5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Google+

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Are you a DPS reader on Google+?

I am! Be sure to add me to one of your circles (add Darren too here)! I started a thread to gather up all the readers from DPS and put them into one big circle so I can share stuff here and there just with you guys. Just leave a comment on that thread so I can see your name and add it to my DPS Readers circle. In the future I’ll use this circle to bounce ideas off of, share images and links, hold exclusive hangouts and this sort of thing.

My Idea for Getting People Into Google+…

Well, I’ve officially run out of the 150 invites that Google+ gives each person. So I have an idea, and but it will only work if existing G+ users participate in the comment section: Each person on Google+ has a link they can share that starts out with 150 invites to G+. If you are willing to share that link with DPS readers to get them into G+ then copy the link and leave it in the comment section below. If you decide to use someones link for an invite then be sure to add that person to one of your main circles so the inviter is getting something back for sharing their invites.

5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Google+

Google+ is here to stay. I said that with about 90% certainty in my last article on the topic (Why Photographers Should Love Google+) and now I’m saying it with 99.999% certainty (I’ll go ahead and leave a margin of .001% just so I have some sort of leg to stand on in case the world falls apart in some catastrophic mess, hehe).

I thought it might be a good idea to write an article here at DPS to help those out who are somewhat new to the G+ community and/or just want some tips for making the most out of the time you spend there. So let’s get started!

Spend Some Quality Time With Your Circles

The ability to divide the people you follow up into circles is one of the key advantages to using G+. How well you organize your circles (or how poorly) will greatly affect your experience with using this new social media platform. If you have everyone in one big circle then you might as well be on Facebook. So spend some dedicated time dividing people into unique circles that mean sometimes to you.

I don’t have hundreds and hundres of circles, but the circles I do have are there for very specific reasons. I have circles for family, close friends, people I do hangouts with on a regular basis, DPS readers, DPS writers, Google+ Celebrities (people with large followings who put out a LOT of information) and so on and so forth. I created the circle for G+ Celebs because of the amount of posts they create. If I didn’t have them in their own circle, my feed would constantly be overrun with posts by these people and I would have to wade through them in order to find stuff I’m interested in at the moment. Circles are you friend, so get to know each other!

Be a Producer, Not Just a Consumer

Consuming information on G+ or any media platform is great. I do it here on DPS and on G+ all the time. But if you want others to follow you then you need to become interesting to them. They need to have a reason to follow you. I strongly suggest that you step out and start producing original content for others to consume. This can be as simple as sharing photos from your portfolio or as complicated as paving the way for Google+ users by coming up with new ideas from a fresh perspective. One thing I like to do is provide daily tips that go along with the images I share. If you just sit back and take take take, then don’t be surprised if your following doesn’t start to build. It’s those who are constantly giving that everyone wants in their circles.

Explore Google+ Extensions

+Photo Zoom in Action

Google+ is great on it’s own but my goodness do I love the extensions that are available out there! G+ extensions are mostly available through the Chrome Web Store so (correct me if I’m wrong) I believe these extensions are only available to those using Chrome for their web browser. If you aren’t using Chrome, then you are missing out. I used to use Safari on my Mac, then switched to Firefox but now I only use Chrome (and no I don’t get paid by Google to stay nice things about their products, I just love pretty much everything they put out there and am happy to promote it). Some of my favorite extensions for Google+ include…

+Photo Zoom: This is probably my absolute favorite extension. It’s pretty simple, but incredibly handy. Just hover over an image in your feed and the full size image (now only constrained by the size of your browser) will pop out until you stop hovering over it. This allows you to really hone in and focus on the details of an image without actually having to click on it and leave your main feed. This extension is one of the reasons I started uploaded much larger images to my G+ profile. I want people with this extension to really be able to appreciate the images I put out there.

Google+ Ultimate : This extension effects the interface of Google+ in a bunch of cool ways. You can create floating panels which means that your top bar will stay at the top while you scroll down so you always have access to it. You can also add backgrounds to your feed to help break things up a bit. There’s even an option to make the menu bar more compact to allow more room for content.

Replies and more for Google+: This one adds a bunch of keyboard shortcuts to use for leaving comments but also adds some new buttons to your feed for ease of use. Definitely worth checking out.

Usability Boost: Another interface extensions that just makes everything prettier and easier to get to. Direct access to the mute post button in case you’re tired of seeing a certain post, darker background option, starred posts and more.

Plus Minus: I am on Google Chat quite often, but I prefer using iChat on my Mac for this. For a while, it was very annoying that if I was speaking to someone on iChat then the conversation would appear in Google+ as well. Then I was turned on to Plus Minus. This extension will completely get rid of certain features that you don’t like in G+ like the chat feature.

