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December 18th 2015

Creative Photography E-Course Giveaway (plus a bonus discount code!)

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ERINLITTLE-1242Earlier this week I shared my last-minute Gift Guide for Gardeners & Flower Lovers–if you missed it, definitely pop over and take a peek at all the fun gift ideas from fellow farmer-florists, my personal picks, and a few faves from the Floret Shop.  One of the gift ideas featured in the Gift Guide was the Eyes Open Creative Photography E-Course.  As I’ve shared previously, completing the e-course is what enabled Chris and me to both hone our photography skills and really take Floret’s blog, website and social media posts to the next level.

Erin Little is the talented photographer and blogger, who created the Eyes Open course (read my interview with her from my previous course giveaway).  Erin has a beautiful way of capturing everyday life in such uncommon, creative and compelling ways.

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Her laid-back, approachable style and the flexible format of the e-course made it easy for me to finally understand all of the photography terms that I previously found so intimidating and confusing.  You get a great downloadable manual and each week she sends an email with links to the week’s lesson, plus supplemental materials including interviews, and videos. There is also a weekly challenge sheet to encourage you to try to your hand at capturing images with different camera settings. Erin also administers a private Flickr group where you are able upload your practice shots and get personal feedback from her, ask questions and interact with others in the course. I always recommend the course to everyone who attends a Floret on-farm workshop and anyone who is looking to up their game when it comes to taking great photos.

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UPDATE:  Congratulations to the winners:  Megan Burnside, Liz, MaryAnn and Loretta.  We will email you directly with details on the e-course.  Enjoy!

NOVEMBER2015-7298If you didn’t win a slot this time around, Erin has graciously offered a $30 discount code to the already super affordable class for Floret readers who register for the the next The Eyes Open e-course. Simply include the coupon code: floretholiday at the checkout to receive your discount.

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  2. Courtney on

    i’d love to document the changes and transformation we make to our recently bought pear farm, including the addition of a large cutting garden! That and my kiddos :)

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  3. Katie on

    I’d love to up my photography game for my job as a social media manager at a camp in the mountains! I have access to awesome cameras but limited knowledge on capturing the best photos.

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  4. Teresa on

    I am breaking into professional world of photography in 2016 and like any other skill continuing education is vital for improvement. Next year I am kicking of calendar focused on farms in WA bring the beauty of our farms to the masses. My primary focus with photography up to this point has been of the non-human variety and winning an opportunity take the Eyes Open Creative Photography 6 week e-course will help me with the goal of improving skills taking photos with people and also the non-human subjects. The classes weekly photo challenge and forum to share photos with other photographers is wonderful not just get an opportunity to see the world through another eye but allows for person growth.
    I have thrown my hat in the drawing.

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  5. Paula on

    Hi Erin…I am soooo far behind the times with all the new technology (SLR cameras were all there was when I was in college photographing wild flowers eons ago). I would like to get back into photography, especially since we just began flower farming again this past summer and need to learn how to market our flowers using pictures. Thank-you for this opportunity. Your pictures are always such an inspiration! Merry Christmas to you and your staff!

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  6. Annette Mummery on

    I would love to learn how and why beautiful photography happens. I have a new cannon lense and I want to be smarter than my camera!
    [email protected]

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  7. Jennifer on

    I have access to a great camera but no idea how to use it. I plan to really grow my small business next year, and taking gorgeous photos of my daily floral arrangements will be an integral part of my customer service plan. This course would be such a perfect way to start the year off right!

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  8. Mackenzie Birkins on

    I am always inspired by beautiful photography and would love to be able to capture all the joys of life and nature around me. I am eager to learn and have new experiences and this would be a wonderful learning adventure. Plus I have this awesome camera that I’m always playing with but I really have no idea what I’m doing:) Merry Merry to all!

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  9. Janell on

    I am planning to utilize my new skill by photographing PNW wildflowers.

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  10. Clare Smith on

    I always struggle to do my creations justice in photos. Which is so disappointing, especially after lots of hard work and when the results are often fleeting. It would be lovely to be better able to capture them on camera. I would love to improve my portfolio, Instagram feed and I hold ambitions to start a blog in the new year. I have made a resolution recently that I should make efforts to use my camera more.

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  11. Justine Muench on

    Santa is bringing me a camera and I would like to start with our winter foliage and indoor arrangements of bulbs? Thank you

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  12. Erin Gaskey on

    I just love capturing those simple moments that bring back memories…

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  13. Siri on

    Oh, Erin, what a fun offering! I’ve so much to learn about this new camera. I bought the same as my brother has so I can learn from him, too, but the other Erin is a fantastic and creative photographer. I didn’t know she was doing these, e-courses, and I didn’t know you had learned from her.

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  14. Kari on

    I’m tired of having to depend/hope wedding photographers will share images of my flowers with me. I want to be able to capture my work myself and grow my business by upping my image quality. Oh and I asked Santa for a new camera ? Happy Holidays to the whole Floret crew!!

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  15. Sarah on

    To capture my girls and husband as we garden this coming year! I love taking pictures but I don’t always know what I am doing. You are an inspiration!

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  16. Stacey Mun on

    Take lots of pictures of my first baby coming this February! Nothing lasts like photos!

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  17. Lily Messina on

    I would plan to use my photography skills in the coming year by capturing the everyday happenings but in ways nobody else could see except the camera. I’d love to have this opportunity to expand my growing photography skills.

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  18. Ronda Anderson on

    This is the summer I upscale from growing to grower. My camera is an important tool in that step communicating what Blue Meadow us about. This is a prime time for me to be honing this skill. Thank you for offering this ladies!

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  19. Laura Pascoe on

    I would love to hone my photography skills to increase the visibility of the nonprofit I work for and to help me capture the ordinary and extraordinary moments in our families lives.

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  20. Mary on

    Hi there,

    I’ve been a fan of both you and Erin’s work for a few years now. I would love to improve my photography skills to help promote the small organic seed business I have with my husband as well as capturing magical moments with my children. Many thanks to both of you for this opportunity!

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  21. Elizabeth on

    I would love to be able to capture the beauty of flowers better on camera! I feel like I can create something pretty lovely, but then the photos I take to share it don’t show my work off very well. I would love to be able to remedy that.

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  22. Deanna on

    Oh I have had my eye on this class since you first recommended her! Pugh I’ve had my DSLR for two years now, I’m still so intimidated by it. Though I’ve tried tutorials here and there, I know the comprehesiveness of the class would be the ticket. Thanks for another great opportunity, Erin!

