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19 August, 2016
August 19, 2016
With all that has been going on from travels to having some 20s-something-anxiety I’ve fallen a bit behind around here. My comments have stacked up and my to do list of emails is a bit too long, as well. BUT one thing I have been doing really good at is sticking my little nose into every bit of photography advice I can find.
Which means while my planner is full of lists, luckily my photography resources + inspirations have grown quite a lot.
I just recently invested in Mastin Labs presets this year (highly recommended by Megan), as they are a company who designs their presets to emulate film. The presets are an i n v e s t m e n t for sure, though if you stalk their sales and save your pennies I think they are easily doable.
Mastin Labs also created the #firstrollchallenge encouraging photographers and photography enthuisiasts to try their hand at using film. They even send helpful newsletters listing out film essentials as well as a digital film transition guide.
I’ll be sharing my own #firstrollchallenge with you soon so at the very least stay tuned to find out more about this unique movement.
This is my newest obsession as far as photography classes go. Though most of Creative Live’s online classes range around the ninety dollar price range, all live classes are 100% free. This week’s, ‘Finding, Defining, and Marketing Your Photographic Style’ has been so fun to listen in on, as the instructor brings up some great actionable items in order to narrow down your specific style.
Plus, the beauty of Creative Live is that it isn’t solely dedicated to photography. Their classes range from hand lettering, web design to life tips.
The free Udemy classes are a bit more out of date than the Creative Live classes and paid classes are generally cheaper, though they have excellent basic ones like the Photoshop & Lightroom one I’m currently working through.
What you lose in up to date videos, you gain in convenience as they are completely self paced and perfect for laid back weekends.
While I love a good tutorial on Lightroom or Photoshop, I also love showing off my snaps I worked so hard to get. Artifact Uprising has so many simple and unique ways of showing off my hard earned prints. Their square prints fitted into a wooden block are one of my favorites, though I also love the wood cleat for simplistic wall decor.
The beauty of photography is that you eventually have to step away from the computer with all the guides and tutorials and actually snap. So here are the ladies that are always inspiring me to reach for my camera.
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Elana creates such lifestyle photos that constantly inspire me. Her life and travels from Hawaii to Maine also are drool worthy, yet she never makes it seem unattainable and celebrates the every day adventures you and I can partake in.
I feel as though there are few who do not read Rebecca’s highly relatable and gorgeous blog already. She nails the every girl topics, whether its pale skinned beauty tips or wellness topics. Plus, her endless photography exudes stylistic dreams I think we can all admit to swooning over.
Megan has become my go to for photography knowledge. The fact that I have her as a friend p l u s a resource is something I cannot believe I’m blessed with.
I know I’ve read so many business articles on the importance of local connections and I couldn’t agree more. I was so convinced there was no one I could connect with in my small Wyoming town (so naive), but there is an entire group of us creatives with so many good ideas. Megan taught me the importance of good light and local connections – so take my naivety as a lesson that there are always local connections to be made.[wc_divider style=”image” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]
So there you have it. This is where I’ve been hanging out lately and where I find myself constantly going back to.
Where do you always look for inspiration?