Don’t Be Afraid To Hangout

Oh man, I can’t stress this one enough. Google+ Hangouts are so great! It has been my single favorite feature on G+ for quite some time now. I think it’s very smart that Google called these things ‘Hangouts’ because that’s exactly what they are. Hangouts are just very laid back video chats with people all around the world. You can have up to 10 people in any given hangout and it’s up to everyone in the room how the conversation goes. Some people however are quite intimidated by this feature because it’s so new and unique. Don’t be! Just go do your hair, make sure your room is somewhat presentable if it’s in the background and go for it!

My big word of advice for those hosting a hangout is this: Have a plan. I’ve seen a few hangouts here and there become somewhat awkward because the host didn’t really have a good direction for the talk to go in. It’s important that if you’re going to host one of these hangouts to have some sort of direction for the conversation to go. Have a list of topics to bring up on the fly in case the conversation stops and everything gets quiet for a bit.

Seek Feedback Through Critiques

My buddy Jacob Lucas and I started doing Photo Critique hangouts and they have been very beneficial to us and the participants. The basic premise of these has been that whoever joins the hangout will provide at least one image for the entire group to critique. Either Jacob or myself will start things off and give a full critique of the photo in a civil and helpful way. The we open it up to the group and let everyone chime in as they’d like. This type of forum is helpful to photographers because it’s not that often that we get a chance to really get some honest feedback on our work.

I’ve also started sharing images on my feed and opening them up for full critiquing. I’ve found that you have to mention in the post for the image that you want critique because otherwise everyone is just too nice, which is great most of the time!

Conclusion

As I mentioned in an earlier post about G+, my time on Facebook and even Twitter continues to dwindle. I realized today that I haven’t spend more than 5 minutes on Facebook in the last couple of weeks. I still use Twitter to share links and promote stuff that I think is interesting but even Twitter is starting to bug me at times. I used to think the character limit was a great idea, but now it drives me nuts. I was trying to send a DM the other day and it took me nearly 10 minutes to shorten the message down to fit in a DM.

G+ is seriously where it’s at for photographers right now. I don’t know the exact statistics, but I would guess that the majority of people there right now (during BETA) are photographers. Everything that G+ has to offer just works in our favor. With as little time as I have to spend online, I have to choose my social networks wisely and for now…I choose G+. Hope to see you there too!

DPS Writers on G+

Darren Rowse
James Brandon
Jim Goldstein
Matt Dutile
Peter West Carey 
Neil Creek
Simon Pollock
Helen Bradley
Christina Dickson
Anna Gay

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  • John B.

    It would have been nice to be able to get onto Google+ but I am so fed up with reading stuff about it and not being able to sign on. Out of principal, I doubt that I’ll even sign on, now. Google has done a disservice to those who would have used them.

  • Martina

    Thanks for the information, I’m new at G+, but looks like I’ll be using it more often. Not sure how to add my link from my iPhone here, maybe when I get to my computer?

  • Sankar

    This is mine: https://plus.google.com/i/PxbkWYQBzM8:N4Pz8z1r9_c

    I am new to Google+ too.

  • Hi! Here’s my link for invites. More the merrier.

    https://plus.google.com/i/GZuP2xWYPh0:oyiLgWMXokA

  • Kristine
  • cjaaron

    Sanker,
    Thank you! I’m there but that’s about it at this time. Needing more hours in the day!

  • Here’s my 150 (I think they are still 150) Google+ invites…

  • Upps…. forgot the link….

    Here’s my 150 (I think they are still 150) Google+ invites…

    https://plus.google.com/i/wawBfn3wN9g:q7epQTRWkZY

  • Thanks so much for this article, I am loving G+ more and more every day! I added several of the suggested chrome apps, and will have to check out one of your hangouts, especially the photo critique one.

  • g. louis edmonds

    Thank you very much for the invite! Got my page somewhat set up and decided to load some images. Now, why are people able to / allowed to right-click my pics and save them to their hard-drive and subject them to editing, PS makeovers, print and sell? Is there anything I can do about this?

  • emilio lepeley

    me toooooooooooooooooooooo!

  • Ok, been there, saw it and getting used to it…. heres my share, feel free to use it…

    https://plus.google.com/i/3IgEndlZ8jo:Y0RnTm5kv1o

  • Cynthia Hendrix

    So, what do I do if I used an invite from someone and I don’t know their real name?

    Sachin Says:
    September 7th, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Thanks for the tips James, very useful to know.

