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Rachael Switalski
Find the open window, follow the road less traveled, do things that take your breath away and make your heart sing, and always be exactly who you were meant to be. And if you're me, that includes using the Oxford Comma. :)
Find the open window, follow the road less traveled, do things that take your breath away and make your heart sing, and always be exactly who you were meant to be. And if you're me, that includes using the Oxford Comma. :)
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Finding Your Vision Graduation Plus Post #pluspost

First and foremost I would like to apologize to my fellow mentees as well as our amazing teacher +teresa pilcher for falling off the face of the earth for the last week. Life happens, it's a reality, but I wasn't able to contribute effectively to the final week and I am sorry that I missed that.

What I learned in this mentorship was of course not at all what I thought I would learn. I learned about the expected things, types of composition to consider, different types of light to look for and use in my photos, thinking about motion, background selection, etc, etc. But my takeaway was that what I am truly looking for in street photography are moments. Stolen moments of time, in which a glance, a hand gesture, some frozen congruity of events that tells a story. This should not surprise me, and I'm sure doesn't surprise those who know me well, I am ever on the search for stories. Thank you +teresa pilcher for pushing us all to search for our internal vision through the structure of street photography. I am surprised and very pleased at the unexpected ways my vision and photography has grown during these 8 weeks.

For all the support, encouragement, and knowledge that was shared among the group, thank you to my fellow mentees +Françoise Dhulesia +Jenn Camforth +Chris Sutton +Piotr Edelman +Janusz Bednarski +Jane Levine +Diana Brown +Stephanie Cassiday-Krueger +Nicole Ina Michel +Kimmetal Smith +Angelo Gifford +Heiko Mahr +Lena Konstantinova +Caleb Asch +Enrique Barreiro Alonso +Rita Zietsma +Jeffrey Heidrick +Kitten KaboodleInc +Gernot Glaeser +Paco TeGe +Agnieszka Ambroszczyk +Mitch Garcia +Stefano Ruzzini and for their support along with +Rich Barbara and +Karolina Trapp

And ever and always the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, +Robin Griggs Wood (my amazetabulous mentor) and +Alex Lapidus for making these truly wonderful, free mentorships and online learning experiences possible.

With no more ado, here is my graduation album. Enjoy.
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6/11/17
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I just found this one that I never posted for week 25 of #bwproject2016, the theme was "Looking forward to"
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Wow are we really at week 24 already?

Week 24/26 Theme: Color
+Lauri Novak +Al Chris +The B&W Project #bwproject2016
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#bwproject2016
+Lauri Novak+Al Chris+The B&W Project
Commuting
I thought I was going to do another subway shot this week, but it turns out that the city transportation system employees are on strike this week, so this has been my commute, a very long walk.
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Week 22/26 Line it up
#bwproject2016 with +Lauri Novak and +Al Chris
+The B&W Project

So many lines here, this pile of chocolate captured my imagination...and then my taste buds.
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#bwproject2016 +Lauri Novak +Al Chris +The B&W Project

Contrast 20/26
(woot, I caught up!)
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#bwproject2016 +Lauri Novak +Al Chris +The B&W Project

Hands at work 19/20
(alright, not QUITE b&w, but I had too much fun playing with the toolwiz app)
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