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Grant Stringer10,816Hi and welcome to Exposure.If you have received this notification you have been invited to join in the exposure circle Edition: 2nd November – 9th November 2014.This page/circle is dedicated to G+ photographers and their photographs. Please circle exposure and its members so we can all share and also see some great photography at the same time!! How to get involvedPhotographersIf you are a photographer (professional or amateur) and would like to be included:THE RULES!!!1 Plus and publicly share this original post ( the sharing is not obligatory but much appreciated as it helps to spread the word for all involved) 2 Add a comment and a link to one of your recent photographs to the original post so that others can see your work. (Original work only please).3 Add +exposure to your friends 4 OPTIONAL COMPETITION:There will be a weekly Exposure competition where you can add ONE photograph from your recent posts. A first, second and third place will be awarded and shared on the exposure stream each week! ADD ONLY ONE PHOTO IN THE COMPETITION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c718tj10d42127mvt1520qkhnl0 5 The winner of each week will be added to the exposure winner’s hall of fame and then go forward to the end of year exposure photograph of the year competition as voted for by the exposure members.6 You are also most welcome to join the exposure community where you can: Post your photos (more than one if you like!!)Add your photographs to be critiqued by other members – honest but kind pleaseAdd a link to you circlesAdd a link to your photography websiteAdd a link to some photography newsAdd a link to photography articlesRead all the latest Exposure news!!https://plus.google.com/communities/101671655972389351135Sharing the Exposure circleBy sharing and promoting the circle on your stream, others will not only see this photography but it will also help promote the work of others. This should lead to more fun and engagement for all concerned! Please share on your stream publicly ( or with many circles as possible!!) 2014-11-02 21:14:45463001
Colin Wilson5,040Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #addpeople #add #addcircle2014-10-14 08:22:08489011
Robert Connor10,617photographers in this circleIf you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles  #circle #circles #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle2014-06-20 11:20:09495462576
John Nuntiatio37,49330k+ Circle - A circle worth adding and followingThe people from this circle have more than 30,000 followers.2014-06-02 08:54:46140496
Jeff Phillips272Art and Photo CircleToday I share with you my "Art and Photography" circle. These are some of my favorite people here on G+ who share wonderful art and take "artistic" photos. Share, follow and enjoy.2014-05-18 22:24:14114000
Mahmut Bozkurt3,725#SharedCircles2014-05-15 18:04:13152225
Deal-Dx2,050Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get! #circleshare   #circle   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharepoint   #deal   #cheap   #products   #freeshipping   #clothes   #electronic   #phones   #headphones   #cables   #pc   #tablets   #computer   #best   #plus  2014-05-15 12:23:34152549
Patty Lin537Best Quality Photography Circle II!!⇩⇩High Quality circle.⇩⇩SEE BELOW⇩Here is the second version of this circle (released on 2014 May)!You'll have every day in your stream amazing shots by google+ most skilled photographers. Get in contact with New People from all over the World and enjoy the absolutely original contents!Best Quality Photography Circle Updated!!!I update and create new circles often so, if you are a photographer and you want to be featured in my next new circle, please follow this steps:-Plus one this circle-Add this circle on your profile if you like it-Reshare the circle on your public stream-Leave a message asking for addingI'll check your profile and let you know!This way I'll be able to keep the Quality of this circle at a High Level!Even if you are not a photographer but you love to have Quality Photos in your stream please Add and Reshare pubblicly this circle!Thank You!!Patty ;-) #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #googleplus #googlephotos #travel #travelphotography #circleshares #circleadd #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #circlequotes #share #googlephotographers #bestphoto #googlephotography #bestcircleshare #bestcircles2014-05-05 08:51:57456003
Deal-Dx1,546Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circlesharing   #share   #sharecircle   #circleshare   #dx   #deal   #phone   #iphone   #cheap   #deals   #freeshipping  2014-05-04 15:50:49135455
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Ho-MiA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:40:39495221583
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:02501518
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up0Photo, photoblog, photography, fotography. fotographiya circle, photography circle2014-02-28 06:32:02501002
Stephan Spelde8,664My Inspirational CircleEver since I joined Google plus in the end of the year 2011 I have been looking for those special ones. Those people that inspired me...touched my soul with their work or made me laugh my pants off.It took me over 2 years to fill this circle up to 500 inspirators, but today... I finally added my last person. :)I will seek more of these in the future, don't worry, and this means I will have to share multiple circles from now on, but for now...these are the 500 most inspirational people on Google Plus for me.A great big Thank You to everybody in this circle for enriching my Google Plus experience and inspire and motivate me in becoming a better photographer.artist. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  2014-01-09 22:05:0550031930
Justin Hill22,577338 Photographers :- Due to a post I saw float past in my stream today I am suddenly aware of the fact that I have not shared any of my circles for a very long time. So to rectify that here's my circle of photographers. If you are missing from this circle you are most probably in my other photography circle that is HDR based...if you are also missing from that one then I am sorry as I simply cannot add everyone that crosses my path or stream. Enjoy...2013-10-11 14:09:1333813311
Thomas Hawk6,146,1772500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 3 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Last week I shared last name A-Da, and Da-Ho.  Today's , part 3 of 5, today, represents Ho-Mi.  I'll share the remaining two tomorrow and Thursday.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OC*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-03 18:49:364857231117
Stunning Moment0Part 1 - Best photographer in Google+, we personally find inspiring.** If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it. **Jun 15, 2013 Part 2 here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5qNtpuum7qS============== Jun 15, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who have provide our cover images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan    Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi     Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw   Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit YoongWebsitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNealWebsitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip PhillipsWebsitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/2013-06-15 06:34:2449724914
Rob Elliott1,527Ok so I don't think I've ever shared one of my circles and I'm sharing this one because I want to enlarge it. This was at one time at 99 people which is where I stop it. That means I have 18 spots open. If you would like suggest people to me 'cause I want to add awesome and inspirational photography related people.This is my top of the list Photography Circle. If you are in this circle it means I want to see every post, circle, and fairy fart that you put on G+If you are not in this circle don't worry I have several circles and not everyone is here for just photography I scan my circles individually and many are in multiple circles some in as many as 72013-06-09 20:35:3781301
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/5Te1mAx7RKh============== Jun 7, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who provided these images:They are amazing photographers that you should know:+Jeff Sullivan   Website  http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/https://plus.google.com/+JeffreySullivanhttp://www.facebook.com/JeffSullivanPhotographyhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Sullivan-Photography/346430679644+Elia Locardi   Websitehttp://www.blamethemonkey.com/https://plus.google.com/+EliaLocardihttps://www.facebook.com/elialocardi+Mike Shaw  Websitehttps://www.google.com/+MikeShawhttps://www.facebook.com/mikefshaw+Kah Kit Yoong  Websitehttp://www.magichourtravelscapes.com/https://plus.google.com/u/0/108690086562585903238/postshttps://www.facebook.com/kahkit.yoong+Kevin McNeal  Websitehttp://kevinmcnealphotography.com/https://plus.google.com/107185271908509011656https://www.facebook.com/kevinmcneal30+Chip Phillips   Websitehttp://www.chipphillipsphotography.com/https://plus.goog2013-06-07 18:38:5249615611
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2:https://plus.google.com/u/0/106314743058506488325/posts/9JEUMaq8kZs============== May 29, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus1212Scenery Page Cover+1212Scenery Special thanks to who provided these images:+Jeff Sullivan +Mike Shaw +Kah Kit Yoong +Philippe Sainte-Laudy +Kevin McNeal +Chip Phillips +Alycia Miller #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer 2013-05-29 20:38:42499221019
Gailen Mapes30,368Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Msy 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles#sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles#pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-22 10:35:40262102
Stunning Moment0Best photographer in Google+ part 1, we personally find inspiring.If you like what you find in this circle, please SHARE it.Part 2https://plus.google.com/106314743058506488325/posts/bQ5RWisZRLx============== May 22, 2013 ==============See all the beautiful images we collect from these photographers!http://www.googleplussuomi.com/timelinetest.php?googleid=106314743058506488325&sort=plus#circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   2013-05-22 06:37:31500191114
Gailen Mapes29,675Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-05-08 10:33:27261224
Holly Ares Snyder2,324Haven't shared a circle in a while, so here you go. This is my circle of most-useful people--all worth following. Check it out. 2013-05-02 20:51:3821010012
Gailen Mapes27,620Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-22 10:35:512641119
David Marx4,263Shared Circle:  The Photographers Whose Posts Consistently Inspire Me Here On Google+I am writing an article tonight on how to find the right connections for photographers new to the Google+ platform.  My article is geared towards those just starting out here.  One of the things that I suggest in the article is that you start out your Google+ experience by immediately killing off the silly "what's hot and recommended" feed.  In place of that nonsense, I recommend that photographer's new to this platform start out their experience here by subscribing to this circle.This circle is a completely biased list.  This is my own personal list of photographers whose style, and whose words, resonate with my tastes everyday.  These is just a small sampling of the Google+ photographers whose posts I religiously follow and whose art, insight, and consistency inspire me.  This is a small sampling of the artists that I see sharing great art here and individuals who I believe exemplify good Google+ etiquette.   Again, this is by no means a definitive list of all the talented artists currently sharing their work on this platform.  This is not meant to be a list of the artists who have the most Google+ followers nor those who have the most industry influence.2013-04-11 05:20:1342116
Gailen Mapes25,999Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-04-08 17:12:29257219
