by the photography bug! I just finished a 6 week workshop from Maggie Holmes. She was an amazing teacher- her little tips and tricks were so helpful and she really made everything easy to understand. I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone who would like to learn how to shoot in manual with a DSLR. I'm hoping she holds an advanced class next year- if so, I am so signing up! :)
One of the girls in the class formed a Facebook group for us so we can all stay in touch and come up with some of our own challenges for each other (thanks, Becky!). I have gotten a lot of great ideas from them and found some great websites for inspiration and tips.
Prop Insanity: This site has tons of links to places (mostly etsy!) to buy props, printing sites, plus a blog where they feature tips, freebies, fun prop ideas and do-it-yourself tricks. Lots of links to super sweet props for newborn photos. You will seriously not believe how stinkin' cute they are!
The Maternal Lens: A really fun blog with more tips, links and great inspiration.
Natalie B Photography: She is a photographer from Michigan, not too far from me, with some beautiful photos!
The Album Cafe: They have a lot of card and book templates, business cards, actions and even some fun freebies. Such a cute site!
I know you're dying to see my newly acquired skills, so enjoy! :)
And one more from Halloween, because it's really just too cute to not share it. :)