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June 18th, 2014

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I wasn’t going to run a contest because I just ran out of time with all the end of the year activities! This workshop starting this Friday evening will be the smallest group I ever had, so if that is something that works best for you don’t miss this opportunity! With this being only a 24 hour contest and being Summer there will be less entries and more opportunities to win a spot or discounted spot!

THE THEME IS “YOUR FAVORITE IMAGE YOU TOOK THIS PAST SPRING”

RULES

Prizes

Grand prize winner will receive one free full participating spot for my June 2014 workshop and a free alumni full participating spot for the following 2014 workshop. ( New this year in addition to the workshop spot, you will have win a one on one 1 hour online with me!)

Runner up will receive 50% off a full participating spot for my June 2014 workshop

I will have a giveaway for my past students too!!!(non-participating excluded) They can enter with a chance to win free full participating alumni spot for this coming workshop:) GOOD LUCK!! Please make sure to read the rules!

Basic. info
You must turn in your image by June 19th 10 pm eastern !!! (Winners will be announced by Friday afternoon!) I will send out a letter to announce the winners, as well as posting~

The workshop begins on the evening 20th (and over the weekend) don’t miss out on the most popular workshop for natural light!
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Rules

1. Include an image that represents the theme, the image must have been taken by you!
2. Your image must have a person in it.
3. It must have been taken within the last year!!
4. Only one image submission per person, unless you share on your social media page this letter about the contest you can submit two! If you blog, pinterest, instagram, or etc. the contest you can turn in additional image for each! send me links
5. Please put your name on the image itself, and send in smaller jpeg form!
6. Your image must be taken with natural light.
7. Must be submitted by June 19th 10 pm eastern!!
8. Please make the subject of your email your name!
9. Put your name on the image- or business name!
10. please make sure mark your email with new entry or alumni entry!

Send in your entry to ftl@findingthelightworkshop.com (this email is only for the contest entries, all other emails please send to info@findingthelightworkshop.com )~ Hope everyone has fun! __

FTL@FINDINGTHELIGHTWORKSHOP@.COM

(Prizes cannot be combined with any other offer and subject to availability)_(based on availability!)

• This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook in anyway!
• SHARES MUST BE PUBLIC SHARES – NO PRIVATE SHARES!!
• Prizes are non-transferable -

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May 8th, 2014

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I’m very excited to announce that registration for my June 9th workshop is now open!!! Learn from the original online natural light workshop !!!! You will learn everything you need to know about natural light to take your photography to the next level!!
Where else can you get an instructor (Detra, me) who has been teaching online workshops for seven plus years? In addition to me you get an additional photographer instructor on the forum, that last 6 weeks!!! The workshop for the first 5 weeks will be dedicated to the Five main assignments that have been recently modified and enhanced to give you the very best workshop experience! The final assignment was just created for the last workshop that contains over 64 pages and an assignment video!
My workshop includes over 5+ hours of live classes with access to the 24-7 workshop forum! I have 1-2 videos included and content with assignments and I have more videos located in the video selection for you to watch. Each workshop I add and improve :) ! For full class details click on the logo to take you to the blog! Please join our facebook fan page and subscribe to insure you are receiving the latest news!

***Excited about the new additions to our workshop***
Yes we added even more value to the workshop, no other workshop can compare with value & experience!

My Assistant Instructor
The super talented Cris Stephens! Check out her work [Cris Stephens Photography ](https://www.facebook.com/CrisStephensPhotography)

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Specials & Payment Buttons

Please sign up for the emails via our facebook page to insure you receive all the recents news and specials! (If you sign up I will also contact you this way)

*I will only accept a 30 full participating students! This will not include the returning alumni or non-participating students!*

*I will have a new assignment,content, and videos this coming workshop!*

**Full Participating Student**
**If you are not one of the first ten to sign up for a full participating workshop spot within the 48 hours of this letter./announcement will receive the following:**
1. 125.00 the original workshop full participating fee of 575.00 ! =450.00

2. You will also receive a free one hour online session with me you can use within a year of the workshop ( we can go over anything photography or photoshop related) (350.00 value)

**If you sign up within the first 72 hours for a full participating workshop spot will receive the following:**
1. 125.00 off the full participating workshop fee = 450.00

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**Non participating workshop spot-**
Be one of the first five to sign up for this and receive a 30 min live one on one session with me you can use once the workshop is complete ( must use in 2014) We can go over any assignment questions you may have, or editing!