Pierre Beaubié291Active Canon Photographers===========================This is a public circle of talented, gifted, generous, kind, awesomeCanon Photographers on G+!Look at their work, communicate and learn from them.If you would like to be circulated here in order to discovernew people with similar interest and to gain more followers,please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT:====================1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done -#cercle #Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC#circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles2013-04-08 09:43:3050113112
Gailen Mapes25,319Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 2nd.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-03-22 10:46:53254603
Gailen Mapes24,742Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 2nd for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-03-08 11:50:27252011
Holly Ares Snyder2,042Circle Share! 210 of the most interesting, useful and fun people and companies I've interacted with on Google Plus.2013-02-26 21:07:2221015412
Charles Lupica60,136►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄         Top 500 most followed photographers          ►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄Once again it's time to share my circle of the top 500 most followed photographers.  I'm sharing the circle here but I posted the the full list as a series of posts on +Most Followed Photographers on G+. Photographers with an " * " in front of their name are not included in the numbered count because they only share outside content,  their content is content suitable to a blog and usually has no images associated with it, or they have become mostly or completely inactive on G+.This list was complied from two previous lists and a line-by-line search of CircleCount.  If you know of someone that should have been on the list and isn't, the most likely cause is that their +CircleCount profile doesn't include the word photographer, or camera, photo, or foto. Or, I had a senior moment and missed them.  I thought I had avoided that this time but I still managed to miss +Magnus Ericson should should be around 454. I noticed some interesting things when compiling this circle.  There are a lot of people that moved into the top 500 that abandoned G+ for some reason or their interaction has become one post a month.  I have also noticed that many of the photographers in this group have a lower follower count than they had 6 weeks to 8 weeks ago.  I'm not sure what conclusion can be drawn from this but I find it very curious.To view the lists please see the following links.001 to 080: http://goo.gl/mmr7w  4'431'409 - 55771081 to 160: http://goo.gl/mXuup  55368 - 37454161 to 240: http://goo.gl/rLmy1  37343 - 30457241 to 320: http://goo.gl/o06Hy  30131 -25785321 to 390: http://goo.gl/747Lf  25760 -23013390 to 450: http://goo.gl/xDc2D  23006 - 21347450 to 510: http://goo.gl/sEnac  21321 - 194402013-02-23 23:33:145001353799
Gailen Mapes24,359Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2013-02-23 13:02:46249104
Gailen Mapes23,445Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #handpickedcircles2013-02-08 11:46:20245428
Nicholas Pappagallo Jr7,990Started to build a Florida Circle of Photogs for my upcoming Trip there, I may be Speaking in the area on Lightroom 4 as well!   If you would like to be added please tell me so in the comments -  If you are already in Please Share this ... with others! #Florida   #photographers  2013-01-24 18:54:53129513
Gailen Mapes22,678Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday2013-01-22 11:41:25243406
Emmanuel Nataf4,442Circle - My favorite photographers - January 2013If you want to discover who inspires me on a daily basis, just add these guys to your circles, there are some very talented photographers.Any reshare will be appreciated as some of them are not in a lot of circles. I am not including myself in this circle so I have a very limited interest in asking you to share this post. #circleshare #circles #circlesharing +Shared Circles on G+ 2013-01-21 12:58:41160202
Gailen Mapes21,852Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 15th.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday2013-01-08 11:36:5623811010
Jeff Sullivan1,152,722Most-Followed 500 Photographers CircleWhile a circle like this has the obvious drawback of missing some excellent photographers newer to the site, Charles often follows up his Top 500 Most Followed Photographer circle with circles going all the way down to photographers with less than 5000 contacts.  Here are four circles Charles has created to help us discover and recognize photographers at all levels within the G+ community:Under 5000 -    Under 7500 -    Under 15,000 - 500 Most Followed Photographers - (here)I like to interact with people who are active in photography... share at least a photo or two of their own original work per week, so I'll slowly whittle the circle down to a stream of excellent photography (I've started, but may not finish for a few weeks).---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+Charles Lupica  Charles Lupica Dec 25, 2012 (edited)  -  Public►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄         Top 500 most followed photographers list                   circle of 500             and Group 6: 421 to 500►►►►►►►═════════════════════◄◄◄◄◄◄◄If you're not in this circle and you think you should be, I'm sorry.  I have missed a few people by pure accident.  My methods are entirely manual and I do miss people.  I have checked every profile and I have included only those people that share their own work, and share it on G+. Bloggers and people doing mostly reshares weren't included. Some big name photographers that don't share a lot of their own work were included - sorry for the double standard. Here is the 6th and last part  of my list of the top 500 most followed photographers - Here are links to the previous parts of the list.Group 1: http://tinyurl.com/cf58vws - 1 to 100Group 2: http://tinyurl.com/bodaspk - 101 to 193Group 3: http://tinyurl.com/bsb87u4 - 194 to 250 and circleGroup 4: http://tinyurl.com/d4ulv6q  - 250 to 340Group 5: http://tinyurl.com/cjpmgy4 - 341 to 420 Group 6: 421 to 500 and circle of 500 (this post)If you are on this list, I urge you to comment, plus and share the post. I have sifted through lots of pages and circles as well as http://circlecount.com/  to try to get an accurate list. If I'm missing anyone, please let me know.  I have specifically left off a few people who only share links to their content housed elsewhere,  people who share a lot of other people's work without sharing their own, or people that appear to be inactive. The rank numbers are off by 1 because I included the same person twice in an earlier list.#Top500CircleDec   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  420 +Jennifer Luzio 21797421 +Matt Suess 21794422 +Nichole McCall 21754423 +Dane Clingan 21718424 +Xavier Ruiz Canadell 21700425 +Emi Fujimoto 21697422013-01-07 15:33:25500221350
Michael B. Stuart19,214MSD 3 BETAIt's time to upgrade my "Must See Daily" circle.I need to slim down a bit.  I'd like 150 but under 200 might be a better goal.  Feel free to tell me who I'm missing before the final release.About this circleThis circle is heavy photography for obvious reasons, but it also showcases some of the best Google+ has to offer.  If you would like to improve your stream there is no better solution!Notes:- Some truly original and unique content- My own go to circle- Hand selected, organically chosen (huh?  This release post is a bit first drafty too.  I will probably highlight some circle members as I have before...) #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #beta  2012-12-26 05:42:0624259529
Gailen Mapes20,645Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Nikon Camera G-K - 8 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 15th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday2012-12-22 12:46:4824913210
Violeta Ivanova6,0126000 followersThank you so much!Here's a new share of my Photographers circle, with some great names and new discoveries there.Thank you, once again, I really greatly appreciate your support! #circleshare  2012-12-12 12:01:41349007
Mark Gaw2,399Through A LensThis circle contains photographers who make photos' of just about everything. The photos' they make are excellent and that I enjoy viewing. You may find some in the circle to add to your photography circles. #photography   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles  2012-11-23 14:55:32110505
Sergey „Zlomorda“ Drushchits3,797Share and enjoy my phtography circle and join the Public Circles Project:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111873853137122484021/posts/PtKotY6hLGg - recruit by +Jarek Klimek 2012-10-28 10:49:2247202
Rami Saarikorpi15,365The world's best photographers in Google +modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 5/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.If you know good photographers who are not yet in these circles, put the proposal here.From now on the update list of these circles, is published once a month.2012-10-16 07:36:3746818822
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 5/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:38:58457291035
Michael B. Stuart11,973Must See Daily 2.1 CircleThis has been called the best circle on Google+!!!(by me)Up to 209 great users - be sure to have a look.Please share for the enjoyment of others!#TGIF #followfriday #sharedcircles #circleshare #ffriday   #sharingiscaring   #sharingcircle  2012-09-28 19:41:46209381533
Tom Sparks12,885Today's watched circle is from +Colby Brown . His list of Inspiring Photographers. He may have updated since he first shared this, but it is still a good list.2012-09-10 16:21:364882305
Emmanuel Nataf2,642My very own selection of photographers – September 2012I am extremely selective on Google+ and here are the photographers who have impressed me the most in over a year. This is not about quantity but about quality.Most of them are street photographers but there are also a few specialists of landscapes, photo manipulation and nature.This circle should give you a lot of inspiration for your next photo shoots.I hope you'll enjoy it. If you do, don't hesitate to share it, some of them definitely deserve to be more famous!2012-09-09 08:53:46132004
Lotus Carroll1,659,859+Photo Talk Plus Alumni CircleWow, +Thomas Hawk and I have done 36 shows - here are all the people who have helped us along the way with discussion and interviews, laughs, good times, and lots of glasses of wine. Such an amazing group of people - you couldn't go wrong circling them and getting to know them better. :) Thank you so much to all of you who have been a part of this, and to everyone who watches and supports the show. You guys seriously rock!Thanks to the Always Awesome +Keith Barrett for helping us broadcast and providing a chatroom for our fun loving viewers, and to our amazing sponsors who support our show and share our enthusiasm for the photography community: +Adorama / http://adorama.com+Blurb Books / http://blurb.com+Drobo / http://drobo.com+SmugMug / http://smugmug.comSubscribe to YouTube here: http://goo.gl/JTyHnSubscribe to our Podcast on iTunes: http://goo.gl/RBd0g Follow us at +Photo Talk Plus  & http://phototalkplus.com for more!2012-08-24 02:00:1113020774
Thomas Hawk3,183,511A GREAT circle to add!  Wow!  I can't believe we have had 131 different guests/panelists on 36 episodes of Photo Talk Plus now.  These are some of the most active, engaged, talented photographers on G+ and big time contributors to our photo community here.Thanks to all of you for coming on the show at some point in the past year (and if we forgot anyone so so sorry) and for participating and for helping us week in and week out to review top photography stories on G+ and some great interviews with some super talented people.Thanks especially to our sponsors who make the show possible each week +Adorama +Blurb Books +Drobo and +SmugMug.  Check them out at http://adorama.com http://blurb.com http://drobo.com and http://smugmug.com 2012-08-23 22:54:32131389127