    Here’s another 150 invites for other readers, do add me to a circle and feel free to critique my photography anytime. https://plus.google.com/i/ZQXVBA1EzmU:_35W2ccD27g

    S

    If you can tell me who you are, I will add you! Thanks for sharing!

  • Carol Mills

    I’m new to this Google Plus site so am learning how to use it. Would like to be part of your DPS newsletter circle.

  • Maxim Golovanov
  • jeremy

    Here’s my link for invites:

    https://plus.google.com/i/6jWswIH4iWc:PFzQga-3drY

    I think your original post has reached the limit for comments to add to the DPS circle, so maybe you can add me from here.

  • Hi, I was trying to comment on your thread about how to join the DPS circle, but it won’t let me… I’m still figuring out Google+ so I’m wondering what I’m doing wrong! Thanks!

  • please recommend places i can i sell my photos online.

  • traian

    Here’s my Google+ invitation link.

  • For whoever wants to join Google + here are my invites…
    https://plus.google.com/i/s9aflyiS5q0:mRJMraE9FMM

  • Thanks, hadn’t looked at this before

  • Sophia Phoenix

    @Amanda Brookhaus I’m glad I am not the only one! won’t work for me either 🙁 and @jeremy I was wondering if that might be the cause.

  • It looks like a bunch of photogs have thrown in their G+ links, but here are mine, too:

  • I feel like such a noob–having the hardest time getting the “” tag to work. Here’s the G+ link address:

    https://plus.google.com/i/Us3Lga7H_wM:-oSPDNh6TO4

  • Hi James, I’ve added you and Darren, but can’t add a comment to your post. Could you add me to your DPS readers circle?
    I think the link to my profile is this one: https://plus.google.com/u/0/106382060179907838671

  • Stefano Pedroni

    Hi, great idea, here’s my invite link:
    https://plus.google.com/i/WWvDhj17HU8:IlQaHoHTIBk

    Cheers 🙂

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Some Older Comments

  • Boudoir Photography October 26, 2011 02:15 am

    G+ Rawks .. https://plus.google.com/u/0/105046918062881584598/posts?hl=en

  • Stefano Pedroni October 26, 2011 01:34 am

    Hi, great idea, here's my invite link:
    https://plus.google.com/i/WWvDhj17HU8:IlQaHoHTIBk

    Cheers :)

  • Elle Schroder October 12, 2011 01:10 pm

    Hi James, I've added you and Darren, but can't add a comment to your post. Could you add me to your DPS readers circle?
    I think the link to my profile is this one: https://plus.google.com/u/0/106382060179907838671

  • Greg Aitkenhead October 12, 2011 01:01 am

    I feel like such a noob--having the hardest time getting the "" tag to work. Here's the G+ link address:

    https://plus.google.com/i/Us3Lga7H_wM:-oSPDNh6TO4

  • Greg Aitkenhead October 12, 2011 12:55 am

    It looks like a bunch of photogs have thrown in their G+ links, but here are mine, too:

  • Sophia Phoenix September 29, 2011 07:25 pm

    @Amanda Brookhaus I'm glad I am not the only one! won't work for me either :( and @jeremy I was wondering if that might be the cause.

  • Adam September 21, 2011 11:58 am

    Here are my 150 https://plus.google.com/i/8pdedk4NmeA:3beENzHwrl8

  • Paul September 18, 2011 08:00 am

    Thanks, hadn't looked at this before

  • Darren Hagger September 14, 2011 07:59 am

    Heres my 150: https://plus.google.com/i/NbxCpeDBXX0:1h6GAfiCTzY

    Thank you.

  • Jahaziel Magana September 13, 2011 10:41 am

    For whoever wants to join Google + here are my invites...
    https://plus.google.com/i/s9aflyiS5q0:mRJMraE9FMM

  • traian September 13, 2011 06:22 am

    Here's my Google+ invitation link.

  • seymor September 13, 2011 02:30 am

    please recommend places i can i sell my photos online.

  • Amanda Brookhaus September 12, 2011 01:02 pm

    Hi, I was trying to comment on your thread about how to join the DPS circle, but it won't let me... I'm still figuring out Google+ so I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong! Thanks!

  • TeeJe September 12, 2011 11:56 am

    Here is my 150: https://plus.google.com/i/tO0TKDG9Qrg:lyu4aHgOvbc

  • jeremy September 11, 2011 01:50 pm

    Here's my link for invites:

    https://plus.google.com/i/6jWswIH4iWc:PFzQga-3drY

    I think your original post has reached the limit for comments to add to the DPS circle, so maybe you can add me from here.

