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"We played, we laughed, we explored, we shared, we supported each other, cheered each other on, learned, and shed the shackles of clarity for the joy and freedom of blurry wonder." ~ +Su Buehler

Terrific album, Su! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and images from your time in +Alex Lapidus's "Blurs and Unsharp Photography" mentorship!

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The past several weeks have found me extremely and happily busy learning how to create abstract and interesting scenes using Blurs and Unsharp Photography. This has opened wide a whole world of interesting techniques and methods of creating art wherein the story lies not only in the scene, but even more in the colours, blurry shapes and wiggly lines, motion, dynamic ranges, patterns and wonderful splashes of "what?"-dom.

This was the result of my participation in a +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers led by +Alex Lapidus, +Heiko Mahr and +Robin Griggs Wood. What a truly amazing experience! What an unbelievable gift that these generous people share with those willing to learn, to work, to play, to create, to imagine.

Over the course of 8 weeks, they shared a different blurry topic each week, giving the participants a chance to shoot hundreds of images in many different styles, giving them the freedom to explore ideas and share experiences that are typically considered less than "correct". Isn't the idea to have the most tack-sharp images possible? Photographers go to great lengths, spend thousands of dollars on lenses and cameras, hoping to achieve the perfect clarity, and now we were being allowed to not only have out of focus images, but intentionally create blurry, fuzzy, distorted, stretched and otherwise warped images! And oh, what fun we had!

We played, we laughed, we explored, we shared, we supported each other, cheered each other on, learned, and shed the shackles of clarity for the joy and freedom of blurry wonder.

What came of this for me was a new sense of artistic perspective. Even though I may not shoot blurs frequently, what I have found is that some blur provides such a wonderful sense of motion and emotion that it is likely to find it's way into my photography on a fairly regular basis. I love colour, shadows and light, refraction, reflection, distortion, I love to make the viewer think and ponder and wonder and blink. We go through life too often without thinking, without sensing and without questioning the world around us, simply believing it will always be thus.

But the world is too big and too diverse to even consider that it will always be the way we think of it now. I'm so looking forward to continuing to explore a blurry and fuzzy and unsharp world, and play to my heart's content, and I fully intend to share the joy that I have found in this world. I hope that someone else will also enjoy what I share.
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"I would say, this mentorship was one of the most precious experiences which happened for me here on G+." ~ +Lena Konstantinova

Wow, such great images, Lena! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and work from your time in +teresa pilcher's "Finding Your Vision" mentorship!

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Hi, all !
It took me way too long to reach to my #Graduation album for #FYV217 , lead by wonderful +teresa pilcher​ with the help of talented +Karolina Trapp​ and +Rich Barbara​ and provided by +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, organized and directed by +Robin Griggs Wood​, +Ron Clifford​, and +Alex Lapidus
First I broke my hand , then went to vacation... But you, guys, were here for me, and I got the same great support and feedback as if I was not behind , but was always with you .
I got millions of great tips from Teresa, her great team and my fellow - classmates , and I try to remember and use them in my photography, I got to know and to follow many talented photographers ( I'm talking about you, guys!!) , each one with different style and approach to "Street". Every week lesson was priceless for me , and what is very important, we learned new things without breaking our own style , but moreover, developed our vision and contributed to our style. I would say, this mentorship was one of the most precious experiences which happened for me here on G+.
THANK YOU, dear Teresa and my other friends !!!
Here are several pictures :)
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"We take more risks.
We experiment.
We play.
We make mistakes.
We ask questions.
We encourage and support.
We strengthen our creative voices.
We expand our photographic vision." ~ +Shari Miller

Marvelous post and album, Shari! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and images from your time in +Alex Lapidus's "Blurs and Unsharp Photography" mentorship!

