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Ron Clifford
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Artist, Mentor, Inspirologist, Educator and Community Builder. I shoot Fine Art Nature Photography, and Portraits.
Artist, Mentor, Inspirologist, Educator and Community Builder. I shoot Fine Art Nature Photography, and Portraits.

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Reindeer in the Mist

In a few hours I get to board the Akademik Ioffe on a Photography Symposium with One Ocean Expeditions around Svalbard in the Arctic to do that thing I can't help but do. What is that you ask??

I Capture beauty and character in the places I travel and the people I meet, and I teach others to do the same

The best job in the world is the one that leans into your unique character.

#arctic #svalbard #adventurephotography #wildlifephotography #wildlifeportrait
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ANNOUNCEMENT

The next round of the Photography Scavenger Hunt on G+ is here!!

Go to this post, find the link to the form, Say "I'm IN" it's the most fun you will have in a photography community ever!

You must go to the original post in the link and goto the form.
THIS IS THE OFFICIAL "20th" ROUND SIGN UP
for the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Don't know what that is?
It's an amazing game that has turned into so much more.
If you love photography, and you have a camera,
COME JOIN US!!

Simply type "I'M IN" in the comments & fill out the Google Form here: https://goo.gl/forms/i7rP35wOlXWBlrEF3

and the first 350 people to sign up will be entered.

After sign ups (after I get everyone organized & invited to the community) there will be 3 posts:
#1 post will be a PARTICIPATION POST
#2 post will be RULES & EXPECTATIONS
#3 post will be HOW THIS ALL WORKS
THEN I will be giving you an item list - 7 simple things to take pictures of.
This process should all happen by the end of my day/tonight - but to leave room/time for error/beta testing of the Google Forms sheet, it should make it much easier/quicker but since this is the first time we're trying it I'm being cautious!

It's up to you to make your picture stand out!!
It's so much fun!!
You will have 8 weeks to get the photos done.

You do NOT need to be a professional shooter.
You do NOT need a fancy camera.
You do NOT need to feel any hesitation on your skill level,
as this group of Scavengers is the most supportive group of people I have ever known.
This is just FOR FUN.
This will get YOU to use your camera in ways you might not do otherwise,
It's to push you to try new things,
learn new techniques,
join a group of like-minded people who will encourage you
and teach you sooo much!
Basically this gives you a fun excuse to take pictures you wouldn't have otherwise!

During the course of the round, you will make friends,
You will have support and be encouraged and be a part of the best community on G+.
You WILL be welcomed and surrounded by wonderful people
who WANT you to watch you succeed and surprise yourself!!

SO, if that sounds like something you'd like to be a part of...
All you have to do is type two simple little words, "*I'M IN*"
Fill out the attached Google Form and you will be registered.

IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP SOMEONE AS A PROXY (if someone has asked you to sign them up) do so on different comments. (don’t worry about the form if you are signing up as a proxy for someone)
And there NEEDS to be G+ account linked to that name.

Only ONE PERSON per comment, if there are more than one on a single comment, only the first person will be entered.
(This is the only way we can keep track of the 350 spots.)

PLEASE DO NOT comment on this post unless it is to sign up.
Any stray comments will be deleted.

PLEASE DO NOT sign up unless you actually want to participate,
not just because you see everyone else doing it.
And with that let the registration BEGIN!!

The example below was from our "knot" album last round.
Photos by +Rita Zietsma +Stephanie MacNeill +Lou McCorkle +Ariel K. Kasten +Mark Rodriguez +Steve Kalman +Jim Migliore +Paul Howard +Shari Seibold

So just type I'M IN, fill out the google form here: https://goo.gl/forms/i7rP35wOlXWBlrEF3
and you will be included.

After 350 comments are in comments will be disabled and work on entering everyone will begin. If you are within the first 350, you will be hearing back in the next 1-2 days (it may even be today!) and be invited to join the 20th Round Scavenger Community. Good luck!

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Remote Places and Mystical Landscapes

I'm heading back to the Arctic with One Ocean Expeditions for another amazing Photo Symposium

What happens at a Photography Symposium?
Glad you asked. When you go on a Photography Symposium with One Ocean Expeditions you are on a Polar expedition with 4 professional photographers, each with a specialty in their field, who help you capture lifetime images and memories to treasure for generations! How awesome is that? We do shore landings, and zodiac cruising and just have a ton of wonderful photography opportunities.

#adventure #arctic #polar #photography
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The Winners Have Been Announced!

I had the pleasure of Judging the Winter In The City +ViewBug Photo Contest and here are the results. Fantastic work!!

#winter #city #contest #winners


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When Natural Light Meets My Studio Light

#beauty #portrait #drama
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Beauty in the Backlight

people laugh when I say " I See The Light "

Hair and Makeup by Galia Volcovich
Photography by Me

#beauty #natural_light #existinphotographs
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I'm looking forward to joining the Photography Symposium Team and One Ocean Expeditions again this June to Svalbard, Norway!

Polar Bears, Reindeer and Walrus among many other amazing sights.

June 17th to 26th 2017
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From a Photowalk I hosted back in 2015.

Love this shot of the my amazing friend +Lena Dawood. An exceptional photographer, Designer and videographer.

#Photowalk #city #toronto #portrait
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ITS BEEN TOO LONG! (share this event please)

Lets Get together for an EPIC Toronto Photowalk. We have a couple of amazing visitors up from the US, Erin and Mira, and I thought it would be great to give them one of our classic photo walks starting at Nathan Phillips Square and a route that likely includes china town, Kensington and then down to Front Street and the CN Tower. Nothing is carved in stone, but for those who want, have dinner then over to the Island for some Skyline Photography!

A map is to follow

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Part Two of my students best of slideshow!

Check out the amazing work of my dedicated students who have applied themselves to Levelling up their skills through challenges in our private online program at +The Arcanum.

I am humbled and honoured to know the hard work and stories behind all these images and the journey each of them has been on.

#arcanum #photography #overcoming
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