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Diana Boyd
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Attended Antonelli Institute of Art and Photography
Lives in Cinncinati , Ohio
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11/26 Selfie
On a hike in Richardsons Preserve in Cincinnati, Ohio
+Tisha Montgomery  +Brandon Luk  +Lauri Novak  +Alison Christensen 
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Beautifully done +Diana Boyd !
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The Plus post! 
+Morgana Creely 
Single Frame an Introduction to Cinematic Storytelling sponsored by +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers 
Week 5
Our mission this week was to pick a room in our house and tell a story without people involved.
We were also to set our tripods in one place and shoot three stories using height, angle, focal length and lighting to help tell our story.
It was a challenge thinking up the story and setting up and shooting it in one week.
This story takes place in my studio, where the photographer was shooting a tabletop display.
Someone broke in, stabbed her and left the scene!
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many thanks to you +Christina Lihani  :-))
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A collection of some of my black and white photographs...
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thank you very much +Robin Griggs Wood , really appreciate that :-))
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thank you very much +Linda Jess !
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This endangered Ladyslipper is Cypripedium candidum . It is so small and hard to spot, it is also called the Small White Ladyslipper. I go to visit it every spring in a protected preserve and unfortunately the population is dwindling, only three in bloom this year!

#orchid  
#orchidwednessday
#wildflowerwednessday  
+HQSP Flowers  #hqspflowers  
+BTP Flower Pro  #btpflowerpro  
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thanks so much +Marilou Aballe , this is the second year in a row of only three blooms.... I am hoping they multiply!
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This is a great mentorship... if you would like to join in the fun, watch for the post later today!
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Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015

It's back!  I'm delighted to announce a new session of my mentorship, in partnership with the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers: a free eight week program on the art and weird science of unsharp photography.  The official signup post will arrive Monday, May 4, and the program will run from May 11 through July 9.

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

We’ll be covering a range of topics, including not just how to take certain kinds of images (and sometimes why), but also tools in post-processing and phone apps.  My goal is to be able to offer the program to you regardless of the tools you use to capture (or process) images – DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, point & shoot cameras, or Apple or Android smartphones ().  You’ll need to be familiar with the manual operation of any camera, and have time to take at least 100-200 photos per week (because practice with your hands will be key to some techniques; just knowing how won’t be enough).  You’ll also need to spend quality time in a (private) community supporting, enjoying, learning from and teaching your fellow participants!

Because we've had too much fun to stop, I've invited everyone who fully completed this program last year to sit in and assist with this round!  That means you'll have not only their support and encouragement, but a huge amount of accumulated experience with these topics.  I'm extremely grateful for their help, and to the other directors of the Mentorship Program: +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford.


() There is at least one topic I may be unable to address if you’re using a point &shoot camera or smartphone alone (call it half of one of the eight weeks).  The ideal combination would be DSLR or mirrorless plus a phone, and if you use only a P&S it needs to be capable of full manual shooting (shutter speed, aperture and ISO).  Questions welcome anytime, and keep an eye out for the signup post on May 4!
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Thank you Diana!  It's posted +Valerie Liney.
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Not one but LearnHales.com is giving away 2 AlienBees B800 lights. Don't wait, enter today!
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I wouldnt mind a few more :)  +Diana Boyd  but if not me then I hope you get them 
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First Giant Swallowtail of the season... a real fresh one resting
on my Spicebush. It is huge, about six inches across! 
#butterflies  
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thank you +tatiana gomez velandia !
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The Plus post! 
+Morgana Creely 
Week 4

In week 4 of the Single Frame an Introduction to Cinematic Storytelling, sponsored by +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers 
, we were to actually photograph one of the stories that we had made up in our week 3 lesson.
We were to consider to who, where, when, what, how and what does that look like!
After visualizing my story, I grabbed my gear and props and drove to the location. When I got there, workers were mowing the grass. I was intimidated at first by this, photographing myself in a public graveyard with an audience… but the shoot must go on!
#singleframe  

Mothers Day and She was still Mourning her Lose
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thanks so much +Betty Manousos !
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the next B&W Project...
 
Week 11/26: Self Portrait
Post Date: Friday, May 22nd

Oh yes! You know I have to make you guys really uncomfortable at least once during the project. Therefor, I present to you the Self portrait challenge. Mwahahahahaha! 

When you're done shooting your image, process it to B&W, and then on May 22nd, post it and be sure to tag the wonderful curators +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Alison Christensen & +Lauri Novak, and hashtag #BWProject26  You can find a copy & paste of the curators & post info in the About Section. 

