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Absolutely lovely soft touch +Richard Ball !!
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Heiko Mahr -- an artist worth following and a book worth viewing
 
Lightfall


Nightfall
colors fading
just for the glimpse of an eye
a burst blinds me
lightfall down the day



A book with images from this series can be purchased here:
Hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/6902161-from-energy-and-impression

EBOOK:
http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/pae6a364af84f7d68df03


Series Energy & Process
The Energy and Process series consists of
multi-technique (Photography and PC) image, each is originating
from a digital photography, no additional textures or add ons.

The contrast of colors and free forms in those images remind me of elements, energies which react with each other, which seem to be alive in an ongoing process. I create abstract art which shows mundane things transformed into the unknown.




#unsharpsaturday with +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski ( +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 )

#blur #unsharp #
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Thanks! +Christina Lihani and +Alex Lapidus 
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Indeed you can +Heiko Mahr :)
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Thanks Heiko :) +Heiko Mahr 
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It's up! Head over to Lauri's post if you want to sign up for this adventure!
 
The How Do You See? mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

This is a special program for those who are looking to add that little extra umph to their images by looking at the world around them in a different way through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.

I will be taking on a limited number of people for a 6 week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

I have been taking photos for 40ish years (you do the math). It’s a passion and one of the things that has remained consistent throughout is my ‘photographic eye’. One of the questions I get asked most often is “how did you see that”? In college, on a trip to Greece I was shooting a flower coming through a fence when one of my fellow travelers asked what I was shooting, my reply: Don’t you SEE that? The answer was no of course they didn’t. I also have a passion for helping others and I’m hoping through this mentorship program I can help you find your photographic eye, to see the world around you in a new and different way and to help you produce images that make your viewer see something in a new way as well.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a technical workshop. You can use any kind of camera - phone - tablet - point and shoot - DSLR and yes, even mirrorless ;). Editing will actually not be allowed for most of this program so editing skills are not needed either! YAY!

Selections will begin March 15th for the mentorship beginning March 20th.

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 be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You have no previous studies in this subject, since this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity or advantage to add this skill set to their knowledge base.
• 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/u/0/+LauriNovak/posts/1y9Aw9cpSow

(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 CS3
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 run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus
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You know Lauri's work right? Right? If course you do and now you have an opportunity to join with her as she mentors you and a few others in "How Do You See".
Watch her page/posts for the announcement!
 
A new mentorship is on it's way!
How Do You See?

Over the last 4 or so years I have been a member of several of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers programs both as a mentee and also as a helper/cheerleader. These programs are one of the reasons I’ve grown so much as a photographer and also met so many amazing people who I call friends.

It’s my turn to Pay It Forward! I will be leading my very own mentorship program based around one of the questions I have been asked the most over my photographic life; “How did you see that?”

Intrigued?

The sign ups will begin Wednesday March 9th around 7:00am CST and end Tuesday, March 15th at 9:00pm CST right here on my profile and will explain a little more about what the program will be about!




+Robin Griggs Wood +Alex Lapidus +Ron Clifford (for whatever reason it's not letting me or pulling up the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers to tag). 
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You asked for it! And now it is back for 2016! The G+ mentorship for everyone who want's to go Beyond Automatic with their camera.
Head over to Heiko's page and sign up on the original post (comments here are disabled).
 
Sign up here for the Camera Basics: Beyond Automatic 2016 mentorship!


►►► Read the instructions before you sign up! ◄◄◄

This is a special program through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers designed to help you get to know your camera better and be able to move into Manual shooting mode. A group of mentors will be taking on a handful of people for a 6-week online mentorship program which will include lessons, assignments, and informal discussions. Everyone who participates can have fun and learn at the same time!

We have assembled a very able group of quality, knowledgeable and caring photographers from the Google+ community who want to share their understanding and experience with you.


PLEASE NOTE: This is a camera BASICS workshop only, designed to help an individual past shooting on Auto mode exclusively. It will cover how to use the various manual options for DSLR cameras and some "point and shoot" cameras that have a dedicated Manual mode. Do not apply for this workshop if your camera does not have a Manual mode.

Group size is LIMITED.

Signups will be open for several days, and are not first-come first-served. Selections will be announced by Thursday, March 3rd , and the first lesson post will be Saturday, March 5th. You will need to have the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers page circled to receive the private message, if you are selected.

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These are the selection criteria:

• You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ –– typically at least a couple of public posts per week; more posting increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected.)
Posts to a community, even public community are not considered public posts in the sense of this application.

• You must be interactive with others here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to your fellow participants.
• You must have the time available to participate in this workshop.

(We use the same selection criteria that +Robin Griggs Wood uses for her "G+ Mentorship Art for Photographers Program", which you can read about here to see if you qualify for the BASICS mentorship: https://plus.google.com/b/105385385448524520257/105385385448524520257/posts/BT1Ei9qD2fi )

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To be considered for selection, please comment to the main post only!

(your application will not be seen at any reshares) and answer the following questions in your comment:


1) Photography skill level or how long you've been shooting
2) Type of camera/s you currently shoot with that have Manual mode
3) Aspirations within photography
4) Current job or profession
5) Amount of time you have available for participation


EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Shooting for 1 year approx.
2) Canon EOS Rebel T3
3) To sell prints of my work
4) Full-time grocery store clerk
5) I do have a job and two kids, but I will make the time for this


The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is run by program directors +Robin Griggs Wood, +Ron Clifford and +Alex Lapidus.

The Mentoring Team and Assistants.
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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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