  • Maxim Golovanov September 11, 2011 01:31 pm

    https://plus.google.com/i/AGUkOuMdC3k:oHn6z35kiis Another 150

  • Carol Mills September 11, 2011 01:09 pm

    I'm new to this Google Plus site so am learning how to use it. Would like to be part of your DPS newsletter circle.

  • Cynthia Hendrix September 11, 2011 05:24 am

    So, what do I do if I used an invite from someone and I don't know their real name?

    Sachin Says:
    September 7th, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Thanks for the tips James, very useful to know.

    Here’s another 150 invites for other readers, do add me to a circle and feel free to critique my photography anytime. https://plus.google.com/i/ZQXVBA1EzmU:_35W2ccD27g

    S

    If you can tell me who you are, I will add you! Thanks for sharing!

  • mayur hulsar September 11, 2011 03:52 am

    Ok, been there, saw it and getting used to it.... heres my share, feel free to use it...

    https://plus.google.com/i/3IgEndlZ8jo:Y0RnTm5kv1o

  • emilio lepeley September 11, 2011 03:22 am

    me toooooooooooooooooooooo!

  • g. louis edmonds September 10, 2011 06:48 am

    Thank you very much for the invite! Got my page somewhat set up and decided to load some images. Now, why are people able to / allowed to right-click my pics and save them to their hard-drive and subject them to editing, PS makeovers, print and sell? Is there anything I can do about this?

  • Alanna St. Laurent September 10, 2011 03:27 am

    Thanks so much for this article, I am loving G+ more and more every day! I added several of the suggested chrome apps, and will have to check out one of your hangouts, especially the photo critique one.

  • Luis Macedo September 9, 2011 11:22 pm

    Upps.... forgot the link....

    Here’s my 150 (I think they are still 150) Google+ invites…

    https://plus.google.com/i/wawBfn3wN9g:q7epQTRWkZY

  • Luis Macedo September 9, 2011 11:21 pm

    Here's my 150 (I think they are still 150) Google+ invites...

  • Lisa Lynn Brooks September 9, 2011 11:19 pm

    https://plus.google.com/i/vnv9qtga02I:9xmX2ikN0TI

  • cjaaron September 9, 2011 11:06 pm

    Sanker,
    Thank you! I'm there but that's about it at this time. Needing more hours in the day!

  • Kristine September 9, 2011 05:34 pm

    Invite link!
    https://plus.google.com/i/0DVmoqzLvbk:YnC80cM49NE

  • Anders Bohlin September 9, 2011 03:09 pm

    Here is my invite link: https://plus.google.com/i/nkusboSU5Io:yPSMHI3IRaQ

  • Suan Lin September 9, 2011 02:27 pm

    Hi! Here's my link for invites. More the merrier.

    https://plus.google.com/i/GZuP2xWYPh0:oyiLgWMXokA

  • Sankar September 9, 2011 02:10 pm

    This is mine: https://plus.google.com/i/PxbkWYQBzM8:N4Pz8z1r9_c

    I am new to Google+ too.

  • Martina September 9, 2011 02:01 pm

    Thanks for the information, I'm new at G+, but looks like I'll be using it more often. Not sure how to add my link from my iPhone here, maybe when I get to my computer?

  • John B. September 9, 2011 01:24 pm

    It would have been nice to be able to get onto Google+ but I am so fed up with reading stuff about it and not being able to sign on. Out of principal, I doubt that I'll even sign on, now. Google has done a disservice to those who would have used them.

  • MagTY September 9, 2011 12:34 pm

    Here's my link to share https://plus.google.com/i/QUOF9USUi7k:MOPWTHZb17k

  • Raelara September 9, 2011 12:05 pm

    https://plus.google.com/i/7mVd6JPlwJs:3j7XKLwgKrk

    There's my link for invites!

  • Yohandi Martono September 9, 2011 11:16 am

    here's mine~~ thanks to this thread i got in to google+ v (^_^ ) v happy to share~~ https://plus.google.com/i/IocvapWqCV8:T_IeTXuZEWg

  • jerry jose September 9, 2011 10:20 am

    Hello there,

    G+ user here: gplus.to/jerryjose

    Jerry

  • Nat September 9, 2011 10:13 am

    Here are more invites: https://plus.google.com/i/uZdGtzMpV4Q:EsDfo3GKrGw

    I really love google+
    I love that you can share photos and posts with specific circles.
    Hope to see you on google+ !

  • Graeme September 9, 2011 07:27 am

    Another 100 odd

    https://plus.google.com/i/OCzG1KJdOuc:sFQeX4gOqdY

  • Marshal Linfoot September 9, 2011 06:54 am

    More invites: https://plus.google.com/i/N62OPuCsZp4:mtuXppXNmzY

    I'm a noob to photography and learning so much from DPS. Thank You all!