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"This feels to me as if it's completely yours, with the glowing light and gentle colors, but you've taken that one last step away from reliance on a flower or wisp of grass as a subject, and simply owned the light itself." - Alex Lapidus

In May, I decided to take a dive down the rabbit hole. +Alex Lapidus and +Heiko Mahr had once again opened up their "Blurs & Unsharp Photography: Guided Play" mentorship through the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers , and I was along for the ride. I had seen the work of previous participants, and I was very intrigued by the abstract beauty that they were producing. Instead of preoccupying their creative minds with the goal of tack sharp imagery, this would be an intentional journey in the opposite direction. Instead of clarity and detail, this became about light, form, color, shape, and myriad opportunities for experimentation.

With Alex Lapidus's weekly assignments and experiments in play - yes, play - we were invited to try things we might never have thought of before - or things that, perhaps, we had feared trying before: intentional camera movement, zoom blur, multiple exposure imagery, post-processing options, experiments that might be new to us in Photoshop and Lightroom, and many others - even including shooting through wine glasses or strainers from our kitchen!

Also each week, +Heiko Mahr offered up other forms of inspiration by introducing us to new photographers with links to their work and writings about their own creative philosophies. Seeing where these various strategies and techniques could lead offered much nourishment to the Muse and opened up even greater visions of what might be possible as we take these ideas and merge them with our own unique photographic styles and voice.

And then to see the work of the other participants...oh my. There is something about being in a community of like-minded creatives who are willing to experiment and share - both their work that they deem a success and their work that is still "in process" - that seems to collectively inspire and open up possibilities within all of us.

We take more risks.
We experiment.
We play.
We make mistakes.
We ask questions.
We encourage and support.
We strengthen our creative voices.
We expand our photographic vision.

And so, when +Alex Lapidus said the words that began this post, in response to my graduation image (the third photograph in the accompanying album), it is no wonder that the Muse within me was awakened once again. Because in the end, isn't the creative process about just that? Isn't it about finding a voice that is completely yours - while continually challenging ourselves to take steps away from reliance on the familiar, comfortable realm to pursue new horizons?

Thank you, +Alex Lapidus, +Heiko Mahr, and all of the participants in this wonderful mentorship from the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. You inspire me.
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8/4/17
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"Being here has opened my eyes to another world one of feeling and imagination." ~ +Deb Coning

Terrific photos, Deb! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and images from your time in +Alex Lapidus's "Blurs and Unsharp Photography" mentorship!

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Blurs and unfocused photography the final chapter and photo album.

I been thinking long and hard what I wanted to express. The last 8 weeks I have been on an amazing journey called the Blurs and Unfocused photography mentorship. This has been such a wonderful experience. A voyage I wont soon forget. Being here has opened my eyes to another world one of feeling and imagination. For most of us we put photography into different boxes with hard set rules for each. Its about reality, clear communication, like coloring within the lines. But what if someone steps outside those lines and finds a brave new world to discover. And that is what Alex Lapidus and Heiko Mahr did. And better yet once they got good at it they came back to get others to learn and experiment with. Guided play he called it. He gathered others from all over the world to join in and then opened his toolbox and taught us. What an amazing gift and to that all I can say is thank you to him and the others who bounced ideas and words of encouragement from one to another in our group and past groups. I hope we stay in touch.

This is what G plus mentorships are about the sharing of ideas and knowledge.Thanks Robin Woods and Ron Clifford for creating this site and encouraging others to share. This is how photography should be developed. One person taking his time to share his knowledge with others who work together to build on that knowledge and then passing it on to the next generation. So if you have the opportunity to take one don't pass it up

Here's my final album with a few of my favorites.

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8/2/17
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"What I hoped for was to find one or two ideas to bring into my photography as continue forward. I got an bucket load of ideas, many to work on and refine and have come away with a sense that with continued practice there is a great many things to discover and inspire." ~ +Angelo Gifford

Wonderful album, Angelo! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and images from your time in +Alex Lapidus's "Blurs and Unsharp Photography" mentorship!

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Blurs & Unsharp mentorship - Graduation Album

I am extremely grateful and fortunate to have been able to attend a second Google+ mentorship on the subject of Blur and Unsharp Photography. The programme is organised by +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers, +Robin Griggs Wood and was developed and led by the highly energitic +Alex Lapidus with artistic commentary and support by +Heiko Mahr.

