Guest Interview: @linds_shedd

@linds_shedd was our featured artist for the {Shooting through} chosen by Lynne Douglas Photography.  She had the most captivating image that each of us fell in love with.  I took a bit of time to catch up with Lindsey and learn more about her and her art.

Tell us a bit about yourself?  and  Are you a hobbyist or a pro?

Hi!!!! My name is Lindsey Shedd! I am a wife and mama to 5 boys! I quit my day job as a Labor and Delivery nurse and spend my days with my sweet fellas! I fell in love with photography years ago and got serious about 2 1/2 years ago!

I have studied photography, read a 700 page book on photoshop and have taken numerous workshops! I can’t learn enough!

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I love this summertime image because to me it represents the magic of summer! Late summer evenings, playing in the creek, lightening bugs, and dirt stained hands and feet are the bliss of summer!

Tell us a bit about your photography gear.  What is the lens do you not have but you   desire to have the most?

I shoot with a Nikon D4 and use a variety of lenses, however the 85mm F/1.4 is my favorite!

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This is another favorite of mine! I love capturing the silliness and carefreeness of my little boys!

What makes you pick up the camera when you don’t feel like it?

My boys are the driving force behind my photography! I love documenting the innocence of their childhood, the silliness, and boys being boys!

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This is probably my all time favorite image! We were in Estes Park and my little guys were completely mesmerized by a little doggy passing by! 

Film or digital? Black and white or color? Lifestyle or traditional?

Unposed, candid photography Is by far my favorite! I love the storytelling that each image conveys! I occasionally will find myself in a rut. During these times, I love to draw inspiration from other artists! Trying new angles, perspectives, lighting, locations and even indoor photography seem to help re-focus and spark new creativity!

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The bond my boys have with our animals absolutely melts me! They love them with such intensity!

What personal projects are you working?

I am currently continuing to document my boys while learning as many new skill sets as I can! I love to learn from the expertise of other artists who have influenced my learning and creativity!

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Who doesn’t love the fall palette??? I love the beautiful colors that Colorado puts on display during the fall season!!!

Most important thing you learned about editing.

The most important thing I have learned about editing is oftentimes, less is more! Subtle changes can have a huge impact and leave the viewer feeling as though they were right there within your story!

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This is another one of my favorites! I always want to remember the sweetness and innocence of my guys when they were little! These are the best days of my life!!

I truly love all these images that Lindsey has shard.  It is the simple moments that speak volumes of their lives.  If you want to see more of Lindsey’s stunning work head over to her page @linds_shedd.

Thank you Lindsey for sharing your story with us.

Don’t forget that this month we have the {bokeh} theme and we are looking forward to seeing your beautiful images.   Tag us at #sharesix_bokeh2018.  This is the perfect time to capture those gorgeous bokeh images.

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Share Six: December 2018: Bokeh

It is hard to believe that another year has passed.  Share Six has been together for 3 years now and it is always a pleasure to blog with the contributors each month.  Most of our contributors up north are experiencing cold weather and we wish you abundant warmth this month.  Even down south there was a cold snap to the air this week.

Bokeh is the theme this month and was chosen Janet Douglas of @wiredtothemoon.  The theme is always captivating and such beautiful images can be captured.

Boke is defined by Websters as “the blurred quality or effect seen in the out-of-focus portion of a photograph taken with a narrow depth of field”

Below are the images and links for the blog contributors take on the theme Bokeh.

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Sharleen Stuart Photography

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Lynne Grant Photography

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Janet Douglas  @wiredtothemoon

Katherine

Cobert Photography

Elizabeth

It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Willson

Ceri

Ceri Herd Photography

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KG Ledbetter Photography

For the rest of the month of November and up until January 5th, 2019 the theme is {Bokeh}

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_bokeh2018.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on January 6, 2019.

Thankful Moments from Share Six

As Thanksgiving approaches in the next few days, I am so grateful to the blog contributors who faithfully each month take the time to put together their take on the monthly theme.  Without them there would be no Share Six.  You ladies are amazing and I love being a part of this group with you.

I am also thankful for each of our wonderful artists who contribute not only on the Facebook page but also on the Instagram page.  Interaction is key and we love seeing all your beautiful work on our page.  Thank you to all of you who have contributed.

~Sharleen

 

Sharleen Stuart Photography

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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them ~ JFK

I am personally grateful that this year has been a culmination of a long wait for my daughter and her fiance.  That he is finally home and that within the week we will have a wedding.  I am thankful that I have the opportunity to share in this beautiful moment.  I cannot wait.