    Enjoying all the amazing photos on DPS and now via G+. Hope to have a few to post soon, and would love to get feedback and suggestions for improving.

    @bill tapp and cjaaron, just click on my G+ link above to get a Google+ account. Enjoy!

  • Paul September 9, 2011 06:48 am

    Just in case the above million invites aren't enough, here's some more :)

    https://plus.google.com/i/Vgk_IoGG5Vs:jGpynTBdiWk

  • helil September 9, 2011 05:39 am

    lnk: https://plus.google.com/i/JZ78vV0l95A:wq6DDhscCY4

    About the critique, my take is that we could use some canonical way to let people know where up for criticisms - maybe a hashtag, something searchable and circle-independent. I am new to G+ and I still cannot find the right approach to the matter. What do you guys think?

  • Mojtaba Onsori September 9, 2011 04:54 am

    Love G+ and great idea:
    here is my 150+ Invites:
    https://plus.google.com/i/DjT0FXDeDvc:q5TuE-kgxwk
    and profile:
    https://plus.google.com/111489597471068530491/posts?gpinv=wfgiBFabLaQ:YxcozPIb9cA

  • Debbie Lamson September 9, 2011 03:20 am

    https://plus.google.com/i/dV9C0fnORFI:CEVXegwaKOw

    I still have 150 invites and would love to be able to share photography with people who love the same. Feel free to join my photo friends group.

  • RwC September 9, 2011 02:42 am

    150 Invites here:
    https://plus.google.com/i/xS_l_Ar9d5A:kba6Zpbs8Po

  • UncleIS September 9, 2011 02:36 am

    Here is mine:

    https://plus.google.com/i/xNFc_-Cr1ho:fdbArsKKxis

    Welcome!

  • Sue Reddel September 9, 2011 02:24 am

    Some great tips for Google + I'm happy to share my link. I'm happy to connect with other budding photographers and the pros. Just let me know you're from DPS. Here's my link:

    https://plus.google.com/i/y7REztwU1b8:4E4vuOQC7e0

  • Rafael September 9, 2011 02:22 am

    Nice article, James, good to see you showing us g+, I really liked the way our albums get exposed.
    Also, I'd like to thank fellow reader and photographer Jim Denham for sharing his invite, I used it to get into Plus. Both of you were added to my circles as well. :)

    Now it's time to learn the Plus interface and start uploading the photos.

    Cheers,

  • Felisha September 9, 2011 02:19 am

    Here's my 150 invites. Feel free to use :)
    https://plus.google.com/i/lb_Gjdfi4WQ:tUa_PNitNX8

  • Kandi September 9, 2011 02:11 am

    Google+ invite link

    https://plus.google.com/i/G81GoAgu-L0:CWMzQXiKtxo

  • Danielle September 9, 2011 01:53 am

    @erinstevens:
    Thanks for letting me use the invite. In Germany G+ seems to be restricted. Although I registered a while ago I'm still waiting for Google to let me in. Now I'm in. Let's see how I can connect with you?!

  • Furio Ferri September 9, 2011 01:17 am

    150 fresh invites https://plus.google.com/i/2iyD_a-CrOc:RqnO6pqDS9M

    My profile, in case you're interested: https://plus.google.com/111641712275464794621/posts

  • Brandon Turner September 9, 2011 12:47 am

    My 150: https://plus.google.com/i/LKJxEc2DBxE:4qPcR8cqqM4

  • Tony Mc September 8, 2011 11:59 pm

    G+ Invites.... Couldnt be many people left now....

    https://plus.google.com/i/4hbLiBLOuBM:dbgZZSnBN3I

  • Sau Wai September 8, 2011 08:04 pm

    https://plus.google.com/i/8zD2yZigoww:FUPE61E9D90

    If anyone needs it.

  • Dave Schott September 8, 2011 12:30 pm

    Here is my link to G+ invites. Enjoy

  • John September 8, 2011 09:52 am

    Here is my link to G+ invites

    https://plus.google.com/i/FRuufQhdp10:OUoK9b9yyc0

  • Dan Howell September 8, 2011 07:56 am

    Happy to share and happy to connect!

    https://plus.google.com/i/d7TzfiKMXFk:dMTPV7is2YA

  • Toni Broome September 8, 2011 07:42 am

    Thanks for the link, just getting set up now but unsure how to add my inviter when they only posted here with their first name ... what am I missing? Thanks!

