It’s been two months and 24 days since we wrapped up the last run of the Shooting 201: Lifestyle with Kids workshop, but who’s counting, right?!? I am!!! I cannot wait for the next run of the workshop to begin in less than four weeks!! I’m so excited to meet a new group of students, to be back to teaching again because I love it so much, and to see four weeks of gorgeous lifestyle images shared in the workshop forum.
I have truly been blown away by the talent in the first three runs of the Lifestyle workshop. The students have devoured the lessons and the concepts presented in those lessons and have applied the concepts in such beautiful, amazing ways to their work. Since the workshop forums are private and only viewable by workshop participants during a current run, I wanted to get some of the beautiful, amazing work out of the forum and onto the blog to share with all of you! It’s much too incredible to just sit in a private forum forever, don’t you think??
Without further ado, I give you a small sample of student images from the October 2012 run of the Lifestyle workshop. Along with the photographer’s name and website (if available), above each image, I’ve provided some keywords related to the concept(s) we covered in the workshop that the student incorporated into her image. Enjoy the lifestyle ‘eye candy’…I know I sure do!!
Kelly Wilson | _kelly_ | peeping “mom,” negative space, finding the light
Addie Sheahin | asheahin | framing, negative space, frames without faces, finding the light
Elizabeth Blank | ElizabethBlank | perspective, negative space, frames without faces
JoSann Lien | JoLien | peeping “mom,” framing, negative space, finding the light
Jessica Singleton | jsingleton | framing, negative space, frames without faces, finding the light
Mickie DeVries | mickiedev | framing, negative space, frames without faces
Nina Mingioni | ninazm | negative space, finding the light
Rebecca Bixler | rebeccabix | negative space, finding the light
Ann Tyer | rubbersoul | peeping “mom,” framing, finding the light
Sarah Vaughn | sarah_vaughn | perspective, frames without faces, leading lines
Lucy Ketchum | valeriesmom | perspective, frames without faces, finding the light
In addition to sharing all of these gorgeous images with you, I thought I’d share a quick video (9 minutes) of a simple edit I did on one of my own lifestyle images in Lightroom 3.
Ashley Spaulding, Kansas
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Being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2010 changed the way Ashley viewed both life and photography. “Our lives can literally change in an instant and that idea has affected my photography because it’s made me want to document my kids’ lives even more than I wanted to before I was diagnosed” she says. And although she loves traditional portraits of her kids, Ashley’s true love is lifestyle photography and being able to “capture them as they are in their everyday environments. For me, it’s the best way to document them – who they are, where they’re at in their lives, what their interests are, what makes them ‘them.'” Ashley is relishing her now cancer free life with her husband and their two children in Kansas City where they truly love being together and playing outside as a family. She enjoys cooking and baking, despite her claim to be unskilled at both. Twizzlers, ice cream, Doritos, coffee, pedicures and a good novel are her guilty pleasures. Currently, Ashley shoots with a Nikon D700, 50 f/1.4 and 24-70 f/2.8.