is doesn't take nearly as many followers as you think to take your engagement to a whole new level! *About Christine DeGraff* Christine DeGraff is an entrepreneur w/17 yrs experience in web development, SEO and Internet marketing. Christine is a co-founder of Circloscope.com, a circle management tool to help users manage and grow their circles on Google Plus. Christine's Google+ profile is  ranked among the Top 200 US women by CircleCount.com and she consistently ranks in the Top 50 most popular women in the US based on engagement.  If you haven't added @117778937939543425499 to your Circle's yet, she's definitely one to include! *RSVP "YES" or "MAYBE" to create a place holder so you can a reminder notification and catch us live or watch the replay at your convenience!* #circloscope   #circlemanagement   #ChristineDeGraff   #DeniseWakeman  How to grow an active, engaged following on Google Plus - An introduction to Circloscope2014-09-18 20:00:0068  
Trey Ratcliff8,878,861Going Live now! :)  We'll answer questions all about www.TheArcanum.com This Week in Photo! All about TheArcanum.com2013-12-04 01:59:35172  
Google+13,603,060The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033560  
matthew rappaport224,242+Hangout Conversations w/ +matthew rappaport is excited to have a FUN, Funny, Semi Educational Roundtable Conversation with some #awesomesauce  Photographers I've met here on +Google+ including +Lotus Carroll +Michael Bonocore +Mark Rodriguez and +Scott Detweiler ! We will chat, cheers, show work and talk some style/craft but focus on the best stuff which is going on photowalks all over the world and meeting other Photographers = Making the EPIC +H.I.R.L. memories! Take off your lens cap and make sure your FLASH is on because we're gonna have a good time ..on this night! If you have any questions about anything related to my guests, photography, photowalks, +SmugMug , #selfies , art, rock, film, style, love, how to pose, how not to pose or other, BRING EM with you! Recent Episode Clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ljwh5TFmBY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TlcKSQAPSc&feature=c4-overview&list=UU2GK4NpAYZDhcma_yid3MvQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBjpWkdBAgEHangout Conversations w/Matt Rappaport : Photographer Fun Roundtable2013-10-11 02:30:0047  
Ron Clifford2,975,717*Did you hear???* _Websters included the word *SELFY* in the dictionary_ Oh yes they did!!! I think this weeks guest is solely responsible for that!  Mark is going to walk us through one of his recent creations as well as talk to us about doing the  Movie Mashup Theme day on G+ @110573952887886961621  is a graphic designer and visual artist that blurs the lines between photography and reality with his outrageous self portraits and his movie mashup posters. you never know what he will throw at you next in the way of his visual art  The show will stream live right on this event at showtime YouTube Channel where it will be live and recorded  http://bit.ly/14h2GsZ Live interactive chatroom  http://bit.ly/14h1Ts2The Photoshop Show - with guest Mark Rodriguez2013-09-04 03:00:00203  
PhotographyTalk1,651,102@108564774959534277266 and @102896095115449876392 learn all about lifestyle photography with @117860386411463323543 (http://www.jasminestarblog.com)Photography Talk with Jasmine Star2013-07-31 00:00:0021  
SmugMug47,151Dear SmugMug Photographer, In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California. Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, @116570889542655364711. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002. We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it. Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement! http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug @114957514313448364645 & @116570889542655364711  Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00287  
Google Photos6,686,826The Google+ Photos Chat Series is back and we've got all new digs to broadcast our show from! For our next topic, we're partnering with the Street Photography Community on Google+ and will be discussing the genre with a great panel. Joining us are three photographers who live for capturing all of those everyday moments of life moving by: +Alan Shapiro, +Brian Day and +Chris Suspect. Hosting the event will be +Google+ Photos Community Manager, +Brian Matiash. We'll be sure to share stories and tips about how to get the most out of your time roaming the streets with camera in hand. Be sure to become a member of the Street Photography Community by visiting them here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105098607907521136027 *Feel free to leave your questions for our panel and share your street photography here in the event stream!*Google+ Photos Chat Series - Street Photography2013-07-25 03:00:00217  
PhotographyTalk1,651,102+Jane Ellen and +Alex Schult chat with innovative photographer +Jay P. Morgan (http://theslantedlens.com/about).Photography Talk with Jay P. Morgan2013-07-18 19:00:0060  
Yifat Cohen87,871*You really have to experience it to believe it. I know I did.* Ponder this for a minute - *IF* there's a hidden block that's stopping you from living the life you know you can live, *how do you discover it?*  If it's hidden - how do you even know it's there? You don't.  So how do you get rid of it and move on to bigger and better things? *You join our Hangout this Thur. and experience it for yourself.* Hangout will be live here: http://www.gplusgotogal.com/2568/live-hoa/how-to-get-unstuck-with-the-genki-masters/ --------------- #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #livehoa   #gplusgotogal   #selfgrowth   #spirituality   #therapy   #tapping   #meditation   #makemoney  No Fluff, Just Real Results.2013-07-18 18:00:0050  
Heidi Anne Morris67,295Take 2 - REPUBLISHED DUE TO G+ errors. *PLEASE spread out your posts, try not to post one after the other please* :))  *Calling all DOG owners!* Once again I'm Looking forward to seeing your dog photos! Invite your friends! Have fun ♥ *The FOURTH  "Day of the Dogs" Event on Google Plus is Sunday 14th July 2013 opening 9am GMT ish!!!* A selections of previous event photos here...  http://goo.gl/VFr8j You are cordially invited to post your canine images & links to your website, along side you photos, if you have one. _scroll down for all the details_ *- please only post your own images* *_event is open for OVER 24hrs starting  - Sunday 14th July  - (9AM ish GMT)_* You won't be able to add your photos until the Event opens :)   ♥♥♥ You migth also like some of my favourite "doggie" pages and themes here on Google Plus ... +The G+ DogPark +The Good Dog Guide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide +We Love Dogs! +Fido Friday +Lost Dogs +Life With Dogs  +Dogs Trust +RSPCA  THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (Sunday 14th July 2013 issue)2013-07-14 07:30:5677  
Sheila B. DuBois47,861+HEATHER FAY  has graciously agreed to let me  talk to her about how Google Plus  has enriched her life .  She will be singing a couple of Songs. (that is a must) :)    She  is amazing!   July 2 ,2013         It is  3:00 pm pacific. 4:00 pm Mountain. 5:00 pm Central. and 6:00 pm Eastern time.  Feel free to invite your friends.  Those who say they are attending I will add to the invite circle. Invites will start a  half hour early/Interview with Heather Fay2013-07-03 00:00:0051  
Yifat Cohen87,871*HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR HANGOUT ONCE IT'S OVER* _This is a public hangout. Feel free to invite your peers._ Hangouts are the new shiny objects, aren't they? Everyone's is (finally) jumping on the bandwidth of Hangouts OnAir and records away. The big question still remains -  *What do you do with that video once it's on YouTube?* To answer that question I bring you the one and only +James Wedmore! James is an Online and Video marketing strategist, author, speaker and coach AND the founder of Video Traffic Academy which teaches powerful techniques for turning YouTube Video Traffic into highly qualified customers. He is also the creator of 6 Figure Outsourcing Secrets which gives marketers a tool to get success from any online training course.  *IN THIS HANGOUT YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO*  - Get MORE YouTube Subscribers  - Market with YouTube - Tips and Tricks and best of all: - Get face to face with the one and only James Wedmore so you can ask him anything YOU want to know about YouTube marketing. ------------ #youtubemarketing   #gplusgotogal   #unscripted   #livehoa   #videomarketing   #videomarketingtips   #jameswedmore   #youtube   #hangoutsonair   #youtubetips   #viralvideomarketing  Transform Your Business with -hangouts- Video.2013-06-27 19:00:0076  
