all photos by Elisha Snow.
Today at 5:00 pm (pacific standard time) there will be a limited number of seats available in a BRAND NEW photography class at Big Picture Scrapbooking.
Unlike any other class currently available, our new Get Great Photos with Any Camera has been developed to help those with point and shoot digital cameras—at an affordable price. You get four weeks of expert guidance and interaction for just $49!
If I had a title at BPS (besides founder) I think it would be creative director. It's up to me to envision what our growing community of scrapbook enthusiasts need — I listen to feedback and then I try to imagine classrooms where the passion and expertise of a teacher is mingled with the skills and readiness of an independent learner. I search out opportunities for meeting needs that aren't being adequately met — I try to see beyond general observations, like "better pictures make better scrapbooks" (duh.) to discover WHY fundamental skills matter in our lives and in our scrapbooking. For me, it's about magnifying the chances we have to engage with and appreciate life on a deeper level. And while I didn't set out this morning to wax philosophical on you … I do want you to know that I'm THRILLED to bring you Elisha Snow.
Elisha says that when she looks through the lens of her camera she is able to see the soul of her subject and that this ability drives her desire to get better and better at capturing light and shadow that create depth and emotion in images of people, places and even things she loves.
I met Elisha when we hired her to write and work at Simple Scrapbooks magazine. One of her very first assignments was to fly to Spokane and help me organize the content for a special issue we did on color. I've known Elisha for a long time and I've watched her discover and develop her gift and passion for photography. If we treat her right, I'm hopeful that she will be around for a long time to share her excitement and knowledge with the BPS family — and you should know that Get Great Photos with Any Camera is the first workshop in a three-part series designed to teach and transform people with cameras into photographers with new eyes.
If you're one who wishes she could have a "fancy" camera so you could take better pictures, then …
Leave me a comment and tell me …
which photo is your favorite and YOU could win a spot in Elisha's class.
I'll close the comments and post a winner at precisely 4:00 pm.