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!


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


"The Myth of Talent" by Robin Griggs Wood

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Everything is Golden


Everything is Golden

Tiny suds with a golden touch to commemorate a wonderful year ... it's "Looking Back" for #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 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 Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe

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#bokeh #bokelicious #macro #macroaddict #macrophotography #hqspmacro #btpmacropro BTP Macro Pro

Believe


Believe

Believe in yourself; believe in those around you. The most strong and tenacious people in the world know that trust comes first, not after.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!

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Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays!

... to all my #SeagullButtSaturday pals!

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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 Kym Kamra 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:

#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 #hqsplandscape #birds4all
#birdloversandwildlife
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/
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"Bocus" –– that's when your shooting focus is all about the bokeh!(Also known as the "bocal point" ... ;o7)


"Bocus" –– that's when your shooting focus is all about the bokeh! (Also known as the "bocal point" ... ;o7)
🎄 Merry Christmas to the #Bokehlicious gang! 🌲

I hope your holidays are awesome!

(Shot in Manual with my old Minolta 50mm that my Dad gave to me [back around A.D. 1 .... ;o7]. I love the bokeh this lens gives!)

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#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)
***** Art through the Aperture Photography 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 Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe

#christmas #christmastree #bokeh
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Kiss under the mistletoe; I said UNDER the mistletoe!


Kiss under the mistletoe; I said UNDER the mistletoe!

Some folks never quite get the hang of Christmas traditions ... ;o7


Gerenuks are shy creatures.
#threatenedthursday Status:
Gerenuks are common, but declining in number because they are hunted for their skins. They are listed as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). http://www.lazoo.org/

#naturephotography #naturephotographers #natureandwildlifephotos #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #hqspanimals #BTPAnimalPRO BTP Animal Pro #SeagullButtsInDisguise #SeagullButtSaturday

#kissunderthemistletoe #mistletoe #kiss #cute

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The White Swan


The White Swan

“True beauty is measured by the number of pearls within you, not those around your neck.”
~ Suzy Kassem

Water Bird Wednesday with thanks to Margaret Tompkins  #WaterbirdWednesday

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Mermaid in a Bathtub


Mermaid in a Bathtub
... water, water everywhere and not a drop to swim in ... :o)

Model: the ever-lovely Liz Kaetterhenry

Moody Monday #MoodyMonday with thanks to the awesome Alen Ianni (Waves howdy to Alen ... :o))

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#moodymondayphoto #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday #digitalart #fineart #fantasyart #surrealart #hqspart

Fall Colors


Fall Colors

Well, I could have shot the trees ... but, this reflection!! ... :o)))

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak Jeff Beddow H Peter Ji Dorma Wiggin Landscape Photography

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#BigBearLake #California #travel #fall #autumn #fallcolors