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The Story Behind The Photo

Sometimes the story behind the photo is a simple one. I was looking through my photos from my trip to the California coast and Big Sur last December, and I came across a photo that I barely remember taking. I’m assuming I’m not the only one that goes through their photos (like I did after the trip) and heads straight to the photos that they know were some of their favorites just by looking at the thumbnails in a grid view. The problem with that is sometimes you miss photos that may be really good because they don’t immediately jump out at you as a small thumbnail. That’s exactly what happened here.

The Story
I woke up one morning to shoot sunrise along the Big Sur coastline. I was above the fog layer and wound up chasing photos for about 10 miles down the coast, stopping constantly to shoot different views. As the sun came up I wasdriving... more »

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2013-04-04 20:12:03 (57 comments, 52 reshares, 404 +1s)Open 

The Story Behind The Photo

Sometimes the story behind the photo is a simple one. I was looking through my photos from my trip to the California coast and Big Sur last December, and I came across a photo that I barely remember taking. I’m assuming I’m not the only one that goes through their photos (like I did after the trip) and heads straight to the photos that they know were some of their favorites just by looking at the thumbnails in a grid view. The problem with that is sometimes you miss photos that may be really good because they don’t immediately jump out at you as a small thumbnail. That’s exactly what happened here.

The Story
I woke up one morning to shoot sunrise along the Big Sur coastline. I was above the fog layer and wound up chasing photos for about 10 miles down the coast, stopping constantly to shoot different views. As the sun came up I wasdriving... more »

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Here's a photo from last night at Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, FL. You gotta love Florida weather. At 7pm, it looked like it may be a nice dramatic sky sunset. At 7:30, it was looking like it would be totally clear. There were some clouds in the distance, but they looked too far to make it. At 8pm, I thought it was going to be storming way too bad to stay out there. Crazy huh? But luckily, the weather stayed off to the south and it turned out really nice. 

Taken with a Canon 5D Mark III, 24-70mm lens, Aperture: f/11, Shutter Speed: 25 sec, Lee Little Stopper 6-stop ND filter. Processed with +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and onOne Software.
And there's a little more about the story and details over on my blog:http://mattyk.me/1m96WqP

Here's a photo from last night at Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, FL. You gotta love Florida weather. At 7pm, it looked like it may be a nice dramatic sky sunset. At 7:30, it was looking like it would be totally clear. There were some clouds in the distance, but they looked too far to make it. At 8pm, I thought it was going to be storming way too bad to stay out there. Crazy huh? But luckily, the weather stayed off to the south and it turned out really nice. 

Taken with a Canon 5D Mark III, 24-70mm lens, Aperture: f/11, Shutter Speed: 25 sec, Lee Little Stopper 6-stop ND filter. Processed with +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and onOne Software.
And there's a little more about the story and details over on my blog:http://mattyk.me/1m96WqP___

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2014-06-26 19:00:14 (18 comments, 11 reshares, 204 +1s)Open 

Shooting Sunset at McWay Falls

A while back I visited the Big Sur area along the California coast. One of the places I've always wanted to visit there was McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It just always looked like such a great place with the water falling on to the beach, and the sun setting off to the right. 

Anyone who's been to the area knows that there's often a lot of fog, so getting the shot is by no means a gimmee, even if you do get there. But I got lucky that evening and had a great sunset. That along with some nice +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +onOne Software finishing, gave the shot here.

I posted more details about the getting the shot, post-processing, camera settings, etc... over on my blog: http://mattyk.me/1pyMBtX

Shooting Sunset at McWay Falls

A while back I visited the Big Sur area along the California coast. One of the places I've always wanted to visit there was McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It just always looked like such a great place with the water falling on to the beach, and the sun setting off to the right. 

Anyone who's been to the area knows that there's often a lot of fog, so getting the shot is by no means a gimmee, even if you do get there. But I got lucky that evening and had a great sunset. That along with some nice +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +onOne Software finishing, gave the shot here.

I posted more details about the getting the shot, post-processing, camera settings, etc... over on my blog: http://mattyk.me/1pyMBtX___

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What do sprained ankles, long drives, and exploding water all have in common with photography?

...My trip to Thor's Well in Oregon. Last month I had the chance to visit Thor's Well with my buddies +Brian Matiash, +Rick LePage, and +Hudson Henry. It's a place I've been to before, but never ended up with the shot I wanted. This time though, we timed things perfectly. Aside from 6 hours of driving and a sprained ankle to go along with it, Thor's Well was an awesome place to see with the water constantly erupting out of it. 

I wrote a more in-depth story about getting there and shooting over on my blog if you want to check it out: http://mattyk.me/SUvbwR

What do sprained ankles, long drives, and exploding water all have in common with photography?

...My trip to Thor's Well in Oregon. Last month I had the chance to visit Thor's Well with my buddies +Brian Matiash, +Rick LePage, and +Hudson Henry. It's a place I've been to before, but never ended up with the shot I wanted. This time though, we timed things perfectly. Aside from 6 hours of driving and a sprained ankle to go along with it, Thor's Well was an awesome place to see with the water constantly erupting out of it. 

