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Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Minimalism"  A Minimalist self portrait image contains very little other than you or a part of you - there are very few or no props or background elements at all in the image. Often, the composition includes a great deal of negative space. Here is where you enter your ONE "Minimalism" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* Here are some great examples for you to be inspired by: The Minimalist Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/SkGOWC Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @118357019708110162087! Organize, protect, and beautifully present your photos online with SmugMug. Their pre-made photo websites and simple design tools let you quickly personalize a site as pretty as your pictures. With secure cloud storage, simple sharing tools, easy print ordering, and 24/7/365 real-human support, we invite you to discover why SmugMug is the world’s leading independent photo sharing service.  Membership begins at less than $5/month. Visit the Website: http://www.smugmug.com/ SmugMug on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmugMug *Please circle*@118357019708110162087 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: 1 year Portfolio Acct. & Hoodie 2nd Place: 1 Year Power Acct. & T-shirt 3rd Place: 1 Year Basic Acct. & Hat View the account features: http://www.smugmug.com/features At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in June 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or Spamming ~We Reserve The Right TJune Self Portrait Challenge: Minimalism2015-06-28 07:00:00111  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 28. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Close-Up Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for "Selfie Sunday": http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, June 22nd up until Monday morning, June 29. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #closeup  Selfie Sunday: Close-Up2015-06-28 03:00:0048  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 14th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - have fun! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 8th up until Monday morning, May 15th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @100797673714931126012 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/hbwuRP) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-06-14 03:00:0062  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 31, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! Theme: Shallow DOF Helpful link about DOF: http://www.slrlounge.com/school/aperture-guide-pt2-shallow-and-deep-depth-of-field Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 25th up until Monday morning, June 1st. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #shallowdof  Selfie Sunday: Shallow DOF2015-05-31 03:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler".  Tolkien said that "not all who wander are lost" - let's explore your traveling/wandering souls this month! Here is where you enter your ONE "Traveler" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* There are so many possibilities for this theme - there are many ways to travel and show your wandering spirit. Bike, run, drive, hike, dream that you're flying or just set off on a path into the wilderness. Props will help here, but remember that your personality and creativity are always what make the most difference. Can't wait to see what you guys create! The Traveler Self Portraiture Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/5gHZ1L Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @107494834634231938072 for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @100266938567862344330  Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. Visit the Website: http://www.thinktankphoto.com Think Tank Photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinktankphoto *Please circle*@100266938567862344330 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: Retrospective 20 Blue http://goo.gl/x5ryYe 2nd Place: CityWalker 10 Blue http://goo.gl/ZJIp1H 3rd Place: Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/4fFcSv At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be TMay Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler2015-05-29 07:00:00105  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 17, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - have fun! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 11th up until Monday morning, May 18th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @106360687191375633839 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/VSoIHM) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-05-17 03:00:0076  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 3, 2015 *Theme* : All about the money! Show us some bling! You certainly don't need a lot of money to get this selfie done. Lots of inspiration around for this theme. Check YouTube. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 27/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday May 4/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-05-03 03:00:0045  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: "Wet." In celebration of "April Showers," but very flexible conceptually, our "Wet" theme allows you to interpret however you like. Get creative - we're looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE "Wet" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* There are so many possibilities for this theme - will you be underwater, in the rain, or soaking in the tub? Maybe riding some ocean waves or drowning in a lake? The possibilities are endless! Self Portraiture a la H2O Gallery on Flickr: http://goo.gl/NYwGKM Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @111397628815301589258, one of our talented Moderators, for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @101789561086090624750! Capturing Couture Camera Straps and accessories are the perfect marriage of *fashion and function*, using only the finest materials, custom made trims and highly functional hardware. The @101789561086090624750 product line is proudly Made in the USA and embodies the highest standards of quality, also including an extensive collection of Guitar straps. The detailed designs are infused with luxe materials, bold and playful color, and premium hardware that beg to be noticed. Visit the Website: http://www.capturingcouture.com Capturing Couture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapturingCouture *Please circle*@101789561086090624750 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: camera strap of choice (excluding Peruvian) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/camera-straps 2nd Place: strap of choice off sale page (limited quantities) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 3rd Place: a Toddy wipe http://goo.gl/3UehSZ and lens cap leash http://goo.gl/eixjHw of choice At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter April Self Portrait Challenge: Wet2015-04-28 07:00:0098  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for April 19, 2015 No theme for this week, the event is open to any ideas so be as creative as you can.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 17/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday Apr. 20/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-04-19 03:00:00102  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity. What this means is create a self portrait where you appear in the image multiple times (2 or more, your choice). Get creative and think up an interesting scene you can use this effect on and then make your image. Here is where you enter your ONE Multiplicity Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* There are several different ways to go about achieving this effect. In camera, you can use a long exposure and move around. Alternately, you can use post processing to create multiples in an image. Photoshop is most widely considered in this type of editing, but other programs can also be used to achieve effect, such as Gimp. For those with no experience with creating "multiplicity" images with post processing, here are a few resources to help you get started: Photoshop Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/cyTpyZ Gimp Multiplicity Tutorial Videos: http://goo.gl/hChZ0Q Examples from Flickr: http://goo.gl/os2P65 Other Examples: http://goo.gl/DqlDtR Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @106324582128454068388, one of the talented moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture, for the image used in this Event's header. Prizes *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Retrospective 20 in Blue http://goo.gl/YNd9qP *@103681899249590183476 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note thaMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Multiplicity2015-03-28 06:00:0088  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: *Love Is...* There is always quite a divide in feelings about Valentines Day out there, and about Love in general, and we figured that we'd let you guys battle out your feelings about that here on the "Self Portrait Stage" for this Challenge. Is Love Cruel? Is Love Kind? Is it something else? What is love? Let's see how you can conceptualize this with your self portraits! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Love Is..." theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. I've thrown some of my own self portraits that would loosely fit this theme into an album here: http://goo.gl/zZHbNG Here are search results for "love self portrait" on Flickr, a great place to view fine art photography, especially self portraiture: http://goo.gl/LkptQc If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Business http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 Digital Holster 10 http://goo.gl/8k0xXo @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose Finalists, and then 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2015 (EXIF datFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Love Is...2015-02-26 07:00:00116  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157  This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: *Faceless*. What this means is create a self portrait where your face is not the focal point, or even present... use other parts of your body to make a statement this time. Here is where you enter your ONE Faceless Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Your creativity will play a huge part in getting this image right - as will composition.  Thanks to Community moderator @112528921891703025888 for recommending this month's theme - he offered this article as a good read in connection with it: http://www.lightstalking.com/faceless-portrait Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Citywalker 20 http://goo.gl/TjWfXK * @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The RighJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: Faceless2015-01-29 07:00:00153  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: Joy! We figured we'd keep it simple and fun for this month since so many are so busy with celebrations and travel of all kinds. So show us how you interpret joy in your life, in the name of good cheer. :) Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Joy" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Prizes @100266938567862344330 Suburban 30 Shoulder Bag http://goo.gl/QPqWcj $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in December 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantDecember Self Portrait Challenge: Joy!2014-12-28 07:00:0061  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our November Self Portrait Challenge: *Cinematic*. What this means is let your images be inspired by the look and feel of moving films, cinema, movies! Basically, they'll look like stills taken from a movie - drama, mystery, and action are all great genres to focus on. Location, lighting and angles will play key roles in your imagery, as well as your post processing technique for color, cropping, and more. Here is where you enter your ONE Cinematic Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Like most things, there are many ways to achieve this kind of look (just as there are many styles of cinema!), so find a style that suits you and work with it. This @111480916026711337375 article has some interesting information that you might enjoy: http://goo.gl/KhWR79   A good thing to remember when creating your image is that _movies tell stories_. As such, the story being told by your photo will have a huge impact on how "good" the finished product is - does your one image effectively pack the punch to tell a story? I think that the greatest cinematic images have great scene, lighting, angles, post processing (color, cropping, etc) and ALSO have been set-up such that they tell a story with impact. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. The header for this Event was created by @112528921891703025888.  If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue Citywalker 10 http://goo.gl/qSqyOl *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end ofNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Cinematic2014-11-23 07:00:00102  
Isabelle Fortin26,812It is time again, ladies !! The Official G+ *"Ladies Of Movember"*  started 2 Years ago, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 3rd year !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember 20142014-11-01 05:00:00178  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our October Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear. We figured we'd go beyond just a general "Halloween" theme, but still keep the "fright factor" alive. So show us something that absolutely terrifies you! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Greatest Fear" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 20 http://goo.gl/LbDMIy $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear2014-10-29 06:00:0092  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Oct. 26, 2014 *Halloween Edition* Don't forget that this ties in well with: *October Self Portrait Challenge: Your Greatest Fear* found here  https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cgik4hlbf2g0j3fgv7kun5nkb28 Thanks to @113847951893881070422 for her fantastic photo on the theme image. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from Oct. 20/14 before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Oct. 27/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-10-26 02:00:0059  
The Drink and Click Show312It's time for another episode, so grab your drinks - maybe a goblet of blood (wine) this time? @107430862196617669986 & @102476152658204495450 are geared up and ready to have a Halloween Party with @106478996597121286809, @110573952887886961621, @107494834634231938072, Kelly Richards & Rachel Tine. What costumes will each be wearing? Tune in to find out and to see what everyone has been up to lately. :) We'll also be unveiling the winners of the September Light Painting Challenge. See the finalists here: http://goo.gl/eWkVFn Thanks to our September prize sponsors, @118357019708110162087, @101805767958295092343, & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621! RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  #drinkandclick   #hangoutsonair   #photography   #halloween  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP15: Halloween Party2014-10-23 04:30:0067  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces. Whether you choose light face painting / makeup or go full on beastmode face-paint, we'd like to see what you can come up with in this genre! Let's get creative. :-) Here is where you enter your ONE Painted Faces Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @106324582128454068388, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to create a great "painted face" self portrait  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/pvBKe6 and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Turnstyle 10 http://goo.gl/xlRTYk *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in September 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything September Self Portrait Challenge: Painted Faces2014-09-29 07:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our August Self Portrait Challenge: Jump! Time to practice your "ups" and catch an action shot of you jumping in some fashion. Get creative and make something fun - remember to use a fast shutter speed if you want to freeze that action! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Jump!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here:http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes and some jumping tips? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here:http://goo.gl/T0LvR The image in the header is a #JumpyPantsJeff  original. ;-) Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 20 http://goo.gl/LbDMIy @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in August 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/PartAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Jump!2014-08-30 07:00:0069  
Billy Wilson1,545,975Joined by: - Photographer @104723167398398004122 (http://google.com/+JordanOram). - Photographer @102476152658204495450 (https://google.com/+LotusCarroll).  - Astronomer & Researcher @109479143173251353583 (https://google.com/+ScottLewis/posts). - Photographer @104306683219947597418 (http://myeyedelight.com). - Musical Guest @101519642797923592328 (https://youtube.com/denigauthierdotcom)  finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. - More guests will be announced soon.  The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9i5jG5i66E (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com You can help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate via Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#112 Final Regularly Scheduled Episode: Fun, Discussion, & Live Music2014-08-16 04:00:0029  
The Drink and Click Show312Grab your drinks! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this coming Wednesday with guest @104723167398398004122 who will share photography, information about his "Crossing Canada" eBook, and tales of his many traveling adventures. :-) Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists @104102743248207705784, @110051675187410491718, & @113751283404152316115! We'll also find out who won the July "Post Processing" Challenge sponsored by @118357019708110162087, @101321238651335383520, & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621! See all submissions here: http://goo.gl/tsEvGn RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  _Image courtesy of Jordan Oram, All Rights Reserved_ #drinkandclick   #photography   #hangoutsonair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP14 with Guest Jordan Oram2014-08-14 04:30:0078  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes. What is meant by this? This means that you'll create an image of yourself in silhouette: as a dark shape or outline against a lighter background. Here is where you enter your ONE Silhouette Self Portrait. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* I wrote a tutorial with some tips and advice about silhouette self portraiture  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/wJXCSC and then try it yourself! Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* *1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features *$150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  *@100266938567862344330 Blue City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 *@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 Free One Month Awesome Acct Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Silhouettes2014-07-30 07:00:00117  
The Drink and Click Show312Grab your drinks! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this coming Wednesday with guest @110258598415939907971 who will share her photography and expertise with us, and fill us in on an upcoming photowalk and photo tour. Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists @117937415022745482256, @100377493270775536948, @112360192963453220143! We'll also find out who won the June "Blue / Golden Hour" Challenge sponsored by @101805767958295092343, @112776893091508996727, & @100266938567862344330 See all submissions here: http://goo.gl/mEufp4 RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  _Image courtesy of Athena Carey, all rights reserved_ #drinkandclick   #photography   #onair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP13 with Guest Athena Carey2014-07-17 04:30:00137  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 6, 2014 *Theme for this week: In the mirror!* Illustrate your ideas of reflection and what your selfy can portray while reflecting in a mirror or other reflective surface. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday July 7/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-07-06 03:00:0040  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: Summer! Use your self portraiture powers this month to show us a very "Summery" photo - what is that? Well, that's up to you to interpret, so get creative. :) Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Summer!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100266938567862344330 Retrospective 7 http://goo.gl/YPOe7H @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in June 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Summer!2014-06-29 07:00:00120  
