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The Tide Betrays You

A Perfect Circle - By And Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSwtiTcAOUE

It's no easy mission,
Holding on to how I picture you.
Showing only bits and pieces,
Till the tide betrays you,
And your empty allocution.



#landscape   #landscapephotography   #beach   #Texas   #Galveston   #sunset  

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Colors Fade

Last week, at almost the last minute, we went down to the beach here in Texas.  It was only the third time I have ever been to a beach and the first time for the kiddos!  It was really neat, even though it was salty and sandy.  LOL!!

This particular sunset reminded me that even though people come into your life for a reason or a season and sometimes, those seasons are very very short, they can still enrich your life.  Even when you mourn the loss.

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Sir Francis Bacon


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Wow! Wonderful image!
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Silence Speaks Volumes

Week 17

I am so far behind... I nearly despair of  catching up.  LOL!

Hopefully (again), I will catch up over the next couple of weeks.

...instead of losing someone, losing the innocence of thinking you were important to begin with hurts more...

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Powerful photo. Happy belated
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MENTORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to include everyone in the "Building An Image" mentorship.  However, I have decided that I will also do a "lite" version.  The "lite" version will have the basic ideas/assignments that I will be doing with the mentorees.  It won't be as fully described and I won't be able to help everyone individually like I will be doing with the 'full' version.  I will try to help here and there but it  won't be as extensively.  

Please feel free to follow along with the assignments.  If you do, please hashtag #BuildingAnImage .  I will try to check it out once a week and help if I can.  

Here are the mentorees that I have selected.  Please be on the lookout for a private message so we can get this party started!!

+Kyle Wilson +Eve Aebi +Dave Poore +Steve Crowley +Margaret Tompkins +Joanna Koziara 


Thank you EVERYONE for your interest and for applying.  Please, if you haven't made it this time, feel free to follow along or to apply to any of the mentorships that are around G+, including this one, when I start a new one.

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how exciting! I will be sure to be following. lines ad shapes it is........
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Summer Mentorship  

Right now, I am announcing my own photography mentorship program - "Building An Image with +Tamara Pruessner".   This is the second time I have ran this mentorship and while the first had bumps due to a family loss, I am super excited about trying this again. 

Sharing this post is highly encouraged, but please disable comments so people will go to the original post.

This will be a 6-week program, working on design elements of a photograph that will make you "FEEL", which to me, is the single most important job a photograph can do.  Make emotion. 

If you would like to participate in a highly interactive, community-based learning project, then please read on and APPLY! 

+Tamara Pruessner will be taking on a handful of people for a special mentorship program called "Building An Image".  This mentorship is designed to help you learn, search for, and apply design elements of a photograph to bring forth the emotions that make images memorable.  It will focus on rules and when to break them as well as elements such as color and when not to use it, patterns, lines, shapes, etc. 

This course is NOT how to use your camera, but IS how to see and build and image with the camera and skills you already have.  I will be happy to give some guidance on technical aspects as it relates to the weekly lessons, but I will not be focusing on f-stops and apertures. 
 
Up to 5 photographers will be selected for a 6-week on-line apprenticeship program which will include lessons, assignments,  Google hangouts are possible, and informal discussions are encouraged. Mainly, the goal is for everyone to have fun, collaborate, and learn from each other.

Selections will be announced on Friday, July 10th for the mentorship which will begin within days of the announcement of selected mentorees.

Selection criteria will include:

• You should be interactive here at G+, as you will be expected to participate in this program giving feedback and comments to others.
• You have little previous art studies, as this program is designed for those who have not had the opportunity to add this skill set to their knowledge base.
• You should be taking and posting photographs regularly.  (The class itself will be private to the group  except for the option of a public display album of your best work at the end.) You may publicly post your own achievements and I encourage it!!

To be considered for selection, please comment to this main post only: (not to any reshares)

and answer the following questions in your comment: 
1) Photography skill level
2) Photo editing software used most
3) Favorite subjects to photograph
4) Aspirations within photography
5) Current job or profession (or favorite hobby outside of photography)
6) Previous art studies


EXAMPLE ANSWERS
1) Intermediate hobby photographer
2) Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS3
3) Trees, landscapes, waterfalls
4) To sell prints of my work
5) Full-time grocery store clerk, and I collect bottle caps.
6) I have no previous art studies

The mentorship program  is a lot of fun and has great interaction, it also requires a commitment to complete the weekly assignments.  If you feel you won't have time to dedicate to going out and taking lots of pictures, then please consider allowing others the chance to participate.

+Kyle Wilson - your earburn as requested.



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The mentorship announcement has been made here: https://plus.google.com/107494834634231938072/posts/MZrtmRm2gq6

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Instagram Anyone?

So it does seem that G+ is dying or perhaps growing in a direction that leave the rest of us in the dust. That makes me incredibly sad because G+ has been my home since beta days. I love G+ and everything it has been for me.

Since I am no longer on Facebook (haven't been there for over a year, but it seems that I may have to go back), I thought I would share my Instagram account and see who is there.

I don't just share my pro photos there; I also share behind the scenes and snippets of my daily life, like the phot with this post. I have been lifting weights for over a year and I share those types of things as well.

Let me know if you're there. I am tama_tee - https://instagram.com/tama_tee/. 


#fitness #healthy #instagram #gymrat

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Building An Image – Assignment 2 LITE VERSION

A couple of weeks, we went over lines and shapes and how each element affects a photo.  This week, we will be studying “forms” and “textures”, both of which are heavily influenced by light conditions.

Forms!

The form is one of the next two elements that we will be studying.  Forms are a three-dimensional shape and best shown with side lighting.  

Textures!