I wrote a more in-depth story about getting there and shooting over on my blog if you want to check it out: http://mattyk.me/SUvbwR___

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2014-06-06 01:15:09 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 205 +1s)Open 

Awesome photo +Kelly DeLay. I think there's an exception to the train track rule, that with clouds like this in your photo, you can include them ;-)

The back edge of this supercell outside of Dalhart, Texas had beautiful mammatus clouds. Yes, I broke one of Scott Kelby's rule of having train tracks in the foreground, but I could not help myself :)  With my buddies +Mike Mezeul, +Toby Harriman and +Michael Shainblum.___Awesome photo +Kelly DeLay. I think there's an exception to the train track rule, that with clouds like this in your photo, you can include them ;-)

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2014-06-04 18:22:16 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The Grid Live - Coming in just under 2 hours

Yes, what RC said below (less all of the complicated words that I don't know) ;-)

*The Preocupation with 'Professional' *
Tomorrow I will be joining +Matt Kloskowski  on The Grid Live at 4PM.  The topic of the conversation? "The Preocupation with 'Professional' "

There are so many things that float around in photography around the word "Professional"  - Amateur photographers look to put professional in their lexicon. Countless of people debate what 'makes' a professional photographer. Professional photographers lament 'non professionals' jumping into the market.  The word Amateur is often seen as a pejorative work.  We'll explore this topic - and welcome your comments, tomorrow at 4PM LIVE :  http://kelbyone.com/thegrid___The Grid Live - Coming in just under 2 hours

Yes, what RC said below (less all of the complicated words that I don't know) ;-)

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2014-06-03 19:29:06 (19 comments, 18 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

If I Had $1,000-ish To Spend on Improving My Landscape Photography, I’d Get…

Today I wrote a guest post over on +Scott Kelby's blog about where I'd spend my money to improve my landscape photography. It was a great teaching lesson for me to write, because I really tried to keep in the spirit of listing things that could help "improve" your landscape photography, rather than me just going through all of the gear I had in my bag.

If you're just starting out in shooting landscapes and outdoors, I hope you'll go check it out: http://mattyk.me/1h5o7sE

Also, my landscape photographer buddy +Bill Fortney wrote a follow up to it with some neat things as well:http://billfortney.com/?p=10607

If I Had $1,000-ish To Spend on Improving My Landscape Photography, I’d Get…

Today I wrote a guest post over on +Scott Kelby's blog about where I'd spend my money to improve my landscape photography. It was a great teaching lesson for me to write, because I really tried to keep in the spirit of listing things that could help "improve" your landscape photography, rather than me just going through all of the gear I had in my bag.

If you're just starting out in shooting landscapes and outdoors, I hope you'll go check it out: http://mattyk.me/1h5o7sE

Also, my landscape photographer buddy +Bill Fortney wrote a follow up to it with some neat things as well:http://billfortney.com/?p=10607___

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2014-05-22 14:44:16 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Check out Pete's recap and photos from his recent kids portrait photography workshop. Great stuff!

blog post talking about last weekends workshop, with pictures and everything!
https://pete-collins.squarespace.com/pete-collinssquarespacecom/2014/5/21/sense-of-wonder-workshop___Check out Pete's recap and photos from his recent kids portrait photography workshop. Great stuff!

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2014-05-21 13:34:24 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

If there's one thing I look for when I'm out shooting landscapes and outdoor photos, it's a great sky. I definitely think +Karen Hutton found one here. WOW!

Like a Breath... Truckee, California
Like a breath, it was.
Like the first big, steamy, hot breath of morning... or the last one at the end of long, debauched night.
Not one you'd want to take in with both nostrils.
Or even part of one.
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2014-05-20 18:50:41 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Some Great Landscape and Outdoor Photography

If you don't follow +Pawel Tomaszewicz then add him today if you're in to landscape and outdoor photos. His color, black and white, HDR and, well, just about everything is awesome.

Some Great Landscape and Outdoor Photography

If you don't follow +Pawel Tomaszewicz then add him today if you're in to landscape and outdoor photos. His color, black and white, HDR and, well, just about everything is awesome.___

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2014-05-20 14:56:02 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Does Your Technical Side Get the Best of Your Photography?

Hey everyone. I just posted an interesting thought on whether or not our technical sides get in the way (over on my blog: http://mattyk.me/RRw7BP). I know it does for me sometimes. The blog post actually came from a post I did here on G+ yesterday, where I inadvertently started another Photoshop/Photography editing ethics discussion. I realize the way I wrote the post, it sounded like that but I really wasn't trying to go that way with it. I agree, that discussion is indeed old and tired. The post I wrote over on my blog, will hopefully help clarify a bit and maybe even change the way you look at your (or others) photos.

Here's the link: http://mattyk.me/RRw7BP

Thanks and sorry for starting another tired debate yesterday :-)

Does Your Technical Side Get the Best of Your Photography?

Hey everyone. I just posted an interesting thought on whether or not our technical sides get in the way (over on my blog: http://mattyk.me/RRw7BP). I know it does for me sometimes. The blog post actually came from a post I did here on G+ yesterday, where I inadvertently started another Photoshop/Photography editing ethics discussion. I realize the way I wrote the post, it sounded like that but I really wasn't trying to go that way with it. I agree, that discussion is indeed old and tired. The post I wrote over on my blog, will hopefully help clarify a bit and maybe even change the way you look at your (or others) photos.

Here's the link: http://mattyk.me/RRw7BP

Thanks and sorry for starting another tired debate yesterday :-)___

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2014-05-19 14:32:53 (27 comments, 6 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Does Photo Manipulation Change Your Opinion?

I just noticed a really interesting photo/topic over on +500px this morning. The photo here, made it up to #1 on the site. My initial thought was WOW! Looks kinda like an illustration, but still cool. Then I clicked on it and started looking at some of the comments. A few people were upset that there is clear photo manipulation going on here, which by itself is no new argument. But they also mentioned that the editing is, well, not-so-great. I have a bit of Photoshop experience and I could definitely see some areas for improvement. But my main question is, does it matter? If you look at the other comments, everyone else loves it. My guess is that if I showed this photo to a group of my non-photographer friends, they’d pick this photo as a favorite over any of my portfolio photos. Maybe I just need to get new friends huh? ;-)

Does Photo Manipulation Change Your Opinion?

I just noticed a really interesting photo/topic over on +500px this morning. The photo here, made it up to #1 on the site. My initial thought was WOW! Looks kinda like an illustration, but still cool. Then I clicked on it and started looking at some of the comments. A few people were upset that there is clear photo manipulation going on here, which by itself is no new argument. But they also mentioned that the editing is, well, not-so-great. I have a bit of Photoshop experience and I could definitely see some areas for improvement. But my main question is, does it matter? If you look at the other comments, everyone else loves it. My guess is that if I showed this photo to a group of my non-photographer friends, they’d pick this photo as a favorite over any of my portfolio photos. Maybe I just need to get new friends huh? ;-)___

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2014-05-16 18:03:41 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

How the death of photography as we knew it might be the best news your inner creative ever heard

Here's a really interesting read from +Dane Sanders. I have to say, his comparison of MMA to traditional boxing really makes some great points. Give it a read when you have a few minutes.

How the death of photography as we knew it might be the best news your inner creative ever heard

Here's a really interesting read from +Dane Sanders. I have to say, his comparison of MMA to traditional boxing really makes some great points. Give it a read when you have a few minutes.___

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2014-05-16 15:36:12 (17 comments, 5 reshares, 198 +1s)Open 

I've always wanted to go to Iceland and now thanks to +Andy Lee and his photo on +500px I want to go even more now :-)
Great photo!

These Moody Photos Capture An Unearthly Iceland: http://bit.ly/1iZSvDC___I've always wanted to go to Iceland and now thanks to +Andy Lee and his photo on +500px I want to go even more now :-)
Great photo!