P.S. Invite your G+, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram friends to play along with us! 
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Go to the project page, add it and the moderators. Join in the next theme +Sonali Dalal ... with the proper tags!
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A collection of native Ohio wildflowers for your enjoyment...
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+Sharon Stone  +Keystone Flora Native Plant Nursery  is open on Saturdays and Tuesdays 10-3. I worked there today and we were so busy and worked overtime! Just chilling' now!!!
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The sign-up post is up...Please go to the original post if you want to be in this mentorship!
Alex Lapidus originally shared to Light in Motion:
 
Signup here for Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2015

This is a special program on the art and weird science of motion blurs, intentional camera movement, long exposures, and much more, offered through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.  I will be taking on a small group of people for an eight week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. This is going to be huge fun, and a great learning experience!

To me, blurs and unsharp photography have represented a new dimension of artistic freedom – a fresh and joyous way to play with light, color, form… and sometimes their absence.  My hope is to inspire some of you to find more of that joy in your own photography, and to offer some techniques, tips and tools to help, along with plenty of practice!

My own photography has benefited enormously from mentorships and coaching offered by +Nathan Beaulne, +Robin Griggs Wood, +Darryl Van Gaal, +Sairam Sundaresan and others here on G+, and I’ve had the chance to assist with a number of additional programs and now to serve as a director of the overall Mentorship Program along with Robin and +Ron Clifford; I’m delighted to have the opportunity to offer my own favorite subject once again!  To add to the fun, I've invited the people who participated in and assisted with last year's program to help out this time around, so we'll have all of that fabulous experience in the group.

We’ll be covering a range of topics, including not just how to take certain kinds of images (and sometimes why), but also tools in post-processing and phone apps.  My goal is to be able to offer the program to you regardless of the tools you use to capture (or process) images – DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, point & shoot cameras, or Apple or Android smartphones ().  You’ll need to be familiar with the manual operation of any camera, have at least a basic understanding of the Exposure Triangle, and have time to take at least 100-200 photos per week (because practice with your hands will be key to some techniques; just knowing how won’t be enough).  You’ll also need to spend quality time in a (private) community supporting, enjoying, learning from and teaching your fellow participants!

Selections will be announced on Monday, May 11 (I’m in U.S. Pacific time: UTC - 8:00), and the first lesson will be posted on Thursday, May 14.  The program will run eight weeks, through July 9.

These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and publicly posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– at least a public photo post every three days, and more is better (the program 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 on G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You must have the time available to participate in this workshop.

To be considered for selection, please answer the following questions, on the main post only, here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/Uv4ChbSaMXa  (your application will not be seen at any reshares).  Please note that signups are not first-come, first-served, and comments will remain open for at least a few days, so please don’t worry if you’re not first in line.

1) Cameras (including smartphones) you expect to use in the program
2) Photo editing software and apps used most
3) Aspirations within photography
4) Previous art studies 
5) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Nikon D3100 and iPhone 4S
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Snapseed
3) To sell prints of my work
4) I have no previous art studies
5) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this 


() There is at least one topic I may be unable to address if you’re using a point&shoot camera or smartphone alone (call it half of one of the eight weeks).  The ideal combination would be DSLR or mirrorless plus a phone, and if you use only a P&S it needs to be capable of full manual shooting (shutter speed, aperture and ISO).
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    Art and Photography, 1991
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I love everything about nature and photograph all that I can! ~ Art of Photography.
Introduction
~ Art of Photography
A visual interpretation of Our World,
through my Lens and Digital processing.
http://diana-boyd.artistwebsites.com

A student for life... I am an apprentice in The Arcanum
I went to college for commercial art and photography, back in the days that there were no digital cameras. Three years ago I bought my Nikon D7000 and started into the digital age! I have never looked back....


I have always loved plants, became a Master Gardener...   something...
was still missing... until discovering the natural beauty of our
Native Plants! The idea hit...start a native plant nursery using indigenous Southwest Ohio species! So, Keystone Flora came to be . It is my little part in helping nature come back!
I have always been interested in photographing nature and have captured all of our lovely native plants on our website www.keystoneflora.com

camera         Nikon D7000
processing   CS6, LR5, NIK Collection, Perfect Photo Suite, Topaz
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I participate in the +G+ membership and 'group.as' I have participated in the +G+Mentorship Art Program for Photographers
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I propagate Native Plants of Southwest Ohio and am a partner at Keystone Flora and Photographer
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photography and art
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  • Diana Boyd~Art of Photography
    Photographer, present
  • Keystone Flora Native Plant Nursery of Southwest, Ohio
    I Grow Native Plants, present
    owner
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