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Trey Ratcliff8,417,312Not long ago, I released a video tutorial series about Landscape Photography at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/landscape-and-travel-photography-tutorial-new-zealand/ - I thought it would be fun to process a photo live on the air! The Landscape Tutorial is 40% off for a few more days, so that's a good deal. The page says $79, but it will ring up as $47 in the store. Time/Date:  In the US, Sunday at 4 PM PT, 6 PM CST, 7 PM ET I'll invite a few people from the Stuck In Customs Community at https://plus.google.com/communities/114805630646077487810 to join in as well! :)  I'll be watching all the questions that are happening live as well as taking live questions during the hangout. I'll probably edit some of my new photos from Dubai and Germany so you can get a sense of what I do. Anyway, this is a free event... just to give back... hope you enjoy it! :)Live Photo-Processing Fun, Join me!2015-03-23 00:00:00362  
Fine Art Fantastic Photos5,330You 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 23:00:0010  
Trey Ratcliff8,417,312The Big Photo Competition show goes live soon!  Every week, we get on a bunch of Masters from The Arcanum, each of whom brings some amazing photography from their Apprentices. The competition and scoring always gets a bit hot and spicy, so don't miss it! :) We usually start with a bit of news, so this week I'll be holding up the new DJI Inspire Quadcopter that is Absolutely Awesome — I'll be taking it down to Antarctica with me for two weeks and really give it a run! The Masters from www.TheArcanum.com joining us this week will be @106255898978966943774 @100152482963867776449 @107941091850661246411 @112311470127292513285 — and we'll be joined too by my Co-Host @103155291053045215105 ... and @105385127622787931046 and @104220190988450956658 will be on hand as well! We'll probably start up the show a little early... and you can enjoy the pre-show where there is often quite a bit of confusion!Show 5: The new DJI Inspire Quadcopter and Creation Wars Photo Competition Fun!2014-12-16 03:00:00141  
The Photoshop Show2,031Learn how to make your own video tutorials using Screenflow from our special guest @114570546309409287441 host of the venerable ScreenCastsOnline. @115571998474046088312 and @108215644829092784557 bring you another fantastic guest. @114570546309409287441  is the host and producer of the successful ScreenCastsOnline training website. As one of the Podcasting pioneers, Don has been producing ScreenCastsOnline since August 2005, delivering weekly video tutorials on Apple Mac and iOS software to a global audience. More recently, Don has successfully published the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly magazine in Newsstand, as well as launching a number of standalone iOS and Mac tutorial apps.  If you can catch it live that's great!  Join @101437802758827481019 and @105845861210914905032 in the conversation in the live comments.  If you can't join us live you can watch the replay right here on the event, or better yet, Subscribe to @114084346097505894743 YouTUbe Channel: http://bit.ly/1bPG20V #Photoshop   #tutorial  The Photoshop Show 57 - with guest Don McAllister2014-05-14 03:00:0040  
Margaret Tompkins144,035*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00449  
Ron Clifford2,859,734He's Back and we are excited to Host another show with the King of Photoshop @117952114471085607930!   +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 52 - with guest David Biedny2014-03-05 03:00:0079  
Art through the Apeture Photography11,062Open 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  
The Photoshop Show2,031*Artistic Post Processing in Lightroom* *PIcked up from the cutting room floor, this image was nearly deleted before it was even considered*  Regular Co Host, @108215644829092784557  becomes this weeks guest and walks through the creative choices in producing the image "Swans In The Mist". Join us this week as we talk about creating this weeks  image then walk through the process that goes from boring before to artistic after.  Regular host @115571998474046088312 , producer @105845861210914905032, panelist @101437802758827481019 and guest panelist @101310898885731292139 will be there to keep it lively and engaging Sharing is caring! #photoshop   #lightroom  The Photoshop Show 52 - with Guest Ron Clifford2014-02-19 03:00:0051  
The Drink and Click Show312Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 with guest @113464569897311842405 and panelists @106478996597121286809, @100980643623677833022, @112092526384728873892,&@103650703836816496431 as we discuss Model Photography. We'll be having a few drinks as we hangout and will be happy to answer your questions (time permitting) so please join us! If you'd like, you can play our "that's what she said" drinking game, as well. :) We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ January Challenge: "In Mid-Air" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/QyS4CN Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors for January:@113464569897311842405, @112776893091508996727,& Pan Am Brands http://www.panam.com  We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us on February 12th for the live show! *  *  *  *  * More information about Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™+ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP9: Model Photography with Jaime Ibarra2014-02-13 04:30:08131  
Trey Ratcliff8,417,312*The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with @115105647022907007398  @108805430409141907975 @118036378782834084572 and me!*  Feb 10, 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET As we march toward opening the doors to www.TheArcanum.com, you're invited to participate in this special event just for our community! Through participating in this event our community will get a taste of The Arcanum Experience: Learning through constructive critiques, which is just one of the many things that happen inside the hallowed magical doors! The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over event is a Google+ Hangout On Air, open to the public, scheduled for Monday February 10th at 7pm. *To Participate:* You must submit a single candidate photo by Sunday, February 9th to be considered for the random selection.  You can submit any photo to The Arcanum Google+ page at @111508817579086020312 . Since you already applied to The Arcanum - we truly hope you'll submit a photo to be critiqued. If not, no worries at all!   Either way, you can watch the live event! :) And if you're wondering when the doors will officially open for The Arcanum, the answer is as soon as magically possible!  We're doing a test run right now with all the Masters to work out any kinks.  Also, we are a _bit_ (!!) overloaded with Apprentice applications, so it will take a while to ramp up.  It may be a good opportunity for you to pop over and update your application at www.TheArcanum.com ! Thank you!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with Rick Sammon, Varina Patel, Dave Cross, and me!2014-02-11 04:00:00905  
Ron Clifford2,859,734Gly has generously given us a 50% off code for his tutorials!! The code is thepsshow0402 Valid only till Sunday!! Enter it during check out. http://glyndewis.com/store/ *When I think of a Photoshop Superstar, I think of @106535723624866309220 !! If you don't know Glyn, tune in Tuesday at 9pm eastern, If you do Know Glyn, them I'm sure I'll see you Tuesday!! ******************** *DESCRIPTION* In this weeks show Glyn will be covering some 'Quick Fire' Photoshop techniques that he uses in his own pictures to create lighting effects for added mood and atmosphere, Special Effects and more…  *ABOUT GLYN* Glyn Dewis is a Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer based just outside of Oxford in the UK. Having been introduced to Photography & Photoshop just over 8 years ago by a family member, Glyn now has clients ranging from Physique Athletes to large commercials such as Air New Zealand. Known mainly for his use of Photoshop, Glyn travels internationally teaching his own series of workshops and writes for several Photoshop magazine in the UK, Europe and USA. In 2012 Glyn was inducted as a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of Instructors and has been featured in the New York Times for his Photography techniques. ******************** Your Hosts @115571998474046088312 and @108215644829092784557  OUr amazing Producer @105845861210914905032 and the our ever engaging panelist @101437802758827481019 will be there to meet with you all in the comments of the live show. The Live version will be right here on this event, On @114084346097505894743 page and on our YouTube channel here :http://bit.ly/14h2GsZ #photoshop   #lightroom   #HOA  The Photoshop Show 51 - with Guest Glyn Dewis2014-02-05 03:00:00120  
Lotus Carroll1,774,241Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this Wednesday, December 11th as we hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest @110483720435337739097 and panelists @106787788124127706441, @100741886359727995612, @111397628815301589258, & @114435675631396141366 to talk Star Photography. What a lineup! You can view the show right here at the Event Page (viewer will appear at show time) or on my profile, and ask questions that we'll answer live. We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ November Challenge: "Transportation" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/2l9h1Y Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: @100266938567862344330, @116923983315199328802, and Pan Am http://goo.gl/T8mDZD That's not all! If you're paying close attention to Dave during the show, you'll be able to answer a special question at the end (the show only lasts one hour, so don't miss out) and win a giveaway of Dave's Star Photography Post Processing Tutorial (3 Videos) AND his "Under The Stars" Lightroom Presets - see here for  more details: http://goo.gl/fG5OEo  We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us this coming Wednesday! *** More information about @107732282190737721685 http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP7: Star Photography2013-12-12 04:30:00159  
The Photoshop Show2,031*More than one computer?* Join hosts +Jan Kabili and +Ron Clifford  as we explore how to work between computers with your Lightroom Catalogue without losing your sanity. This week +Gene McCullagh   demonstrates his easy workflow with Lightroom, Smart previews and keeping it all together. Gene McCullagh is  a Adobe Community Professional, an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom, and an avid Lightroom fan. In addition to running Lightroom Secrets dealing with Lightroom and photography, he has  also written multiple articles for Photoshop User magazine and is the author of *Explore Lightroom 4: A Roadmap for Photographers*. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA)  and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).  Gene is also the Co-Founder of the Dallas Fort Worth Adobe User Group (DFWAUG). Join us right here on this Event live on Tuesday or catch the recording on +The Photoshop Show  You Tube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd2s9jicPHQHq7dHsAqnqtB4WCJ-SXLZl Producer +Dave Bell  Panelist +Erika Thornes The Photoshop Show - With Guest Gene McCullagh2013-12-11 03:00:0084  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The last First Friday Art Walk of the year will be held on Friday, December 6, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)December First Friday Art Walk2013-12-06 14:00:0029  
Allison Maslan1,584*Did your business become your job?* Have you reached a decent level of success in your business, but you are working so hard that you can't even enjoy it? Have you maxed out on how much money you can make because you can't squeeze in one more client into your already crazy work day? Cloning yourself is out of the questions, but shifting to a Passive-Revenue Model is the smartest thing you could ever do. Join me for a special hangout - *The 5 Steps to Shift Your Business from Dollars for Hours to a Massive Passive Revenue Machine* *WHO IS ALLISON MASLAN* +Allison Maslan has built 10 successful companies from the ground up starting out as a single mom with no money or support. She beat the odds and broke the code on major business success.Now she is going to share the exact steps so you can take your biggest revenue leaps in 2014! *Imagine being on vacation and your bank account is growing instead of shrinking.* What if you were able to reach 10x,100x or 1000x more people with your amazing products and services, while working less hours, with less effort? On this rare occasion, I am going to show how I went from seeing 1 person at a time in my early business when I completely burnt out and fell apart,  then walked away from it all. Then how I went onto build 9 more companies I  had a blast with, impacting millions and making millions in the process. I will show you how I did it and how I have  helped countless business owners like you do the same. Get ready for a powerhouse experience. Your business will thank you for showing up and I can't wait to talk to you LIVE! --------- #hangoutsonair   #smallbusiness   #passiveincome   #entrepreneurship   #entrepreneur  How to stop trading hours for dollars2013-12-05 03:00:0081  
The Hobbit2,276,821Join director Peter Jackson and stars Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage for our exclusive Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, December 4th, at 10:15am PT / 1:15pm ET / 6:15pm GMT! Our special guests will be answering your fan questions live (please submit them using #TheHobbit hashtag) and introducing a never-before-seen clip from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! Watch the Google+ Hangout here: http://youtu.be/uZl8syHuebMThe Hobbit Google+ Hangout with Peter Jackson, Evangeline Lilly and Richard Armitage2013-12-04 19:15:004832  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0046  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0030  
The Photoshop Show2,031Want to know all about the NIK Collection by Google? Then watch The Photoshop Show live here tonight, Tuesday October 8 at 6pm PT/9pm EST. Googlers +Dan Hughes and +Laurie Rubin  will join hosts +Ron Clifford and +Jan Kabili to show off the amazing Nik  software by Google that will make your photos look terrific! Our very special guests Dan and Laurie are key members of the Google+ Photo Team. +Dan Hughes  has been creating educational content for the Nik Collection since 2009. He was classically trained in photography at the esteemed Rochester Institute of Photography. You'll find him on the Google+ Photos page, the Nik Photography Google+ page, and the Nik YouTube channel helping you use Nik software by Google. +Laurie Rubin   is an award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer. She is a Product Specialist on the Google+ Photos team, where she coordinates Google's photo education and outreach to influential photographers. Laurie was Product Education Manager a Nik Software for 8 years before Nik became part of Google. The YouTube event will be embedded here on this event, as well as on The Photoshop Show YouTube channel.  See you tonight. Don't forget to share this event.The Photoshop Show #41 with Googler Guests +Dan Hughes & +Laurie Rubin2013-10-09 03:00:0070  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The October First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)October First Friday Art Walk2013-10-04 11:00:0050  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The October First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)October First Friday Art Walk2013-10-04 11:00:0071  
