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Mel Reyes-Abbey
Works at Snapshot Artistry by Melissa Abbey, LLC
Attended University of Maryland, European Campus
Lives in St. Augustine, FL
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I admit it. I only watch the beautiful game every 4 years. This championship game was special. 24 years ago I was in Germany when Germany defeated Argentina 1-0. That party trumped Boris Becker and Steffi Graf winning Wimbledon (and they both lived nearby). It trumped the Oktoberfest. That spirit of national pride and being invited to join in the reverie was amazing.
Today I watched the victory with folks from the town I called "home", Heidelberg. My family was with me and enjoyed ....well after the goal - the win.
What a great game!
#Deutschland #FIFA #WorldCup2014
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How I turned a snapshot into a cool shot:  http://bit.ly/1k5C99H.
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You may have noticed that there's more to Lightroom than the Library and Develop Modules--there's also a Print Module, and it's incredibly awesome. Special guest photographer +Kevin Ames (http://bit.ly/1wbqnlG) is going to reveal the secret powers of the Print Module and you'll find that it's really great for much more than making prints. +Gerard Murphy, +Rob Sylvan, and +Levi Sim will also share their favorite tips. 

Tune in Live to ask questions and enter the drawings for some terrific prizes. See you Wednesday!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Rob Sylvan. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Working for the Weekend
It's Monday. I'm not particularly thrilled with my job right now but weekends like this make it all worth it. Relaxing by the pool, hanging out with my family and enjoying a nice cannonball contest with my baby.
Have a great week!
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Saw this today in India at the  World of Nations. I wanted the orange one and her abs. I didn't buy it. Her abs weren't for sale.
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I want to develop my street photography skills. I had a short conversation with this gentleman during this pretty huge festival. He wasn't a participant but just out there creating. Then, I asked if he would mind if I took his photo. He said "no" and thanked me for giving a shit. 
Creating...#OneSpark #Jacksonville   #streetphotography   #Florida  
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Thanks +Shaun White and +Kathy Porupski!
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I'm working on new articles for July and Aug.  I'm taking request. If there is a topic you would like to know more about or problems you are having with software / photography please let me know.

These are the articles I have so far on  http://t.co/E3uG8NCyiV  

My latest is on The Real Power of Smart Objects
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Part 1 of my 3 part Sport Portrait series is published on +Photofocus® When you get a chance, please add it to your reading list and let me know what you think
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Webinar for X-rite, starting in 25 minutes
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See 5 Things You Need To Know About #Photoshop Layers
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Understanding the Snapshots and History Panels in Lightroom by @Lightroomers

One of Lightroom’s greatest strengths is the fact that it stores all the work you do in its catalog file and never changes the pixel data in the source photos. Having all of that data on hand gives you a tremendous amount of freedom and flexibility in…
One of Lightroom’s greatest strengths is the fact that it stores all the work you do in its catalog file and never changes the pixel data in the source photos. Having all of that data on hand gives...
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Today is my husband's and my 18th anniversary. I started the day at the beach doing a sunrise shoot for a friend. After the shoot I took some time snap a few of the sunrise for myself. I looked down and saw this. Even though he's out of town golfing with the guys, this still says it all about how I feel about him. #iphonography #snapseed
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  • Snapshot Artistry by Melissa Abbey, LLC
    Photographer, Mom, present
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St. Augustine, FL
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Heidelberg, Germany
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lifestyle and action photographer. artist. business owner. student of life. NAPP member! cheerleading coach. mom. wife. BUSY. Loving every minute of it!
Introduction
I'm a mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I have traveled the world and am grateful for that opportunity thanks to the US Government and my Dad taking us overseas.  I feel passionately about my family and friendships. I enjoy scrapbooking and photography and have been a business owner for a year now. It's still start-up and I'm learning a ton and I love it! I'm also a volunteer cheerleading coach for our local Pop Warner association. In my past life, I was in Human Resources. Loved that job because I love meeting people and I think this is what makes me most successful in my photography endeavors.
Education
  • University of Maryland, European Campus
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Heidelberg American High School
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Female
Birthday
April 6
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Melissa Reyes-Abbey
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