For the past few years I have been primarily focusing on Street Photography and, for just over a year now, I have been posting online fairly regularly. What intrigued about this program was to explore another dimension of photography of blurred and unsharp aspects of picture taking.

While I appreciate and admire great light, colour and storytelling in a street photo, I also appreciate styles that explore impressions, feelings and moods which can sometimes be expressed in photos without whole pin sharp digital clarity.

What I found with the programme was a course that explored many dimensions and techniques of photographing without emphasis on sharpness. The course was done in the spirit of sharing technique upon technique and getting out and practicing and discovering what can be acheived.

My group was the fourth group to attend this programme, and invited to help were many students from previous programmes. So we are able to see how others from past years have been inspired to incorporate these techniques into their own work and becoming inspirational experts in themselves.

What I hoped for was to find one or two ideas to bring into my photography as continue forward. I got an bucket load of ideas, many to work on and refine and have come away with a sense that with continued practice there is a great many things to discover and inspire.

I have particularly enjoyed exploring unfocused shots, intentional camera movement, multiple explosures and techniques of blending as well as ways of using lenses new and old to add blurring and unsharpness. What surprised me the most is that we could look at the work of artists and photographers and begin to discover ways of stylising photos that could bring our photography into expressions of art.

So I have greatly enjoyed the experience, and made many new friends online. If you have read this far and think a course like this would suit you, then follow the Google+ Mentorship program. It is a great experience, I can't recommend enough for all skill levels.
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7/30/17
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"The open exchange of ideas and the ability to put yourself out there was great for me personally. I tried new things and got great feedback and support along the way. Seeing the images from other group members gave me ideas that would never have occurred to me." ~ +Karen Migliaccio

Marvelous photos, Karen! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and images from your time in +Alex Lapidus's "Blurs and Unsharp Photography" mentorship!

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Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2017

The Google Plus Mentorship for Blurs and Unsharp Photography was a wonderful opportunity for me to explore ideas and processes for making images in new ways. Led by +Alex Lapidus and +Heiko Mahr, lessons were presented and assignments designed to allow the students to really dig in as much as we desired. There are a number of things I really enjoyed about this mentorship.

Ways to add (or subtract) energy from my images using motion blur, focus and other other techniques sparked creativity. I never have to worry about "not seeing anything interesting", because I can now consider using techniques to MAKE it interesting.

Information about art and photography history and the roots of the methods were really interesting. Also, the supplemental lessons from the wider mentor group gave us more examples and in-depth information which I loved. Thank you to the teachers and mentors in the group!

The discussions in the group and the ability to ask questions and seek advice were invaluable. The open exchange of ideas and the ability to put yourself out there was great for me personally. I tried new things and got great feedback and support along the way. Seeing the images from other group members gave me ideas that would never have occurred to me. The photo stream was inspiring and breathtaking.

I have tried blur techniques to a limited extent in the past. The way the course is designed to provide LOTS of practice really makes a difference. Taking the time to really practice the in-camera techniques led to greater success and satisfaction. I definitely plan to use a number of the techniques to develop more unusual and interesting images.

Giving feedback to other group members on their images is such a wonderful process. I believe that taking time to consider what you like or don't like about an image and formulating the feedback really helps to clarify your own thinking. Getting feedback on my images was so very helpful and encouraging. Many, many thanks to everyone who gave me feedback. It really made a difference to me!

Many thanks again to Alex for all your inspiration and support, to Heiko who encouraged us to think differently, to +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford who along with Alex keep these amazing mentorships going, and of course to all the alumni and mentees who made this such a rewarding experience.
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"I though beforehand we would be flying business class, but the reality was an upgrade beyond first class, he’d hired a private plane fully staffed for us all to enjoy." ~ +Edward Norton

Terrific album, Edward! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and images from your time in +Alex Lapidus's "Blurs and Unsharp Photography" mentorship!

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Blurs and Unsharps

I spent the last two and half months ‘playing’ and here’s an album of my favourite images.
+G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers
+Robin Griggs Wood +Alex Lapidus
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I have been extremely fortunate to have had three incredible guides in the past two year, +Christian Meermann, +Shari Miller and now +Alex Lapidus. Christian taught me tonality, simplicity, Shari, taking ownership, the courage to believe and now Alex, that this is fun and we should play. It’s no understatement when I say, I wouldn’t be the happy, confident photographer I am today without them.