The Photoshop Show2,031We had a great show with special guest @110924410828841148491 , along with co-host @115571998474046088312 (@108215644829092784557 was away this week) producer @105845861210914905032  & panelist @101437802758827481019  where Chris showed his techniques for combining photography with printing on unusually textured papers to create amazing unique story-filled works of art. Chris kindly provided the following links for materials and vendors he discussed in the show as well as additional tips for how he uses the special papers with his printers: Some of my favorite paper sources include: Hiromi Paper http://store.hiromipaper.com Paper Mojo http://www.papermojo.com Phoenix Art Supply http://www.phoenixartsupply.com Inkjet receptive coating (the stuff to brush onto the papers above to make them take a better print) is made by a few people, including: DASS Universal Precoat http://www.digitalartstudioseminars.com/store/product15.html Golden Digital Ground http://www.goldenpaints.com/mixmoremedia/digiground.php (By the way, I do create custom printer profiles for the inkjet receptive coatings to get better prints. The HP Z3100 has profiling hardware built in; for the Epsons, I use the X-Rite ColorMunki.) I use Rives BFK as my "ground" or "support" to glue my collages to. For my glue, I currently use a handheld Daige Roll-a-taq system: http://daige.com/ez-glide-liquid-laminators-from-daige-products-2/ To glue my finished photo + collage onto a wood panel, I use Promacto A-1023, which is hard to find; I used the bookbinding supplier Talas: http://apps.webcreate.com/ecom/catalog/product_specific.cfm?ClientID=15&ProductID=17904 We did not get to discuss sealing or "varnishing" the print with a UV protectant top coat. I do this in two stages. After the print is made and has had a chance to gas out, I coat it with Krylon UV-Resistant Clear (gloss). After it is mounted to the panel, the finished work gets a final coat of  Krylon UV Archival Varnish (semi-gloss or satin).  I have written an article on mounting works on paper to panels; it can be found on Facebook (but should be available to all): http://www.facebook.com/notes/chris-meyer-hybrid-artist/mounting-works-on-paper-onto-wooden-panels/146173645573435 (I will be updating that article soon with things I have learned about the Krylon products.) Our YouTube Channel is here http://bit.ly/1fR6d9jThe Photoshop Show2013-10-02 03:00:0045  
SmugMug46,294*SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos* After a short hiatus to get the New SmugMug launched, the SmugMug Cover photo contest is back! We are looking for FOUR incredible cover photos to grace the SmugMug's Google+ page for the month of November.  Week 1 winner - Year of SmugMug Basic -$40 value Week 2 winner - Year of SmugMug Power -$60 value Week 3 winner - Year of SmugMug Portfolio -$150 value Week 4 winner - Year of SmugMug Business -$300 value How to Enter: *One Photo per person* *Sign up for the SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For November 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 October 31st at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, will select the winners, and the new cover photo and first winner announcement will be made on November 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the December event, which will also be open for submissions by December 1st *You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Contest For November 20132013-10-01 09:30:00145  
Ron Clifford2,859,734*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 03:00:00206  
Trey Ratcliff8,417,312Whoa - this show is blowin' up ! :)   +Kim Dotcom is here in town and coming over to open up the show with me in person... it'll be fun!  We'll talk about the new https://mega.co.nz/ and how it's a cool, secure place to store your photos or whateva with crazy-advanced encryption.  We'll also be taking live questions if you have any via the G+ Questions interface... And then we're also big giveaway for the new v2 of the Camera Capture Clip at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2013/08/12/the-colors-of-death-valley/  +Peter Dering will pop on to talk about that... And then after all that awesomeness, we'll move on to talk about printing and selling prints!   Joining us are +Karen Hutton +Varina Patel and +Jay Patel to get that discussion nice and meaty.  Thanks to our producer +Dave Veffer  ! :) Will +Gino Barasa show up?  Only the shadow knows....New Live Show #87 - Kim Dotcom, Capture Clip Giveaway, + Photographers and Prints! Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-08-13 04:00:00216  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The August #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The August First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013. ------------------------------------------------------ How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)August First Friday Art Walk2013-08-02 15:00:00130  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00105  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00232  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:0047  
Ron Clifford2,859,734*Mouse or Tablet?  Which one do you use.*  Should you be using a tablet? Will it help your workflow?  Is it difficult to use?  To help us with those questions we are very excited to bring you Special Guest and  senior evangelist at Wacom Technology, Wes Maggio. +Weston Maggio  is a Senior Solutions Manager and Evangelist for the global leader in pen input technology, Wacom Technology Services Corp. As a seasoned veteran tablet user and regular beta-tester of the industry-leading graphic software applications, Wes regularly consults with creative professionals and enthusiasts, instructing them on the latest ways in which they can realize their vision and optimize their workflow. A passionate trainer and speaker, Wes speaks and presents at industry events around the world. +Ron Clifford  will also be giving a demo on Noise reduction techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop.  He will demonstrate on a .jpeg image that was Shot at 1600 ISO indoors with poor light and it includes feathers.  The  results may surprise you! *And yes we have a shiny new Intous5 small tablet to be given away, details to be announced at the beginning of the broadcast A $229 value. http://www.wacom.com/en/products/pen-tablets/intuos/intuos5-touch-small* This week we will be using the Youtube Chat and player to keep things simple.  My Channel is here : http://bit.ly/16ewICkThe Photoshop Show 34 - With Guest Wes Maggio of Wacom2013-06-26 03:00:00115  
Jeff Smith61,925Welcome 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 03:00:00159  
SmugMug46,294Have 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  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The June #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013. ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: Beginning this month, we are changing the format of #firstfridayartwalk to a community-based event. To participate, please join our new community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk .  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)June First Friday Art Walk2013-06-07 15:00:00229  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The May #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The May First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, May 3 to 12 a.m. Saturday, May 4. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. May 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday,  May 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:* Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. The hashtag will be supported by Google efforts, so don't miss this opportunity to find new art lovers and artists and attract them here. Also, please use this opportunity to tell us more about your work, or about your favorite artists here on G+ and what fascinates you in their work. This is a unique opportunity to flood Google+ with art and beauty! Also, please circle @103038056099487506311   so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page. Please note that this time the page will be re-sharing work selectively, so the hashtag is the way to see everything, and the page is the way to see just our selection. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @104672614700283598130 and @107923530149758134024 May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00264  
Trey Ratcliff8,417,312This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00773  
SmugMug46,294SmugMug 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 04:00:00122  
Heidi Anne Morris64,491                      *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 13:00:4895  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The April #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The April First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, April 5 to 12 a.m. Saturday, April 6. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. April 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, April 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-04-05 14:00:57197  
Sheila B. DuBois46,706 Denis will be talking about what it takes to start a business from scratch and also talking about how he started his not for profit website www.dailywow.org https://plus.google.com/105180939688719292080/postsInterviewing Denis Nurmela2013-03-09 18:30:0027  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The March   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The March First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, March 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, March 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. March February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, March 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-03-01 14:00:29146  
Ron Clifford2,859,734*There's gonna be a showdown* Here it is!  The link to the 2 photos for you to try your hand at post processing Ron's Lake scene http://db.tt/jIdFb0S2 Jan's book scene http://db.tt/1TfxpP6b The Rules. - Download one or both images - Edit them as creatively or modestly as you want - upload one image to the Upload Pictures right here on the top of this event - A couple of days before the next show we will announce the winner/s on the *Photoshop and Lightroom Users*  Community and on our streams For this week the prize is the love and accolades of being selected. If we get good engagement we will surely have some prizes in the future. O.K not a showdown, more like a challenge.  This week +Jan Kabili  and Myself +Ron Clifford will be introducing a new segment we are starting. It will be called something like *"Now Process This"* and it will involve you!  That's right, we want to have you involved by offering a challenge each show to download and process an image we provide during that show.  You will have until the next show (2 weeks) to process it however you see fit (in good taste) and upload it to our event.  The winner of each week will be featured in a post on our "Photoshop and Lightroom users" Community page as well as announced on the event thread and in our streams.  If this is half as awesome as I know it will be, then we hope to be wrangling up some prizes to be awarded as well. We are going to be using a new feature as well so viewers can have the option to see a high resolution live view of our desktops while we share.  I have used it now and it works really well! To get the whole scoop, you will need to tune in on Tuesday (Tomorrow) and find out how you can be involved!   The show will be Broadcast right from this event and on my stream +Ron Clifford The Chat will be here http://blyve.com/event/8c041051753efe25440c0000 +Dave Bell and +Taylor Beckley will be joining us to -heckle- cheer us on and bring your questions to us through the live chat.The Photoshop Show 24 - The Big Event2013-02-06 03:00:0051  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The February   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The February First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, February 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, February 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, February 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, February 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-02-01 14:00:57142  
Trey Ratcliff8,417,312This is a very popular topic that we've never addressed, so we have brought in a great cast of characters!  Here's an article to get you started thinking about the subject from +Alfie Goodrich  at http://japanorama.co.uk/2013/01/23/on-being-a-photographer-todays-thoughts/   Joining me will be Alfie, +Clayton Morris , +Nicole S. Young  +Gino Barasa  +Scott Jarvie  and +Melvin Little  ! :)  We'll be taking live questions all along the way -- see you soon, Monday night 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! :)Trey's Variety Hour #67: Moving from being a Hobbyist to a Pro Photographer! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-01-29 04:00:00520  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The  #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The January First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. January 4 to 1 a.m. Saturday, January 5. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday January 4 to 4 a.m. Saturday, January 5. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-01-04 07:00:00133  
SmugMug46,294Ever 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 03:00:00420  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again, this time in conjunction with #chagallchallenge show! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The December First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, December 7.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, December 7 to 1 a.m. Saturday, December 8. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday December 7 to 4 a.m. Saturday, December 8. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, December 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, December 8. See starting and end times for your local time zone on the event above.  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How it works:  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk and +tag the page, +FirstFridayArtWalk. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. To participate in Marc Chagall Challenge Show, add the hashtag #chagallchallenge and +tag @112105883502643929038 . This event is open to any medium and genre, insofar as the work is inspired by Marc Chagall. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk and #chagallchallenge   hashtags as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  and @112105883502643929038  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  +Lena Levin and +Samantha VillenaveG+ First Friday Art Walk & Marc Chagall Challenge Show2012-12-07 15:00:00143  
Trey Ratcliff8,417,312A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00348  
Billy Wilson1,545,984Thank you for all of the support each week during my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining us Nature Photographer @116043947632177598920; Photographer and Blogger @104987932455782713675; Photographer @110573952887886961621 who'll be showing us some behind the scenes for his Scavenger Hunt photos; Photographer @104635450513456833657; Photographer @107958599012052618167; Social Media Editor for @107462556458861279431 @117660105917761371824; and Special Musical Guest @104512939554821050751 ! 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 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW Variety Show #34: Photography, Thomas Hawk, SURFER Magazine, and Live Music from Danni Rosner ! (On Air Hangout)2012-11-24 04:00:00110  
