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Trey Ratcliff8,023,793The 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 +A.D. Wheeler +David Marx +Mason Marsh +Angela B. Pan — and we'll be joined too by my Co-Host +Gino Barasa ... and +Stuart Davidson and +Tiff Gilleland 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 03:00:00138 
The Photoshop Show1,691Learn how to make your own video tutorials using Screenflow from our special guest +Don McAllister host of the venerable ScreenCastsOnline.+Jan Kabili and +Ron Clifford bring you another fantastic guest.+Don McAllister  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 +Erika Thornes and +Dave Bell 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 +The Photoshop Show YouTUbe Channel:http://bit.ly/1bPG20V #Photoshop   #tutorial  The Photoshop Show 57 - with guest Don McAllister2014-05-14 03:00:0041 
Margaret Tompkins134,008*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 22:00:00447 
Ron Clifford2,805,811He's Back and we are excited to Host another show with the King of Photoshop +David Biedny!  +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 
paula contreras9,997Open from February 20th till April 5th 2014Please direct all your invite answers to the other linkhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cvb471f7f2gos499j972j5dr35sThere 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 Show1,691Artistic Post Processing in LightroomPIcked up from the cutting room floor, this image was nearly deleted before it was even considered Regular Co Host, +Ron Clifford  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 +Jan Kabili , producer +Dave Bell, panelist +Erika Thornes and guest panelist +Dan Hughes will be there to keep it lively and engagingSharing is caring! #photoshop   #lightroom  The Photoshop Show 52 - with Guest Ron Clifford2014-02-19 03:00:0051 
The Drink and Click Show309Join hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll with guest +Jaime Ibarra and panelists +DeShaun Craddock, +Gilmar Smith, +martin ollman,&+Sam Breach 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:+Jaime Ibarra, +c't Digital Photography,& 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.comQuestions? drinkandclick@gmail.comSubscribe to Drink and Click™on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandCThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP9: Model Photography with Jaime Ibarra2014-02-13 04:30:08135 
Trey Ratcliff8,023,793The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with +Varina Patel  +Rick Sammon +dave cross and me!  Feb 10, 7 PM PT, 10 PM ETAs we march toward opening the doors to www.TheArcanum.com, you're invited to participate in this special event just for our community!Through participating in this event our community will get a taste of The Arcanum Experience: Learning through constructive critiques, which is just one of the many things that happen inside the hallowed magical doors!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over event is a Google+ Hangout On Air, open to the public, scheduled for Monday February 10th at 7pm.To Participate:You must submit a single candidate photo by Sunday, February 9th to be considered for the random selection.  You can submit any photo to The Arcanum Google+ page at +The Arcanum .Since you already applied to The Arcanum - we truly hope you'll submit a photo to be critiqued. If not, no worries at all!   Either way, you can watch the live event! :)And if you're wondering when the doors will officially open for The Arcanum, the answer is as soon as magically possible!  We're doing a test run right now with all the Masters to work out any kinks.  Also, we are a bit (!!) overloaded with Apprentice applications, so it will take a while to ramp up.  It may be a good opportunity for you to pop over and update your application at www.TheArcanum.com !Thank you!The Arcanum Photo Critique and Make-Over with Rick Sammon, Varina Patel, Dave Cross, and me!2014-02-11 04:00:004 
Ron Clifford2,805,811Gly has generously given us a 50% off code for his tutorials!!The code is thepsshow0402Valid only till Sunday!!Enter it during check out.http://glyndewis.com/store/*When I think of a Photoshop Superstar, I think of +Glyn Dewis !!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!!******************DESCRIPTIONIn 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 GLYNGlyn 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 +Jan Kabili and +Ron Clifford OUr amazing Producer +Dave Bell and the our ever engaging panelist +Erika Thornes 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 +The Photoshop Show page and on our YouTube channel here :http://bit.ly/14h2GsZ #photoshop   The Photoshop Show 51 - with Guest Glyn Dewis2014-02-05 03:00:00122 
Lotus Carroll1,769,993Join hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll this Wednesday, December 11th as we hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest +Dave Morrow and panelists +Alexis Coram, +Casey McCallister, +Jason Jakober, & +Jeff Moreau 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: +Think Tank Photo, +Gary Fong Flash Diffusers, and Pan Am http://goo.gl/T8mDZDThat'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 pleThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP7: Star Photography2013-12-12 04:30:00162 
The Photoshop Show1,691More 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-SXLZlProducer +Dave Bell Panelist +Erika Thornes The Photoshop Show - With Guest Gene McCullagh2013-12-11 03:00:0085 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 Maslan1,432Did 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 Hobbit1,811,971Join 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 19:15:004831 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 Walk666,731The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 Show1,691Want 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 Walk666,731The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 Walk666,731The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 11:00:0072 
The Photoshop Show1,691We had a great show with special guest +Chris Meyer , along with co-host +Jan Kabili (+Ron Clifford was away this week) producer +Dave Bell  & panelist +Erika Thornes  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 Paperhttp://store.hiromipaper.comPaper Mojohttp://www.papermojo.comPhoenix Art Supplyhttp://www.phoenixartsupply.comInkjet 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 Precoathttp://www.digitalartstudioseminars.com/store/product15.htmlGolden Digital Groundhttp://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 bookbindThe Photoshop Show2013-10-02 03:00:0045 
SmugMug45,592SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover PhotosAfter 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 valueWeek 2 winner - Year of SmugMug Power $60 valueWeek 3 winner - Year of SmugMug Portfolio -$150 valueWeek 4 winner - Year of SmugMug Business -$300 valueHow 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 yoursubmission. 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 onthe photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"->"ShowPhoto View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery.*After the contest closes on October 31st at 11:59PM PST, a panel ofjudges, will select the winners, and the newcover 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 beopen for submissions by December 1st*You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please sharewith your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Contest For November 20132013-10-01 09:30:00146 
Ron Clifford2,805,811*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++Mark Rodriguez  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 showtimeYouTube Channel where it will be live and recorded  http://bit.ly/14h2GsZLive interactive chatroom  http://bit.ly/14h1Ts2The Photoshop Show - with guest Mark Rodriguez2013-09-04 03:00:00206 
Trey Ratcliff8,023,793Whoa - 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 04:00:00218 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 15:00:00131 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 13:00:00104 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 13:00:00228 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 13:00:0046 
Ron Clifford2,805,811Mouse 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 03:00:00127 
Jeff Smith61,186Welcome 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._________________________UPLOADINGThe 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 03:00:00158 
SmugMug45,592Have 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 +Alan Shapiro 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 Walk666,731The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 15:00:00231 
Google+ Photos4,535,450Take a closer look at what’s new with this special edition of the  +Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air. Joining us are Google+ Photos staff members, +Matt Steiner, +Denise Ho, +Aravind Krishnaswamy, and +Brian Matiash. We’ll share a bit of our vision for Google+ Photos, along with some of our favorite Auto Enhance and Auto Awesome images. We’ll also be answering YOUR questions! So ask away in the comments section of the Event, and we’ll get to as many as we can.And don’t forget - keep sharing your best #AutoAwesome  and #AutoEnhance  images with us. Add your favorites right here in the comments section, too! We’ll keep resharing our favorites every day.A Conversation With The Team Behind The New Google+ Photos2013-05-21 00:00:00963 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The 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 +First Friday Art Walk   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, +Samantha Villenave and +Lena Levin May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00263 
Google+ Photos4,535,450Often times, traveling to far-and-away places brings along a certain level of anxiety and unease. Maybe it is the language barrier or the tendency to shy away from unfamiliar situations. These things are all part of the adventure that is Travel Photography! In this episode, our panel of photographers will share their experiences while traveling around the world and share tips on how you can help yourself get those beautiful images while abroad.This week's panel includes:+Brian Matiash - Host & Google+ Photos Community Manager+Elia Locardi - Accomplished travel photographer+Vincent Mo - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer+Dave Cohen - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographerFor those who can't make the live event - We've Got You Covered!This episode will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand after its conclusion.Banner Image © +Elia LocardiEpisode 03: Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air - Strangers In A Strange Land2013-04-30 22:00:00228 
Trey Ratcliff8,023,793This 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 04:00:00777 
SmugMug45,592SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover PhotosPhotos like this beauty from +Dave Morrow 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/PiB5WgWell, 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 yoursubmission. 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 onthe photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"ShowPhoto View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery.*After the contest closes on April 30th at 11:59PM PST, a panel ofjudges, including the four April winners, will select the winners, and the newcover 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 beopen for submissions by May 7th*You do not need to be a SmugMug customer to enter, so please sharewith your fellow photographers.SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For May 20132013-04-12 04:00:00122 
Heidi Anne Morris63,954                      EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT                    Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello  :0)                                          WHO? .... all about you!                                              please scroll downI'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 linksPicasa Collages - Part 1Shape Collage - Free Automatic Photo Collage Makerother options are available on the webif 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 shamedOnce 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 13:00:4896 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The 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 +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 Walk2013-04-05 14:00:57199 
Sheila B. DuBois42,447 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.orghttps://plus.google.com/105180939688719292080/postsInterviewing Denis Nurmela2013-03-09 18:30:0027 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The 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 14:00:29147 
Ron Clifford2,805,811There's gonna be a showdownHere it is!  The link to the 2 photos for you to try your hand at post processingRon's Lake scene http://db.tt/jIdFb0S2Jan's book scene http://db.tt/1TfxpP6bThe 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 CliffordThe 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 03:00:0050 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The 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 +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 Walk2013-02-01 14:00:57140 
Trey Ratcliff8,023,793This 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 04:00:00525 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The  #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 +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 Walk2013-01-04 07:00:00133 