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  23. Holly on

    Because…….flowers

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  24. Tania on

    I would to gift this to my sister in law,who is always looking to get better at her photography!!

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  25. Ann Watkins on

    I have always loved photography and constantly strive to educated myself in better methods. This is my first year of flower farming. We bought 7.5 acres 2 years ago and I am excited to see what this year will bring.

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  26. Eliza on

    My repeated wedding scenario: I’ve finished making my arrangements, with the van packed up and the air con running. I’ve got one more vase to load in and I think “wait, I’ll just get a quick photo first”. I find a corner of the studio that might serve as a backdrop, then rush to get my camera. I snap away, capturing both wide and close up, portrait and landscape and (not knowing much else) think “that’ll do”. On to the delivery and set up, with the camera largely forgotten. It’s not til I get home and load the photos on to the computer that I realise that they’re just… lacking. They’re not terrible, but they’re not great either. Wouldn’t this be a wonderful thing to change? With a little guidance, perhaps! This course would be a dream.

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  27. Casey on

    I love photography and I love flowers. I have so much to learn about both! Better photographs will help me share my floral work. It would do wonders to help grow my business.

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  28. Kaitlyn Poole on

    I got a new DSLR camera for my birthday last month and I would love the opportunity to learn more about photography. I am looking forward to photographing in my garden and around our farm this spring. Thanks so much! Merry Christmas!!

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  29. Carlynn Woolsey on

    Hi Erin! “Serendipity” is my favorite word, and in some ways it is that concept that brings me here. Last weekend, I reunited with an old love and as we were talking about our futures and new dreams, I showed him your Instagram account and told him that I was in awe of what you do, and that I would love to do something along those lines someday, myself. As I was Insta-scrolling yet again today, I saw your post regarding the e-course and took it as a sign that I had to apply. : ) Right now I am a blogger, and through my blog have had the opportunity to work as a freelance writer and photographer, however, I am always looking to up my game, especially in the photography department, and especially because I just purchased a new camera (Canon 5D Mark III) that I am still finding my way around. I left my corporate job 3 years ago (almost exactly to this day) because I wanted to pursue creative things that filled me up more inside – and as cheesy as this may sound – would perhaps help to fill others up too, even if in a small way. Simply put, I would love to take the Eyes Open course to hone my skills in putting beautiful images out into this world – and hopefully learn how to better use that 5D too! Thank You so much for this opportunity, and for inspiring me on a daily basis.

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  30. Nicole on

    Recently I decided, or say finally permitted myself, to follow a creative path of wanting to make beautiful images. Very scary, will I be good enough? Will anyone like or want to buy my images when I’m ready? Besides some selfdoubt also feeling a bit afraid of stepping out as an artist or maker, when people ask what work you do..
    Needless to say, improving my photography skills will be very useful :)

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  31. Tara on

    This would actually be for my brother. My brother and his partner just finished their first season of flowering farming here on Vancouver Island, with tremendous success. They adore you and everything your business stands for. I purchased one of your beautiful calendars for them for Christmas, and this would be an amazing extra to go with! My hopes is that their little business with continue to grow and flourish in the coming years, and I believe this would help immensely. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  32. Tracy Fontaine on

    Ack! Am I too late?! Just saw your reminder on Instagram. Well, if not, I would love to take this course now, while we’re live/work-ing in Spain. Happy Holidays!!

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  33. Melissa Cipollone on

    Hi! Thanks so much for this opportunity! My partner and I recently graduated from an organic farming school in Greenbank, WA and in just a few weeks we’ll be starting an organic vegetable, flower, and seed farm near Savannah, GA. I would put the skills I learn in this course to great use by documenting the creation and operation of our new farm, and sharing our journey through social media and our website. There is much demand for local, organic food and flowers in Savannah, but not many local growers. Promoting our farm and its products with high-quality photography would not only contribute to our success as a small business, but could also inspire others to farm and to support beginning farmers in the area. Beyond recognizing the value of using photography to promote our business, I also find photography fun! I took several casual photography courses years ago, before I was even considering becoming a farmer, and enjoyed them very much. This would be an opportunity to refresh my memory at an important juncture and hone my skills. Thanks again!

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  34. Natasha Zoch on

    While I am currently a floral designer at a flower shop it is my dream to become an artist full time.

    I am a self taught calligrapher and painter, both things that I love, but my heart truly lies with photography. I think too often we forget the importance of other humans – that humanity is beautiful, not in a contrived, overstated way, but in the basest of forms: a lover’s smile, a child’s tears, joy on the face of a grandparent, the clasping of hands – in other words: raw emotion.

    I am very much self taught with this too, however, and am not yet confident I understand all the technicalities or rules so that I can be successful in breaking them. A course with all this information in one place would be amazingly helpful to me as I continue to hone my skill and learn from my trials.

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  35. Dani on

    Where Photography & Flowers come together, there is magic! I hope to create & use these magical images to inspire others and continue to encourage customers to buy local and enjoy slow flowers. =)

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  36. Kelly Gross on

    Thanks for the opportunity-I really want to improve my photography skills so that I can take better pictures of my kid and my friends families.

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  37. Kaylin on

    I received a new camera last year for Christmas and I’m dying for some quality instruction! I have four little monsters at home who I love to capture every day, but I still have much to learn. This would be amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. Mary Ann on

    Hi Floret! I’m in the process of financing my organic flower farm and I realize how powerful a tool photography is for the success of my business by capturing not only the farm activity and the community around it, but the beautiful flowers that will inspire my customers. From Georgia O’Keefe to Van Gogh to Floret, flowers are a massive creative inspiration! When I look at different flower farms’ social media, I see a direct correlation to the quality of photos to the engagement and success of that flower farm/designer’s business. Taking quick phone photos and posting them isn’t good enough. I’d really value being a part of this class. Thanks so much for the consideration!

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  39. Amara Bray on

    I’d love the course to help my blog and instagram accounts look a little brighter and more interesting. Thanks for keeping up on this blog! I love to read about your lovely life.

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  40. Angelina Norris on

    Hello Floret! This course would help me expand my photography business and ensure that my clients, florists included, get the best possible photos. Photography is a passion of mine and I feel this course would just help me hone in on how to bring the stills to life. I follow Floret and dream of having my own Flower Farm. Taking this course would give my clients the best possible experience, at home, on the Blog and everywhere in between. Fingers crossed!