The Giving Lens151,092@100069411030829210904 Travel Photography Hour, Episode 2 is just one week away! After a great first episode with  #TGLcambodia  workshop leader, @112957708071337353347, the November episode features World renowned travel photographer, @109596219054914376350! Join @110008116244179984313 and @106719979779567208605 as we talk to Ken about his tips and tricks on how to get those perfect photos in an exotic location. How often do you get to ask questions to a photographer who has had an image on the cover of National Geographic? Please make sure to post any question you may have for Ken, or about travel photography in general, here in the event comments. After an inspiring TGL trip to Cambodia in October, The Giving Lens team is travelling to Jordan later this month, where @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 share their knowledge with participants while travelling through Petra, The Dead Sea, the Wadi Rum Desert, and the beautiful city of Amman. Please feel free to ask us anything about this upcoming adventure!  *Want to have your travel photo critiqued by @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 ?* In the last 15 minutes of the show, Ken and Colby will look over three random photos from you, the viewers, and give their thoughts as to what they like, and what they would have tried to improve upon. You must upload your photo to this event by 5:00 PM PST on Wednesday November 14th to be considered. As always, this episode will be recorded to view later on @100069411030829210904 YouTube Channel! Want to catch up on the first episode? Here it is! http://youtu.be/cdgBN4s5wtk See you all on the 14th! TGL's Travel Photography Hour #22012-11-15 03:00:00105  
Ron Clifford2,859,734What do you Get when you mix a photographer a  Google product Manager on the Google+ Photos team and  a former Nik Software product manager. You get @107982474099703846460 That's who!  Josh is Joining Jan Kabili and Myself on Tuesday night to talk about Photography, His passion for NIK plugins and hopefully give us a little insight into the recent acquisition of Nik Software by Google.  (it's all hush hush so we'll have to see if we can get just a little info).  He will give us live demonstrations of how he uses Silver Effects Pro as well as some of the other plug ins  in the suite. Join us Tuesday November 13th at 9pm Eastern 6pm Pacific  My Stream: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RonClifford/posts or My YouTube: http://goo.gl/fg6YJ Live interactive chat: http://goo.gl/8HGHWThe Photoshop Show 19 with Guest Josh Haftel2012-11-14 03:00:0064  
Benjamin Cortis159,008*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 11:00:00338  
First Friday Art Walk660,951The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again! *It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.*  The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 2.  *San Francisco (PDT):* From 6 a.m. Friday, November 2 to 1 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *New York (EDT):* From 9 a.m. Friday November 2 to 4 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *Paris (CET):* From 2 p.m. Friday, November 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday, November 3.  *See starting and end times for _your_ local time zone on the event above.*  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk   hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311 , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-11-02 14:00:0067  
Jeff Smith61,925Welcome 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 02:00:00188  
Trey Ratcliff8,417,312*Micro Four Thirds Cameras* - A special Hangout event!   *Trey's Variety Hour #56* - subscribe for free on www.YouTube.com/stuckincustoms  We'll have on @103519655975029093996 to talk A LOT about these cameras and what they're all about.  Even my producer for the show @114092052797730247075 is getting one of these cameras!  We're putting together a few other guests right now too...  I think "Micro Four Thirds" might just be the *worst name ever* for a class of cameras. But after you get over that hopelessly confusing fractional name, you may find this is a light, quick, mobile system that will fit your lifestyle.  No more carrying around giant iron and lenses to take good photos needed! #1 Question We Get:  How Can I Be on the Show!?!?!?   Answer:  Contact @114092052797730247075  - he is the gatekeeper for all-things.*Micro Four Thirds Cameras* - A special Hangout event!2012-10-23 04:00:00367  
Karen Hutton1,802,531Yes it's true, my friends. Oct. 9th (TONIGHT) will be our very last show. We've LOVED bringing LIFE Through the Lens to you for nearly a year; it's been a deeply defining time for each of us. And now it's time to move onward. But first... we've decided it's time to throw a HUGE WRAP-UP PARTY and send this show off in a blaze of *inspired glory!!* (Hey, it's us - how could we do it any differently?) From the crew at @101457540902915376745: @108215644829092784557 @102384669117825357195 @117681034834791918293 @107494834634231938072 @116678377243407600427 and @107650451991930674897...  *THANK YOU* for taking this ride with us! It has been glorious.  So be ready! *Tonight, our guest will be @103857876783441100226* and oh yes - it will be BIG!! There are few people I know more full of energy, creativity, vision and life than Annette. And that's saying something! We'll be talking about her artist-to-photographer transition, the one concept her mentor taught her that has defined her entire career, the deeper meaning behind her fairytale image series, the humanitarian project of her heart and a whole bushel of inspiration for photographers and artists of all kinds!  Annette is THE PERFECT person to help us wind up a our wonderful show and send it off in a burst of inspiration! *Time:* 6pm PT / 9pm ET (Your World Time: http://goo.gl/l6Fpj) *Right here on my stream!* *Live YouTube:*   http://bit.ly/UlP3WL *Live Chat Room:*   http://bit.ly/RawW5E _Please share!_The final LIFE Through The Lens with special guest Annette Biggers2012-10-10 03:00:0087  
LeWeb1,106,524Imagine if you could get updates to your phone whenever your houseplants need to be taken care of?  Philipp Bolliger invented just that. With the Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor, you can track the health of your houseplants and get notified when they need to be watered.  On Tuesday, join us with Philipp for a google hangout, where you guys can join in, ask questions, or just enjoy the show on our youtube channel at http://youtube.com/leweb It's all part of our LeWeb Speaker hangout series, where we bring in amazing entrepreneurs and innovators to talk about "The Internet of Things" and learn more about their stories. Get your ticket to LeWeb Paris on December 4, 5 and 6, to see amazing speakers like Philipp take the stage and share the future of "The Internet of things": http://paris.leweb.co/LeWeb Hangout with Philipp Bolliger, Founder and CEO of Koubachi, The Wi-Fi Plant Sensor2012-10-02 19:00:0049  
Carra Riley50,626Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too! Google+ friends sponsoring this event @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00620  
Karen Hutton1,802,531*Tomorrow night on @101457540902915376745 ... it's allll about @118357019708110162087!* If you think you know all there is to know about this amazing company, guess again! We'll be exploring _behind_ the curtain of Oz with the awesome team of  @103719067712188912978 @106711803105103787711 and @107740057098782600857. Who are these superheroes? What were their humble beginnings? What is the deeply personal motivational engine that has driven SmugMug to its current destination as the *largest photo site* in the world?? *You'll find all that out and more, as this kickass team also shares business tips* for photographers from the front lines of today's business market... as well as some cool 'how-to's" for navigating their (new and improved) website! In true *LIFE Through the Lens* fashion, you'll leave full and feeling inspired with food for thought and tips you can apply immediately after this most AWESOME show!! Join the chat here: http://blyve.com/event/88766150e358e00ac8000000 PLUS... we'll be *giving away a free SmugMug Pro account*... and have a special announcement to make, which you WON'T WANT TO MISS.  *Please join us!* You'll be sorely missed if you can't... but you can always watch the recording tomorrow on the @101457540902915376745 stream* ;-)) @108215644829092784557 @102384669117825357195 @117681034834791918293 @107494834634231938072 @116678377243407600427 @107650451991930674897 LIFE Through the Lens presents: The One and Only SmugMug Dream Team!2012-09-26 03:00:00136  
Isabelle Fortin26,840Whatever 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 05:30:00145  
Scott Jarvie427,176*POST YOUR GOOGLE+ ALBUM OF PICTURES* It's been very very popular event in the past and I'm finally doing it again tonight. _This time it will be more organized, more heads up than usual and even a live event._ *SHARE AN ALBUM/GALLERY LINK* It's simple and easy but a lot of work and very fun for all. You simply share an album here and I'll be going through every single one of the albums. Then I will +1 the pictures in the album that I'm really drawn to. *BENEFIT* Well it's simply if you'd love to know which pictures I like most.  I always loved knowing which pictures people really love of mine because it helps me have an eye for which pictures are best received. It's a huge part of becoming a better photographer in my opinion. _*To be able to put out great art is first to know what great art looks like*_ *ON AIR* This will be something new... I'm going to go through all the albums Live, Online as an On-Air hangout. I'll talk a little bit about what I'm doing. If the show goes well I'll keep it for later viewing on YouTube... if the recording isn't great I won't. *SPECIAL GUEST* Because I want to have an outloud conversation about what and why I'm doing things  I will have my good friend and great photographer @109486822103622036238 on the show to facilitate the discussion. She will also visit a lot of these albums and +1 pictures as well. We ask that everyone add her to a circle ... not just because she's awesome (though that's reason enough) but so that if any of these albums are by mistake limited access she will have access. *DIRECTIONS* 1. Paste a link of a Google+ image gallery 2. Put a title or description of what we'll see in the album 3.  *IMPORTANT* If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and perhaps your profile in a recorded Youtube video. 4. Make sure the album is Public access 5. Add @100962871525684315897  @109486822103622036238 to your circles 6. Return the favor. Take some of the other people's albums and +1 some of your favorites. *IMPORTANT* It bears repeating: _If you post a link you hereby give us permission to use a screenshare view of all those pictures and your profile (maybe) in a recorded Youtube video._ Do not post a link if you are not ok with lots of people visiting that link in addition to us and are not ok with it being on video as well.Share your Album- A Jarvie PlusOne Critique Experience2012-09-12 05:30:00143  
Kelli Seeger Kim1,297,646It's @112471890387110967375 's birthday!  (okay, well - technically, it's September 7.  But @117681034834791918293 and I couldn't wait any longer!) Anyone familiar with Karen will attest to the fact that she is all about peoples' passions.  What drives them.  What's in their hearts.   What better gift to give to her, than to share with her images that we feel represent our passion/soul/heart!.  Images that truly represent who we feel we are now - or the journey we are on (or traveled), in search of personal growth.   Maybe you have an image of yours that represents a style of photography that you feel a deep connection with. Maybe you have an image that marked a moment in your life that was particularly incredible for you - that touched you in a way that is significant.   We can have a lot of fun with this theme - the most important thing is that it comes from our heart.  :-) So feel free to upload images to this event, and tag them:   #SharingOurLightWithKarenHutton  Sharing Our Light With Karen Hutton (Happy Birthday, Karen!)2012-09-07 13:00:0058  
Kerry Murphy1,309,176Hey guess what! *Macro Monday* is going to try out using events *this week, 9/3* instead of next! *REMINDER* 1 - This week's (optional) theme-within-a-theme is *ABSTRACT!*   2 - Select "Going" on the Event.  Click into the event and select "Upload Photo" to add yours! 3 - View the slide show option to browse the other participants' photos. 4 - Because this Monday is a US holiday the curators, +Kelli Seeger Kim, +Jennifer Eden and +Kerry Murphy will be getting in some extra family time and enjoying the long weekend.  We will be around but in a more limited capacity. :) Happy Macroing!Macro Monday - Sept 3rd (Sub-theme ABSTRACT)2012-09-03 06:00:00186  
Jeff Smith61,925Welcome 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 03:00:00244  
Ron Clifford2,859,734Who's the most vibrant, versatile, vivacious photographer on G+? It's our featured guest on the next episode of @114084346097505894743  this coming Tuesday-- the talented @112471890387110967375! . Co-hosts  @115571998474046088312  and @108215644829092784557  invite you to tune in to the show at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT, Tuesday August 21 for a look behind the curtain at how Karen creates her scintillating photographs. Join us on Ron's G+ stream, http://bit.ly/NzZTrL  Chatroom is here: http://blyve.com/event/7e042f5024132a3449000000 our amazing panelists are @113977984500465768287  of @103211003560717503058 , and the oh so fun and talented @101437802758827481019 and our superwonderful, @114764567692252908296 .  Now that's a lineup of awesomesauce!!The Photoshop Show 142012-08-22 03:00:00115  
Trever McGhee93,907Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system! This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know. Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know. I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way, The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it. My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you. I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true. Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later. Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish. They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event. It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters. Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true. Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart. Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life... *****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOU In my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with. So today I Celebrate being 44 and 1 day old.Update to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00202  
Yifat Cohen77,726*HOW ONE MOM’S BLOG BECAME THE BIGGEST NETWORK IN THE UK.*  @117079763782826581726 was a tech journalist contributing stories to ZDNet, Computing, Computer Weekly, Information Age, Mac User and the Guardian.  When her daughter turned 2 she started a parenting blog at Who's the Mummy, (ranked the UK's #1 parenting blog by Cision.) As comments started to come in, she realized there are other women bloggers out there but there was no way to find them, or know who the influences are. So she created @105290313389486695784 *a directory of 2,500 parent blogs that is fully updated every month, and allows brands to search, identify and contact the UK's most popular and influential bloggers.* *WHAT CAN YOU GET FROM A SUCCESSFUL BLOG?* How about an *invitation to go and tour the sets of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studios* *Paid trips and accommodation* like the one Sally got to the South of France.. *Free products to review* and of course - *a nice income*. *SO HOW DO YOU GET YOUR BLOG TO THAT POINT?* Join us this Thur. and ask Sally directly.How to monetize your blog? The power is the numbers.2012-08-16 18:00:0061  
White Wednesday1,468Tomorrow is #whitewednesday ! This is a call out for Photos of all things white; cars, architecture, flowers, fabric, shells, food, candy, candles...you name it! Tag your post with #whitewednesday  and curator @116246690449431022994! Challenge: Can you pull off a white on white image...without it being burned out?  White Wednesday2012-08-15 00:30:0026  

