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Darcee McCutcheon
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Join In Daily Specifics. #joinindailyspecifics
Created by +Optical Drifter
Today's theme: Webs

Happy New Year
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For +Johnny Wills and #JoinInDaily
Today's theme: Funny Photos

I envisioned words randomly roaming the range, with a lone thesaurus on a horse herding them to new pastures.

Bonus: also fits the #JoinInDailySpecifics theme for 'Open Gates"
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#JoinInDailySpecifics, hosted by +Optical Drifter
Today's theme: Open gates

from the Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach, SC.
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#JoinInDaily by +Johnny Wills
Today's theme is "Remembering!"
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#JoinInDailySpecifics with +Optical Drifter

Today's theme: Helicoptors
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NOT MY PHOTO
Yes, it is a portrait of me, however, it was made by my friend, and mentor, +Ron Clifford.

While I’m comfortable photographing others, I have never been comfortable on the “other side of the lens”. My personal photoshoot with Ron, however, was a completely comfortable and unique experience.

I was very anxious about even contemplating having portraits done, but Ron assured me things would be easy, relaxed, and stress free. Assurances aside, I showed up with my friend and ally for emotional support, +Marjorie McDonald, as well as a big cup of coffee!

On to the first step of this session: professional make-up application…_eek_ ! However, Diana (+Dio MUA) transformed me with grace, encouragement and humor as she performed her magical artistry too early on a Sunday morning. Then I was into my first wardrobe outfit and we were ready to roll.

Perhaps because I’ve known Ron for several years, or, more likely because Ron is an outstanding international award winning photographer, our session started out even more relaxed than I could have hoped for. Not only did he put me at ease, but he also explored how I saw myself and how I would like to be seen. For example was I serious, thoughtful, fun-loving, or casual?

During this time, with multiple outfit and posing changes, we had quite a blast with much laughter, some reminiscing, and, as always, some mentoring along the way. As you can see, the results are absolutely magical! At 58, I’ve never looked so good!

If you are a photographer and are not familiar with Ron, you are missing out! Whether you are just beginning as a hobbyist or already proficient and making artistic images, Ron is a tremendous person for resources, education, and tips. I “met” him on Google+ in late 2013 as I started to learn about more about the digital camera I had been playing with for years. He was engaging on some of my posts, and very encouraging as he directed me to some resources for learning.

After completing the G+ Photographers Mentorship Program, I sought out Ron for further mentoring by joining his private mentorships on Enhancing Creativity in photography and a basic Photoshop mentorships about Layers, Masks and Modes; later joining his flagship foundation cohort in the Arcanum: The Magical Academy of Artistic Mastery. He continues to be a huge part of my photographic learning through his workshops, of which I have attended two.

The first workshop I attended was Photographing Wildflowers in 2015 and was held in Tobermory, Ontario, Canada. I was fortunate to meet Ron in person, along with many of my cohort members from the Arcanum group. This year I attended “Bring on the Light: A Two Day Portrait Intensive Workshop. Both of these were defining experiences for me and have generated many wonderful lasting friendships.

Ron’s energy and enthusiasm were evident from early on in my experiences with him, but his in person mentoring is just superb! He conveys personal interest in every one of his students and expertly guides participants through well thought out small steps designed to build upon one another, allowing one to see the whole picture by the end of the experience. His innate ability to teach, and velvet glove approach to encouragement, are skillful and effective at achieving the objectives of the workshops. Ron’s sense of fun and adventure really make for an enjoyable and memorable experience.

I hope you will search out Ron’s profile and learn a little more about him, or visit his website at RonClifford.com.
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Happy Birthday, +Sharlea Taft
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Morning light with the delicate scent of the fall-blooming star clematis in my backyard made for an enjoyable end to my day!
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9/13/18
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