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  41. Mj on

    I have an older but still nice camera that I just use the auto function on. All the rest is a mystery to me. I take pretty good photos with that, sometimes, but I know there is a vast world beyond that auto function. Maybe this class and a new camera would be the ticket.. Would love to learn how to capture my flowers in a good way on the fly! Usually those quick photos are a disaster.. bad light, bad background…

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  42. Rhonda Delaney on

    This would be an awesome gift for our oldest daughter. She has a terrific eye and love nature photography…plus she could start taking quality picture of our finished Reno, furniture and sundry projects! Thanks for the opportunity

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  43. Linnaea Meyer on

    I have always been a photojournalist in my own way. Taking leaps and bounds and making a big mirrorless camera purchase to up the quality and portray what I really see! Would love to expand my landscape and adventure photographer through this course!

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  44. Rory Weinberg on

    I’ve always loved photography but not had the time to really learn great technique. I would love to be able to share my floral arrangements, bouquets and gardens in their best light. This course would be a true gift.

    Thank you for the chance to win a spot!

    Rory Weinberg
    Poppies
    http://www.poppiesflowerdesign.com

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  45. lisa on

    i’ve gotten lazy and mostly use my phone to capture images these days. i have a fantastic camera and i miss her. i want to learn more about what she can do.

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  46. hutchinseb on

    I keep up with Floret on Instagram and was delighted to see this giveaway. Becoming a better amateur photographer was already on my next year’s goal list! I already have a digital SLR. Now I am looking for the best instruction I can find.
    [email protected]

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  47. Shannon on

    This would be great for me. I have a camera but have no clue what all the settings are. I’d love to be able to capture the everyday beauty around my farm. It would certainly help with marketing our small family farm too. Thanks Erin!

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  48. Jesalyn on

    I’m starting up my flower farm this year and have sadly hardly picked up my DSLR in so long it’s like a foreign object. I LOVE capturing photos of my flowers already but sadly use my phone way too much. I’d so appreciate the chance to get straight to the correct how-Tos to help my business off on the right foot from the start. Thanks so much for a chance to win a seat!! And thank you Erin for being so generous with all your knowledge.

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  49. Greta on

    Our small farm is progressing quickly and I would love to take better photos to capture all the changes. It’s especially hard to capture the beauty of our flowers, so I would love to learn how to photograph the arrangements that we make.

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  50. Nita on

    This would make a perfect birthday gift for my daughter, who wants to move to the next level in her farm and nature photography. She is self-taught and an e-course would help her get to the next level. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  51. Leah on

    Would really really help my first year flower farm Pisgah Flowers. Gaining the skills of being able to capture my little beauties and marketing more effective would be wonderful for my small business. Thank you! :)

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  52. Patty on

    I would love to learn how to use my Cannon G series camera to take better photos of my soon-to-be-born baby and create better blog posts as I begin maternity leave. I have always loved taking photos and this year I hope to have a garden full of flowers which I can shoot as well. Thanks for the generous give away!

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  53. Megan Burnside on

    I need this! ? I recently started my own floral design business in a small town. I hope to have something to set me apart from my established competition. So coming next season I plan to grow my own flowers for my weddings! I would love to be able to market my bouquets and my garden! Please help a girl that’s looking forward and dreaming dreams! ?

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  54. Denise Johnson on

    I am a small flower grower and I would love to take better photos. I need help! A recent photo of mine was described as blurred and having crazy eyes….not a good look. I am passionate about what I do and I would love that to show in my photographs. Thank you.

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  55. Betsy on

    There’s such a difference in having an eye for photography but then being able to execute on it. I’ve been told I have the eye, but I know I lack the skills! With two little ones at home, flowers all around, and living in an area of beauty, being able to capture all of this tastefully is one of my biggest wishes for 2016.

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  56. Leah Welcome on

    I have film and digital cameras that I’ve fallen out of touch with, and I’d love to get back into photography, but I’ve been feeling really intimidated and nervous about starting again. This year I’m hoping to be brave, pick my cameras back up, and get back into using photography as an outlet for my creativity and a way to see the world more beautifully. Fingers crossed!

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  57. Amy on

    I would love this! I really want to improve my photography just to better capture special moments and people in my life. I’m a nostalgic person and love having nice photos to look back on. :)

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  58. Tess on

    I would love this class for my best friend. She is an aspiring photographer with a similar asthletic to Erin. She would be over joyed to go!!
    Thank you!

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  59. Liz on

    What a beautiful opportunity! I would absolutely love the chance to learn the skills to capture my small organic farm. I grow cut flowers for my local farmers market. My partner and I have just transitioned to farming full time and we would greatly utilize the skills to photograph, market and communicate our vision and business to our local community! *Fingers crossed I’m one of the lucky ones!*

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  60. Alison on

    I would love to improve my photography skills for my website and social media. I’m already dedicated to sharing my work in floral design, there is always room for improvement! Thanks for considering me.

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  61. Elizabeth Ann on

    I want to capture mood the way that you do! Your photos (your husbands photos?) take my breath away. I know I can do that with my camera, I just need a little help.

    ps your flowers are simply the best

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  62. Amandine Bruneau on

    I’d love to do this course because I just recently took the leap and started my own landscaping and small floristry company in the very small country of Luxembourg, Europe. Next to all the challenges this new adventure brings me, capturing the beauty of nature or some work i did has been quite frustrating. I can see the beauty and composition in a gorgeous garden or in a flowerarrangement that is right in front of me but i can’t seem to capture it with a camera. There’s always something missing, or the light and focus are wrong or the colors don’t come out like they do in “reality”.I recently invested in a good camera but handeling it with all of it’s features makes it difficult to take the picture I want to. Using the right light,composition,focus…are things I would like to learn from this course so that I can brand my company they way I wish to. I am always in awe in front of your floret flowers pictures and keep asking me how to achieve that “look” because your photos are inspirational. Thank you very much for considering me and for offering 4 people this amazing opportunity. Happy holidays from Luxembourg

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  63. Meaghan Lemon on

    I’m am in the early stages of starting my own design business. Photography is such an important part of growing a brand. I am lacking in my photography skills and would be forever grateful for the opportunity to experience something so valuable.

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  64. Emily Carey on

    I would love to learn how to use my camera to take better pictures of my work!!!

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  65. Linda Deuschle on

    I turned 62 a couple of days ago,and know I need to use the gifts I have been given. Everyone says I have a good eye and take great pictures,but that is where I need to take it to the next level! I know there is so much more than my eye. Nature is my favorite thing to take pictures of, that and my precious grandson!

