Capture more winner:

This a shout out to Terry D. My Studio Calico blog hop winner. I was unable to locate an email address for you and I would love you to be able to still join in the fun. Can you please drop me an email so that I can pass your details along to SC.

I have been reading all the class material so far, and drooling over the fantastic images some of the photographers have been showing. I take photographs for a living ( albeit a small living hehehe) – but I am still learning from this class! Here are my example from the topics so far – and with each I have used sometthing I learnt from 1000 words:Capture More:


I took this photo at the end of our time on the beach last weekend. We were walking back to the car. She was holding my hand and I had the camera in the other. A moment of oppurtunity. Perfect.


My kids aren’t really into team sports. So I thought this topic might be a little difficult for me to cover. But upon looking through my camera at the holiday images I had taken – I came across this one. Wasn’t a fab photo SOOC. Boring background. I had quickly snapped her ‘copying’ a push up from my own workout earlier that afternoon. But when I uploaded it. I was able to play with the exposure and levels. In photoshop I changed it to black and white. I think I appears cleaner. She had on a bold yellow shirt and the tennis court grey concrete was really – eh… Cropped her to the right hand side slightly and ran a vignette – voila!


The beach theme worked well for me. We had just stayed at Point Lonsdale. I chose this close up as I like to always capture the details of the day. Not always the faces. This photo is indicative of the sand present on ALL my kids by the time we got back in the car!


You know..This is NOT the perfect photo. I had asked them to behave like TOOLS..So that’s fine and I love it. But Hallie and Milla aren’t quite in focus. And well..That’s ok by me.. The photo tells the tale of them. Bunch of TOOLS..My little TOOLS… If I could just put them in a cute little TOOLBOX…LOL

So Terry…Find my email in the conatct tab at the top of my email…And drop me a line… There are still more topics to cover….

C xx


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?