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Curtis Simmons
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COO, StuckInCustoms; I do photography, mostly landscapes, but also a few nudes
COO, StuckInCustoms; I do photography, mostly landscapes, but also a few nudes

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I'm not sure if this has been shared here before. If you enjoy Trey's teaching style and want to always get the latest he has to offer then you might really love the new Passport service on his blog. For just $10/month you get all of his tutorials, eBooks, plus exclusive tips & tricks he publishes only to Passport subscribers on his blog.

https://www.stuckincustoms.com/passport/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxxrlwW0gq4

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A shot I processed with Aurora HDR Pro. It was taken at the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata, New Zealand.

Macphun is currently offering the best price I've seen for Aurora HDR Pro --> https://aurorahdr.com/switch
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We had a wonderful time at Poppies Martinborough winery with Poppy and Shayne Hammond. What a great couple and excellent wine. smile emoticon It’s a must-do if you find yourself near Wellington, New Zealand.
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Excited that we're launching the Becoming an Artist with Trey Ratcliff series just one hour from now (6PM PST / 9PM EST / 1PM NZT)

Trey created a new Facebook Group called Becoming an Artist - Trey Ratcliff's Funky Lounge (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BecomingAnArtist). All are welcome, share your photos, comment and engage smile emoticon

One hour later, Trey will hold a LIVE Q&A here--> https://www.facebook.com/events/1130486937017781/

We’ll re-watch the first episode in the background, talk about it, tell more behind-the-scenes stuff, take live questions, and maybe even critique some photos. Be sure to share some of your own favorite works with the ‪#‎Becoming‬ hashtag— we’ll be watching!

The series was beautifully shot / edited by +Bel Jones and a ton of work by +Luke Lakatosh, +Ruby Wilson, +Jonatas Eridani and many others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o82_t_hQ4o&index=2&list=PL3fOz_btXi-yXBIznFy0d36U0avzOfq3v

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Super proud of +Melissa Simmons. She wanted to find a job that she both enjoyed and gave her flexibility with both time and location so we could travel the world together. Instead of finding that perfect job, she created her own!

She founded a business called More Time For Photos which provides virtual assistant services to photographers. The business is already a big success and growing rapidly. Looking forward to see what she does with it this year.

http://www.moretimeforphotos.com

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Whew! Another HUGE project released. Super excited about this one as well. +Trey Ratcliff and Macphun have joined forces to design the ultimate HDR software. Get it while it's hot!

http://www.stuckincustoms.com/aurora-hdr-software-for-mac/

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Start to unlock your creative awesome in under 60 seconds!

It's fast and free to sign-up for The Arcanum. If you're invited to an Apprenticeship you will pay just $79 per month in Membership Dues. You'll get personalized, one-on-one, coaching; Fun, challenge-based, learning; and, be part of a small group of creative friends.

Apply today at http://thearcanum.com/apply-now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6AffCB1aho

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Updated Flickr to hold all of my Burning Man photos. There's a few extras in there too.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/simmons_tx/albums/72157659946755301

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This was my third trip to Burning Man ​, a fantastical art and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA. Each year is an entirely new experience that is is equally hard to believe and describe. There truly is no other event like it in the world. It runs for one full week in a harsh desert climate with temps ranging from 32F - 100+ and day-long dust storms so thick you can barely see your hands in front of your face. There are enormous, breathtaking, unimaginable, MadMax-esque, art pieces and mutant vehicles spread over seven square miles of desert playa. Everything here is ephemeral. The art is on display for just a few short days and is either burned or taken away. Soon after the vehicles, the camps and the people disburse like dust in the wind, leaving nothing but the desert landscape just as it has existed for thousands of years. 

But that is not what makes the festival unique. The secret is the community of 70,000 people who come together as one. There are no egos, no logos, no products, no sales, nor trash on the ground… ever. With these burdens removed you see a glimpse of how people from any social, economic, or cultural background can love and live together in harmony. 

Just like the transformative and transient nature of the art, this one living organism comes alive, impacts those within it and is gone in the blink of an eye. You’re quickly thrust back into the “default world” of deadlines, bills and personal agendas. However, when you close your eyes and empty your mind, you can faintly remember the changes that have begun within you. After repeated visits these changes begin to layer one upon another until you have been transformed from the inside out. In reflection, Burning Man is not a festival or event, it is movement.

It is with these same principles in mind that The Arcanum (http​://thearcanum.com) was formed. We are seeing a community of people come together in a virtual world to create and celebrate art. And in the process they too undergo a metamorphosis.
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