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  66. Mary Warner on

    I know this will be my most creative year yet as I am committing to making 2016 all about feeding the spirit. I write the website Coucou Home and the visual element is as important as the writing. I need a refresher and more inspiration after the last few years of soul-draining office work. I studied photography in high school and the passion is still there. I’m certain this course will fan the flames and connect with me with like-minded souls.

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  67. Janvier LaBarbera on

    I have heard wonderful things about your course and am dying to take it. Thank you for this opportunity to take better photos of my children and for a new project I’m working on.

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  68. Ali Briskey on

    As a designer I like to think that I have a unique artistic eye, but every photo I take tends to fall flat. Sure there are a select few that turn out, but I know that is just by chance! Just like the design techniques used in my floral work, I know that the beauty of photography has mechanics and basic elements of its own! In the new year I would love to be able to capture stills of my own work to help build my portfolio! Professional photographers are irreplaceable, but being able to add to the body of work would be incredible! Thank you for this opportunity and for spreading the word!

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  69. India on

    Hi there! I am embarking on a new chapter in life this upcoming New Year…Basically I have been working crazy hours this past year on freelance floral work, freelance hand lettering/ sign art and urban farming all while keeping my fun but tiring sign art day job at a trader joes grocery store. My freelance work finally is overtaking my day job and I have decided to quit my day job after almost 7 years in the making. I’m a little nervous but I believe focussing on my business is a smart move for my family and a needed change. I would love to take the eyes open photography course to further equip me and my business for taking on the New Year by storm! I would so appreciate any help. Thank you!!!

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  70. Alexandra on

    I’m a military spouse and just found out we’re moving (again). I’ve been thinking of getting more serious about photography since it’s a business that’s portable and would alleviate my job hunting duties every 2-3 years. Plus, military family reunions are probably the most heart-warming subject I could imagine.

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  71. Emily Henry on

    I’ve come to realize that quality photos are imperative to not only drumming up business but in educating the general public about the versatility, potential and downright elegance of local flowers. The next business investment is a good camera (it’s been on the list for multiple years) but honestly the learning curve involved has been daunting. I connect with Erin’s photography and would love to make the leap with her guidance! My mind is blown every day by these flowers and I want to visually share that as accurately as I can! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  72. Melissa on

    I’ve been taking photos for many years now. In fact I’d even planned on going to art school to major in photography before changing majors to education. Over the last couple of years I’ve really lost that creative part of myself to an extent and I would love to get it back. I would use these skills to not only create beautiful memories for others but also re-discover myself creatively.

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  73. Hart Berry on

    I gave birth to my first child in September. I enjoy photography on the side, and a handful of freshly cut blooms make me happier than just about anything in this world. I would love to advance my photography skills so I could capture my two growing loves side by side this Spring- my baby boy (Camp) alongside my small (but oh so happy) flower garden.

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  74. Thomas Broom-Hughes on

    I am a florist and love to take pictures of my flowers. I rely heavily on my IPhone to take pictures on a daily basis – I am wanting to learn more. I have a great camera, but no clue how to use it. I would love to have the opportunity to do this course, to develop my business further and catch the flowers I grow in a better way. Happy Holidays……

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  75. Corallina Breuer on

    What an exciting opportunity! I would love to win a place in this class. I am an aspiring photographer and long-time farmgirl and this would be a special chance to build skills I would be able to put directly to use for the incredible farm I work for. Next summer I will be the Crew Leader and a farmer with New Beat Farm, a horse-powered vegetable and flower farm in Maine. We are hoping to increase our social media presence and bring more photos to our website, especially of the flowers and arrangements. As a recent college graduate, I don’t currently have the means to afford a class such as this, but would love the chance to win a seat, learn from someone who’s photography work I so admire, and be able to put the learned skills directly to use to support the wonderful farmers I work with.

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  76. Jessie on

    Oh my goodness, I would LOVE to be able to capture my designs well in photographs! Such a wonderful skill to have!!

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  77. Kelly Mendenhall on

    I’m excited for this course! I’m hoping to really learn about lighting and positioning my arrangements to get the best shots possible next year. Any camera basics will be helpful too. Ready to be my own photographer and take my floral work to the next level.

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  78. Anne Anderson on

    I need this giveaway!!! I’m trying to get better at floral design and I am starting my own business called Blooma Flora! I have so much to learn and taking better pictures of flowers is just one of the things I want to tackle. This would be so helpful!!! I hope I win :)

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  79. Lorrie on

    So sorry to have posted twice…my error!

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  80. Lorrie on

    I’d love to win this course! My flower farm is still in the, ” can I really make this happen?” stage, but I’ve recently thought of some wonderful ways to use photography to hopefully inspire a love of flora, fauna, and gardening in others. Increasing my photography skills would help tremendously with this. Thanks for the possibility of winning this course, and hooray for whomever wins it!

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  81. Lorrie on

    I’d love to win this course! My flower farm is still in the, ” can I really make this happen?” stage, but I’ve recently thought of some wonderful ways to use photography to hopefully inspire a love of flora, fauna, and gardening in others. Increasing my photography skills would help tremendously with this. Thanks for the possibility of winning this course, and hooray for whoever wins it!

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  82. Mal on

    Recently, I have been using taking photos as a means to build gratitude in my life. One of my goals in the new year is to be more attentive of and appreciate the beauty around me. I plan to take (at least) one photo of something beautiful every day no matter how difficult the day is. The course would be an amazing opportunity to develop my artistic eye in my daily photo practice. Thank you so much for this generous opportunity!

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  83. April on

    I grew up on a 52-acre farm in Oregon, and it’s a great joy to take my three boys (ages 6, 5 and 2) back home to visit. Planting the garden each spring is always a family affair, this past summer we planted all of the flowers for my brother’s September wedding. One of the things I dream of is learning to take photographs of these amazing flowers (my mom and I are especially obsessed with dahlias) and of the farm that is now being enjoyed by a 3rd generation. The photography on your website is like visual eye candy, it would be a blessing to create images half as beautiful!

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  84. Kateljn on

    I am a victim of using my 6 year old DSLR on auto. Gasp!!! To imagine the possibilities of what it is capable of, with a little more knowledge, is amazing. It is the worst feeling when you cannot capture the beauty of what your eyes can see. This course would make that possible. Thanks for sharing!

