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Well that didn't take long.
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I wish I had this guy's balls.
Street photographer Bruce Gilden has a pretty distinct style of getting into strangers' faces and firing off a flash held in his other hand. Eric Kim -- who recently started doing street photography f...
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I agree, that guy is kind of an idiot. And without a release you can't really use the image for much of anything anyways.
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Photographers who follow me,

One of the ways that I learn about what I want in my photos is by critiquing your photos. I'm aware that many photographers don't like to be critiqued. If you would like your photos or just don't care, let me know. I only critique images that capture my attention in someway, I don't generally take requests. :)

Anyways, let me know.
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Photo taken at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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Funny you should mention the little green island ... I just couldn't decide and tried to imagine the shot without it. In some ways I think it detracts a little from the "clump" of trees on the horizon, but I still like the shot.
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Shocker of the day, +Trey Ratcliff experiences hazy weather in SEATTLE! :)
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Just uploaded this video for you.. a failed photo shoot in Seattle... I thought you might like to see failures as well as successes. This video is not terribly exciting.. I was feeling a bit blue when I made it.
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You probably have to be pretty advanced to know that a shot won't turn out before you even try
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This is a pretty good list. I only follow a handful of these cause I'm kinda picky. But. I really like most of the them.
Jarek Klimek originally shared:
80 Users Google+ Photographers Need To Follow
The list has been UPDATED on July 22.
19 new names has been added to the list.
Do you like the UPDATED list? Share it!

G+ Photography Celebrities (10000+ followers)
Lisa Bettany

Thomas Hawk

Trey Ratcliff

Inspiring Landscape Photographers

Colby Brown

Eric Leslie

Gary Crabbe

Giuseppe Basile

Jay Patel ( new )

Jim Goldstein

Patrick Smith

Patrick Di Fruscia

Philippe Sainte-Laudy ( new )

Ron Niebrugge

QT Luong

Sathish Jothikumar

Saurabh Deoras

TSOPhotography by Terje Sørgjerd

Inspiring Seascape Photographers

Jim Patterson ( new )

Joe Azure

Kieran O'Connor Photography

Inspiring Wildlife Photographers

Carl Stovell

Rob Daugherty

Kyle Marquardt

William Burrard-Lucas

Inspiring Street Photographers

Dave Beckerman

Dariusz Majgier

Felipe Apostol

Gary Austin

Greg Schmigel

Leanne Staples ( new )

Michiel de Lange Photography

Mihailo Radičević

Star Rush

Trond Lindholm

Thomas Leuthard

Inspiring Portrait Photographers

Alan Shapiro

Jan H. Andersen


Paul R. Giunta

Victor Bezrukov

Inspiring Urban Landscapes Photographers

Vivienne Gucwa

Scott Frederick ( new )

Inspiring Wedding Photographers

Neal Urban

Scott Jarvie

Inspiring Wedding and Stormchasing Photographer

Mike Olbinski ( new )

Inspiring Food Photographers

Nicole S. Young

Penny De Los Santos ( new )

Inspiring B&W Photographers

Suzana Ristic ( new )

Inspiring Architecture Photographers

Klaus Herrmann

Inspiring Fashion Photographers

Frank Doorhof

Inspiring Commercial Photographers

Israel David Groveman ( new )

Inspiring Documentary Photographer

Robert Larson ( new )

His photography focused videos are really special

Jared Polin ( new )

Inspiring Photographers

Alfie Goodrich

Ang of AKJ Photography ( new )

Beau Kahler

Brian Matiash

Cassius Wright

Chris Collacott

Chris Marquardt

Chris Miller ( new )

Damien Franco

Dave Cox

Dan Carr

G Dan Mitchell

Håkan Dahlström ( new )

John De Bord ( new )

Lotus Carroll

Mike Shaw Photography

Rick Sammon

Romain Guy ( new )

Terry Nelson

Websites Founders

Evgeny Tchebotarev - co-founder and creative director of 500px

Darren Rowse ( new ) - founder of Digital Photography School

Dave Powell - founder of

Don MacAskill - the co-founder and CEO of SmugMug

Peter Bargh ( new ) - founder of


Corinne Perkins - the visuals editor for

Updates info

The initial list
The initial list "61 Users Google+ Photographers Need To Follow" has been published on July 20:

It has been shared like crazy.
The shares-counter has been maxed out (1000 shares) less than 20 hours after releasing the list.

Update #1
Published on July 22
80 Users Google+ Photographers Need To Follow
16 new names has been added to the list.
Search (use CTRL+F) for the word new to find them.

Update #2
Will be published on August 1.

Let me share some interesting reactions to the initial list

Natalie Villalobos
Community Manager for the Google+ project
Loving this list! Adding all of them to my photog circle... Thanks Jarek Klimek!

Brian Rose
Google+ Photos Community Manager
Epic, thanks for pulling this together.

Trey Ratcliff
Okay - NOW following all of them... hehe - man I had so many tabs open... almost had to reboot!

Cassius Wright
According to social statistics i gained 2200!!!
I think its because of a photography list that got shared 9 bazillion times.

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Crazy Influx of new G+ Friends?

Hi guys! Yesterday evening, I found that suddenly, people started adding me to their circles at an enormous rate. Within the last 12 hours, almost 400 new G+ users added me to their circles. First of all, thanks for that to all those people. Of course, I was wondering what could cause this. First, I thought that G+ had opened the gates to the public. But I found no proof for that.

Then, after some further investigations, I found that I had been included on a list of 61 photographers that Jarek Klimek recommended to follow. This list has apparently been shared like mad over the last few hours.


1) My goal is to create the list of inspiring and interesting photographers.

2) I can't use the +mention for all photographers because G+ has a limit to the number of people you can tag in a post. This is why there are the old-fashioned links in the list.

3) I'm sure I've missed some interesting names, and I'm eager to hear your recommendations. Please don't recommend users who just created their G+ profile, but they have no posts published here, yet.

4) The Google plus photography community is very dynamic, so I'm going to update the list regularly. Do you want to be notified about the updates? Add me +Jarek Klimek to your circles.
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nifty! btw, google+'s page has a lot of nifty info
**** originally shared:
Google + to go live for public on or before July 31st.
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I've added a bunch of people to my circles. However, no one seems to be getting invites.
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