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Natalie Ralston
Works at Freelance Session Stylist/Photographer
Attended TAFE, Ultimo
Lives in Sydney, Australia
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The NEW Pixativity Pro/Amateur Photographer's Circle | APRIL 2014 | READ THE WHOLE POST BEFORE ASKING FOR INCLUSION

A while back we launched the Pixativity Photographer's Directory and now, it's time to announce the APRIL *Pixativity Pro/Amateur Photographer's Circle. This, at the same time, means that I have decided to six feet the old APC for good (as you might know).

The first PAC (March 2014) was a great success and I want to thank everybody who participated in it!

How To Qualify

If you're a professional or an amateur photographer mainly sharing your own original work in your feed, then you're eligible to ask for inclusion in the April PAC.

The difference between this circle and the old APC is that I now will be giving away FREE accounts to the Pixativity Photographer's Directory every time I share this circle. I will pick three photographer's from the circle and add them to the directory while I compile the circle (you will be notified). 

(For those of you not remembering the _APC, it's one of my most shared and popular circles since I started here on Google+ a couple of years ago. Many participants have received thousands of new followers and some of the people I helped promote in the APC now boast more followers than I do! I love that! It speaks for the positiveness and quality of this circle. The PAC will be of the same high quality!_

The Guidelines

Yes, there are rules and guidelines. :) If you want to participate in the PAC you need to do the following:

1) Plus and comment this post to show that you want to participate (you must do that here on the original post). Please state what kind of photography you're into in your comment. You also may tag friends of yours to help promote them as well. I'll add them too if they meet these guidelines. Tagging friends increases your chances of being added.

2) Reshare this post to help promote your fellow G-plussers. That way YOU will receive more attention once the circle is released. If you do not reshare, I probably won't add you to the circle since this is a joint effort to promote good photographers. YOU deserve to be reshared, right? So does your fellow G-plussers.

The post must be reshared in your personal feed and publicly.

Pages will NOT be accepted into the circle.

3) Please do NOT add external or internal links to albums, websites, blogs etc. in the comments. This post is neither the right place for advertisement nor for spam. Thanks.

4) Premium Members of the Pixativity Photographer's Directory website are automatically included in the circle. Still you should reshare this post and  let me know that you did in the comments.

(How to obtain a Premium account to the PPD can be found here:

Please Note

If I do NOT add you to the circle there's always a reason for that. 1) You do not mainly share your own original work in your feed, 2) You are a web marketeer, SEO-specialist etc. or 3) I did not like the mix of your feed (yeah, I know, it's a very subjective thing to create circles like this) or 4) I just missed your comment of some reason – mistakes happen, I am only human.

Another thing: I cannot add everybody in one circle but be assured that I check ALL feeds and you are welcome to ask for inclusion in the next edition of the PAC.

Release Date

The circle will be shared on Monday, April 7.

Now, let's make the April PAC another success story. :) 

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When I was a kid there was an American sitcom called Land of the Giants, in the era of space ships landing on a planet of giant people who either want to put you in a cage as a pet, jump on a stool screaming (like you were a mouse) or wanting to stamp on you like you were a cockroach!
This picture makes me think of the stamping!
#Mimco #Shoes #SnapSeed #PentaxK-30 #Pentax #StreetPhotography #PhotoShop #Australia #Sydney #Refections
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But as a kid it didn't really matter. :)
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The past few months have been a blur of too much thinking and not enough doing. I've been pretty crap at keeping in touch with fellow photography friends and well I guess it's a case of "too much work and not enough play".. Sorry!
Yesturday I got an unexpected day off and gave myself a good kick up the behind and went for a long walk and as usual wondered through the Botanical Gardens, heard rehearsals for Madam Butterfly - (Beautiful!) those photos later - mirror lens used so, a bit of artsy there..
This flower has always made me smile, there's something about it, I don't know...
#floral #PentaxK30 #Pentax #MacroMonday #Sydney #Australia #BotanicalGardens #SnapSeed
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Thanks +sue heckman :)
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Just another day at the office. Such a strenuous job!
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Victoria occasionally can be heard snoring on the sofa! I sit behind reception waiting for the next tour group to turn up and text her to wake her up! I sent this photo just as a group were walking up the stairs, nothing like a chuckle as people enter a room hey!
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Ooooh Stonehenge meets Sydney! When I was a teenager in England Stone Henge was barred from the public, so I never went to see it.
When I walked into Hyde Park, it was a very surreal moment looking toward St Marys and seeing both there!
#cityofsydney #sydneyfestival2014 #StoneHenge #pentax #pentaxk30   #sydney #Australia #hydepark   #snapseed #hdrphotography  
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I think they just let it deflate after hours +Natalie Ralston  ... ;-( otherwise they'd have to keep the fans running all night to keep it inflated... 
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Had fun meshing and distorting what originally was to me a bit of a boring photo of a bee digging into to yellow flower - high on pollen Burty Bee was!
#SnapSeed #PhotoShop #PentaxK-30 #Pentax #Floral #Sydney #Australia 
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Hi all, I've just been given a day off tomorrow and well.. If anyone fancies a lunch time walk, I'll be near the fountain at 13:00 or whatever time is easiest for you all!
+Ali Sadreddini +Rodney Campbell +Francis Gorrez +Michael Sutton +Ana Andres +Stephen Godfrey
ps Used a 500m mirror lens freehand on Burty the Bee, shaky.
#SnapSeed #MirrorLens #PentaxK30 #Pentax #MacroMonday #Sydney #Australia
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Sorry for the walk not happening as planned. I sent you a couple of "hangout" messages along the way but you prob didn't get them.
On the way I helped 2 ladies with prams up sets of stairs and a number of tourists asking if I could use their cameras for photos. I must look like I can handle a camera :)
Seams your a local to the CBD so stay in touch ( or anybody else reading this) I get plenty of shooting time at gigs but not these city photo walks.
I'll upload the only photo I took
Cheers +Natalie Ralston and apologies again
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It's a bit black and white of late!..
#PentaxK-30 #Sydney #Mannequin #Rhino #Sydney  
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Thanks +Kelvin Morrison :)
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Freelance Session Stylist/Photographer
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Sydney, Australia
Glasgow,Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland - Amsterdam, Holland - Paris, France - Luxembourge - Barcelona, Spain - Manchester, UK - Lymington, UK - LA, USA - NYC, USA - Koh Samui, Thailand - London, UK
I caught a virus from the city ocean,(sudden loss of hearing syndrome) in January 2006 which changed my life in so many ways and with it I could no longer work in an office. Some changes are scary but can be a good thing! I now dabble as a session stylist and photography and love it. I've given up taking life too seriously, it doesn't make you happy just takes the life out of living! Enjoy it and if you do something you regret admit to it and move on.
Born in England, immigrated to Australia when I was a child, got addicted to traveling, photography and anything creative. I'm a jack of all trades - I learn through curiosity. I get bored easily in most areas of life! I read anything and a lot of it!
My passion is portrait photography and creating the whole image.. I love getting out there and making people feel comfortable in front of the camera, having a laugh and just plain enjoying life.
I would love to get the backpack on and take my camera and make-up kit and enjoy both as much together as apart..
I love black and white film but love my digital cameras too!
That's the shortened story!

Bragging rights
My 21st year was celebrated with three earthquakes, a hurricane, mudslides, being brought back to life after going under from a major three way rip.. Life has been a tad quiet since then! Pardon the pun!
  • TAFE, Ultimo
    Make - Up, 2011 - 2011
  • Australasian College of Hair and Beauty
    Hair and Make Up, 2009 - 2011
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