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Michael B. Stuart

Michael B. Stuart Verificado en Google 

1 of 2 Stu's @ Stu Stu Studio

Ocupación: Multimedia Artist, Systems Administrator, Web Designer (Stu Stu Studio)

Ubicación: Lewiston, NY

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Crème de la Crème: 08/20/2012

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Iuliomontium (Olomouc)87,745Do you *wanna share your photos* with followers of @100553954004825852270? Share it on this *Event´s* stream! This is possibility for our followers to share their photos with others! The *best photos* we will re-share on stream of @100553954004825852270! !!! *Please share this event with your friends* and *invite them* !!! link: https://plus.google.com/events/c1m7n1d8mmq2ajr7nu2075jpo94Beautiful planet Earth - photos of followers2021-09-30 20:12:00553  
Lotus Carroll1,777,588This is the Event for our July Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental. What this means is your self portrait should incorporate one or more of the elements in an obvious way - let's see how you commingle with Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire! Here is where you enter your ONE "Elemental" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tips & Inspiration* Here's a gallery I created with some really wonderful examples of this kind of self portraiture - hopefully they will inspire you! Elemental Self Portraiture on Flickr: https://goo.gl/g1IOrp Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  *Prizes* ~1 Year @118357019708110162087 Business Account http://www.smugmug.com/features (or comped value on current account) ~$150 Gift Certificate* for @108289626026839048870 http://www.borrowlenses.com  ~@100266938567862344330 2nd Brain Tablet Case http://goo.gl/iN5Ki1 ~@101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $42.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com  *Please circle these sponsors* - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter Only Your Own Work ~Enter Only ONE Photo ~Only SELF PORTRAITS ~Must adhere to this month's theme. ~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic ~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content ~Photo Must Be Taken in July 2015 (EXIF data must reflect this) ~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months ~No More Than 3 Wins Total ~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact ~Circle Our Prize Sponsors ~No Trickery or SpammJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Elemental2015-07-29 07:00:0077  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/Gdclin to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/Gdclin.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out this week*. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club    #PEC   #bestgplusphotos   #topgplusphotographers   #beautifulpictures    #photo_of_the_week   #PEC_POTW  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-25 18:00:00198  
Margaret Tompkins149,869*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00444  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/n88TTo.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #gplusphotos   #photgraphers   #photo_of_the_week   #photo_exchange_club   #gplusevent    G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-06 17:00:00200  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/EAgTGK.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/rwk2ok 1st Place - *Rosie Nixon* 2nd Place - *Rodney Campbell* 3rd Place - *Silke Tüxen* Honorable Mention - *Arnab Basu* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photographers #photo_of_the_week   #PEC  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-03-02 16:00:00223  
Ron Clifford2,950,048Gly has generously given us a 50% off code for his tutorials!! The code is thepsshow0402 Valid only till Sunday!! Enter it during check out. http://glyndewis.com/store/ *When I think of a Photoshop Superstar, I think of @106535723624866309220 !! If you don't know Glyn, tune in Tuesday at 9pm eastern, If you do Know Glyn, them I'm sure I'll see you Tuesday!! ******************** *DESCRIPTION* In this weeks show Glyn will be covering some 'Quick Fire' Photoshop techniques that he uses in his own pictures to create lighting effects for added mood and atmosphere, Special Effects and more…  *ABOUT GLYN* Glyn Dewis is a Photographer, Retoucher and Trainer based just outside of Oxford in the UK. Having been introduced to Photography & Photoshop just over 8 years ago by a family member, Glyn now has clients ranging from Physique Athletes to large commercials such as Air New Zealand. Known mainly for his use of Photoshop, Glyn travels internationally teaching his own series of workshops and writes for several Photoshop magazine in the UK, Europe and USA. In 2012 Glyn was inducted as a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of Instructors and has been featured in the New York Times for his Photography techniques. ******************** Your Hosts @115571998474046088312 and @108215644829092784557  OUr amazing Producer @105845861210914905032 and the our ever engaging panelist @101437802758827481019 will be there to meet with you all in the comments of the live show. The Live version will be right here on this event, On @114084346097505894743 page and on our YouTube channel here :http://bit.ly/14h2GsZ #photoshop   #lightroom   #HOA  The Photoshop Show 51 - with Guest Glyn Dewis2014-02-05 03:00:00119  
Ron Clifford2,950,048On the show +Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn   will share how she got started in astrophotography, explain her fabulous setup and show a few of her favourite deep sky images, (you don't want to miss this!). Afterwards, Kerry-Ann get into an example of her workflow for processing a deep sky astro image from pre processing (image stacking) to final post processing in Photoshop...... I have got to see this. "After getting my first telescope at the age of 11 and then my first film camera as a teenager I was hooked on the concept of taking pictures of deep space. Ever since then I have strived to improve my skills in astrophotography and in the process have produced images that have won awards, been featured in calendars, magazines, books and online publications such as Sky News POW and NASA APOD. While enjoying this hobby, I have a full time career as a meteorologist and  I love life with my husband and two girls". My Website is  www.weatherandsky.com Your loyal hosts +Jan Kabili  and +Ron Clifford  will be joined by producer +Dave Bell  and panelists, the  extraordinary +Erika Thornes  and +Dan Hughes   #photoshop #astrophotography #deepspace  The Photoshop Show 50 - with Guest Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn2014-01-29 03:00:0095  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 & Share this Event!  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites!* *_4 EASY RULES:_*  1. You *must pre-register here* >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5 to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days*  3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest  4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/SvoKG5.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photo as winner of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>http://goo.gl/sWJ1MS 1st Place - *Ron Clifford* 2nd Place - *Vladimír Vocelka* 3rd Place - *Sandrine Berjonneau* Honorable Mention - *Beach Bum Brian* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. New 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be on the guest list to enter a photo.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #PEC   #photo_of_the_week   #photographycontestG+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-01-19 16:00:00192  
Petra Honecker (Drops)54,437I love flower images  Please send me flowers...Flowers around the world2013-11-16 19:00:00340  
Google+12,658,878The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033670  
Trey Ratcliff8,773,253I understand from +Gino Barasa  that the show is shaping up to be a good one!  Joining him will be +Jaime Ibarra +Lotus Carroll +Joe Azure +Michael Bonocore and +Nicolai McCrary  along with the ever-present and most-reliable-producer +Dave Veffer  !   It starts Monday at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET!  Just watch http://www.StuckInCustoms.com for the live embedded player and the little Google Moderator tool so you can ask questions/participate !  "How to Find Your Voice/style in Photography" - Live Photography Hangout soon! Tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET !2013-04-16 04:00:00200  
