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Depression, Universal Imperfection, and Help

Depression lies. This is a truth, and it’s something that many of us have seen or heard by now, either from firsthand experience, through therapy/counseling, or by word of mouth from a friend, loved one or article. If you haven’t learned this already, I’m…
Depression lies. This is a truth, and it’s something that many of us have seen or heard by now, either from firsthand experience, through therapy/counseling, or by word of mouth from a friend…
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+Ricardo Williams Thank you, my friend. Love you. <3
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Memory believes before knowing remembers.
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Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for May 1st, 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: No theme - do whatever you like!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4

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, April 25th up until Monday Morning, May 2nd. (Other 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: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

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#selfportraitsunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #SSP   #selfportrait  
May 1st: Self Portrait Sunday
Sat, April 30, 9:00 PM

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I found it, but I haven't got anything this time. Hopefully next time, +Lotus Carroll​. Thanks for taking the time! 
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What you gonna do when she calls your name?
Oh high priestess, can you help me?
Active Child - "High Priestess"

This beautiful image by +Natosha Davis was among the finalists in our March Scanography Challenge (see event and all images here: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2) - but I mistakenly did not load it with the others into the collage of finalists! As such, I wanted to share it so you don't miss it. <3

#scanography   #selfportraiture  
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RUN!
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March "Scanography" Self Portrait Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the winners of last month's Self Portrait Challenge!

First Place: +Dragomir Madzharov 
Second Place: +Eric Raeber 
Third Place: +Isabelle Fortin 
Fourth Place: +Robin Cohen 

You can see their photos below - trapped behind the scanner screen, setting creativity free.
photos are cropped for the purpose of the mosaic - you can view the originals in the event linked below

The winners got prizes from our sponsors, and their photos will be featured in the Winners Category at The Art of Self Portraiture Community http://goo.gl/qc7VO Dragomir's first place image will become the avatar for the Community until next month!

Big thanks to all of our fantastic March sponsors, +SmugMug, +Think Tank Photo, +BorrowLenses.com, & +Capturing Couture - our winners will be enjoying great prizes from them. Make sure you circle them for great photography products and services.

Great job to everyone who submitted an image and thanks for participating! You can see the finalists here: https://goo.gl/1fFYDq, honorable mentions here: https://goo.gl/vBJudj, and all photo submissions and the event here: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2

Are you ready for the next Challenge? It's already up - view it here: https://goo.gl/qZrshU

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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: 
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB
Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed.

You can also find us here:
Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com

#selfportrait   #photography   #challenge   #scanography   #selfportraiture   #fineart   #creative   #art  
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Thanks
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Scanography Self Portrait Challenge Finalists!

Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community chose finalists from the March "Scanography" Challenge. You can see the Event and all of the awesome submissions here: https://goo.gl/SV9Tk2 and Honorable Mentions can be seen here: https://goo.gl/vBJudj

What an exciting month to try something new - the participants did not disappoint us and proved that art is what we make with any tool we choose - it's what is inside us and that we express it that matters.

We have 15 great photos from talented artists in the finalists pool that were all captured using a scanner! Click through to the lightbox to see the names of the photographers tagged in the photos.

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

Who will be chosen as the # winners for March?  We'll announce the winners soon! Stay tuned...

Thanks to our March prize sponsors, +Think Tank Photo, +BorrowLenses.com, +Capturing Couture, & +SmugMug! 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: 
Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/M7XTQ 
Facebook Group: https://goo.gl/WBnqpB
Membership requests must be approved. No "snapshot style" photography allowed.

You can also find us here:
Website: http://artofselfportraiture.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/artofselfportraiture
FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture
Ello: https://ello.co/selfportraiture
Twitter: http://twitter.com/selfportraiture
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/artofselfportraiture
Tumblr: https://artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com

#selfportrait   #photography   #scanography   #selfportraiture   #challenge   #creative   #art   #finalists  
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Definitely one of the most fun themes..!
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Quiet Morning Meetings
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So beautiful!
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I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year. 
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
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A self portrait based on Edward Hopper's "Summer Interior" (view here: http://www.edwardhopper.net/summer-interior.jsp)

Created for the April Self Portrait Challenge: Imitate Art
Details & Submit: https://goo.gl/qZrshU

It's not too late to enter yours - you have until the end of the month!
#selfportrait   #selfportraiture   #fineart   #art   #imitate   #challenge  
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Oh my God you looking so gorgeous Good day baby....you look so gorgeous baby you so beautiful I must confess wow...well my name is KENDRICK PETER ,i saw you on here and i love what i saw about you i will like to hear back from you maybe this can lead to somewhere memorable,until then stay golden.....I await your reply baby....email me on kendrickp73@gmail.com
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Welcome to Self Portrait Sunday for Sunday, April 17th 2016. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait!

Theme: Silly!
Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Self Portrait Sunday: https://goo.gl/bxIHd4
If you would like to share an image that doesn't match the theme, that is fine, too. As long as it was captured within the qualifying timeframe.

