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Monday, September 07, 2009

MY CHICAGO WORKSHOP GIRLS

Meet some of the wonderful ladies from my Chicago Photography workshop. Loved these gals. I met some fantabulous new "friends." It is a great thing when you can spend a weekend with 10 other women who share the exact same passion as you do. It's so fun to talk camera gear, lenses, software programs, locations, etc. Unfortunately, I didn't get everyone in on these pictures. I am missing some of the girls and I am so upset about that. I wish I would have had the allotted time to snap everyone included in the workshop. For now though, this is all I got.


In the photo below, you'll see our instructor, Debbie. She is wearing the white hat. This woman is a wealth of information and I'm very thankful for her willingness to share her knowledge with us newbies. I'm realizing more and more how rare that is in the photography industry. Thank you Debbie. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


This shot below is what it looked like as Debbie was taking a shot of one of my fellow workshop classmates...

This is what it looked like from my angle when it was my turn to take the same shot...


At certain points we had to practice on one another. Here is another one of my workshop classmates. Gorgeous - just gorgeous...

One of the classmates ran into a group of people she knew down by the river in downtown Chicago. I snapped this shot of her snapping them. I love their smiles and laughs in this picture. So genuine. So fun!


Practicing on classmates again...Look at her awesome eyes...

I broke out my wide angle lens and snapped a couple of architecture shots real quick at one point. Love those landscapes...especially with blue skies and white clouds.

I of course wish I would've had the opportunity to finish and complete the workshop as I had planned on. However, life called. I'm sending a big hug and thank you to all of my workshop gals that have emailed and called me throughout this past week. You girls are just gems and have each left lasting impressions on my heart. Thank you for taking me in, lifting me up, and comforting me over the past 7 seven days. I feel like I've known you ladies all of my life at this point. I'm so blessed to have crossed paths with each of you and am very grateful for your friendships.

And speaking of Big papa, I haven't had my camera out in over a week now and I think I'm beginning to go into convulsions. Wink wink! ;) You are talking about someone who takes pictures EVERYDAY. Therefore, to go a full week without snapping the shutter on Big Papa is insane for me. I'm feeling a serious urge to go shoot. In the meantime though, I have a ton of model shoots from the Chicago workshop to post and share here on the blog as well as sessions yet to be shared from my time with Leah still. My blogging is beginning to back up. OCD issues are starting to rear their ugly heads for me. For instance, the hundreds of emails in my inbox or the hundreds of private messages in my facebook inbox. I have issues with having more then 2-3 emails awaiting replies in my inbox. Let alone the 100's that are in there right now. I know...I'm not right! Trust me though - I've read every single one - every single email from each of you. I am replying to them but it is taking me some time. I want to respond to each one from my heart and therefore, if you've emailed me in the past week or facebook'ed a private message to me...I thank you. I got it and I have no words. A big huge thank you to all of you for wrecking my mascara this week. Ha ha! Love you gals...
Much love, Angie

PS...Foto Find Friday will now be back this coming Friday (hopefully). I didn't have time to mess with it yesterday as I had hoped.

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20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome photos, your one talented lady. Prayer and thoughts from Australia. I think I'm suffering Big Papa withdrawals. I love all your beautiful pictures, keep them coming.
Kym

9/07/2009 8:34 AM  
Blogger Paige said...

so fun to learn something new- in CHICAGO! I LOVE your green and white polka dot camera strap! where did you find it?

9/07/2009 9:07 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Love these Angie! You are so gifted! I am so thankful that we were able to meet and share some giggles. You have had quite a week, hoping that this week will bring some clarity for you. Get out big papa, and do something you love, it is good for the soul!

9/07/2009 9:08 AM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

Hi Paige. That isn't me in the green camera strap. As usual, I escaped putting any shots of me up on the blog. Ha ha! I know the other girls in the workshop have shots of me but I don't usually share my own "mug" here on my blog. hee hee! As far as Kerry's camera strap though, it is a ribbon that is sewn down onto her strap. Very simple to do if you should want to try it. You can find the ribbon at Joann's, hobbt lobby or Michael's. Hope this helps!