The Drink and Click Show312It's that time again! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this coming Wednesday with guest @108527329601014444443 who will be filling us in on the incredible journey she's been on with her photography in the past couple of years including becoming a Sony Artisan of Imagery, delving deeply into travel photography and publishing a book! Also joining us to talk photography and share some great images are panelists @105350396156550184511, @104102743248207705784, @114437821607569957251 and @109518554952996239441. We'll also find out who won the May Long Exposure Challenge sponsored by @118357019708110162087, @108059254813258363499, and @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621! See all submissions here: http://goo.gl/27eTdi RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  _Image courtesty of Vivienne Gucwa, all rights reserved_  #drinkandclick   #photography   #onair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP12 with Guest Vivienne Gucwa2014-06-12 04:30:00129  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay. What is meant by this? This means that you'll either create an image in camera with two separate exposures or you'll use two separate images, overlaid with one another, to create a single image using post processing. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using the Double Exposure or Image Overlay technique. Your photo(s) must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* @111514726900984316506, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on how to achieve double exposure and image overlay  - check it out here: http://goo.gl/lWWXpd and get started with this fun endeavor! She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here are some beautiful examples of double exposure portraits that will inspire you! Aneta Ivanova: http://goo.gl/ZeSnLy Sara K Byrne: http://goo.gl/J48iln Various artists: http://goo.gl/7Qbssy Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com and @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must May Self Portrait Challenge: Double Exposure / Image Overlay2014-05-30 07:00:00168  
Billy Wilson1,545,975Joined by: -Photographer & Blogger @102476152658204495450 (http://google.com/+LotusCarroll). -Photographer @107494834634231938072 (https://plus.google.com/107494834634231938072). -Photographer @104723167398398004122 (https://google.com/+JordanOram). -Photographer @106478996597121286809 (https://google.com/+DeShaunCraddock). -Musical Guest @103071459184634883765 (https://soundcloud.com/msculprit) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-T8EGRZlDQ (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world on Fridays for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com Help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate via Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#109 Fun, Discussion, and Live Music from Melissa Kaplan2014-05-24 04:00:0058  
The Drink and Click Show312Join us this Wednesday night when our special guest will be @111166628430361488384, maker of all manner of wonderful imagery, most known for his amazing macros and often referred to as "The Snowflake Guy." :)  Hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 will be welcoming him along with panelists @116166930518893390711 & @110105384020219882756. We'll see what everyone's been up to, see some great images, and also find out who won last month's "Black and White Portraits" Challenge sponsored by @100266938567862344330, @115144405488496176221, and Pan Am Brands http://panam.com See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/4RfN6a RSVP here now and then join us for the live show on Wednesday night! Remember, all of our past shows are here on the show page behind the "YouTube" Tab for later viewing if you miss out during Live Broadcast. See you all soon!  _Image courtesty of Don Komarechka, all rights reserved_ #drinkandclick   #photography   #onair  The Drink and Click™ Show, EP11 with Guest Don Komarechka2014-05-15 04:30:00121  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: Personality! What is meant by this? It's time to show us some personality, baby. Capture a self portrait that conveys a lot of personality - an element of your true personality or some other one that you'd like to portray. When you submit your image, use the photo caption area to tell us what personality element you are portraying. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Personality!" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* @111718830236077991058, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial on shooting self portraits - check it out here: http://goo.gl/xaPva8 He is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 5 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of remaining 3 prizes. 4th place selects choice of remaining 2 prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 4th, & 5th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in April 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of ContApril Self Portrait Challenge: Personality!2014-04-29 07:00:00129  
The Drink and Click Show312After a month off to stock up on cocktail supplies, we're back! Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 as they welcome guest @102691005290181713701 to talk about his photography and life adventures. I want to hear about the helicopter rides over San Francisco! :) We'll be talking about that and much more. Photographer panelists @107330772105497231799, @111204757488124368395, and @116330152168758926530 will be along for the ride, so we'll get a chance to check in with them and see what they've been up to as well. We'll be having a few drinks as we hangout and will be happy to answer your questions (time permitting) so please join us!  We'll also be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ March Challenge "Shallow DoF" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/mmIhDw Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors for March: @116923983315199328802, @112776893091508996727, & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621!  We'll be seeing 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 April 16th for the live show! #drinkandclick   #onair   #photography   _event photo copyright Toby Harriman, all rights reserved_The Drink and Click™ Show, EP10 with Guest Toby Harriman2014-04-17 04:30:00123  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 13, 2014 *No Theme this Week* It is an open week so feel free to be as creative as you can. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Apr. 14/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-04-13 03:00:0096  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense of The Bizarre. What is meant by this? Get wacky, odd... put a strange or ironic twist on your self portrait. Get into your "Twilight Zone" state of mind and lets all get a little weird together this month. :) @104871116467578397659, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3qH2vN She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Sense of the Bizarre" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. And make sure you read the tutorial linked above! *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *and* @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules DiMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00131  
Jeff Smith61,921  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 30, 2014 Theme this week: *Fast and Furious* You can depict a sense of speed or anger or both in your selfy - if that helps. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Mar. 24/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-30 03:00:0067  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 16, 2014 *No theme this week* so it is an open Selfy Sunday. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Mar. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-16 02:00:00129  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 2, 2014 *Theme: Baby it's cold outside* Show us your best "how I stay warm" shots. Those in more "summer like" climates can show us how you are staying cool. (Just to make those of us who are freezing our way through the winter feel even worse) Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-02 03:00:0097  
Billy Wilson1,545,975Joined by: -Photographer & Blogger @102476152658204495450 (http://google.com/+LotusCarroll). -Nature and Landscape Photographer @111166628430361488384 (http://google.com/+DonKomarechka). -Photographer @111204757488124368395 (http://google.com/+JacobLucas). -Graphic Designer & Illustrator @117344786984788205452 (http://google.com/+MikeSearle). -Photographer @104723167398398004122 (http://google.com/+JordanOram); -Musical Guest @104902207223107097330 (http://youtube.com/channel/UCjD5tc_C1clBXJzMzBQLkaA/videos) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xyM5K5Utlo (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/billy_wilson/sets Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com Help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate on Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#100 Fun, Discussion, & Live Music from Joseph DeLange2014-03-01 04:00:0030  
The Drink and Click Show312Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 with guest @113464569897311842405 and panelists @106478996597121286809, @100980643623677833022, @112092526384728873892,&@103650703836816496431 as we discuss Model Photography. We'll be having a few drinks as we hangout and will be happy to answer your questions (time permitting) so please join us! If you'd like, you can play our "that's what she said" drinking game, as well. :) We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ January Challenge: "In Mid-Air" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/QyS4CN Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors for January:@113464569897311842405, @112776893091508996727,& Pan Am Brands http://www.panam.com  We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us on February 12th for the live show! *  *  *  *  * More information about Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™+ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP9: Model Photography with Jaime Ibarra2014-02-13 04:30:08131  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Feb 2,null, 2014 *Theme: Le Chapeau - The Hat* It's been almost two years since we had this theme, now it's back, lets see those hats! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 3/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-02-02 03:00:00109  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Event is now closed to new submissions. Thanks! Stay tuned to my profile for announcements of Honorable Mentions, Finalists, and Winners.   * * * * *  This is the Event for our February Self Portrait Challenge: Capture Your Reality. What is meant by this? It's time to show us your real life. Capture a self portrait that conveys a sense of who you really are or what your life is really like, or portrays a real life situation you are facing. @105852782594022510198, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3xRrMx She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Capture Your Reality" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* @100424993750772730018 1 Year Awesome Account $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com @100266938567862344330 Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0IN *and* a @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Strap http://capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Capture Your Reality2014-02-01 07:00:00146  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157SEE SHOW VIEWER HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1dfg10h1ablimgb1lst2e11sjo Join hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll next Wednesday, January 15th and watch Episode 8 of The +Drink and Click™ Show live! We're gonna hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest +Joe Azure and panelists +Tamara Pruessner, +Nicolai McCrary, +Tony Eckersley, +Vincent McMillen, & +George Krieger to talk Long Exposure Photography. You can view the show HERE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1dfg10h1ablimgb1lst2e11sjo We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ December Challenge: "Celebration" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/JInmcN Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: +SmugMug, +ViewBug - Photo Contests, & +Trey Ratcliff's +Stuck In Customs! That's not all! If you're paying close attention to Joe during the beginning of 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 one of his prints. First one to answer the question live in comments here wins! He's been making prints himself (I have one and they are wonderful). Read more here about his printing tips: http://goo.gl/9UzWko We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us this coming Wednesday! *** More information about +Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP8: Long Exposure Photography2014-01-16 04:30:00247  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Join +Juan Gonzalez & +Lotus Carroll for a discussion of Long Exposure Photography and more with guest +Joe Azure and panelists +Vincent McMillen, +George Krieger, +Tamara Pruessner, +Nicolai McCrary, & +Tony Eckersley.The Drink and Click™ Show, EP8: Long Exposure Photography2014-01-16 04:14:22119  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our January Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret. I know that many of us think about what we want the next year to be like (even if you don't make resolutions) and this seems like a great way to express what's been on our minds in that sense. You can interpret this way, or any other way that makes sense to you. We're looking forward to what your creative minds will come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "New Beginnings" theme. Your photo must have been captured any time during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST January 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. You have about two weeks left to complete this task if you don't already have a qualifying photo that you took this month - you can do it! Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  @100266938567862344330 Mirrorless Mover 10 Bag http://goo.gl/Z4h0IN Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in January 2014 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJanuary Self Portrait Challenge: New Beginnings2014-01-01 07:00:00137  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Join hosts @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this Wednesday, December 11th as we hang out, have a few drinks and welcome guest @110483720435337739097 and panelists @106787788124127706441, @100741886359727995612, @111397628815301589258, & @114435675631396141366 to talk Star Photography. What a lineup! You can view the show right here at the Event Page (viewer will appear at show time) or on my profile, and ask questions that we'll answer live. We'll be unveiling the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ November Challenge: "Transportation" live on the show! See all the submissions here: http://goo.gl/2l9h1Y Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: @100266938567862344330, @116923983315199328802, and Pan Am http://goo.gl/T8mDZD That's not all! If you're paying close attention to Dave during the show, you'll be able to answer a special question at the end (the show only lasts one hour, so don't miss out) and win a giveaway of Dave's Star Photography Post Processing Tutorial (3 Videos) AND his "Under The Stars" Lightroom Presets - see here for  more details: http://goo.gl/fG5OEo  We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please RSVP here and then join us this coming Wednesday! *** More information about @107732282190737721685 http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClickThe Drink and Click™ Show, EP7: Star Photography2013-12-12 04:30:00159  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our December Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season! What is meant by this? It's up to you to interpret - whatever you feel shows the season right now - whether that be holiday, celebration, or weather themed, it is up to you. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Seasonal" theme. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST December 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. Thanks to one of our moderators, @111514726900984316506 for the amazing theme photo in the banner of this Event! If you'd like to view her full image, see it here: http://goo.gl/CJaxI7 Additionally, there were some great #SelfySunday  entries a couple of weeks ago with a similar theme "'Tis the Season" - the participants always do a fantastic job! Have a look at them here: http://goo.gl/jUmqak Finally, if you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com 1 Year Awesome Account at @100424993750772730018 http://goo.gl/CCrBlS  1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 5 winners! 1st place winner selects choice of 5 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 4 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 4th place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 5th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in December 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantDecember Self Portrait Challenge: Signs of the Season2013-12-01 07:00:00146  
Jeff Smith61,921  Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Dec 1/13. *Theme This week: 'Tis the Season* Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *You photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Dec. 2/13* Older photos posted will be removed from the event* Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. *Again, please no dipping into the archives.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-12-01 03:00:00106  
Kelly DeLay1,331,797Join Photographers +Kelly DeLay, +Lotus Carroll, +Brian Matiash, +Amy Heiden and +James Brandon tonight at 9pm CT / 7pm PT as we discuss "Inspiration"  What or Who inspires you? How do you get yourself  How do trends influence your work? ... and more.What Inspires You?2013-11-21 04:00:005  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Join @107430862196617669986 and @102476152658204495450 this Saturday at 9:30PM CST as we hang out, have a few drinks and talk to special guest @110573952887886961621 about Post Processing along with panelists @113751283404152316115, @114764567692252908296, & @113381419568450917747. You can view the show right here on the Event and ask questions of our panelists during the show. In addition, we'll unveil the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ October Challenge: "Shadows". http://goo.gl/d6DhZv Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: @100266938567862344330, @112776893091508996727, and @108013589332077559621 by @105237212888595777019! 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 now and then join us this Saturday night! Hope to see you all watching. :) * * * More information about Drink and Click™ at http://drinkandclick.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the +Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClick Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.com _image courtesy of Mark Rodriguez, all rights reserved_The Drink and Click™ Show - EP6: Post Processing2013-11-17 04:30:00138  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 17/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. *No theme for this week* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-17 03:00:00149  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 3/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *No theme for this week.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-03 02:00:00145  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our November 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion.  Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait portraying an emotion. Remember to be as creative and expressive as you possibly can. If the viewer can instantly connect with your image emotionally, it's a win. *Your photo must have been captured this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) I put together a piece offering some tips for creating emotional self portraits. You can view it here: http://goo.gl/13WBEf *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. Both winners will be featured in the Challenge Winners Category http://goo.gl/qc7VO of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in November 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant * * * * * * * * * * Viewing this Event, but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're interested in exploring creative self portraiture seriously, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00189  