Heidi Anne Morris66,656                      *EVERYONE IS INVITED ~ PUBLIC EVENT*                     *Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello  :0)*                                           *WHO? .... all about you!*                                               please scroll down I'd love to know/see what you've been creating lately :O)) *Please post just "ONE" PHOTO COLLAGE of your images or Art works etc.* If you would like help creating a PHOTO COLLAGE please take a look at these links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3H0Vd40It0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMrSkUzg7ws _other options are available on the web_ _if you're stuck just ask_                                       ↓  *WHAT to post.....* *ONE PICTURE ONLY - YOUR IMAGES ONLY per person please (must be a COLLAGE)*  _naughty people posting more or anything that is not a COLLAGE will be shamed_ *_Once you have posted your image, locate the image in the Event stream & add some information about yourself. Please feel free to post a short note and links to you elsewhere on the web if you wish_*                             _Looking forward to getting to know some MORE new folks!_ All my best Heidi         Who Are YOU?     Share a PHOTO COLLAGE / say hello    :0)2013-04-10 13:00:4893  
Google Photos6,330,506*Google+ Photos Chat Series:* Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian Matiash Tuesday, 4/9/2013 3:00 pm PST Join 'Photoshop Guy' +RC Concepcion and Google+ Photos Community Manager +Brian Matiash for our next Google+ Photos HOA. They'll share the tips and practices they use every day for maximum impact on Google+ and beyond. ----------------------------------------------------------- * Google+ Hangout on Air instructions: * https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uEziRIjiWWQ You can also view this event at: http://www.youtube.com/user/niksoftwarelessons (Note: This is not a ‘training webinar’ but rather a forum to share ideas and inspiration from the Pros.)Google+ Photos Chat Series: Social Tips For All Photographers with RC Concepcion and Brian Matiash2013-04-10 00:00:00259  
Trey Ratcliff8,773,253Watch the live video here! :) This is a great chance for you to get to know a lot of photographers!  We have over 80 prizes to hand out to lucky winners, and a lot of photos to share from a very fun evening.  We'll have +Natalie Villalobos from Google, and many great coaches and photowalkers from Austin including +Lotus Carroll  +Dave Wilson +Karen Montalvo +Curtis Simmons and maybe more!  :)  Hangout #71 - Google+ PhotoWalk Recap - Meet Fun Photographers! 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-03-26 03:00:00245  
Trey Ratcliff8,773,253The show is back now that I'm home with a steady Internet connection!  Join us tonight live for a very fun show where we'll talk about crazy lenses and do a general catch-up on matters photographic!    I'll be with +Thomas Hawk +Alex Koloskov +Nicole S. Young   (and maybe her beau +Brian Matiash  to slide into frame, perhaps gesticulating in a sleeping bag) and +Gino Barasa  ! We'll also give updates as to the winners of the Google+ SXSW PhotoWalk...  stay tunned for that! :) We'll be taking live questions as always on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com via Google Moderator...  see you soon! :)Live Show #70: Experimental Lenses, Crazy Shots and more with Hawk, Koloskov, Nicole n' Brian, Gino! 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-03-19 03:00:00298  
Michael Bonocore401,956_* SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos*_ Cover photos are bigger and better on Google+ now (http://bit.ly/WUbLtN), and, since I am in charge of updating our Google+ content I thought, hey, with all that space, why not feature YOUR photos in that prime real estate? Today, we are opening the door for your submissions. Each month, a panel of judges will pick one amazing photographer to feature on the @118357019708110162087 page to greet visitors. The winner will also be a judge in the next month's selection. You'll also receive a @118357019708110162087 hoodie and swag care package. To help get this party started, we have changed our cover photo to @112957708071337353347's amazing image, _"The Future Is Now"_, taken in Dubai, UAE. Elia is also our special guest judge for the first month of this cover photo hunt, and he can't wait to see the great images that we are confident you will submit! So, enough talking…how do you enter? *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April_ event. *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *One Photo per person *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on March 29th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including +Elia Locardi, will select the winner, and the new cover photo and winner announcement will be made on April 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the May event, which will also be open for submissions on April 1st. *You do not need to be a @118357019708110162087 customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers. That's it! So let's see it Google+. Will your photo be the next @118357019708110162087 cover photo? More about this photo from @112957708071337353347 travel photography blog at www.blamethemokey.com  _"The Meydan Bridge is a VIP entrance to the Meydan Racecourse, a mega structure in Dubai that is able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand. It was a strange feeling actually – to be standing on this opulent mega structure in the middle of the desert, miles away from the city, and with nobody around. Half the lights were dead too. I guess after Tom Cruise was finished driving over it in Mission Impossible 3, they really didn’t have a need to maintain it anymore. :)"_ Nikon D700  14-24mm  f/5.6  ISO 200SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April2013-03-08 00:00:00277  
Trey Ratcliff8,773,253Topic - All Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies !! :) Join me, +Thomas Hawk  +Elena Solomon +Chrysta Rae +Cliff Baise and +Gino Barasa  for a very fun time... !  We'll be taking live questions as usual via Google Moderator on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  (that bit should be up soooooon! ) Live Photography show tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies!2013-02-26 04:00:00418  
Benjamin Cortis168,649*Photo Competition* February 2013 *Status: submission* *Thread:* Selfs I want to see you. How do you see yourself?…almost everything is allowed which represents selfs. The images can be submitted the next *2x24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *5 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqinc Let´s have fun and Helau ;) ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* Februar 2013 *Status: Einreichung* *Thema:* Selbstbildnis Ich will euch sehen. Wie seht Ihr euch selbst?… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Selbstbildnis zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *2x24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *5 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cbp9tov6guvgnqibi7o7b1dqinc Viel Spaß und Helau ;) #foto #photo   #self #selfs #wettbewerb #competition #event #photocompetition   #photocompetitionfebruaryPhoto Competition February 20132013-02-06 10:00:00247  
Benjamin Cortis168,649*Photo Competition* January 2013 *Status: voting* *Thread:* Winter Shows us what is typical for your winter …almost everything is allowed which represents winter. The images can be submitted the next *24 hours*. Then the event is closed and a voting phase starts from exactly *6 days*. The jury is the audience. During this period anyone can vote by a +1 to his favorite picture. In one week, then the current state of the votes will be noted and the winners will be revealed to the public. *Rules:* Please note the current topic. Everyone can submit *only one* picture. Please no nudity or any other offensive pictures. *If anyone does not abide by the rules, his work will be removed from this event not be rated.* last competition: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ctm6obk634qjimlfl1q7hlvlcio Let´s have fun.... ------------------------------------------------------------- *Fotowettbewerb* Januar 2013 *Status: Abstimmung* *Thema:* Winter Zeigt uns was typisch für euren Winter ist… fast alles ist erlaubt was mit Winter zu tun hat. Die Bilder können in den nächsten *24 Stunden* eingereicht werden. Dann wird das Event geschlossen und eine Abstimmungsphase von genau *6 Tagen* beginnt. Die Jury ist das Publikum. In diesem Zeitraum kann jeder seine Stimme durch ein +1 unter seinem Lieblingsbild abgeben. In einer Woche wird dann der aktuelle Stand der Abstimmungen festgehalten und die Gewinner können der Öffentlichkeit preisgegeben werden. *Regeln:* Bitte beachtet das aktuelle Thema. Jeder kann *maximal ein* Bild einreichen. Bitte keine Nacktbilder oder keine anderen anstößigen Bilder. *Wenn sich jemand nicht an die Regeln hält wird aus diesem Event entfernt und nicht bewertet.* letzte Wettbewerb: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ctm6obk634qjimlfl1q7hlvlcio Viel Spaß!!! #foto #photo   #winter #wettbewerb #competition #event#photocompetition   #photocompetitionjanuaryPhoto Competition - January 20132013-01-02 10:00:00138  
