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AJ White
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Lives in Carlsbad, New Mexico
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Is the G+ Photography Community Dying?

Is it me, or has anyone noticed how slow G+ has been recently? But its more than that. I also don't see as many familiar faces as i used too. Die hards that joined and were very active from around 2 years ago.. barely touch base here anymore.. opting to post more actively on Facebook and other platforms? Other friends deleted accounts for a variety of reasons. And then recently i was sad to learn that a core G+ photography theme #MacroMonday is closing it's page with its original curators 'retiring.  'What does it mean? 

I started noticing people leaving and the change just over a year ago when communities were introduced and more changes were made to the SUL. Is it the communities? Has it changed how G+ photographers engage and relate on here potentially for the worse?  (I.e, people are here we just don't see them or their work as much anymore since they are being posted in communities) Is it the SUL that people are tired of --with a baffling select group of photographers getting the lion's share of engagement and interaction on here based on cronyism? Is it all the changes G+ has made to the look and feel and more importantly the notification systems as well has the 'recommended' algorithms? Are our posts just not reaching each other the way they used to and/or is G+ is simply not 'showing' us more work of those in our circles? In  G+'s quest to personalize,  have they inadvertendly created exclusion? Or is G+ too glitchy now..with commenting problems and technical issues sharing etc?  Or is it something else entirely that i'm missing?  

I know i'm not the only one wondering this as others have mentioned it to me and others have left or are all but gone?  I would love to hear other peoples opinions on this or any answers people might have! 

(p.s and then i'm laughing as i don't even know if anyone is going to see this to reply?) :)

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So true. I think that's why I've been seeing some growth, interactions, meeting new people. This year has been all about new interactions and growing old ones even stronger. 
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Another shot from Saturday's Fashion shoot with  Katie Radecki. +Profoto +Photoshop Training Channel  +Adobe Photoshop  #fashion #heels #pink   #dress #travel #newmexico   #blonde   #model #canon +Canon Tweets +Canon Users  #location +Zenfolio +500px 
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Shot from yesterdays boudoir session. +Adobe Photoshop +Boudior modelling +Lightroom Secrets +Photoshop Training Channel 
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A definite must watch for any photographer, but especially for any of us that are in the Desert Southwest and have harsh conditions like no other. #profoto  +Profoto 
On April 23, Profoto and photographer Jared Platt will host a free webinar on how to create a beautiful light on harsh conditions.
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Shot from today' session with Katie Radecki. #Fashion #Profoto +Profoto +Adobe Photoshop  +Lightroom Secrets +Photoshop Training Channel +Zenfolio +500px 
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red sets it of  beautifully
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Some recent Boudoir Sessions! 
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Vibration Analyst, Infrared Technician, Husband, Son, Father, Photographer and Veteran!
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Portraits, Alternative Fashion, Flamour, Commercial and Urban Photography
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  • A Whites Photography
    Owner/Photographer/That Guy with the camera, 2001 - present
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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TX - Fort Worth, TX - Oak Harbor, WA - Jacksonville, FL - Atlanta, GA - Virginia Beach, VA
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Just an average guy doing amazing things with a camera and lights. At least that's what they tell!
Introduction
I am a Vibration Analyst as well as Infrared Technician for a mining company in New Mexico.

Former Aviation Machinst Mate (Jet Engine Mechainc). I worked on several platforms such as the engine for the EA-6B Prowler, SH-60B/R SeaHawk Helicopters and FA-18 SuperHornets.

I spent the majority of my time here in the states and deployed to various countries seeing different and wonderful places and cultures.

Proud Veteran!

Now I'm just back to being a normal civilian and loving it. It gives me more time for family and the things we like to do as a family.

In my free time I photograph a "VERY WIDE" range of subjects.  I can't stick to just one genre'.  It's all good to me.  But if I had to choose a subject as a favorite, I'd say it has to be people.  They can perform many different things in life that need to be captured for that one moment in time.

Second best would definitely be Nature, you can't beat the wonders of what this world has to offer at any given time. It's never the same when you come back to it.


This is me in a nut shell.

Enjoy the photos and have a great time!

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Internationally published photographer for the US NAVY and Inked Girls.
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  • Southwest High School
    Advanced Debauchery
  • School of Life
    People, Free Thinking, Society, Pursuit of Knowledge, Cultures and World Civilization.
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Food is very good for the town, actually Well above the rest of the eating establishments of Carlsbad. The Chicken Cordon Blue was outstanding. Not a fan of squash, but the rest of the vegetables were steamed perfectly. Only thing that is a bummer for me is that they serve Gelato, I have been to Italy and have had real Gelato. This is a bit lacking and has a tad bit to much texture for gelato. But it's close. Price is a bit above what it should be for this town. But that is the price that sets them above the rest. I will be back to eat here.
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My first experience was in Feb of this year. Great customer service by the lot manager and salesman. But after dealing with these folks for 5 months not so good anymore. The finance mgr they had was not a good one at all. Seems she messed over quite a few people and their registration of vehicles. I had mine registered in TX due to still having a physical address in NM at the time of purchase. The tags were sent to the wrong county in TX and I never was notified about them being there. I kept in contact with the dealership the entire time about this. I had three temporary tags during this entire ordeal. It should not take from February till May to get tags for a vehicle After getting the tags sent back to NM for the truck to be registered here, this May by now (truck legally registered in NM on MAY 2nd of this year). I still have not received my refund check for the difference spent on tax, title and registration for TX and now it's July. They do not return phone calls when messages are left or even when you talk with them and they tell you they will call you back. I just found out on July 10th that I will finally be getting my check...it's almost the middle of the month. These are signs of a shoty business that employees people that are only there to make money and not tend to the customers needs and get it right the first time. I will never buy another vehicle from this dealership again. From now on I will drive to Albuquerque, Las Cruses or Texas to by my vehicles. I will never recommend to anyone to buy a vehicle from here.
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Quality: Poor to fairAppeal: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
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