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Shannon Adelson
Musician | Photographer | Social Media Enthusiast
Musician | Photographer | Social Media Enthusiast


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Are you following me on INSTAGRAM yet? That's where the majority of my recent work in fashion and beauty has been posted. Would love to connect with you on there...

PS. Turn ON the audio, so you can hear the waves on this video!

#instagram #photography #fashionphotography #swimwear #swimwearfashion #bikini #swimsuit #florida #waves #ocean

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+Louisa Catharine Forsyth is one of the most thoughtful and loving artists on the planet! If you have a moment, please take the time to read through this incredible story, and help out in any way that you can, even if it's just to help spread the word. Awareness CAN make a difference, and sometimes will put people in a position to help who didn't even know a problem existed. She is one of the kindest souls you will ever encounter, and her story is remarkable. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers!

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Good Afternoon, Plus Peeps!

Hope you are all having an amazing Holiday season so far. I have been busy shooting fashion for the past several months, which is why I haven't been very active on this platform lately. But if you would like to see a little bit of where I've been and what I've been doing, please feel free to check out my Instagram page, where you will find some of the highlights from my recent projects. If you are into beauty, fashion, glamour, photography, and many other variations of Arts & Entertainment, then you'll probably enjoy the selection I offer over there. Please let me know what you think, and I hope you will consider following me on IG. Thanks!

If you are also on IG, please leave a comment below with a link to YOUR page, so I can check it out too!
#instagram   #instagood   #instastyle   #instafashion  
#portraitphotography   #portraitphotographer  
#beauty   #fashion   #glamour   #style   #couture  
#fashionphotography   #fashionphotographer  

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The +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers is one of the best resources here on Google Plus. There have been so many changes to the platform over the past couple of years. But the enthusiasm and commitment of this particular group has remained constant. They have an amazing support network of mentors, students, previous participants, and creative companions. Having been through a couple of these, I can guarantee you will come out of it with an incredible appreciation not only for the process of creating, but how to develop your own unique style in a way that works best for your individual personality. The instructors are fantastic, and really devote a LOT of time and energy to making sure you get just as much out of it as you put into it. If you are looking to stir those creative juices, and take your imagery to the next level, then check out this new workshop series!

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The Breathing in Beauty, Creativity, & Gratitude mentorship is ready for sign-ups!

This program offered through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers  is about giving yourself permission to create space in your life for YOU. It is about practicing habits that may help you move through life a bit more smoothly - a bit more joyfully - and certainly with an emphasis on seeing more of the beauty in the world! I will be taking on a LIMITED number of people for a six week on-line mentorship program which will include lessons, stories, assignments, and sharing. Participants will have the opportunity to practice new habits & talk about their experiences in a private G+ community which I intend to nurture as a positive, supportive, encouraging, & FUN environment!

In my life I have often found myself in the role of teacher &/or student, mentor &/or mentee. I firmly believe that teachers are students and students are teachers - and that when we are open to learning from one another, everyone's experience is richer. As a teacher, there is nothing better than when someone you're working with lights up with excitement when they do something they never thought they could have done before - and as a student, there is nothing better than that moment when, because of a teacher's inspiration & belief, you do something you never thought you could have done!

My background is in education, and I taught French & Spanish for over 16 years in large public high schools. I have led numerous community education classes, book studies, & women's groups, and since moving out of depression in 2009, I have attended and led several personal development classes and have been trained as a holistic body/breath work practitioner. My belief in the power of mentorships is deepened by the fact that I have had the opportunity to work with a local art mentor for the past six years & have worked with several mentors within the Arcanum & the broader photography community for over two years. I am currently a Master in the Arcanum, I do freelance photography projects, & offer one on one mentoring as well as sessions on contemplative photography. I would never have arrived to where I am today without the guidance, teachings, & wisdom of the mentors & teachers who have inspired ME along the way! Now it's my turn to attempt to pay it forward!

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a mentorship specifically about photography where you will learn about composition, post-processing or anything else remotely technical. Repeat, this is NOT a technical mentorship. Instead, photography will be used as a companion of sorts as you practice habits in the realms of gratitude, finding beauty, seeking space, becoming aware of your breath, taking "good" risks, & using visualization. This mentorship will not focus on the "how" of photography but will emphasize the "why" - that is, the discussion will be a journey of self-discovery centered around the meaning you may uncover during the process of practicing the habits & the process of taking pictures. Your camera (and ANY camera will do!) will simply be a tool that you use to express yourself, and your images will be a narration of the habits you will be asked to practice each week.

Sign ups begin October 5th, and selections will end October 11th for the mentorship beginning October 16th & ending November 26th.

These are the selection criteria I will be considering:

*You must be taking and posting your own photographs regularly here on G+ or other social media –– ideally with an absolute minimum of three days between public posts; more increases your chances of being selected. (The class itself will be private to the group selected except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end.)
*You must be willing to commit to being interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program by engaging in conversation & supporting your fellow participants.
*You have the time available to participate in this workshop - which will also include components that, for best results, are expected to be practiced on a daily basis (for a minimum of five minutes each day).
*You must be willing to "take yourself on," be willing to try new things, and share something about your experiences with others.

To be considered for selection, please comment to the ORIGINAL post only on my profile page: by answering the following questions in your comment below. (PLEASE NOTE: if you apply on any reshares, your application will NOT be seen!)
1) Journaling: Do you have a current practice of journaling? If so, how often do you do it? If not, what is your initial response to the thought of doing five minutes of writing a day?

2) Meditation: Do you have a current daily practice of meditation? If so, for how long have you been practicing? If not, have you ever tried meditation? If so, what was your response to it? If not, what is your initial response to the thought of trying meditation?

3) Would you identify yourself as an artist? Why or why not?

4) What is your response to the idea of taking/making time for yourself?

5) What is a risk that you took in your life that you're really glad you took?

6) What will be your role in making sure you get the most from this mentorship?

7) What amount of time do you have available for participation?

1) I used to journal daily, then I did it off and on for years, but recently I have begun doing it as a daily practice again.
2) I have done daily meditation in the past but have gotten away from the regular practice. I still do it at least once a week.
3) Now I would. In the past, no. I really used to struggle with saying, "I'm an artist."
4) After burning out physically & emotionally at a past job, I try to make a greater effort to make time for myself. Sometimes I do a better job of it than others.
5) I'm glad I finally resigned from a job that, though it was stable & decent money, was making me mentally, emotionally, and physically sick.
6) I know that I will get out of this mentorship what I put into it, so I will do what I can to be engaged in the community.
7) I can definitely find fifteen minutes each day to devote to this - some days more

I look forward to working with many of you on this adventure!!

(+Robin Griggs Wood , +Alex Lapidus , +Ron Clifford )

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