Leigh Diprose34,348**UPDATE** **WINNER ANNOUNCED** The Google+ Photographers Photo Competition has finished and the winner has been announced. Check out the LIVE Google+ Photographers Photo Competition Judging here -  http://youtu.be/kq1peO-WS0U The winner with the highest overall score was:  @101062426971907362935  with his winning image of a Sheep!  Congratulations Gerald you have won yourself a $100 B&H Voucher! I will be in contact with you shortly. Thank you to all the Judges for choosing a winner: @109988627215780955901, @110485182713231530837,  @103851629838958886416, @111835024921462866899,   @117231143895654371899   (you can find him on Youtube "ThatNikonGuy", @108680931587975282163 ,  @108470782772821648496   and myself -  @116673938126812294472  ***UPDATE*** The Judging of the _Google+ Photographers Photo Competition_ will happen on Saturday 22nd December 2012 at 6.30pm (Perth, Western Australia time) CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 1.  Add +Leigh Diprose to your circles 2.  Be a member of the 'Google+ Photographers Community' 3.  Enter only ONE photo to this event - it has to be your best photo. 4.  Share this event with your circles WHAT IS THE THEME? Enter your best photo here on this event WHAT IS THE PRIZE? $100 B&H GIFT CARD (can be spent online) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/giftCard.jsp HOW WILL THE PHOTOS BE JUDGED AND HOW WILL THE WINNER BE CHOSEN? To be fair there will be eight judges. Each of the 8 judges will choose their favourite entry. These selected entries will form the 8 finalists. From the selected 8 finalists the photographs will be judged and be given a score out of 100 on the following criteria - How creative, original and what the technical quality is like in the photograph. The finalist that receives the highest overall combined score (out of the individual score from the judges) will be selected as the winner. In the event the winner is disqualified for any reason, the photograph that received the next highest total score will be chosen as the winner. *REMEMBER TO WIN YOU MUST FOLLOW THE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY* The judging of the top 8 photos will be conducted live on a Google Plus Hangout visible on Leigh Diprose's YouTube Channel.  A link to the YouTube video will be posted in the 'Announcements' Category. WHO ARE THE JUDGES (awarded a $20 B&H voucher for their time) +André Appel  +Joshua Fisher +Leigh Diprose  +Andy Gray  +Don Noll +Matt Granger +Jack Salzke  +helen sotiriadis THE LITTLE LEGAL SECTION - THE SMALL TEXT:     1.    You acknowledge that is Your responsibility for protecting your entry against image misuse by any third party. Leigh Diprose assumes no responsibility and will not be liable for any image misuse. 2.   There are no alternatives available for the prize winner. 3.   The winners photo will be published online on www.fstoplounge.com; the F Stop Lounge Google+ page and Facebook page. 4.   Photoshop and other editing techniques are allowed. 5   The prize will be sent to you within a reasonGoogle+ Photographers Community Photo Competition2012-12-11 12:00:59230  
Trey Ratcliff8,773,253A great show! @104987932455782713675 @103519655975029093996 @118351515323229708433 and @103155291053045215105  will join us for a good old-fashioned hangout.  We'll see what everyone is up to and catch up with what's been happening lately in the world of photography )and our own little worlds)... As always, we'll be taking live questions via Google Moderator...  you can watch live here in Google+ or embedded at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  Starting LIVE at 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern. Moved an hour earlier due to scheduled Google Hangouts and Youtube maintenance tonight.Great Live Hangout #60! Gordon Laing from CameraLabs, Thomas Hawk and more!2012-12-04 03:00:00357  
Peter From83,390Time for the (shorter) November challenge... Your task is to upload a creative self portrait to the event.  *Rules: only ONE picture (must be taken by you or by using a self-timer) or you will be removed from the event guest list. Please add a few lines about your photo as well, it's always nice.* The contest ends on November 30, 1 PM CET. Winners will be announced in my feed as soon as possible after the event has closed. Good luck!November Challenge –– Creative Self Portrait –– Please Reshare2012-11-14 19:00:00466  
Trey Ratcliff8,773,253Join us soon for the weekly show...  we'll have on some fun guests for some fun photo talk...  Did you miss the great one last week on Micro-Four-Thirds cameras?  If so, be sure to pop over to YouTube.com/StuckInCustoms to have a watch! :)Trey's Variety Hour #57: Photo Phun... 7PM PT2012-10-30 03:00:00301  
Meilani MacDonald14,878Photographers @104355888553035365377 and @118390125072182346579 have built a thriving business for their StuStuStudio. Their activity on social media sites, including Google+. has played a big role in the growth of the studio over the past couple of years.  Mike and Nicole will be joining us to share their success story and tell us how they used social media to promote their business.   Many photographers who are getting into social media have questions about whether they should share their photos over social media sites.  Is the risk of people using their photos without purchasing them worth the wide audience potential?  Does it devalue their beautiful work? These are some of the topics that will be discussed as Mike and Nicole take us along on their journey to success! The TGIF Business Networking Hangout is for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to network, give themselves a little promo time on air, share questions and advice, and learn from their peers.  Won't you join us? *Where to Find Past Episodes*  There is a past episode in this event listing, you can find all past episodes at: http://www.youtube.com/user/MeiWorksConsulting/videos *How To Join This Hangout on Air* You MUST send me a request if you would like to be invited into the peanut gallery! If you are interested in participating, please let me know in a comment below and I'll add you to my TGIF Hangouts notification circle :)  Hangout invites go out at 3:45pm, if you'd like to be in the peanut gallery when we start broadcasting please don't be late. *Where to Find the Invite to Join* If your stream goes by fast you'll want to check my posts from my profile page for the invite notice so you don't miss it!  To do that go to my profile page and then click the "Posts" button just below the gears pictures in my profile header image, or click this link: https://plus.google.com/106203314085966263136/posts  *About the Host* +Meilani MacDonald is a business brand identity consultant offering private, one-on-one consulting as well as discounted workshops for groups, both via Hangouts.  By the end of our first private or group session you will have a completed worksheet full of the information needed to create your small business marketing outreach strategy and build the business brand identity you want for your biz! Meilani is also a graphic designer with over 15 years of experience and you can see her portfolio here on Google+ at   https://plus.google.com/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561TGIF Business Networking Hangout2012-10-06 01:00:0014  
Trever McGhee97,036Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system! This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know. Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know. I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way, The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it. My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you. I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true. Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later. Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish. They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event. It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters. Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true. Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart. Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life... *****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOU In my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with. So today I Celebrate being 44 and 1 day old.Update to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00203  