If you sign up within the first 48 hours you will receive the following:
1. 75.00 off the the original price of the non-participating spot of 300.00 =225.00
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**Alumni – Discount 25.00 off the original price of 100.00 -workshop! I only have a few spots , I will remove or refund you if we fill up!**
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*Alumni-Refer a friend and receive 50% off this price!*

**You can use one of the these extra discounts below with the current special!**
**TO RECEIVE AN EXTRA DISCOUNT, SHARE THIS SPECIAL ON TWO SOCIAL MEDIA SITES OR BLOG AND RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 25.00 OFF! (YOU MUST EMAIL ME THE LINKS) (The money will be credited back to once the workshop begins)

**ANOTHER DISCOUNT OPTION- REFER A FRIEND!
IF YOU HAVE A FRIEND THAT SIGNS UP FOR A FULL PARTICIPATING SPOT YOU BOTH GET AN ADDITIONAL 25.OO OFF** ONCE REFERRAL IS CONFIRMED YOU WILL BE CREDITED BACK!

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**PAYMENT BUTTONS BELOW, OPTIONAL 50% SPLIT PAYMENTS TOO!**
Full Participating-
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*Early bird specials starts on May 7th at 9:30 pm eastern and expires May 10th by 10 pm eastern!!*

Here is some work from students of the current workshop that is about to come to an end!

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May 6th, 2014

We made some changes, so this is an update with the current info/outline on the workshop!

Here is a recent pic I took for the new assignment added to the last workshop!! Yes these are backlit bubbles, nothing fake going on here!
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The next workshop starts June 9th 2014:) (Today the early registration opens and you can receive a huge discount if you sign up during this time! I have been teaching online workshops for over 7 years! The workshop last 6 weeks with the first 5 weeks will be active portion! You will have 5 regular assignments and 5 bonus assignments, all regular assignments include a one hour live class! The main focus on the workshop will be natural light! In the workshop you will find editing tutorials,shooting tip, shooting videos, and two other instructors besides myself!!

Fee Structure and Participation
Full participant – $575 USD

Partial (or silent) Participant – $300 USD

As a full participant you may have full access to the forum and view all the written documentation and videos I post, you’re eligible to receive constructive feedback on each assignment from me and my assistants, participant in class contests, join the live virtual class, receive and give feedback on fellow class members, receive my actions and presets. Return as an alumni student and pay the alumni discounted fee.

As a silent participant you will also be able access all the written documentation and videos I post, but will not receive feedback or be able to post in the forum. You will not be eligible for the contests or live virtual classes. You may upgrade to a full participant by paying the difference in fee.

What happens once I pay.
You will receive a paypal receipt that your payment has been received. You receive another registration confirmation once the registration is closed! count as notification that you are enrolled on the workshop. Toward the start of the workshop date you will receive information regarding the start time. (usually this is done a day before) All email notification will be sent to the email account connected to the paypal address you signed up with. Also check the blog as it will say if emails have been sent, and if you have not received it please check your spam folders.

Do I have to be on the forum at certain times?

You will have access to a private forum that is open 24-7. I am on the forum each week day. Jenny & Cris (my assistant instructors) will be on a few days a week to help on the forum and assist with feedback! Each Monday I will post a new assignment, with a class newsletter ! You usually have a week to complete assignments and will post these for feedback in the forum. If you miss the due date you will find another section on the forum to post late assignments.

Will the forum be accessible once the workshop is over?

On completion of the workshop I leave the workshop forum open for approximately another week before I take it online, you will not have access to it after this time.

What is the turn-around time for critiques?
During the week I ask that you allow up to 24 hours for a reply on assignment, I’m active daily. On the weekend I ask for 48 hours. Unless you post in the late section, these can take a little longer as current assignment will be priority!

Does each critique tell exactly how to make improvements?
I offer detailed feedback if your image needs improvement, and give praise and tell you what I like if you got it. Occasionally I will offer feedback via video, if I feel I need to express or show you something I can not get across in the writing.

What are virtual classes?