SmugMug47,151Have you ever wondered how to get your photos picked up by ad agencies? How does a photographer get their foot in the door? These are questions many of us have thought about before, since photography (and ads) are everywhere we look. Well, SmugMug Pro @114056084994793924628 helped answer some of those question during a recent SmugMug podcast (bit.ly/ZsDwsb). But, we found, that the interest in this subject is off the charts, and the follow up questions for Alan have been coming in fast and furious. So Alan has volunteered to spend an hour answering nothing but your questions in a live, On Air Google Hangout!  _Join SmugMug's Rocky Bowels and Michael Bonocore as they ask your questions to Alan Tuesday, June 11th at 9:00PM EST._ Have a question you would like us to ask Alan? Simply add it as a comment here, on this event. Alan will also do his best to respond to any questions we do not ask during the broadcast, right here in the Google+ event. So make sure to RSVP, and post your best question for Alan. We will even be giving away a year of SmugMug Portfolio to one lucky person who asks a question before the end of the live hangout.  And yes, this will be recorded to view on our YouTube channel.  #Photography #Advertising #Commercial #SmugMug #SmugMugProWhat Ad Agencies Want From You - Interested in Fashion or Commercial Photography?2013-06-12 03:00:0076  
Yifat Cohen87,871*How to tell the story of the good work you do in ways that build your business.* _This is a Public Hangout. feel free to invite your friends._ The role of *purposeful storytelling* is to unlock people's emotions so they can connect to your story and brand. *JOIN +Simon Mainwaring AND +Yifat Cohen FOR AN INTERACTIVE HANGOUT ON AIR*  Simon Mainwaring is a Fortune 50 consultant and New York Times bestselling author of +We First  (voted Best Marketing Book of 2012 by strategy+business) joins us in an interactive OnAir Hangout to explains how the most successful brands in the world are using social media to accelerate their brand awareness, profits and positive social impact.  *IN THIS HANGOUT...* You’ll learn how to tell a unique brand story that sets you apart from competitors and brings in new, loyal customers. You’ll learn how to use social media to inspire existing customers to buy and promote your brand. You’ll discover the proven digital, social and mobile marketing techniques that rapidly grow your reputation, profits and impact. http://goo.gl/OXPb4How To Use Social Media to Build Your Community.2013-05-23 18:00:0089  
Google Photos6,686,826Take a closer look at what’s new with this special edition of the  +Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air. Joining us are Google+ Photos staff members, +Matt Steiner, +Denise Ho, +Aravind Krishnaswamy, and +Brian Matiash. We’ll share a bit of our vision for Google+ Photos, along with some of our favorite Auto Enhance and Auto Awesome images. We’ll also be answering *YOUR* questions! So ask away in the comments section of the Event, and we’ll get to as many as we can. And don’t forget - keep sharing your best #AutoAwesome  and #AutoEnhance  images with us. Add your favorites right here in the comments section, too! We’ll keep resharing our favorites every day.A Conversation With The Team Behind The New Google+ Photos2013-05-21 00:00:001024  
Google Photos6,686,826Ever wonder what it is like to photograph some of the best musicians and performers on the planet? What about walking into a concert venue, flash a media pass, and get access backstage? What does it take to capture those defining concert moments while adjusting for challenging lighting and working around the crowds?  To find out, join our illustrious panel of renowned concert photographers as they share stories and tips on how to get access and get the shot. Hosted by +Dan Hughes this lively discussion includes seasoned concert photographers +Alan Hess, +Adam Elmakias, and +Paul R. Giunta. Rock on and see you there! 4:00-5:00pm Pacific timeGoogle+ Photos Chat Series - Backstage Pass to Concert Photography2013-05-15 01:00:00618  
Henry A. Otero (Hanko9)130,405*#Spartacus : War Of The Damned* Gaius Claudius Glaber is dead. Many months have passed since his defeat, and the rebel army, led by Spartacus and his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron, continue to amass victories over Rome. With the rebel numbers swelling to thousands of freed slaves, it has become a force that has started to challenge even the mighty armies of Rome. Spartacus is more determined than ever to bring down the entire Roman Republic. Following the death of Ashur, Naevia and Crixus fight as one with newfound strength and determination. And Gannicus, always seeking to embrace life to the fullest, shares his bed with the beautiful and dangerous Saxa. Together, the rebels engage in one bloody skirmish after another and prepare for the inevitable: a full out war with Rome. The Roman Senate turns to its wealthiest citizen, Marcus Crassus, for aid. A powerful, strategic politician, he respects his opponent and refuses to make the same mistakes Glaber and his predecessors have. With a young and fiercely competitive Julius Caesar as an ally, Crassus is determined to crush Spartacus and his rebellion. The epic conclusion of a legendary journey, Spartacus: War of the Damned will unleash a battle unlike anything ever seen before.Spartacus: War of the Damned [Season Premiere]2013-01-26 03:00:00145  
Isabelle Fortin27,382Whatever 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  
Anna Lowry30,107Let's start at Local 16 (if it's nice out, plan on meeting on the rooftop) and then we can work our way down the U st corridor.  Remember, any type of camera will do and all are welcome. Come on DC, let's get the internet social by way of drinking and clicking.  Please share the event with your circles as you might have people that haven't made it into mine. And be sure to circle the page https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112097746219931978398/112097746219931978398/posts See you guys soon!  Also, there is going to be a Photo Challenge for the month of September for all of the Drink and Click groups.  Here are the details: The September challenge is Reflections. Look around, more things reflect that you really care to notice when you are walking around. Water, Chrome, Mirrors, sunglasses, etc. You need some inspiration? here are some images to get you started with ideas http://digital-photography-school.com/27-resplendent-reflections-images-to-inspire-you Challenge Rules: -Images must be taken on a Drink and Click ™ event during the month of September.  Photos can be submitted by joining the Challenge event: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ccqtjh576u9vfapvhs5b5ulaim4/107430862196617669986 cc: +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll Drink and Click DC2012-09-08 16:30:0028  
Vivienne Gucwa (Travelinglens)1,808,389This is the official page for this awesome event. Led by myself (Alan Shapiro and Sharon Strandskov were there in spirit :) ) The meeting up point is Columbus Circle at 1:00 pm.  We have a nice path planned that will include several really beautiful locations throughout Central Park including (but subject to change): The Mall (and Literary Walk), Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, Shakespeare's Garden, Strawberry Fields and Belvedere Castle! We also have some fun ideas up our sleeves for everyone that will utilize this event page space (particularly the shared album). Bring your walking shoes and a smile. This walk is open to everyone with or without a camera. Even if you don't have a camera but just want to come and celebrate, feel free! This event is all about celebrating the awesomeness of G+ on its one year anniversary! :) --- #gplusanniversary #gplusanniversarynycThe Official NYC Google Plus One Year Anniversary Photowalk2012-06-30 13:00:0068  