SmugMug45,592Ever 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 03:00:00423 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The #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 +In Studio with Masters . 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 +First Friday Art Walk  and +In Studio with Masters  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 G+ First Friday Art Walk & Marc Chagall Challenge Show2012-12-07 15:00:00144 
Trey Ratcliff8,023,793A great show! +Thomas Hawk +Gordon Laing +Scott Kublin and +Gino Barasa  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 03:00:00349 
Billy Wilson1,545,168Thank you for all of the support each week during my weekly G+ variety show +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) ! 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 +Mike Spinak; Photographer and Blogger +Thomas Hawk; Photographer +Mark Rodriguez who'll be showing us some behind the scenes for his Scavenger Hunt photos; Photographer +Isabelle Fortin; Photographer +Margaret Tompkins; Social Media Editor for +SURFER Magazine +Aaron Carrera; and Special Musical Guest +Danni Rosner ! 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". +Tibby 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 04:00:00112 
The Giving Lens104,180+The Giving Lens Travel Photography Hour, Episode 2 is just one week away! After a great first episode with  #TGLcambodia  workshop leader, +Elia Locardi, the November episode features World renowned travel photographer, +Ken Kaminesky! Join +Kate Siobhan and +Michael Bonocore 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 +Ken Kaminesky and +Colby Brown 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 +Ken Kaminesky and +Colby Brown ?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 imTGL's Travel Photography Hour #22012-11-15 03:00:00105 
Ron Clifford2,805,811What 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 +Josh Haftel 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/postsorMy YouTube: http://goo.gl/fg6YJLive interactive chat: http://goo.gl/8HGHWThe Photoshop Show 19 with Guest Josh Haftel2012-11-14 03:00:0063 
Benjamin Cortis150,537Photo Competition November 2012Status: closedThread:AnimalsSmall 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/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anmsLet´s have fun....---------------------------------Fotowettbewerb November 2012Status: beendetThema:TiereKleine 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/c8ppuuuh37veg73np1arvu9anmsViel Spaß#foto #photo #tiere #animals #wettbewerb #competition #event Photo Competition - November 20122012-11-07 11:00:00340 
First Friday Art Walk666,731The #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 +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 Walk2012-11-02 14:00:0066 
Jeff Smith61,186Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 28/12Theme: HalloweenShow 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/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe 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 Ratcliff8,023,793Micro Four Thirds Cameras - A special Hangout event!  Trey's Variety Hour #56 - subscribe for free on www.YouTube.com/stuckincustoms We'll have on +Gordon Laing to talk A LOT about these cameras and what they're all about.  Even my producer for the show +Dave Veffer 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 +Dave Veffer  - he is the gatekeeper for all-things.*Micro Four Thirds Cameras* - A special Hangout event!2012-10-23 04:00:00366 
Samantha Villenave1,063,461+Art+Talk #14, hosted by myself and +Paul Roustan .+Reuben Negron is an artist whose work has been shown internationally, most notably with exhibitions in New York, London, Miami, France and El Salvador. His art has been published by Devora Ran, For Beginners Books, The New York Press, Playboy Magazine, Spectrum and Communication Arts. He is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and the School of Visual Arts.Reuben Negrón is represented by Like the Spice Gallery http://www.likethespice.com/ and is a regular contributor to the Rabid Rabbit Comic Anthology.http://rabidrabbit.org/ He lives and works in Connecticut and New York.www.reubennegron.com********************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Reuben, Paul, and I, and the hangout will be streamed from this page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section underneath the hangout, which will be streamed here on the event, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Reuben. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES  to the event (and whose profiles I have vetted, meaning I know you, or I can tell from your profile that you are an artist or art lover), into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite. It'll also guarantee that you get a reminder for the hangout, whether you should choose to watch or join.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Reuben, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Reuben's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who havArt+Talk Hangout on Air interview with figurative painter Reuben Negron2012-10-21 20:00:0063 
Karen Hutton1,757,753Yes 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 +LIFE Through The Lens: +Ron Clifford +Kelli Seeger Kim +Kerry Murphy +Tamara Pruessner +Tana Teel and +Anna Nguyen...  THANK YOU for taking this ride with us! It has been glorious. So be ready!Tonight, our guest will be +Annette Biggers 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/UThe final LIFE Through The Lens with special guest Annette Biggers2012-10-10 03:00:0087 
Samantha Villenave1,063,461+Max Rubenacker is going to be the guest artist for this Sunday's upcoming +Art+Talk  hangout on air, and I'll be joined in my efforts of interrogation interviewing by former +Art+Talk guest and designer +Aaron Wood. Max is a mad scientist, a geek with an art degree. His art happens in the small spaces between the cracks of the world. He's enjoyed a long obsession with photography, 3D, and any weird digital process he can get his hands on. A suspected synaesthetic, he has actively been using sound to make visual art since 2009.************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Max, Aaron, and I, and the hangout will be streamed from this page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section underneath the hangout, which will be streamed here on the event, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Rodney. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES  to the event (and whose profiles I have vetted, meaning I know you, or I can tell from your profile that you are an artist or art lover), into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite. It'll also guarantee that you get a reminder for the hangout, whether you should choose to watch or join.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview withMax, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Max's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutnetworks.com , or the Art+Talk Interview with Mad Scientist Max Rubenacker2012-10-07 20:00:0041 
Samantha Villenave1,063,461The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is a new page (+First Friday Art Walk) and hashtag/sharing project here on G+. 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.See starting and end times on the event above. We're going to be celebrating art and our very first First Friday for nearly three days, starting on Friday, October 5th and continuing through the weekend. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works:How can one participate? I'm glad you asked! :)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. Artists and non-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 I will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from over there. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, SamanthaEDIT: Since creating the event, I have learned that many of you have received multiple invitations to it. I have no idea how this happened, and you have my sincerest apologies. It was truly unintentional, and please forgive me for any frustration that this has caused. I've reported the bug to the Google+ team, and really hope that this will not happen in the future. Events are cool, spam, on the other hand, is truly anti-cool. ):G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-10-05 12:00:00205 
Carra Riley46,562Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012Post 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 +miri dunn  Canada   +Carra Riley   Arizona +Gene Mundt  Chicagoland Illinois +Tric Weyerbacher Ortiz  Florida  +Ronnie Bincer  Colorado   +Shira Gal   Israel  +Sadie-Michaela Harris  France +Luis Galarza  California  +Margaret Tompkins   Kansas City, Missouri  +Charles Lupica  Switzerland  +Robin Griggs Wood  from midwest USA and +Donna St. Pierre  from Rhode Island USA+Peace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00622 
Karen Hutton1,757,753Tomorrow night on +LIFE Through The Lens ... it's allll about +SmugMug!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  +Katherine Cheng +Ivan Makarov and +Nick Wrzesinski. 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/88766150e358e00ac8000000PLUS... 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 +LIFE Through The Lens stream* ;-))+Ron Clifford +Kelli Seeger Kim +LIFE Through the Lens presents: The One and Only SmugMug Dream Team!2012-09-26 03:00:00135 
Isabelle Fortin25,864Whatever 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 05:30:00146 
Samantha Villenave1,063,461+Philip Hartigan will be joining me for Episode 9 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air.Philip, who describes himself as an "artist-writer-artist" works with drawings, writing, damaged photos, and letter, transforming them into prints, books and installations that relate to moments of personal narrative. He writes on his blog, "Praeterita" http://philiphartiganpraeterita.blogspot.fr/, as well as for the art blogazine +Hyperallergic http://hyperallergic.com as well as for Time Out Chicago http://bit.ly/PmYqE9 .**************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be justPhilip and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section, on my profile, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Philip. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES (and whose profiles I have vetted) to the event, into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Philip, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Philip's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutnetworks.com , or the +Art+Talk Hangout on Air - guest artist Philip Hartigan2012-09-16 20:00:0049 
Scott Jarvie398,512POST YOUR GOOGLE+ ALBUM OF PICTURESIt'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 LINKIt'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.BENEFITWell 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 likeON AIRThis 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 GUESTBecause I want to have an outloud conversation about what and why I'm doing things I will have my good friend and great photographer +Susan Marinello 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.DIRECTIONS1. Paste a link of a Google+ image gallery2. Put a title or description of what we'll see in the album3.  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 access5. Add +Scott Jarvie  +Susan Marinello to your circles6. Return the favor. Take some of the other people's albums and +1 some of your favorites.IMPORTANTIt 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.DShare your Album- A Jarvie PlusOne Critique Experience2012-09-12 05:30:00144 
Kelli Seeger Kim1,301,916It's +Karen Hutton 's birthday!  (okay, well - technically, it's September 7.  But +Kerry Murphy 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 Murphy1,309,569Hey guess what! Macro Monday is going to try out using events this week, 9/3 instead of next!REMINDER1 - 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 Smith61,186Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/12The 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 modeI 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/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_________________UPLOADINGYou 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 03:00:00246 
Ron Clifford2,805,811Who's the most vibrant, versatile, vivacious photographer on G+? It's our featured guest on the next episode of +The Photoshop Show  this coming Tuesday-- the talented +Karen Hutton! . Co-hosts  +Jan Kabili  and +Ron Clifford  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/7e042f5024132a3449000000our amazing panelists are +Chrysta Rae  of +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt , and the oh so fun and talented +Erika Thornes and our superwonderful, +Sandra Parlow .  Now that's a lineup of awesomesauce!!The Photoshop Show 142012-08-22 03:00:00115 
Trever McGhee78,456Please 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 YOUIn 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 aUpdate to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00204 
Yifat Cohen71,888HOW ONE MOM’S BLOG BECAME THE BIGGEST NETWORK IN THE UK. +Sally Whittle 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 +Tots100 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 StudiosPaid trips and accommodation like the one Sally got to the South of France..Free products to reviewand 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 18:00:0062 
White Wednesday1,485Tomorrow 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 00:30:0027 