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2016-04-01 13:51:42 (32 comments; 3 reshares; 60 +1s)Open 

+Sean McLean set the tone with flowers (posting a Begonia), +Elizabeth Hahn with a nice Saffron Crocus, and +Nicole H posted the very rare Sneezewort Yarrow, so I'd be rude not to follow suite with these beautiful Chrysanthemums!
As you all know I'm an avid flower expert, and run 3 blossomy related communities:

"Flower your way to a Better Life" - https://goo.gl/SsAhv
"Peacefully Perfect Petal Planet" - https://goo.gl/K4ge6I
"Sorry, um... that's a Weed!" - https://goo.gl/7WmXPA

Happy Friday to the bulb friendly team of +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith +Dave Besbris (Great AMP article BTW!) +Shannon Adelson +Wendy Chase +Berit Schurse +Graham Knights +Michael Hatten +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Toshinori ABE +Kathleen Kent +Art through the Aperture Photography +Jacek N. Kozioł +MagdalenaMadZ +Melissa Beagle ... mas »

Most reshares: 14

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2016-03-31 04:00:09 (8 comments; 14 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

Guess who got to shoot some new bridge photos tonight?
I've wanted to shoot the Peace Bridge for a while now.  I was able to work the proper channels and get access to a roof on the Canadian side of the river to get this shot.  I submitted 5/5 allowed entries to the +American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2016 Bridge Photo Contest just before tomorrow's deadline.
One the far right of the photo you can see the Rand Building and the Liberty Building.  My late Dad managed both of them at different times and while I wasn't intentionally including them in the shot I'm glad they are there!
Hope you like!  I'm proud to say I love it and feel I nailed the opportunity :)
#bridge #longexposure #architecture #buffalony

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2016-04-13 14:14:18 (11 comments; 8 reshares; 174 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

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2016-05-04 18:17:10 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

"Niagara Falls" Collection:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/4i0oGB #CollectionsTurn1

"Niagara Falls" Collection:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/4i0oGB #CollectionsTurn1___

2016-05-04 18:14:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

I'm going to do a quick post test.
1 collection share (from button on Collections page), 1 photo share with a link to the collection.
#CollectionsTurn1

I'm going to do a quick post test.
1 collection share (from button on Collections page), 1 photo share with a link to the collection.
#CollectionsTurn1___

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2016-04-29 19:42:59 (13 comments; 2 reshares; 56 +1s)Open 

The Dark Side of Bokeh
All was not well "in the spacious Rest of the World"
While the 2 little innocent specks rejoiced in their finding they were not alone in loving the light enriched bokeh, there was another force at work.  This force did not want to share the light and believed all the bokeh in the world to be his!
He found himself an evil magic wand to pop all the other bokeh balls!
(context here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RobinGriggsWood/posts/7uhM9Fad6XY ) 
Happy Friday to +Robin Griggs Wood +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Dave Besbris +Wesly Smith +Elizabeth Hahn +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson and all the #bokehaulics  out there spreading the good work that Fridays are #bokehlicious !

The Dark Side of Bokeh
All was not well "in the spacious Rest of the World"
While the 2 little innocent specks rejoiced in their finding they were not alone in loving the light enriched bokeh, there was another force at work.  This force did not want to share the light and believed all the bokeh in the world to be his!
He found himself an evil magic wand to pop all the other bokeh balls!
(context here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RobinGriggsWood/posts/7uhM9Fad6XY ) 
Happy Friday to +Robin Griggs Wood +Leo Deegan +Paul Moody +Dave Besbris +Wesly Smith +Elizabeth Hahn +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson and all the #bokehaulics  out there spreading the good work that Fridays are #bokehlicious !___

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2016-04-29 13:26:21 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 80 +1s)Open 

Just Right
Editing it a delicate thing.  After posting a before/after of this shot yesterday and making it a poll to see who liked which better.  A lot of feedback pointed at the "after" version being a bit overdone.  So I dropped both in Photoshop with the "before" in a layer under the "after" and did some masking taking only the best parts of the after at around 50-75% opacity.
Last night I learned about a filter in +Nik Collection by Google Color Efex called "Skylight"  because I watched an awesome video by +Colby Brown over on Fb: https://www.facebook.com/ColbyThomasBrown
I'm already a big fan of the filter and can't wait to try it on a Niagara Falls photo!  Thanks Colby!
Hope you like!
Taken on Ocean Avenue Beach in Cape Cod, MA
#longexposure   #longexposurephotography   #sunrise   #capecod  #neverstoplear... mas »