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2015-11-06 15:52:16 (43 comments; 3 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."
~ William Arthur Ward





#FridaysAreBokehlicious  and as such I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't share some glorious golden #bokeh  glamour with y'all. Earlier this week I met these two sisters, and their photo shoot was epic, full of shenanigans and tomfoolery. For the most part, they posed themselves, and generally frolicked about on the sidewalk with the city streets glowing in the background. I rarely photograph  teenagers, but I was pleasantly surprised by how remarkably well they felt at ease in front of my lens. I'm grateful that I was able to capture a couple of magical moments for their parents.

If you like #bokehphotography  then make sure to click on these hashtags, so you can see more fantastic imagery from talented #bokeholics  like +LeoDeeg... more »

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2015-09-04 17:17:10 (26 comments; 11 reshares; 225 +1s; )Open 

Dreaming Dahlia

#FridaysAreBokehlicious , so I would be remiss if I didn't submit a pic to one of my favorite themes...  If you like #bokehphotography , then make sure to click on one of these hashtags, to see other examples of #bokeh  in your stream. Hope to see you join the rest of us #bokeholics  including savvy snappers like +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Angie Smith +Wesly Smith +Michael B. Stuart +Art through the Apeture Photography and many more...

+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday 
 +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 

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Dreaming Dahlia

#FridaysAreBokehlicious , so I would be remiss if I didn't submit a pic to one of my favorite themes...  If you like #bokehphotography , then make sure to click on one of these hashtags, to see other examples of #bokeh  in your stream. Hope to see you join the rest of us #bokeholics  including savvy snappers like +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Angie Smith +Wesly Smith +Michael B. Stuart +Art through the Apeture Photography and many more...

+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday 
 +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 

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2016-10-05 22:17:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is one of the best resources here on Google Plus. There have been so many changes to the platform over the past couple of years. But the enthusiasm and commitment of this particular group has remained constant. They have an amazing support network of mentors, students, previous participants, and creative companions. Having been through a couple of these, I can guarantee you will come out of it with an incredible appreciation not only for the process of creating, but how to develop your own unique style in a way that works best for your individual personality. The instructors are fantastic, and really devote a LOT of time and energy to making sure you get just as much out of it as you put into it. If you are looking to stir those creative juices, and take your imagery to the next level, then check out this new workshop series!

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The Breathing in Beauty, Creativity, & Gratitude mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

This program offered through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  is about giving yourself permission to create space in your life for YOU. It is about practicing habits that may help you move through life a bit more smoothly - a bit more joyfully - and certainly with an emphasis on seeing more of the beauty in the world! I will be taking on a LIMITED number of people for a six week on-line mentorship program which will include lessons, stories, assignments, and sharing. Participants will have the opportunity to practice new habits & talk about their experiences in a private G+ community which I intend to nurture as a positive, supportive, encouraging, & FUN environment!