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  85. Yelena on

    We are in the process of purchasing land in beautiful Bloomington, IN. On this land we’re hoping to build our home one day, as well as start a floral business. I would love to be able to capture the progress of our development in more than just pictures, but to be able to tell a story. To hopefully see our dream become a reality and then to share it with our future kids would be a true dream come true.

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  86. Hannah on

    After working on a flower farm last season, I’ve spent the winter building my skill set for freelancing (writing, editing, social media planning and organization), but would love to improve my photography skills. I’d love to move beyond just close up pictures of my favorite flowers!

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  87. Robin on

    I have always loved photography and nature.
    I was born profoundly deaf and my sense of vision has always been extrememly attentive, to compensate for my missing hearing.
    I love flowers, colors, shapes and shared friendships, and have long wanted to take a photography class to help tie my vision to improved camera abilities — thank you for this opportunity!

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  88. Yuliya on

    I am not good with technology, and would love this photography workshop to learn what I can do with my camera. I could improve my photography skills for when I take photographs of the places I travel, my garden, my home. It would be amazing to perfect my photography so I can share the beauty of my photos through social media.I hope I win this! Thanks for the opportunity! Merry Christmas!

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  89. Michael R on

    My wife and I would love to explore the art of photography with digital technology, she would love to be able to capture the beauty of our gardens and share if with the wourld through the internet.

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  90. Emily Sleadd on

    That looks like an amazing course! So rad that you’re helping people up their game!

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  91. Heidi on

    I’d love to be entered into the contest. I would love to learn to take better photos. I’m currently an iphone photographer but would love to start using a real camera. thanks

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  92. Anuzney on

    Looking through the eye of a camera can help capture the creative and subtle beauty of nature, especially flowers! Being a novice photographer, this course would help me gain new skills to improve the quality of the photos I take in order to better promote the flower farm I work for. The photos Erin takes are so beautiful and it would be a privilege to learn from her! Once I graduate high school, I would be eager to use my camera skills in a college environment and hopefully use these photography lesson to freeze the memories of summers past through the colors and petals of flowers.

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  93. Anuzney on

    Looking through the eye of a camera gives me the ability to capture the creative and subtle beauty of nature, especially flowers! Being a novice photographer, I hope to develop my skills in the upcoming year. This course would give me an exceptional opportunity! I would use these new skills to improve the quality of my photographs in order to promote the flowers at the local farm I work for. Once I graduate high school, I hope to utilize these skills in a college atmosphere and get more job opportunities in the photography industry!

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  94. Killoran Moore on

    I’m just starting up properly this year and while I have a camera, like you did, I struggle to get the photos I want. I need a website for this budding business! (It’d be a nice bonus to get better photos of the baby, too!)

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  95. Diane Miller on

    Website website website! I’m truly lagging behind. Sadly I don’t always capture some of my designs. Want to be camera ready for next years inaugural cutting garden. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  96. Susan on

    A few months ago, I stumbled upon your blog and I’ve been hooked ever since! What I like about your approach is not only do you grow great flowers, but you also spread joy and increase beauty in our world. That resonates with me because I see intensive farming as a form of activism. We have a small organic vegetable farm, but I am already preparing to enhance my flower production. I can grow things, but I definitely need to improve upon sharing the beauty of our farm with others. I think this course would really help- no more snapping photos of produce with my phone when I happen to think about it. Thanks for all you do!

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  97. Holly Claire on

    As a budding seasonal florist, I’ve come to realize that the successful cultivation of my business not only requires growing flowers and arranging them beautifully, but also the ability to document the process each step of the way. Accompanied by this realization, is the discovery that photographing flowers is not easy and requires a great deal of skill. A challenge I have happily accepted! Before floral design, photography was my first artistic love, and what a blessing it has been to feel that spark reignite. I remember the wholehearted bliss of spending hours upon hours in a dark room, alone with just my headphones and my images. A lot has changed in the process since then, including my focus (figuratively speaking ☺). Even though I often miss the magical emergence of lines and shadows brought forth by light and chemicals, I am enchanted by digital photography all the same. Channeling this fascination with an opportunity for formal instruction would propel my documentation skills to the next level. The more beauty I can capture through a lens, the more I will have to share with the world.

    Thank you again Floret, for your endless generosity in kindling the desire to learn.

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  98. Erika on

    the beginning of a new year is the perfect excuse to start something new. Learning to capture the process and magic of the floral world is a long due in my to do list. Now is the time to acquire this new skill.

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  99. Loretta Ball on

    I really need this class! 2016 will be my first full time flower farming season and I need to learn how to use my Nikon! Pictures really are worth a thousand words and they really boost your business. To keep up with Social Media I need to learn to take amazing pictures!

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  100. Sarah on

    Would love to take this class! Always moved by your photos and have been wanting to up my game. Just treated myself to a new camera, now I need to focus some time on figuring out how to use it both technically and expressively. Would love to share images of my design work. Thanks!

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  101. Corinne on

    I also feel intimidated by camera terminology, but LOVE documenting my farm and family with my SLR camera. This class would help me take it to the next level!

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  102. Kimberly Landis on

    I am new to the floral world, almost a year in with making flower arrangements. I would love to able to capture a picture of my designs so I can perfect them better. Also, I love photographing my nephew and niece. Having the knowledge of how to use my camera and lighting would make the best candid photos! Thank you for this opportunity!

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  103. Sherri Silverman on

    Flowers are one of my favorite subjects for painting and photography. I’d love some free e-instruction to improve my work in 2016. Thanks!

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  104. Shelley Yoshiwara on

    Learning to take better photographs is on the list of things I’d like to learn as I’m always trying to take the right and perfect flower picture with no clue of how to go about it!! I love your photos and am hoping to find floret flower goodies under the Christmas tree from Santa as that’s all that was on my list!! Merry Christmas looking forward to the first blooms of the year!! Shelley

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  105. Wendy on

    This e-course sounds amazing- I’ve been interested in it since you first mentioned it on Instagram! While I’m not a flower-farmer, I am a gramma who loves flowers and my grandkids and photographing both as much as possible. I would love to take my photographing skills to a higher level and as a result, share more pics with loved ones. Thanks so much for this fabulous opportunity!

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  106. Hillary on

    First, I have to say that I just got your calendar in the mail and it is so stunningly beautiful! Your flower photos always give me such a thrill!. A friend and I are trying to start a business and working on the website has made us painfully aware of how much harder it is to get good photographs than it looks. And also how important quality photos are to make a website/social media look professional and stand out. This course would help greatly in us moving forward with our dreams!

