I'M HERE TO EMPOWER YOU!

I’m an artist . . . but that’s not saying much, because I believe, and it is something that I have devoted my time heavily to convey, that art expression is an inherent property of human nature. The media may vary, but not the innate disposition.

Those that know me have heard my “talent-as-myth” diatribe all too often, and if you end up tuning in to my posts, you will encounter it soon enough. It is my goal to change the notion, which a great number of people resign to, that one needs to have “talent” to pursue the art they feel or want and am doing this on a daily basis through my program in the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.

With that as preface, I will probably devote a portion of my posts to inspiring artists, but I also plan to impart other conceptions that I have about life in general, with the goal of elevating, encouraging, enlivening or energizing those who read them.

Let me begin with this:

I wish for you the ability to create for yourself all that your heart desires.

Start!


➡️ fill out this form, if you’re interested in the new home for “G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers”

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You can begin by watching "The Myth of Talent" here:


"The Myth of Talent" by Robin Griggs Wood

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"Hey, don't BUTT in to my privacy!"


"Hey, don't BUTT in to my privacy!"
Seagullbutt in disguise? ... I think so! ... ;o7
Superb starling ... no, really, that's what it's called. I'm not just tootin' my own photography horn ... ;oD ... check it out here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superb_starling


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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

Robin Griggs Wood Ursula Klepper Christin McLeod Sassi Sassmannshausen Lauri Novak Richard Ball Craig Szymanski Melissa Beagle Ellie Kennard Cora Triton Steve Savoie Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum Jon Cassill Tom McGowan Annie Irving Diana Boyd Debby Moran Alex Lapidus Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes Kimmetal Smith Bette Kauffman Liz C Jacqueline Hodsdon Darion Jackman Steven Kennard Sharon Stone Dawn Siadatan Sumit Sen Jasbir S. Randhawa Gazzaroonii T. John Wade Dave Bell Swee Oh Leo Deegan Nancy Battis Vita Patrick Kelly Marilyn Benham Mari Luukkonen Lora Lee Chapman Giselle Savoie Carin Bruce David Q. Cohen Gernot Glaeser Maureen Roberson Brian Grzelewski cobalt please Darcee McCutcheon Annelies Jansen Rachel Ferris Margaret Tompkins Jan Vermeulen Christi Nielsen Jaana Nyström

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by Walter Soestbergen Ricky L Jones & Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by Robert SKREINER  BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery with thanks to Heinrich Wagner


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots
#SeagullButts
#notatheme
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro BTP Bird Pro #birdsgallery
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/

#FridaysAreBokehlicious :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚


#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚

Bokeh, it's probably just hummingbird farts ... ;o7






With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Nicole H Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa ***** Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wesly Smith Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Liz C Cooksterz Littlefield

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FloralFriday #FlowerFriday

Think Global; Act Local #EarthDay2017


Think Global; Act Local #EarthDay2017
You can help the planet right in your own backyard (or patio/window-basket)! Plant flowers that are beneficial to pollinators. You get to enjoy them, as well. ... ;o)
If you've got a camera, but not a green thumb, you can help this planet too by taking images of the beauty you see around you every day and keep showing it to everyone. Every image increases appreciation for the wonderful things on our planet and it is something that you can do all the time ... :o).

Here's a great article about poppies and bees.
Why Honey Bees Forage in California Poppies:
http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=13179

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We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic project with the theme: Earth Day 2017 - My planet. My part.
#CreateCommunityEarthDay2017
#CreateABetterEarth
#EarthDay2017

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #naturephotographers #macrophotography #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspmacro #BTPFlowerPro BTP Flower Pro

Just a Little Brown Duck


Just a Little Brown Duck

You may now resume scrolling through your stream in your search for epic eye-candy ... ;o7

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
~ Douglas Adams

#WaterbirdWednesday with thanks to Margaret Tompkins and Water Bird Wednesday
#birdsgallery with thanks to Heinrich Wagner
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #naturephotography #hqspbirds #BTPBirdPRO BTP Bird Pro #birds4all #birdloversandwildlife

California Dreamin'


California Dreamin'

Rule #1 of life:
Do what makes YOU happy.

I hope you have some awesome weekend plans to look forward to.

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#CoastalThursday with thanks to David Polzine Jon Kahn Coastal Thursday

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak and Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro BTP Landscape Pro #surfers #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #Beach #ThirstyThursdayPics #thirstythursday

SPRING!!!!


SPRING!!!!

For all my Friday pals ... :o)

#FridaysAreBokehlicious  :o)) … ˚ºoOoº˚


With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7)
Leo Deegan Art through the Aperture Photography Nicole H Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa ***** Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wesly Smith Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Liz C Cooksterz Littlefield

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FloralFriday #FlowerFriday #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro BTP Macro Pro