Shared Circles including Robin Griggs Wood

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2015-06-04 14:54:04 (143 comments, 241 reshares, 2120 +1s)Open 

California Condor 
One of the rarest bird species in the world, the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is the only remaining member of its genus. The largest flying bird in North America. Their wings may stretch nearly 10 feet (3 meters) from tip to tip. Condors are so large that they can be mistaken for a small, distant airplane. When in flight, these huge birds glide on air currents to soar as high as a dizzying 15,000 feet (4,600 meters). Adult condor males and females are identical in size and plumage, weigh between 17–24 pounds (7–11 kilograms). It is one of the world's longest-living birds, with a lifespan of up to 60 years.

The California Condor is currently listed as Critically Endangered, since their numbers dramatically declined in the 20th century due to poaching, lead poisoning, and habitat destruction, as well as the fact that they do not reachbreedin... more »

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2015-06-04 14:54:04 (143 comments, 241 reshares, 2120 +1s)Open 

California Condor 
One of the rarest bird species in the world, the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is the only remaining member of its genus. The largest flying bird in North America. Their wings may stretch nearly 10 feet (3 meters) from tip to tip. Condors are so large that they can be mistaken for a small, distant airplane. When in flight, these huge birds glide on air currents to soar as high as a dizzying 15,000 feet (4,600 meters). Adult condor males and females are identical in size and plumage, weigh between 17–24 pounds (7–11 kilograms). It is one of the world's longest-living birds, with a lifespan of up to 60 years.

The California Condor is currently listed as Critically Endangered, since their numbers dramatically declined in the 20th century due to poaching, lead poisoning, and habitat destruction, as well as the fact that they do not reachbreedin... more »

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2015-05-28 15:25:03 (96 comments, 196 reshares, 2169 +1s)Open 

Sunrise/Moonset at the "Valley of Fire", Nevada
#LookTheOtherWay  

#tgsmu   #tgsmu2015  

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography

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2015-07-02 17:46:35 (55 comments, 55 reshares, 690 +1s)Open 

Small Things

There are some things that you can fulfill with money, but at the end of the day these are not the things that make you happy.

It is the small things that make life good.


~Sebastian Vettel


#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts #MacroManiacs #Macro4All

Small Things

There are some things that you can fulfill with money, but at the end of the day these are not the things that make you happy.

It is the small things that make life good.


~Sebastian Vettel


#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts #MacroManiacs #Macro4All___

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2015-06-29 14:53:02 (35 comments, 58 reshares, 547 +1s)Open 

American Wigeon (Female/juvenile)
An unusual find beyond the plethora of Mallards we get in our area, and I had the luck to be there when an entire flock of perhaps fifty happened upon a local park. (What will now be known to me as the "flying banana park", but that's another story <snicker>). The American Widgeon is a little bit smaller than the Mallard and seemed a gentler, less aggressive bird. I just liked their sweet faces ... :o)


#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#WhatTheDuckMonday #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #birdsgallery
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

American Wigeon (Female/juvenile)
An unusual find beyond the plethora of Mallards we get in our area, and I had the luck to be there when an entire flock of perhaps fifty happened upon a local park. (What will now be known to me as the "flying banana park", but that's another story <snicker>). The American Widgeon is a little bit smaller than the Mallard and seemed a gentler, less aggressive bird. I just liked their sweet faces ... :o)


#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#WhatTheDuckMonday #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #birdsgallery
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-06-29 13:47:42 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday to +The Arcanum! I'm looking forward to celebrating with you later today. A huge thanks to +Trey Ratcliff, +Curtis Simmons and +Peter Giordano for creating such an amazing learning adventure and bringing together so many stellar individuals. Let's party!