Just Right
Editing it a delicate thing.  After posting a before/after of this shot yesterday and making it a poll to see who liked which better.  A lot of feedback pointed at the "after" version being a bit overdone.  So I dropped both in Photoshop with the "before" in a layer under the "after" and did some masking taking only the best parts of the after at around 50-75% opacity.
Last night I learned about a filter in +Nik Collection by Google Color Efex called "Skylight"  because I watched an awesome video by +Colby Brown over on Fb: https://www.facebook.com/ColbyThomasBrown
I'm already a big fan of the filter and can't wait to try it on a Niagara Falls photo!  Thanks Colby!
Hope you like!
Taken on Ocean Avenue Beach in Cape Cod, MA
#longexposure   #longexposurephotography   #sunrise   #capecod   #neverstoplearning  ___

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2016-04-29 02:26:14 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 130 +1s)Open 

Morning Warmth
Cape Cod Sunrise
#longexposure   #s2s2s2dio

Morning Warmth
Cape Cod Sunrise
#longexposure   #s2s2s2dio___

2016-04-28 18:54:43 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

Exposure
Because my exposure wasn't perfect on this shot at 70 seconds, I did another for 116 seconds that resulted in my most viewed photo ever (thanks to Chromecast!) at 958,563,754 views: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+michaelbstuart/posts/BEkDCknG9LD
But that doesn't mean we can work with it!  Lightroom + +Nik Collection by Google Color Efex :)
#longexposurethursday  

Which do you like better?

Exposure
Because my exposure wasn't perfect on this shot at 70 seconds, I did another for 116 seconds that resulted in my most viewed photo ever (thanks to Chromecast!) at 958,563,754 views: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+michaelbstuart/posts/BEkDCknG9LD
But that doesn't mean we can work with it!  Lightroom + +Nik Collection by Google Color Efex :)
#longexposurethursday  

Which do you like better?___

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2016-04-27 19:09:20 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 118 +1s)Open 

#shareyourfavorites   #sharethemoften  

Riverfront Sunset
Lewiston, NY
#sunset   #landscapephotography   #longexposure  ___ #shareyourfavorites   #sharethemoften  

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2016-04-26 03:42:29 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

Shore
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

Shore
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré ___

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2016-04-23 03:21:24 (17 comments; 4 reshares; 92 +1s)Open 

Sharing a simple all time favorite for all my #bokehlicious #bokehaulic #bokeh #brothers and #sisters
Happy Friday +Leo Deegan​ +Wesly Smith​ +Paul Moody​ +Dave Besbris​ +Elizabeth Hahn​ and many many more!
As always Fridays are #bokehlicious
(this is also my most popular Tumblr post whatever that means!) 

Sharing a simple all time favorite for all my #bokehlicious #bokehaulic #bokeh #brothers and #sisters
Happy Friday +Leo Deegan​ +Wesly Smith​ +Paul Moody​ +Dave Besbris​ +Elizabeth Hahn​ and many many more!
As always Fridays are #bokehlicious
(this is also my most popular Tumblr post whatever that means!) ___

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2016-04-22 14:26:20 (4 comments; 9 reshares; 42 +1s)Open 

Today is Earth Day
This is a simple detail shot of a plastic bottle. We use these to hold one of our planet's most precious resources: Water. I know I can do better to conserve water. I also know that when I see one of these laying on the ground, I try to pick it up and deliver it to a recycling bin.

Did you know each day in the US more than 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown away. Most end
up in landfills or incinerators, and millions litter America’s streets, parks and waterways.
Please do you part and make sure to recycle! (source: http://www.container-recycling.org/index.php/issues/bottled-water/91-media/outsidenews/275-down-the-drain )


We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme:E... mas »

Today is Earth Day
This is a simple detail shot of a plastic bottle. We use these to hold one of our planet's most precious resources: Water. I know I can do better to conserve water. I also know that when I see one of these laying on the ground, I try to pick it up and deliver it to a recycling bin.

Did you know each day in the US more than 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown away. Most end
up in landfills or incinerators, and millions litter America’s streets, parks and waterways.
Please do you part and make sure to recycle! (source: http://www.container-recycling.org/index.php/issues/bottled-water/91-media/outsidenews/275-down-the-drain )


We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic art project with the theme: Earth Day 2016 - My planet. My part.
#CreateCommunityEarthDay___

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2016-04-20 15:05:32 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2016-04-14 15:33:26 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Very cool timing shot by +Phillip Miller​! Found via #shareyourfaves tag

#oldfavorite #shareyourfaves +Michael B. Stuart I loved how the sun was coming right through the window!___Very cool timing shot by +Phillip Miller​! Found via #shareyourfaves tag

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2016-04-13 14:14:18 (11 comments; 8 reshares; 174 +1s)Open 

#wordlessonwednesday  

#wordlessonwednesday  ___

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2016-04-12 23:48:59 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

"Share your favorites and share them often!" #oldfavorite #shareyourfaves
I'd love to see some of your favorite shots, post them with one of the above hash tags and I'll come visit!
This was the first shot I ever processed using +Joel Tjintjelaar​'s selective gradient mask technique. It's of the French Castle at Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY
Hope you like :) 

"Share your favorites and share them often!" #oldfavorite #shareyourfaves
I'd love to see some of your favorite shots, post them with one of the above hash tags and I'll come visit!
This was the first shot I ever processed using +Joel Tjintjelaar​'s selective gradient mask technique. It's of the French Castle at Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY
Hope you like :) ___

2016-04-08 01:48:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

I feel like I don't share to "Little Treasures" enough these days. #collections

I feel like I don't share to "Little Treasures" enough these days. #collections___

2016-04-07 13:41:23 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

So how cool is this:
+Zvonimir Fras has a collection called "Promoting Photographers" that I'm sharing to my "Photographers to Follow" collection basically doubling the awesomeness!
Thanks +Azlin Bloor for the heads up :)

So how cool is this:
+Zvonimir Fras has a collection called "Promoting Photographers" that I'm sharing to my "Photographers to Follow" collection basically doubling the awesomeness!
Thanks +Azlin Bloor for the heads up :)___

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2016-04-06 14:31:52 (3 comments; 8 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

+Rodney Campbell has some amazing work!

Light on Air

Narrawallee Beach, Mollymook, South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
FC330, 1/140 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

http://www.rc.au.net/blog/2016/04/06/bought-drone-journey-begins/

I’d been thinking about getting a drone and specifically a DJI Phantom quadcopter for some time now.