As always at this time of year (although it should definitely be all year), taking the opportunity to reflect on those around us who may need more than we realize.  It may be someone who is older, someone who is lonely, someone who may be dealing with an illness, someone who has a new baby. It is always a blessing to reach out a helping hand.  I was taught very early in life that it is not what we receive but what we give.  So give someone a hug, share some laughter, take a moment to sit down and chat, love on someone.  All of these little moments may be huge in someone else’s life.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all  ~  Sharleen

 

Nicola MacQueen Photography

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~ Nicola

 

Lynne Grant Photography

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I am thankful for the gift of photography, without the passion and dedication to improve that I have for this amazing hobby I would not have the many, many captures of my children that I hold dear. These images are priceless to me and I feel very humbled and grateful to be able to look back on how much they have grown over my photography journey so far.

 

Janet Douglas @wiredtothemoon

Thanksgiving- Janet

“For each new morning with its light. For rest and shelter of the night. For health and food, for love and friends. For everything Thy goodness sends.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Wilson

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Thanksgiving: A time of gratitude for the abundant blessings in our lives. When the world seems hazy and dark, gratitude always brings my heart to the light. To hope. May your heart be filled with thanks as you see and seek light in your days.

 

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“Even on those days when it’s a challenge, there is always something about our children to be thankful for” ~unkown

We wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.  If you are traveling, please travel safely.  Take time to be still in the bustle of the day, enjoy the moments, tell you loved ones how much you love them.

Take some time to remember those men and women who are actively fighting the fires in California and give thanks for people like them.  Give thanks for all the lives that have been saved.  Keep those that have lost so much in your thoughts as well.

Happy Thanksgiving  

 

 

Guest Highlight: October 2018: Shooting through

Congratulations to @linds_shedd for this stunning {Shooting Through} image which was chosen by Lynne Grant Photography.  Lynne chose your image for the following reasons:

I love everything about this, the light is just gorgeous, the lines from the swing leading us through the image and the serene way this little guy is just lounging on the swing. Perfect capture.

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You can view more of @linds_shedd work by clicking here.

Photo’s from our Facebook page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order.

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Helen Highet 

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Heather Maree Owens

 

Photos from our Instagram page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

@micheletremblayphoto

@micheletremblayphoto

@melinanastazia

@melinanastasiza

@annickparadisphotgraphe

@annickparadisphotographe

@andoraphotography

@andoraphotography

@fabled_studios

@fabled_studios

@loopymamf

@maxinesmallphoto

 

In case you missed it, we have changed up the theme to {Silhouette} for the month of November,  so check out what our blog contributors shared on this theme.  Click on the images to view their Facebook page.

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Lynne Grant Photography

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KG Ledbetter Photography

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It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Willson

JD Edge50

@wiredtothemoon

Corbet Photography

Cobert Photography

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Sharleen Stuart Photography

For the rest of the month of November and up until December 5th the theme is {Silhouette

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_shootingthrough.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on December 6.

Share Six: November 2018: Silhouette

This month Katherine of Cobert Photography chose the theme Silhouette.  What a great choice this month.  I did some searching for different definitions on the word silhouette.

Wikipedia said on Art “A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject.”

In Photography “Silhouette photography is a wonderful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood in a picture. A silhouette is defined as a view of an object or a scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black.”

Below is what the blog contributors have come up with for this month.  Take some time to click on the images and follow the links, or click on the first image and follow the links within the blogs.  Let us know that you stopped by.

Corbet Photography

Cobert Photography

JD Edge50

Janet Douglas

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Sharleen Stuart Photography

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It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Willson

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Lynne Grant Photography

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KG Ledbetter Photography

For the rest of the month of November and up until December 5th the theme is {Silhouette}

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_silhouette.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on December 6.

Guest Highlights: September 2018: Gold

In the month of September Share Six joined The Gold Hope Project to highlight Childhood Cancer.  Our theme for the month was {Gold} and we had an outstanding response of 276 images tagged on our Instagram page.  That made choosing images that much harder.  So this month we picked a few more.

Congratulations to @gabriella.rojas.ray, Nicole selected your images as the featured image this month.  Nicole loved your image for the following reasons:

I was drawn to the colour. That burst of gold, the bokeh, the reflection on the car windscreen, love that rim of golden light around the child’s head. A beautiful image.

@gabriella.rojas

@gabriella.rojas.ray

You can view more of @gabriella.rojas.ray by heading over to her Instagram page.