1 Year Anniversary for The Arcanum Celebration!

This is a huge week for www.TheArcanum.com — as we officially celebrate 1 year into a completely new way to helping people unlock their creative awesomeness. We're now at around 900 active Apprentices, and things are going great!  BTW, you should come fill out an Application there... I think you'll have a good time filling it out, and it doesn't matter your current skill level, whether you're into mobile, landscape, portrait, boudoir, etc, etc! Join the mysterious movement! :)

Today we actually have a fun live Google Hangout event soon — see more at   https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cmia4nqi2ocj50h46cp0o3pfua8 

(I took this photo recently in Dubai while with another founding member of The Arcanum... we had just spent a few hours atop this place at the Burj Al Arab talking about how incredible not only the team at The Arcanum is, but how lucky we are to have such incredible Masters and Apprentices.  We gave a faraway toast to you all!)___Happy birthday to +The Arcanum! I'm looking forward to celebrating with you later today. A huge thanks to +Trey Ratcliff, +Curtis Simmons and +Peter Giordano for creating such an amazing learning adventure and bringing together so many stellar individuals. Let's party!

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2015-06-27 18:38:53 (26 comments, 19 reshares, 268 +1s)Open 

Reverence
A silent moment of prayer for Herschel––who was lost last night to semi truck during an ill-timed, low flight over the highway to their weekly maraud on Mrs. Jenkins' window sill and the boysenberry pies she leaves out to cool on Friday nights.

#SeagullButtsInDisguise
––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus .

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C+Jacqueline... more »

Reverence
A silent moment of prayer for Herschel––who was lost last night to semi truck during an ill-timed, low flight over the highway to their weekly maraud on Mrs. Jenkins' window sill and the boysenberry pies she leaves out to cool on Friday nights.

#SeagullButtsInDisguise
––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus .

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
 

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery  ___

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2015-06-25 18:36:06 (13 comments, 21 reshares, 359 +1s)Open 

Falling


#leavesonthursday  with thanks to +Mehdia Ridder and +Leaves On Thursday  #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Falling


#leavesonthursday  with thanks to +Mehdia Ridder and +Leaves On Thursday  #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-06-23 17:32:58 (30 comments, 58 reshares, 398 +1s)Open 

I Appreciate You
I Appreciate Because of You
–––
An interesting word is "appreciate."
In English, we use it in two different ways. It means, in one form, "to recognize the quality, significance, or magnitude of; to admire, be thankful or show gratitude for" and in another form, "to increase in value".
And, it is in these two forms of use, that it can also be seen as a tool for improving one's own existence. For those qualities which we most admire and are the most thankful for can serve as indicators and a template to guide our course forward to the things we want most to accomplish in life. Those qualities you appreciate are a manifestation of who you are and who you wish to become; they give you a direction to move towards to increase your own value to yourself and others.

Letting Go ofJudge... more »

I Appreciate You
I Appreciate Because of You
–––
An interesting word is "appreciate."
In English, we use it in two different ways. It means, in one form, "to recognize the quality, significance, or magnitude of; to admire, be thankful or show gratitude for" and in another form, "to increase in value".
And, it is in these two forms of use, that it can also be seen as a tool for improving one's own existence. For those qualities which we most admire and are the most thankful for can serve as indicators and a template to guide our course forward to the things we want most to accomplish in life. Those qualities you appreciate are a manifestation of who you are and who you wish to become; they give you a direction to move towards to increase your own value to yourself and others.

Letting Go of Judgement

Being judgmental is often seen as a negative characteristic. "Judgement" has grown in use to being something quite different than non-conditional discernment and has taken on the color of conceit and self-aggrandizement. With this, many people hold up the idea to others of being or becoming nonjudgmental as a merit worth attaining, but they rarely talk or write about how to do that. The tool for letting go of judgement lies in the word and the concept behind "appreciation".

I constantly strive to find something to admire and appreciate in every person and everything that I encounter. And it is a very interesting activity to pursue because, in doing so and devoting oneself solely to seeing the qualities around one––even to going a step further and being grateful for them––one finds the element of negative judgement start to dissolve. The key to this lies in devoting one's focus and attention entirely to the act of appreciation.

The next time you find yourself in the position to judge someone for what they do or are, give this a try. Find something to admire or appreciate about them. Put all of your attention in your dealings with that person directly on finding something to appreciate about them. If you can, if you can find the humility, create a feeling of thankfulness in your appreciation––be grateful for that quality you found; be grateful for that person coming into your life to show it to you, to give you a model for or a confirmation of a quality in your own life; thank them in word or deed, as well … if you are brave enough.

Being judgmental is actually quite uncomfortable. As one sorts through all of the things that they dislike about another, there is a distinct feeling of being mired in negativity. This perpetuates itself as well; being carried further into the day, the week, the year, lasting far longer than the moment of being judgmental itself. The way to break this habit is to place your focus entirely on what you appreciate instead. It takes a bit of doing at times, but it is never impossible.

I appreciate you.
I appreciate because of you.
For it is you who has taught me this lesson. Every single one of you. 
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.








 ………….

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #digitalart ___

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2015-06-19 22:14:00 (35 comments, 36 reshares, 368 +1s)Open 

It's Friday again,
you know what that means;
another weekend
carousing in jeans,
turning up music,
turning down work,
drinking too much
and being a jerk,
finding excuses
to not clean the attic,
shifting your synapses
off automatic,
loving your family,
laughing with friends,
taking a new road
to see where it ends.
Whatever your choice,
I hope it's worthwhile.
It can't be so bad,
if it made you smile.

Happy Friday –– happy weekend!

I'm still working on the reboot of my corporeal operating system ... ;o) ... so y'all get a redux today.

Happy #FloralFriday to all the #bokeholics ... :o)))



#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) …˚ºoOoº˚... more »

It's Friday again,
you know what that means;
another weekend
carousing in jeans,
turning up music,
turning down work,
drinking too much
and being a jerk,
finding excuses
to not clean the attic,
shifting your synapses
off automatic,
loving your family,
laughing with friends,
taking a new road
to see where it ends.
Whatever your choice,
I hope it's worthwhile.
It can't be so bad,
if it made you smile.

Happy Friday –– happy weekend!

I'm still working on the reboot of my corporeal operating system ... ;o) ... so y'all get a redux today.

Happy #FloralFriday to all the #bokeholics ... :o)))



#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
Fridays are #bokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +Art through the Apeture Photography +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody +Shannon Adelson and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers___

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2015-06-17 18:08:35 (26 comments, 24 reshares, 321 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday, +Lauri Novak!!

.... just recalling some good memories here .. ;oD

Happy birthday, +Lauri Novak!!

.... just recalling some good memories here .. ;oD___

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2015-06-16 13:48:27 (73 comments, 137 reshares, 1020 +1s)Open 

Blue



Some super-ultra-mega-tiny aliens decided that a takedown on my vital personal operating system might be an entertaining diversion for their weekend so I've been lying low. But I thought I should show a sign of life before y'all sent out an APB on me.

waves howdy



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

Blue



Some super-ultra-mega-tiny aliens decided that a takedown on my vital personal operating system might be an entertaining diversion for their weekend so I've been lying low. But I thought I should show a sign of life before y'all sent out an APB on me.

waves howdy



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-06-13 22:13:59 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

If you'e not using +Dropbox yet and would like to give it a try, use this link to get an extra 500 megs of storage space for free:

https://db.tt/rmpgiBRn

If you'e not using +Dropbox yet and would like to give it a try, use this link to get an extra 500 megs of storage space for free:

https://db.tt/rmpgiBRn___

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2015-06-13 18:24:03 (21 comments, 12 reshares, 225 +1s)Open 

Rise

The Lens-Flare-Splatter-Day edition ... ;o7



––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +MariLuukkon... more »

Rise

The Lens-Flare-Splatter-Day edition ... ;o7



––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #birdsgallery___

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2015-06-11 21:03:42 (75 comments, 143 reshares, 1271 +1s)Open 

Go West

It is where you go when the land gives out and the old-field pines encroach.

It is where you go when you get the letter saying: 'Flee, all is discovered!'

It is where you go when you hear 'thar's gold in them-thar hills'.

It is where you go when you look down at the blade in your hand and the blood on it.

It is where you go to spend your old age.


Quote by Robert Penn Warren

Valley of Fire, Nevada
#tgsmu #tgsmu2015

#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #Travel #TravelPhotography ... more »

Go West

It is where you go when the land gives out and the old-field pines encroach.

It is where you go when you get the letter saying: 'Flee, all is discovered!'

It is where you go when you hear 'thar's gold in them-thar hills'.

It is where you go when you look down at the blade in your hand and the blood on it.

It is where you go to spend your old age.