Isabelle Fortin26,812Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00259  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a creepy/disturbing halloween type theme. Your photo must have been captured *this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Keep an eye on the submissions to the Event and you'll notice moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community adding their own "creepy/disturbing" self portraits. We each may add multiple photos - remember that moderators cannot win, but we're putting our photos in to inspire you! If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Get your _disturbing_ on, be creative, and have fun! *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com A signed copy of the newly released book by Jon Blacker, Musical Ink http://goo.gl/suKg7w Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme!2013-10-31 06:00:00157  
Google+10,376,512The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033858  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Join +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll this Saturday at 9:30PM Central as we hang out, have a few drinks and talk travel photography with panelists +Michael Bonocore, +Sara Collaton, +Hillary Fox, and +Jordana Wright. You can view the show right here on the Event and ask questions of our panelists during the show. In addition, we'll unveil the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ September Challenge: "Famous Landmarks or People of Your City". http://goo.gl/8S1ior Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: +SmugMug, +ViewBug - Photo Contests, and Xume Adapters http://www.xumeadapters.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 now and then join us this Saturday night! Hope to see you all watching. :) * * * More information about Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the +Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.comThe Drink and Click™ Show - EP5: Travel Photography2013-10-20 04:30:00100  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 20/13. Theme for this week is: *Halloween* A great companion theme to The Art of Self Portraiture October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! http://goo.gl/BuPxDD Ghoulish, gruesome, creepy and horrific, they all fit the bill for this Selfy Sunday. Lets have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-20 03:00:0086  
matthew rappaport218,683+Hangout Conversations w/ +matthew rappaport is excited to have a FUN, Funny, Semi Educational Roundtable Conversation with some #awesomesauce  Photographers I've met here on +Google+ including +Lotus Carroll +Michael Bonocore +Mark Rodriguez and +Scott Detweiler ! We will chat, cheers, show work and talk some style/craft but focus on the best stuff which is going on photowalks all over the world and meeting other Photographers = Making the EPIC +H.I.R.L. memories! Take off your lens cap and make sure your FLASH is on because we're gonna have a good time ..on this night! If you have any questions about anything related to my guests, photography, photowalks, +SmugMug , #selfies , art, rock, film, style, love, how to pose, how not to pose or other, BRING EM with you! Recent Episode Clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ljwh5TFmBY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TlcKSQAPSc&feature=c4-overview&list=UU2GK4NpAYZDhcma_yid3MvQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBjpWkdBAgEHangout Conversations w/Matt Rappaport : Photographer Fun Roundtable2013-10-11 02:30:0047  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 6/13. *No theme for this week* but I can guarantee the next SPP will be a scary one. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, so have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-10-06 03:00:00168  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for September 22/13. No theme for this week. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-22 03:00:00154  
Sony1,450,633Hey friends! You're invited to a special Google Hangout to learn about the new Sony QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras, just announced at IFA 2013. Joining us will be pro photographer Vivienne Gucwa, who'll be sharing her personal experience with the device and how it's brought her mobile photography to the next level. Kenta from the Sony Digital Imaging Team will also be with us to speak in-depth about the cameras' features and answer your most pressing questions.  Be sure to come to the Sony G+ page at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, Sept. 12 to hang with us. See you guys there!Sony QX10/100 G+ Hangout with pro photog Vivienne Gucwa2013-09-12 19:00:00227  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Join +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll this Wednesday at 9:30PM Central as we welcome guest +Christopher Clements and panelists +Richard Miller, +Amalia Diaz, +Natalia Stone, and +Joel Horwath to hang out and talk photography. You can view the show right here on the Event and ask questions in the comments. Have you ever thought about shooting film and what it might take for you to get into that? Christopher is going to lead a discussion on shooting film - gear, technique, and process. He'll talk about his experiences and knowledge, so that we can all learn a little bit. Some of us have shot film before, some of us have never done it, but this is sure to be an interesting discussion. Get your questions ready, as we'll be answering them during the show. In addition, we'll unveil the 3 winners of the Drink and Click™ August Challenge: "The Four Elements". Thanks to our fantastic prize sponsors: +BlackRapid, +c't Digital Photography, and +Trey Ratcliff's +Stuck In Customs! If you're paying close attention to Christopher 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 One Year of +ViewBug - Photo Contests - a community where you can participate in contests with "the coolest brands and awesomest judges, gain recognition, and exposure."  We'll also see some great photos from all of our panelists and I'm sure there will be plenty of laughs, so please join us this Wednesday! RSVP here now and then join us tomorrow night! Hope to see you all watching. :) ***** More information about Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the +Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.comThe Drink and Click™ Show - EP42013-09-12 04:30:00141  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for September 7/13. *Theme* for this week is: *Connections* As always it is up for interpretation. Personal connections, connections to friends and family, connections to your passions or your surroundings. Perhaps making or breaking connections. I really means many things to many people so have fun. Please take some inspiration from +Jake Johnson  who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-08 03:00:00146  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our September 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo. Just because you use a cell phone doesn't mean your self portrait has to be of the "facebook style" mobile or reflection variety. That little guy has a camera inside it, so treat it like one! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using only a cell phone to capture and process (no computer software post processing!). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial & Tips* Need some tips and inspiration for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 made a tutorial about shooting cell phone photos to get you inspired - see it here: http://goo.gl/z3IZ23 He also posted a video of his process - see it here: http://goo.gl/vzcRHL *Remember these Do's and Don'ts to get the best photo:* *DO take the time to set up your shot thoughtfully. *DO invest time and effort and try more than once to get it right. *DO make sure your lens is clean. *DO take your photo in adequate light so it's not grainy, blurry, or dark. *DO put the cell phone down and use a timer - stop taking all your photos by holding the phone and pointing at yourself or a mirror. *DO try different angles for the best composition. *DO read the posts in our Tutorials Category and try the concepts and ideas you learn from them: http://goo.gl/uSUULE  *DO try different apps and see what works best for you. *DO be aware of your background! It makes a huge difference! Is there junk in the room behind you? If yes, it's not a good place to shoot. ETC. *DO NOT just slap a filter or cheesy effect on and call it a day - take the time to try different edits and pay attention to the elements of your photo.  *DO NOT point your phone at a mirror and take a reflection photo where we can see your phone. *DO NOT have your arms in the photo as you're holding the phone out in front of or above you. *DO NOT duckface. *DO NOT showcase your cleavage as the main subject. *Here's a list of Photo Apps you can try out:* Snapseed VSCOcam Retouch (cloning tool!) Camera+ Camera! PhotoStudio Pixlr Express Aviary InsPhoto *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - you choose from a variety available. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo2013-09-01 07:00:00177  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for August 25/13. An open week this week so now particular theme. You can certainly take some inspiration for +Jeff Moreau who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Jeff likes to get outside, get wet and get some air most of the time for his selfies. Check out his album here - http://goo.gl/qvFEVg Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. ___________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-25 03:00:00148  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. This weeks theme: *In The Shadows* I am looking for something mysterious, something hidden but you are perhaps wanting to reveal. Something secret maybe! Its up to your interpretation. I would like to thanks +Leighton Smith for the use of you fantastic Selfy from last year as the event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _____________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-08-11 03:00:00135  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our August 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using long exposure techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST August 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @106324582128454068388 put together a tremendous Long Exposure Self Porturaits Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/vYb47H Check out the tutorial and then _get creative_. Wow us! There is so much you can do with this technique, so really try a few different things and find what works best for you. *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in August 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantAugust Self Portrait Challenge: Long Exposure2013-08-01 07:00:0084  
SmugMug46,274Dear SmugMug Photographer, In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California. Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, @116570889542655364711. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002. We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it. Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement! http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug @114957514313448364645 & @116570889542655364711  Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00290  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 28/13. Its been a very busy summer, so I am slacking. *No theme this week* , but I do promise a theme for the next project in two weeks. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _______________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-28 03:00:00163  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338Join us for a fun show about *Common Photography Mistakes*. No matter your skill level we've all made some silly mistakes in the past (and continue to make them occasionally!). We'll talk about how to avoid the most common pitfalls and how to fix them in post-processing if they did happen. We'll also here the guest's most embarrassing photography moment and their G+ photographer discoveries. This week our guests are +Karen Hutton, +Lisa Donchak, +Peter Giordano, +James Brandon, +Laurie Rubin, +Lorenzo Montezemolo and +Curtis Simmons.  Note: This is an online show broadcast live here on G+ and StuckInCustoms.com. You can check your local event time here: http://goo.gl/3KALs *SHARE YOUR STORY!* Share your most common photography mistake or embarrassing photography moment in the comments below. We'll pick our favorite one and invite you to join us as a special guest for the show!Trey's Variety Hour - Common Photography Mistakes - Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-07-23 04:00:00468  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Join hosts +Juan Gonzalez and +Lotus Carroll for Episode 3 of The +Drink and Click™ Show! You can view the show right here on the Event and ask questions in the comments. We'll do our best to answer the comments while on-air as we juggle our drinks. ;) Joining us will be some fun and talented photographers - +Alexis Coram (have you heard her voice yet?), +Giovanni Piliarvu, +Maryanne Wirkkanen, +Sara Eleta, and +Bob Dansereau. We'll be hanging out talking about recent Drink and Click™ photowalk highlights (I heard Juan almost had a heatstroke? What?) as well as sharing photos, our favorite local photographers, and tips for your city. We may even have an interesting -argument- discussion about the new +1 feature on Google+ while we're at it. And what else? We'll be announcing the winners of June's Red Challenge - 3 winners will walk away with prizes from +SmugMug, +Rocky Nook, and +Think Tank Photo. RSVP here and then join us at 9:30PM CST this Wednesday night!  Subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™ Community: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ More information about Drink and Click™ http://drinkandclick.com Questions? drinkandclick@gmail.comThe Drink and Click™ Show - EP32013-07-18 04:30:00139  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for July 14/13. No theme this week, its is a free for all. Everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture who can help you along the way. _________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-07-14 03:00:00156  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our July 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light. Even if you've used window/door light before, use this opportunity to stretch past what you've tried before so you can grow and learn... and be creative! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using natural light from a window or door. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The fantastic @107400819855192601582 put together a really great Natural Lighting Tutorial: "Come Let The Sun Shine In!" - find it here: http://goo.gl/oVyUp *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light2013-07-01 07:00:00142  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 30/13. *Theme: The Headshot* This theme is a take on the classic portraiture pose, "the head shot". For some this may me a mug shot but what I am looking for is not a typical head shot but one with some style and flare would be great. Thanks +Kelli Seeger Kim for the great event cover photo. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-30 03:00:00139  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 15/13. No theme this week folks. Its a free for all so get creative. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 16 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-16 03:00:00159  
Billy Wilson1,545,975This week we have some fun people joining us including: -Airbrush Body Painter & Photographer +Paul Roustan. -Australian Beauty YouTuber +Jess B (youtube.com/NekoAesthetic). -Photographers +Alexis Coram & +Baber Afzal.  -Special Musical Guest +Brent Mayne (youtube.com/IamBrentMayne). The show will be live on Friday at 10:00pm Eastern here: youtube.com/user/TheBillster2/live Refresh when we’re about to go live and the player will be there.  You can get reminders about the show if you by saying you're "Going" on this event.  +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is currently embedded on this event. #TSBW#63 Photography, YouTubers, & Live Music from Brent Mayne ! (On Air Hangout)2013-06-15 04:00:0078  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 2/13.  The theme for this week is *I've got the music in me* Again this can be taken literally or metaphorically but basically since we have have some love or appreciation for music I would like to see that incorporated into your selfy. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _____________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-02 03:00:48129  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our June 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using artificial lighting techniques. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 put together a fabulous Artificial Lighting Tutorial: "Let There Be Light" - find it here: http://goo.gl/OezJY *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in June 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJune Self Portrait Challenge: Artificial Lighting2013-06-01 07:00:00151  
Michael Muraz27,958It's more than time for a second episode of the European Photo Show with +Ugo Cei and +Michael Muraz! Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genres, their city and their best spots. This week we are welcoming +Athena Carey, +Julia Anna Gospodarou, +Michael Diblicek and +Andy Bitterer for a show around Long Exposure Photography. We'll discover each photographer and their long exposure universe and they will share their latest images. Join us next Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.European Photo Show #22013-05-30 20:00:00160  
Billy Wilson1,545,975This week we have some fun people joining us including Photographers @112957708071337353347, @104723167398398004122, & @102361078944455275911, Graphic Design & DIY YouTuber @107453172929842521736  (youtube.com/xperpetualmotion) along with Special Musical Guest @103631029827159251663. @111188574736819390850 & I are excited!  The show will be live on Friday at 10:00pm Eastern here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBillster2/live Refresh when we’re about to go live and the player will be there. You can get reminders about the show if you by saying you're "Going" on this event.  @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Embedded above is a music video from this week's musical guest @103631029827159251663 called "Driving These Lines".#60 Photographers & Live Music from Frank Palangi (On Air Hangout)2013-05-25 04:00:0079  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00158  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 5/13. Mini Theme this week: *The great outdoors*  Spring as finally sprung and it's time to get out and show us your surroundings in your selfy.  There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-05 03:00:00169  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our May 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Your Choice! That's right - this is a "free play" month where you can submit any kind of self portrait, as long as it was taken during the month of May 2013. Please choose your best work from this month, and submit ONLY ONE PHOTO here. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. Prizes 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in May 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantMay Self Portrait Challenge: Your Choice!2013-05-01 07:00:00205  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338This is a fun topic - why you can stop worrying about gear so much and focus more on the post-processing.  Joining me are my friends +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Gino Barasa... and maybe a few more!   I'm back in New Zealand from San Francisco and ready for the next hangout show!  We also have live chat now (!!) during the show... this has been one of the biggest requests.  You can see it embedded alongside the live video player on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com . I'll be back in the SF area soon for Google I/O.  Maybe I'll also plan a fun public photo event while there... +Thomas Hawk and I will talk about it during the show... all ideas are welcome! :)Live Photography Hangout: "Post Processing Instead of Gear!" with Thomas Hawk, Karen Hutton, and Gino! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-30 04:00:00773  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 20/13. *No theme for this week.* But feel free to be inspired by; April Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures event link is here - http://goo.gl/2yyYV And this great tutorial from +Tamara Pruessner  Selective Coloring and Textures: Choosing Appropriately Link is here: http://goo.gl/AsgK3 There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-21 03:00:00175  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338I understand from +Gino Barasa  that the show is shaping up to be a good one!  Joining him will be +Jaime Ibarra +Lotus Carroll +Joe Azure +Michael Bonocore and +Nicolai McCrary  along with the ever-present and most-reliable-producer +Dave Veffer  !   It starts Monday at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET!  Just watch http://www.StuckInCustoms.com for the live embedded player and the little Google Moderator tool so you can ask questions/participate !  "How to Find Your Voice/style in Photography" - Live Photography Hangout soon! Tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET !2013-04-16 04:00:00199  
