Workshop Giveaway: Photography 101 with Elisha Snow

by | Apr 18, 2014 | Sponsors & Giveaways | 63 comments

Photos are the heart of our scrapbook pages so it’s no surprise that Elisha Snow’s workshops are among the most popular at Big Picture Classes. I’m excited to offer a giveaway today for her new class.

Note: Elisha was one of the incredible contributors to the Everyday Storyteller books, which will be on sale for National Scrapbook Day!

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You would never say to a master painter, “What a beautiful work of art—you must have a really nice brush.” It’s the same with photography. A nice camera makes it easier to take good photos, but it’s the photographer (that’s you!), not the tool, that will ultimately produce frame-worthy photos. All you need is a basic knowledge of the elements that work together to create memorable pictures. (Hint: it’s all about light and composition!)

Whether you want to take better everyday photos with that smartphone, or you have a nice new DSLR camera that you’re dabbling with, this interactive online workshop will put you on the path to better photos. In six weeks, you’ll learn to master the rules of composition, make the most of available light, and get more out of your equipment—no matter what kind of camera you’re using.

Would you like to feel more confident in your photo-taking abilities? To find beauty in everyday objects, and see attributes of people you’ve never noticed before? Photography 101 with Elisha Snow will teach you to look at light, shadow, shape, and color differently, and most importantly, to develop a passion for preserving the beauty that surrounds you.

Learn more and register here.

Workshop Giveaway

Leave a comment by 9am CST on Monday, April 21, 2014 for a chance to win a seat in Photography 101. One winner will be selected a random to join us in class.

The lucky winner is: #35… Jamie Leija, who said…

I would love a refresher! Thank you for the chance Jennifer!

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  1. Ann

    Sounds like fun & a real learning opportunity!

  2. Mary LaFountain

    I would love, love, love to learn more about photography. Thank you for the opportunity to do so.

  3. DeAnna

    Thanks for this excellent opportunity!

  4. Deborah

    I would love this course – I need to refresh my enthusiasm for my photography!

  5. Cathy Peper

    Sounds like a good class. My photography could definately use some help.

  6. Gail A

    Would love to learn how to take better photos and Elisha is the best!

  7. Heather B.

    I’ve been eyeing this class – would love the opportunity to win a seat! Thanks!

  8. Gypsy

    Ever since we upgraded our camera I’ve taken shabby photos and It’s really turned me off my previously daily photography habit. I think this class this would be very motivating and assist me to get back into it.

  9. Lisa Jacobe

    Yes, please! I wanted to take this class (and many others), but the money is just not there right now. And I keep missing all these fabulous giveaways! Thanks for the chance!

  10. Vicki I.

    Thanks for the chance to win a seat in Elisha’s workshop!

  11. GIna

    I would LOVE to take this workshop. I’ve been looking at it ever since it was announced and wanted to sign up so much but it’s just too pricey for me right now. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. I wish we all could win!

  12. Kay

    This would be an awesome class to win! Lots of my ‘good’ pictures seem to happen by chance. Love to be able to know how to take those great pictures on purpose!

  13. Susan

    What a great opportunity. Who wouldn’t want to win this?

  14. Marina

    Really hoping to win this one. I’m in a lets learn more about my DSLR mode so this class would be a great start. Thanks!

  15. mary

    i’ve long been hoping for a class like this – not geared to a particular camera! i would love to be included in the giveaway – thanks, jennifer:)


  16. Natalie (QSOgirl)

    I’m in the “just-got-a-DSLR” camp and would love to improve my photos! Thank you!

  17. Ami Pilon

    I just received a new S-5 for my birthday in six weeks and I would love to use the camera on it to advantage. I need some new photos to ignite my scrapping soul.

  18. Lisa J

    I would love to learn more. I have the equipment, kids, location & camera, just not the knowledge of what to do with it all.

  19. Rosa

    I would love to improve my photography. Thanks fr the opportunity!

  20. Chris E.

    Photography insights are always needed with all the options we have to shoot a picture.

  21. Betsy K.

    I would love a chance to take another Big Picture class. Each one I have signed up for has been amazing. Thank for the opportunity to take another and, especially a photography one!

  22. Renee T.

    I would love to win a seat in class. As much as I love to scrapbook, I do not consider photography my strong suit.

  23. Velma

    Great opportunity! Thanks!

  24. Mary Ann K

    I would love to learn to take better photos to take my scrapbooking to a new level,

  25. Andrea W.

    My photography could use some improvement. This class sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win a seat.