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  107. Heather on

    I’m definitely a “self-taught” photographer, and while I sometimes get lucky with a great shot, it would be nice to be more consistent. Not just for photos I use on my blog, but for other creative pursuits as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  108. Erin on

    I’m entering in hopes of winning a wonderful last minute gift for my fiancé. We have farmed together for the last 3 years as market and CSA farmers, with a small flower field. He has always encouraged me in my love of growing flowers. He even first tried to get my attention on the farm where we met by learning all the names of the flowers I was growing for markets. He currently does the Instagram account for the farm we work at and has a excellent eye. He loves sharing photos and information about what we grow, and this course would really boost his confidence!

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  109. Carolyn Thompson on

    I’m hoping to get a new SLR form Santa this Christmas (to replace my older temperamental one)….I’ve become lazy with the way I’m taking photos. Too easy to pull out the iPhone and snap. It does well in most cases but I need to up my game. I started my own farmer florist business a year ago & 2016 I need to get a website up and running using some polished photos so here is my chance to learn.

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  110. Carrie Schwab on

    I have an Etsy shop and I’m always looking for ways to improve my photography!

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  111. Julie on

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  112. Holly on

    I’d love to up my social media game! I’ve improved, and found that I really enjoy taking photos, but without much in the way of formal training, I feel like my photography can be pretty inconsistent.

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  113. Ginger S on

    I would like to create an online presence for my bouquet business, the main reason that I haven’t done that yet, apart from the lack of time, is that I haven’t been able to take photos that are “presentable” :( I would love to have some photography skills in my tool box so I would be one big step closer to showcasing my bouquet creations through the internet!

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  114. Maureen Wheeler on

    I have been working on recipes for 2 different cookbooks for over a year and now really need to master my photography skills so the pictures can be as enticing as the food is delicious!

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  115. Lisa on

    If I was lucky enough to win a spot in the give away, I’d gift it forward to my boss (and friend) Betsy who owns a flower shop in Portsmouth NH. It would be a win win situation- her growing interest in photography would be enhanced and my floral designs could be captured for the shops web site! Thank you!

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  116. Laurie Parkison on

    I would love to capture the sweet little moments where my granddaughter is toddling through my garden, smelling the flowers and picking the strawberries. It seems a perfect setting for pictures, and yet, I have a hard time with managing focus and lighting. It would be so wonderful to get a better understanding of how my camera works!

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  117. Emily on

    If I could tell you how many photos I’ve taken of my garden, flowers, arrangements and my products over the last 35 years…well literally it’s thousands!!! Do you know how many of those I consider good shots? I don’t think it’s even 1%. I try for the perfect natural light, I stage and style what I think is a beautiful composition….”That’s got to be the perfect shot” I think and still it never comes out the way I see it thru my lens. It’s funny because years ago I went to England to see many of the public gardens and used my old, low resolution camera and all of my shots were good! (The photos were just for my own pleasure and I took hundreds!) Now that I have a new, pretty good camera and I need good shots for promoting my business, well, I suck! I need help in the worst way :-)

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  118. Michelle Maas on

    I have a 17 year old & a 13 year old. I know I only have a few years left to capture the best of their childhood! I would use the skills I learn to do just that❤️.

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  119. Erica on

    I graduated holistic nutrition school and I’m trying to launch starting a small, natural botanicals company. This would be amazing for sharpening my skills for the nutrition and herbalism website I’m working on, as well as shooting my products! Thanks! :)

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  120. Laura on

    The course sounds wonderful! Photography has been a hobby of mine for years. I’ve had the idea to make/sell greeting cards on Etsy but don’t know that I am good enough to sell my photos. I think the class would give me the confidence to do something more with my photos.

    Thanks for the giveaway/discount! Hope you have a happy Christmas and wonderful New Year! :)

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  121. Sarah Barkhouse on

    Each year my flower farming and bouquet making skills improve, but my photography skills remain stagnent. It’s disappionting when I craft a bouquet that I’m really proud of and really works but the photos I have do it no justice. I’ve been planning to enroll in this course since I’ve learned of it from Floret and have faith it’s just what I need to be able to share the essential beauty of the flowers and my arrangements. Thanks for the opportunity for a free spot and/or break on the course! Happy Holidays Floret folks!

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  122. Kimberly Landis on

    Hello! I am new to the floral world, about a year in. I would love to be able to take a better picture of my designs, that way I can critique them, and improve myself. I also love taking candid photos of my nephew and niece, so having the better knowledge of photography would help me get the greatest pictures of them, and to learn how to use my camera properly would be amazing! Thank you so much for this opportunity!! -Kimberly

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  123. Bash & Bloom on

    I just bought myself a new camera after being without one for years! I would love to take the course as a refresher so I can create beautiful images of my work and not have to rely on event photographers.

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  124. Judy Cumming on

    Always eager to learn up-to-date photography techniques.

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  125. Cheryl on

    My goal has been to learn how to use my camera. I know little, but not much. Mainly I need to know how to take good pictures of my three year old and new baby due in April. With kids, sometimes you only get one chance to get the good shot. Fingers crossed.

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  126. flora brown on

    I’ve been planning to sign up for this course since I heard about it from Floret last year. I really hope to improve my photo skills with my SLR camera I received when I had my first child 6 years ago. (Great idea, but what new mom has the time/energy to learn how to use a totally new-to-her camera? Not me.) Anyway, now I would like (and need to) take awesome photos of our farm fields, our flowers, and food, to share online and in our print material. Would love to win this!

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  127. Amy Beausir on

    Would be an amazing boost to enhance my portfolio of my urban flower farm & wedding flower pics for social media as my marketing budget is 0. I use relationship building by gifting flowers and that is one advantage we flower growers have to be able to spread beauty one bucket at a time. Thanks for offering these fun incentives for your flowering fans.

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  128. Allison on

    I am just beginning my flower farming adventure and am trying to hone my skills for marketing and creative purposes. It is so challenging for to get good shots of my flowers. The images just never do them justice! Thanks for the great opportunity!

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  129. Angela Fields on

    These first few months of relative quiet after a busy floral design season has given me the opportunity to look back over the photos I captured all season, mostly on my iPhone. I would LOVE, LOVE to take part in this course to further my abilities and to learn more about lighting, angles and general camera settings. I love cataloging my work as much as designing it sometimes and I really want to take stellar photos! Photographing florals is such a unique challenge and I would be so grateful to learn more from Erin.
    Thank you! Happy holidays!