Billy Wilson1,545,975@108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. This week we have some fun people joining us including Photographers @102476152658204495450, @104723167398398004122, @107430862196617669986, @117543472495647666878, @100741886359727995612, & @102691005290181713701. Photographer & Writer @110008116244179984313 who works with @100069411030829210904. Visual Artist @103958441795544241153. Our Special Musical Guest will be @106041114769512924179 of @115923573643670883559 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 & I are excited! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The show is embedded above. TSBW Variety Show #54: Photographers, Fun, & Live Music from Rachel Koller ! (On Air Hangout)2013-04-13 04:00:00113  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 7/13. *Theme*: *True Colors* What we are looking for is a dominant color element in your Selfy. It could be in the shot itself or in the processing or in a combination of both. The meaning of the color in the shot will be up to the photographer. Metaphorical and or literal interpretations  are welcome of course. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-04-07 03:00:00154  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338This'll be a wild show with all kinds of peeps.  First we have the +Kate Russell from the BBC.  She has a new book out called +WorkingTheCloud that we can talk about.  Kate and I have a long history -- she ran a special on the BBC about StuckInCustoms.com about FIVE years ago, and that got us a huge following from the UK and other commonwealth countries!  So I owe her a big one!  Also joining us are +Brian Matiash who just joined Google and runs the Photos Community.  We'll talk about that and what he is working on... and pepper him with ideas!  +Thomas Hawk and +Gino Barasa will help out with that... and we'll see what they're up to.  And last is "That Amazing Snowflake Guy" +Don Komarechka !   We'll be seeing a bunch of his photos too... As always, you can ask questions live and interact via Google Moderator that we will run live on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com See you LIVE Monday Night at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET ! :)Show #72! BBC's Kate Russell, Google's new Brian Matiash, snowflake-man Don Komarechka, and more! (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-02 04:00:00265  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our April 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using either Selective Color or Textures (or both). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @107494834634231938072 put together a fabulous Tutorial about how and when to use Selective Color and Textures in your photography - find it here: http://goo.gl/c5sQQ *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in April 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantApril Self Portrait Challenge: Selective Color / Textures2013-04-02 02:00:00127  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338Watch the live video here! :) This is a great chance for you to get to know a lot of photographers!  We have over 80 prizes to hand out to lucky winners, and a lot of photos to share from a very fun evening.  We'll have +Natalie Villalobos from Google, and many great coaches and photowalkers from Austin including +Lotus Carroll  +Dave Wilson +Karen Montalvo +Curtis Simmons and maybe more!  :)  Hangout #71 - Google+ PhotoWalk Recap - Meet Fun Photographers! 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-03-26 03:00:00245  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 24/13. Coming off our monumental "Film Noir" themed SSP we will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  March *Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups! Event* here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckh29md3mvj0g8pa5ch8gks426g for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-24 02:00:00190  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338Also you are invited to come to my featured (Google+ heavy!) speech at SXSW - "A Life Worth Living is a Life Worth Recording" - http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP16031  *Google+ PhotoWalk Details!* $1000's in Prizes! A ton of Google+ swag! Members of the Google+ team!! Bring your camera (even mobile phones are cool!) and bring your sense of adventure and discovery!  We'll walk around the streets of Austin together and grab some cool photos to share with one another.  If you've never been to one of these events before, then this is your chance.   Bring a friend or bring the kids -- it's a family-friendly event and all are welcome! :)  I'll be giving lessons and teaching how I set up for various shots.  Anyone can ask me anything at any time... sort of an in-person AMA! :)   When:  Monday, Mar 11 at 6:30 PM Austin Time Where:  City Hall - Gather in this Google Map location: http://goo.gl/maps/qXEdR Route Map:  http://goo.gl/maps/aGn0X  What to bring:  Anything from a mobile phone to a DSLR with a tripod Tag to use for photos:  Attach the photos to this event and use the tag #AustinPhotowalk2013  ! :) *Prizes (in addition to free Google+ swag to be randomly distributed):* - Really Right Stuff Tripod goodies (BH-40 LR and some LB-40s) - Xumeadapters Prizes (http://www.xumeadapters.com) - $500 (5 $100 gift certificates from @110837982014303057310   - Syrp (A NEW Genie!!!) worth $1000 - http://www.stuckincustoms.com/time-lapse-photography-syrp-genie-review/  - FStop Loka Bag and 1 ICU (http://fstopgear.com/product/mountain/loka) - Camera Sutra t-shirts (http://store.stuckincustoms.com/gear/shirts/camera-sutra) - Many Stuck In Customs Camera Straps (http://store.stuckincustoms.com/gear/camera-straps) - 5 Copies of Midnight in Paris! ( http://store.stuckincustoms.com/tutorials/midnight-in-paris-tutorial-bonus ) *How To Win A Prize:* "Best Photos of Fellow Photowalkers!" Share your photos on Google+ and/or in The Photo Community with the tag #AustinPhotowalk2013 - winners will be chosen by a Team of Humans at Google and other coaches from the photowalk. *PhotoWalk Route* - See Google Maps Route Walk at: http://goo.gl/maps/aGn0X  We'll all start together at City Hall.  That's a great time to start trying to win the prizes by taking photos of fellow PhotoWalkers!  We'll then work our way up to 4th street, then 6th street and end the route inside the Hilton, where maybe one of you will buy me a drink.  We'll be taking photos of the city, the sights, and other PhotoWalkers all along the way.  The "ending" of these is always a bit strange because there is no formal gathering, but just keep taking photos until you peter out... you can drift away into the night like a firefly, then go home and get back on the sweet sweet internet with a beverage of your choice and post away.  You have a week to add photos to the event before the winners are chosen! :)  Thanks again in advance, and I think we'll have a great time together! Be sure to post yoGoogle+ SXSW Austin PhotoWalk with Trey Ratcliff - All Levels of Photographers - All Free! - Monday 6:30 PM CST2013-03-12 00:30:00988  
Mary Helen Leonard1,160,774The hus-beast and I are teaming up for this year's Austin Food Experiment Competition. The theme this year is smoke, so you can be sure that the local Texan home cooks will be bringing the heat.  Come to the competition to show your support, enjoy twenty different dishes from competing cooks, and guzzle free beer from Brooklyn Brewery. Tickets are $15 and WILL sell out before the event, so buy your tickets now!! http://thefoodexperiments.com/tickets/ We took home the "Most Experimented" prize last year with our Tomatillo Ice Cream Sandwiches. This year we're getting weird again, with another experimental dessert. Follow my G+ Page for clues and updates about our dish. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MaryHelenLeonard/posts The Food Experiment is a blast, whether you are cooking or tasting, so please come. You'll be glad you did! #sxsw2013   #sxsw   #foodexperiments   #hirlsxsw  The Austin Smoke Experiment2013-03-10 13:00:0039  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 10/13. *Theme:* *Film Noir* A hint of mystery and intrigue should creep its way into your selfy this weekend.  Think, moody, dark, dramatic and yes your shot should be in B&W to still be true to the classic style of noir. As always there are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  _Thanks to +Sinead Sam McKeown for her great Selfy as the event cover_ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-03-10 03:00:00162  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our March 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups. Here is where you enter your ONE Face Close Up / Eye Macro Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ Need some tips for getting a great photo for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) @106324582128454068388 put together a fabulous Face Close Ups & Eye Macros Tutorial - find it here: http://goo.gl/XrNpu *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Face Close Ups!2013-03-02 02:00:00210  
Paul Roustan46,558Some of you guessed correctly the model I'll be painting this Thursday... +Jessi June!  Hooray! I know the 11am EST start time is strange because most americans will be at work, but guess what? So, will Jessi and I... at least some of you Europeans will finally get to view one of these body paint hangouts in the evening.  *WARNING* There will be nudity. So this is not for the faint of heart. Oh, and gamers, just wait until you see what I paint on her :) I will be posting the On Air Hangout here when the url is available. p.s. this is my first time trying the _Event_ setup dealy. My apologies if you get unwanted notifications.NSFW Body Painting JESSI JUNE Live On Air NSFW2013-02-28 17:00:00827  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338Topic - All Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies !! :) Join me, +Thomas Hawk  +Elena Solomon +Chrysta Rae +Cliff Baise and +Gino Barasa  for a very fun time... !  We'll be taking live questions as usual via Google Moderator on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  (that bit should be up soooooon! ) Live Photography show tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies!2013-02-26 04:00:00419  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for February 24/13. We will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  *February Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!* Event here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ci7r3aj6abfk20gkoldmtjifi2o for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-24 03:00:00183  
Daria Musk3,673,390*WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE? ❤* _Come for a song and a virtual kiss and let's share the love!_  My relationship with you G+niuses was literally love at first sight. That first Hangout filled up with your gorgeous faces and my heart's been yours since. On Thursday, Feb 14th let's get romantic and revisit the scene where it all started... I'll bring the love songs (and rockin' anti -love- songs too), the roses and the chocolates... You just bring _you._ If you've got a hot date you can show off your candle-lit night and treat your sweet to a live love song. If you're flying solo, I'm your wing-girl. Love is in the air! Hangout On Air that is ;)  *You are loved.* ❤ Share this invite with someone(s) you love!! XO, Daria _Ps. Find your global time zone start times here:_ http://bit.ly/V7kacp _Pps. I think we should try a "kiss around the world"!_VALENTINE'S DAY ❤ HANGOUT CONCERT2013-02-15 01:00:00479  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157This is the Event for our February 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots! Here is where you enter your ONE Action Shot Photo Submission. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST February 28th, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. _*Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.*_ What is an Action Shot? Show us yourself in motion/action, freezing that with a photo. Jump, Run, Bike, Surf, Skate… whatever! Just be creative, and have fun.  @111397628815301589258 created a great Action Shots Tutorial Video - watch it here: http://goo.gl/O5Isu Need advice about remotes? Read @114435675631396141366's awesome tutorial here: http://goo.gl/T0LvR *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Photo Must Be Taken in February 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantFebruary Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!2013-02-13 02:00:00140  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for February 10/13. *No theme for this week, just an open project.* There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-10 03:00:00250  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338This is a very popular topic that we've never addressed, so we have brought in a great cast of characters!  Here's an article to get you started thinking about the subject from +Alfie Goodrich  at http://japanorama.co.uk/2013/01/23/on-being-a-photographer-todays-thoughts/   Joining me will be Alfie, +Clayton Morris , +Nicole S. Young  +Gino Barasa  +Scott Jarvie  and +Melvin Little  ! :)  We'll be taking live questions all along the way -- see you soon, Monday night 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! :)Trey's Variety Hour #67: Moving from being a Hobbyist to a Pro Photographer! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-01-29 04:00:00520  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for January 27/13. Theme: *"Book 'em, Danno"* For those who are not quite sure who Jack Lord was or what Hawaii Five O (old and new is) - check here for some context or just Google it! http://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w *Two ways of interpreting this theme. You can either go the Hawaiian route with dress, scene or background or the police/cop theme, a "mug shot" or a dynamic nut busting crime fighter like Jack Lord.* _Just remember to..._ *"Book 'em, Danno" *   Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-27 03:00:00104  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338Come watch live with us tonight! :)  As usual, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com ! Joining me tonight are +Dallas Nagata White +Thomas Hawk +Cliff Baise   and the always unpredictable wildcard +Gino Barasa  ! :)  Show #66: Photography hangout with Thomas Hawk, Dallas Negata White, The Gino, Cliff Baise! TONIGHT! Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-01-22 04:00:00197  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Billy Wilson1,545,975Another Episode of my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show is one of the largest & longest running on G+ and brings together a variety of the most interesting people on G+ for a hangout! This week we have a great group of Photographers joining us including @102384669117825357195, @117681034834791918293, @106539835304510344813, @104723167398398004122, @104306683219947597418, and @114728245424310221692; Storyteller @113690413034777001392; along with our Special Musical Guest @104512939554821050751 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The player is embedded above. #ThatShowWithBillyWilson       #TSBWTSBW Variety Show #40: Photography & Fun along with Live Music from Danni Rosner ! (On Air Hangout)2013-01-05 04:00:00157  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157For those of you that accepted our challenge to start a 365 or 52 Self Portrait Project, here is the Event for January 2013 where you can enter your BEST photo from this month that you took as a part of that project. This remains open until 11:59 CST Jan 31st, so you have until then to select and enter your best photo from this month. What is a 365 / 52 Self Portrait Project? +Arthur Chang wrote a great Challenge Post here: http://goo.gl/Ow4tj (_Please share all the photos you take for the 365 / 52 Project in our Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ selecting the appropriate Category from the Left Sidebar, but enter only your ONE *best* photo to this Event for judging._) At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose one photo as the winning photo. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *The Winner's Loot:* *Entry of the winning photo to the "Challenge Winners" Category on the left sidebar. *Choice of either a SLR Split Camera Strap http://goo.gl/RyzBG or MonsterPod Tripod http://goo.gl/Alv8q (each a $30 Value) *Google+ Swag Goodie Bag: stickers, sunglasses, & hardback journal *Please Remember:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Photo Must Be From your January 2013 365 or 52 Self Portrait Project *No Trickery or Spamming *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantShow Us Your Best 365 / 52 Project Photo From January!2013-01-01 07:00:00215  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338Join me, +Thomas Hawk , +Alexia Sinclair, +Doug Kaye , +Todd Sisson +Dave Veffer   and more later today for a fun show!  We'll be talkin' photography.... taking Live questions... a great excuse to talk-photography around the New Year!   I've already gotten a few questions about How-To Fireworks shots, so we can go through that too while answering other questions. :) Watch live HERE (the embedded player will be in this event) or at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Time:  7PM PT, 10PM ETShow #63: New Year's Eve Photo Show! 7PM PT, 10PM ET2013-01-01 04:00:00324  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 30/12. *Theme*: "The Best of 2012" Take a chance to show everyone what was "good" in 2012 through your self portrait. Something positive, something happy, perhaps something that changed your life for the better. Lets wrap up 2012 with a smile. It has been such a great year for the Selfy Sunday Project and we look forward to 2013 as part of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-30 03:00:00288  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Hello Austin Area Photographers! Time for us to celebrate the time of year by getting together for a photo walk at Austin's Trail of Lights. It hasn't been opened in a couple of years, so you don't want to miss it this year. Come out and join @107430862196617669986 and myself, @102476152658204495450, for this free event no matter what your skill level or gear - bring your phone, point and shoot, or DSLR. This is a Family Friendly event - bring the kids if you want! Let's meet at 7:30 by the Big Tree at Zilker Park. Meet on the outside of the circle of lights created by the tree, right by the Kettle Corn Stand. We'll start walking towards the trail at 7:50. Visit http://austintrailoflights.org for more information about The Trail of Lights, including parking details. Please be aware that traffic is heavy and parking can take up to 45 minutes (and costs $10). Give yourself plenty of time to get there! We'll shoot through the Trail, enjoying the lights and getting to connect with one another. It will likely take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. It is very crowded, so we might lose one another a little bit.  Afterwards, we'll go to Shady Grove (their Google Local page is here: https://plus.google.com/110080551668516941351/about) to have food and drinks, for those interested. *We can all post our photos right to this Event to share after the walk.* I'm looking forward to seeing all of you! :) PS: Please make sure you review http://www.austintrailoflights.org/index.php/prohibited-items/ for a list of Prohibited Items. Large backpacks are on their list, so plan accordingly. See you there!Trail of Lights Christmas Photowalk2012-12-20 19:30:0084  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for December 16/12. _Please note, there is no theme this week!_ I would like to also welcome everyone to the new Community home of The Selfy Sunday Project, The Art of Self Portraiture. Selfy Sunday will definitely benefit from being part of this great community, co-owned by myself and the lovely +Lotus Carroll  Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____________ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2012-12-16 03:00:00224  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338What's the latest with the CRAZY uptake in Google+ communities???  Join me, +Thomas Hawk  +Jan Kabili +Ricardo Lagos +Gino Barasa and more to talk about everything that's been happening.  In related news, we added a *BEST Photo of 2012* to the 15,000+ strong Photo Community on G+ -- go add your photo here!! :  https://plus.google.com/communities/101451257802046158545/stream/52fc7706-413e-4c3c-8560-1d5420a102a8  Live On-Air Hangout - Show #61: Google+ Communities JamFest!2012-12-11 04:00:00362  