In my life I have often found myself in the role of teacher &/or student, mentor &/or mentee. I firmly believe that teachers are students and students are teachers - and that when we are open to learning from one another, everyone's experience is richer. As a teacher, there is nothing better than when someone you're working with lights up with excitement when they do something they never thought they could have done before - and as a student, there is nothing better than that moment when, because of a teacher's inspiration & belief, you do something you never thought you could have done!

My background is in education, and I taught French & Spanish for over 16 years in large public high schools. I have led numerous community education classes, book studies, & women's groups, and since moving out of depression in 2009, I have attended and led several personal development classes and have been trained as a holistic body/breath work practitioner. My belief in the power of mentorships is deepened by the fact that I have had the opportunity to work with a local art mentor for the past six years & have worked with several mentors within the Arcanum & the broader photography community for over two years. I am currently a Master in the Arcanum, I do freelance photography projects, & offer one on one mentoring as well as sessions on contemplative photography. I would never have arrived to where I am today without the guidance, teachings, & wisdom of the mentors & teachers who have inspired ME along the way! Now it's my turn to attempt to pay it forward!

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a mentorship specifically about photography where you will learn about composition, post-processing or anything else remotely technical. Repeat, this is NOT a technical mentorship. Instead, photography will be used as a companion of sorts as you practice habits in the realms of gratitude, finding beauty, seeking space, becoming aware of your breath, taking "good" risks, & using visualization. This mentorship will not focus on the "how" of photography but will emphasize the "why" - that is, the discussion will be a journey of self-discovery centered around the meaning you may uncover during the process of practicing the habits & the process of taking pictures. Your camera (and ANY camera will do!) will simply be a tool that you use to express yourself, and your images will be a narration of the habits you will be asked to practice each week.

Sign ups begin October 5th, and selections will end October 11th for the mentorship beginning October 16th & ending November 26th.

These are the selection criteria I will be considering:

*You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ or other social media –– ideally with 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 willing to commit to being interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program by engaging in conversation & supporting your fellow participants.
*You have the time available to participate in this workshop - which will also include components that, for best results, are expected to be practiced on a daily basis (for a minimum of five minutes each day).
*You must be willing to "take yourself on," be willing to try new things, and share something about your experiences with others.

To be considered for selection, please comment to the ORIGINAL post only on my profile page: https://plus.google.com/109026969283554432972/posts/RP8q7bF52Ly by answering the following questions in your comment below. (PLEASE NOTE: if you apply on any reshares, your application will NOT be seen!)
 
1) Journaling: Do you have a current practice of journaling? If so, how often do you do it? If not, what is your initial response to the thought of doing five minutes of writing a day?

2) Meditation: Do you have a current daily practice of meditation? If so, for how long have you been practicing? If not, have you ever tried meditation? If so, what was your response to it? If not, what is your initial response to the thought of trying meditation?

3) Would you identify yourself as an artist? Why or why not?

4) What is your response to the idea of taking/making time for yourself?

5) What is a risk that you took in your life that you're really glad you took?

6) What will be your role in making sure you get the most from this mentorship?

7) What amount of time do you have available for participation?

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) I used to journal daily, then I did it off and on for years, but recently I have begun doing it as a daily practice again.
2) I have done daily meditation in the past but have gotten away from the regular practice. I still do it at least once a week.
3) Now I would. In the past, no. I really used to struggle with saying, "I'm an artist."
4) After burning out physically & emotionally at a past job, I try to make a greater effort to make time for myself. Sometimes I do a better job of it than others.
5) I'm glad I finally resigned from a job that, though it was stable & decent money, was making me mentally, emotionally, and physically sick.
6) I know that I will get out of this mentorship what I put into it, so I will do what I can to be engaged in the community.
7) I can definitely find fifteen minutes each day to devote to this - some days more

I look forward to working with many of you on this adventure!!

(+Robin Griggs Wood , +Alex Lapidus , +Ron Clifford )___The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is one of the best resources here on Google Plus. There have been so many changes to the platform over the past couple of years. But the enthusiasm and commitment of this particular group has remained constant. They have an amazing support network of mentors, students, previous participants, and creative companions. Having been through a couple of these, I can guarantee you will come out of it with an incredible appreciation not only for the process of creating, but how to develop your own unique style in a way that works best for your individual personality. The instructors are fantastic, and really devote a LOT of time and energy to making sure you get just as much out of it as you put into it. If you are looking to stir those creative juices, and take your imagery to the next level, then check out this new workshop series!

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2016-10-05 20:59:35 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

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#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

+HQSP Portraits  #hqspportraits  

#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

+HQSP Portraits  #hqspportraits  ___

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2016-09-21 18:31:26 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday   #wordlesswednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday   #wordlesswednesday  ___

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#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2016-06-10 14:07:35 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

BAND BOKEH
When a groupie has a crush on the drummer...

If you shoot as many concerts as I do, you will likely see a LOT of cell phones up in the air, often in the way of photographers trying to get a clear shot of the musicians. However, I've since taken to making a game of it, and striving to get a cool shot of the audience interaction. So here is a quick snap of a young lady taping her favorite drummer.

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#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... more »

BAND BOKEH
When a groupie has a crush on the drummer...

If you shoot as many concerts as I do, you will likely see a LOT of cell phones up in the air, often in the way of photographers trying to get a clear shot of the musicians. However, I've since taken to making a game of it, and striving to get a cool shot of the audience interaction. So here is a quick snap of a young lady taping her favorite drummer.

SONY A6000
50mm
ISO 1600
f/2.0
1/200 sec

#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 +Wesly Smith +Wendy Baker___

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2016-06-08 20:18:25 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2016-06-06 19:49:49 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world."
~ Marilyn Monroe


I haven't been on here very often lately, so somehow I lost track of the bookmark I had with all the themes and curators on it. I wanted to post this for #shoesmonday , but not sure who all the +Shoes Monday peeps are these days.