Ever since I’d returned from our great trip through north west Australia I’d been wondering how good it would have been had I had a drone with me during that trip. There were so many fantastic locations we visited that I know I could have used the DJI‘s capabilities to further enhance my photographic experience. The added ability to capture and portray the scene in front of me in new and unique ways was sorely tempting.

As a landscape photographer my primary interest lay in the aerial photography aspects (shooting down from above the landscape). I was looking at this as an adjunct, an additional perspective to my existing landscape photography. Obviously video is a strong point with these flying camera drones but it is still imagery that is my passion. Telling the story in a single frame is such a joy. The fact that it takes significantly less storage and processing resources is also a bonus :).

However I knew if I did get a drone that I’d have to learn the art and craft of video storytelling (both the capture and editing) eventually as well.

I’ve had two other very cheap drones before this (the first was a cheap toy, was basically unflyable and crashed and destroyed on the first day and the second was the Syma X5C).

I (not surprisingly) found the first two drones quite hard to control and it required a lot of active concentration to fly the whole time. Much loosing control and crashing was involved.

The Phantom 4 however is a joy to fly and comparing ease of flying is chalk and cheese. You think you’re getting a bit out of control you let go of the sticks and it stops and hovers in place. You then have time to stop and think about what you want to do and move on. Obviously if you’re not careful – especially with objects around – you can crash – so you do need to be mindful.

#visitNSW #exploreaustralia #seeaustralia #focusaustralia
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography
+HQSP Landscape #hqsplandscape
+BTP Landscape Pro #BTPLandscapePro___+Rodney Campbell has some amazing work!

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2016-04-06 14:30:03 (3 comments; 6 reshares; 109 +1s)Open 

Peace Bridge - Buffalo, NY
#longexposure  

Peace Bridge - Buffalo, NY
#longexposure  ___

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2016-04-06 04:34:54 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

We're on a road to nowhere.


#hqspmonochrome  +HQSP Monochrome  #btpmonochromepro  +BTP Monochrome Pro  #monochromeworld  +Monochrome World  #allthingsmonochrome  +All Things Monochrome +10000 Photographers BW  #1000photographersBWmonochrome   #blackandwhitephotos   #blackandwhitephotography  +Black and White Photos +Monochrome Arty Club  #monochromeartyclub  

We're on a road to nowhere.


#hqspmonochrome  +HQSP Monochrome  #btpmonochromepro  +BTP Monochrome Pro  #monochromeworld  +Monochrome World  #allthingsmonochrome  +All Things Monochrome +10000 Photographers BW  #1000photographersBWmonochrome   #blackandwhitephotos   #blackandwhitephotography  +Black and White Photos +Monochrome Arty Club  #monochromeartyclub  ___

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2016-04-06 03:04:56 (5 comments; 8 reshares; 148 +1s)Open 

8 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds
(Peace Bridge - Buffalo, New York, USA / Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada)

8 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds
(Peace Bridge - Buffalo, New York, USA / Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada)___

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2016-04-04 17:58:54 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

The unseen sky
I promise you the sky looked nothing like this in person.
Amazing what a RAW file and some Lightroom dehaze can find :)
For #minimalmonda  by +Olivier Du Tré 
#buffalony  

The unseen sky
I promise you the sky looked nothing like this in person.
Amazing what a RAW file and some Lightroom dehaze can find :)
For #minimalmonda  by +Olivier Du Tré 
#buffalony  ___

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2016-04-01 20:51:40 (5 comments; 11 reshares; 107 +1s)Open 

Bridge to Buffalo
The Peace Bridge - Buffalo, NY / Fort Erie, ON
Opened in 1927.
ISO100 40mm f/8.0 71s
Canon 6D - 24-105mm f/4 Lens, B+W 10 Stop ND Filter, Vanguard Tripod

Bridge to Buffalo
The Peace Bridge - Buffalo, NY / Fort Erie, ON
Opened in 1927.
ISO100 40mm f/8.0 71s
Canon 6D - 24-105mm f/4 Lens, B+W 10 Stop ND Filter, Vanguard Tripod___

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2016-04-01 13:51:42 (32 comments; 3 reshares; 60 +1s)Open 

+Sean McLean set the tone with flowers (posting a Begonia), +Elizabeth Hahn with a nice Saffron Crocus, and +Nicole H posted the very rare Sneezewort Yarrow, so I'd be rude not to follow suite with these beautiful Chrysanthemums!
As you all know I'm an avid flower expert, and run 3 blossomy related communities:

"Flower your way to a Better Life" - https://goo.gl/SsAhv
"Peacefully Perfect Petal Planet" - https://goo.gl/K4ge6I
"Sorry, um... that's a Weed!" - https://goo.gl/7WmXPA

Happy Friday to the bulb friendly team of +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith +Dave Besbris (Great AMP article BTW!) +Shannon Adelson +Wendy Chase +Berit Schurse +Graham Knights +Michael Hatten +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Toshinori ABE +Kathleen Kent +Art through the Aperture Photography +Jacek N. Kozioł +MagdalenaMadZ +Melissa Beagle ... mas »

+Sean McLean set the tone with flowers (posting a Begonia), +Elizabeth Hahn with a nice Saffron Crocus, and +Nicole H posted the very rare Sneezewort Yarrow, so I'd be rude not to follow suite with these beautiful Chrysanthemums!
As you all know I'm an avid flower expert, and run 3 blossomy related communities:

"Flower your way to a Better Life" - https://goo.gl/SsAhv
"Peacefully Perfect Petal Planet" - https://goo.gl/K4ge6I
"Sorry, um... that's a Weed!" - https://goo.gl/7WmXPA

Happy Friday to the bulb friendly team of +Leo Deegan +Wesly Smith +Dave Besbris (Great AMP article BTW!) +Shannon Adelson +Wendy Chase +Berit Schurse +Graham Knights +Michael Hatten +Robin Griggs Wood +Lauri Novak +Toshinori ABE +Kathleen Kent +Art through the Aperture Photography +Jacek N. Kozioł +Magdalena MadZ +Melissa Beagle +Dawn Siadatan 
As always - Fridays are #bokehlicious  ___

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2016-03-31 14:56:09 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 138 +1s)Open 

The Peace Bridge
Buffalo, NY / Fort Erie, ON
For  #longexposurethursday  by +Francesco Gola 
#buffalony  
ISO200 28mm f/8.0 161s
The wind could not have been blowing in a better direction for this shot!