  • cjaaron September 8, 2011 07:34 am

    I too would like to be a part of the google plus but have not been invited

  • josh k September 8, 2011 05:55 am

    https://plus.google.com/i/fEJVcvYebic:652_jm2vSQA heres my link

  • Bill Tapp September 8, 2011 04:03 am

    I would like to be a part of the google plus but have not been invited:

    Bill Tapp wftdmb@sbcglooble.net

  • Eric September 8, 2011 03:17 am

    The more the merrier:

    https://plus.google.com/i/Z3vHf6EDVqg:zIDfzUeM7JE

  • Steve M September 8, 2011 01:49 am

    Here's my link:
    https://plus.google.com/i/1OQx_UlyTIE:dGcJYn3t2mI

  • Shelli Bourque September 8, 2011 12:32 am

    Great idea! Thanks for the Invite links. Making my invites available to others:

    https://plus.google.com/i/J2sJqRn95Vk:qL_NT5l5y4Y

  • Eric Robinson September 8, 2011 12:12 am

    https://plus.google.com/i/oJNqlij_4Uw:vCblfwJ7d-g

  • Hans September 8, 2011 12:08 am

    Here's my 2 cents G+ link:
    https://plus.google.com/i/avcbLSMjwLc:VXgtmU0PK1k

  • Tom Gunn September 7, 2011 11:15 pm

    Thanks very much Daniel, I'm in now!

    Tom.

  • Mahmoud Raouf September 7, 2011 09:47 pm

    It's a nice Idea, here's my invites
    https://plus.google.com/i/Dp6m0nanySU:Wty6y-tLNpA

  • Richard September 7, 2011 07:44 pm

    thanks for the link, returning the favour:

    https://plus.google.com/i/ZmImQtjnTBE:W12kmvMMpF4

  • Mike C September 7, 2011 07:31 pm

    Here are my invites...

    https://plus.google.com/i/Ar8LpSgLbeQ:z81GZdg9NZ0

  • Jason Wright September 7, 2011 06:47 pm

    More invites available:

    https://plus.google.com/i/j5-q9O2kek0:BqLHq_e0rHY

  • Brian Rose September 7, 2011 03:53 pm

    https://plus.google.com/i/58Y1tK99mjk:a9L7ECQK2MQ

  • Elie September 7, 2011 03:35 pm

    Get your G+ invites right here:

    https://plus.google.com/i/LkZzF-gZyr0:6fqZtinV2ak

    :)

  • Lindsey King September 7, 2011 01:43 pm

    Here's my G+ link. Have it, folks. I would appreciate the circle add! I don't have much a photography community outside of DPS!

    https://plus.google.com/i/yagTGKB9IcI:ZJswKbgWPUo

  • Deborah E September 7, 2011 12:40 pm

    Great idea! Thanks!

    invitation: https://plus.google.com/i/XKsWO4oU1Vw:9Qby_XJQkTg
    profile: http://www.gplus.to/deborahe

  • Daniel Winn September 7, 2011 12:25 pm

    Here is my untouched google+ 150 invite:

    https://plus.google.com/i/_JyQj_abl0A:a7HHVygcdpM

  • Sandy Young September 7, 2011 12:01 pm

    Here's mine if anybody would like to use it:

    https://plus.google.com/i/qXu3jgvmJxs:Nat93FGAv70

  • Steve September 7, 2011 12:00 pm

    G + Invite https://plus.google.com/i/H5FEBs6AHwc:TNIE3EoQQkk

  • Rajeev Bhatta September 7, 2011 11:20 am

    Here is my link for DPS readers... please join G+

    https://plus.google.com/i/54Pti9bv_ps:qXzDvrb5Wkk

  • Kathleen Andersen September 7, 2011 11:12 am

    Here's a link to my invites: https://plus.google.com/i/yWM-Il4omxk:TwPYr6kMyL0 if anyone needs them.

    My profile is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105742651238800294223/posts

    Any travel photographers out there?

  • Ben Liu September 7, 2011 10:05 am

    Please add me to the DPS group.