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Alessandro Rocchi908Circle for 1/27/2015This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. FOLLOW AND SHARE THIS PAGE (VERY IMPORTANT) https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113229934727750411697/113229934727750411697/about2. Follow me3. Share public this circle to your timeline4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above 2 things.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople2015-01-27 15:37:11501000
MacroAddict Best Of818It's time for the first circle of 2015:)Thanks for all the photographersNo rules:)) Share it if you want:)) 2015-01-26 16:25:39354022
Alessandro Rocchi868Circle for 1/24/2015This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. FOLLOW AND SHARE THIS PAGE (VERY IMPORTANT) https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/118147142770442505833/+Bestsolarledfloodlights/posts2. Follow me3. Share public this circle to your timeline4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above 2 things.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople2015-01-24 16:24:31501238
Ralf Stute773shared circle fotografen #sharedcircles  2015-01-23 11:21:49479000
John Sean11,366This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-23 06:13:25493000
Markus Guhl24,953MY INSPIRATION CIRCLE...for the first time I share my circle of inspiration. It includes the photographers I look at on a regular basis. There is no need to share this circle to get into it...If you comment on my work and I like yours, I'm pretty sure you'll find yourself in my next circleshare.2015-01-21 19:38:10199001
Alessandro Rocchi796Circle for 1/22/2015This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. FOLLOW AND SHARE THIS PAGE (VERY IMPORTANT) https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/118147142770442505833/+Bestsolarledfloodlights/posts2. Follow me3. Share public this circle to your timeline4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above 2 things.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople2015-01-21 18:32:56501000
HQSP Macro12,165+HQSP Macro is happy to share this circle of current contributors to our pages. Each of the persons included in the circle has posted high quality macro photos in the last 3 months. Enjoy!!2015-01-21 05:56:50493000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:35:50496001
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:35:31496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:34:18496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:33:50496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:33:16496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:32:41496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:31:54496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:31:25496000
Henry Lion Oldie3,555Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2015-01-20 17:30:49496000
Becky Collins22,028Celebrity Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2015-01-20 06:24:36428000
John Nuntiatio57,697#circle#newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2015-01-17 09:51:03147010
Joseph Sukhbir1,267My photo inspiration Circle2015-01-17 07:54:57500000
John Hannah10,564Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #Mentoring #Sustainable #Music #NaturePhotography #Metabolic #Nonprofit #NonviolentProtest #Online #OnlineEducation #OpenSource #Oregon #Organic #Organization #vascular #Organizational #OrganizationalDevelopment #diabetic #Philosophy #Diabetes #Photography #Photovoltaic #pharma 2015-01-16 06:32:45472000
Alessandro Rocchi661Circle for 1/15/2015This circle contains people who are very active on Google+. These are people who will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. FOLLOW AND SHARE THIS PAGE (VERY IMPORTANT) https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/118147142770442505833/+Bestsolarledfloodlights/posts2. Follow me3. Share public this circle to your timeline4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above 2 things.-----------------IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople2015-01-15 15:35:10501001
SelaySel AY5,491#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-01-15 01:38:464245315
Allan watson17,849Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #malawi #lilongwe #morocco #morocco #agadir #morocco #casablanca #morocco #fez #morocco #marrakech #morocco #tangier #mozambique #mozambique #maputo #namibia #namibia #walvis_bay #namibia #windhoek #nigeria #nigeria #abuja #nigeria #lagos #rwanda #rwanda #kigali #senegal #senegal #dakar #sierra_leone #sierra_leone #freetown #bloemfontein #dur2015-01-14 07:17:56375324
Daniel Gibbs16,519Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #Fiji #japan #tokyo #malaysia #malaysia #kota_kinabalu #malaysia #kuala_lumpur #malaysia #kuala_terengganu #malaysia #kuantan #malaysia #kuching #malaysia #langkawi #malaysia #penang #myanmar #myanmar #yangon #philippines #philippines #cebu #south_korea #south_korea #seoul #taiwan #taiwan #kaohsiung #taiwan #taipei #thailand #chiang_mai 2015-01-13 06:48:484534510
Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche14,518┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊ ☆ ┊Great Friends v20  CIRCLE  ┊ ☆ ┊☆ ┊☆┊_____________________________________________________*●❈●❈●❉●  Please Share From The Original Post! ●❈●❈●❉●▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CLICK READ MORE FOR FULL CONTENT ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼This is the Great Friends v20 Google Plus CircleIf you want to participate please kindly frollow the following rules::-)1. Add me to your circles if you haven´t done it already2. Share this circle to Public3. Plus or coment this post so we know you wish to participate in upcoming circlesPlease note:● You must be an active Google+ user and shares useful content.● Your posts must be family-friendly. No adult, gambling, controversial, politics, religion blogs.Have a nice day!Your blogging friends of: +Ruta a la Patagonia - Bariloche  De camino al Sur el mejor hotel  para alojarte sobre ruta 5, antes de Santa Rosa La Pampa, esta en Trenque Lauquen:+Hotel Howard Johnson Trenque Lauquen Sobre ruta, con amplio parque, pileta climatizada, estacionamiento, wifi, restobar y mucho mas. Ya sea que vayas de camino a Bariloche, San Martin de los Andes, Villa la Angostura o cualquier otro destino de la cordillera o de la costa de la patagonia (por ruta 33).Consultanos:  www.hjtrenquelauquen.com.ar2015-01-12 14:13:3449911813
Margaret Tompkins132,929Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2015-01-10 14:25:38145335
Nitro Tech Boy5Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-10 01:39:30347000
Beautiful Beautiful Birds0It is time to honor these great photographers many of whom have been shared on +Beautiful Beautiful Birds #beautifulbeautifulbirds .  This circle contains photographers both professional and amateur alike who are passionate about photography. Many are bird and wildlife photographers, although some only photograph birds and wildlife on occasion.   If you enjoy great photography, please consider adding this circle.  The photographers come from many walks of life, and from all over  the globe.   This circle is not complete, but will continue grow.  Sadly google for whatever reason will not allow more then 500 people to be shared in any one circle.  This circle was over 500 and I will need to figure out who was omitted once this is shared.  They will be the first to be placed in  the next circle that I will share.   That circle will be shared as soon as I have what I feel is a large enough circle to once again share.   Thanks for following Beautiful Beautiful Birds, and please follow those whose work make this page possible. Without their public shared this page would not be possible.Warmest Regards,+William Joers curator of +Beautiful Beautiful Birds 2015-01-08 18:34:11501000
Game Tech Dreamz132Get All This People Fo Getting More Followers!!!!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharethegift #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplusfollowers   #freefollowers   #gplusfollowers   #gfollowers   #SharedCircles   #sharedcircle   #SharedCircle  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-08 13:23:25501112
John Cleese9,799Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #socialnetworking #xeeme #marketing #mlm #affiliate #internet #internetmarketing #mlm #google #googleplus #community #communities #ripples #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos #circulocompartido #cerchiacondivisa #cerchia #bestengagers #chiudiilcerchio #closethecircle #shared4shared #thebigcommunity #kingcircle #topcircleshare #Science #Research #Technology #NASA #Space #Innova2015-01-08 12:52:184945711
John Wood25,081This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #Sociology #Funny #Software #Solar #Startup #SystemsThinking #Teaching #bigdata #Technology #tsunami #Transformation #Transplendence #Trust #Water #WaterResources #pharmacognosy #love #WavePower #Web #tsu #WebAnalytics #clinical #Wind #Addcircle #addcircles #tsunation #addfriends #Addpeople #cvd #awesomecircle #awesomepeople #circle #circleoftheday #food 2015-01-07 10:01:210281150
HQSP Info11,636HQSP 2014 super circle!This will be our last 2014 post. A very special circle share!The result of many, many posts we shared in our HQSP Pyramid!Some statistics (Thank you +Heiko Köster !)On the HQSP theme pages 94.000 photos were shared.On +HQSP Promotion 25.000 were promoted.We shared 2.500 photos on +HQSP Winners.570 photos ended up in the vote (starting week 20).The Pyramid was topped by 31 weekly winners in 30 weeks.In this circle you'll find all photographers who were in the vote!The cream of the crop of 2014Thank you HQSP team for sharing so many posts!!Thank you all photographers for sharing with HQSP!!Keep sharing your beautiful photos with HQSP! Be inspired and inspire others! We will share and promote photography and (hobby)photographers by sharing your photos. With your help we'll share even more beauty on Google plus in 2015!On behalf of the HQSP team,+Anja Wessels  2015-01-05 22:13:07396316
Gailen Mapes74,883Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera G-H - 5 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-05 11:55:59152001
Margaret Tompkins132,355Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2015-01-03 15:46:55144216
Photo Mania USA1,926Here is the +Photo Mania USA Best of the Best Photographers for December 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on +Photo Mania USA during the month of December. Well done everybody! Each day, one of the photographs selected by +Photo Mania USA was highlighted on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators. If you are interested in possibly getting included in this circle, and you are from the USA, add this hashtag to your excellent posts to help us find you:     #photomaniausa curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin2015-01-03 12:20:5392001
Joseph Sukhbir1,193My Photos Circle2014-12-31 10:25:54304000
Guido Bibra4,763Circle Share #2: Photography OneThis is the first part of my "big" hand-picked photographer circles. Everybody from the Essentials circle is also in here, plus everyone I noticed in other circles, who plussed or commented on my posts or who I learned to know through other people. If you're not in there, either I haven't noticed you yet or you don't fulfil my one requirement: you have to post your own work. There are only original photography content creators in here!2014-12-30 16:41:23500000
Guido Bibra4,763Circle Share #1: Photography EssentialsLike at the end of last year, I want to say thanks to all the amazing people here on Google+ by sharing a few of my circles, which is easier said than done because my own circle collection is pretty chaotic. This first one is my "small" Photography circle of people I mainly found in the beginning over two years ago, although the size of this circle has doubled in the last twelve months. These are people whose posts I don't want to miss even when I don't have time to look at all the other circles. Don't be disappointed if you're not in there - there are two much bigger photo circles coming up next!2014-12-30 16:36:31269000
Nitro Tech Boy5#sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #circleofthedaygoogle+   #circleoftheweek   #publiccircle   #publicshare   #publicsahredcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles  2014-12-28 10:39:19148001
Jan Havrda44,066*Zombie Attack!*Grab this circle in case of the emergency. This is an essential group of people you need for a fight with bloody enemies of any kind. Even immortals.This is *Not-A-Zombie* circle made of meatpopsicles. #NotAZombieCircle   #NotAZombie   #Circle   #Not   #A   #Zombie  2014-12-27 23:35:09406611690
Margaret Tompkins132,164Landscape Photography Best of the Week!!!Congratulations to all those great photographers whose photographs have been selected this week by the curators of #landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Kevin O'Connell +Tom Lussier 2014-12-27 14:32:57111000
Ardi Santoso273Share My Circle2014-12-24 06:13:49500406
Royale Business Club International JC Caceres270Im dishing out another #googlecircleshare for my #marketingfriends onlineThis is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have an influence in the marketing industryThey vary from successful and just starting out but are all in incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will hava an even better Google plus experience as they add you to their cirlces, plus, share and comment on your posts.**If you would like to be included on my next circle, just follow these simple steps;1.Make sure you have already added me into your circle2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in public*Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it(and we don;t want that!)If you don't want to included in a google circle share please shoot me  a message I don't want you to feel like you are bring spammed :)(The people who have interacted with my last share will be included in the comment below)2014-12-24 03:29:2641000
Charles W. Stutts2,379Wonderful landscape photographs.  The circle is a great help in making my landscape photograph better.  Thank you all.2014-12-23 23:59:3759000
Henry Lion Oldie2,337UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:27:2649819618
Henry Lion Oldie2,337UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:26:55498003
Henry Lion Oldie2,337UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:26:2649810612
Henry Lion Oldie2,291UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:25:58498122
Henry Lion Oldie2,291UPDATED CIRCLE!Writers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, artists and other good and creative people!To be added into one of our sharing circles, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle (if you want it)2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly4) Comment on the original post when completeShare and be shared!Welcome!2014-12-23 11:25:24498001

