Wednesday, March 6, 2013

First Official Capture That Kid! Woodstock, Ga Workshop

     On February 24th, I hosted the first Capture That Kid! Workshop in Woodstock, Ga for parents who want to learn some photography basics and how to shoot in manual mode. I had seen Alissa's pictures and updates from her workshop in NC the night before and was so excited to see how much fun they had and how well theirs went. Alissa Bray  and I (Lisa Rappa) worked hard for a few months deciding what we wanted to include in our presentations, how we wanted to teach things, and how to keep it fun while making sense at the same time. Hopefully we did that and we were so thrilled by the feedback we both have gotten as well as the participation we have seen in our private facebook group just for workshop attendees. Several have been sharing pictures, helping each other figure out common mistakes, and just showing each other support. It's so neat to be part of all of this! 

  How'd this idea start? And what is the connection between Alissa and I is something I have been asked a lot. In all honesty- I just met her in person this January, but have technically "known" her for about 2 years. We "met" on an online photography 365 project site where we also connected with many others looking to pursue photography as a business or just for fun. We both launched our photography businesses around the same time and have bounced ideas, questions, etc off each other as we've grown. We realized one day that we were both planning workshops for parents and decided two minds work better than one, so we should team up. I'm SO glad we did and hopefully we'll even get to do some teaching together in person one day, but in the meantime we plan these workshops and run the Capture That Kid! FB page together. The support we have both been shown is AMAZING and we can't thank our fans, attendees, and sponsors enough! We may be small and just getting started- but we got some love from some HUGE companies in the photography world :)

    Our first workshop supporters included some truly awesome vendors: 
Lara's Homemade Goods


I was only able to snap a few pictures, but here's a little peek at the first Woodstock workshop. Location may vary for future workshops, but we kept it cozy at my home for this first one! Thanks again to the fabulous group of people that I had the pleasure of working with!

We stepped outside for some practice time. Special thanks to our sweet practice model who was so very patient with the cold and having lots of cameras pointed at her at the same time!


Congrats to the winner of the Willow Pond Studios  frame, Colleen! And special thanks to Willow Pond Studios for donating a frame to both the NC and Ga workshops as well as a special discount certificate for each attendees of the February workshop! 

To sign up for future workshops contact us here: WORKSHOPS

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