Photo’s from our Facebook page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

Helen Highet

Helen Highet

Heather Maree Owens

Heather Maree Owens

Michele Tremblay Photo

Michele Tremblay Photo

Photos from our Instagram page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

@alice_m_photography

@alice_m_photography

@courtneyathome

@courtneyathome

@gemmagriffithsphotography

@gemmagriffithsphotography

@hollynicoletimekeeper

@hollynicoletimekeeper

@kristcx

@kristcx

@littlefarmphotography

@littlefarmphotography

@nicolekristinphoto

@nicolekristinphoto

@soulthreading

@soulthreading

@sugarysol

@sugarysol

@andoraphotography

@andoraphotography

@danaleighportraits

@danaleighportraits

@littlebeanmom

@littlebeanmom

@oakleyphotography

@oakleyphotography

 

In case you missed it, we have changed up the theme to {Shooting through} for the month of October,  so check out what our blog contributors shared on this theme.  Click on the images to view their Facebook page.

Lynne Grant

Lynne Grant Photography

KG Ledbetter Photography

KG Ledbetter Photography

Nicola MacQueen

Nicole MacQueen Photography

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Sharleen Stuart Photography

Janet Douglas

Janet Douglas

Cobert Photography

Cobert Photography

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Ceri Herd Photography

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It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Willson

For the rest of the month of October and up until November 5th the theme is {Shooting Through}

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_shootingthrough.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on November 6.

Share Six: October 2018: Shooting Through

Welcome to Autumn and the change in Seasons, although it is still warm in South Florida.  I have noticed a slight breeze and the changes in color at sunrise.  We recently spent a week in northern USA and to be honest I was a little envious of the weather at this time of the year.  I will confess as it gets colder the south appeals much more.

This month Lynne Grant Photography chose the theme {Shooting Through}  There are so many ways to shoot through and earlier this year Kathy gave us some great examples.  There are prisms, there are lensballs, but there are also other interesting ways to shoot through.  You can use tubing, tulle, fancy ribbon that has a pattern and even a plastic bag.  You shoot through the canopy of trees, through the stems of flowers, archways.  So many options to choose from.

Below is what the blog contributors have come up with for this month.  Take some time to click on the images and follow the links, or click on the first image and follow the links within the blogs.  Let us know that you stopped by.

 

Lynne Grant

Lynne Grant Photography

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It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Willson

Nicola MacQueen

Nicola MacQueen Photography

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Ceri Herd Photography

Marathon/Key West Vacation:  August 17-22, 2018: 8411

Sharleen Stuart Photography

Cobert Photography

Cobert Photography

Janet Douglas

Janet Douglas

KG Ledbetter Photography

KG Ledbetter Photography

For the rest of the month of October and up until November 5th the theme is {Shooting Through}.  

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_shootingthrough.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on November 6.

Guest Interview: @marlos_marvels

This month’s theme was {Water} and we were so excited to see all the images.  @marlos_marvels was chosen as our highlighted guest and so I took the time to catch up with her and learn a little bit more about her work.

Shona has shared 6 photos which she thinks best describes her style, she loves magic and is drawn to these type of magical images so she always end up editing her personal photos this way. She has started dabbling in some macro photography  as well and she finds these have a magical aspect all on there own, with hardly any editing needed.

Tell us a bit about yourself?  and  Are you a hobbyist or a pro?

So  I started out with just a hobby and bought my first DSLR in April 2017, I watched a lot of You Tube tutorials to get my technique up and then friends started asking me to do photos for them. Then in April this year I was asked by a colleague at my day job to photograph her wedding, so I took the plunge and now work part time as a professional photographer. I have just done my second wedding.

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Tell us a bit about your photography gear.  What is the lens do you not have but you   desire to have the most?

I shoot with the Canon 5d Mk IV but started out with the 700d, and actually shot the first wedding with the 700d. My favourite lens is my 24mm-70mm but I really want the 85mm 1.4 and should have saved enough soon to get it.

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What makes you pick up the camera when you don’t feel like it?

Light! If I’m not feeling it then I spot a nice light it always inspires me to capture it somehow.

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Film or digital? Black and white or color? Lifestyle or traditional?

Digital. Colour. Magical!!!!

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What personal projects are you working?

Just still trying to learn as much as I can and build my business up.

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Most important thing you learned about editing.

Less is more! I do love to edit and do composites, but sometimes I have to rein it in!!

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Thank you so much @marlos_marvels for sharing more about yourself and your beautiful images.  Don’t forget to check out her instagram page and leave a little love.

 

You have just a couple more weeks for the {Gold} theme so come and share your images with us on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_gold.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Guest Highlight: August 2018: Water

We had so many stunning images submitted this month that it was so hard to choose.  Friends your posts were amazing and we are so grateful that you shared them with us.  This month Kathy of KG Ledbetter Photography chose the winning image.

Congratulations @marlos_marvels, your beautiful image will grace our web banner for the month of September and also our Facebook page.  Kathy loved your image for the following reason:

“There is so much I love about this image! The warm tones, the reflection in the puddle, and the fun of new adventure and play. It is gorgeous image and an amazing share this month at Share Six!”