A place we will meet as a group to discuss assignments. This is a live streaming class and you will hear me answer questions back and you will be able to view my computer screen. For each assignment I will finish the class with live editing of the assignment. Each week I post one class schedule and sign-up for the virtual class. If it fills I schedule another to ensure everyone can join and participate. An email will be sent about an hour prior to the start time with all the information you need to log-on and participate. The live streaming class will be done via a live webinar program, you will hear me speaking, and will be able to see my desktop and editing programs but are muted yourself. You will be able to ask and answer questions by typing into a chatbox. I record each virtual class and upload it into the forum as a video. You are free to watch as many times as you like.

What about students that live out of the United States, how does this work?
You will have 24-7 access to the forum. I am on the same time zone as New York. Eastern time. However, I have many international students from other parts of the world, i.e Australia,London,Denmark,India,Japan and etc and it has never been an issue. You are not obligated to be on the forum at any specific time. I’m on daily. I do virtual classes each week and change up the times … Say I do one at 11pm eastern time and one at 7 am eastern time …. It has never been an issue I record each virtual class and upload it into the forum at a later time; you are free to watch as many times as you like if you missed it!

What kind of equipment should I have for your course?
I would like for you to have a digital SLR
(photoshop or lightroom will be handy) but the latest and greatest of everything or anything is not essential. Our goal is to become proficient in finding the light.

What kind of experience should I have to take your course?

I would like for you to know how to shoot in manual for my class!

Could you tell me more about the dates assigned to your syllabus for the class? 

Main Assignments
Assignment 1: Dramatic Light-
Shooting into the light
Side Lighting

Assignment 2: Mid-day Sun & Backlight (full sun)
Full Sun
Covered Shade
Open Shade
Using your reflector
Capturing mid-day sun-flare

Assignment 3: GOLDEN HOUR, Late in the day..
Open shade
Facing the sun
Backlight & sharp
Backlight & dreamy
The sun just went down shot
Using your reflector & using what’s around you!
Capturing golden light sunflare

Assignment 4: Subject & Sky
Mid-day
Late-day

Assignment 5: Putting it all together
Putting the techniques you have learned and focusing on capturing photographs with strong visual impact! This will assignment will focus less on technique and more of the creative vision of what you learned!

+5 additional BONUS ASSIGNMENTS

+You will find many editing videos on the forum

March 4th, 2014

Over 500+ entries, this is never an easy task, but we have an announcement for our giveaway! Please be sure to click the link to see all the winners and photographs! I did push the workshop opening date to open Wednesday night, with the first assignment to be posted Friday! So if you want to sign up, you should do it before the spaces are gone! I have a very limited amount of seats remaining! Congrats & Thank you to all of you have entered this giveaway!

Grand prize winner for FTL online workshop
Alumni Contest Winner for FTL Workshop
2nd place winner Third place winner (Theme was my furry friend)
Third place winner (Theme was my furry friend)
Runners up!
Alumni Runner up FTL
Runners up!
alumnihm
elena

February 25th, 2014

This contest will be our first contest of 2014!! The theme for this contest will be “My furry friend” this can be a real animal or stuffed! Remember it has to have a person in the shot with the furry subject!
Turn in your favorite photo that best represents this theme to win a free spot for our next workshop that starts March 3rd 2014!! You must have a person in the photo! You can start sending entries today, see email address at the bottom of the letter! You must read and follow the rules below!!

Backlit friends!

RULES

**Prizes**
Grand prize winner will receive one free full participating spot for my March 3rd 2014 workshop and a free alumni full participating spot for the following 2014 workshop. ( New this year in addition to the workshop spot, you will have win a one on one 1 hour online with me!)

Runner up will receive 50% off a full participating spot for my March 3rd 2014 workshop and a free alumni full participating spot for the following 2014 workshop..

The third place winner will receive $200.00 full participating spot for March 3rd 2014 workshop and a free alumni full participating spot for the following 2014 workshop..

I will have a giveaway for my past students too!!!(non-participating excluded) They can enter with a chance to win free full participating alumni spot for this coming workshop:) GOOD LUCK!! **Please make sure to read the rules!**

**Basic. info**
You must turn in your image by February 28th by 7:30 pm!!! (Winners will be announced by March 1st midnight! I will send out a letter to announce the winners, as well as posting~
The workshop begins March 3rd 2014, don’t miss out on the most popular workshop for natural light!