Mathew Hanley21,629Upload as many as you like, just for fun showcase your workShow us your best shot2012-12-06 20:00:00258  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00348  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *December 2/12* _PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOT FOR THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 25/12._ Theme: *Bond, James Bond!* I want to see Selfy's that are inspired by *007* and the James Bond films. Lots exotic locations, action packed chases as well as numerous villains and sexy leading ladies to offer inspiration here. Or just stick to a more general "SPY" or cloak and dagger noire theme. Either way it should be fun. _Props may come in handy here!_ ________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride    for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday    page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Dec. 2/122012-12-02 03:00:00180  
Billy Wilson1,545,975Thank you for all of the support each week during my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining us Vegan Cook @111394899846578281230; @106781555825688644780 who’s a source for Jewish Home Cooking and will be making Hanukkah latkes; Producer of a show on G+ @100720409235366385249; Intellectual Property Trial Attorney @104973761519912571719; Blogger @111707273404757375952; and Special Musical Guest @104839484726014993299 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW Variety Show #35: Vegan & Jewish Cooking, G+ Shows, and Live Music from Ed Yother ! (On Air Hangout)2012-12-01 04:00:0099  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338A special all-Europe show!  We switched around the time of the show for this special event!  Joining today are @102518365620075109973, @110258598415939907971, @112661262066626464523, @105390077271236874234,  +Serge Ramelli.  Thank you to +Dave Veffer  for setting everything up!   You can watch live here, or you can ask questions live over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com -- see you soon!Trey's Variety Hour #59- All European Show - Special Euro Time! (8 PM London Time, not that the UK uses the Euro or anything...)2012-11-25 21:00:00255  
Billy Wilson1,545,975Thank you for all of the support each week during my weekly G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week we'll have joining us Nature Photographer @116043947632177598920; Photographer and Blogger @104987932455782713675; Photographer @110573952887886961621 who'll be showing us some behind the scenes for his Scavenger Hunt photos; Photographer @104635450513456833657; Photographer @107958599012052618167; Social Media Editor for @107462556458861279431 @117660105917761371824; and Special Musical Guest @104512939554821050751 ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW Variety Show #34: Photography, Thomas Hawk, SURFER Magazine, and Live Music from Danni Rosner ! (On Air Hangout)2012-11-24 04:00:00110  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338Did you miss the first 57 episodes?  No problem.  This isn't like Lost, but the threads are just as confusing, so you can pick them up any time! Today we'll be sharing a bunch of new photos, checking out the new Nexus 4, and going in unexpected directions (as usual).  Joining me are +Elena Solomon, +Angela B. Pan, +Doug Kaye, +Tamara Pruessner, and +Gino Barasa... see you soon! We'll also be taking live questions using Google Moderator over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com Trey's Variety Hour #58 - Photography Fun with Cool Peeps2012-11-20 04:00:00198  
The Giving Lens150,294@100069411030829210904 Travel Photography Hour, Episode 2 is just one week away! After a great first episode with  #TGLcambodia  workshop leader, @112957708071337353347, the November episode features World renowned travel photographer, @109596219054914376350! Join @110008116244179984313 and @106719979779567208605 as we talk to Ken about his tips and tricks on how to get those perfect photos in an exotic location. How often do you get to ask questions to a photographer who has had an image on the cover of National Geographic? Please make sure to post any question you may have for Ken, or about travel photography in general, here in the event comments. After an inspiring TGL trip to Cambodia in October, The Giving Lens team is travelling to Jordan later this month, where @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 share their knowledge with participants while travelling through Petra, The Dead Sea, the Wadi Rum Desert, and the beautiful city of Amman. Please feel free to ask us anything about this upcoming adventure!  *Want to have your travel photo critiqued by @109596219054914376350 and @113455290791279442483 ?* In the last 15 minutes of the show, Ken and Colby will look over three random photos from you, the viewers, and give their thoughts as to what they like, and what they would have tried to improve upon. You must upload your photo to this event by 5:00 PM PST on Wednesday November 14th to be considered. As always, this episode will be recorded to view later on @100069411030829210904 YouTube Channel! Want to catch up on the first episode? Here it is! http://youtu.be/cdgBN4s5wtk See you all on the 14th! TGL's Travel Photography Hour #22012-11-15 03:00:00105  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Billy Wilson1,545,975A big thank you to all of those who watch, comment, and participate each week during my weekly on air G+ variety show @108595299975404341987 ! The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week has a Blogging/Entrepreneurial Theme and we'll have joining us Founder of @100772154169283365457 @107968034479246754491; CEO of @111349608500505664040 @107982618909749811163; the Founder of RecommendedUsers.com @107383157816966336384; and Special Musical Guest @107158210554763556081 ! 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. @111188574736819390850 loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event!  You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW #32: Blogging/Entrepreneurial Theme; Founder of Bloginity Daniel Haim; Amanda Blain; Alireza Yavari; and Live Music from Max Lugavere! (On Air Hangout)2012-11-10 04:00:0094  
Isabelle Fortin26,812Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow _Moustaches_ we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, We also encourage anyone who would like to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thanks so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember2012-11-02 00:00:00137  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for October 28/12 Theme: *Halloween* Show us some your best ghostly, ghoulish, monstrously good selfies or just have some fun with a costume or make-up.  A big thanks to +Christina Lawrie for let me use her fantastic selfy from last years SSP Halloween. This was one of our most creative Selfy Sundays from last year so looking forward to some over the top creativity with these shots. __________________________________ Thanks to +LaDonna Pride  like in the past she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 28, 20122012-10-28 02:00:00188  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for October 14/12 *Theme: Where is the Love* Show us what you love, who you love, how you love, an act of love or kindness, a passion, a desire, maybe a simple heartfelt wish but remember all within the context of a self portrait. ____________________________________ The past weeks SSP was incredible with 200 photos uploaded and the submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride  for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for October 14, 20122012-10-14 03:00:00158  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Drink and Click™ ATX  kicks off October with a trip to Coyote Ugly http://www.coyoteuglysaloon.com/austin/ Are you ready to dance on the bar... or at least ready to photograph other people doing it? :) After we fall off the bar there a few times (or just around 9), we'll head over to The Red Eyed Fly http://www.redeyedfly.com and check out the band, Jimmy Jet's TV Set http://www.reverbnation.com/jimmyjetstvset . Afterwards we're off to The Handlebar http://goo.gl/dz6s1 - @113686253941057080055 would be proud of this Mustache Themed bar. I've heard they give out free mustaches, and have a rooftop with see saws! Who can say no to that? Not you, so RSVP and meet us at 8PM at Coyote Ugly!  This month's Drink and Click™ Challenge Theme (*with prizes! see below) is "Halloween" - anything creepy or dark will suffice - use your imagination. Please check out the Challenge Event rules/details and submit your photos here: http://goo.gl/zEYKz I promise I'll bring my vampire teeth out this Thursday, so be there!  As always, Drink and Click™ does not encourage drinking alcohol, so if you want to come and have juice or water, that is fine with us. We already have a few members who only enjoy non-alcoholic drinks. Just come have fun with us! *Please feel free to invite anybody you think would be interested to this Event!* 1st place prize this month is a free year of @118357019708110162087 (Business level account, $300 value)  2nd place prize is a camera bag from our friends at @100266938567862344330 (Over $120 value) 3rd place prize is a Powersnoot from @112303365927986450437 ($65 value)Drink and Click™ ATX Gets Coyote Ugly, Baby!2012-10-11 20:00:0065  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 30/12 *No theme this week.* The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00267  
Victor Bezrukov1,667,500 Hello everybody ! Another party in the Air - share it and invite more friends please ! We have a few simple rules to follow :     ----every uploaded image MUST be taken with 50MM LENS     ----only TWO ( 2 ) images per photographer - Respect your friends, they also need some spot !!!  lens - everything is going if exist the magic sign *"50mm"* on the body of lens !  Digital or Analog, Lensbaby is also 50mm ( except additional optic systems like 0.42, 35mm or Fish-eye)  subject - feel free for every subject and color, but of course all native attributes of 50mm lens like *Light, Crazy Focus, Dreamy Bokeh, Sharp Details, Cine Look* are highly appreciated !!   you can visit the previous Virtual Black and White Exhibition for inspiration : https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cm951q2luasr8ocommhm5h93s1o  Have a happy 50mm parting !50MM Virtual Photo-Party2012-09-23 20:00:00302  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338A huge show!  We'll have on the Google Photos team to talk all about the news of the Google acquisition of Nik Software.  If you want to read more about this, see the article I released this morning at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2012/09/17/the-importance-of-google-acquiring-nik-software/  Who's joining us?  Many from the Google Photos team including @116594199576805510790 @110801010428787263936 @116040565882702717981 and maybe @108189587050871927619 too!  Also joining me is @104987932455782713675 who I'm sure has many hot opinions about this acquisition! Do you have questions?  Be sure to use Google Moderator over at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com -- We'll get that set up right when the show starts so we can take all your questions live...  Trey's Variety Hour #52: Google and Nik Software, BFF2012-09-18 04:00:00284  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 16/12 *Theme*: *Tales from the Dark Side* Otherwise know as a warm up for Halloween. Show us your dark side. It it could be spooky or scary, sinister or moody, perhaps your alter ego, but I know you have been there, now its time to bring it out. _Well lets not be too sinister - we are here to have some fun !_ As always the lovely +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________________ *UPLOADING* *The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project - Sept. 16, 20122012-09-16 03:00:00234  
SmugMug46,274Date: September 7, 2012 Time: 9 PM EST (approximately 1 hour)   *Hang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel*   Varina and Jay Patel will showcase a series of images and talk about how they think about composition on-location. They will talk about the basic ideas behind finding a pleasing composition, following (or breaking) compositional rules, and learning to understand how the viewer may interpret your images.   *Bios:*   Varina and Jay Patel are landscape photographers based in the United States. They travel regularly, photographing unique and remote locations, and exploring some of the most beautiful places on earth. Varina and Jay also teach workshops and webinars, write eBooks for beginning and advanced photographers, and speak in a variety of forums. Their award-winning work has appeared in a diverse collection of publications, including a 2012 National Geographic Calendar, Popular Photography Magazine, National Parks Magazine, and many more. To view their portfolios or learn more about photography, check out their websites, eBooks, and blog at the links below.   Varina Patel: www.photographybyvarina.com Jay Patel: www.jaypatelphotography.com eBooks: www.photographybyvarina.com/learn Blog: www.photographybyvarina.com/blogHang With SmugMug: Composition and the Thought-Process with Jay and Varina Patel2012-09-08 03:00:00107  
Kelli Seeger Kim1,297,699It's @112471890387110967375 's birthday!  (okay, well - technically, it's September 7.  But @117681034834791918293 and I couldn't wait any longer!) Anyone familiar with Karen will attest to the fact that she is all about peoples' passions.  What drives them.  What's in their hearts.   What better gift to give to her, than to share with her images that we feel represent our passion/soul/heart!.  Images that truly represent who we feel we are now - or the journey we are on (or traveled), in search of personal growth.   Maybe you have an image of yours that represents a style of photography that you feel a deep connection with. Maybe you have an image that marked a moment in your life that was particularly incredible for you - that touched you in a way that is significant.   We can have a lot of fun with this theme - the most important thing is that it comes from our heart.  :-) So feel free to upload images to this event, and tag them:   #SharingOurLightWithKarenHutton  Sharing Our Light With Karen Hutton (Happy Birthday, Karen!)2012-09-07 13:00:0058  
Google Local Austin356,316* RSVP HERE: https://sites.google.com/site/zagatax * In celebration of the first-ever Zagat Austin Shopping Survey, we've teamed up with TabbedOut and 101x to throw a rollicking happy hour, just for Austinites!   With free drinks flowing from Zagat, in-app offers from Tabbedout, the first NFL game on the big screen (go Cowboys!), and a live remote with Jason Dick of 101x, it's the best time you could have on a Wednesday. *TO GET IN, YOU MUST RSVP HERE (http://goo.gl/QeBJi) AND THEN DO AT LEAST 10 REVIEWS IN THE ZAGAT AUSTIN SHOPPING SURVEY!* We'll be checking names at the door, and if you haven't done your 10 reviews yet, you'll be sent to our computer stations, delaying your entry for the event.  Once inside, guests will enjoy drink tickets from Zagat to get you started, and then $3 off any $4 or more tab from TabbedOut.   _About Zagat:_ Zagat Survey® is based on the belief that the shared experiences of large numbers of users is inherently more accurate than the opinions of a few critics. Ratings capture the distinct qualities of an establishment on Zagat’s signature 30-point scale. Zagat editors summarize users’ feedback into concise reviews with high standards of accuracy. _About Tabbedout:_ www.Tabbedout.com is the free mobile app for iPhone and Andriod that lets you PAY your TAB with your PHONE. Skip the wait to pay your tab at participating bars and restaurants by opening a tab with Tabbedout. View your tab details in real time and leave when you are ready to go. Tabbedout puts you in control of when you pay your tab so you never miss out on a good time or leave your credit card at the bar. Don't have Tabbedout yet? Download & set it up now: Google Play: http://goo.gl/QJfrB      Apple Store: http://goo.gl/kV1wxATX Shopping & Foodie Happy Hour with Zagat, Tabbedout & 101x at the Dogwood!2012-09-05 17:30:0035  
Jeff Smith61,921Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00244  
Billy Wilson1,545,975Another episode of my fun weekly show! I will have joining me the awesome fashion photographer @118234987237484711962; photographer and blogger @102476152658204495450; the fun @100454410388149159869; @109485737892460402457 who will be showing us something around the kitchen; and special musical guest @101411377894207658251 ! Chatroom: http://blyve.com/event/89ad2250b8c2d91e1e020000 The episode will be broadcast on my G+ stream: http://goo.gl/K9ICs and the video and recording will be posted to this event as well. Fashion, Kitchens, and more tomorrow on That Show with Billy Wilson #192012-08-11 04:00:0035  
Trey Ratcliff8,413,338Featuring Adobe's @100824715802751519764!   We'll be *giving away* my Lightroom Presets   http://www.stuckincustoms.com/lightroom-presets/ AND multiple copies of Lightroom 4!  Details on those giveaways to come soon! Also joining us will be @113097851206100618060 , @103155291053045215105 @115862341877834013198 @102528718122061029071 and other surprise guests!    Thanks again to @114092052797730247075 and @105248484118148978714 for the production support! :)Trey's Variety Hour #47: Lightroom Mania! (With Giveaways!)2012-08-07 04:00:00202  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157I'm here in the big city, baby! There is something about this place that just makes me restless… it's like that living pulse that seems to throb through the streets just gets inside of you and doesn't stop. I *love* it!  So, while I'm not sleeping much and sucking up everything I can, I figured I couldn't let my visit go by without a photowalk, and some of my local (super awesome) friends agreed. I know this is last minute notice, but sometimes that's just how it goes. So grab your cameras/phones and join me along with @108906879763321014176, @114056084994793924628, & @108527329601014444443 as we enjoy one another's company while doing what we love and do best. :) We'll meet at the High Line entrance on 16th at 5:15 and start walking at about 5:30. Rain gear optional. See you all there! :DNYC Photowalk with Lotus & Friends2012-07-31 17:15:0026  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Join @107430862196617669986 and myself on June 30th for a Live, On-Air Hangout Concert with @110748045588517484202 in celebration of Google+ turning 1 Year Old! We'll be partying with the band in their studio and we want you all to rock out with us. :)  Be here on my account at 2:30 Central and check it out. We'll be ready to party, and you won't want to miss the performance by @110748045588517484202 - and they say they're giving a special gift to all their Google+ friends, so be there!On-Air Hangout Concert with Suite 7092012-06-30 21:30:0068  
Lotus Carroll1,774,157Has it been a year already? Yes it has! Let's celebrate the one year anniversary with an awesome photowalk! Join @107430862196617669986 and me for a walk - all skill levels, any kind of gear. Bring yourself, your camera/phone, and your good mood. We're blowing this mutha out. Meeting Spot: South Side of the Tower on the UT Campus, Downtown Austin Meeting Time: 10AM / Walk Start 10:30 Walk: From campus down to South Congress, ending at Guero's Taco Bar for drinks and lunch. What's that, you say? Party afterward? BUT OF COURSE. It's Austin! Join us at the Soco Studio for a party and live performance with @110748045588517484202 , drinks graciously provided by Spirit of Texas http://www.spiritoftx.com/. This is limited to the first 40 people who RSVP here: http://plancast.com/p/bxqz . The party will not be in walking distance from our stopping point, but we are arranging for cars to be available to get us all back to our vehicles (for those who joined the photo walk). Can't join us for the party but still want to groove to @110748045588517484202? Well, we've got you covered - we'll be broadcasting the entire performance and party via an On Air Hangout. It's a party, and in one way or another, you are all invited! BOOYAH. Tell your friends. :) #photowalkaustin   #photowalk   #GplusAnniversary  Google+ 1 Year Anniversary Photowalk in Austin Texas2012-06-30 17:00:0066  

