Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Studio Calico Blog Hop:

I have been lucky enough to be invited to contribute to the latest Studio Calico class: 1000 words: Capture More.
 I am so excited! Studio Calico is one of my all time fave scrapping sites and I luuurve all of their products! A class that combines photography and scrapbooking - It's a perfect fit for me and it a bonus that the scrappers and photographers that I have admired for such a long time are a part of it too. Read on:

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!
Syllabus :
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

 To purchase this class and get involved follow the link below:

Studio Calico 1000 words: capture more
Registration ends 30/9/2012 and the class begins in 1/10/2012
And as way of promoting and sharing the class, Studio Calico is running a blog hop.. Please go to the
Studio calico blog to see the list of all the stops.

As one of my readers -  leaving a comment could win you a $10 promo code off the price of the class! Yay!

Does it get any better?



  1. Would love to win a promo code! Looks like an awesome class :)

  2. I would LOVE to take this class! My goal is to take better "everyday" pictures and to include myself in them more! kellyb

  3. Oh what a great class, I would love so much to win a spot ! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Seems to be an amazing class! Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. sounds like a great class! thanks for the giveaway!

  6. sounds like a great class! thanks for the chance!

  7. Sounds like a fun class! Thanks for the chance!

  8. ok...i like the sound of this class!!!

  9. ohhhh, this looks sensational. Congrats on being asked. Cannot wait to see more.

  10. Whaou tes photos sont magnifiques...
    Ce sera une bonne occasion de m'améliorer...
    Je tente ma chance
    A bientôt

  11. I'm sooo excited for this class to begin! Thanks for sharing the chance with us.

  12. It doesn't get any better....unless I win! :)

  13. Such a great sounding class, thanks for the chance!

  14. This class sounds amazing! I could really use some new inspiration! Thanks for the chance!

  15. i love the sound of this class. thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Looking so cute in pictures thanks for the sharing and keep it up.