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  130. Molly Bengtson on

    What an opportunity this would be!!! I would love to be able to capture the beauty of our flowers in the field and in arrangements. As a fledgling photographer I struggle to balance the settings on my camera to achieve pictures that I am proud to share on social media.

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  131. Faith Gordon on

    While I don’t have a professional farm or really farm at all (except for a few flowers in my yard) I am a photographer. By nature and heart and by passion and pursuement. I would love to be chosen to take the course online to expand my photography skills. I want to be able to capture the tiniest patch of moss or the buds and blossoms of the spring. I want to be able to capture moments in time that will make people stop and think and compel their emotions. I’d take this course not only for myself to expand my business and grow a business that I am proud of within the next year, but I want to really be able to use my photography so that way others may enjoy small moments that are captured and then lost in time forever. I want to capture moments of light and love that people can return to time and time again and always remember a beautiful memory.

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  132. Cathy Keller on

    My fiancé and I just survived the roughest farming year taking over a hobby farm and turning it into a business. We recently expanded to flowers, which has been a huge joy. My fiancé is the photographer of the farm and even got three pictures in a buy fresh, buy local promo calendar for the Shenandoah Valley but doesn’t have any formal training-just a great eye. I think this would really help his amp up his skills

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  133. alison bockelie on

    flowers and photography are my two most favorite things! I started a lovely raise garden last summer and I’m adding another to grow more flowers this next year! I’m trying to
    learn how to use my digital camera I’ve had for two years, I’ve taken a class but would love to take this one it just seems like it would give me the inspiration I need to get going and do some creative things! ???

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  134. KaCee Shepherd on

    Last year I grew my first flower garden and only utilized my phone to take pictures because my big camera intimidates me! I would love to put my camera to use by taking beautiful shots of next year’s bounty for personal use and social media.

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  135. anonymouse on

    I would love to win this e-course. I think it might be the push I need to finally start taking decent photos of my artwork so I can feel more confident about sharing it online.

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  136. pam on

    My new year will start with a sustainable farming class so I can fully understand farm development and design as I get started in flower farming. I would love to document it for others, to give back like Erin and so many others in the industry do.

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  137. Emily on

    I would love to learn more about photography. What a wonderful giveaway. Merry Christmas!

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  138. Stefanie H. on

    Oh how my pictures do my flowers no justice! I neeeeed to improve my photo taking abilities and learn about lighting and how to adjust a camera to make their beauty shine! Appreciate you all at Floret!!!

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  139. Judy on

    I’m just starting a blog with my sister and my photography skills need some honing.

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  140. Pauline on

    Thank you so much, Erin, for this giveaway. I am a flower grower and gardener but also a mother of 4. I would love to do this online photography course because I would be able to do it from my home, and in my own time. I love your photographs and hope to be able to document my flowers in the same beautiful way some day.

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  141. Amelia on

    The nitty-gritty details of photography can be so overwhelming. Actually understanding what I’m doing when taking photos (and improving the type of photos I take!) would be wonderful.

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  142. Kailla on

    I love photos of my flowers taken by professional photographers – but no one sees my flowers quite the way I do. I want to learn to photograph my arrangements the way they feel to me. Thanks for this opportunity! Cheers to you and your team.

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  143. Shelley Bergman on

    Thank you so much… such a generous offer.
    If I was to win I would love to capture moments shared with my new grandson. He Is 7 months old and so interested in everything around him. Would be so great to be able to preserve these special firsts for him and all of us to. Of course I also have a flower farm in New Zealand and would love to learn how to take photographs like you do.
    Merry Christmas.

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  144. Wendy on

    I’d love to use my dslr more and stop relying on auto for everything. I’d love to be able to take some decent photos of my son and family.

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  145. Jessica Weatherford on

    My husband and I bought a Cannon Rebel on our honeymoon 4 1/2 years ago and we love it but don’t use it often. It would be wonderful to really learn how to use it, especially to capture flowers in their true glory! Thanks for offering this opportunity!

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  146. Alison Ross on

    This blog is an inspiration, over the past year I have been developing my business as a designer, illustrator, and sculptor. Though photography is so very necessary to creating a strong brand, funds are a little limited in the entrepreneurial world, this course would be a wonderful step in developing a better eye for shooting and editing. Thanks for the opportunity and keep inspiring!

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  147. Sophie on

    I’ve had this class on my list since taking your workshop! This year I want to get better at stopping in the midst of flower craziness (and kid craziness too) and capturing some of the beauty so I can savor it a little! Also trying to beef up my portfolio, website and social media game ?

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  148. Kirstin West on

    Goodness, what couldn’t I use this course for. When it comes to photos for my business I tend to rely on the photographers shooting weddings for great photos. I’d love to be able to shoot all of my products with greater confidence and take more pride in the photos I put on social media. Plus I will finally bid my unprofessional cell phone pics farewell! I’m ready to clean up my act. Haha. Show people that what I am making is beautiful and worth them taking a second look at through some cleaner, more professional looking photos. Time for a change.

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  149. Daniella on

    I love photography and it’s a hobby of mine, particularly landscape/outdoor photography. I recently upgraded my dslr and I’d love to hone my skills. I’d also love to learn more about taking good portraits because I have lots of family members (especially nieces and nephews) and one of my goals for this year is to take more family pictures.

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  150. Michèle on

    I was just (this very morning!) looking for an online photography course. I’ve more or less stopped taking photos in the last few years and would love to take it up again and continue to document our life as well as my pots and paintings. I’ve been a stay at home mom for the last 8 years and 2016 is the year I start working again!

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  151. Mallory on

    There will be much to celebrate and much to capture in 2016 — As I look forward to the birth of my sister’s child (my first time being an aunt!) and the launch of my cut flower business, I already feel the urge to document and share the goodness to come. Blessings, M

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  152. Katie on

    What an amazing opportunity, thank you Erin! Next year I am planning to document all the different flowers I grow with photos and this course would provide some invaluable skills for tackling that process.

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  153. Alison on

    I’ve been wanting to take this course for so long! Photography skills are so important for small business owners in today’s world of social media.

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  154. Rebecca Uhlmann on

    I’ll often create something really lovely with flowers, only to be let down by my poor photography skills. It’s frustrating because the image doesn’t reflect the work! I would love to take this course, I think my photography is the one thing that has been holding me back.