The title to Alex’s course is Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2017 and possibly the most important word in that sentence is play. We all played hard.

It’s incredible what you learn on your own, when a typical instruction is to take at least 200 images and then the next part the same and the next same . . . I forget the exact detail. Except we weren’t entirely on our own. Not only did Alex arrive with a truly awesome program but dozens of assistants. I though beforehand we would be flying business class, but the reality was an upgrade beyond first class, he’d hired a private plane fully staffed for us all to enjoy. Each week we’d be introduced to new toys, and I really felt like a child, my inner voice saying ”You know nothing, Edward Norton”. And then there’s the other children, honest, open, engaging and after encouragement from the Staff not scared to experiment. I have found new friends and strengthen old friendships with some of the most amazing people on G+.
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"...for me the Blur photo adds not only a new sight of the world - it changed me as well. I made more experiments, shot more photos in eight weeks than in a year before. And as always - with practice comes confidence." ~ +Corinna Rössling

Wonderful photos, Corinna! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and images from your time in +Alex Lapidus's "Blurs and Unsharp Photography" mentorship!

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Week 8 Graduation post

I took part in the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers initiated by +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford and the blurry brothers +Alex Lapidus and +Heiko Mahr.
It is an eight weeks journey on exploring the unsharp and blurry world in photography in a guided mentorship and a private community for safe trial and error shootings.
It was an amazing journey!
I grew up with the dogma: I need to have tackle sharp photos because this is what a photo is meant to be.
And sometimes this is still right.
But for me the Blur photo adds not only a new sight of the world - it changed me as well. I made more experiments, shot more photos in eight weeks than in a year before. And as always - with practice comes confidence. I tried photos I would not have thought of and posted them in our community. A little bit worried if they would be right.
And the community responds. Always constructive, comforting, cheering, friendly and sometimes the comments touched me to tears...
We learned a lot. From "simple" out of focus to layers or ICM, zooming and filters. We had great teachers! They provided us with all their knowledge and helped when we were stuck.
We did post processing and pre processing. And most of the time I had an idea what the photo should look like. And sometimes it worked out.
But the real fun in shooting blurry photos is the surprise when you open it at the computer. Even the ones you thought of deleting right away turned out at least interesting:)

The group of mentees were gorgeous! So many talented and extraordinary artists went with me through eight weeks of learning and having shere fun. And I learned so much from them as well.
I'm a little bit sad it is all over.....

But I found not only co mentees - I found friends in Blur!!

Thank you all - and a big virtual hug from Munich!!

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"The techniques that we learned over the past 8 weeks not only opened my mind and broadened my horizons but it gave me another element in my story telling - one that is a bit more anonymous - that involves magic and mystery." ~ +Stephanie Cassiday-Krueger

Marvelous album, Stephanie! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and images from your time in +Alex Lapidus's "Blurs and Unsharp Photography" mentorship!

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Blurs and Unsharp Photography - Guided Play 2017

Graduation Album

Emerging from the ‘rabbit hole’ that I have spent the past 8 weeks exploring - I don’t need to reach for my sunglasses - I was wearing them all along. It was bright - colorful - energetic and blinding in the most pleasant of ways.

The techniques that we learned over the past 8 weeks not only opened my mind and broadened my horizons but it gave me another element in my story telling - one that is a bit more anonymous - that involves magic and mystery. Often the only clue would be the exact description given by the mind and eyes that captured it but where the viewer is free to make their own creative interpretations. Some may argue that this isn’t photography - that an image must be tack sharp and a point of focus perfect. When an unsharp or blurred image is presented and 30 people comment on it with the same or similar words - when feelings and descriptions are repeated then one is aware that these images do in fact possess power.

The idea behind creating unsharp images was clearly defined yet freely interpreted. I applied for this mentorship because I was intrigued by images I had seen and wanted to see where these methods and techniques would take me.

