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Attended Southeast Center for Photographic Studies at Daytona State
Lives in Edgewater, FL
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So proud to have been given honorable mention on this image by +Alan Shapiro and +Rasa G-V .
This was such an unexpected shot. Wandering about my in-laws' house looking for cobwebs... and then happened to look under some palmettos and saw this twisted web with a little jade jewel in the middle.. 
Broke out the 100mm Macro... and spent about 20 minutes trying to work the perfect angle.
Some of my favorite shots are the ones that are simple, graphically... even a spider hater (my wife) appreciates the lines and color... 

#spider #spiderweb 
 
Photo by Steve Defeo - Honourable Mention voted by Alan Shapiro AND Rasa G-V
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Because, what else would brothers be doing in a swimming pool?
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Like father like son! :-((
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Light a candle, grab some crayons, clean out your ears... and check out WAX... day 7 of the +Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt!
 
IT'S DAY SEVEN of REVEALS
from the 2015 - 15TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What you are about to experience 
over the course of the next 10 days is pretty awesome.
We play a game - 500 photographers and myself - a photography scavenger hunt.

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the first - the "WAX* album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(ONLY ONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the WAX album,
1 item seen in 200 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Gilmar Smith)
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Day 4... its Monday, so let these pictures give you the strength to "Hang In There!"
 
it's DAY FOUR of REVEALS
from the 2015 - 15TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What you are about to experience 
over the course of the next 10 days is pretty awesome.
We play a game - 500 photographers and myself - a photography scavenger hunt.

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the first - the "HANG IN THERE*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(ONLY ONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*HANG IN THERE*" album,
1 item seen in 250 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Ursula Klepper)
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The reveals are done. SO I thought I would post my entire album for +Chrysta Rae 's Scavenger Hunt. This time around, I managed to get pictures for all 10 subjects. 


A few notes:
1 photo on this list was taken BEFORE Chrysta extended the deadline. I can procrastinate like a Boss!
9 of these photos were taken at my house (1 in the yard, 5 in the living room) 1 was taken on location (plus 1 element in another).
Despite my procrastination, I am quite proud of this album. I did some set ups, some composites, some still life, some natural light, some with my new monolight.

I feel like I do not have a "style." I want to create images that fit several different niche's. I doubt that anybody can go through the albums and say "that is steve defeo's picture." This may be good (I am diverse and flexible) or bad (I am anonymous... who am I as a photographer). But, every time I create a picture that I like, I find another tool, another weapon in my photographic arsenal.

The scavenger hunt gives me the opportunity and direction to do this. Thanks to +Chrysta Rae and +Nancy Levan and all the other moderators, scavengers, and crazy people who make up this adventure.
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Yesterday was day 9 of reveals for +Chrysta Rae scavenger Hunt. The theme was "When you see it." 
To me, this means that I needed to create an image which is one thing at first glance... until you notice some small element that changes what you are looking at.
This is a shot I took in St Helena Island, SC. I love these old oak lined southern roads. Before adding that surprise/change element, I wanted to make sure the image was good enough to stand on its own. Sure, I had to take out a couple of distracting mailboxes, and a gawd-awful realtor sign, and then played with the color and some other photoshop stuff to enhance the mood.

Then, I added a little something. You may see it right away, you may not. But I wanted it to be minor enough to not distract. The toughest part was blending, making it seem like that element belonged there, that I really just took that single shot. 

I hope you like the main image... and when you see it... you will know.
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There is still room to join the 16th +Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt. Come on. Get involved in this amazing community.
DO NOT POST here... Go to the Original post to sign up... only the first 500 get in... We hit 300 in 3 minutes... but there is still room!
 
THIS IS THE OFFICIAL 2015 "SWEET 16" ROUND SIGN UP
for the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Don't know what that is?
It's an amazing game that has turned into so much more.
If you love photography, and you have a camera,
COME JOIN US!!

Simply type "I'M IN" in the comments below and the first 500 people to sign up will be entered.

After sign ups I will be giving you an item list -
10 simple things to take pictures of.
It's up to you to make your picture stand out!!
It's so much fun!!
I give you a few weeks to get the shots done.

You do NOT *need to be a professional shooter. 
You do NOT need a fancy camera.
You do NOT need to feel any hesitation on your skill level,
as this group of Scavengers is one of the most supportive groups of people around.
This is just FOR FUN.
It's me getting you to use your camera in ways you might not do otherwise,
It's to push yourself to try new things, learn new techniques, join a group of like-minded people who will encourage you and teach you sooo much!
Basically I'm giving you a fun excuse to take pictures you wouldn't have otherwise - for example, last round I got to pour yellow paint over a friend's head!! 

During the course of the month, you will make friends,
You will have support and be encouraged and be a part of the best community on G+. You WILL be welcomed and surrounded by wonderful people who WANT you to watch you succeed and surprise yourself!!

SO, if that sounds like something you'd like to be a part of...
All you have to do is type two simple little words, "*I'M IN "
And you will be registered.

IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP SOMEONE AS A PROXY (if someone has asked you to sign them up) do so on different comments.

I will only enter ONE PERSON per comment, if there are more than one on a single comment, only the first person will be entered. 
(This is the only way I can keep track of the 500 spots.)

PLEASE DO NOT comment on this post unless it is to sign up. Any stray comments will be deleted.

PLEASE DO NOT sign up unless you actually want to participate, not just because you see everyone else doing it.

I can't wait to play with you!!!!

And with that - (like any of you even read this) - let the registration BEGIN!! bounces around room

(This image below was shots from the "LADYBUG" category from the last round. PHOTOS BY: +Ursula Klepper, +Laurie Clouthier, +Søren Schaffstein, +Eleanor Preger, +Andrea Martinez, +Wendy Chase, +Bryan Finster, +Bethany DiTecco, and +Mark Rodriguez)
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The 15th Round of the +Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt is over... well... the album reveals are over. I will patiently await my record 10 1st place awards... #huntsmack
This is my album. I again managed a full 10 images... A couple are personal favorites, and a few are not my best work. But I like this album as a whole.
Enjoy...

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My shot for WAX in the +Chrysta Rae is a selfie... shot with my gopro... head over and check out the whole gallery!
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It is Tuesday (morning)... This album, featuring the word "Greasy" is wonderful. I especially recommend it if you are hungry. It will in no way make you hungrier. If you are a vegan, you will definitely be offended... and if you suffer from OCD that makes dirty things bother you, by all means, check it out. 
Nothing in this album is tasty, messy, or meaty. I promise... 
 
it's DAY FIVE of REVEALS
from the 2015 - 15TH ROUND
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What you are about to experience 
over the course of the next 10 days is pretty awesome.
We play a game - 500 photographers and myself - a photography scavenger hunt.

What  is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers  

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
There are 10 categories:
This is the first - the "GREASY*" album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement  friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the month. 

This is a negative-free zone - I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 
Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the GREASY album,
1 item seen in 195 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Stefan Riss)
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Last night, +Chrysta Rae revealed the final album of the 2014 is Fabulous Scavenger Hunt. 
The theme is "Abstract."
Check out the album if you want your mind blown. 
This shot is my entry, of which I am very proud, and humbled by some of the other entries. 
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    Photographic Technology, 2000
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