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2015-05-07 14:55:25 (39 comments, 46 reshares, 678 +1s)Open 

April "Wet" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Andrea Martinez 
Second Place: +John Chandler 
Third Place: +Rachael Smith 

You can see their photos below - creative, and definitely very wet!
photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from +Capturing Couture and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Andrea's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to our fantastic April sponsor, +Capturing Couture! 
Capturing Couture Camera Straps and accessories are the perfect marriage of fashion and function, using only thefine... more »

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2015-05-07 14:55:25 (39 comments, 46 reshares, 678 +1s)Open 

April "Wet" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Andrea Martinez 
Second Place: +John Chandler 
Third Place: +Rachael Smith 

You can see their photos below - creative, and definitely very wet!
photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from +Capturing Couture and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Andrea's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to our fantastic April sponsor, +Capturing Couture! 
Capturing Couture Camera Straps and accessories are the perfect marriage of fashion and function, using only thefine... more »

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2015-05-07 14:55:25 (39 comments, 46 reshares, 678 +1s)Open 

April "Wet" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Andrea Martinez 
Second Place: +John Chandler 
Third Place: +Rachael Smith 

You can see their photos below - creative, and definitely very wet!
photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from +Capturing Couture and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Andrea's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to our fantastic April sponsor, +Capturing Couture! 
Capturing Couture Camera Straps and accessories are the perfect marriage of fashion and function, using only thefine... more »

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2015-06-23 18:48:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Greetings from Summer!
#selfeet #hyperlapse

Greetings from Summer!
#selfeet #hyperlapse___

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2015-06-22 17:07:11 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 355 +1s)Open 

Let the Light In

Let the Light In___

2015-06-22 16:53:00 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 28. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Close-Up
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for "Selfie Sunday": http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, June 22nd up until Monday morning, June 29. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self... more »

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 28. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Close-Up
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for "Selfie Sunday": http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, June 22nd up until Monday morning, June 29. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj
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#selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #closeup  ___

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2015-06-21 16:47:24 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 287 +1s)Open 

Loveshine <3

Happy Father's Day! :-)

Loveshine <3

Happy Father's Day! :-)___

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2015-06-20 18:53:50 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 210 +1s)Open 

Your Eyes Are Finally Open, She Whispered

Your Eyes Are Finally Open, She Whispered___

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2015-06-16 01:59:29 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 275 +1s)Open 

Find your happy place, and go there often.