This is the element that makes your audience want to reach and touch!  Textures can really bring out the emotions in a photograph – from the softness of a newborn baby (soft lighting), to the roughness of an exposed brick building (harsher lighting).  

This week, your assignment is to try to shoot at least 100 images of ‘forms’ and 100 images of ‘textures’.  As you may have realized last week, once you hit xx amount of photos in just one element, you start seeing it everywhere.  

Please try not to combine the elements equally – if at all possible, try to do one or the other. If you do combine them, be sure to highlight and emphasize ONE element.  They should not have equal weight in your photo.

For this assignment (should have been for the last too, I am sorry I didn't make that clear), these images need to be SOOC – this is to help train your eye to see through your viewfinder more.  

FOR SATURDAY, August 1st

Once you have shot your lines and shapes, go through them and pick your favorite one to process of each element.  Then, post them on your profile and don't forget to hashtag them with #BuildingAnImage . Sometime the following week, I will try to go through the hashtag and see if anyone had any problems or anything and comment along.

Please keep in mind that the LITE version of this program does not guarantee that I will come through your images.  I am also running the full-on intensive one and my time is mainly devoted to those mentorees.  I will do my best to see all of the images under the hashtag.

Good luck!  I am looking forward to seeing what you shoot this week.  Next week's assignment will be given out either Saturday night or Sunday morning, giving you more time to play with your camera.  

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I was able to get some people tagged into this post, but not all... I am sorry if your name isn't below, I did try to get everyone.  For some reason, Google wasn't allowing me to tag everyone.

+Patrick Kelly +John Kittles +Harald Wagener +Elizabeth Lund +Laura McLeod +Debbie Drummond +Lou Genovese +Kathleen Kent +Gernot Glaeser +Darcee McCutcheon +Eras Chong +Mary Wardell +Diana Boyd +Red Caldwell +Kat Scan +Marc Pellmann +Sarah Lavallee +Jayme Spoolstra +Chris Sutton +Sandra Nesbit +Vivienne Withnall +Kimberly A Edwards +Agyeya Gupta +Jennifer Walton +Tom McGowan +Susanne Stelle +Joanna Teh +Michelle Thompson +Mel Earwood +Heather Szarka +Ellie Kennard +Tonya Freed +Piotr Edelman +Gloria Joanne Roldan +Beena R +Stephen VanHerpen +Larry Clay +Lucille Galleli 
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Building An Image – Assignment 1  LITE VERSION

There are many things that go into a photograph – from design elements, to rules or breaking rules, and of course, telling a story.  The story is what ties everything together.  It is the icing on the cake, so to speak.

This lite mentorship will try to focus a bit on how to get your story out and how to get the emotional impact that takes a photo from very good to unforgettable.

Keep in mind that for every image, there are two human elements involved, not including subject matter: the photographer and the audience.  The photographer’s job is to tell the story of what they saw by use of their camera, settings, skills, design elements and, most importantly, their eye.

This week, we are going to focus on two of the six design elements; this is how we will start building our stories – the images that we see in our minds.

LINES & SHAPES   

Lines tend to be one of the strongest elements.  They can be used to lead the eye into interesting areas of a photograph or right out of one. 

Shapes are the element of identification.  When shapes are the most important element in your photography, remember to keep them with a strong contrast against the background.

THIS WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT: Two parts – Lines and Shapes

This week, I challenge you to go out look for just lines and shapes.  Find them and spend a good amount of time just shooting them.  Try to shoot them separately.  I usually suggest about 100 images of each.  Play with different angles, settings, times of day... just go out and concentrate on those two elements.

FOR SATURDAY, JULY 18th

Once you have shot your lines and shapes, go through them and pick your favorite one to process of each element.  Then, post them on your profile and don't forget to hashtag them with #BuildingAnImage . Sometime the following week, I will try to go through the hashtag and see if anyone had any problems or anything and comment along.  

Good luck!  I am looking forward to seeing what you shoot this week.  Next week's assignment will be given out either Saturday night or Sunday morning, giving you more time to play with your camera.  

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(Oh and if you do want to follow along each week and would like me to tag you into the weekly assignment post, please let me know and I will do so.)
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Storm chaser Kelly DeLay captures rare and stunning image on a day in which at least eight tornadoes raged across Colorado.
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Dripping Down

Week 18

I am so addicted to this song by In This Moment, Adrenalize Me. I listen to it when I do my workouts and the beat and her voice just get me going! (It is hard rock, just so you know before you click the link.)

Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXMfdpjnAHU

Lyrics:
I must confess,
I'm addicted to this
Shove your kiss straight through my chest
I can't deny, I'd die without this
Make me feel like a God
Music, love and sex
(Adrenalize me)
I crave excess,
Turning wine into sweat dripping down my neck
I can't deny, I'd die without this
Make me feel like a God
Adrenaline and sex

https://flic.kr/p/tWzy2C

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Beautiful as always! Happy Birthday! +Tamara Pruessner I hope you are having a great day! 😃
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I am a nature photographer and avid knitter. My photography site is www.throughtamseyes.com.
Introduction
I am a photographer, knitter, mother of three living children and one angel baby, wife, sister, niece, daughter...I try not to let those labels define me.  :D

I am on a quest to find myself through my photography.  I am finding that I do a lot of floral work and I would like to break out of that mold and try new things.

As of right now, I do sell my prints and I do sell portrait photography.

I have a website - www.throughtamseyes.com.

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Just call me the Queen of FloralFriday.  To join +FloralFriday - just tag your images with the #FloralFriday hashtag and +mention my name. 

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Google+ users I recommend:

Damien Franco - Good friend of mine, awesome photographer and great-all-around-kind-of-guy!
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Elaine Kelly - Our friendship wouldn't have happened without G+. 
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