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2014-05-16 13:52:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Hey everyone. My buddy +RC Concepcion is about to do his last seminar-tour stop for his Photoshop for Photographers Tour. RC has a killer tour lined up to start later this summer (I won't spoil it, so I'll let him spill the beans on it). But in the meantime, if you're in the Hartford area you need to get out there and see his last seminar. There may be tears ;-)

Come Join Me in Hartford on Tues May 20!
Getting all of my stuff ready for my trip to Hartford. On Tuesday, I'll be speaking at the Connecticut Convention Center on #Photoshop  and #Photography  . If you are in the Hartford, CT area - make sure you stop by!  You can register for the event at the link below: 

http://kelbyone.com/live/event/138177/___Hey everyone. My buddy +RC Concepcion is about to do his last seminar-tour stop for his Photoshop for Photographers Tour. RC has a killer tour lined up to start later this summer (I won't spoil it, so I'll let him spill the beans on it). But in the meantime, if you're in the Hartford area you need to get out there and see his last seminar. There may be tears ;-)

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2014-05-15 18:31:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

I Love Watching Great Things Happen for Friends

A huge congrats to my friend +Vivienne Gucwa for being named a +Sony Artisan of Imagery. I've always been a big fan of Vivienne's photography and style and it's great to see her part of such an inspirational group. Congrats Vivienne!

Central Park Spring Blossoms and Big, BIG News !!!

I am now the 9th Sony Artisan of Imagery worldwide. Sony’s Artisans of Imagery are a group of photographers who represent the brand. It’s such an inspiring an amazing group of photographers. I am honored to be a part of the family.

It only seemed fitting to announce this huge news accompanied by a very recent photo of Central Park in full spring bloom. Springtime is a season of new beginnings after all.

If you have been following along on my Facebook and Twitter, you probably already heard this news a few weeks back. However, I never officially announced the news to my blog and since everything is official now, it’s the perfect time!

As indicated on my About Page: I started using Sony cameras when I first began pursuing photography professionally back in 2010 based on the suggestion of a very close friend and a lot of research. I spoke on a blog panel during a photography conference in the summer of 2012. It was because of that amazing opportunity that I became acquainted with Sony. Sony was gracious enough to loosely partner with me throughout 2013 which opened up so many doors for me in the photography world.

During a surprise meeting the night before my Park Avenue Armory Paris photography event a few weeks back, I was asked if I would officially become an Artisan of Imagery. I think I was at a loss for words initially when I was asked. I believe the words: “Are you serious?!!” escaped from my mouth as my jaw dropped to the floor.I don’t tend to talk about my personal life online at all but this year has been extremely challenging on many levels (an understatement). So, I think I almost couldn’t believe my ears at first! I said yes, of course and all the paperwork was signed a week later. :)

Does this change anything here on my blog? Not really! You may see that I am speaking at more events and doing a few more public appearances. I have always been forthcoming with writing about the camera gear I shoot with in posts since I get dozens of questions about it on a weekly basis. So really the only that has changed is that I am incredibly happy to be part of a great new family with my other fellow Artisans of Imagery!


The future is looking bright!

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What’s on the agenda for the next few months?

1) I will be heading to Toronto in a couple of days since I will be giving two presentations at Canada’s largest photography and imaging show: Exposure. I will be presenting on the Sony stage on May 23rd about mobile photography and travel photography. Prior to the show, I will be staying with one of my favorite Canadian friends +Sara Collaton  (who is also a great photographer!) to explore Toronto. Can’t wait!

2) On May 24th I am heading to Martinique! I have never been anywhere tropical in my life. I will be photographing all kinds of water sports and activities.

3) In June I am heading to the south of France for 2 weeks. I will be visiting and photographing Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, and Provence. After that, I am heading back to Paris for a week or so! There were so many things I wanted to do in Paris that I didn’t get to do while I was there last month so I am really, really stoked to be going back there.

4) My New York City photography book is currently in the editing phase with the editing team. The release date is still slated for the end of this year, 2014.

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Read this post with all relevant links (there are a ton of links) over at my photography blog here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/85776241725/central-park-spring-blossoms-and-big-news

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Tags:   #nyc   #newyorkcity   #sonyalpha   #sonya7r   #centralpark #newyorkcityphotography   #viviennegucwa #viviennegucwaphotography   #travel   #landscape   #photography___I Love Watching Great Things Happen for Friends

A huge congrats to my friend +Vivienne Gucwa for being named a +Sony Artisan of Imagery. I've always been a big fan of Vivienne's photography and style and it's great to see her part of such an inspirational group. Congrats Vivienne!

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2014-05-14 18:10:49 (23 comments, 6 reshares, 196 +1s)Open 

The Story Behind the Photo: Oneonta Gorge

I just posted the story behind my photos from a trek in to Oneonta Gorge last week. What a great trip! We rented wet suits, got wet, and got some great photos along the way. 
You can see more photos and the full story on my blog:
http://mattyk.me/1iTpKIG

The Story Behind the Photo: Oneonta Gorge

I just posted the story behind my photos from a trek in to Oneonta Gorge last week. What a great trip! We rented wet suits, got wet, and got some great photos along the way. 
You can see more photos and the full story on my blog:
http://mattyk.me/1iTpKIG___

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2014-02-21 19:24:09 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Sunrise At Steptoe Butte

Just uploaded a new photo to +500px. This one was taken during sunrise at Steptoe Butte in the Palouse Region of Washington State. You're basically on top of a hill with a 360 degree view of the beautiful rolling fields all around you. The hardest part about being there is figuring out which photo you want to take. It's like being a kid in a candy store - every direction you look, the scenery is amazing. 

As always, more over on my blog at www.mattk.com

Sunrise At Steptoe Butte

Just uploaded a new photo to +500px. This one was taken during sunrise at Steptoe Butte in the Palouse Region of Washington State. You're basically on top of a hill with a 360 degree view of the beautiful rolling fields all around you. The hardest part about being there is figuring out which photo you want to take. It's like being a kid in a candy store - every direction you look, the scenery is amazing. 

As always, more over on my blog at www.mattk.com___

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2014-01-22 18:37:26 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Blind Photo Critiques Coming at 4pm Today

It's not too late to submit your photos. We've got special guest, Tom Bol in the studio, and I'm sure he's going to add a lot to the show. 

Hope to see you there! :)

Quick reminder: today's the day -- submit your images for review on today's "Blind Photo Critiques" episode of "The Grid"

Tom Bol is our in-studio guest, and it's going to be awesome (because Tom is awesome). Here's the link to submit: http://kelbyone.com/webcasts/thegrid/critique/ ---- then we'll see you (and hopefully your images) at 4pm today. :)___Blind Photo Critiques Coming at 4pm Today

It's not too late to submit your photos. We've got special guest, Tom Bol in the studio, and I'm sure he's going to add a lot to the show. 

Hope to see you there! :)

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2014-01-22 16:41:00 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

I love this photo!

This came across my photo stream over on +500px! Love it! Not just because it’s freakin’ gorgeous (which it is), but because it shows that it’s more about where you put your camera, than using the most expensive gear out there. He used a Nikon D7000 for this, which is literally thousands of dollars less than the higher end DSLRs that are out there. I SOOO want to go here by the way :-)

http://500px.com/photo/58525042

#photography   #landscapephotography   #ocean  

I love this photo!

This came across my photo stream over on +500px! Love it! Not just because it’s freakin’ gorgeous (which it is), but because it shows that it’s more about where you put your camera, than using the most expensive gear out there. He used a Nikon D7000 for this, which is literally thousands of dollars less than the higher end DSLRs that are out there. I SOOO want to go here by the way :-)

http://500px.com/photo/58525042

#photography   #landscapephotography   #ocean  ___

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2013-12-04 20:32:36 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

About to go live on The Grid with the awesome and talented +Tamara Lackey. Tamara has some awesome tips on posing, children and family photography as well as some great business advice. We start at 4pm ET and you can join in live on the discussion. Watch it live at www.kelbytv.com/onair. 
+KelbyTraining.com 

About to go live on The Grid with the awesome and talented +Tamara Lackey. Tamara has some awesome tips on posing, children and family photography as well as some great business advice. We start at 4pm ET and you can join in live on the discussion. Watch it live at www.kelbytv.com/onair. 
+KelbyTraining.com ___

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2013-11-13 19:11:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Looks like I great show today! Make sure you tune in. Awesome idea. Wish I was there!