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That Immense Quiet
... just before the holiday guests arrive ... ;o))



#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


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That Immense Quiet
... just before the holiday guests arrive ... ;o))



#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


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

Most plusones: 1613

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2014-12-24 00:02:16 (109 comments, 174 reshares, 1613 +1s)Open 

That Immense Quiet
... just before the holiday guests arrive ... ;o))



#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


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

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2015-01-27 15:43:41 (50 comments, 53 reshares, 583 +1s)Open 

Once Upon a Winter's Night -- digital composite

My apologies for not replying in the last days. I hope I've not forced abandonment issues on all of you ... ;o7. I'm working a few jobs right now; one of them is not so much a job, but lot's of fun in supporting the free mentorship program, the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. We've got one mentorship already underway this year, "Seeing Compositions" from the wonderful and generous (to give so much of her time for free), +Pam Boling. Lauds to you, Pam!! And we are working behind the scenes on a few more.

I do miss all of you, but at least you know that I'm helping to make the world a better place ... :o)
Happy Tuesday to you!



#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday... more »

Once Upon a Winter's Night -- digital composite

My apologies for not replying in the last days. I hope I've not forced abandonment issues on all of you ... ;o7. I'm working a few jobs right now; one of them is not so much a job, but lot's of fun in supporting the free mentorship program, the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. We've got one mentorship already underway this year, "Seeing Compositions" from the wonderful and generous (to give so much of her time for free), +Pam Boling. Lauds to you, Pam!! And we are working behind the scenes on a few more.

I do miss all of you, but at least you know that I'm helping to make the world a better place ... :o)
Happy Tuesday to you!



#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 +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #snow #digitalart #digitalpainting #photoshop #photomanipulation___

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2015-01-24 17:32:08 (29 comments, 7 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

+Bill Pevlor spotted this guy on the stream the other day and gave me a shout out. What a hilarious shot!!!! I thought a certain group of folks might appreciate it ... ;o))
NOT MY IMAGE! I couldn't find the author, but I did find a version that wasn't too altered. Thanks for the find, Bill!

There is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday ! ... but this guy should be the logo, IF there were such a theme ... ;o))

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 +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman... more »

+Bill Pevlor spotted this guy on the stream the other day and gave me a shout out. What a hilarious shot!!!! I thought a certain group of folks might appreciate it ... ;o))
NOT MY IMAGE! I couldn't find the author, but I did find a version that wasn't too altered. Thanks for the find, Bill!

There is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday ! ... but this guy should be the logo, IF there were such a theme ... ;o))

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 +Kim 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 
#Gulluminati 
#Gullarazzi
#Splatterday

#rgwoodpost #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus___

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2015-01-23 15:56:47 (22 comments, 9 reshares, 266 +1s)Open 

The yumminess of #FloralFriday  with some  #bokehlicious  icing ... :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 +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

The yumminess of #FloralFriday  with some  #bokehlicious  icing ... :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 +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-01-22 18:06:32 (21 comments, 24 reshares, 315 +1s)Open 

I'm crazy busy again, but to thank you all for sticking around, even if I'm not as much ... ;o7 ... here's another Free Gift of wallpaper for your phone or desktop. I like wallpapers that have lots of open space for icons and stuff, do you? ... or do you keep icons and widgets off your main desktop?



(This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY, NONCOMMERCIAL. "Noncommercial" means that you may not sell it, make multiple reprints of it, or make it available to others by bulk or electronic means, whether or not you make personal gain by doing so. NO "free wallpaper" sites, etc. Thank you.)
Download is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2AGAbjLwjUcR3AzRzhMUnplUGc/view?usp=sharing

Enjoy!

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos

I'm crazy busy again, but to thank you all for sticking around, even if I'm not as much ... ;o7 ... here's another Free Gift of wallpaper for your phone or desktop. I like wallpapers that have lots of open space for icons and stuff, do you? ... or do you keep icons and widgets off your main desktop?



(This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY, NONCOMMERCIAL. "Noncommercial" means that you may not sell it, make multiple reprints of it, or make it available to others by bulk or electronic means, whether or not you make personal gain by doing so. NO "free wallpaper" sites, etc. Thank you.)
Download is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2AGAbjLwjUcR3AzRzhMUnplUGc/view?usp=sharing

Enjoy!

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos___

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2015-01-21 04:49:58 (12 comments, 5 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Ooh, "The Myth of Talent" made the cover of "Exemplar" ... thanks, +Kingsley Burton!

Something for the artists, actually everyone. From fellow Arcanum Master Robin Griggs Wood @robingriggswood from Exemplar http://bit.ly/1eEyz37  
http://flip.it/ltKBQ http://flip.it/ZtzY4 @MagicalArcanum f___Ooh, "The Myth of Talent" made the cover of "Exemplar" ... thanks, +Kingsley Burton!

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2015-01-20 18:26:22 (39 comments, 17 reshares, 377 +1s)Open 

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Ephemeral beauty ...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Ephemeral beauty ...___

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2015-01-19 19:09:32 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 308 +1s)Open 

The Last of My Holiday

#MacroMonday 's sub-theme today is  "Torn". That's how I always feel this time of year: happy that the work is over; sad that I have to wait a whole year for some of the things I love most to return––the decorations, the crisp cool air and my seasonal plants. As the last of my holiday cheer, my poinsettia, drops it's larger leaves of inflorescence, I let out a little sigh.



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Love posting to themes? You might enjoy these great themes with excellent curators! Themes and hashtags are not necessarily about getting more attention, but are a valuable indexing method, which help others find relevant posts via clickable links as well as a great way to meet like-minded people. I tend to only promote those themes with active, caring curators.


#MacroMonday (sub-theme: Torn) withthanks t... more »

The Last of My Holiday

#MacroMonday 's sub-theme today is  "Torn". That's how I always feel this time of year: happy that the work is over; sad that I have to wait a whole year for some of the things I love most to return––the decorations, the crisp cool air and my seasonal plants. As the last of my holiday cheer, my poinsettia, drops it's larger leaves of inflorescence, I let out a little sigh.



––
Love posting to themes? You might enjoy these great themes with excellent curators! Themes and hashtags are not necessarily about getting more attention, but are a valuable indexing method, which help others find relevant posts via clickable links as well as a great way to meet like-minded people. I tend to only promote those themes with active, caring curators.


#MacroMonday (sub-theme: Torn) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Jules 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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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___

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2015-01-19 02:37:24 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

Fabulous post from one of my Apprentices in +The Arcanum, +Christina Lihani: _"When I first joined, my goal was just to generally improve my photography. What the Arcanum is doing though, is to help me achieve is My Personal Vision. There are plenty of G+ classes, online classes, and college courses that can help you with photography techniques but the Arcanum taps into your personal, creative self._" Yes, that is what I am focused on each and every day with all of my Apprentices. You said it so very well, Christina!

+Peter Giordano +Trey Ratcliff +Tiff Gilleland 

#Pluspost  +Robin Griggs Wood 


Pushing Your Own Boundaries

I've had a lot of people ask me what it's like to be in The Arcanum. 
The phrase above and the photo below, most succinctly illustrates my personal experience in Robin Griggs Cohort within the Arcanum. 

When I first joined, my goal was just to generally improve my photography. 
What the Arcanum is doing though, is to help me achieve is My Personal Vision.
There are plenty of G+ classes, online classes, and college courses that can help you with photography techniques but the Arcanum taps into your personal, creative self. It asks you to get out of your box, to push your limits a bit more, to look within yourself and discover what resonates with your artistic being.

My cohort, a private G+ community, is a calm and welcoming place where I can take my time to discover, share, and learn. My fellow cohorts and Master support me, cheer me on, guide me, and teach me (and I strive to do the same in return). 
My cohorts and I have different photography levels, interests, and pursuits but one thing we all have in common is a growing success in finding and achieving our artistic visions.

I still find it very important to continue to learn about photography and post processing (and there is a wealth of knowledge presented in the Arcanum Library, the Master, and the other students) but my favorite aspect of being a student is the personal discovery and journey that I would not have taken without the Arcanum. 


http://thearcanum.com/___Fabulous post from one of my Apprentices in +The Arcanum, +Christina Lihani: _"When I first joined, my goal was just to generally improve my photography. What the Arcanum is doing though, is to help me achieve is My Personal Vision. There are plenty of G+ classes, online classes, and college courses that can help you with photography techniques but the Arcanum taps into your personal, creative self._" Yes, that is what I am focused on each and every day with all of my Apprentices. You said it so very well, Christina!

+Peter Giordano +Trey Ratcliff +Tiff Gilleland 

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2015-01-19 02:31:14 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 159 +1s)Open 

Just in case any of you haven't met +Linda Villers, there's all kinds of treats over on her profile stream ... ;o) (This is just a sample .... you'll have to go over to Linda's for the full buffet ... ;o)) Please note this is not my work – direct comments & "+1"s to the original post.

Shining Light From Above

+Alex Lapidus and I couldn't believe our eyes when we came out of the restaurant after dinner - there was the Milky Way right over the Peggy's Cove lighthouse! We had to climb down some rocks in the dark to get back to our earlier vantage point so we were out of the path of the bright spotlight on the lighthouse, a challenge in the dark, but worth the effort. It is so amazing to be able to see the night sky every evening when it's clear, definitely not possible or dark enough in our metropolis!
Have a great weekend everyone...

Thanks again to +Darryl Van Gaal for all of the help over the last couple of years as this shot would not have existed without his guidance!

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler +Valesa Diamontes
#nightphotographyfriday +Night Photography Friday +Steve Passlow +Mark Hammon
#hqspnight +HQSP Night +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#landscapephotography  +Landscape Photography  +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim
+Tom Sloan +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Tony Heyward +Sheila B. DuBois +Sandra Brown +Vishal Kumar +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky 
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape +Nader El Assy +Luca Ferroglio +Craig Loxley +Dorothy Pugh +Jesse Martineau +David D

This is a blend of 2 exposures, 2 seconds for the lighthouse and rocks and 25 seconds for the Milky Way. ___Just in case any of you haven't met +Linda Villers, there's all kinds of treats over on her profile stream ... ;o) (This is just a sample .... you'll have to go over to Linda's for the full buffet ... ;o)) Please note this is not my work – direct comments & "+1"s to the original post.