Can somebody share a link in the comments below, so I can find the most updated list of themes and curators? I'm like to make sure to include the correct people for each type of post... Thanks!

#shoes   #designer   #couture   #black   #sexy   #fashion   #glamour   

"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world."
~ Marilyn Monroe


I haven't been on here very often lately, so somehow I lost track of the bookmark I had with all the themes and curators on it. I wanted to post this for #shoesmonday , but not sure who all the +Shoes Monday peeps are these days.

Can somebody share a link in the comments below, so I can find the most updated list of themes and curators? I'm like to make sure to include the correct people for each type of post... Thanks!

#shoes   #designer   #couture   #black   #sexy   #fashion   #glamour   ___

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2016-06-03 17:50:21 (19 comments; 0 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

COMIC CON CHARACTERS

I recently promised +Leo Deegan that I would get my butt in gear and post on here more often. So what better day to start then for one of my favorite themes.

Most of my #bokeh  shots in the past were of #flowers  or other natural beauties in the #botanical   #garden . But the last few months I've been doing much more portraiture, which has kept me busy shooting musicians and models.

There are thousands of people attending Wizard World (Philadelphia) this weekend, many of whom come dressed in full character attire and accessories. I'm sure my fellow #nerds  and #geeks  will immediately recognize these iconic characters from the Marvel series. #comiccon  

If you enjoy shallow depth of field photography, like so many of us do, then please make sure to click on the #FridaysAreBokehlicious  hashtag, so you can see what therest of... more »

COMIC CON CHARACTERS

I recently promised +Leo Deegan that I would get my butt in gear and post on here more often. So what better day to start then for one of my favorite themes.

Most of my #bokeh  shots in the past were of #flowers  or other natural beauties in the #botanical   #garden . But the last few months I've been doing much more portraiture, which has kept me busy shooting musicians and models.

There are thousands of people attending Wizard World (Philadelphia) this weekend, many of whom come dressed in full character attire and accessories. I'm sure my fellow #nerds  and #geeks  will immediately recognize these iconic characters from the Marvel series. #comiccon  

If you enjoy shallow depth of field photography, like so many of us do, then please make sure to click on the #FridaysAreBokehlicious  hashtag, so you can see what the rest of our band of #bokeholics  have been up to this past week.

+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 +Wesly Smith

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#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

2016-03-11 04:29:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

This is definitely something worth checking out! Click on the OP for more information, to ask questions, or to sign up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three days between Public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end.)
• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You have no previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.
• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.

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

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

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

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

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus___This is definitely something worth checking out! Click on the OP for more information, to ask questions, or to sign up.

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#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2016-02-24 18:55:47 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2016-02-11 03:38:09 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2016-01-27 17:47:39 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2016-01-16 00:31:53 (20 comments; 0 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

CHEERS TO 2016!

Yeah, I guess I'm a little late in wishing you all a Happy New Year... Well, lots of interesting stuff happened in the last quarter of 2015, and it has taken me a while to process it all. I took a brief hiatus from social media, in an attempt to get some clarity about my priorities, and the direction in which my career is heading. Anyway, I'm trying to get back on track with posting stuff here, so there's no better day than today to start. And since Friday is host to one of my very favorite themes, I offer you #BeerBokeh , because #FridaysAreBokehlicious !

I noticed a significant drop in my follower count, probably due to the fact that I haven't posted in almost a month. So I'm not sure who will even see my posts anymore. Nevertheless, I need to take a moment and extend best wishes to my fellow #bokeholics , who have carried the proverbial ... more »

CHEERS TO 2016!

Yeah, I guess I'm a little late in wishing you all a Happy New Year... Well, lots of interesting stuff happened in the last quarter of 2015, and it has taken me a while to process it all. I took a brief hiatus from social media, in an attempt to get some clarity about my priorities, and the direction in which my career is heading. Anyway, I'm trying to get back on track with posting stuff here, so there's no better day than today to start. And since Friday is host to one of my very favorite themes, I offer you #BeerBokeh , because #FridaysAreBokehlicious !

I noticed a significant drop in my follower count, probably due to the fact that I haven't posted in almost a month. So I'm not sure who will even see my posts anymore. Nevertheless, I need to take a moment and extend best wishes to my fellow #bokeholics , who have carried the proverbial #bokeh  torch faithfully in my absence. Even though I wasn't posting on my personal profile, I have been monitoring the stream of certain community groups, as well as curating part-time for the HQSP Animals theme. So I may have commented on a few of your posts along the way, even if my own page stayed empty during that time. 

Little by little, I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, and hopefully will be able to post more frequently in the near future. So without further ado, many thanks to my blurry besties from the #bokehphotography  community:
+Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Elizabeth Hahn +Art through the Aperture Photography +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith +Michael B. Stuart +Nicole H +John Getchel +Dawn Siadatan +Rebecca Johnson +Wendy Chase +Melissa Beagle 

HAPPY NEW YEAR, PLUS PEEPS!___

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2015-11-11 00:24:03 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

"Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality."
~ Shawn Ashmore






+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster +Frank Nöthe #HQSPPortraits 

"Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality."
~ Shawn Ashmore






+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster +Frank Nöthe #HQSPPortraits ___

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2015-11-06 15:52:16 (43 comments; 3 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."
~ William Arthur Ward





#FridaysAreBokehlicious  and as such I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't share some glorious golden #bokeh  glamour with y'all. Earlier this week I met these two sisters, and their photo shoot was epic, full of shenanigans and tomfoolery. For the most part, they posed themselves, and generally frolicked about on the sidewalk with the city streets glowing in the background. I rarely photograph  teenagers, but I was pleasantly surprised by how remarkably well they felt at ease in front of my lens. I'm grateful that I was able to capture a couple of magical moments for their parents.