The Grid: Photo Rescue
Hey guys... tomorrow on The Grid I will be joined by +Pete Collins  to do a first ever Photo Rescue. 

Here's the deal.  Go to http://kelbytv.com/thegrid/critique/   If you have an image that you like, but you feel is missing something Just send it to us! We will pick several images from the submission page (and a couple from the chat) and go over what you can do to them using #Lightroom   #Photoshop   and plugins live on the show.  you can even suggest changes to an image while we are working on it.  Petes rocking the   #Wacom   so he can get all artsy too if need be!

Tune in tomorrow, 4PM ET at http://kelbytv.com/thegrid
#Photography  ___Looks like I great show today! Make sure you tune in. Awesome idea. Wish I was there!

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2013-10-16 19:30:58 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

We'll be going live on The Grid in just 30 minutes. Be sure to tune it at www.kelbytv.com/onair

Today, on "The Grid": A Different Perspective on this Past Week’s Photo Industry Scandals, PLUS How to Not Hate HDR

This week’s episode of “The Grid” should be a wild one, as we’re talking about the recent scandals within the photography industry (but we have a different perspective on them), PLUS how to not totally hate HDR. You do not want to miss this episode, which airs in 2-1/2 hours (at 4pm) from now LIVE at this link: http://www.kelbytv.com/thegrid  ___We'll be going live on The Grid in just 30 minutes. Be sure to tune it at www.kelbytv.com/onair

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2013-10-08 19:37:12 (23 comments, 8 reshares, 306 +1s)Open 

Fall Photography At the Dallas Divide in Colorado

I posted a story and trip recap over on my blog today (www.mattk.com) about my trip to Ouray #Colorado to photograph the changing leaves and fall colors. What an amazing place! The leaves and colors were just about perfect and we even got a little snow. 

The above photo is from a location called the Dallas Divide at sunrise. It's basically an overlook on the San Juan mountain range. The photo was shot with a Nikon D800, Tamron 24-70mm, and processed with +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and +onOne Software Perfect Effects. 

More photos and stories to go along with them over on my blog: mattyk.me/GKNBuS

#photography   #fall  

Fall Photography At the Dallas Divide in Colorado

I posted a story and trip recap over on my blog today (www.mattk.com) about my trip to Ouray #Colorado to photograph the changing leaves and fall colors. What an amazing place! The leaves and colors were just about perfect and we even got a little snow. 

The above photo is from a location called the Dallas Divide at sunrise. It's basically an overlook on the San Juan mountain range. The photo was shot with a Nikon D800, Tamron 24-70mm, and processed with +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and +onOne Software Perfect Effects. 

More photos and stories to go along with them over on my blog: mattyk.me/GKNBuS

#photography   #fall  ___

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2013-09-27 17:07:45 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

The Coolness of Written Notes

In this age of email, texts, and everything digital I've forgotten how cool it is to get a written note. Even though I know it takes time write an email, there's just something about a hand-written note that makes you feel that this person really took time/thought/energy to sit down and craft something - and then place it in the mail.
This is from a friend of mine +Levi Sim who I got to spend some time with at Photoshop World. Thanks Levi. You TOTALLY made my day! :-)

The Coolness of Written Notes

In this age of email, texts, and everything digital I've forgotten how cool it is to get a written note. Even though I know it takes time write an email, there's just something about a hand-written note that makes you feel that this person really took time/thought/energy to sit down and craft something - and then place it in the mail.
This is from a friend of mine +Levi Sim who I got to spend some time with at Photoshop World. Thanks Levi. You TOTALLY made my day! :-)___

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2013-09-18 18:38:09 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

The Live Print Show On The Grid Today

+RC Concepcion and I are doing a live printing show on our weekly talk show, The Grid today. We'll be going over things like why you need to print (and trust me, it's not the usual explanation), the state of printing today, as well as taking your questions on how to get a great print. We'll talk about papers and we'll be printing live on the show with tips and tricks on getting what you see on screen to look like what comes out of the printer - and we're even unboxing some prints from our Lab (+Mpix). 

Where: www.kelbytv.com/onair
When: 4pm Eastern Time

Hope you can stop in and join us :-)

The Live Print Show On The Grid Today

+RC Concepcion and I are doing a live printing show on our weekly talk show, The Grid today. We'll be going over things like why you need to print (and trust me, it's not the usual explanation), the state of printing today, as well as taking your questions on how to get a great print. We'll talk about papers and we'll be printing live on the show with tips and tricks on getting what you see on screen to look like what comes out of the printer - and we're even unboxing some prints from our Lab (+Mpix). 

Where: www.kelbytv.com/onair
When: 4pm Eastern Time

Hope you can stop in and join us :-)___

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2013-09-12 21:30:54 (34 comments, 20 reshares, 445 +1s)Open 

I've always been a fan of shooting into the sun but this TOTALLY takes it up a level! WOW!

Sunset .. ___I've always been a fan of shooting into the sun but this TOTALLY takes it up a level! WOW!

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2013-09-12 19:12:18 (27 comments, 13 reshares, 335 +1s)Open 

Sometimes Your Favorite Photos Happen When You're Not Expecting

I wrote a post on my blog (mattk.com) about my recent trip to Norway and one of my favorite shots. Basically, if the parking lot my car was in didn't close for the night (since I was up for sunrise), I'd have gotten in my car and never seen this place. Instead, since my car was locked in the lot, I set out and foot and came across one of my favorite areas from my Norway trip. Enjoy!

More photos/story over on my blog at www.mattk.com

Photo taken with Nikon D800, 70-200 lens, and processed with +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +onOne Software. 



#photography  

Sometimes Your Favorite Photos Happen When You're Not Expecting

I wrote a post on my blog (mattk.com) about my recent trip to Norway and one of my favorite shots. Basically, if the parking lot my car was in didn't close for the night (since I was up for sunrise), I'd have gotten in my car and never seen this place. Instead, since my car was locked in the lot, I set out and foot and came across one of my favorite areas from my Norway trip. Enjoy!

More photos/story over on my blog at www.mattk.com

Photo taken with Nikon D800, 70-200 lens, and processed with +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +onOne Software. 



#photography  ___

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2013-09-11 16:00:19 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

We'll Be Live On The Grid Today With Our First Portfolio Intervention Show

Just leave your website (or that of a friend who you don't have the heart to critique) and we'll go over which photo needs to go.
Interesting back story though: So the other day I say to +Scott Kelby that we should start our "portfolio intervention" show by looking at each other's portfolios. He says "Yes!!! And I know exactly which photo of yours I'm going to tell you to take out of your portfolio!!" (said way to enthusiastically). Should be a fun show - hope you can join in! :-)

Today on the Grid: insights into Adobe's deal for photographers, AND it's our first ever "Portfolio Intervention" show

That's right -- we're going to visit photographer's submitted websites to let them know which single image in their portfolio just "has to go!" Send us a link to your or your friend's online portfolio, and we'll find that image that we all know doesn't belong in there, and we'll have an on-air 'portfolio intervention' to convince them to remove it. We're starting with Matt's and my own.

Leave us a link as a comment here, then we'll see you today at 4:00 pm ET today LIVE at this address: http://www.kelbytv.com/thegrid  -- See you then! ___We'll Be Live On The Grid Today With Our First Portfolio Intervention Show

Just leave your website (or that of a friend who you don't have the heart to critique) and we'll go over which photo needs to go.
Interesting back story though: So the other day I say to +Scott Kelby that we should start our "portfolio intervention" show by looking at each other's portfolios. He says "Yes!!! And I know exactly which photo of yours I'm going to tell you to take out of your portfolio!!" (said way to enthusiastically). Should be a fun show - hope you can join in! :-)

2013-08-28 19:59:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

We're going live in just 1 minute!

Come join us right now for “Why you need a photography portfolio, and what to do with it once you have one”

LIVE on "The Grid" join me and Matt. Prizes, fun stuff, and your questions. bit.ly/eDljYP ___We're going live in just 1 minute!

