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Happy 18th Birthday, dear #Google  !:o)

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Sleep and growing older... { #blackandwhite #love  }

While I love Color Photography I find myself more and more attracted to B&W images lately. #bw images are so arty; they can be strong, charming and powerful. (Of course the #bwphotography vs #color #photography debate is a very personal one.) I, personally, think that all these colors can be distracting and can take the focus away from the subject. I love BW. #blackandwhite photography is all about form, shape, and texture. Also. I think #monochrome , #blackandwhite photos add a hint of mystery to the subject.

Shot at: mm50 ss1/100s f3.5 ISO100 (Lens: Canon 50mm f1.8)

ABOUT this shot: Natural train window light bathes this elderly lady in soft light while a black surface (RIGHT) separates her form her environment.

#monochrome #blackandwhite   #blackandwhitephotography #bw #hqspmonochrome  +HQSP Monochrome  +Giuseppe Petruzzella  #streetphotography  +HQSP Urban & Street Photos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos  +BTP Monochrome Pro +Nancy Dempsey +Jesse Martineau  +Breakfast Art Club +BTP Street PRO +Nancy Dempsey +Hans-Juergen Werner +All Things Monochrome +HQSP Portraits   +BTP Monochrome Pro  #photography +WeeklyPhoto page    #canonusers   #googleplus  +BestTopPhotographer +Betty Manousos 
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+Елена Панасюк thank you very much my friend. so glad you liked it. much appreciated!:)
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Tutorial: How to make an animation out of a JPG
Making an animation out of a JPG - Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use Plotagraph Pro. Come learn more at
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+Estela del Valle thank you, hugs! :)
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+Guru Dutt thank you kindly dear friend. i really appreciate it. likewise:)
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+Grace Colby the same to you, dear grace:)
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On the struggle against Copyright Infringers This post is to be shared as much as possible.
( This post is to be shared as much as possible)

Dear All,

After a week working with +Grant Stringer  on Copyright Infringement, There is much to say.

+Alex Lapidus +Alexander S. Kunz +Chris Benham +Cynthia Bush  +Dave Gen +Sarah Myers +Elizabeth Kearvell  +Eric Schaeffer  +Exposure  +Feli Gil Davila +Igor Schevchenko +Jose Antonio +Kitten KaboodleInc +Nicole H +Marivi Iza +O. Sydney +R.G Kirk +peter ebner +ᴠɪᴅᴇOMᴏᴠɪESʜɪɴᴇ Sᴄʜᴜʟᴢ  have stongly been involved and this is also the result of their work.

Here is a guideline to help in the struggle against copyright infringers:

I - Who shall be consider as a Cheater
Social Networks ARE about sharing. So fighting against resharing is not the point.
When you see a profile, there are a few tips that allow you to tell if someone could be an Infrinfer.
- Low resolution pictures,
- No Exif datas,
- No watermark - signature,
- Broken language,
- No coherence between the subjects,
- Photos from everywhere around the world whereas the "photographer" has a settled life and/or low revenues.
- Lots of submissions in a short time.
- Huge difference of qualities and processing between several pics.
- Never gives credit to anyone.
- Have no external account for his pics like FlickR, 500px, personal blog or website.
Please note that none of these symptoms is enough by itself to become suspicious. But if there is a bunch of these and some more, you can bet this, at least, needs an inquiry.
A profile who re shares not original work but gives credit (artist, source on the internet) IS NOT a Copyright Infringer.
II - How to find out
This works only with a computer and Firefox/Chrome. Tabs and Smartphones with G+ App won't let you do the inquiry.

1st /
I use firefox with two addons named "Who Stole My Pictures?" and "Search Image Everywhere". I didn't check for them under Chrome they should exist.
Both use more or less the same technics, however it's interesting to have them both installed. They both search on Google, Tineye and but "Search Image Everywhere" is also looking on Cydral and Baidu (Asian Searches) and "Who Stole My Picture" searches on Bing.
You can untick the Google, Yandex and Tineye under "Who Stole My Picture" so you won't have two times the same search.
Watch out: Tineye is limited so after a number of searches each day, it won't return any result (I think it's about 50). 

You must have the photo opened. The post of the photo isn't enough (See captures attached)
There are tricks:
1) I search on the different websites the addons give (see capture attached: once the addons are installed, right click on the photo to acces them)
If you find something:
2) Check the upload dates.
3) Check the quality (if you find an equal or higher quality)
4) Check the website on which you find:
- if it's a wallpaper site: no question, there's a copyright but the owner is too hard to find.
- if it's websites like pinterest or tumblr: it's hard as, as on G+, the resharing is easily possible.
- if it's websites like FlickR or 500px, unless the user is himself a cheater, it's pretty easy.
5) The rule is: if you spend more than 5 minutes to find a pic, it's better to consider it "Not found" (meaning it COULD have been stolen but there is no evidence).?

I think that checking the last 10 pics would be enough to have a good idea.

Don't waste time:
- with people having a FlickR, 500px or personal website (i.e. "name" or www."name".com for exemples). Those are up from 90% to 100 % probability real photographers (all those I checked where true).
- on Pinterest, TumblR Wallpaper sites and sites where content is very easily shared (all social networks): it is sometimes very long or impossible to find the original post.
- Focus on profiles with a lot of followers: the more there are follower, the more his power is high and the less people will believe he actually is an infringer.

