Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Frugal Still Life Photographer

My friend Cheryl is a wonderful photographer, and she has something special planned beginning in January. She will be hosting a free 8-week journey sharing techniques and tips for still life photography.

Personally, I'm not good about taking photos of things - I just place the item somewhere there's decent light and snap away.
 
Robbie, on the other hand, tends to think about the background and surrounding area when snapping a photo.

So, I'm excited to be signed up to participate in the Frugal Still Life Photographer journey. I'm looking forward to learning more about backgrounds, props, and setting up shots. Click here to check out all the details and sign up now so you don't miss out!

Do you tend to set up your still life photos . . . or, like me, simply snap a photo of the item?

11 comments:

alexa said...

That looks like a great course and I could really use some expertise :).

Sian said...

This sounds like an excellent course. I started to think more about backgrounds after I bought a book on photographing craft items. It's aimed at Etsy sellers and the like, but very useful

Ellyn said...

fun! I can't wait to see what you learn. lately I've been making more effort. sometimes.

Cheri said...

I signed up! :)

Cheryl M said...

Wonderful post Melissa. I appreciate so very much your sharing this journey. I've already had a couple of your readers join in and I'm simply ecstatic! We're going to have so much fun and learn together!

furrypig said...

I need any photographic help I can get loL! Off to go check out the course thanks so much for sharing about it xxx

Debbie P said...

Sounds fun! Can't wait to see some examples!

S said...

I take the time only on occasion. Sometimes I spend that time just cropping the photo instead, although that doesn't always work.

Sue Althouse said...

That sounds like something I need! I just snap the photos, but Phil has taught me to pay more attention to the lighting and background. He's still much better at it than I am.

Karen said...

Actually I'm very interested in still life photography, so I'm off to check it out. We're on the road again in January, but maybe it will work out.

Maria Ontiveros said...

It was so much fun to check out your recent posts this morning (before hitting "all read"). I really might try out the stitch it thing. If so, I'll definitely give you credit. It was fun to see the Taos staircases again, and congrats on the Design Team. Looking forward to being around more in the future.
Rinda