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2013-08-21 19:12:58 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

10 Ways To Make It As A Fashion Photographer with +DIXIE DIXON

We're going live at 4pm ET with fashion photographer Dixie Dixon. Our topic: 10 ways to make it as a fashion photographer. Dixie has some awesome info to share, plus she's got some really insightful ways that photographers can take +Ashton Kutcher's recent speech and really apply it to their craft as well. If you saw Dixie last time she was on the show, then you know you want to tune in - if you didn't, trust me - she rocks!

When: 4pm ET
Where: www.kelbytv.com/onair

10 Ways To Make It As A Fashion Photographer with +DIXIE DIXON

We're going live at 4pm ET with fashion photographer Dixie Dixon. Our topic: 10 ways to make it as a fashion photographer. Dixie has some awesome info to share, plus she's got some really insightful ways that photographers can take +Ashton Kutcher's recent speech and really apply it to their craft as well. If you saw Dixie last time she was on the show, then you know you want to tune in - if you didn't, trust me - she rocks!

When: 4pm ET
Where: www.kelbytv.com/onair___

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2013-08-15 14:45:22 (10 comments, 21 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

Way Cool Composites/Self Portraits From 14-year Old Photographer

Wow! My co-worker +Corey S Barker just turned me on to this. Forget about the fact that he's 14... this stuff is just way too cool. For anyone that says they don't have the right models or lighting to make great images, this should give you some ideas :-)

http://www.demilked.com/surreal-self-portraits-14-year-old-fiddle-oak/

Way Cool Composites/Self Portraits From 14-year Old Photographer

Wow! My co-worker +Corey S Barker just turned me on to this. Forget about the fact that he's 14... this stuff is just way too cool. For anyone that says they don't have the right models or lighting to make great images, this should give you some ideas :-)

http://www.demilked.com/surreal-self-portraits-14-year-old-fiddle-oak/___

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2013-08-14 15:19:18 (42 comments, 14 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Website Portfolio Critiques Live On The Grid Today

We're changing it up a little today on our weekly live talk show, The Grid (live at 4pm ET at www.kelbytv.com/onair). This time we're gonna do website portfolio critiques. We'll take a look at everything from the overall first impact the site has, to the design, the layout, the photos, and the experience a viewer has when looking at the site. 
In addition to +Scott Kelby and I, we're also really psyched to have an in-studio guest +Colby Brown. Colby has been on the show before and he's just got some incredible insights so we're really happy to have him here. 

So here's the deal. It's pretty simple. 
1) These aren't live blind photo critiques where we just look the photos. We'll be looking at your entire website which means you have to have a website portfolio. 
2) Leavea co... more »

Website Portfolio Critiques Live On The Grid Today

We're changing it up a little today on our weekly live talk show, The Grid (live at 4pm ET at www.kelbytv.com/onair). This time we're gonna do website portfolio critiques. We'll take a look at everything from the overall first impact the site has, to the design, the layout, the photos, and the experience a viewer has when looking at the site. 
In addition to +Scott Kelby and I, we're also really psyched to have an in-studio guest +Colby Brown. Colby has been on the show before and he's just got some incredible insights so we're really happy to have him here. 

So here's the deal. It's pretty simple. 
1) These aren't live blind photo critiques where we just look the photos. We'll be looking at your entire website which means you have to have a website portfolio. 
2) Leave a comment here with a (working) link to your website portfolio and we'll do our best to get you on the show. 

Make sure you tune in live at 4pm ET at www.kelbytv.com/onair to get in on the conversation. See you then! :-)___

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2013-07-10 19:06:45 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

We'll be going live with +Peter Hurley in just under an hour, live on The Grid. Details in Scott's post below. 

Today's the Day to submit your images for our Blind Photo Critiques with in-studio guest Peter Hurley today at 4:00 pm ET

If you'd like to have your PORTRAIT work considered for today's show (we show your images but don't mention your name on the air), just leave us a link to your images AT THIS ADDRESS: http://kelbytv.com/thegrid/critique/  --- good luck, and we'll see you at 4:00 pm

(P.S. Could you share this and help me spread the word? Many thanks, -Scott).___We'll be going live with +Peter Hurley in just under an hour, live on The Grid. Details in Scott's post below. 

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2013-07-09 18:45:28 (27 comments, 11 reshares, 200 +1s)Open 

I Admit It! I'm A Light Snob

There... I said it. I'm usually a total light snob and generally don't pull my camera out for landscape photos unless it's sunrise or sunset. But I couldn't resist on my recent drive through #Norway. I passed this scene (in mid-afternoon), looking down on it from an overpass. I immediately did a U-ey and went back. 

I wrote a whole story about the trip with more photos on my blog: http://mattyk.me/12WhTSr

* Photo processed with +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +Adobe Photoshop and finished off with +onOne Software Perfect Effects. 

I Admit It! I'm A Light Snob

There... I said it. I'm usually a total light snob and generally don't pull my camera out for landscape photos unless it's sunrise or sunset. But I couldn't resist on my recent drive through #Norway. I passed this scene (in mid-afternoon), looking down on it from an overpass. I immediately did a U-ey and went back. 

I wrote a whole story about the trip with more photos on my blog: http://mattyk.me/12WhTSr

* Photo processed with +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +Adobe Photoshop and finished off with +onOne Software Perfect Effects. ___

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2013-04-30 18:34:18 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Hey folks! Tomorrow we've got a free sneak peek from +Adobe Photoshop and +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom about what they have new coming for photographers. We'll go live at 4pm ET. Here's the link to watch live and even join in with your own questions: 
http://kelbytv.com/thegrid/

Hey folks! Tomorrow we've got a free sneak peek from +Adobe Photoshop and +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom about what they have new coming for photographers. We'll go live at 4pm ET. Here's the link to watch live and even join in with your own questions: 
http://kelbytv.com/thegrid/___

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2013-04-16 12:15:43 (16 comments, 14 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Yesterday Adobe announced the new public beta version of +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. Scott, Glyn and I did a quick video counting down the 7 hottest new features.

We did a short video showing the 7 hottest new Lightroom 5 features

We count 'em down here. ___Yesterday Adobe announced the new public beta version of +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. Scott, Glyn and I did a quick video counting down the 7 hottest new features.

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2013-04-08 16:50:22 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

A cool post by Pete, sharing how he used the Nikon1 V2. Pretty cool to be snapping away photos at a golf tournament (because it's silent), while all of the other photographers have to wait. 

Shooting with the competition :D
Blog post about using the Nikon1 V2 to shoot Tiger and the rest at the Tavistock cup.

https://pete-collins.squarespace.com/pete-collinssquarespacecom/2013/3/29/little-bitty-camera___A cool post by Pete, sharing how he used the Nikon1 V2. Pretty cool to be snapping away photos at a golf tournament (because it's silent), while all of the other photographers have to wait. 

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2013-04-04 20:12:03 (57 comments, 52 reshares, 404 +1s)Open 

The Story Behind The Photo

Sometimes the story behind the photo is a simple one. I was looking through my photos from my trip to the California coast and Big Sur last December, and I came across a photo that I barely remember taking. I’m assuming I’m not the only one that goes through their photos (like I did after the trip) and heads straight to the photos that they know were some of their favorites just by looking at the thumbnails in a grid view. The problem with that is sometimes you miss photos that may be really good because they don’t immediately jump out at you as a small thumbnail. That’s exactly what happened here.

The Story
I woke up one morning to shoot sunrise along the Big Sur coastline. I was above the fog layer and wound up chasing photos for about 10 miles down the coast, stopping constantly to shoot different views. As the sun came up I wasdriving... more »

The Story Behind The Photo

Sometimes the story behind the photo is a simple one. I was looking through my photos from my trip to the California coast and Big Sur last December, and I came across a photo that I barely remember taking. I’m assuming I’m not the only one that goes through their photos (like I did after the trip) and heads straight to the photos that they know were some of their favorites just by looking at the thumbnails in a grid view. The problem with that is sometimes you miss photos that may be really good because they don’t immediately jump out at you as a small thumbnail. That’s exactly what happened here.

