I was weeding in my garden last weekend, amazed by all the new shoots that are pushing through the cold dirt.
When the kids were little, they loved to poke at the new shoots. Sometimes they’d pull them up, expecting to see a carrot pop out or a flower that had just been hiding under the surface. With patience, I had to teach them that you can’t poke at new life. You can’t pull the shoots up before they are in full bloom. The beginning stages of growth, the season of Spring, is so vital, fragile, needing to be protected and nourished…but also full of such promise.
Today, I’ve brought together a powerful group of photographers to inspire you; my CONFIDENCE Teachers, a dear friend/photographer who inspires me, myself, and even a glimpse of Oscar winner, Anne Hathaway, are bringing you 18 ways to grow your photography this Spring.
If photography is a new hobby for you, or a passion that you want to expand, we hope these ideas inspire. May they keep out the weeds of criticism as you try new ideas, and keep you from poking at your own results. Let this season be a time of experiment, adventure with your camera, coloring outside of the lines, and allowing yourself to be messy as you break through that cold ground that wants to stop you from more creative growth!
*If you enjoy learning from Me Ra Koh’s photo tip posts, she is also teaching a FREE One Day Live Class “Breaking Through Creative Barriers” on Creative Live! Mark your calendars for Monday, April 22nd. Watch from home or consider being one of her six students, details here!
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13 Ways to Engage the Photographer in Your Kids (from Me Ra and her two kids!)
Me Ra Koh loves cameras, kids, and parents, and spends her life bringing them together. See her new show Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh on Disney Junior. Her book Your Baby in Pictures is a national bestseller. She is honored to be one of SONY’s Artisans of Imagery. Me Ra and her team of certified teachers lead CONFIDENCE photography workshops for women nationwide. She has been featured in The New York Times, Parenting, American Baby, Popular Photography, and her photography has been on exhibit from San Fransisco to New York. You can find her at merakoh.com.
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