The Peace Bridge
Buffalo, NY / Fort Erie, ON
For  #longexposurethursday  by +Francesco Gola 
#buffalony  
ISO200 28mm f/8.0 161s
The wind could not have been blowing in a better direction for this shot!___

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2016-03-31 04:00:09 (8 comments; 14 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

Guess who got to shoot some new bridge photos tonight?
I've wanted to shoot the Peace Bridge for a while now.  I was able to work the proper channels and get access to a roof on the Canadian side of the river to get this shot.  I submitted 5/5 allowed entries to the +American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2016 Bridge Photo Contest just before tomorrow's deadline.
One the far right of the photo you can see the Rand Building and the Liberty Building.  My late Dad managed both of them at different times and while I wasn't intentionally including them in the shot I'm glad they are there!
Hope you like!  I'm proud to say I love it and feel I nailed the opportunity :)
#bridge #longexposure #architecture #buffalony

Guess who got to shoot some new bridge photos tonight?
I've wanted to shoot the Peace Bridge for a while now.  I was able to work the proper channels and get access to a roof on the Canadian side of the river to get this shot.  I submitted 5/5 allowed entries to the +American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2016 Bridge Photo Contest just before tomorrow's deadline.
One the far right of the photo you can see the Rand Building and the Liberty Building.  My late Dad managed both of them at different times and while I wasn't intentionally including them in the shot I'm glad they are there!
Hope you like!  I'm proud to say I love it and feel I nailed the opportunity :)
#bridge #longexposure #architecture #buffalony___

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2016-03-28 14:46:05 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Wait, so the Easter Bunny doesn't go waterskiing in your town?
A fun yearly tradition in Lewiston, NY
Slightly inspired by +Toby Harriman's Modern Surfer series :)

Something different for #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
#panning   #easterbunny  

Wait, so the Easter Bunny doesn't go waterskiing in your town?
A fun yearly tradition in Lewiston, NY
Slightly inspired by +Toby Harriman's Modern Surfer series :)

Something different for #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 
#panning   #easterbunny  ___

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2016-03-25 20:27:23 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Cape Cod Sunrise - This was such a beautiful morning with the beach all to myself. I enjoyed the daybreak with my coffee and took a bunch of long exposure shots (the red light on the camera means the shutter is open). Little did I know 2 of my shots from this morning would be featured on Chromecast and garner over 900,000,000 views a piece!

Cape Cod Sunrise - This was such a beautiful morning with the beach all to myself. I enjoyed the daybreak with my coffee and took a bunch of long exposure shots (the red light on the camera means the shutter is open). Little did I know 2 of my shots from this morning would be featured on Chromecast and garner over 900,000,000 views a piece!___

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2016-03-24 23:50:37 (13 comments; 10 reshares; 122 +1s)Open 

Sunset on Lake Ontario 

Sunset on Lake Ontario ___

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2016-03-24 19:23:34 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities -- from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog EfexPro... mas »

Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities -- from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now. ___

2016-03-22 11:25:39 (12 comments; 4 reshares; 107 +1s)Open 

Old Fort Niagara
Youngstown, NY
Snuck in this shot during a wedding in 2014 :)
An amazing historic place to visit.
http://www.oldfortniagara.org/

Old Fort Niagara
Youngstown, NY
Snuck in this shot during a wedding in 2014 :)
An amazing historic place to visit.
http://www.oldfortniagara.org/___

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2016-03-18 18:49:43 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 91 +1s)Open 

+Michael Shainblum really shows scale with this appropriately titled shot "Power"

"Power"___+Michael Shainblum really shows scale with this appropriately titled shot "Power"

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2016-03-18 14:49:10 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

We're on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/s2s2s2dio/
https://www.instagram.com/stustustudio/
Are you? Leave a link in the comments :)
#instagram

We're on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/s2s2s2dio/
https://www.instagram.com/stustustudio/
Are you? Leave a link in the comments :)
#instagram___

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2016-03-18 14:06:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 50 +1s)Open 

Be there waiting
Lewiston, NY
#longexposure #choppywater  
ISO100 80mm f/8.0 10s

Be there waiting
Lewiston, NY
#longexposure #choppywater  
ISO100 80mm f/8.0 10s___

2016-03-17 17:24:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Added photos to LPS Event #70 Silky Water.

Added photos to LPS Event #70 Silky Water.___

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2016-03-17 15:12:05 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Free Custom Lightroom Preset "Emerald":
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/419901/Emerald.lrtemplate.zip
(Works best on black & whites)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Free Custom Lightroom Preset "Emerald":
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/419901/Emerald.lrtemplate.zip
(Works best on black & whites)___

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2016-03-17 14:09:07 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

4 years ago, wow time flies... Happy St. Patrick's Day! #GooglePhotos photo by +Nicole M. Stuart​

4 years ago, wow time flies... Happy St. Patrick's Day! #GooglePhotos photo by +Nicole M. Stuart​___

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2016-03-17 01:58:56 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 98 +1s)Open 

I post a lot of Western New York photos on our Instagram http://instagram.com/stustustudio
I wanted to share since we approaching 1000 followers which is a big deal for us :)
After not paid much attention to Instagram a couple years ago, I try to post daily and enjoy it more now. The local phosphate scene seems to work best on that network. I really don't know if the new format with a curated order will help or hurt my personal experience. I guess we'll see.
Feel free to leave your link/URL in the comments! 

I post a lot of Western New York photos on our Instagram http://instagram.com/stustustudio
I wanted to share since we approaching 1000 followers which is a big deal for us :)
After not paid much attention to Instagram a couple years ago, I try to post daily and enjoy it more now. The local phosphate scene seems to work best on that network. I really don't know if the new format with a curated order will help or hurt my personal experience. I guess we'll see.
Feel free to leave your link/URL in the comments! ___

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2016-03-17 01:35:29 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

I'm a big fan of +Jimmy McIntyre​'s work and his willingness to share his techniques. To get this shot he self admittedly pushed safe photography a bit but by sharing his story and after thoughts maybe someone else will think twice before risking injury or worse to get "the shot".

The Life of a Starfish
This photo was from our final day Motukiekie beach. We waited 7 days for the conditions to become favourable, and the shot was a risky one. But I'm glad we stuck around long enough to capture it :)

Image edited using Raya Pro in Photoshop.