The disciplines were explored but it still came down very much to a feeling. I understood principles but relied on a sort of internal instinct to create the feeling of what I was seeing. Analyzing every subject within my mind and making a connection - a connection to the deep feelings and emotions that come with just being present in the world around me.

It was highly motivating and inspiring to be included in a group of such talented and diverse individuals from around the globe. The support and encouragement was never ending. The amazing team of moderators/past graduates was very helpful with their insight and guidance providing detailed examples of various techniques. +Heiko Mahr guided us with supplemental information and assignments complimenting the weekly assignments and ultimately +Alex Lapidus - a strong force of commitment and dedication taking his time to share his passion and his wealth of information with others and introduce us to this fabulous movement in photography.


Thank you to +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers Led by +Robin Griggs Wood +Ron Clifford and the Ubertalented Blur Master +Alex Lapidus for offering these programs and working diligently to encourage and promote the art of photography. I highly encourage anyone interested to take part in the programs offered by the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers - as a mentee or even as a mentor.
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"...we don’t simply learn techniques, we explore and discuss ideas, we try different ways to express the things that are important to each of us, and most importantly we support each other as we grapple with change." ~ +Chris Sutton

Terrific photos, Chris! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and images from your time in +Alex Lapidus's "Blurs and Unsharp Photography" mentorship!

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Blurs and Unsharp Photography: Guided Play 2017

A selection of my favourite images produced in the course of this mentorship.


It’s sometimes difficult to understand the significance of things we do at the time we do them, and often a suitable distance and 20/20 hindsight are needed to put events in their proper context.

However, there’s no mistaking the changes that the last 8 weeks on the Blurs and Unsharp Photography mentorship have wrought, and my photographic direction has been turned around and around yet again.

I suspect I misread the title especially with regards to the word “play”. While play we did, it wasn’t mindless frivolity but intense discovery of a whole new visual language, and the essential tools needed to make use of that language.

+Alex Lapidus and +Heiko Mahr and a large cast of Blurs alumni were with us all the way, guiding and suggesting new ideas and approaches. To be frank I don’t know how Alex in particular found the time to be ever present as we worked our way through the various assignments (although the notion of cloning was raised on occasion :)) and words don’t adequately express my gratitude for the time, freely shared knowledge, and outright generosity of spirit that made this such an amazing experience.

I’ve been pondering what to write here over the last week or so, but last night I read the transcript of a 1973 interview with Henri Cartier Bresson where he rubbished the notion of photography schools and said instead that his colleagues in the Magnum Group were all they needed for critique and understanding of what they were doing. His description of the value of the Magnum Group seemed to me to be a good analogy for this and other mentorships, we don’t simply learn techniques, we explore and discuss ideas, we try different ways to express the things that are important to each of us, and most importantly we support each other as we grapple with change.

Which brings me to the mentees, too numerous to mention by name, but each and everyone of you was an inspiration. Individual photographic styles were irrelevant, we were all working out how to put the ideas and techniques we discussed to use in a way that serves our personal vision. Although I tried to comment as much as I could, it seemed inadequate compared to the time and effort that so many of you put into interacting with the group, and I deeply appreciate the time you put in.

I think at this stage I need to put my camera down for a while and simply spend some time reflecting on the ideas and work we’ve done over the last couple of months. Certainly I see blur techniques opening up whole new opportunities, and I’m particularly excited about the possibilities for landscape photography (just as well since I live in a rural area now). I also realised during this mentorship just how important street photography is to me, and again blur will be an enduring part of my toolkit.

My thanks again to Alex for all your inspiration and support, to Heiko who encouraged us to think differently, to +Robin Griggs Wood and +Ron Clifford who along with Alex keep these amazing mentorships going, and of course to all the alumni and mentees who made this such a rewarding experience.

For anybody considering applying for a mentorship, my advice is simply do it! In an age when buying a cup of coffee can be said to be life changing, it sounds trite to make such claims, but over the course of 2 years and several mentorship, I can say unequivocally that the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers program has opened up new opportunities and directions for me that wouldn’t otherwise have happened.
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