If you like #bokehphotography  then make sure to click on these hashtags, so you can see more fantastic imagery from talented #bokeholics  like +LeoDeeg... more »

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."
~ William Arthur Ward





#FridaysAreBokehlicious  and as such I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't share some glorious golden #bokeh  glamour with y'all. Earlier this week I met these two sisters, and their photo shoot was epic, full of shenanigans and tomfoolery. For the most part, they posed themselves, and generally frolicked about on the sidewalk with the city streets glowing in the background. I rarely photograph  teenagers, but I was pleasantly surprised by how remarkably well they felt at ease in front of my lens. I'm grateful that I was able to capture a couple of magical moments for their parents.

If you like #bokehphotography  then make sure to click on these hashtags, so you can see more fantastic imagery from talented #bokeholics  like +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Michael B. Stuart +Kathleen Kent +Lauri Novak +Elizabeth Hahn  and many more open aperture aficionados!


+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster +Frank Nöthe #HQSPPortraits #modeling   #glamour   #beauty   #sisters  ___

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2015-11-04 21:40:40 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-11-03 13:14:34 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

"If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you."
~ Alex Trebek






+Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson #TreeTuesday 
+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster +Frank Nöthe #HQSPPortraits 
#model   #modeling   #fashion   #glamour  
#googleplusphotos  

"If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you."
~ Alex Trebek






+Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson #TreeTuesday 
+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster +Frank Nöthe #HQSPPortraits 
#model   #modeling   #fashion   #glamour  
#googleplusphotos  ___

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2015-11-01 19:09:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

This is what happens if you don't run away fast enough, and the zombies get a little too close for comfort... I'm not sure if they were more interested in the camera or some brains, but I didn't want to stick around to find out!

#halloween   #halloween2015   #halloweenparty  
#hauntedhouse   #zombies  

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

This is what happens if you don't run away fast enough, and the zombies get a little too close for comfort... I'm not sure if they were more interested in the camera or some brains, but I didn't want to stick around to find out!

#halloween   #halloween2015   #halloweenparty  
#hauntedhouse   #zombies  ___

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2015-10-28 22:19:37 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 89 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-10-23 19:42:03 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

"A great accomplishment shouldn't be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward."
~ Harvey Mackay




A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a Car Show that was hosted by one of the local fire departments. This chrome bulldog was the hood ornament on one of the classic fire trucks they had on display. I framed a shot with the trees in the background and a shallow depth of field, to maximize the #bokeh  effect in the scene. #FridaysAreBokehlicious , so if you are into #bokehphotography  then this is definitely the right day to share your #bokehlicious  imagery with the rest of the #bokeholics  including +Paul Moody +Leo Deegan +Dave Besbris +Robin Griggs Wood +Michael B. Stuart +Kathleen Kent +Art through the Aperture Photography +Lauri Novak and many more fellow travelers on the Focus Freeway....

"A great accomplishment shouldn't be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward."
~ Harvey Mackay




A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a Car Show that was hosted by one of the local fire departments. This chrome bulldog was the hood ornament on one of the classic fire trucks they had on display. I framed a shot with the trees in the background and a shallow depth of field, to maximize the #bokeh  effect in the scene. #FridaysAreBokehlicious , so if you are into #bokehphotography  then this is definitely the right day to share your #bokehlicious  imagery with the rest of the #bokeholics  including +Paul Moody +Leo Deegan +Dave Besbris +Robin Griggs Wood +Michael B. Stuart +Kathleen Kent +Art through the Aperture Photography +Lauri Novak and many more fellow travelers on the Focus Freeway....___

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2015-10-16 13:51:59 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

"To boldly go where no beer bokeh has gone before..."


Cheers! The weekend is almost here, and so I toast my fellow #bokeholics  as we celebrate this #bokehlicious  beverage. 
+Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Art through the Aperture Photography +Michael B. Stuart +Lauri Novak +Kathleen Kent +Elizabeth Hahn and anyone else who wants to join us at the local  #bokehphotography  bar...
#FridaysAreBokehlicious  so grab your favorite brew and raise a glass to the #bokeh  that goes down smooth with a sublime flavor palette for your eyes. Happy Friday!

"To boldly go where no beer bokeh has gone before..."


Cheers! The weekend is almost here, and so I toast my fellow #bokeholics  as we celebrate this #bokehlicious  beverage. 
+Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Art through the Aperture Photography +Michael B. Stuart +Lauri Novak +Kathleen Kent +Elizabeth Hahn and anyone else who wants to join us at the local  #bokehphotography  bar...
#FridaysAreBokehlicious  so grab your favorite brew and raise a glass to the #bokeh  that goes down smooth with a sublime flavor palette for your eyes. Happy Friday!___

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2015-10-15 22:45:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

BACH ON ELECTRIC GUITAR

I haven't shared a video in a while, and just last night I had the privilege of watching this guy play at a small club in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. In my experience, I've always found that no matter what genre a musician specializes in, most of them have benefitted greatly from classical training of one type or another. And I love when people take creativity to the next level, interpreting old pieces through new technology. Give it a listen, and if you like what you hear, please SHARE THE VIDEO with your friends, and let's help this guitar player get some more attention for his talents!

#guitar   #electricguitar   #bach   #music   #musician   #classicalmusic   #creativity  

BACH ON ELECTRIC GUITAR

I haven't shared a video in a while, and just last night I had the privilege of watching this guy play at a small club in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. In my experience, I've always found that no matter what genre a musician specializes in, most of them have benefitted greatly from classical training of one type or another. And I love when people take creativity to the next level, interpreting old pieces through new technology. Give it a listen, and if you like what you hear, please SHARE THE VIDEO with your friends, and let's help this guitar player get some more attention for his talents!

