The Happy Blogger Photography Workshop + A Winner

the happy blogger studio I love photography.  And I'm talking about real photos, not the ones you filter and post on Instagram.  It takes real skill, a good eye and years of training to capture beautiful, high-resolution photographs which is why I really respect artists who do this for a living.  Being a blogger and designer,  I obviously love the perfectly styled photos that you see in magazines but what I also find fascinating are images that tell a story.

So when my girl Melissa from The Sweet Escape decided to hold a photography workshop with the crazy talented Maya Visnyei, I knew it would be a great opportunity for me to learn more about this craft.

the happy blogger studio

The Happy Blogger Studio

The Happy Blogger Studio

Of course we had some fun photoshoots and some yummy treats to devour...

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the happy blogger studio

The Happy Blogger Studio

The happy blogger photography workshop

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I've had my camera for several years now so I do know my way around it pretty well but I was eager to pick up any tips and tricks from a seasoned pro.  Maya was so helpful and answered all of our questions no matter how basic they were!  Some things I did take away from the workshop were how to manually set the white balance on your photographs with a grey card (what a difference that makes!) and how to set up a simple light box in your home.  Maya's studio has amazing natural light so it didn't take much to get me inspired.  Here are some shots I took that day:

The Happy Blogger Studio

the happy blogger studio

The Happy Blogger Studio

The Happy Blogger Studio

Overall, I had a great time and it was fun to be around other individuals who were eager to learn more about photography.  Thanks Melissa and Maya for such a great workshop!

If you missed out on this one, you can stay in the loop by checking out The Happy Blogger website.

The Happy Blogger Studio Photography Workshop

via The Sweet Escape

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AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Thanks to everyone who joined the $100 Minted giveaway.  The winner is Tricia!  I will be in touch soon to send you the $100 credit.  Happy Shopping!