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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
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"Elemental" Self Portrait Challenge
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Enter the July Self Portrait Challenge:

Create an "Elemental" image for a chance to win great prizes from Tank Photo, and +Capturing Couture

2 days left to enter!

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+Janice Hackney You're smart! Something is just going wrong. You should see a photo button next to the comment field up top, and also an add photos button once you get to the photos by clicking "view photos" in the upper right.
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All She Had Ever Wanted Was A True Companion
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So hard to find, really should not be so difficult. 
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Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for July 26th. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: "Let's Play Dress-up!" Break out your wigs, masks, costumes, makeup and whatever else you're inspired to use along the lines of this theme.

Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday:

Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, July 20th up until Monday morning, July 27th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.) 

The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images.

As always, have some fun!
Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-)

Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions:

Thank you to +Sarah McLaughlin for letting us use her image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)

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Só sorry i only fot home today and saw this invitation. I would have enjoyed it. 
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July Self Portrait Challenge Honorable Mentions

Here are the Honorable Mentions from the July "Elemental" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the submissions here:

The photos attached to this post were considered finalist contenders but were not eligible to win prizes because either they were created by moderators (we play but we aren't eligible to win!) or these photographers have won sometime in the past 6 months or 3 times total already. However, because these photos would go into the Finalists pool otherwise, I wanted them to get recognition, and so these are our Honorable Mentions. Well done! (Click to enlarge the photo and see who's tagged in them.)

photos are slightly cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked above

Stay tuned to see who the fantastic finalists are - we'll announce them on Monday!

Thanks to our July prize sponsors, +Think Tank Photo, +SmugMug+Capturing Couture, &! We love their products and services and appreciate their support. :)

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Viewing this post but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're serious about exploring creative self portraiture, request to join here: 

Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed. If your request goes unanswered, this is a bug. Please contact me directly via email:

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If the sun did not go down, we would never see the stars.
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like clouds at sunset, 
the shape of hopes and dreams
can shift and change swiftly.

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Little Bit Bubbly, Little Bit Rock 'n Roll
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Sometimes I Get Real Low And Realize There's Beauty There, Too
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Survival Requires Humor. And Wine.

I am many things.

Photographer. Mother. Poet. Runner. Lover. Dreamer. Explorer. Imp. Survivor.

I love many things.

Art. Poetry. Nature. Food. Wine. Music. Humor. Laughter. Tears. Life.

While I feel it sometimes, as any empathic human, I fight the leanings of hate. Hate, while valid, is a destructive force.

I cherish being alive and am unapologetic about who I am. I live to create.


I teach photography classes!

Fundamentals of Lightroom: Organize Files and Boost Your Workflow

Fundamentals of Lightroom: Editing and Post Processing Your Images


Images posted to this profile are my original content. Those which are not all rights reserved are are available for use only under the terms of this license: (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike) No free commercial use is allowable. Please contact me if you are interested in licensing an image for use.


My Website:

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My photos available for licensing:

Anything not available at the above sites can be licensed directly through me. Email please.

I sell prints and other merchandise with original photography in these places:

If there’s a photo of mine you’d like to purchase that you don’t see in any of these places, please let me know. I also welcome private licensing inquiries. Email me:

My main skill sets are Photography & Writing. I’m a flexible, think-outside-the-box social media power user. I’m available for hire to shoot, write, speak, and lead photowalks. I am based in Austin, TX, but greatly enjoy traveling.

Above all I am an artist, a creative soul. I won't accept jobs that I feel are not a fit to my energy and center. It's best for both of us that way. :-)


Past Work:

Co-marketing & Show Coordinator for Drink and Click™ and the co-leader, along with the Founder – Juan Gonzalez, of the Austin Drink and Click™ Chapter Photowalks. 

Co-host a weekly photography show with Thomas Hawk called Photo Talk Plus


If you'd like to learn more about me and my art:


  • Canon 5D MkIII
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon Powershot G9
  • Nikon Coolpix P90
  • Kodak Easyshare DX7630
  • Apple iPhone 5
  • Minolta Maxxum HTsi (Film SLR)


  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

The Other Stuff

  • 15" Macbook  Pro
  • Apple 27" Cinema Display
  • Drobo
  • Adobe Lightroom 5
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • FX Photo Studio Pro
  • iPhoto
  • Capturing Couture Camera Strap
  • ThinkTank Bags
  • Wide Eyed Wonderment
  • Sense of Humor
My husband is an amazing stage and session musician. He has worked with many artists over the course of his career, including Cory Morrow, Joe Nichols, and Chris Cagle. John's skillful guitar work and vocal harmonies can be heard on countless pieces. Support his current, primary gig by checking out singer and songwriter Cory Morrow.

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What a GREAT experience! Yesterday we took our 7 year old son, Braden, here for a flight (it was a birthday gift). Everyone we encountered on the staff was friendly, helpful, and exceptionally good natured. We had our minds blown watching other classes in the wind tunnel and seeing the "stunts" performed by the trainers/instructors. That was a treat in and of itself! Our son's instructor, Josh, was great. Braden had a *wonderful* time. We will definitely be coming back again to let Braden do this again, and we are going to fly, too! I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to do something fun and exciting.
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This is pretty much all about atmosphere - you get to sit on the side of the cliffs and overlook beautiful Lake Travis while you eat and have drinks. If you're smart, you do it around sunset, so you can watch the beauty of that unfold over the water. When the sun dips below the horizon, they ring a bell and everyone claps. It's fun. :) The food is not bad, but it's not mind blowing - it's fairly good. I'm a big fan of the nachos on the appetizer menu and the pork enchiladas are good. The margaritas are pretty good, but most drinks are fairly expensive. The live music is fun! I enjoy visiting and always want to come back soon.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I went last night for the first time (for a Drink and Click™ Event) and I was in heaven. The food was fabulous - my favorite thing I had was a buffalo chicken taco - and the frozen margaritas I drank were really great, too. The atmosphere is amazing - great art on the walls and comfortable, cool seating. Nice that there's a patio area, too, so you can go eat outside. I will definitely be returning!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
Always busy and very good. The brunch on Sunday is nice, too! I like sitting on the roof. :)
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Love this place - nice atmosphere. The patio is great! I've enjoyed the sausage in pretzel bun, various beers, jerky, and more!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Date night here with my husband was so fabulous. The atmosphere is really hip and cozy and the sushi is truly killer! They have really great and interesting cocktails, too.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Whoa, I'm a NC BBQ fangirl, but this TX BBQ is *so* good!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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