  26. Caroline

    Oooh I’d love to win a seat in this class. thanks for the chance 🙂

  27. Lori

    I would love this course – I need to refresh my photography skills!

  28. LauraZM

    How incredibly generous – would love a chance to win! Thnx.

  29. Roxane F

    Looks like a great class! Thanks for a chance to win!

  30. Kelly Nelson

    Oh my! I would dearly LOVE to upgrade my skills from family snapshotter to family photographer! there are so many times when I know that if I could do *something* better, my pics would be really nice!

  31. C.robin

    Thanks, sound great,

  32. Kristi

    Sounds like a great class. I would love the opportunity! Thank you

  33. Kathleen Loughran

    Yes, please!!!

  34. Kathleen S

    I almost registered for Elisha’s class but couldn’t justify the time. But, if I won a spot in the class, why that’d be completely different, right? The encouraging aspect to her class is that she works with any and all cameras. And cameranistas! Whoever wins, have fun!

  35. Jamie Leija

    I would love a refresher! Thank you for the chance Jennifer!

  36. Diane Alberts

    This class is exactly what I need!! Thanks for offering a chance to win a spot!!

  37. Kelley Fewer

    I have a lovely camera, with 2 lenses, no less…and no clue how to use it past the auto setting! This course would be perfect for me. Crossing fingers, and toes!

    Shine on!

  38. Alissa W

    I’m to the point that I need to get better at photo taking in order to take my scrapbooking to a next level.

  39. Janet B

    Looks like some stiff competition for the free class, but I’d love to win!

  40. Lawrie

    I would love to be able to use more of my DSLR’s features. A structured guide to learning photography would be so helpful!

  41. Susan

    I agree that it is the person behind the camera that take the really great pictures. I have a nice camera and it is hard to know just what to do with all the options on the dial and the settings on the menu. I would love to attend the course and learn how to take better pictures of my family and friends. I only get the one in a million shot. I would love to close that gap. Thanks for the offer!

  42. Cherylle

    What a golden opportunity! You are always so generous! Thanks.

  43. Candace

    Elisha’s Photography 101 class is top on my wish list! I would love to learn more about how to use lighting and composition to achieve photos that reflect what I am seeing through the camera lens. Good luck everyone!!

  44. Sherry P

    I would so like to win a spot in this class. My photo taking could use all the help it can get !! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  45. Jan Norman

    I am almost afraid to learn more then commit myself to making the knowlege come alive. Thank you.

  46. Sharon

    I so need to learn to use my DSL. Poor thing sits in the corner more often than I’ like to admit. I’d love to use my DSL so much my camera phone gets jealous!

  47. Jammie

    I tried to take a picture of the blood moon & eclipse we had in Australia the other night. What a disaster!! All I captured was a glowing blob. This course would be awesome to learn how to REALLY use my DSLR camera.

  48. Jamia

    I have longed to take a online photography class, tickled pink to enter!

  49. Ximena

    I’ LOVE to win this! Thank you for the opportunity and have a great Easter!

  50. Myra

    What a fantastic opportunity. I wish everyone luck and congrats to the winner.

  51. Barbara S

    Great scrapbooks start with great PHOTOS!! This class sounds EXCELLENT for acquiring the skills to lay that foundation…Thank you, Jennifer, for a chance to win a spot! 🙂

  52. Beth T.

    I have a new DSLR & am intimidated by all the features and would love to participate in this class. Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

  53. Erin

    Still shooting in Auto mode…5 years! Need to take a class someday! Thanks for the opportunity!

  54. Karen Schroeder

    I am so excited! I could really use this class! Thanks for the chance to win!

  55. KatyS

    Thanks for a chance to win. This sounds like a great workshop.

  56. becca

    My “auto” button might need a break, a workshop would certainly help
    Thanks for the opportunity

  57. Laurie

    Wouldn’t better pictures make scrapping all that much more better! This would be awesome to win! thanks

  58. Jean

    I need an update on my skills–this would be a great class.

  59. Darlene Ragon

    Always grateful to improve my photography skills, thank you for the chance to win a seat in the class!

  60. SaBineK.

    This sounds like a great workshop.
    Would love to see if I can take my photography to the next level.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  61. KarYn A.

    I would love to take this class. Thanks for the opportunity…whew…just under the wire for the entry. Thanks for your site.

  62. Kim Hewes

    I’d love to get my camera out of program mode and get more adventurous

  63. Debbi Turnbow

    I have always admired Elisha’s work. Thanks for the opportunity to win this class!


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