  • Carrie September 7, 2011 09:41 am

    I added you and Darren. Thanks for the article. Can you explain what the +1 does exactly?

    https://plus.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wX

  • Mark September 7, 2011 09:07 am

    Happy to share my invites...

    https://plus.google.com/i/REdfDjwbLGM:GSzKLJvVFvE

  • glen September 7, 2011 08:40 am

    PS, here's a link to my profile
    https://plus.google.com/u/1/108213891982903444357/posts

  • glen September 7, 2011 08:11 am

    https://plus.google.com/i/K6pXSG8ncSk:48jaG-Mk4s4
    looking forward to more dps users on G+

  • Brandon L September 7, 2011 08:03 am

    Here's mine if anyone needs it.

    https://plus.google.com/i/9kBahh8RH0w:gGEPTzEFntc

  • Francesco Piantini September 7, 2011 07:06 am

    Thanks to James for the article and to Daniel for the invitation.
    My invites:
    https://plus.google.com/i/yb6uuo2MSBA:pOf6dZ_50H8

    and my profile:
    htpp://gplus.to/fpiantini

  • Steve September 7, 2011 07:05 am

    https://plus.google.com/i/3AtzNJF50mc:1mcer592P3s

  • Colin Kemp September 7, 2011 06:51 am

    Some great ideas.... and getting 'friendly' critique on some shots would be a good learning experience. I'm particularly interested in close up flower photography & landscape - so if those are your interest too, it would be great for you to use my link and add me...

    Anyway - here's my link.... https://plus.google.com/i/dTbXwtvgtzE:zJIXWaXfRv8

    Colin

  • Ricky Jones September 7, 2011 06:26 am

    Here is my invites if you need anymore, I still have plenty.
    https://plus.google.com/i/tZs-e8Z_UzY:sqBG4-tOQ84

  • Erik Unger September 7, 2011 06:10 am

    https://plus.google.com/i/eHyiNXMilR0:6ZZBY-6I1Tg

  • unes hassim September 7, 2011 05:48 am

    Geez - I'm getting way too old for this .. I've added the following to my circle :

    Darren Rowse
    James Brandon.

    Thank you Daniel for the invite.

  • John September 7, 2011 05:45 am

    Here's another set of invites.

    https://plus.google.com/i/CS1qqoZZR4M:uOOGaVXJXJs

  • JohnS September 7, 2011 05:31 am

    https://plus.google.com/i/B0quRLzrvFA:AwT_X6lOxxE

  • Jay New September 7, 2011 05:06 am

    Yet another 150 invites for the mix! Enjoy!

    https://plus.google.com/i/2u8FNCeKUOo:vWegIYKU2Ag

  • Jennifer Hardt September 7, 2011 04:57 am

    https://plus.google.com/i/9Z_bZ6Wl9q0:KKRwoOoxQVo

  • Kristin September 7, 2011 03:59 am

    Such an excellent article. So well written. I am on my phone so I don't have the full link but I am Kristin Stuthard on google + and I still have 150 invites that id be more than happy to share!

  • RangerPaul September 7, 2011 03:55 am

    Here's another 150 to share:
    https://plus.google.com/i/nTPyyxYI0qA:5hExtDsXmbk

  • Les September 7, 2011 03:34 am

    Is anyone concerned with licensing rights written into the Google+ TOS? Interesting reading here - http://photography.about.com/od/copyrightinformation/a/facebookvsgoogleplusphotolicensing.htm

    Interested to see what others think.

  • Andrew S September 7, 2011 03:28 am

    If people are still in need...i have 150 https://plus.google.com/i/LV2GhOB6_Wo:ajkZ8ZpIVUg

    Feel free to add me...I believe the link to my g+ is www.plus.google.com/andrewcsimoni

  • George L Smyth September 7, 2011 03:27 am

    Is the Photo Critique open to everyone? For the past eight years I have met with a group of photographers on a monthly basis. We offer our images and criticism, and I have found the additional sets of eyes and opinions to be very helpful with becoming a stronger photographer.

    Cheers -

    george

  • John September 7, 2011 03:18 am

    Thank you Daniel - I will reciprocate by issuing invites shortly.

  • Andres September 7, 2011 03:15 am

    We're probably sharing more invites that people using them, but hey, here 130 more

    goo.gl/auSJp

  • Pedro September 7, 2011 02:55 am

    Thanks to Daniel,

    I was able to enter into Google+ thanks to his invitations.

    Here are my 150 invites.

  • John September 7, 2011 02:44 am

    Help your self
    https://plus.google.com/i/eM7-qcQLbZM:5xgBIxLkR3Q

  • karen shivas September 7, 2011 02:33 am

    and here's my invites:)
    https://plus.google.com/i/bSBi62gqxMM:JLsrXIxjMw4

  • Sachin September 7, 2011 02:31 am

    Thanks for the tips James, very useful to know.