**Rules**

1. Include an image that represents the theme, the image must have been taken by you!
2. Your image must have a person in it.
3. It must have been taken within the last year!!
4. Only one image submission per person, unless you share on your social media page this letter about the contest you can submit two! If you blog, or pinterest the contest you can turn in additional image for each! *send me links*
5. Please put your name on the image itself, and send in smaller jpeg form!
6. Your image must be taken with natural light.
7. Must be submitted by February 28th by 7:30 pm!!
8. Please make the subject of your email your name!
9. Put your name on the image- or business name!
10. please make sure mark your email with new entry or alumni entry!

**Send in your entry to ftlentries@yahoo.com (this email is only for the contest entries, all other emails please send to thelightworkshop@yahoo.com)~ Hope everyone has fun!** __

_(Runners up, will get 100.00 off – prizes can not be combined with any other offer and subject to availability)_(based on availability!)

January 9th, 2014

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday, I know we did! More changes are taking place, as the workshop will always continue to grow and update to give you the best online workshop
experience!

Thank God for the golden sun and a warm breeze!

15~

September 24th, 2012

Announcing the WINNERS!!!!

This was also to be in Honorable mention.. edited to add! Sorry!

Last but not least my Alumni runners up!

We had so many fantastic entries, please give some congrats to our winners! Thank you

all for your fantastic entries!!!!!

I wish I could pick everyone! I have spent hours and hours on the computer

narrowing these down! Thanks everyone for your patience, it takes me literally

days to make this contest happen!

You must respond and register with in the next 48 hours to guarantee your spot …

the sooner the better . SPACE IS AND TIME IS LIMITED Congrats !

  • These discounts apply only for full participating full price spots*

If you are an alumni or you want a non-participant spot please contact me to

discuss the discount

  • If you entered and you do not see your image you still qualify for a special
  • discount off the full participating spot (free alumni spot for the first 2013
  • workshop)

thelightworkshop@yahoo.com

September 18th, 2012

It’s that time of year …. The Fall workshop starts soon, we have a new contest! Don’t miss out !!!! The theme for this contest is “pensive” this will be fun!

pen·sive (pnsv)
adj.
1. Deeply, often wistfully or dreamily thoughtful.
2. Suggestive or expressive of melancholy thoughtfulness.

(Directions:)
Turn in your best photo that defines the word pensive, must have a person in the photo! You can start sending entries today! Get creative and have fun! You must read and follow the rules below!!

Prizes

Grand prize winner will receive one free full participating spot for my fall workshop and a free alumni full participating spot for my early 2013 workshop.

Runner up will receive 50% off a full participating spot for my fall workshop and a free alumni full participating spot for my early 2013 workshop .

The third place winner will receive $200.00 full participating spot for my fall workshop and a free non-participating alumni spot for my early 2013 workshop!

I will have a giveaway for my past students too!!!(non-participating excluded) They can enter with a chance to win free full participating alumni spot for this coming workshop:) GOOD LUCK!! Please make sure to read the rules!

Basic. info
You must turn in your image by September 21nd 2012 by 4 pm eastern time! (Winners will be announced by September 23rd at 2pm eastern or earlier! I will post it on the Finding the Light Face book page and blog!!

The workshop begins September 24th, don’t miss out on the last online workshop of the year!

FACE BOOK FAN PAGE

Rules 

1. Include an image that represents the theme, the image must of been taken by you!
2. Your image must have a person in it.
3. It must of been taken within the last 3 months!
4. Only one image submission per person, unless you facebook this letter about the contest you can submit two! If you blog, or pinterest the contest you can turn in additional image for each! send me links
5. Please put your name on the image itself, and send in smaller jpeg form!
6. Your image must be taken with natural light.
7. Must be submitted by September 21st 2012 by 2:00 pm eastern time.
8. Please make the subject of your email your name!
9. Remember it’s about getting creative!
10. Have fun!

Send in your entry to ftlentries@yahoo.com (this email is only for the contest entries, all other emails please send to thelightworkshop@yahoo.com)~ Hope everyone has fun! __

(Runners up, will get 100.00 off – prizes can not be combined with any other offer and subject to availability)

Here are some shots from our assistant instructors for the contest theme!

August 23rd, 2012

early bird payment & info