Quote by Robert Penn Warren

Valley of Fire, Nevada
#tgsmu #tgsmu2015

#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sunrise   #SunrisePhotography  ___

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2015-06-10 02:45:42 (39 comments, 91 reshares, 764 +1s)Open 

Secrets

“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke


For #TreeTuesday +Tree Tuesday  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza  +Kim Troutman and +David R Robinson
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
#bwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #bw #monochrome #monochromephotography

Secrets

“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke


For #TreeTuesday +Tree Tuesday  with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza  +Kim Troutman and +David R Robinson
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
#bwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #bw #monochrome #monochromephotography___

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2015-06-09 02:54:49 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 84 +1s)Open 

"EveryDad"
I'm so happy to see the success of +chin ko, one of the folks that was always so appreciative of the art support I offered up way back when. He has always had tremendous skill and went on to work for the movie biz doing costume designs, character concept art, and so much more. Some of the films you may be familiar with: Hotel Transylvania 2, Captain Underpants, Trolls, How to Train Your Dragon: Gift of the Night Fury, Megamind ... it's a MUCH longer list. ... ;o)). He is a father now and has a new book out that I would love for you to take a peek at: "EveryDad" [link ––> http://goo.gl/mdTJqA], because he is a sweetheart of a human being and deserves the support ... and his illustrations are awesome! ... :o))

"EveryDad"
I'm so happy to see the success of +chin ko, one of the folks that was always so appreciative of the art support I offered up way back when. He has always had tremendous skill and went on to work for the movie biz doing costume designs, character concept art, and so much more. Some of the films you may be familiar with: Hotel Transylvania 2, Captain Underpants, Trolls, How to Train Your Dragon: Gift of the Night Fury, Megamind ... it's a MUCH longer list. ... ;o)). He is a father now and has a new book out that I would love for you to take a peek at: "EveryDad" [link ––> http://goo.gl/mdTJqA], because he is a sweetheart of a human being and deserves the support ... and his illustrations are awesome! ... :o))___

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2015-06-07 22:48:05 (52 comments, 83 reshares, 1243 +1s)Open 

Wishing you a sublime entry into the last moments of your weekend .... :o)

San Francisco, CA


#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SanFrancisco  #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

Wishing you a sublime entry into the last moments of your weekend .... :o)

San Francisco, CA


#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SanFrancisco  #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky___

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2015-06-06 21:32:00 (54 comments, 53 reshares, 518 +1s)Open 

Answering +Lora Lee Chapman's plea that we Gullarazzi get back to #buttbasics for today's #SeagullbuttSaturday  not-a-theme® antics. Though, you do know, Lora Lee, that they are very embarrassed by the whole thing, right? #SeagullButtDramaQueen  



If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard+S... more »

Answering +Lora Lee Chapman's plea that we Gullarazzi get back to #buttbasics for today's #SeagullbuttSaturday  not-a-theme® antics. Though, you do know, Lora Lee, that they are very embarrassed by the whole thing, right? #SeagullButtDramaQueen  



If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery___

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2015-06-05 21:55:18 (80 comments, 59 reshares, 1028 +1s)Open 

Rust, with tires

;o))


#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#tgsmu #tgsmu2015 #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #NelsonGhostTown    #fourwheeledFriday  #Travel #TravelPhotography #digitalart

Rust, with tires

;o))


#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#tgsmu #tgsmu2015 #rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #NelsonGhostTown    #fourwheeledFriday  #Travel #TravelPhotography #digitalart___

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2015-06-04 14:54:04 (143 comments, 241 reshares, 2120 +1s)Open 

California Condor 
One of the rarest bird species in the world, the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is the only remaining member of its genus. The largest flying bird in North America. Their wings may stretch nearly 10 feet (3 meters) from tip to tip. Condors are so large that they can be mistaken for a small, distant airplane. When in flight, these huge birds glide on air currents to soar as high as a dizzying 15,000 feet (4,600 meters). Adult condor males and females are identical in size and plumage, weigh between 17–24 pounds (7–11 kilograms). It is one of the world's longest-living birds, with a lifespan of up to 60 years.

The California Condor is currently listed as Critically Endangered, since their numbers dramatically declined in the 20th century due to poaching, lead poisoning, and habitat destruction, as well as the fact that they do not reachbreedin... more »

California Condor 
One of the rarest bird species in the world, the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is the only remaining member of its genus. The largest flying bird in North America. Their wings may stretch nearly 10 feet (3 meters) from tip to tip. Condors are so large that they can be mistaken for a small, distant airplane. When in flight, these huge birds glide on air currents to soar as high as a dizzying 15,000 feet (4,600 meters). Adult condor males and females are identical in size and plumage, weigh between 17–24 pounds (7–11 kilograms). It is one of the world's longest-living birds, with a lifespan of up to 60 years.

The California Condor is currently listed as Critically Endangered, since their numbers dramatically declined in the 20th century due to poaching, lead poisoning, and habitat destruction, as well as the fact that they do not reach breeding maturity until 6-8 years old and only lay one egg every other year. They became extinct in the wild in 1987 (all remaining wild individuals were captured for conservation measures). Numbers rose through captive breeding and, beginning in 1991, condors were reintroduced into the wild. While still Critically Endangered, as of October 2014 there are 425 condors living wild or in captivity.


source: http://www.fws.gov/
–––
#threatenedthursday with thanks to +Threatened Thursday +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo +Sandy Schepis +Anette Mossbacher 
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#hqspbirds #btpbirdpro
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-06-01 14:34:37 (86 comments, 172 reshares, 1851 +1s)Open 

Midnight at the Oasis Solar Farm
<snicker>
Don't go pondering that too far ... it's Monday, and that is stress enough for anyone ... ;o7. I was utterly captivated and transfixed by this solar farm I saw along the drive to Las Vegas ... the magpie in me screaming, "Ooooh, shiny!", over and over again like some maddened mental gif. And being the driver, I may have put my fellow travelers at a slight risk (sorry, fellow travelers ... O_o). I really could not stop staring at it; so I did the sane and socially responsible thing and pulled over and shot it. 

At home, viewed from the hard drive, the shot was as underwhelming on the monitor as the scene had been scintillating in live view. Sigh. What was I to do? So, here we have the surrealistic sci-fi impossibility of a midnight solar farm. Which I am almost certain no one has ever seenb... more »

Midnight at the Oasis Solar Farm
<snicker>
Don't go pondering that too far ... it's Monday, and that is stress enough for anyone ... ;o7. I was utterly captivated and transfixed by this solar farm I saw along the drive to Las Vegas ... the magpie in me screaming, "Ooooh, shiny!", over and over again like some maddened mental gif. And being the driver, I may have put my fellow travelers at a slight risk (sorry, fellow travelers ... O_o). I really could not stop staring at it; so I did the sane and socially responsible thing and pulled over and shot it. 

At home, viewed from the hard drive, the shot was as underwhelming on the monitor as the scene had been scintillating in live view. Sigh. What was I to do? So, here we have the surrealistic sci-fi impossibility of a midnight solar farm. Which I am almost certain no one has ever seen before.

––––

#AllThingsMonochrome with thanks to +Charles Lupica +Bill Wood +Enrique Pelaez and +All Things Monochrome 
#blackandwhitephotos and +Black and White Photos #BreakfastClub with huge thanks to +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS / #10000photographersaroundtheworld #10000photographersbw with thanks to +Robert SKREINER and #10000photographersBWmonochrome at +10000 Photographers BW by +Robert SKREINER and +Joel Tjintjelaar
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada   #Travel #TravelPhotography #bwfineart #bwphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #bw #monochrome #monochromephotography #hqspmonochrome #MonochromeMonday___

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2015-06-01 02:58:47 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

“The whole Universe is on the inside of us
and you literally get to create what you want to create”
Oh yes, +Trey Ratcliff!!
I loved this, my friend ... :o)

“The whole Universe is on the inside of us
and you literally get to create what you want to create”
Oh yes, +Trey Ratcliff!!
I loved this, my friend ... :o)___

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2015-05-30 16:21:51 (99 comments, 195 reshares, 1890 +1s)Open 

I hope you all are having a sublime weekend.
For myself, I need to go out and shoot something ... ;o)


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #LandscapePhotography #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #SunsetSaturday #SilhouetteSaturday #Malibu #Coast 

I hope you all are having a sublime weekend.
For myself, I need to go out and shoot something ... ;o)


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #LandscapePhotography #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #SunsetSaturday #SilhouetteSaturday #Malibu #Coast ___

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2015-05-30 15:54:33 (27 comments, 23 reshares, 349 +1s)Open 

"Hey! You! Get off of My Cloud Pipe!“

#SeagullButtInCormorantCostume
#SeagullButtAnnoyances


––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan+Nancy Ba... more »

"Hey! You! Get off of My Cloud Pipe!“

#SeagullButtInCormorantCostume
#SeagullButtAnnoyances


––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro #birdsgallery ___

2015-05-29 17:19:08 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

And the big critique marathon continues!

For www.TheArcanum.com — on Friday, May 29th we'll be doing 24 hours of critiques for anyone, for free!

This is show 3, focused on Street/Urbex.

We'll be live on video critiquing these things all day long, starting with Trey Ratcliff and several other Masters at midnight, New York time. The exact schedule to come soon! 

We are currently at over 800 Apprentices and we've had applications from over 100 countries! Be sure to pop over and enter your own application at www.TheArcanum.com - join this amazing new movement and new style of learning!

You can post your images to be critiqued over in THIS thread at: https://goo.gl/l9RvFZ

We are also having a little play with Thunderclap for this event. Sign up here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/26970-critiquepocalypse___And the big critique marathon continues!

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2015-05-29 04:29:15 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Let's do this!!!

Let's do this!!!___

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2015-05-28 21:55:05 (101 comments, 6 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

What do you think about the changes to Google+?

What do you think about the changes to Google+?___

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2015-05-28 15:25:03 (96 comments, 196 reshares, 2169 +1s)Open 

Sunrise/Moonset at the "Valley of Fire", Nevada
#LookTheOtherWay  

#tgsmu   #tgsmu2015  

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography

Sunrise/Moonset at the "Valley of Fire", Nevada
#LookTheOtherWay  

#tgsmu   #tgsmu2015  

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #SunrisePhotography #Sunrise #Travel #TravelPhotography___

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2015-05-27 16:34:44 (29 comments, 20 reshares, 472 +1s)Open 

For +Elizabeth Hahn, because I don't have an extra computer to give you, but I have a baby cow pic and can try to give you a smile ... :o)

For #CowWednesday  which is #NotReallyATheme #ButElizabethWouldProbablyLikeItIfThereWas #EveryDayIsCowDay  
#moo   #babycow   #calf  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

For +Elizabeth Hahn, because I don't have an extra computer to give you, but I have a baby cow pic and can try to give you a smile ... :o)

For #CowWednesday  which is #NotReallyATheme #ButElizabethWouldProbablyLikeItIfThereWas #EveryDayIsCowDay  
#moo   #babycow   #calf  
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-05-27 15:51:04 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

"Want to get your photos and work looked at by about a dozen professional photographers? We have a non-stop Google+ Hangout critique coming up all day on Friday!"

Want to get your photos and work looked at by about a dozen professional photographers? We have a non-stop Google+ Hangout critique coming up all day on Friday!

1)  You can post your images to be critiqued over in THIS thread at: https://goo.gl/l9RvFZ

2)  Join the Thunderclap for this event (a cool social BLAST) at: https://goo.gl/4DYd9U  (This is a new social thing where you give it permission to Tweet/FB update for you right at midnight when the event begins)

3) See the Event at https://goo.gl/X5rGQK ___"Want to get your photos and work looked at by about a dozen professional photographers? We have a non-stop Google+ Hangout critique coming up all day on Friday!"