The Story
I woke up one morning to shoot sunrise along the Big Sur coastline. I was above the fog layer and wound up chasing photos for about 10 miles down the coast, stopping constantly to shoot different views. As the sun came up I was driving into some fog and this is what I saw ahead of me. Something about the backlit trees, dappled light, god beams and angle of the road made me think “Wow, that looks cool!”. I debated on whether to turn around or not, and I actually made it to the bend in the road you see in this photo before I did a U-ey and went back to the view you see above.

The Gear
The gear was really simple here. It was my Nikon D800 with my Nikon 16-35mm lens. Aperture was f/16 and shutter speed was 1/45 second. No tripod (although I probably should have at 1/45 second, but I think I propped my camera on the roof of the car), no filters, no nuttin’. I just got out of my car. Snapped about 10 photos from different angles and got back in. The whole process couldn’t have taken more than 2 minutes from the time I decided to turn the car around.

Does that ever happen to you? One of your favorite photos from a trip is nothing like what you thought you’d get when you embarked on that trip? 

And of course there's always more on my blog and portfolio:
Blog: www.mattk.com
Portfolio: https://mattkloskowski.squarespace.com/___

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2013-04-03 19:16:11 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 201 +1s)Open 

Very cool photo. I love the Long exposure... the water, starry night sky... what more could you ask for? :)

My favorite channel, now with light painting

From a recent solo night photography outing, which I spent shivering in the chill of the night air, doing light painting / long exposures and experimenting with star photography. The night was quite clear, which helped. The fog and low clouds helped tame the light pollution of nearby towns.___Very cool photo. I love the Long exposure... the water, starry night sky... what more could you ask for? :)

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2013-04-03 19:02:48 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Photography Q&A With Automotive Photographer Tim Wallace On The Grid

I'm really excited today to have a special guest in the studio (and on our live show The Grid), Tim Wallace. Tim is an automotive photographer from the UK, and he's got some awesome stuff to share. We're going to talk about things like how you stay fresh when, say, you have to photograph the same exact car, but for a different person. I personally want to ask Tim how he got into this area of photography and does he feel he's in too small of a niche area of photography.

If you haven't heard Tim before, he's an incredibly insightful and great guest to have on the show so make sure you tune in in just under an hour. 

When: 4pm ET. LIVE
Where: Kelbytv.com/onair

Photography Q&A With Automotive Photographer Tim Wallace On The Grid

I'm really excited today to have a special guest in the studio (and on our live show The Grid), Tim Wallace. Tim is an automotive photographer from the UK, and he's got some awesome stuff to share. We're going to talk about things like how you stay fresh when, say, you have to photograph the same exact car, but for a different person. I personally want to ask Tim how he got into this area of photography and does he feel he's in too small of a niche area of photography.

If you haven't heard Tim before, he's an incredibly insightful and great guest to have on the show so make sure you tune in in just under an hour. 

When: 4pm ET. LIVE
Where: Kelbytv.com/onair___

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2013-04-01 20:32:00 (36 comments, 0 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

(photo credit: +Peter Hurley)

(photo credit: +Peter Hurley)___

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2013-04-01 20:27:21 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Lightroom Sunflare Presets

I just posted some new +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom sunflare presets over on the blog today. Here's the link to download 'em (they're free). 
http://mattyk.me/Yrg3r6

Lightroom Sunflare Presets

I just posted some new +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom sunflare presets over on the blog today. Here's the link to download 'em (they're free). 
http://mattyk.me/Yrg3r6___

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2013-03-27 17:32:40 (18 comments, 11 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The Photography Beginners Show On The Grid Live

Hey everyone. +RC Concepcion and I will be hosting the Grid live today at 4pm ET. Our topic will be the "Beginners" show. Basically, we're going to run through lists of various beginning areas in photography and give our recommendations. Things like which camera should I buy, which lens, lighting, post processing, websites and lots of other stuff.

Hope you can join in, and if you can't feel free to ask a question here and you can always watch the rebroadcast. 

Watch live: www.kelbytv.com/onair

The Photography Beginners Show On The Grid Live

Hey everyone. +RC Concepcion and I will be hosting the Grid live today at 4pm ET. Our topic will be the "Beginners" show. Basically, we're going to run through lists of various beginning areas in photography and give our recommendations. Things like which camera should I buy, which lens, lighting, post processing, websites and lots of other stuff.

Hope you can join in, and if you can't feel free to ask a question here and you can always watch the rebroadcast. 

Watch live: www.kelbytv.com/onair___

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2013-03-20 13:42:37 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Live Blind Photo Critiques Today

We'll be live today at 4pm ET if you want to submit images or just sit back and watch as we critique. 

Submit Your Images NOW for Tomorrow's BLIND PHOTO CRITIQUES on "The Grid." (our weekly show for photographers)

Our special in-studio guest will be the amazing Dave Black, and if you'd like to have your work considered for tomorrow's blind photo critiques (we show your images but don't mention your name on the air), just leave us a link to your images AT THIS ADDRESS: http://kelbytv.com/thegrid/critique/

We'll pick 15 or so photographer's work to go over on the show (not based on who posted first --- we choose based on showing variety and images we think can help our viewers), and the live show is broadcast tomorrow at 4:00 pm ET. (Here's a world time-zone calculator: http://bit.ly/JUuYUj -- use New York City as our time zone). See you then (and good luck). :)___Live Blind Photo Critiques Today

We'll be live today at 4pm ET if you want to submit images or just sit back and watch as we critique. 

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2013-03-11 19:49:16 (8 comments, 30 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Free Lightroom Presets - Removing Spots for Printing Photos

Last week I did an +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom video on some tips for removing spots if you're printing. It's such an essential step that so many people miss. Well, based on some great feedback I got from the video, I decided to make a preset of my favorite Spot Removal trick using the Tone Curve panel. They're free to download so give 'em a try. Here's the link: http://mattyk.me/Y5jL8S

Free Lightroom Presets - Removing Spots for Printing Photos

Last week I did an +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom video on some tips for removing spots if you're printing. It's such an essential step that so many people miss. Well, based on some great feedback I got from the video, I decided to make a preset of my favorite Spot Removal trick using the Tone Curve panel. They're free to download so give 'em a try. Here's the link: http://mattyk.me/Y5jL8S___

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2013-03-06 17:24:46 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Printing Tips - The Overall State Of Printing - And Lots Of Print Stuff On The Grid

Today's in-studio guest on our live talk show, The Grid, is Dano (+Dan Steinhardt) from Epson. In addition to being an all around very cool guy and kick-ass photographer, Dano is has a lot of insight on the printing industry in general, since he lives it every day. 

So today's show will be all about printing in some way. We've got tips, insights, thoughts, ideas, you name it. So join us live if you can and get in on the conversation. 

When: Today at 4pm ET. 
Where: http://kelbytv.com/onair/

Printing Tips - The Overall State Of Printing - And Lots Of Print Stuff On The Grid

Today's in-studio guest on our live talk show, The Grid, is Dano (+Dan Steinhardt) from Epson. In addition to being an all around very cool guy and kick-ass photographer, Dano is has a lot of insight on the printing industry in general, since he lives it every day. 

So today's show will be all about printing in some way. We've got tips, insights, thoughts, ideas, you name it. So join us live if you can and get in on the conversation. 

When: Today at 4pm ET. 
Where: http://kelbytv.com/onair/___

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2013-03-04 18:32:41 (18 comments, 26 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Free Lightroom Presets - The Ultimate Fighter Look

Hey everyone. I just released some new +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  presets over on my blog that simulate a look I saw on a tv show recently called the Ultimate Fighter. It's kind of a grungy desaturated look and works great on sports photos (or anything you want to have an edgier feel to). 

Here's the link to download: http://mattyk.me/XlGf5Y

Free Lightroom Presets - The Ultimate Fighter Look

Hey everyone. I just released some new +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  presets over on my blog that simulate a look I saw on a tv show recently called the Ultimate Fighter. It's kind of a grungy desaturated look and works great on sports photos (or anything you want to have an edgier feel to). 

Here's the link to download: http://mattyk.me/XlGf5Y___

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2013-02-22 15:06:13 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Hello Atlanta! Looking forward to a great day of +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom! :-)

Hello Atlanta! Looking forward to a great day of +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom! :-)___

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