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, April 11th up until Monday morning, April 18th. (Other 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: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj

Thank you to +Patrick Kelly for letting us use his image in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :)
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#selfportrait   #photography   #selfportraitsunday   #SPS   #selfportraiture   #silly  
April 17th: Self Portrait Sunday
Sat, April 16, 9:00 PM

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+Francine Langlois you need to navigate to Events open self portrait Sunday event and you should see add photo icon there 
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This is the Event for our April 2016 Self Portrait Challenge: "Imitate Art." What this means is that you find and choose a classic or contemporary painting or iconic photo/image (art) to imitate with a self portrait. You'll need to be able to provide a link to the original and attribute the artist/creator. Please add the link and attribution in the caption of your submission.

Here is where you enter your ONE "Imitate Art" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th 2016, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.

Tips & Inspiration

Remember that imitation does not have to = perfect replication. You can put your spin on things, get as close as possible, conceptualize a bit differently than the original, etc. Have fun looking through art online, selecting a piece or two to try and then experiencing the glory of trial and error. This is guaranteed to be fun as well as a great learning experience! 

The article this idea came from has some great examples: http://goo.gl/fRQWKU
And here are some more (kind of silly) examples: http://goo.gl/CgqPd8

Images like this are somewhat difficult to find, but I gathered a small handful into a gallery: https://goo.gl/ipcNbv

Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired.

The header image for this event was expertly created by our own +Joanna Koziara (it has been cropped to fit the banner space; see the full image here: https://goo.gl/2RwmvS) and is an imitation of "Frida Kahlo" by Joanna Sierko Filipowska (view here: http://goo.gl/0VtSZy).

If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything. 

Prizes

~$150 Gift Certificate (restrictions apply*) for +BorrowLenses.com http://www.borrowlenses.com 
~+Think Tank Photo Turnstyle 10 https://goo.gl/B88YFu
~+Capturing Couture Discontinued Strap (shipping not included) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack

Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :)

There will be 3 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 3 prizes, and also has their image take the place of the current Avatar for The Art of Self Portraiture Community. 2nd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 3rd place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen.

At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :)

Please Remember These Rules:

~Enter Only Your Own Work
~Enter Only ONE Photo
~Only SELF PORTRAITS
~Must adhere to this month's theme.
~Photo Must Be Tasteful/Artistic
~No Graphic Nudity, Violence, Sexual Themes or Otherwise Offensive Content
~Photo Must Be Taken in April 2016 (EXIF data must reflect this)
~Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
~No More Than 3 Wins Total
~Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
~Circle Our Prize Sponsors
~No Trickery or Spamming
~We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries/Participants
~Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant


Share Your Work!

In order to be officially entered into the Challenge - you must enter your photo here on the Event. Please let us know if you have any difficulty doing this! We want to include all eligible images in the judging.

Aside from entering your image here, we also encourage you to share your work on other platforms, and let us know, so we can support your brilliance. :)

If you share your images on FB, Tumblr, Ello and Twitter also, you can follow us and tag the ASP accounts to have your work shared in those places (for this event and also any time).

FB ASP Page: www.facebook.com/artofselfportraiture 
Tumblr: artofselfportraiture.tumblr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/selfportraiture 
Ello: ello.co/selfportraiture

We'll give your image love if you follow and tag on Instagram: www.instagram.com/artofselfportraiture

You can also join our FB Group and share your images there, as well: 
FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/972946162743959
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The submissions were so good. I loved this concept. Couldn't squeeze it in though. :(
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Stay Cool, Baby, Coooool

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Photographer. Poet. Dreamer.
Introduction

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 create to express; I live to create.

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I teach photography classes!

Fundamentals of Lightroom: Organize Files and Boost Your Workflow

Fundamentals of Lightroom: Editing and Post Processing Your Images

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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: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0 (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike) No free commercial use is allowable. Please contact me if you are interested in licensing an image for use. thelotuscarroll@gmail.com

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My Website: lotuscarroll.com

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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: thelotuscarroll@gmail.com

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. :-)

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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

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

Cameras

  • Canon 5D MkIII
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon Powershot G9
  • Nikon Coolpix P90
  • Kodak Easyshare DX7630
  • Apple iPhone 5
  • Fuji Instax Mini70
  • Minolta Maxxum HTsi (Film SLR)

Lenses

  • 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

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  • 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
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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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Visited for the first time this past week - I've never been to a Menchies before, so it was totally new to me. This location is very clean and the young lady behind the counter was super helpful and polite. My husband, son and I loved being able to try different flavors and then put the yogurt in our cups and choose toppings. Totally fun, easy, and best of all - delicious! Satisfied my sweet tooth's craving perfectly. :)
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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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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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
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reviewed 3 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
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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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reviewed 2 years 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
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 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
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reviewed 3 years ago