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2015-05-26 17:07:01 (61 comments, 38 reshares, 625 +1s)Open 

Playing with editing, for #CamelTuesday .

(just kidding ... there is no "Camel Tuesday" ... but if there were, I'd say "happy Camel Tuesday" to you! ... ;o)))

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation #hqspanimals   #btpanimalpro  

Playing with editing, for #CamelTuesday .

(just kidding ... there is no "Camel Tuesday" ... but if there were, I'd say "happy Camel Tuesday" to you! ... ;o)))

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation #hqspanimals   #btpanimalpro  ___

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2015-05-25 14:55:31 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Don't miss out Friday ... 24 hours of live critiques!
On Friday, May 29th +The Arcanum will be doing 24 hours of critiques for anyone, for free, for photos of any type: Landscape, Portrait/Model, Street, Aerial, Wedding, Macro, whateva!

We'll be live on video (link to be shared on the event linked below) critiquing these things all day long, starting with +Trey Ratcliff and several other Masters at midnight, New York time. The exact schedule to come soon! 

We are currently at over 800 Apprentices and we've had applications from over 100 countries! Be sure to pop over and enter your own application at www.TheArcanum.com - join this amazing new movement and new style of learning!

You can post your images to be critiqued over in THIS thread at: https://goo.gl/l9RvFZ

Don't miss out Friday ... 24 hours of live critiques!
On Friday, May 29th +The Arcanum will be doing 24 hours of critiques for anyone, for free, for photos of any type: Landscape, Portrait/Model, Street, Aerial, Wedding, Macro, whateva!

We'll be live on video (link to be shared on the event linked below) critiquing these things all day long, starting with +Trey Ratcliff and several other Masters at midnight, New York time. The exact schedule to come soon! 

We are currently at over 800 Apprentices and we've had applications from over 100 countries! Be sure to pop over and enter your own application at www.TheArcanum.com - join this amazing new movement and new style of learning!

You can post your images to be critiqued over in THIS thread at: https://goo.gl/l9RvFZ___

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2015-05-23 14:22:59 (122 comments, 153 reshares, 1221 +1s)Open 

Sorry to miss last Saturday's seagullbutt-shenanigans; I was busy
Getting My Ducks In A Row

Tell me you saw that one coming .... ;o7

Happy #SeagullButtSaturday .

#TheresAlwaysAtLeastOneGuyWhosGottaSay    #ThoseArentSeagulls   #ThoseAreDucks  

––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +JacquelineHodsdon +Da... more »

Sorry to miss last Saturday's seagullbutt-shenanigans; I was busy
Getting My Ducks In A Row

Tell me you saw that one coming .... ;o7

Happy #SeagullButtSaturday .

#TheresAlwaysAtLeastOneGuyWhosGottaSay    #ThoseArentSeagulls   #ThoseAreDucks  

––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery #hqsplandscape___

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2015-05-21 15:43:45 (116 comments, 157 reshares, 1544 +1s)Open 

A Southern Bald Ibis
.... who is thinking that it is a very good day to be Southern, bald and an Ibis ... ;o)



#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #hqspbirds

A Southern Bald Ibis
.... who is thinking that it is a very good day to be Southern, bald and an Ibis ... ;o)



#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #hqspbirds___

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2015-05-20 17:05:13 (16 comments, 15 reshares, 204 +1s)Open 

I'm having a quiet moment today .. :o)


#WildlifeWednesday  with thanks to +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotos #BTPAnimalPRO #HQSPAnimals

I'm having a quiet moment today .. :o)


#WildlifeWednesday  with thanks to +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotos #BTPAnimalPRO #HQSPAnimals___

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2015-05-20 02:42:17 (34 comments, 112 reshares, 1113 +1s)Open 

We had a heavy marine layer the other evening, so I was able to photograph the sun filtered by the thick fog and a couple of my "neighbors" ... ;o). I hope y'all had a lovely #TreeTuesday  ... :o)


#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #SunsetPhotography #Sunset

We had a heavy marine layer the other evening, so I was able to photograph the sun filtered by the thick fog and a couple of my "neighbors" ... ;o). I hope y'all had a lovely #TreeTuesday  ... :o)


#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #SunsetPhotography #Sunset___

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2015-05-19 01:21:00 (142 comments, 147 reshares, 1451 +1s)Open 

"Searching For Context"

Composite by Robin Griggs Wood

Admittedly, a lot of my works are based merely on play ... playing with light, color and mood; some of my most favorite things to see in imagery.

I hope that your week allows you a bit of time to play with whatever your most favorite is, too ... :o)


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This image available for print:
http://www.robingriggswood.com/buy/38075446_CPsjbP/4068056360_MjtmpcP/

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Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images
available for print at robingriggswood.com

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
––> https://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #SunsetPhotography#Sunset #inspiration #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #pai... more »

"Searching For Context"

Composite by Robin Griggs Wood

Admittedly, a lot of my works are based merely on play ... playing with light, color and mood; some of my most favorite things to see in imagery.

I hope that your week allows you a bit of time to play with whatever your most favorite is, too ... :o)


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This image available for print:
http://www.robingriggswood.com/buy/38075446_CPsjbP/4068056360_MjtmpcP/

▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
Please feel free to ask me,
if you would like any of my images
available for print at robingriggswood.com

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
––> https://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #inspiration #digitalart #fantasyart #surrealart #painting
#digitalart #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation #fineart #fineartpls   #conceptart
#photomanipulator #photomanipulation #artdesign #designs #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasydigitalart #digital #photoshop #creative ___

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2015-05-18 15:40:32 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 173 +1s)Open 

Absolute perfection from +Lars Clausen ... :o)

Please note this is not my work ... direct comments & "+1"s to the original post.

Birth___Absolute perfection from +Lars Clausen ... :o)

Please note this is not my work ... direct comments & "+1"s to the original post.

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2015-05-16 00:22:21 (59 comments, 86 reshares, 1317 +1s)Open 

The Bunch of the Best

I didn't want to be presumptuous and call it the "best of the bunch" ... <snicker>.
Wishing you all a bunchy-best weekend!


#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography  #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers

The Bunch of the Best

I didn't want to be presumptuous and call it the "best of the bunch" ... <snicker>.
Wishing you all a bunchy-best weekend!


#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography  #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers___

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2015-05-15 14:26:14 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

A little reshare today, because this adorable package of warmth, generosity, intelligence, whimsy and scrumptiosity (tied up with a bow woven by fairies who only use threads spun from the ripest filaments of the Arboreus Awesomnus) is having a birthday today! Happy birthday, +Alan Shapiro !! May you have a day that makes you feel as lucky as we do every day just having you around ... :o)*

+Alan Shapiro and the Red Rock Canyon Mountains
There wasn't enough time! Oh, to have had the luxury to be able to sit long and fully take in the grandeur, the beauty, the spirit, the immense sublimity of it all!
(And the mountains were nice, too … ;o))

I finally got the opportunity to meet––and give a long-deserved hug to––a man to whom we all go to for inspiration on a regular basis. He's exactly the same in person as he is online; caring, giving, considerate, funny, fun and his heart is ten times larger than you may have thought … I don't know how he fits it all into his corporeal self … the man is a wizard, I tell you … :o)

Thank you, Alan. The moments that we had to sit and chat––about inspiring others and to giggle over nonsensical stuff, too––were one of the biggest highlights to a weekend jam-packed with highlights. If I kept a journal, the pages I filled about my time with you I would have covered with stickers, hearts and glitter by now.
Yes, that good … :o))

Looking forward to more adventures with you!
... my co-conspirator in changing the world one heart at a time.



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers___A little reshare today, because this adorable package of warmth, generosity, intelligence, whimsy and scrumptiosity (tied up with a bow woven by fairies who only use threads spun from the ripest filaments of the Arboreus Awesomnus) is having a birthday today! Happy birthday, +Alan Shapiro !! May you have a day that makes you feel as lucky as we do every day just having you around ... :o)*

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2015-05-13 16:49:24 (48 comments, 107 reshares, 1031 +1s)Open 

Indecision



#WaterbirdWednesday with thanks to  +Margaret Tompkins and +Water Bird Wednesday 
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspbirds

Indecision



#WaterbirdWednesday with thanks to  +Margaret Tompkins and +Water Bird Wednesday 
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspbirds___

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2015-05-11 18:16:30 (23 comments, 42 reshares, 593 +1s)Open 

Is it possible to take a picture of the mountain while you are ON the mountain? ... ;o7


#MountainMonday  with thanks to +Michael Russell and +Mountain Monday 
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky
#tgsmu   #tgsmu2015  

Is it possible to take a picture of the mountain while you are ON the mountain? ... ;o7


#MountainMonday  with thanks to +Michael Russell and +Mountain Monday 
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #Nevada #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky
#tgsmu   #tgsmu2015  ___

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2015-05-09 15:25:58 (67 comments, 110 reshares, 885 +1s)Open 

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
... a #SeagullButt on a Saturday ... ;o7


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +MarilynBenham ... more »

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
... a #SeagullButt on a Saturday ... ;o7


––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#SunsetSaturday with thanks to +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #birdsgallery #hqsplandscape___

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2015-05-07 20:17:06 (82 comments, 106 reshares, 1692 +1s)Open 

Ah, California

A couple of trailer travelers enjoying their hard-earned time on the coast.
I love vignettes like this; and I was momentarily wishful of having the time to simply travel my land with this level of leisure.



#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #Beach

Ah, California

A couple of trailer travelers enjoying their hard-earned time on the coast.
I love vignettes like this; and I was momentarily wishful of having the time to simply travel my land with this level of leisure.



#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #Beach___

2015-05-06 22:17:27 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Have you created some #Collections  yet? I think they are really great for aggregating similar posts, for those that follow you for a specific reason. I made a few while I was in the beta program. This is one that has many of the posts I wrote to inspire artists and some just to inspire anyone. I'm still searching for the others ... ;o). Find your collections here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection and make some, if you haven't yet.

