We are under way…

The first assignment has been posted, the first virtual class has been held, the questions have started to pour in, and people are all excited… that means that we are underway for the fall 2011 workshop. It’s been great to meet all the new students for this workshop, and to catch up with some returning alumni.

We have photographers in different time zones across north america and from different countries around the world. I have to say this is the fascinating wonderful thing about doing an online workshop… the easy access for people from every corner of the earth. It helps to build a global community of light loving photographers – who sometimes get together in real life.

Like Sunny, Val and Breeze did recently.

This from Sunny Wright “At the end of our light workshop, we all felt so refreshed and inspired, that a few of us got together for a fun little shoot. We had MANY theme ideas but we decided to go with Prairie Girls. After 2 hours in the car to a meeting place, the lovely Val Spring, amazing Breeze Floyd and myself enjoyed the last hour of light with our lovelies. They were like long lost prairie girl friends and had a blast. So did we! Thanks for inspiring us Detra!”

We look forward to more inspiring shares with past, current and future students. Well done ladies… magnificent work.


Fall 2011 Contest Winners

Oh my… you guys really rocked it out and submitted the most amazing images – we can’t say that enough. they were truly truly A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. It was a tough decision but we are pleased to announce the winners for the contest for the Fall 2011 Workshop Starting on Monday the 26th of September.

1st place

2nd place –

3rd place


AND as an added bonus…

And for wonderful alumni students

Congratulations everyone, truly the most amazing, stunning images from everyone. Places are very limited, register asap using THIS LINK

Looking forward to seeing you all next week.
the finding the light team.

“Interpretation” {Announcing Fall 2011 Contest}.

It’s that time of year …. The Fall Workshop Contest !! Don’t miss out !!!! The theme for the fall contest “”Interpretation”

“in·ter·pre·ta·tion- an explanation of the meaning of another’s artistic or creative work; an elucidation: an interpretation of a poem”


You will pick one of the following three quotes and interpret the meaning into a photograph!

“I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.”
~Gustave Flaubert

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.”
~e. e. cummings

“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.”
~Elizabeth Lawrence

Grand prize – Free spot in the fall workshop
2nd place- Half off
3rd place – $150.00 off

All entries posted on my blog that are not in the top three will get 75.00 off the full participant workshop fee.( Can not be combined with any other discounts and is subject to availability)

Send in your entry to ftlentries@yahoo.com and please use your name in the subject line (this email is only for the contest entries, all other emails please send to thelightworkshop@yahoo.com)

1. Include an image that represents the theme
2. Your image must have a person in it.
3. It must of been taken with in the last 3 months!
4. Only one image submission per person.
5. Please put your name on the image itself
6. Taken with natural light
7. You must put your quote on the image or in the email !!

Remember it’s about getting creative!
Must be submitted by September 14th!

Winners will be announced September 20th by midnight eastern time~ I will post it on the Finding the Light Facebook page and blog!!

The Facebook page is some what new, so please join our page and show us some love! We would also appreciate if you share the contest on your page or blog!

*can not be combined with any other offer and subject to availability*