#guitar   #electricguitar   #bach   #music   #musician   #classicalmusic   #creativity  ___

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2015-10-09 23:07:06 (13 comments; 5 reshares; 78 +1s; )Open 

"Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, as a moth brushes a window with its wing."
~ Christopher Fry




For #FridaysAreBokehlicious  with the amazing connoisseurs of #bokeh  including +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Art through the Aperture Photography +Lauri Novak +Kathleen Kent and many other #bokehphotography  lovers worldwide... 
For +HQSP Macro  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten #hqspmacro
For +MacroAddict  curated by  +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron #macroaddict
For +FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday
For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower

"Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, as a moth brushes a window with its wing."
~ Christopher Fry




For #FridaysAreBokehlicious  with the amazing connoisseurs of #bokeh  including +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Art through the Aperture Photography +Lauri Novak +Kathleen Kent and many other #bokehphotography  lovers worldwide... 
For +HQSP Macro  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Peter Marbaise +Evi Verstraeten #hqspmacro
For +MacroAddict  curated by  +Sandrine Berjonneau +Didier Caron #macroaddict
For +FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday
For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower___

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2015-09-30 14:51:25 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 74 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-09-29 22:49:43 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

Flowers after the Rain






For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower
For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers
Theme Curator text generated by GplusPhotoPages ~ http://goo.gl/2eUzq5 #gplusphotopages 
#flowers   #flowerphotography   #beauty   #nature   #raindrops   #petals   #garden   #botanicalgarden  

Flowers after the Rain






For +FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower
For +HQSP Flowers  curated by  +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers
Theme Curator text generated by GplusPhotoPages ~ http://goo.gl/2eUzq5 #gplusphotopages 
#flowers   #flowerphotography   #beauty   #nature   #raindrops   #petals   #garden   #botanicalgarden  ___

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2015-09-23 23:14:25 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 57 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-09-19 13:14:02 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 53 +1s; )Open 

Friday Night Lights

Nope, there are no football fields here, just the remnants of a Florida sunset. I was actually shooting a portrait of a friend's baby boy, and for some reason this accidental frame ended up in the mix. Must've been a misfire, where I clicked the button while changing settings or something. All of the other shots of the infant were focused, but since #FridaysAreBokehlicious  I decided not to throw this one out. Yeah, I know it's actually Saturday morning here, but since we got back from vacation in FL I've been a little off my sleep schedule. Anyway, if you enjoy imagining the stories that these mysterious blurs have to offer, then you've probably caught the #bokeh  bug. Id love to be able to tell you that it isn't contagious, but I'm afraid once you've been bitten, there will be much #bokehphotography  in your future! So go out andex... more »

Friday Night Lights

Nope, there are no football fields here, just the remnants of a Florida sunset. I was actually shooting a portrait of a friend's baby boy, and for some reason this accidental frame ended up in the mix. Must've been a misfire, where I clicked the button while changing settings or something. All of the other shots of the infant were focused, but since #FridaysAreBokehlicious  I decided not to throw this one out. Yeah, I know it's actually Saturday morning here, but since we got back from vacation in FL I've been a little off my sleep schedule. Anyway, if you enjoy imagining the stories that these mysterious blurs have to offer, then you've probably caught the #bokeh  bug. Id love to be able to tell you that it isn't contagious, but I'm afraid once you've been bitten, there will be much #bokehphotography  in your future! So go out and experiment with your camera, and if you have some happy accidents like I did, embrace the creative possibilities... Trust me, there are many others just like you that will help lead the way if you get lost on this new journey. So feel free to reach out to seasoned veterans like +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Art through the Aperture Photography +Michael B. Stuart +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +Wesly Smith and any of the other #bokeholics  you may encounter on your travels. ___

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2015-09-16 19:43:44 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-09-04 17:17:10 (26 comments; 11 reshares; 225 +1s; )Open 

Dreaming Dahlia

#FridaysAreBokehlicious , so I would be remiss if I didn't submit a pic to one of my favorite themes...  If you like #bokehphotography , then make sure to click on one of these hashtags, to see other examples of #bokeh  in your stream. Hope to see you join the rest of us #bokeholics  including savvy snappers like +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Angie Smith +Wesly Smith +Michael B. Stuart +Art through the Apeture Photography and many more...

+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday 
 +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 

Dreaming Dahlia

#FridaysAreBokehlicious , so I would be remiss if I didn't submit a pic to one of my favorite themes...  If you like #bokehphotography , then make sure to click on one of these hashtags, to see other examples of #bokeh  in your stream. Hope to see you join the rest of us #bokeholics  including savvy snappers like +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Angie Smith +Wesly Smith +Michael B. Stuart +Art through the Apeture Photography and many more...

+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday 
 +FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers ___

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2015-09-02 17:32:19 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-08-27 14:49:43 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

Surfer 
(Ogunquit, ME)





+AllThingsBlue curated by +Josef Ehrlich #AllThingsBlue  
+B for Blue curated by +Aileen Sorenson #BforBlue  
+HQSP Motion curated by +Anja Wessels +Melania Pierce #hqspmotion  
+Summer Photos curated by +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig #summerphotos  
#maine   #surfing   #surfer   #surfboard   #water   #ocean   #waves  

Surfer 
(Ogunquit, ME)





+AllThingsBlue curated by +Josef Ehrlich #AllThingsBlue  
+B for Blue curated by +Aileen Sorenson #BforBlue  
+HQSP Motion curated by +Anja Wessels +Melania Pierce #hqspmotion  
+Summer Photos curated by +Tiina Niskanen +Andreas Helbig #summerphotos  
#maine   #surfing   #surfer   #surfboard   #water   #ocean   #waves  ___

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2015-08-19 18:40:04 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 60 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-08-06 20:10:43 (14 comments; 6 reshares; 109 +1s; )Open 

"Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction."
~ Brendon Burchard




Apparently I missed a challenge issued by +Sean Cowen regarding #flowers , so I would be remiss if I didn't answer the call to share some floral art. OK, buddy, here you go... This is my submission to the #SeanCowenLovesFlowers  hashtag theme. I don't know whether or not it's still trending, but I wanted to do my part to contribute. Hope you like it, my friend.