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2015-01-17 16:24:56 (53 comments, 48 reshares, 515 +1s)Open 

Nothing to see here; move along

Just your garden variety –– erm, water variety –– Ring-necked duck –– erm, #seagullbuttindisguise  



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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim 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 B... more »

Nothing to see here; move along

Just your garden variety –– erm, water variety –– Ring-necked duck –– erm, #seagullbuttindisguise  



––––
If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim 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


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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2015-01-17 16:00:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! To all the "14 is Fab" hunters who submitted to this category ––> I would like to just formally announce that each and EVERY one of the images in this album GETS AN HONORABLE MENTION from me!!!! This is the best and funnest album EVER and I've never had so much fun judging in my life. You folks are crazy clever!!!
(Yes, lot's of shouting up there ... deal with it ... ;o7)

If you're coming upon this album and don't know what it's all about ... you have to guess the surprise in each image. SO FUN!! (Oops, shouted again ... ;o7)

We're on DAY NINE of REVEALS
from the, 14 IS yesterday was FABULOUS* round
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What you are about to experience 
over the course of 10 days is pretty freaking awesome.
We play a game - 500 photographers and myself - a scavenger hunt.

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event every season for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers
(this round's judges were +Scott Jarvie, +Ron Clifford, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Les Imgrund, and our winner from last round, +Carla McMahon.

I then open the albums up to the public - every day over the course of 10 days. 
We are doing things differently this round due to technical difficulties - all albums will be revealed and THEN all winners announced at the end.
There are 10 categories:
This is the 9TH - the WHEN YOU SEE IT album. See my profile page for previous reveals - the "ANIMALS ARE AWESOME", "LETTER C", "AUTUMN COLOURS", "FUNNY FACE", "GHOST", "ROMANCE", "CANDY" and "WITCH" albums.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the WHEN YOU SEE IT album,
1 item seen in 210 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Corey Gibson )___ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! To all the "14 is Fab" hunters who submitted to this category ––> I would like to just formally announce that each and EVERY one of the images in this album GETS AN HONORABLE MENTION from me!!!! This is the best and funnest album EVER and I've never had so much fun judging in my life. You folks are crazy clever!!!
(Yes, lot's of shouting up there ... deal with it ... ;o7)

If you're coming upon this album and don't know what it's all about ... you have to guess the surprise in each image. SO FUN!! (Oops, shouted again ... ;o7)

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2015-01-16 19:37:59 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Arcanum Master, +Frank Doorhof, just released a brand new instructional video called "Mastering the Model Shoot: the Light Meter"
It's a 70+ minute video on the use of the light meter, it's the first in a series on model photography connected to his book "Mastering the Model Shoot"

You can order it from http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/shop-videos-etc/direct-video-downloads/

Arcanum Master, +Frank Doorhof, just released a brand new instructional video called "Mastering the Model Shoot: the Light Meter"
It's a 70+ minute video on the use of the light meter, it's the first in a series on model photography connected to his book "Mastering the Model Shoot"

You can order it from http://www.frankdoorhof.com/site/shop-videos-etc/direct-video-downloads/___

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2015-01-15 21:10:19 (26 comments, 31 reshares, 637 +1s)Open 

You can stay in your safe and comfy middle, but …

the view is better on the edge.



#LeavesOnThursday with thanks to +Leaves On Thursday and +Mehdia Ridder
#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 #waterdropsphotography #waterdrop #waterdrops

You can stay in your safe and comfy middle, but …

the view is better on the edge.



#LeavesOnThursday with thanks to +Leaves On Thursday and +Mehdia Ridder
#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 #waterdropsphotography #waterdrop #waterdrops___

2015-01-15 05:13:08 (11 comments, 8 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Fine Art Fantastic Award 2015 - real-world art professionals as jury and a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD for the winner.

Added photos to Fine Art Fantastic Award 2015 - real-world art professionals as jury and a KelbyOne annual membership worth 249 USD for the winner.___

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2015-01-14 15:33:53 (23 comments, 19 reshares, 250 +1s)Open 

In the Moment
That perfect moment you were hoping to have
is the one you missed
while trying to force a perfect moment into tomorrow. (rgw)


+Water Bird Wednesday  #waterbirdwednesday  
with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins 
+Birds GALLERY  #birdsgallery   with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner 
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #BirdPoker Carefree

In the Moment
That perfect moment you were hoping to have
is the one you missed
while trying to force a perfect moment into tomorrow. (rgw)


+Water Bird Wednesday  #waterbirdwednesday  
with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins 
+Birds GALLERY  #birdsgallery   with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner 
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #BirdPoker Carefree___

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2015-01-13 21:39:38 (73 comments, 107 reshares, 1547 +1s)Open 

A Fairy Tale

I followed the last moments of the sun down the path, until both it and my eyes came to this tree.

As I watched the cantilevered ray meander lovingly up its trunk I was caught in a fairy tale moment. I couldn't help but imagine that next I might spy gnomes dashing out from under one of the bushes, followed by rabbits and squirrels, dressed in anachronistic costume (not that I know what would be "chronistic" for rabbits and squirrels … picture broad hats, doublets and, tiny swords … of course, swords!), ready to do battle for the woodland kingdom.

It was all the prompting I needed for my overdeveloped sense of processing … ;o7


#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 ... more »

A Fairy Tale

I followed the last moments of the sun down the path, until both it and my eyes came to this tree.

As I watched the cantilevered ray meander lovingly up its trunk I was caught in a fairy tale moment. I couldn't help but imagine that next I might spy gnomes dashing out from under one of the bushes, followed by rabbits and squirrels, dressed in anachronistic costume (not that I know what would be "chronistic" for rabbits and squirrels … picture broad hats, doublets and, tiny swords … of course, swords!), ready to do battle for the woodland kingdom.

It was all the prompting I needed for my overdeveloped sense of processing … ;o7


#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 +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California


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

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2015-01-12 16:42:45 (65 comments, 62 reshares, 785 +1s)Open 

Memories Examined
#MacroMonday 's sub-theme today is  ♫♪Music♪♫
An interesting coincidence because, yesterday, before I found out what today's theme was, I finally tackled sorting through all my old music books. There's a handful I'm keeping, but the rest are packed up for the second-hand store. 

Gone are the "Mel Bay" scales-torture manuals! I really should banish them back to the hell they were spawned in, but perhaps some other kid needs to learn perseverance through agony, and why would I deprive them of that great skill? Maybe they want to be a Navy SEAL some day.

In my sorting yesterday, I finally had to confront that I'm never going to take the time to learn "How to Play the Harmonica". The fact that this music book came with a tape cassette should give you some inkling as to how long I have been NOT confrontingit.
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Memories Examined
#MacroMonday 's sub-theme today is  ♫♪Music♪♫
An interesting coincidence because, yesterday, before I found out what today's theme was, I finally tackled sorting through all my old music books. There's a handful I'm keeping, but the rest are packed up for the second-hand store. 

Gone are the "Mel Bay" scales-torture manuals! I really should banish them back to the hell they were spawned in, but perhaps some other kid needs to learn perseverance through agony, and why would I deprive them of that great skill? Maybe they want to be a Navy SEAL some day.

In my sorting yesterday, I finally had to confront that I'm never going to take the time to learn "How to Play the Harmonica". The fact that this music book came with a tape cassette should give you some inkling as to how long I have been NOT confronting it.

There were music books in the heap from 80s bands that––well, let's just say––I wasn't even sure if I liked the music when they played it. "Greatest Hits" books galore. Country music, high country music, back country music––I may have had a book in the pile that represented every country in the world. 

There were some hammered dulcimer music books. Have I ever even owned a hammered dulcimer?! (I must go check the attic some day.)

Well, I certainly have a few instruments laying about the house still––my guitars, my flutes, a dulcimer (that doesn't require a hammer, but may be in desperate need of a tuning wrench)––which I could have shot, zoomed in for this theme, but there were some good memories eyeing me from that handful of music books I was keeping that I needed to document for myself.

I wanted to do some water-drops on glass to show my memories to you all, but it was either put the drops on my glasses or a small magnifying glass, and I needed the glasses to see ... ;o7 (my apologies that it isn't my usual super close-up, as my actual macro lens got packed away with the camera it fits and I don't have a suitable replacement yet for my current camera.)




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#MacroMonday (sub-theme: Music) with thanks to +Sandra Parlow & +Jeff Moreau and new-to-the-crew +Wendy Baker and +Jules 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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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___

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2015-01-10 22:32:03 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Head on over to +Pam Boling's post, folks! The "Seeing Compositions" mentorship is ready for sign-ups!
To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, at the following link:  https://plus.google.com/108127039931400009413/posts/2qJuFWSuAZm
(your application will not be seen at any reshares, and this here is a reshare). Important: If you reshare this post, please disable comments.

The Seeing Compositions mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

Important: If you reshare this post, please disable comments.

This is a special program to help you improve your photographic composition skills through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. The primary goal of this workshop is to help you learn to see and capture better compositions. I will be taking on a handful of people for a six-week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

I have been a photographer for over thirty years and have worked professionally for much of that time. I am currently an Apprentice in the Arcanum under the tutelage of +Robin Griggs Wood. I work in many genres, though my current bent is primarily landscapes and macro.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not about basic camera operation or technical aspects of photography. You will be learning the ART of photographic composition and how to make your photographs more appealing. We will explore ways to draw your audience in and hold attention.

This will be an intensive Mentorship. I will ask that you give your all, as will I. Your reward will be commensurate with your investment of time and effort. I expect you to be shooting a LOT because the more you practice, the better ingrained these concepts will become – and the better photographer you will be. There will be weekly assignments based on a theme/concept. I will ask that you shoot ten photographs based on the theme, but you will only be required to post two or three of those. The remaining photos will be on the honor system and for your benefit because, again, how much time and effort you invest determines how much improvement you will see.

Selections will begin January 19 for the mentorship beginning January 28 – I chose a Wednesday to give us a chance to settle in, introduce ourselves and have a weekend to get out shooting, for those who may have regular Monday to Friday jobs.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three days between Public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end.)
• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You have no previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.
• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.
• You are willing to shoot and process 10+ photographs per week (only three will be shared in the community, but they will be the “best of” the ten or more that you shoot).

To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:  https://plus.google.com/108127039931400009413/posts/2qJuFWSuAZm
(your application will not be seen at any reshares) and answer the following questions in your comment:

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

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

I will read all responses. However, I will not be able to respond individually to each of you. 

