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Attended Southeast Center for Photographic Studies at Daytona State
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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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Awesome album! 
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"True Introspection"

As a photographer, one often finds oneself looking to the outside world, capturing the objects and the places and the faces. And then hoping to convey something about those things. What are they thinking? What is going on in this scene? Etc...
Sometimes, you take a self portrait. It can be introspective, moody, comical, or have no meaning at all.
Rarely, you get a glimpse of what is inside. What is REALLY inside. It is hard to conceive, and harder to capture. But when you succeed, it can be magic.




All that said, this is what happens when you put a Galaxy S5 in your pocket with the camera on. Hope you enjoy, +Charles Payet 
#pocketselfie   #abstractphotography  
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+steve defeo now THAT is what I call artistic genius.  You set the stage beautifully with your introduction, and the image as presented totally lives up to the hype.  Well-done, sir, well-done!
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Day One, Nature Walk

I was tagged by +Karen Kurta to participate in the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  . I guess I get to post 1 B&W shot each day for five days. 

When I first picked up a camera, I used to trek in the woods by my childhood home and photograph trees, landscapes, plants, whatever caught my eye. Some time ago, I revisited that hobby, and spent some time at a local nature park. 
This plant is one of the things that caught my eye, and in color, it is one thing, but in black & white, it is another.

I think I am supposed to nominate somebody. So, if you get this, +Marc Harmon please have fun.
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Beautiful and that little notice up the top there tells me it's your birthday....so....happy birthday +steve defeo!!!
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Day 9. Check out the Letter B album of the +Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt
 
We're officially on DAY NINE of REVEALS
from the 2014 SUMMER SENSATIONAL round
of the +Chrysta Rae 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 every season 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
(this round's judges were +Mike F Shaw +Ron Clifford +Robin Griggs Wood +mel peifer, and our winner from last round - +Mark Rodriguez 

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
Later today I will be posting the winners from this album.
There are 10 categories: This is the "*LETTER B*" album. 
See my profile page to check out the "Red Fruit", "Pig", "Childhood Memory","Ice Cream Cone", "Sour", "Peace", "Your Worst Habit" and the "Your City" albums, already up.

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 "*LETTER B*" album,
1 item seen in 331 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Ian Wilkinson)
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The +Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt is in full swing. Today is day 2 of reveals. This is my image for "Your Worst Habit."
Please take note, i DO NOT text when I drive. I HATE when people do it, I think it is inexcusable to put others at such risk.

My son was not harmed (much) in the making of this image. Although, if you look closely at the dashboard, you will see the temperature was 100F, so it was a little crispy for him on the window. Luckily, we were going pretty fast.
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Ha!  Nice!
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Feels like a warning for Rose and athe Doctor at
our local playground.


#doctorwho
+Doctor Who
+Bad Wolf
#bad wolf
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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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Yesterday, after months of taunting each other, my car and basketball hoop had enough. The hoop attacked and, lucky for me, the car got out of the way. Missed it by this much. 
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The Impreza is quick. Luckily, my wife was out, because the point of impact would have been in the middle of the hood on her less agile Outback.
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I missed this in my feed. Google did a great auto awesome from when some superheroes were fighting on the sidewalk. 
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This brewery "OMMEGANG" is making some wonderful brews. We like to taste through a few new ones every once in a while, and this trio was great. 
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I agree, +Rachael Switalski. Three philosophers is nice stuff. Just didn't have it with this particular bunch. 
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Beautiful shot!  Lovely tones.
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Day 2 of reveals. Today is "Your Worst Habit."
Beware, a lot of nose picking, smoking, and several devious nuns in their worst "habits."
Mine is # 204 in the album.

+Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt
 
 We're officially on DAY TWO of REVEALS
from the 2014 SUMMER SENSATIONAL round
of the +Chrysta Rae 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 every season 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
(this round's judges were +Mike F Shaw +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford +mel peifer, and our winner from last round - +Mark Rodriguez 

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 
Later today I will be posting the winners from this album.
There are 10 categories: This is the "*YOUR WORST HABIT*" album. 
See my profile page to check out the "Your City" album, already up.

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 "*YOUR CITY*" album,
1 item seen in 229 different ways.
 
(album cover image by +Derek Kind)
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  • Southeast Center for Photographic Studies at Daytona State
    Photographic Technology, 2000
  • State University of New York at Purchase
    Policitcal Science, 1993
  • Syracuse University
    1988 - 1990
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