To learn more about this hashtag, check out the original post here:more »

"Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction."
~ Brendon Burchard




Apparently I missed a challenge issued by +Sean Cowen regarding #flowers , so I would be remiss if I didn't answer the call to share some floral art. OK, buddy, here you go... This is my submission to the #SeanCowenLovesFlowers  hashtag theme. I don't know whether or not it's still trending, but I wanted to do my part to contribute. Hope you like it, my friend.

To learn more about this hashtag, check out the original post here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SeanCowen/posts/KfjmgxcjHfa
And if you are among the many of us who love shooting and sharing flower pictures, feel free to play along, and let's see if we can change Sean's mind.






+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers #floralphotography   #flowerphotography   #flowerpower   #flowerlover   #floraandfauna  ___

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2015-07-31 16:29:03 (21 comments; 10 reshares; 125 +1s; )Open 

"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength."
~ Betty Friedan





+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 
#FridaysAreBokehlicious   #Bokeh   #Bokeholics  +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Paula Contreras +Lauri Novak +Robin Griggs Wood +Michael B. Stuart +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith +Kathleen Kent and many more...

"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength."
~ Betty Friedan





+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 
#FridaysAreBokehlicious   #Bokeh   #Bokeholics  +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Paula Contreras +Lauri Novak +Robin Griggs Wood +Michael B. Stuart +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith +Kathleen Kent and many more...___

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2015-07-29 18:08:36 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 70 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-07-10 14:44:55 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
~ Langston Hughes




+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 
#FridaysAreBokehlicious   #Bokeholics   #Bokeh   #bokehphotography   #rain   #raindrops   #roses   #rosesphotography  

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
~ Langston Hughes




+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 
#FridaysAreBokehlicious   #Bokeholics   #Bokeh   #bokehphotography   #rain   #raindrops   #roses   #rosesphotography  ___

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2015-07-08 13:47:36 (7 comments; 6 reshares; 122 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-07-02 03:47:56 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-06-26 14:35:54 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

"To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater."
~ Bono





+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 
+HQSP Monochrome curated by +Anja Wessels +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella +Jean-Philippe Jouve #hqspmonochrome 
+Poppy Pics curated by +Rosie Nixon #poppypics 

"To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater."
~ Bono





+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 
+HQSP Monochrome curated by +Anja Wessels +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Howard Salmon +tri rini nuringtyas +Giuseppe Petruzzella +Jean-Philippe Jouve #hqspmonochrome 
+Poppy Pics curated by +Rosie Nixon #poppypics ___

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2015-06-22 15:33:58 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself."
~ Oscar de la Renta





+Shoes Monday curated by +Laura Harding +Olga Kafka +Carmen Schmidt +Mee Ming Wong +Erwin Vindl +Ananda Sim +Thomas Andersen #ShoesMonday 
+Everything Green curated by +andi rivarola #everythinggreen 
+All Things Green curated by +Cicely Robin Laing #AllThingsGreen 

"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself."
~ Oscar de la Renta





+Shoes Monday curated by +Laura Harding +Olga Kafka +Carmen Schmidt +Mee Ming Wong +Erwin Vindl +Ananda Sim +Thomas Andersen #ShoesMonday 
+Everything Green curated by +andi rivarola #everythinggreen 
+All Things Green curated by +Cicely Robin Laing #AllThingsGreen ___

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2015-06-17 13:36:12 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 95 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-06-12 14:55:28 (17 comments; 7 reshares; 100 +1s; )Open 

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
~ Henry Ford





#FridaysAreBokehlicious  so if you like #Bokeh  then click through these hashtags to see other #BokehPhotography  from fellow enthusiast #bokeholics  like +Paul Moody +Leo Deegan +Dave Besbris  +Robin Griggs Wood +Wendy Chase +Angie Smith +Wesly Smith +Kathleen Kent +Elizabeth Hahn +Sean McLean +Dawn Siadatan +Michael B. Stuart +Marie CADORET +Lauri Novak +Michael Hatten and many more.

+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 
+PromotePhotography curated b... more »

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
~ Henry Ford





#FridaysAreBokehlicious  so if you like #Bokeh  then click through these hashtags to see other #BokehPhotography  from fellow enthusiast #bokeholics  like +Paul Moody +Leo Deegan +Dave Besbris  +Robin Griggs Wood +Wendy Chase +Angie Smith +Wesly Smith +Kathleen Kent +Elizabeth Hahn +Sean McLean +Dawn Siadatan +Michael B. Stuart +Marie CADORET +Lauri Novak +Michael Hatten and many more.

+FloralFriday curated by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday 
+ColorsOnFriday curated by +Karsten Meyer +Britta Rogge #ColorsOnFriday 
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Anja Wessels +kaatje jansen +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas #hqspflowers 
+Promote Photography curated by +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt #promotephotography ___

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2015-06-10 12:18:37 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2015-06-09 14:52:24 (15 comments; 4 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
~ Henry David Thoreau





+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+MusicMonday curated by +Nathan Lucking #MusicMonday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster +Frank Nöthe #HQSPPortraits 
+HQSP Music curated by +Bill Merrow #hqspmusic 
#drums   #drummer   #drumming   #percussion   #band   #music   #musician  

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
~ Henry David Thoreau





+PortraitTuesday curated by +Laura Balc +Tana Teel #PortraitTuesday 
+MusicMonday curated by +Nathan Lucking #MusicMonday 
+HQSP Portraits curated by +Anja Wessels +Heiko Köster +Frank Nöthe #HQSPPortraits 
+HQSP Music curated by +Bill Merrow #hqspmusic 
#drums   #drummer   #drumming   #percussion   #band   #music   #musician  ___

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