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

photo by +Alex Lapidus ___Head on over to +Pam Boling's post, folks! The "Seeing Compositions" mentorship is ready for sign-ups!
To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, at the following link:  https://plus.google.com/108127039931400009413/posts/2qJuFWSuAZm
(your application will not be seen at any reshares, and this here is a reshare). Important: If you reshare this post, please disable comments.

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2015-01-10 14:44:01 (86 comments, 40 reshares, 612 +1s)Open 

"It's Saturday, So it Must Be Bath Day"

Other possible captions:

–– #SeagullButtWash

–– "Between a Rock and a Wet Place"

–– "Methods For Removing Splatter Misfire #147"


For the sufficiently caffeinated and more observant of the passersby to this image, yes, that is a MUCH larger wave coming up behind the little guy way off in the background.
But, don't worry, Mr.#ConcernedAboutHisPersonalHygiene here did manage to fly off before being thoroughly inundated by the surf ... ;o7




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

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper+Christin McLeod +S... more »

"It's Saturday, So it Must Be Bath Day"

Other possible captions:

–– #SeagullButtWash

–– "Between a Rock and a Wet Place"

–– "Methods For Removing Splatter Misfire #147"


For the sufficiently caffeinated and more observant of the passersby to this image, yes, that is a MUCH larger wave coming up behind the little guy way off in the background.
But, don't worry, Mr.#ConcernedAboutHisPersonalHygiene here did manage to fly off before being thoroughly inundated by the surf ... ;o7




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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim 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)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

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

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2015-01-09 04:05:56 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

One of my Apprentices posted this ... hahaha!
It's a fun site, too ... photogs, plan to get lost there for a bit, if you click on ... ;o7. You'll be taunted by titles like "Europeans Take Crappy, Boring Photo of Rock" and "Photography Declared Not an Art, Photographers Breathe Sigh of Relief"
(Um, here are the links for those ... if, um, anyone feels like laughing some more ... ;o7 http://newcameranews.com/2014/12/01/europeans-take-crappy-boring-photo-of-rock/  ... http://newcameranews.com/2014/12/12/photography-declared-not-an-art-photographers-breathe-sigh-of-relief/

One of my Apprentices posted this ... hahaha!
It's a fun site, too ... photogs, plan to get lost there for a bit, if you click on ... ;o7. You'll be taunted by titles like "Europeans Take Crappy, Boring Photo of Rock" and "Photography Declared Not an Art, Photographers Breathe Sigh of Relief"
(Um, here are the links for those ... if, um, anyone feels like laughing some more ... ;o7 http://newcameranews.com/2014/12/01/europeans-take-crappy-boring-photo-of-rock/  ... http://newcameranews.com/2014/12/12/photography-declared-not-an-art-photographers-breathe-sigh-of-relief/___

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2015-01-08 21:36:23 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

A new mentorship, folks!!
Look to +Pam Boling's profile on Saturday! (info in post below)

We've been working hard to make 2015 an exciting year for YOU!
A new mentorship is coming soon!!!
Tune in to +Pam Boling's profile stream this Saturday, 2pm PST (10:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time [GMT]) to find her post, learn more about it and sign up there. Share this post, if you know of others looking for a mentorship to join in on ... :o)___A new mentorship, folks!!
Look to +Pam Boling's profile on Saturday! (info in post below)

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2015-01-08 15:00:06 (59 comments, 62 reshares, 564 +1s)Open 

Winter's Moon Tide

Depiction of a Pacific Coast "king tide", the highest tides. Read all about "king tides" here: http://www.mobileranger.com/blog/king-tides-explained/


#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday

#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #MalibuBeach #California #CoastalPhotography #moon #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #digitalart #scienceeveryday  

Winter's Moon Tide

Depiction of a Pacific Coast "king tide", the highest tides. Read all about "king tides" here: http://www.mobileranger.com/blog/king-tides-explained/


#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday

#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #MalibuBeach #California #CoastalPhotography #moon #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #digitalart #scienceeveryday  ___

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2015-01-07 17:08:30 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 243 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday   #WordlessWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday   #WordlessWednesday  ___

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2015-01-07 17:05:04 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

Really ... I would just love it if we could take back Google+ and have it show us current posts.
#ShakeUpTheStream

New Day's Hope

I have been doing a lot of thinking about how my main stream no longer shows everyone, or even a few and their newest posts, about how my own posts get increasingly smaller interaction, and how if my posts are doing that, then everyone's are.  I think the algorithm that governs what we see and what others see of our own stuff has gotten too restrictive.  And it frustrates me to no end - especially when I have 100 new posts in my stream and most are either 24 hours old, something I have already seen (and plussed or commented) or both.  Fresh isn't happening anymore and it is FRUSTRATING.

I don't normally notify anyone of my posts but for this, I am (and I am not even sure how many will get the notification - over 3500 in my circles).  What I am proposing is an experiment of sorts.  To all of those that comment on this post, I will go to your stream and plus the heck out of you, comment as much as possible, and over the next week, share a few my favorite posts.  Here is the catch - you have to share this post or something similar, calling your own circles to action.  

Let's see if we can shake up the algorithm a bit.  Let's see if we can take back control of our streams LIKE WE SHOULD HAVE.  Let's see if our streams start showing our favorite people again.  A week from now, I will make a new post so I can see if my stream has changed... hopefully, mine will and so will yours.

#ShakeUpTheStream   #landscapephotography   #landscape   #Arizona   #desert   #sunrise  

#throughtamseyes  ___Really ... I would just love it if we could take back Google+ and have it show us current posts.
#ShakeUpTheStream

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2015-01-06 14:15:46 (36 comments, 16 reshares, 365 +1s)Open 

Winter city mood––with holiday leftovers.
;o7


#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday
#TextureBlendTuesday with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Texture Blend Photography 
#googleplusphotos #rgwoodpost #photography

Winter city mood––with holiday leftovers.
;o7


#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday
#TextureBlendTuesday with thanks to +Gemma Costa +Texture Blend Photography 
#googleplusphotos #rgwoodpost #photography___

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2015-01-05 23:04:07 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 193 +1s)Open 

How is it that we can recall with infinite, droning clarity––down to the most minuscule detail––the distinct moments of our lives, but cannot seem to recall just how many times we've told it to the same person?


;o7

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #macromonday   #textureblendphotography  

How is it that we can recall with infinite, droning clarity––down to the most minuscule detail––the distinct moments of our lives, but cannot seem to recall just how many times we've told it to the same person?


;o7

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #macromonday   #textureblendphotography  ___

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2015-01-04 18:59:48 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

I'm still at Ello as well. Granted, a bit sparsely towards year's end due to so many other commitments. Find me there ... :o)) ... https://ello.co/robingriggswood ... and give me a shout out here, if you still need an invite.

What Ello is to me... http://thomashawk.com/2015/01/what-ello-is-to-me.html___I'm still at Ello as well. Granted, a bit sparsely towards year's end due to so many other commitments. Find me there ... :o)) ... https://ello.co/robingriggswood ... and give me a shout out here, if you still need an invite.

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2015-01-03 17:58:02 (35 comments, 15 reshares, 291 +1s)Open 

What "year in review" would be complete without including what we also did in our off time to break the tedium of endlessly trying to post our best work? Here's my "Best of 2014" –– my #SeagullButtSaturday Edition

#SeagullButtSaturday was, and is, our nod to one of the qualities of being human: the ability to play, laugh and poke fun at "seriousness" of it all. (OK, I admit, it also has a purpose in allowing us to use up some of those shots that ended up on our hard drive when our shutter button––or brain––malfunctioned and we snapped a few images that were never intended to see the light of the world's lightbox.)

It's the stories.
It's the hilarious comments.
It's the reason we keep wet wipes in our camera bags.

I know one thing for sure: my past year would not have been nearly so fullor splendid ... more »

What "year in review" would be complete without including what we also did in our off time to break the tedium of endlessly trying to post our best work? Here's my "Best of 2014" –– my #SeagullButtSaturday Edition

#SeagullButtSaturday was, and is, our nod to one of the qualities of being human: the ability to play, laugh and poke fun at "seriousness" of it all. (OK, I admit, it also has a purpose in allowing us to use up some of those shots that ended up on our hard drive when our shutter button––or brain––malfunctioned and we snapped a few images that were never intended to see the light of the world's lightbox.)

It's the stories.
It's the hilarious comments.
It's the reason we keep wet wipes in our camera bags.

I know one thing for sure: my past year would not have been nearly so full or splendid without all of you to share in the game that is #SeagullButtSaturday . Thank you, all!!

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim 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)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost  #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos
#photography  
#happynewyear2015 #HappyNewYear  
#TopPickof2014 #bestof2014 ___

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2015-01-02 18:05:31 (39 comments, 17 reshares, 282 +1s)Open 

Here's my "Best of 2014" –– my Personal Best selection, based on the personal art challenges I had for myself this past year. Not as many as in the general photography album I shared earlier––these don't come together as quickly in the workflow ... ;o7 ... a mixture of digital paint and photography.

If you missed my previous message, I want to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for staying tuned, despite the fact that my life has gotten a bit more hectic.

This year had its trying moments, with the time in February when I almost lost my son to a near fatal traffic accident––he's doing SO well now and I couldn't have gotten through it without all your tremendously kind support!!!!

However, this year also brought some stellar moments, beginning with my Mastership in +The Arcanum where I am now the most happy Masterto 30 Appren... more »

Here's my "Best of 2014" –– my Personal Best selection, based on the personal art challenges I had for myself this past year. Not as many as in the general photography album I shared earlier––these don't come together as quickly in the workflow ... ;o7 ... a mixture of digital paint and photography.

If you missed my previous message, I want to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for staying tuned, despite the fact that my life has gotten a bit more hectic.

This year had its trying moments, with the time in February when I almost lost my son to a near fatal traffic accident––he's doing SO well now and I couldn't have gotten through it without all your tremendously kind support!!!!

However, this year also brought some stellar moments, beginning with my Mastership in +The Arcanum where I am now the most happy Master to 30 Apprentices and I am doing what I love the most, helping others to find the artist inside themselves.

You've all been a special part of my journey this year and I can only think on you with full love in my heart.

I wish you all the best the new year has to offer you.
Happy 2015 ahead, folks!



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos   #digitalart   #firstfridayartwalk  
#happynewyear2015   #HappyNewYear  
#TopPickof2014   #bestof2014 
     
        ___

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2015-01-01 04:28:01 (49 comments, 20 reshares, 386 +1s)Open 

Happy new year, everyone!!!!

