I missed posting for this project and am hoping to do it more often this year. My cousin and his family came to visit us from Florida and on their last day here we went to explore Whidbey Island.
Below are some shots from the day. More than ten, as usual. I gotta work on my culling skills.
Head over to my friend Kirsti Larmour’s blog to see what lovely adventure her and her family were up to this month.
2013 has been an incredible year, the busiest one yet so blogging did not make much of the cut when it came to priorities. So here I am trying to start blogging some work from last year. I’ll start with this impromptu session at my friend Carolina’s. I love her family and always feel inspired to shoot when I’m hanging out with them. This was exactly a year ago. I’m hoping to get the chance to photograph them some more this year. You may remember when I photographed them when their little girl was just a few hours old and when she was a few days old.
Have you mastered the basics but are still working to add emotion to your images? The Poetic Imagery workshop is focused on helping you build onto your technical skills to learn to shoot from the heart.
Follow Val Spring and Breeze Floyd as they cover emotion-led shooting. Over the course of this two week workshop, Val and Breeze will cover creative use of focal points, post processing, using a lensbaby as well as other alternative forms of shooting. They will discuss working with clients as well as documenting honest, every day moments. Over the course of three assignments, you will learn to let go of the rules and focus on capturing the emotion. You will also get a better
understanding of how to use available light in different ways to help you create more powerful images.
A PDF file will be provided at the end of the workshop with the content covered during the workshop
$250 active seat/$200 silent seat
You MUST have an active Bloom Forum membership during the workshop.
first come, first served
Below are a few reviews from past students:
“Poetic imagery gave me wings and encouraged and supported my need to see more. to see deeper. to move into my photography
in away that allowed it to move others.
thank you to Val and Breeze for being so present and attentive in such kind ways. and for allowing us to break rules.
your openness and supportive critiques were helpful in ways i could never put into words… thank you, thank you, thank you. a thousand times.”
“My thoughts on why I did the Poetic Imagery workshop….and most importantly, what did I get out of it.
I have been shooting for a few years and never felt I had found my ‘style’. I also didn’t have confidence to produce a gallery for a session. Most of what was holding me back was my mind. It is a beast!!!! My friend did the workshop and I noticed a difference in her straight away. She told me what workshop she had done. I knew then that I had to do it.
What did I get out of it? Well I got a whole LOT of confidence. I got that I didn’t need to shoot technically perfect in each shot, imperfections can be perfect too. I also got to see and hear Val edit. I love her style and have not quite got it….but am happy with where I am.
I have had so many people comment on my images since I have done the workshop. It is the best $250 spent!!!!!
The bad part of the course…..there always has to be a bad part. IT ENDED!!!!!!!!!
So…if you want to buy yourself a gift, or someone wants to gift you a workshop…… DO THIS ONE!!!!!!!
I think I have thanked the girls a million times over, offered to host a workshop in Australia and cyber kissed Val a zillion times!!!!!! Still doesn’t show my appreciation for how far I have come since then.
Oh and the best part. I now feel like a professional photographer! That is huge in my headspace!!!!!!”
“The Poetic Imagery Workshop was turning point for my photography as it really helped me to find my voice and capture my everyday in a more beautiful and personal way. Val and Breeze are amazing teachers and I am so grateful for what I learned. Through creativity in focus, captures and uses of light, along with really learning to shoot emotionally, I feel like the workshop transported my photography to a new level.”
“This past fall I took the Bloom Forum Poetic Imagery workshop taught by two of my most favorite photographers – Val Spring & Breeze Floyd. It was one of the best things I have ever done for myself as a photographer. Being the mother of 5, I take photos of children all the time – my hard drive is filled to the brim with images of my kids. But this workshop helped me to see things in new ways and to photograph with my heart and emotions to truly capture the moments I want to remember in new and beautiful ways. It also helped me brake free from my own preconceived photography “rules” and embrace imperfections in my work and see them as the soul of what makes my images uniquely my own.
Val and Breeze share examples of their own amazing work and explain the why and how behind their images. They encourage you to find your own style through exercises in documentary photography, portraiture, and using the light in new and interesting ways. They also generously share their techniques for editing their images, which is such an important part of the process.
Val and Breeze encourage through their critiques while also making suggestions on ways to improve both technically and artistically. They give you just the right food for thought so that the next time you pick up your camera you see things with fresh eyes and a new sense of how to capture your own vision.
I cannot recommend this workshop enough. You will come away with some amazing images, and skills that will having you shooting from the heart – and loving the results – every day.”
“Poetic Imagery was like getting permission to be free and creative. The opportunity to learn from val and breeze was priceless. So much learning packed in that at the end you’re wishing for more time! Still practicing things I learned in the workshop. Loved it!”
Active Seat $250:
Silent Seat $200: