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The original I hope +Jetski :)

+Roxanne Bouche' Overton thanks!

Thank you +Nancy Battis Vita. I hope you can find one not too far away, they do have their uses.
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Thank you very much +Lori Carey
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I sure wish this had been available a year or so ago, I probably would not have switched to Lightroom.
 
DxO OpticsPro for OS X Photos brings some of the best features of DxO’s award-winning software, DxO OpticsPro, to Mac users who use Apple Photos as their primary photography management application.

Photo educator Joseph Linaschke demonstrates a seamless workflow that brings the most out of your images, all without leaving OS X Photos: http://dxo.io/1mFns5F

DxO ONE users can download DxO OpticsPro for OS X Photos (ONE only version) for free at http://dxo.io/1QF9JrM

#OpticsPro #ApplePhotos #photography
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Me too Pam
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Do you have  New Year's Resolution to improve your photography? Take a look at this upcoming mentorship program offered by +Mary Presson Roberts and ask anyone who has been in one of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers about what great learning experiences these are.
Sign up on the original post before the closing date for consideration.
 

The Practice Makes Perfect Magic mentorship is ready for sign-ups!


This is a special program that will lead you on a journey to make your own discoveries using your camera by participating in a series of deliberate practice activities through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. You will make your own discoveries as you explore with different apertures, shoot multiple compositions within a scene, explore the differences of light on a subject at different times of the day, move objects to improve your compositions, and shoot with a theme in mind.  
You will learn not only from the practice activities, but from the other participants' experiences, as well.  You will also create a final project which will allow you to showcase all of your discoveries.  I will be taking on a handful of people for a six week on-line mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!


I am an award winning photographer based in the Carolinas.  You can view my website at www.mprobertsphoto.com.  I have been active in the Arcanum for a little more than a year.  I am currently working on Level 22.  I am also on the Path of the Protégé to prepare to become a Master in the Arcanum.  In addition to being a photographer, I am also an educator in the public school system of Charlotte, NC.  This is my twenty-eighth year as an educator for young people.  I am passionate about education.  I am also a published author in the field of education.  I have been photographing seriously for nine years. Photography has completely changed my life.  It has taken me to places I never would have experienced, led me to people I never would have met, and opened doors I would have never approached. Photography has added a dimension to my life that I didn’t even realize was missing.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to get the most out of this mentorship program, you will need to already have an understanding of using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to create a proper exposure.




Selections will begin December 24, 2015 for the mentorship beginning January 7, 2016.  Notifications will sent January 5, 2016.


These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– an absolute minimum of three days between Public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class 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 already have an understanding of using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to create a proper exposure.
• You must be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You have the time available to participate in this workshop.


To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only, here:   https://plus.google.com/114072687721456002370/posts/AoPR1P5FGsx?pid=6231849542875012610&oid=114072687721456002370
(your application will not be seen at any reshares) and answer the following questions in your comment:


1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Favorite three subjects to photograph
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession
6) Previous art studies
7) Amount of time you have available for participation

EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS6
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk
6) I have no previous art studies
7) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this

The G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is organized and run by the program directors, Robin Griggs Wood, Ron Clifford, Alex Lapidus and founded by Randy J. Braun.
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Happy New Year Pam! (clink, clink!) +Pam Boling 
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Winter Trees

Sometimes Nature paints with a palette knife instead of a brush
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Thank you my friend +Heiko Mahr 
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Thanks Heiko :) +Heiko Mahr 
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+The B&W Project  #bwproject2016  with +Lauri Novak and +Al Chris 
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I'm glad I saw it +Heiko Mahr 
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Thanks +Heiko Mahr, every time someone comments or plusses and this pops back up I want to go to the bagel store too! :)
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Winter morning light
cascades,
dormant,
the leaves bask
and reflect the warmth
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+Heiko Mahr thank you my friend
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Are you using the GooglePhotos backup app? I have it running on my Mac laptop and everytime I start/restart the computer this app pops up a window to tell me it is running.
"Yes GPbackup I know you are running, you have an icon in the menu bar tellin me so; sticking a window in my face to (redundantly) tell me, and making me click OK to have it go away, is very annoying."
It would take all of 30 minutes to add a checkbox to the preference pane to disable this announcement -- so do it!

Google -- always doing something to annoy the living $h*t out of its users.
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Flickr comes with its own set of annoyances, but they are offering a terabyte of free storage, and their "uploadr" isn't quite as egregious as Google's photo backup, which I admit I do use (I turn the service on when I want it; there is too much overhead otherwise.)
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I am an amateur photographer artist. My interest in photography, the interplay of physics, mechanics, light, artistry is of long standing but only during the past few years have I begun to integrate it more completely into my life.
I share my life with my wife of many years and our German Shepherd Dogs, protectors, companions, and, occasionally models & props. Together, we enjoy camping in out-of-the-way places and you may see the landscapes, seascapes, architecture and abstracts reflected in my photography.
My great joy is to continue learning and exploring, reading, seeing, listening.
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3x Herdengebrauchshund (HGH) with Marcus v. Mack Zwinger
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Vancouver, BC Canada - London, ON Canada - Edmonton, AB Canada - St. John, NB Canada - Edison, NJ USA
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