May you have the BEST ever!!

Happy new year, everyone!!!!

May you have the BEST ever!!___

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2014-12-31 16:30:13 (38 comments, 16 reshares, 207 +1s)Open 

Here's my "Best of 2014" –– the People's Choice selection, based on what my followers seemed to like the most during the past year. I'll try to make more stuff like this for you in 2015, gang ... ;o7
I want to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for staying tuned, despite the fact that my life has gotten a bit more hectic.

This year had its trying moments, with the time in February when I almost lost my son to a near fatal traffic accident––he's doing SO well now and I couldn't have gotten through it without all your tremendously kind support!!!!

However, this year also brought some stellar moments, beginning with my Mastership in +The Arcanum where I am now the most happy Master to 30 Apprentices and I am doing what I love the most, helping others to find the artist inside themselves.

You've all been aspecial ... more »

Here's my "Best of 2014" –– the People's Choice selection, based on what my followers seemed to like the most during the past year. I'll try to make more stuff like this for you in 2015, gang ... ;o7
I want to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for staying tuned, despite the fact that my life has gotten a bit more hectic.

This year had its trying moments, with the time in February when I almost lost my son to a near fatal traffic accident––he's doing SO well now and I couldn't have gotten through it without all your tremendously kind support!!!!

However, this year also brought some stellar moments, beginning with my Mastership in +The Arcanum where I am now the most happy Master to 30 Apprentices and I am doing what I love the most, helping others to find the artist inside themselves.

You've all been a special part of my journey this year and I can only think on you with full love in my heart.

I wish you all the best the new year has to offer you.
Happy 2015 ahead, folks!



#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos  
#happynewyear2015   #HappyNewYear  
#TopPickof2014   #bestof2014   #2014top14  ___

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2014-12-28 17:28:36 (21 comments, 9 reshares, 321 +1s)Open 

#SilentSunday  

#SilentSunday  ___

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2014-12-28 03:25:54 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

I'm very excited about my Christmas present, a "tripod" replacement from +edelkrone. I know, it looks nothing like a tripod replacement ... ;o7. The thing is, even though I always carried a tripod with me, even the nice lightweight one from Manfrotto I have, I tended to leave it in my bag and just shoot when a shot came up. But I really need to use something, because I end up with a lot of blurry shots (too much coffee over a lifetime? ... ;o7)

Even though it was built for small video cams, I tightened the joints with the supplied tool, as they suggest, and it holds my DSLR with lens solidly. I really love the clever design, which I can use either as a shoulder brace or hooked on my belt. (Maybe I'll catch more #seagullbutt  shots ... ;oD.) And I won't have to bend over for low shots, using it as a handle .. ;o7
I'll bring a small tripod with me anyway ... the... more »

I'm very excited about my Christmas present, a "tripod" replacement from +edelkrone. I know, it looks nothing like a tripod replacement ... ;o7. The thing is, even though I always carried a tripod with me, even the nice lightweight one from Manfrotto I have, I tended to leave it in my bag and just shoot when a shot came up. But I really need to use something, because I end up with a lot of blurry shots (too much coffee over a lifetime? ... ;o7)

Even though it was built for small video cams, I tightened the joints with the supplied tool, as they suggest, and it holds my DSLR with lens solidly. I really love the clever design, which I can use either as a shoulder brace or hooked on my belt. (Maybe I'll catch more #seagullbutt  shots ... ;oD.) And I won't have to bend over for low shots, using it as a handle .. ;o7
I'll bring a small tripod with me anyway ... the device has two attachments and I've already added my quick release base to the other one to click the whole thing onto my tripod quickly, in case I want to shoot LE, multiple exposures for HDR or am feeling unsteady one day
You can check it out here, along with their other awesome designs: http://www.edelkrone.com/p/100/pocket-shot___

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2014-12-27 22:48:59 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Great stuff from +A.D. Wheeler ... any takers? (um, I mean "buyers" ... :o)))

For Sale Used Sony a77v DSLT, Sigma 12-24mm (18-36mm) DG II HSM Lens. Comes with a new MeFoto Globetrotter Tripod w/ball head, Charger, 2 batteries, USB Cable, Vertical Battery Grip, Sigma Lens case. This camera has 77k shutter acuations (halflife). Only 1200 since Sony serviced the LCD in 2013. Sensor is clean and maintained. Lens has no scratches or mold. This was my back-up camera everything functions 100%. I will also include a 16gig Extreme Pro SanDisk SD card. Original camera strap, manual, and boxes are included. Free shipping in the US. $1100.00 I wanted to post it here on FB first before heading to ebay with it.

+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS +BestTopPhotographer.com +HQSP Promotion ___Great stuff from +A.D. Wheeler ... any takers? (um, I mean "buyers" ... :o)))

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2014-12-27 18:58:03 (24 comments, 5 reshares, 180 +1s)Open 

"Too Tuckered to be Troubled"

The after-holiday exhaustion has eclipsed his general annoyance of #seagullbutt photographers.
Of course, a nap is always a good decision. ... ;o7
I hope you're getting a couple in this weekend, too!


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard+Sharon... more »

"Too Tuckered to be Troubled"

The after-holiday exhaustion has eclipsed his general annoyance of #seagullbutt photographers.
Of course, a nap is always a good decision. ... ;o7
I hope you're getting a couple in this weekend, too!


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim 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


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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2014-12-27 04:48:19 (23 comments, 10 reshares, 388 +1s)Open 

Well, what's left to do when you're hanging around at Christmas having eaten the last remnants of candy from the bottom of your sock? ... you shoot the tree, of course .. ;o7
Thank gawd Fridays are #bokehlicious!  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin and happy holiday wishes to those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)

Well, what's left to do when you're hanging around at Christmas having eaten the last remnants of candy from the bottom of your sock? ... you shoot the tree, of course .. ;o7
Thank gawd Fridays are #bokehlicious!  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin and happy holiday wishes to those #bokeholics, +Leo Deegan +Michael B. Stuart +Dave Besbris +paula contreras +Elizabeth Hahn +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith  +Wendy Chase +Paul Moody and sundry (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)___

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2014-12-24 23:35:57 (24 comments, 30 reshares, 402 +1s)Open 

What Christmas Lights Look Like in the Southwest
;o7
My once yearly gif image ... ;oD. I wish you all the best the season has to offer you. V-hugs, everyone!!

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#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Travel #TravelPhotography #arizona #arizonastate #yuma #balloon #balloonfest #lights #gif

What Christmas Lights Look Like in the Southwest
;o7
My once yearly gif image ... ;oD. I wish you all the best the season has to offer you. V-hugs, everyone!!

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#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Travel #TravelPhotography #arizona #arizonastate #yuma #balloon #balloonfest #lights #gif___

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2014-12-24 22:11:59 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

You may have caught a couple of my posts already about what awesome things my apprentices are accomplishing as they hit my "Level 6 - The BIG Challenge" in +The Arcanum community I'm running. This incredible body of work comes from +Sam Breach and is already published ... ;o)))). What's the big challenge I give them? ... take one of your dreams off of the mental shelf you've been admiring it on and go do it! They have a make a proposal, deadline and everything. Sam, I'm super thrilled to see this dream of yours out in the world for the rest of us to admire as well ... wow ... just WOW!

+Tiff Gilleland +Peter Giordano +Trey Ratcliff 

I am happy to be able to share the full set of editorial images from the Floating Beauty series, published in the December Issue of Freque Magazine. It was exciting to be able to work with a stellar local team who helped me realise my vision. This whole shoot was pulled together in just four days from start to finish - there is something to be said for working under pressure. Full credits below...

Title: “Floating Beauty" 
Published in the December 2014 Issue of Freque Magazine: http://www.frequemagazine.com/

Team Credits:
Creative Director & Photography: Sam Breach    
www.sambreach.com  &  https://www.facebook.com/SamBreachPhotography
Model: NeonLolita  
http://www.neonlolita.com/ &  https://www.facebook.com/NeonLolita
Makeup: Janine Valentine
https://www.facebook.com/itsJanineValentine 
Hair: Star High Beauty 
http://www.starhighbeauty.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/starhighbeautyservice
Wardrobe: Armour Sans Anguish
http://www.armoursansanguish.com/  & https://www.facebook.com/ArmourSansAnguish
Jewelry: Susan Tuttle Designs 
Jewelry:  Adorned With Love XO 
www.Adornedwithlovexo.com & https://www.facebook.com/AdornedWithLoveXO
Headdress: Straight-Laced
http://www.straight-laced.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/StraightLacedBoutique

Thanks also to +Robin Griggs Wood, Master of the +The Arcanum  Cohort where I am currently practising artistry. Robin is also Master of Arse-Kicking and I have to thank her for piling pressure on me to make me make this happen!___You may have caught a couple of my posts already about what awesome things my apprentices are accomplishing as they hit my "Level 6 - The BIG Challenge" in +The Arcanum community I'm running. This incredible body of work comes from +Sam Breach and is already published ... ;o)))). What's the big challenge I give them? ... take one of your dreams off of the mental shelf you've been admiring it on and go do it! They have a make a proposal, deadline and everything. Sam, I'm super thrilled to see this dream of yours out in the world for the rest of us to admire as well ... wow ... just WOW!

+Tiff Gilleland +Peter Giordano +Trey Ratcliff 

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2014-12-24 14:31:23 (27 comments, 16 reshares, 253 +1s)Open 

#WordlessOnWednesday  

#WordlessOnWednesday  ___

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2014-12-24 00:02:16 (109 comments, 174 reshares, 1613 +1s)Open 

That Immense Quiet
... just before the holiday guests arrive ... ;o))



#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


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

That Immense Quiet
... just before the holiday guests arrive ... ;o))



#promotephotography with thanks to +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Gittan Beheydt +Milena Ilieva and +Promote Photography
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +David Heath Williams +Kevin Rowe and +Landscape Photography


#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky___

2014-12-22 21:41:30 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Don't miss episode 6 of the #CreationWars ! ... where yours truly will attempt to sway the votes of the other Masters of +The Arcanum while wearing antlers! (Made of cheap foam and plush; incapable of effectively goring said "other Masters" ... so I'm going to have to rely on my wit ... darn it!) Be in on the LIVE event: http://www.patreon.com/thearcanum

Join us for the Live Show today!! :)  Every Monday 6 PM PT, 9 PM ET (Tue in GMT, Aus, NZ)  — What does the winner get?  Nothing but the pride and the amazing sweet look of defeat upon the faces of the competition!