    Here's another 150 invites for other readers, do add me to a circle and feel free to critique my photography anytime. https://plus.google.com/i/ZQXVBA1EzmU:_35W2ccD27g

    S

  • Paraíso September 7, 2011 02:18 am

    And some more invites

    https://plus.google.com/i/SXNzPRDvO6Y:TK_KbW-vu1c

  • Jim Nicholson September 7, 2011 01:59 am

    Some more invites for the community

    https://plus.google.com/i/T9QNge_t5h8:hskaFbmRuYY

  • Tharanga September 7, 2011 01:57 am

    Here's my 150 invitations.

    https://plus.google.com/i/BtXOfvjZEbw:wq4YQ7V_Lu0

  • Neville September 7, 2011 01:53 am

    Here are my invites

    https://plus.google.com/i/j8lqkEP07vM:Y76qgwrggNw

  • Billy Kollmar September 7, 2011 01:42 am

    Great idea to push out the links to others into photography
    Here's my link. Keep up the good work!

    https://plus.google.com/i/pUz4xNfifHA:V70m-_mC6OM

  • unes hassim September 7, 2011 01:38 am

    Thanks guy !!

  • Vince September 7, 2011 01:32 am

    Thx for the article James, for those who need another link in the chain:

    https://plus.google.com/i/7MALLe7IqAA:O95qSZMhX0I

  • Joe September 7, 2011 01:24 am

    I really need to use G+ a lot more than I do...

    https://plus.google.com/i/sZ3ymP3sWfU:W7aHtVS-aCA

  • Laurence September 7, 2011 01:16 am

    My 150: https://plus.google.com/i/SKPAeD8MOJ8:SsVVfgwfvXE

  • Rick September 7, 2011 01:14 am

    If there's anyone still out there needing an invite, here you go:

    https://plus.google.com/i/1h9g6c7gvvA:Z1E1RBfrlOA

  • Scott Thomas Photography September 7, 2011 01:12 am

    Ummm...it would be nice to have a +1 button for DPS. ;)

  • Elisabet September 7, 2011 01:01 am

    https://plus.google.com/i/seAfdzYED2c:TZ3daXAUQCo (I have about 100 invitations to G+ to give out)

  • Roland September 7, 2011 12:58 am

    Here's an invite Link
    https://plus.google.com/i/7tThtUYe2EA:wIcUvJTTalY

  • Rene Paulin September 7, 2011 12:55 am

    Great article James, here's my link:

    https://plus.google.com/i/e5SkKjP08a0:-xttIWeibi0

  • Jim Denham September 7, 2011 12:48 am

    More good info James. Here's a link to my invites - open to anyone who can use them.

    https://plus.google.com/i/ms00MYZhQwo:vEg1NYqCqXU

  • Edwin September 7, 2011 12:37 am

    Here is my Google+ invite link:

    https://plus.google.com/i/d7sdf2Z6XMk:cZPPFN9pkQY

    Nice to see you and please follow back to get the photography disussions going.

  • Tyler September 7, 2011 12:36 am

    Google + Invite - https://plus.google.com/i/XZXXX7iqcvU:M9VRa6DCudg

  • Martin September 7, 2011 12:34 am

    And more invites, if anyone needs one:
    https://plus.google.com/i/kkxfzo1RdoQ:lchrVZVrJD4

    (and if you want to add me to one of your Google+ circles, my profile is here: http://gplus.to/martybugs)

  • Marc Clephan September 7, 2011 12:34 am

    oops......... here is the link for the invites.
    https://plus.google.com/i/yLm_-84IxgA:zKd-C_PLCAs

  • Marc Clephan September 7, 2011 12:33 am

    Just started a DPS circle and I have added you and Darren. Great idea to get everyone here involved.
    I just so happen to 150 invites, so feel free to come and get one. I'll be sure to add you to the DPS circle. Looking forward to finding new inspiration and ideas.

  • James Brandon September 7, 2011 12:30 am

    Luis - that just depends. I tend to share most of my images and posts publicly. I use circles only when necessary, like sharing family photos with just my family or DPS related stuff just with the DPS circle.

  • Luis Sardinha September 7, 2011 12:27 am

    Hi,

    Just one question, should I place my photos in public or just for the photography related circles?

    Thanks

  • Mark Shannon September 7, 2011 12:19 am

    I'd be happy to share my link with others. Feel free to use it as many times as you'd like.

    https://plus.google.com/i/LprMeVYtpDk:WXeeD1lOLG0

  • Erin Stevens September 7, 2011 12:17 am

    Google invite link if people need it (although I thought it was open to all now?)
    https://plus.google.com/i/eYsCHw2euBQ:h_2mSVzLYas

  • Daniel September 7, 2011 12:15 am

    Hi DPS Team!

    Here are my 150 invites for the community:

    https://plus.google.com/i/wfgiBFabLaQ:YxcozPIb9cA

    Enjoy!

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