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  155. elizabeth on

    This course would be a great opportunity to develop photography skills for my plant nursery business, and capturing pictures of natures wonders.

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  156. Jillian on

    I’d love to be able to take better pictures of my flowers, to show them at their best. I’d love to teach my kids some photography skills, too.

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  157. Karen on

    I would love to encourage my teenage daughter to make more use of her camera in my garden and around the farm. We have so much photographic material available right at our doorstep!

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  158. Ashley Wood on

    I’m hoping to use the course and photography as a creative outlet. Plus, I plan to start a hand-lettering/calligraphy business in 2016–better skills would elevate the photography of my products!

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  159. Donna Lee on

    I used to have a blog, and decided to start another. I’ve been a photography enthusiast for several years, and want to step up my game. This course would be the perfect Christmas gift for me.

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  160. sharon weatherly on

    I have been interested in photography and learning more about how to make the most of my camera. I would love to take this class so I could better myself in all areas. In the new year
    I plan to start a new blog with all my farm pictures and this would help me with that so much.
    thanks for your generous offer it would be an honor to win one of the spots.

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  161. Ann Hetzler on

    I have been taking photos for a long time and come from a snap-happy family. This past year I stepped up by game by investing in my first dSLR and love it. I concentrate on capturing the details of life – my cats, my crafts, my garden, my travels. I’m still struggling with exposure and ISO and white balance, etc – I would love to learn how to make putting this all together less of a challenge and focus on telling stories with my photos.

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  162. Annette on

    Having reached midlife, I find myself completely starting over from scratch. I need a new focus. May the view through my lens lead me onward. Thank You!

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  163. Kathy Lynn Flower Photography on

    I work at a family owned flower farm in the Agricultural Reserve in Laytonsville, Maryland and that is where I take the majority of my photos. I am surrounded by so much beauty, not only in the flowers but also in the ever-changing colors and lighting in the gardens! My photos are mostly of flowers from farms in Maryland and also of vegetables from farmers markets in Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, DC. I try to shoot only pictures of flowers that are locally grown. This would be a fabulous course to take, use what I learn in my photography business, and teach others at the flower farm. The best part would be to take even more dreamier photos of all the flowers but especially the Cafe au Lait Dahlias! Shop/buy local!

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  164. Kristin O'Neil on

    I welcomed my second little one in the Spring and have since taken a hiatus from my floral design business. While I love being home with the kids, I ache for something to fill the temporary creative hole I have in my day-to-day life. My camera has been a great outlet and I’d love to hone my skills to better capture my family, gardens, and community!

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  165. Sally Knight on

    I have a Nikon that I use for taking photos of our farm but I am a point a shoot and hope for the best type of photographer. I would love to learn how to really take some amazing photos that help capture what we do in just one picture.

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  166. Anna Mather on

    My flower farm is a seedling still, but I have spent the last 12 months getting stuck into what is known as ‘on the job learning,’ to supplement this I am attending college 1 day a week in Horticulture, volunteering at a flower shop to gain confidence in floristry and next is to learn how to capture the beautiful moments throughout my new life on film. I would love to be able to share the treats I am experiencing through flowers. For instance my first ever delivery last week to a lady whose son had bought her a boutique of flowers for her birthday. Reminded me why I want to grow flowers and what they mean, please help me capture those moments!!

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  167. Loren on

    My husband and I treated ourselves to a new camera this Christmas and this would be the perfect accompaniment! We are expanding our backyard garden to an acre of land this year and I am looking forward to documenting it. Some new photo skills would be a great plus!

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  168. Amberle Evans on

    I’m starting a new career direction where I’ll be writing stories and doing other various creative design work (all of which will include a whole lot of photography) around the concept of being vs. doing your life, being present, being true to your self etc… There will be books for children, adults and just some really nice meaningful things I’ll have created and designed. I have an awesome camera but I really need to hone my skills in order to help make this a reality. This type of course, delivered this way, would be invaluable to me.

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  169. Estefania on

    This is so exciting! Thank you for the opportunity and for letting us know about this e-course. I would love a chance to have a place at the creative photo class because I recently started a website/blog to share with the world what I do. As you probably know images are a wonderful supplement to websites and I keep wanting to capture my own images that would complement the articles I post and to build my profile. In addition I would love to learn these skills before I visit floret farm next summer for the farmer and florist intensive courses in order to take some exquisite photos of this marvelous opportunity. :) Thank you, much love and happy Holidays!

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  170. Alessandra Nolasco on

    My husband has a great camera … I grow flowers on my allotment and I also work in a very beautiful and productive flower farm in the UK that loves Floret… I always feel that my photographs don’t make justice to the flowers or my effort on arranging them…Lots of what I do is done alone and after all the hard work I want to photograph it well and share it with like minded folks! Fingers crossed?!

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  171. Janis Harris on

    Me me me please!!! I want to learn to use my camera more than auto mode. And I will use my new skills at your course in September!!!

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  172. Meghan Moorlach on

    I recently got my first DSLR this summer and I would love to learn how to use it better!

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  173. Tanya on

    I’ve just received my business license in my town and would like to learn more about how to best photograph the arrangements I’ve made to create a portfolio.
    Thank you for providing your followers so many opportunities!

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  174. LindaQ on

    Every time you talk about this course I think immediately of my sister-in-law. She has been trying to kick off a photography business, does take beautiful pictures and I think that this course would give her the self-confidence boost we all need from time to time. In return I could get her to take pictures at the farm for the Instagram page my girls are trying to get going…

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  175. Martha Reed on

    What a great idea to mix flowers and photography! I am in the process of setting up my first website and it has made me realize that it would be better if I was a better writer AND photographer! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  176. Kyler McPherson on

    My wife and I just splurged on a new camera to take our tiny flower farm to the next level! Now we just need to learn to use it… I have planned to take this course for quite some time, but I just haven’t taken the plunge yet. I tell myself that I would like to take the course during the growing season so we have lots of flowers to take pictures of, but that is also when we have the least amount of time to devote to the class. If I was to win this giveaway it would give me that nudge I need to buckle down and find time to learn all about this new camera. As always thank you for your generous sharing of knowledge :)

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  177. kate swift on

    I’m getting a new camera for christmas! Well, actually my son is getting a new camera but I can borrow it. I’ve never been good at taking pics and, with social media becoming more and more important, I would love to be able to show my customers all of the beautiful flowers we grow.

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