Angie

9/07/2009 9:17 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

Oh Angie! I love all of these!! I love the upclose pictures of your workshop friends face, beautiful. I am seriously going to have to take your next photo class or buy photgraphy for dummies. I have been experimentng with shutter speeds and lighting. I found my photography notebook from highschool last week and have been reading like crazy. Now Mike who has never taken a photo class, can take pictures like nobodies business compared to me. He was even reading my notebook. We have a lot to learn. I am happy that you are feeling a little better chicky!! I can't wait to see more pictures from your Indy workshop and some more of the Chicago workshop. Hope your having a great labor day!!!
~Molly P

9/07/2009 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pictures Angie! I love looking at your work!

Praying for you. Nahum 1:7


-Mary Kate

9/07/2009 10:00 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Love the photos. They look like a fun group of girls!

9/07/2009 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Susan Miller said...

Those shots are amazing!!

9/07/2009 12:23 PM  
Blogger chanteusevca said...

Awesome photos! Hope to see more. So thrilled you are getting Big Papa out again. Hope to take your beginner photography course someday if you offer it again. Itching to learn more to help take great photos of our grandchildren and our travels.

Blessings,

Victoria in Texas

9/07/2009 12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing pictures Angie! I love coming to your blog and seeing all your awesome pictures. You are truly an inspiration to us all! Thanks for sharing with us.
Cathy

9/07/2009 2:40 PM  
Blogger Malisa said...

Looks like such a fun photo trip! Even better to share it with so many neat people! Can't wait to see all the new posts!

9/07/2009 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looked like tons of fun!! I cannot wait to see more!!! Hope you had a good labor day weekend!

T

9/07/2009 7:39 PM  
Blogger Kristine McKowen said...

Great photos! Glad to see you back! Some year I'd love to do a workshop with you!

For those interested in ribbon camera strap instructions, I've got a quick tutorial here

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/232/518461119_92232e85e1_b.jpg

And I'm now making covers - since I get bored easily. You can find some links within my photo here

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/3845544550_0f08c4d319_b.jpg

9/07/2009 8:42 PM  
Blogger The Mermaid Cottage said...

Glad to see your workshop was so productive! Looking forward to more of your photos and posts.

Sheila from west Michigan

9/07/2009 9:44 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Angie!!! I made it to your blog...not sure how I made it here LOL since I never got your information before you left..: ( I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed getting to know you. I was so sad that you had to leave. I had to much fun playing camera with you : )
Your pictures are beautiful!!!! Please keep in touch!!! Now that I have your blog you are bookmarked and I will be back!!! Hope everything was ok when you left...I was worried about you.
{{{hug}}}
Colleen

9/07/2009 10:05 PM  
Blogger Pineapple Princess said...

I so wish I was in your group... with one of those bad boy cameras, too!
Awesome pictures!

9/07/2009 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Brent (Angie's Husband) said...

Hey Babe-
I don’t see any pictures on this post of the best look-ing and most talented photographer that was at the event.(you)… I never get tired of looking at your pictures. You always amaze me on how you capture life through your lens letting us experience what we would never see for ourselves. Your amazing, beautiful, talented, and full of creativity.
I love you!

9/07/2009 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What beautiful comments from Brent and boy they are so true, wish we could see more picutres of you, you should be the model. Your so stunning.
Kym/Oz

9/08/2009 8:05 AM  
Blogger Kristine McKowen said...

I had a "duh" moment - here are the correct links for the camera strap info

http://www.flickr.com/photos/my5kidz/3845544550/in/set-72157600321973141/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/my5kidz/518461119/in/set-72157600321973141/

9/08/2009 8:18 AM  
Anonymous leighann quinlan said...

I agree with everything Brent said and he is so right! You are such and inspiration. Now get some pictures of yourself on here so I can take it to my stylest because you always have the cutest hairstyles!!! :)Thinking of you! Wish we could find the opportunity to meet someday. I need to give a big thank you for being my rock and inspiration on here.

Leighann Quinlan

9/08/2009 10:44 AM  

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