Will +Martin Bailey win AGAIN?!?  How about +Robin Griggs Wood ?  Maybe even +John Arnold  or newcomer to the Battle, +Gina DeGirolamo ?  We'll see!  It's gonna be another Very Fun Show from Masters at www.TheArcanum.com ! :)

You can see last week's show (and others) here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3fOz_btXi-z0enxhyh5lE2zEtF2rleDY ___Don't miss episode 6 of the #CreationWars ! ... where yours truly will attempt to sway the votes of the other Masters of +The Arcanum while wearing antlers! (Made of cheap foam and plush; incapable of effectively goring said "other Masters" ... so I'm going to have to rely on my wit ... darn it!) Be in on the LIVE event: http://www.patreon.com/thearcanum

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2014-12-22 18:46:17 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

This is so thrilling to see!! You've got to watch the latest entry from +SmugMug *Films* ... wow!

This is so thrilling to see!! You've got to watch the latest entry from +SmugMug *Films* ... wow!___

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2014-12-22 17:56:19 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

If you don’t know about +The Arcanum yet and are curious, check out the new newsletter!

In this week's volume of The Arcanum Newsletter (available in your inbox or at the link below):

Discover the Creation Wars, can you guess who will win? Learn about finding the beauty in ugliness with +Shari Miller ; Spend time with Master +Robin Griggs Wood as she explains 'The Myth of Talent' in her introductory video; Learn how to purify vibrant colors with a simple Luminosity Masking technique with Master +James Brandon and hear about 'A War Worth Fighting' with our COO / CTO, +Curtis Simmons.

#photography #TheArcanum #news

http://ow.ly/GcQSF___If you don’t know about +The Arcanum yet and are curious, check out the new newsletter!

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2014-12-21 15:25:44 (25 comments, 53 reshares, 604 +1s)Open 

"Home For the Holidays"
The menace of Cormorant Family Christmas materialized slowly as, one by one, two by two, the already distressed and petulant kinsfolk began arriving at the yearly gathering, bracing themselves for the hollow but requisite conventions of spurious exuberance, forced benignancy, overeating and the annual swapping of meaningless tokens and doodads.

Why did they do it?

Because it reminded them that at no other time of the year would life be quite this stressful.

Joy to all!





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#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #canonphotography #canonphotographer #digitalphotography #naturephotography #inspiration #color #colors #landscapeart #light #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #btplandscapepro  #sunset #sunsetphotography 
#MalibuBeach   #California  

"Home For the Holidays"
The menace of Cormorant Family Christmas materialized slowly as, one by one, two by two, the already distressed and petulant kinsfolk began arriving at the yearly gathering, bracing themselves for the hollow but requisite conventions of spurious exuberance, forced benignancy, overeating and the annual swapping of meaningless tokens and doodads.

Why did they do it?

Because it reminded them that at no other time of the year would life be quite this stressful.

Joy to all!





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#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #canonphotography #canonphotographer #digitalphotography #naturephotography #inspiration #color #colors #landscapeart #light #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #btplandscapepro  #sunset #sunsetphotography 
#MalibuBeach   #California  ___

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2014-12-20 16:19:25 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Find out why, +Enrique Pelaez says +The Arcanum is "one of the best decisions I've ever made". Refined skills, awards and new business opportunities!  (And check out all of his awesome works on his profile stream, too!!)

+Tiff Gilleland +Peter Giordano 

#pluspost  +Robin Griggs Wood  
Week 21

In July of this year I was accepted to the Arcanum (www.thearcanum.com) by the fabulous Arcanum’s Master +Robin Griggs Wood. So far I've gone through 9 levels and I really think this has been one of the best decisions I've ever made in order to improve not just the crafting of my photography ─ by learning to be more thoughtful about composition and understand what really works and not in terms of post processing in my particularly black and white imagery ─  but also the design of the program has helped me to understand important business aspects in order to become a successful fine art photographer.

After roughly 20+ weeks in the Arcanum I've been able to take my post processing skills to a level that has allowed me to successfully participate in several important global photography contests (IPA 2014 and ND AWards 2014) getting honorable mentions for all the images I submitted to both contests which for me is a great achievement.  Also as part of the work I've done in the Arcanum and with the invaluable support of my fellow cohort apprentices and master I was able to put together a portfolio book that weeks ago I mailed to some important art galleries and to my surprise some of them quickly responded that they were interested, so hopefully next year I’ll have my first “solo exhibition” in one of this galleries. 

Bottom line the experience of being in the Arcanum has been not just unique but as I said the best decision I've made in order to improve all aspects of my photography.  Thanks a lot to +Robin Griggs Wood, +Trey Ratcliff, +Peter Giordano and all the people that have made this innovative concept a reality! 

p.s. If you’re interested on taking your photography to the next level I’d recommend you go the Arcanum website (www.thearcanum.com) and  submit your own application now.





















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#arcanum   #showyourbestwork #nikphotography   #niksoftware  
#nikcollection #nikcoverphoto (Silver Efex Pro2) +Nik Collection by Google 
#soothingphotography   #AllThingsMonochrome  
#paintitclub #bellesphotos #hqspmonochrome    
#hqspphotoart   #PhotoManiaUSA   
#arte #fineart #fineartphotography    
#bwfineart #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhitefineartphotographygallery #blackandwhitephotography          
#photography #potd #fotografía  
#BlackAndWhiteFineArtPhotography 
#quote   #quotes #quotesoftheday #quotesonlife #quotesbyfamouspeople #moody  
#poetry #inspiring #inspiration #inspirational #dreamy  
#socialmedia #facebook #pinterest        
#Pelaez #socialnetworking  
#light #nature #naturephotography #naturephotos #sepia #sepiasaturday   #sepiaphotography #sepiaandmonochromephotography #sepiaphotos  
#mexicanphotographer #canon #canonusers #canonphotography #canonphotographers #sentimentalsunday   #promotephotography #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #fineart #mexicodf   #facebook #facebookmarketing  ___Find out why, +Enrique Pelaez says +The Arcanum is "one of the best decisions I've ever made". Refined skills, awards and new business opportunities!  (And check out all of his awesome works on his profile stream, too!!)

+Tiff Gilleland +Peter Giordano 

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2014-12-20 15:33:44 (33 comments, 19 reshares, 217 +1s)Open 

"A Request From An Old and Trusted Friend"

The kind, benevolent and oh-so-famous, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has requested––in his kind, benevolent way, but with the full force of his oh-so-famous-ness––that all #Gullarazzi participate in the global-wide moratorium on the shooting of #seagullbutts during the holidays.

(Fortunately, a #Gulluminati secret agent intercepted this message just before it was sent out! ... find out the truth about the ersatz message of this "celebrity reindeer" here!
Click this link––▶▶▶ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RobinGriggsWood/photos/photo/6094758527424109618?pid=6094758527424109618&oid=103698889037599783920 


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

"A Request From An Old and Trusted Friend"

The kind, benevolent and oh-so-famous, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has requested––in his kind, benevolent way, but with the full force of his oh-so-famous-ness––that all #Gullarazzi participate in the global-wide moratorium on the shooting of #seagullbutts during the holidays.

(Fortunately, a #Gulluminati secret agent intercepted this message just before it was sent out! ... find out the truth about the ersatz message of this "celebrity reindeer" here!
Click this link––▶▶▶ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RobinGriggsWood/photos/photo/6094758527424109618?pid=6094758527424109618&oid=103698889037599783920 


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such 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 +Kim 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)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost  #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals ___

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2014-12-20 03:44:20 (45 comments, 45 reshares, 378 +1s)Open 

Bocus –– that's when your shooting focus is all about the bokeh! (Also known as the "bocal point" ... ;o7) Happy #Bokehlicious Christmas to those #bokeholics, +Michael B. Stuart +Leo Deegan +Dave Besbris +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith +paula contreras +Paul Moody +Elizabeth Hahn +Wendy Chase +Lauri Novak +Shannon Adelson ... and a cast of, oh, I'm sure it's thousands by now ... ;o7

Bocus –– that's when your shooting focus is all about the bokeh! (Also known as the "bocal point" ... ;o7) Happy #Bokehlicious Christmas to those #bokeholics, +Michael B. Stuart +Leo Deegan +Dave Besbris +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith +paula contreras +Paul Moody +Elizabeth Hahn +Wendy Chase +Lauri Novak +Shannon Adelson ... and a cast of, oh, I'm sure it's thousands by now ... ;o7___

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2014-12-19 14:56:29 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

Free Gift
A little butterfly wallpaper for your phone? ... make a card for Mom or Grandma? Please accept this gift from me to you ... :o)


(This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY, NONCOMMERCIAL. "Noncommercial" means that you may not sell it, make multiple reprints of it, or make it available to others by bulk or electronic means, whether or not you make personal gain by doing so. NO "free wallpaper" sites, etc. Thank you.)
Download is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2AGAbjLwjUcbjBJeDhtNHI1Yms/view?usp=sharing

Enjoy, and happy holidays to you!

Free Gift
A little butterfly wallpaper for your phone? ... make a card for Mom or Grandma? Please accept this gift from me to you ... :o)


(This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY, NONCOMMERCIAL. "Noncommercial" means that you may not sell it, make multiple reprints of it, or make it available to others by bulk or electronic means, whether or not you make personal gain by doing so. NO "free wallpaper" sites, etc. Thank you.)
Download is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2AGAbjLwjUcbjBJeDhtNHI1Yms/view?usp=sharing

Enjoy, and happy holidays to you!___

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2014-12-17 04:34:08 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Well, have you signed up for +Colby Brown's #CBholidaygiveaway yet?!

Well, have you signed up for +Colby Brown's #CBholidaygiveaway yet?!___

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2014-12-16 19:46:04 (42 comments, 87 reshares, 899 +1s)Open 

I haven't said "howdy" to my +Tree Tuesday friends in the longest time (I've hardly had any time to edit anything). So, a big wave to and thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza and +Kim Troutman. And to dear +Gemma Costa for +Mirrors and Reflections ... :o)

I hope you all have some lovely holiday time planned ahead.


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rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #btplandscapepro   #TreeTuesday #mirrorsandreflections  

I haven't said "howdy" to my +Tree Tuesday friends in the longest time (I've hardly had any time to edit anything). So, a big wave to and thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza and +Kim Troutman. And to dear +Gemma Costa for +Mirrors and Reflections ... :o)

I hope you all have some lovely holiday time planned ahead.


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rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #btplandscapepro   #TreeTuesday #mirrorsandreflections  ___

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