#iphone #selfie

Find your happy place, and go there often.

#iphone #selfie___

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2015-06-15 00:10:23 (13 comments, 14 reshares, 249 +1s)Open 

you may feel that you are 
standing alone, afraid, in the dark with
eyes squeezed shut, waiting, yearning.
do not close your eyes
when the darkness rises around you,
for if you open them up, you will see
millions of stars standing with you,
and know that you will never
be alone again.

#poetry   #fineart   #stars   #youarenotalone  

you may feel that you are 
standing alone, afraid, in the dark with
eyes squeezed shut, waiting, yearning.
do not close your eyes
when the darkness rises around you,
for if you open them up, you will see
millions of stars standing with you,
and know that you will never
be alone again.

#poetry   #fineart   #stars   #youarenotalone  ___

2015-06-14 17:29:47 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 148 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Selfie Sunday: No Theme.

Added photos to Selfie Sunday: No Theme.___

2015-06-14 17:06:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

It's #sefiesunday , so join us in capturing and sharing a current self portrait! Everyone is invited. :-)

#selfysunday   #selfportrait   #photography  

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 14th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme this week - have fun!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 8th up until Monday morning, May 15th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

Thank you to +David Thornton for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/hbwuRP) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  ___It's #sefiesunday , so join us in capturing and sharing a current self portrait! Everyone is invited. :-)

#selfysunday   #selfportrait   #photography  

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2015-06-12 14:39:20 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 180 +1s)Open 

Always Wear My Best Smile For Ya, Baby

#selfportrait   #motion  

Always Wear My Best Smile For Ya, Baby

#selfportrait   #motion  ___

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2015-06-08 16:36:39 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 211 +1s)Open 

'tude inside and out
this is the summer of eight
shine on, lil' rockstar.

for more of my #iphoneography  and #poetry :
http://instagram.com/lotuscarroll

#wearefamily   #weareparents  

'tude inside and out
this is the summer of eight
shine on, lil' rockstar.

for more of my #iphoneography  and #poetry :
http://instagram.com/lotuscarroll

#wearefamily   #weareparents  ___

2015-06-08 16:34:12 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 14th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme this week - have fun!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 8th up until Monday morning, May 15th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the... more »

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 14th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme this week - have fun!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 8th up until Monday morning, May 15th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

Thank you to +David Thornton for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/hbwuRP) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  ___

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2015-06-08 01:13:29 (30 comments, 27 reshares, 442 +1s)Open 

May's "The Traveler" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Lucille Galleli 
Second Place: +Patrick Kelly 
Third Place: +Darla Hueske 

You can see their photos below - what great takes on the traveling / wandering theme! So creative.(photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below)

The winners got prizes and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Lucille's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to our fantastic May sponsor, +Think Tank Photo! Our winners will be enjoying great prizes from them. Make sure you circle them for great photography productsand... more »

May's "The Traveler" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Lucille Galleli 
Second Place: +Patrick Kelly 
Third Place: +Darla Hueske 

You can see their photos below - what great takes on the traveling / wandering theme! So creative.(photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below)

The winners got prizes and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Lucille's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to our fantastic May sponsor, +Think Tank Photo! Our winners will be enjoying great prizes from them. Make sure you circle them for great photography products and services.

Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents.

Visit the Website: http://www.thinktankphoto.com
Think Tank Photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinktankphoto

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating! You can see the finalists here: https://goo.gl/nqLUya, honorable mentions here: https://goo.gl/L0aQZY, and all photo submissions and the event here: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - view it here: https://goo.gl/MkoRpP

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed. For details on how to share and interact, view our Community Guidelines: http://goo.gl/ytdGb

If your request goes unanswered, this is a bug. Please contact me directly via email: thelotuscarroll@gmail.com

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #challenge   #travel  ___

2015-06-07 16:50:02 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Minimalism" 
A Minimalist self portrait image contains very little other than you or a part of you - there are very few or no props or background elements at all in the image. Often, the composition includes a great deal of negative space.

Here is where you enter your ONE "Minimalism" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.

Tips & Inspiration

Here are some great examples for you to be inspired by:
The Minimalist Gallery on... more »

This is the Event for our June Self Portrait Challenge: "Minimalism" 
A Minimalist self portrait image contains very little other than you or a part of you - there are very few or no props or background elements at all in the image. Often, the composition includes a great deal of negative space.

Here is where you enter your ONE "Minimalism" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST June 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.

Tips & Inspiration

Here are some great examples for you to be inspired by:
The Minimalist Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/SkGOWC

Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired.

If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything. 

Sponsor

This month's sponsor is +SmugMug!
Organize, protect, and beautifully present your photos online with SmugMug. Their pre-made photo websites and simple design tools let you quickly personalize a site as pretty as your pictures. With secure cloud storage, simple sharing tools, easy print ordering, and 24/7/365 real-human support, we invite you to discover why SmugMug is the world’s leading independent photo sharing service.  Membership begins at less than $5/month.

Visit the Website: http://www.smugmug.com/
SmugMug on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmugMug

Please circle+SmugMug - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :)

Prizes

1st Place: 1 year Portfolio Acct. & Hoodie
2nd Place: 1 Year Power Acct. & T-shirt
3rd Place: 1 Year Basic Acct. & Hat

View the account features: http://www.smugmug.com/features

At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :)

Please Remember These Rules:

~Enter Only Your Own Work
~Enter Only ONE Photo
~Only SELF PORTRAITS
~Must adhere to this month's theme.
~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic
~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content
~Photo Must Be Taken in June 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this)
~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
~No More Than 3 Wins Total
~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
~Circle Our Prize Sponsors
~No Trickery or Spamming
~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants
~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #challenge   #minimalism  ___

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2015-06-06 18:34:58 (23 comments, 10 reshares, 271 +1s)Open 

May Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the May's "The Traveler" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/L0aQZY

We have 15 great photos in the finalists pool portraying the wandering souls of these photographers. Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos.

photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked above

Who will be chosen as the 3 winners for May?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our May prize sponsor, +Think Tank Photo!
Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused onst... more »

May Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the May's "The Traveler" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/L0aQZY

We have 15 great photos in the finalists pool portraying the wandering souls of these photographers. Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos.

photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked above

Who will be chosen as the 3 winners for May?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our May prize sponsor, +Think Tank Photo!
Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents.

Visit the Website: http://www.thinktankphoto.com
Think Tank Photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinktankphoto

* * * * *

Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 

Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed. If your request goes unanswered, this is a bug. Please contact me directly via email: thelotuscarroll@gmail.com

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #challenge   #travel  ___

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2015-06-04 17:03:09 (35 comments, 10 reshares, 345 +1s)Open 

May Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from May's "The Traveler" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by moderators (we play but we aren't eligible to win!) or these photographers have won sometime in the past 6 months or 3 times total already. However, because these photos would go into the Finalists pool otherwise, I wanted them to get recognition, and so these are our Honorable Mentions. Well done! (Click to enlarge the photo and see who's tagged in them.)

photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked above

Stay tuned to see who the fantastic... more »

May Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from May's "The Traveler" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by moderators (we play but we aren't eligible to win!) or these photographers have won sometime in the past 6 months or 3 times total already. However, because these photos would go into the Finalists pool otherwise, I wanted them to get recognition, and so these are our Honorable Mentions. Well done! (Click to enlarge the photo and see who's tagged in them.)

photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked above

Stay tuned to see who the fantastic finalists are - we'll announce them tomorrow!

Big thanks to this month's sponsor, +Think Tank Photo! 
Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents.

Visit the Website: http://www.thinktankphoto.com
Think Tank Photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinktankphoto


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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 

Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed. If your request goes unanswered, this is a bug. Please contact me directly via email: thelotuscarroll@gmail.com

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #challenge   #travel    ___

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2015-06-03 14:44:12 (10 comments, 17 reshares, 291 +1s)Open 

I Could Be Scared, But I've Had Enough Of That

if you look real close, you might see scars
but me, i'm only seeing stars…

Meg Hutchinson - Seeing Stars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1M3etVTmOU
http://meghutchinson.com

#longexposure   #stars   #deathvalley  

I Could Be Scared, But I've Had Enough Of That

if you look real close, you might see scars
but me, i'm only seeing stars…

Meg Hutchinson - Seeing Stars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1M3etVTmOU
http://meghutchinson.com

#longexposure   #stars   #deathvalley  ___

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2015-06-02 16:24:01 (16 comments, 17 reshares, 333 +1s)Open 

She Keeps An Eye On The Sky

She Keeps An Eye On The Sky___

2015-05-31 21:48:45 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

Added photos to Selfie Sunday: Shallow DOF.

Added photos to Selfie Sunday: Shallow DOF.___

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2015-05-30 19:41:39 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 275 +1s)Open 

May Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler

Get your entry in before the 1st of June and you have a chance to win one of 3 great prizes from +Think Tank Photo. Share your wandering soul with us! 

For details and to enter: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #photography   #travel   #wander  

May Self Portrait Challenge: The Traveler

Get your entry in before the 1st of June and you have a chance to win one of 3 great prizes from +Think Tank Photo. Share your wandering soul with us! 

For details and to enter: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG

#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #photography   #travel   #wander  ___

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2015-05-29 18:27:50 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 211 +1s)Open 

El Serio Gringo En La Playa

I took this photo of John at the beach last year - getting excited to hit the beach again soon. Yeehaw for summer vacation! :-D

El Serio Gringo En La Playa

I took this photo of John at the beach last year - getting excited to hit the beach again soon. Yeehaw for summer vacation! :-D___

2015-05-27 01:05:30 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 31, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Shallow DOF
Helpful link about DOF: http://www.slrlounge.com/school/aperture-guide-pt2-shallow-and-deep-depth-of-field

Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 25th up until Monday morning, June 1st. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier!

Asa... more »

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 31, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Shallow DOF
Helpful link about DOF: http://www.slrlounge.com/school/aperture-guide-pt2-shallow-and-deep-depth-of-field

Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 25th up until Monday morning, June 1st. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier!

As always, have some fun! 
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

#selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #shallowdof  ___

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2015-05-27 00:23:18 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 253 +1s)Open 

there is a pulse to all things
waiting for us to connect with it, 
to feel it vibrate throughout;
some souls can inherently focus to 
identify with this never-ending rhythm;
one must be stoic, centered,
like an egyptian goddess
who breathes in light
and emanates serenity.

#poetry   #silhouette   #portrait  

there is a pulse to all things
waiting for us to connect with it, 
to feel it vibrate throughout;
some souls can inherently focus to 
identify with this never-ending rhythm;
one must be stoic, centered,
like an egyptian goddess
who breathes in light
and emanates serenity.

#poetry   #silhouette   #portrait  ___

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2015-05-23 19:33:08 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 221 +1s)Open 

so free, we are
with wide open blue skies,
nothing could ever stop us
but ourselves.

#iphoneography   #poetry  

so free, we are
with wide open blue skies,
nothing could ever stop us
but ourselves.