As usual, you can see the before/after comparison on my blog, and the post-processing involved; http://www.throughstrangelenses.com/2016/03/15/sunset-at-motukiekie-beach/

___I'm a big fan of +Jimmy McIntyre​'s work and his willingness to share his techniques. To get this shot he self admittedly pushed safe photography a bit but by sharing his story and after thoughts maybe someone else will think twice before risking injury or worse to get "the shot".

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2016-03-16 19:23:51 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 49 +1s)Open 

Phantoms in the Water
On sale today only for $2 Million!
(A Shot in the Dark: Peter Lik's $6.5 Million 'Phantom' Now the World's Most Expensive Photograph http://goo.gl/nY5CeB )
ISO100 35mm f/10 8.4s
#ADK   #adirondacks   #longexposure   #monochrome  

Phantoms in the Water
On sale today only for $2 Million!
(A Shot in the Dark: Peter Lik's $6.5 Million 'Phantom' Now the World's Most Expensive Photograph http://goo.gl/nY5CeB )
ISO100 35mm f/10 8.4s
#ADK   #adirondacks   #longexposure   #monochrome  ___

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2016-03-16 01:10:35 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

I'll know her when I see her
I'm sure a number of you saw the announcement about the new Google Create program.  I'm looking to lobby a bit to be accepted!
Would it be too much to ask for some feedback from you about me as a Google+ user?

• Have I helped you in any way?
• Do you enjoy my photos?
• Is there anything you'd share about why I might be a good fit?

Thanks so much in advance for taking the moment to comment.
If you're also applying to the program and think a post like this makes sense to get some feedback from your followers feel free to copy/paste.

Photo taken at Chatham Beach, Cape Cod MA

I'll know her when I see her
I'm sure a number of you saw the announcement about the new Google Create program.  I'm looking to lobby a bit to be accepted!
Would it be too much to ask for some feedback from you about me as a Google+ user?

• Have I helped you in any way?
• Do you enjoy my photos?
• Is there anything you'd share about why I might be a good fit?

Thanks so much in advance for taking the moment to comment.
If you're also applying to the program and think a post like this makes sense to get some feedback from your followers feel free to copy/paste.

Photo taken at Chatham Beach, Cape Cod MA___

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2016-03-15 23:30:14 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Big fan of +Alan Shapiro​'s photography and his positive disposition! 

Big fan of +Alan Shapiro​'s photography and his positive disposition! ___

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2016-03-15 12:47:36 (2 comments; 7 reshares; 94 +1s)Open 

Chatham Fog
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

Chatham Fog
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré ___

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2016-03-12 15:29:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Flower Fractal #AutoAwesome #macncheese

Flower Fractal #AutoAwesome #macncheese___

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2016-03-12 02:01:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Awesome shot from +Berit Schurse​!

Mimikri

#München #Munich #UBahn ___Awesome shot from +Berit Schurse​!

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2016-03-10 19:46:33 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Another First:
One of my sunset photos graces the cover of an ebook on Amazon! :)
It has 5/5 stars with 10 reviews :)
http://www.amazon.com/Fugitive-Dust-J-E-McBee-ebook/dp/B018ZSC9LQ
The still was pulled from this sunset video/timelaspe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9qnUfnN_Iw

Another First:
One of my sunset photos graces the cover of an ebook on Amazon! :)
It has 5/5 stars with 10 reviews :)
http://www.amazon.com/Fugitive-Dust-J-E-McBee-ebook/dp/B018ZSC9LQ
The still was pulled from this sunset video/timelaspe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9qnUfnN_Iw___

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2016-03-09 19:53:29 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

This looks awesome!

Introducing Google+ Create

Today we are launching Google+ Create (g.co/PlusCreate), a unique program that gives amazing content creators the recognition and audience they deserve.

When we introduced Google+ Collections last May, we were blown away by the amazing things people began sharing, from the beautiful (goo.gl/ryi0jv) to the breathtaking (goo.gl/n0KpR6), from the profound (goo.gl/XfBB0y) to the playful (goo.gl/zdDVsf), from the whimsical (goo.gl/zLOMgy) to the wonderfully eclectic (goo.gl/kgtI38).

And people on Google+ agree. Since launching the redesigned Google+ in November, Collection follows have more than doubled.

But these Collections don’t create themselves. Behind them are fascinating individuals who bring their flair, imagination and craft to engage and inspire others. There are food alchemists like +maria nasir in Lahore, Pakistan, writers and woodturners like +Ellie Kennard and +Steven Kennard in Nova Scotia, and daredevil acrobats like +Randy T on a mountain top near you.

We want to celebrate these inspiring creators and amplify their unique voices. Google+ Create members get a verified profile, early access to new product features, a private channel with the Google+ team, and special opportunities to build their audiences.

Visit g.co/PlusCreate to meet some of our members, learn about the benefits, and apply to join if you’re interested. Or just immerse yourself in the diversity of Collections already on Google+ (g.co/Collections).___This looks awesome!

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2016-03-09 19:32:17 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Dining Room
Took some real estate photos of our house on Sunday.  We rented the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II from +Camera Lens Rentals, LLC and I was very happy with what we came up with.  Mostly 5 shots bracketed and HDR merged in Lightroom 6.
I'm going to miss this place :)
BTW - Any antique experts out there that can tell me anything about this dining room table & matching hutch?  I believe it's from the Sikes Furniture Company in Buffalo, NY.  The whole thing is wood (no screws) and it's amazing.
#realestatephotography   #antique  

Dining Room
Took some real estate photos of our house on Sunday.  We rented the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II from +Camera Lens Rentals, LLC and I was very happy with what we came up with.  Mostly 5 shots bracketed and HDR merged in Lightroom 6.
I'm going to miss this place :)
BTW - Any antique experts out there that can tell me anything about this dining room table & matching hutch?  I believe it's from the Sikes Furniture Company in Buffalo, NY.  The whole thing is wood (no screws) and it's amazing.
#realestatephotography   #antique  ___

2016-03-09 13:25:42 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

"How Do You See?"
Check out this mentorship from +Lauri Novak: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

These are the selection criteria:

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

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

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

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

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

The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus___"How Do You See?"
Check out this mentorship from +Lauri Novak: 

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2016-03-07 05:05:34 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 62 +1s)Open 

Morning Elements
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré 

Morning Elements
For #minimalmonday  by +Olivier Du Tré ___

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2016-03-03 13:15:00 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 82 +1s)Open 

Standing Tall
#lasvegas   #monochrome   #architecture  

Standing Tall
#lasvegas   #monochrome   #architecture  ___

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