Have you created some #Collections  yet? I think they are really great for aggregating similar posts, for those that follow you for a specific reason. I made a few while I was in the beta program. This is one that has many of the posts I wrote to inspire artists and some just to inspire anyone. I'm still searching for the others ... ;o). Find your collections here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection and make some, if you haven't yet.___

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2015-05-06 15:37:17 (31 comments, 63 reshares, 622 +1s)Open 

Anyone needing a dose of  #CuteOverload ?
Baby meerkats might do it for you ... ;o))


(Hanging out with +Laurie Rubin, +Sassi Sassmannshausen and +Erika Thornes ... ;o))

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #meerkat #suricate   #wholewildlifeweek   #wildlifewednesday #wildlifephotography #meerkats #erdmännchen   #MeerkatFamily  
#hqspnaturephotography  #hqspanimals

Anyone needing a dose of  #CuteOverload ?
Baby meerkats might do it for you ... ;o))


(Hanging out with +Laurie Rubin, +Sassi Sassmannshausen and +Erika Thornes ... ;o))

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #meerkat #suricate   #wholewildlifeweek   #wildlifewednesday #wildlifephotography #meerkats #erdmännchen   #MeerkatFamily  
#hqspnaturephotography  #hqspanimals___

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2015-05-04 22:59:46 (78 comments, 80 reshares, 1670 +1s)Open 

I was wondering why I took this shot the other day ... O_o
Macro Monday's mini-theme today is "loopy" ... yeah!
It was either this, or take a selfy ... ;oD



         
#MacroMonday (sub-theme: Loopy) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Julie B

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts #MacroManiacs #Macro4All

I was wondering why I took this shot the other day ... O_o
Macro Monday's mini-theme today is "loopy" ... yeah!
It was either this, or take a selfy ... ;oD



         
#MacroMonday (sub-theme: Loopy) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Julie B

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) with thanks to +Sandrine Berjonneau  +Jean-Pierre Malézieux +Christian PR +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #macrophotography #hqspmacro #MacroAddicts #MacroManiacs #Macro4All___

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2015-05-04 20:24:02 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

The sign up for +Alex Lapidus *Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015* mentorship is ON! (Sign up at the original post only; your application will not be seen at any reshares.)

Signup here for Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015

This is a special program on the art and weird science of motion blurs, intentional camera movement, long exposures, and much more, offered through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.  I will be taking on a small group of people for an eight week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. This is going to be huge fun, and a great learning experience!

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

My own photography has benefited enormously from mentorships and coaching offered by +Nathan Beaulne, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Darryl Van Gaal, +Sairam Sundaresan and others here on G+, and I’ve had the chance to assist with a number of additional programs and now to serve as a director of the overall Mentorship Program along with Robin and +Ron Clifford; I’m delighted to have the opportunity to offer my own favorite subject once again!  To add to the fun, I've invited the people who participated in and assisted with last year's program to help out this time around, so we'll have all of that fabulous experience in the group.

We’ll be covering a range of topics, including not just how to take certain kinds of images (and sometimes why), but also tools in post-processing and phone apps.  My goal is to be able to offer the program to you regardless of the tools you use to capture (or process) images – DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, point & shoot cameras, or Apple or Android smartphones ().  You’ll need to be familiar with the manual operation of any camera, have at least a basic understanding of the Exposure Triangle, and have time to take at least 100-200 photos per week (because practice with your hands will be key to some techniques; just knowing how won’t be enough).  You’ll also need to spend quality time in a (private) community supporting, enjoying, learning from and teaching your fellow participants!

Selections will be announced on Monday, May 11 (I’m in U.S. Pacific time: UTC - 8:00), and the first lesson will be posted on Thursday, May 14.  The program will run eight weeks, through July 9.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and publicly posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– at least a public photo post every three days, and more is better (the program 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 on G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You must have the time available to participate in this workshop.

To be considered for selection, please answer the following questions, on the main post only, here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/Uv4ChbSaMXa  (your application will not be seen at any reshares).  Please note that signups are not first-come, first-served, and comments will remain open for at least a few days, so please don’t worry if you’re not first in line.

1) Cameras (including smartphones) you expect to use in the program
2) Photo editing software and apps used most
3) Aspirations within photography
4) Previous art studies 
5) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Nikon D3100 and iPhone 4S
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Snapseed
3) To sell prints of my work
4) I have no previous art studies
5) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this 


() There is at least one topic I may be unable to address if you’re using a point&shoot camera or smartphone alone (call it half of one of the eight weeks).  The ideal combination would be DSLR or mirrorless plus a phone, and if you use only a P&S it needs to be capable of full manual shooting (shutter speed, aperture and ISO).___The sign up for +Alex Lapidus *Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015* mentorship is ON! (Sign up at the original post only; your application will not be seen at any reshares.)

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2015-05-04 19:47:11 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Google+ Collections are here!
I've enjoyed creating mine ... now, you go and create yours and let's see them!!

#collections   #GplusCollections  

Introducing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic

Our happiest Google+ users are those who connect with others around shared interests and passions. So we set out to give people a place to express the things they love. Today, we’re announcing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic.

Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into. Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.

Posts in collections you follow will appear in your Home stream, with a link to easily jump right into the collection so you can get to similar content from that author. Collections give you a great way to find more of the stuff you love from the people you follow.

Collections is available on Android and the web, and iOS is coming later. For Android users, make sure to update your Google+ app to get access to Collections.

For inspiration on interesting topics, check out our Featured Collections page here: g.co/collections

Create your collections today and share what you love.___Google+ Collections are here!
I've enjoyed creating mine ... now, you go and create yours and let's see them!!

#collections   #GplusCollections  

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2015-05-02 20:18:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Another Mentorship is coming up, folks!
+Alex Lapidus is offering his extremely popular Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play mentorship again! Keep an eye out for the signup post on Alex' profile stream on May 4!

Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015

It's back!  I'm delighted to announce a new session of my mentorship, in partnership with the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers: a free eight week program on the art and weird science of unsharp photography.  The official signup post will arrive Monday, May 4, and the program will run from May 11 through July 9.

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

We’ll be covering a range of topics, including not just how to take certain kinds of images (and sometimes why), but also tools in post-processing and phone apps.  My goal is to be able to offer the program to you regardless of the tools you use to capture (or process) images – DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, point & shoot cameras, or Apple or Android smartphones ().  You’ll need to be familiar with the manual operation of any camera, and have time to take at least 100-200 photos per week (because practice with your hands will be key to some techniques; just knowing how won’t be enough).  You’ll also need to spend quality time in a (private) community supporting, enjoying, learning from and teaching your fellow participants!

Because we've had too much fun to stop, I've invited everyone who fully completed this program last year to sit in and assist with this round!  That means you'll have not only their support and encouragement, but a huge amount of accumulated experience with these topics.  I'm extremely grateful for their help, and to the other directors of the Mentorship Program: +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford.


() There is at least one topic I may be unable to address if you’re using a point &shoot camera or smartphone alone (call it half of one of the eight weeks).  The ideal combination would be DSLR or mirrorless plus a phone, and if you use only a P&S it needs to be capable of full manual shooting (shutter speed, aperture and ISO).  Questions welcome anytime, and keep an eye out for the signup post on May 4!___Another Mentorship is coming up, folks!
+Alex Lapidus is offering his extremely popular Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play mentorship again! Keep an eye out for the signup post on Alex' profile stream on May 4!

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2015-05-02 14:09:48 (32 comments, 44 reshares, 533 +1s)Open 

"Epicus"

Aviarus Raticus began his humble origins as a lowly courtyard muffin-crumb picker; under the shadows of the courtyard trees, tables and chairs; between the shadows of the courtyard diner's ankles; barely missing the menacing and quick shadows of the small diners and those barking, furry, snapping creatures they called "Fluffy", "Sweetums", and "Mommy's Wittow Pwecious".

He was ... 
Just. Like. Everyone. Else.

No one knows what made him move from the safety of the shadows that day. Perhaps it was one too many snappings from "Mommy's Wittow Pwecious", but move he did and landed atop the courtyard fountain. It was like a veil of perpetual darkness and fear had been lifted  from him, as he perched there, bejeweled by the flickering reflections of the sun embraced fountain. He felt strong andf... more »

"Epicus"

Aviarus Raticus began his humble origins as a lowly courtyard muffin-crumb picker; under the shadows of the courtyard trees, tables and chairs; between the shadows of the courtyard diner's ankles; barely missing the menacing and quick shadows of the small diners and those barking, furry, snapping creatures they called "Fluffy", "Sweetums", and "Mommy's Wittow Pwecious".

He was ... 
Just. Like. Everyone. Else.

No one knows what made him move from the safety of the shadows that day. Perhaps it was one too many snappings from "Mommy's Wittow Pwecious", but move he did and landed atop the courtyard fountain. It was like a veil of perpetual darkness and fear had been lifted  from him, as he perched there, bejeweled by the flickering reflections of the sun embraced fountain. He felt strong and free; the master of all he surveyed.

In awe, his fellow lowly courtyard muffin-crumb pickers gazed up at him, resplendent upon his glittering throne. "Epicus" they named him that day; the High Caesar of the "Bonny Hills Vacation Villa Food Courtyard".

And he lived happily ever after.



––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
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Enmystified

Something that I've been working on for a while. I'd get a bit done on it and then have to go work, get a bit more done, etc. I finally just made myself get it to some sort of completion. Is it done? ... probably never ... ;o7

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Enmystified

Something that I've been working on for a while. I'd get a bit done on it and then have to go work, get a bit more done, etc. I finally just made myself get it to some sort of completion. Is it done? ... probably never ... ;o7

#firstfridayartwalk #rgwoodpost #mixedmediaartwork #digitalart #fineart #fineartpls #TGIF #digitalpainting #digital #colors #inspiration #creative #fantasy #surreal #surrealism #concept #conceptart #conceptual #digitalmattepainting #painting #composite 


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This image available for print at robingriggswood.com
––> http://www.robingriggswood.com/buy/38075446_CPsjbP/4028543476_hQf6Q4C/

If you would like to view my albums here at G+ go to
––> https://plus.google.com/photos/+RobinGriggsWood/albums___

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