@marlos_marvels

@marlos_marvels

You can view more of @marlos_marvels by heading over to her Instagram page.

 

Photo’s from our Facebook page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

Cheryl Bradley

Cheryl Bradley

Joy of Life Photography

Joy of Life Photography

Michele Tremblay Photography

Michele Tremblay Photo

Williams Anja

Williams Anja

 

Photos from our Instagram page that we have chosen to highlight are below and in no particular order. Click on the images to link to the photographers page.  Go and like them, show them some love, you will enjoy seeing their images in your feed. Congratulations to you all.

@bluehillimages

@bluehillimages

@megsausted

@megsausted

@michellelynnmorris

@michellelynnmorris

@adventures_of_twoboys

@adventures_of_twoboys

@jennifersnavelyphoto

@jennifersnavelyphoto

 

In case you missed it, we have changed up the theme to {Gold} for the month of August,  so check out what our blog contributors shared on this theme.  Click on the images to view their Instagram page.

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KG Ledbetter Photography

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Ceri Herd Photography

Cobert Photography

Cobert Photography

Janet Douglas

Janet Douglas

Lynne G_Gold

Lynne Grant Photography

Nicola

Nicola MacQueen Photography

Marathon/Key West Vacation:  August 17-22, 2018: 8624

Sharleen Stuart Photography

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It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Willson

Don’t forget we are partnering with The Gold Hope Project to turn Facebook and Instagram gold to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer.

  1.  Tag your gold photos with the #TeamUp4Goldkids (for features) and #theGoldHopeProject (to spread awareness).  You will have a chance to be featured on one of the MANY participating hubs for the month of September. 
  2. Go to goldhopeproject.com and see how you can apply to be a registered photographyer.
  3. Donate!  It does make a difference

For the rest of the month of September and up until October 5th the theme is {Gold}

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_gold.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on October 6.

Share Six: September 2018: Gold

September is Childhood Cancer awareness month, and we have joined forces with The Gold Hope Project and many other groups to turn Facebook and Instagram (Gold) to highlight the impact of this disease, that ravages the lives of so many families.

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Here are a few Childhood Cancer Facts:

Cancer is the #1 disease killer of kids in the US.

Childhood Cancer is more than a dozen types of cancers combined including tumors,  leukemia and lymphomas.

The causes of most childhood cancer is unknown. Childhood cancer can not be prevented.

Many childhood cancer treatments are the same that existed in the 1970s.

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1 out of 8 children with cancer will not survive.

Childhood cancer research receives 4% of the annual budget from the National Cancer Institute. That equals 195 million for all 12 types of childhood cancer. Adult cancers receive the renewing 96% of the budget.

9 children are diagnosed with a brain tumor everyday.

43 children are diagnosed with cancer each day.

 

The Share Six blog team were all in agreement, this is something we all wanted to do.  We wanted to share and highlight this worthy cause.  So this month Share Six has gone {Gold}.

Nicola

Nicola MacQueen Photography

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Ceri Herd Photography

Marathon/Key West Vacation:  August 17-22, 2018: 8624

Sharleen Stuart Photography

Lynne G_Gold

Lynne Grant Photography

Janet Douglas

Janet Douglas

Cobert Photography

Cobert Photography

kathy gold

KG Ledbetter Photography

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It’s Still Life Photography by Elizabeth Willson

 

For those of you that don’t know, The Gold Hope Project is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of photographers who aim to provide free portrait sessions to families battling pediatric cancer. As photographers, we understand how truly important it is to document our children’s lives, and what better gift to give to parents going through such a tremendously difficult time!

Meg Loeks' son Leo (ALL fighter)

Leo

In addition to pairing young warriors with photographers, @TheGoldHopeProject also works to raise funds for pediatric cancer research! If you want to participate with us this month, here are just a few things you can consider:

1. Tag your gold photos with the #TeamUp4GoldKids (for features) and #theGoldHopeProject (to spread awareness). You will have a chance to be featured on one of the MANY participating hubs for the month of September!

2. Go to goldhopeproject.com and see how you can apply to be a registered photographer!

3. Donate! It DOES make a difference!

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Ava

 

For the rest of the month of September and up until October 5th the theme is {Gold}.  Come and help us turn Facebook and Instagram {Gold}.  

We look forward to seeing your images on our Facebook page and our Instagram Page.  Don’t forget to tag the Instagram posts with #sharesix_gold.  Each month we feature one artist on our Facebook and Webpage banner.  We will also do an interview with the featured artist, so share your images to be a part of this opportunity.

Look out for the new theme on October 6.