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Welcome to my stop on the Studio Calico 1000 Words Blog Hop! I'm anxiously awaiting this class to kick-off next week with the start of October... And there's still time to register - this is what the class is all about:
Six amazing photographers from the Studio Calico design team are here to help you capture more of the emotion, more of the moment, and more of the story. This class is unlike other photography classes because it doesn't focus on the technical aspects of shooting. Instead, we'll be giving you a glimpse into the photographic style of each of our teachers and contributors. We'll be covering twelve different topics, ranging from everyday moments to special occasions, and helping you to look at photographing them in a more meaningful way. Becky Novacek, Kelly Noel, Maggie Holmes, Marcy Penner, Susan Weinroth and Tina Aszmus will be heading up this class - you can read more about them here.
Each lesson will contain four photos from our teachers and contributors with information on composition, using light and how the shot was set up, as well as insight into technical settings, equipment and editing. Our photographers will be sharing their thoughts on photographing the different topics, and sharing their tips and tricks towards capturing an image that's worth 1000 Words. The lessons will be wrapped up with a list of photo prompts on the topic, as well as a layout showcasing one of the images. At the end of each lesson, students will be able to submit a photo to the teacher for feedback. Students will also have access to four bonus PDFs - these will be cheat sheets with helpful hints for photographing in low light situations, capturing natural expressions, color schemes for group shots and combining actions.
Our teachers are joined by an accomplished group of contributors - some photographers by trade, some just passionate about photography. The line up includes Karen Russell, Melanie Mauer,Kristin Rogers, Andrea Jenkins, Erin Cobb, Lisa Leonard, Kelly Purkey, Maria Grace Abuzman, Rebecca Cooper, Melissa Diekema, Elise Blaha Cripe, Jen Johner, Allison Waken, Kimmi Robinson, Stephanie Dagan, Celeste Vermeend, Tami Gookstetter and Naomi Atkins. Each of these ladies has a distinct style and is ready to give you a little peek into their shooting process!
week 1 : relationships, lake/pool/beach, sports
week 2 : iphone / instant camera, special circumstances (mental & physical disabilities, avoiding glare on eyeglasses), outdoors
week 3 : holidays, everyday routines, self portraits / getting into the shot
week 4 : personalities, photography for blogs, birthdays
The first section of the class that I'll be leading myself is the Beach/Pool/Lake topic. I'll be sharing my own beach photos of my boys (and similar to what I take of clients with my photog biz), and also discussing the way I set up the images and process them (actions, tweaks, crops, shooting angles, settings, etc).
And now I get to share a few of my own favorite recent beach snaps with you...
...Noah RUNS for the water pretty much any chance he gets - and low tide in the evening is one of my favorite times for snapping shots like this!
...Actually they both usually start off running nonstop at the beach -- its really the one place where i'm not constantly yelling at them to stop running. ;)
...Sunset on our favorite beach - I snapped this of Ev as we were getting ready to pack up after an afternoon at the beach on Labor Day.
...Another shot from Labor Day that I just love. :)
...And one of the boys on what has definitley become one of my favorite beach "props" this summer!
*** Make sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win $10 off class enrollment. AND you can link back to the SC Blog to post there for a chance to win a free seat in the class. ***