Watch out for details:
Using the Addons to track cheaters, please take a great care before going public: mistakes are possible and you have to make sure, even in details, that the photo is stolen. An exemple:
Alessandro Foto submitted a pic on the Exposure Community: Monument Valley. No exif data, a common subject, no signature or watermark, an easy-to-rip photo.
So I checked... And I found...
But looking closely, take a look to the clouds. All the results I found were done from the same point but Alessandro's clouds have an UFO shape whereas the other's shapes are different.
III - How To React (if you find an evidence of Copyright Infringement)
1st/ You are the original author.
Contact the web-masters asking them to remove the content, giving them your original work's URL, the Copyright Infringement's URL and the profile's URL.
Block this profile so he can't any more steal your pic.
Go public with all these informations (See below, the "Sarah Myers Method").

2nd/ You found the original author and you can contact him/her
Leave him/her a message giving him/her all the informations and tell him/her he/she can complain.
Go public with all these informations (See below, the "Sarah Myers Method").

3rd/ You found the original author and you can contact him/her
Ask your contacts, in communities or public, if someone can and give him/her all the informations.
Go public with all these informations (See below, the "Sarah Myers Method").

4th/ Any other case.
You can't do anything else than Go public with all these informations (See below, the "Sarah Myers Method").

The "Sarah Myers Method"
Sarah Myers has been stolen one of her pics by a cheater.
So she posted public this:
As you can see, she gave all the informations and this has been successful. The Infringer has removed the pic.

IV - How To Protect your pics
First, and most of all, you need to understand that there is no perfect method for, in the same way, diffuse your work and protect it.

As a matter of fact, like everything in the security philosophy, the question is not: "How can I void being stolen?" but more "How long would it take and would it be profitable?"

So, there are a few tips I'm using:
1) I always crop my pics => If I need to proove a pic is mine, I can provide the original uncropped raw/jpg file 
2) I submit in 3 sizes only.
- 2560x1600 for colour images (which remains a quite high size but is precisely 16/10 format)
- 2560x1440 for B&W (which remains a quite high size but is precisely 16/9 format)
- 2133x1600 for anything else (which remains a quite high size but is precisely 4/3 format)
=> Submitting in low res is, paradoxically, not so good for protecting as (if you disable the download option on G+ or FlickR) the quality of the uploaded pic and the saved pic (by the cheater) will be too close.
3) My pics are submitted signed => This shows people this is an original work.
4) I ALWAYS upload on FlickR first (under the Creative Commons licence).
5) Both on Google and FlickR (The 2 only websites), I forbid the download possibility.
6) I don't hide the exif datas as the technics I'm using are not technics I created. There's no point hiding the tweakings (at least those one:
- Camera Brand and Model
- Aperture (F number)
- Focal Lenght
- ISO sensibility
- Exposure time.)
Everywhere on the internet you can find free tutorials on nearly everything that can be done in photography (check on Youtube for exemple).
And my next images will be marked in 2 ways.
- A filigrane logo (a manta ray which is my tattoo)
- A serial number, hidden somewhere in the pic.

I hope this guideline will be helpful. Please comment and add your ideas.

Culture is to be shared, we're smarter together than I am alone.

Useful links:
Best Practices For Sharing Images On Google+ by Karl Louis ( ) and ( GPlus Expertise )
Exemple of Good Practices:
Michel Payet ( )

Informations about Copyright Infringement:
Over Exposure:
Under Exposure:
Copyright Violation:
Google+ Photography Theft:
Google+ Help:
German Wikipedia:
Photo Sharing | Fighting Picture Theft:
What happens when National Geographic steals your art:

Petition for a modification of Google's rules about Copyrights

Letter to Google / Vic Gundrota from Jonas M Luster ( )

Ask for removing content to Google
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+Karolina Trapp you're most welcome, karolina :)
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📷SEPTEMBER 17—Let's #PhotoWalkThisWay! Join a 500px Red Bull Global Photo Walk near you:
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How cool is this!
Paris, animated from a single JPG.
Paris, Animated from a single JPG

This is a really cool new way to take any JPG and create a moving picture out of it. If you look closely (it may take a moment to load depending on your speed), you'll see the clouds moving and the movement reflected in the puddle.

It's called a "Plotagraph" and I have a big writeup on the blog today that talks more about the process at

Soon, I'll do a Facebook Live broadcast to show how fun and easy it is! You may note that it's quite different than how a cinemagraph is created because with this you simply can use any JPG from your back catalog. There's no need for video files or any "new" photos... It's a web service, so it works on any computer.
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+David Shield thank you very much, dear david. glad you liked it:)
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Adobe just released a new version of Photoshop CC with some really cool new features.
BREAKING NEWS: Adobe just released a new version of Photoshop CC with some really cool new features - I've got it covered for ya -
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+Boba Musura thank you so much. always good to hear from you, boba:)
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"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow." -Imogen Cunningham

I'm an economist, photographer, and blog's owner. 
I started getting seriously into photography in late 2013 when I decided to follow my passion. What started out as part of a hobby has eventually become more of a passion. I think I've caught the photo bug!

#Google+ has fit into my daily online routine as a place to find like-minded people, discuss them and be inspired...and hopefully inspire others.

Oh wait! The thing that really annoys me would have to be someone who wants to be called "Grand Emperor Supreme!".
It drives me crazy when I come across arrogant people. (Read: Insecure, having low self-esteem.) These people are unpleasantly proud and behaving as if they are more important than other people. 

I think if they could rid themselves this trait the world might be a better place.

- Ex Communications Manager of G+ ColorMe Weekly Theme by Rosie Nixon.

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