#iphoneography   #poetry  ___

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2015-05-22 19:15:36 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Show Me What You've Got

Show Me What You've Got___

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2015-05-21 18:15:57 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 304 +1s)Open 

Curtain Call

Curtain Call___

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2015-05-19 14:43:09 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 344 +1s)Open 

Drawn to the Light

It was a #SelfySunday  weekend! This was my submission.
Head over and see what everyone created: https://goo.gl/VL6mjE

If you'd like to participate in future events (every 2 weeks, sometimes with a theme, sometimes without) let me know and I'll make sure you're in the invitation circle.

Also, don't forget about our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler"
You can see details and enter your image for a chance to win here: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG

To join The Art of Self Portraiture Community, request membership here: http://goo.gl/ZIrbTY

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #selfiesunday   #photography  

Drawn to the Light

It was a #SelfySunday  weekend! This was my submission.
Head over and see what everyone created: https://goo.gl/VL6mjE

If you'd like to participate in future events (every 2 weeks, sometimes with a theme, sometimes without) let me know and I'll make sure you're in the invitation circle.

Also, don't forget about our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler"
You can see details and enter your image for a chance to win here: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG

To join The Art of Self Portraiture Community, request membership here: http://goo.gl/ZIrbTY

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #selfiesunday   #photography  ___

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2015-05-18 18:42:13 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 252 +1s)Open 

a kiss for every wildflower,
and then we float into forever.

a kiss for every wildflower,
and then we float into forever.___

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2015-05-17 21:50:59 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Artist Collaborations Are Awesome
thanks for the awesome #selfportraiture   #diptych , +Holger Drallmeyer! 

The other day the talented +Lotus Carroll posted this image on the left. A while back I posted something similar for #selfiesunday
I thought there could be a match in both images.
Thanks +Lotus Carroll for allowing me to use your artwork for this project!___Artist Collaborations Are Awesome
thanks for the awesome #selfportraiture   #diptych , +Holger Drallmeyer! 

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2015-05-16 21:22:35 (13 comments, 10 reshares, 241 +1s)Open 

Hang Onto The Hope That You're Not Too Late

https://youtu.be/XPgATrt2p6w

Hang Onto The Hope That You're Not Too Late

https://youtu.be/XPgATrt2p6w___

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2015-05-15 18:23:41 (16 comments, 16 reshares, 255 +1s)Open 

"Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love - for Love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself...

But if you love and have desires - let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”

~Khalil Gibran

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #quote   #love  

"Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love - for Love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself...

But if you love and have desires - let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”

~Khalil Gibran

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #quote   #love  ___

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2015-05-14 17:37:43 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

This is 8 ♥

#fartnoises   #sillyfaces   #cameraham  

This is 8 ♥

#fartnoises   #sillyfaces   #cameraham  ___

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2015-05-14 05:40:31 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 193 +1s)Open 

we all, inevitably
(and, perhaps, repeatedly),
expect to receive
"one more chance" -
but how often do we
give the same?

for more of my #iphoneography  and #poetry :
http://instagram.com/lotuscarroll

we all, inevitably
(and, perhaps, repeatedly),
expect to receive
"one more chance" -
but how often do we
give the same?

for more of my #iphoneography  and #poetry :
http://instagram.com/lotuscarroll___

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2015-05-14 00:25:35 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

"I was always misunderstood... it was lonely... but you get used to it after awhile."

This is a brilliant commercial. Also, it made me cry because I'm a wuss. But watch it, because it's lovely and witty. :-)

"I was always misunderstood... it was lonely... but you get used to it after awhile."

This is a brilliant commercial. Also, it made me cry because I'm a wuss. But watch it, because it's lovely and witty. :-)___

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2015-05-13 18:12:51 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 373 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2015-05-12 16:43:43 (11 comments, 10 reshares, 266 +1s)Open 

Will We Make It Through The Night?

Will We Make It Through The Night?___

2015-05-11 18:24:23 (16 comments, 6 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 17, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme this week - have fun!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 11th up until Monday morning, May 18th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier!

As always, have some fun! 
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits.:-... more »

Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 17, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme this week - have fun!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 11th up until Monday morning, May 18th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier!

As always, have some fun! 
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

Thank you to +Kelly-Shane Fuller for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/VSoIHM) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
_

#selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  ___

2015-05-11 16:47:47 (11 comments, 39 reshares, 551 +1s)Open 

I love this stunning, surreal #selfportrait by talented photographer +Sam Breach.
Check out her Behind the Scenes / How To post here: https://goo.gl/UqUwXn

Added photos to The Selfy Sunday Project.___I love this stunning, surreal #selfportrait by talented photographer +Sam Breach.
Check out her Behind the Scenes / How To post here: https://goo.gl/UqUwXn

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2015-05-10 19:23:15 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 243 +1s)Open 

Artist & Storyteller

Artist & Storyteller___

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2015-05-09 18:04:39 (12 comments, 18 reshares, 248 +1s)Open 

you held my hand
by the riverbank at sunset.
my hair, blown by a breeze,
warmed by the sun, 
floated around us both;
i whispered a dream 
of things to come
into your heart.
we both smiled as the sun 
dipped below the horizon,
sealing the deal.

for more of my #iphoneography  and #poetry :
http://instagram.com/lotuscarroll
#sunset   #wildflowers  

you held my hand
by the riverbank at sunset.
my hair, blown by a breeze,
warmed by the sun, 
floated around us both;
i whispered a dream 
of things to come
into your heart.
we both smiled as the sun 
dipped below the horizon,
sealing the deal.

for more of my #iphoneography  and #poetry :
http://instagram.com/lotuscarroll
#sunset   #wildflowers  ___

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2015-05-09 01:18:59 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
~Walt Streightiff 

Braden, Age 7, September 2014
#weareparents   #wearefamily   #quote  

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
~Walt Streightiff 

Braden, Age 7, September 2014
#weareparents   #wearefamily   #quote  ___

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2015-05-08 15:12:27 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 342 +1s)Open 

A beautiful #multiplicity  (cloned) self portrait created by +Stacy Vitallo. 

My submission for this month's self portrait theme "Multiplicity". Join us won't you? http://goo.gl/mtHP9s #selfportrait #artofselfportraiture___A beautiful #multiplicity  (cloned) self portrait created by +Stacy Vitallo. 

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2015-05-07 14:55:25 (39 comments, 46 reshares, 678 +1s)Open 

April "Wet" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Andrea Martinez 
Second Place: +John Chandler 
Third Place: +Rachael Smith 

You can see their photos below - creative, and definitely very wet!
photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from +Capturing Couture and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Andrea's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to our fantastic April sponsor, +Capturing Couture! 
Capturing Couture Camera Straps and accessories are the perfect marriage of fashion and function, using only thefine... more »

April "Wet" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Andrea Martinez 
Second Place: +John Chandler 
Third Place: +Rachael Smith 

You can see their photos below - creative, and definitely very wet!
photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from +Capturing Couture and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Andrea's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to our fantastic April sponsor, +Capturing Couture! 
Capturing Couture Camera Straps and accessories are the perfect marriage of fashion and function, using only the finest materials, custom made trims and highly functional hardware. The Capturing Couture product line is proudly Made in the USA and embodies the highest standards of quality, also including an extensive collection of Guitar straps. The detailed designs are infused with luxe materials, bold and playful color, and premium hardware that beg to be noticed.

Visit the Website: http://www.capturingcouture.com
Capturing Couture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapturingCouture

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating! You can see the finalists here: http://goo.gl/SDdi8k, honorable mentions here: https://goo.gl/418cpz, and all photo submissions and the event here: http://goo.gl/JzAcnu

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - view it here: https://goo.gl/VFw2bG

* * * * *

Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed. For details on how to share and interact, view our Community Guidelines: http://goo.gl/ytdGb

If your request goes unanswered, this is a bug. Please contact me directly via email: thelotuscarroll@gmail.com

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #challenge   #wet  ___

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2015-05-06 18:23:33 (32 comments, 8 reshares, 389 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday

#wordlessonwednesday___

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2015-05-06 02:42:42 (18 comments, 12 reshares, 424 +1s)Open 

Broken Window To The Soul

Broken Window To The Soul___

2015-05-05 21:18:38 (27 comments, 5 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler". 
Tolkien said that "not all who wander are lost" - let's explore your traveling/wandering souls this month!

Here is where you enter your ONE "Traveler" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.

Tips & Inspiration

There are so many possibilities for this theme - there are many ways to travel and show your wandering spirit. Bike, run, drive, hike, dream that you're flying or just set off on a path into the wilderness.P... more »

This is the Event for our May Self Portrait Challenge: "The Traveler". 
Tolkien said that "not all who wander are lost" - let's explore your traveling/wandering souls this month!

Here is where you enter your ONE "Traveler" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST May 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.

Tips & Inspiration

There are so many possibilities for this theme - there are many ways to travel and show your wandering spirit. Bike, run, drive, hike, dream that you're flying or just set off on a path into the wilderness. Props will help here, but remember that your personality and creativity are always what make the most difference. Can't wait to see what you guys create!

The Traveler Self Portraiture Gallery on Flickr: https://goo.gl/5gHZ1L

Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired.

If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything. 

Thanks to +Tamara Pruessner for the header image on this Event!

Sponsor

This month's sponsor is +Think Tank Photo 
Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” they prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents.

Visit the Website: http://www.thinktankphoto.com
Think Tank Photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinktankphoto

Please circle+Think Tank Photo - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :)

Prizes

1st Place: Retrospective 20 Blue http://goo.gl/x5ryYe

2nd Place: CityWalker 10 Blue http://goo.gl/ZJIp1H

3rd Place: Digital Holster 20 http://goo.gl/4fFcSv

At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :)

Please Remember These Rules:

~Enter Only Your Own Work
~Enter Only ONE Photo
~Only SELF PORTRAITS
~Must adhere to this month's theme.
~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic
~No Graphic Violence or Otherwise Offensive Content
~Photo Must Be Taken in May 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this)
~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
~No More Than 3 Wins Total
~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
~Circle Our Prize Sponsors
~No Trickery or Spamming
~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants
~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant

#selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #challenge   #travel  ___

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2015-05-05 12:55:03 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 

Butterfly Effect

Week 4

I was introduced to Chaos Theory and the Butterfly Effect in high school and have been fascinated ever since.  I think in another life, I would love to spend a lifetime studying it.

In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from the metaphorical example of the details of a hurricane (exact time of formation, exact path taken) being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier.

https://flic.kr/p/qnD2Zz

#throughtamseyes  

Butterfly Effect

Week 4

I was introduced to Chaos Theory and the Butterfly Effect in high school and have been fascinated ever since.  I think in another life, I would love to spend a lifetime studying it.

In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from the metaphorical example of the details of a hurricane (exact time of formation, exact path taken) being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier.

https://flic.kr/p/qnD2Zz

#throughtamseyes  ___

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2015-05-05 12:54:54 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

5/365#2: A Boy and His Balloon #2
First one was here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/amwbonfire/14315274621

Having some fun in a park today. In my last 365, too many of the photos were done in my apartment. Even many of the ones that look like they were outside, were usually taken in my apartment and then photoshopped into the background.

That was laziness - it's a trillion times easier to leave my camera + lighting already set up, ready to go each day. No excuses this time - I will get out more with this 365.

Even if it means getting lots of strange looks from people walking past.

5/365#2: A Boy and His Balloon #2
First one was here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/amwbonfire/14315274621

Having some fun in a park today. In my last 365, too many of the photos were done in my apartment. Even many of the ones that look like they were outside, were usually taken in my apartment and then photoshopped into the background.

That was laziness - it's a trillion times easier to leave my camera + lighting already set up, ready to go each day. No excuses this time - I will get out more with this 365.

Even if it means getting lots of strange looks from people walking past.___

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2015-05-05 12:38:50 (6 comments, 43 reshares, 354 +1s)Open 

We're all of us haunted and haunting
#selfportrait   #selfportraitsunday  

We're all of us haunted and haunting
#selfportrait   #selfportraitsunday  ___

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2015-05-05 12:38:26 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

I Ain't Proud

The Holy Broke - I Ain't Proud
http://theholybroke.bandcamp.com/track/i-aint-proud

White Noise XXXVIII
(11-2015)

#lyricallyinspired  By +Tara Romasanta +Rachel Tine +Amanda Recker & Me

I Ain't Proud

The Holy Broke - I Ain't Proud
http://theholybroke.bandcamp.com/track/i-aint-proud

White Noise XXXVIII
(11-2015)

#lyricallyinspired  By +Tara Romasanta +Rachel Tine +Amanda Recker & Me___

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