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FREE Webinar: Building Balance

Posted by on March 25, 2014 with 2 Comments

Free Balance Webinar
Why is life so busy?
 


Why is it that we say yes instead of no?

Why do we collapse into bed at the end of the day,  feeling as though we have accomplished so little and yet we never stopped moving?

How could I have let this happen? 


And the real question is, ‘how do I begin to gain control and live the life I’ve imagined’?
 
Over and over, through so many different experiences with amazing women, I have felt a deep desire to talk about this sensitive and vital topic.


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Join Us Live this Friday for this Free Webinar: ‘BUILDING BALANCE’ 

I’ve been thinking about, dreaming about and preparing for this webinar for over a year. This training is the most personal of all the trainings I’ve ever offered and I believe it’s possibly the most important one too. On Friday I’m going to openly share what I’ve learned so far. I’m definitely still a work in progress, but I’ve also had enough conversations with wonderful,  driven women who feel trapped. The thing is…I know what that feels like, I was there and now I want to share how I came out of it.


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 –  How to let go of perfection and re-frame your perception.


- The truth about my breaking point and how I dug my way out of guilt and exhaustion.

- The exact steps that gave me my life back and (to my surprise) increased my income!

- Dozens of simple-to-start ideas that can give you big results.

- Leah’s favorite five books on balance and growth.

- The biggest mistakes that take keep us from balance and how to avoid them.

- The key to staying balanced

- Leah’s favorite strategies for creating a happy marriage & home life.





PLUS THE INSTANT QUICK START GUIDE DOWNLOAD!  Did I tell you about that!?!  You may not feel like you can even wait till Friday to start taking back control of your life, so I’ve created something to get you started immediately! As soon as you click to register, you’ll get access to the THE QUICK START GUIDE TO BUILDING BALANCE!

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Friday, March 28th 10am PT / 1pm ET (Click for your time zone)



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I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Plastic Bag Technique: Creating Haze in Camera

Posted by on March 19, 2014 with 0 Comments

My favorite thing about The Thriving Photographer™ is the people who are a part of it!  Inside our private groups, they are always helping each other by talking about their own experiences. Recently Mandy Hough of  Hello Sweetheart Portraiture (who’s hair I’m obsessed with!!) posted in our group about the ‘bag technique’ she’d recently tried and her result.  I was so inspired by Mandy that I asked if we could showcase her and her plastic baggy trick here too!

Mandy photographed the images below using a Nikon D600 & a 35 1.4 lens. She positioned her models in order to have her subjects backlit at golden hour. BTW – Have you tried the app Magic Hour? It tells you when that dreamy shooting time is coming! Okay! Back to this tutorial! She first used a zip lock baggie colored with red sharpie with the bottom torn out.  I ‘m sure you’ll agree, the effects of this common household item is really dreamy and so worth trying yourself!



Photogrpahy Tutorial:  Plastic Baggie Haze Technique
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Next Mandy decided to try a lacy ribbon around the lens, so she stapled a sparkly, gold ribbon into a circle and placed it around her lens.  The photo of the vintage Argoflex on her bookshelf is with the gold-shimmer ribbon. She noticed the ribbon made a really cool hazy effect, but didn’t pick up as much of the sparkle as she was expecting.

Wrapping Lace around the lens for a hazy vignette

Mandy shared that the effect works best with a wide aperture, so with all of these photos she was wide open at f/1.4. Practice in your home with soft, window light & I think you will find it also creates a soft glow and haze. I hope this gets your wheels spinning  and that you take it a step further and consider what you might have laying around your home or studio that you can incorporate into your next session to create a different feel to your images.

Thank you so much Mandy for sharing your insights!
Take a minute and jump over to Mandy’s Facebook Page and SAY THANK YOU TOO! 







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I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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The Right Circle of Influence

Posted by on March 17, 2014 with 0 Comments

Monday Motivation from Go4ProPhotos.com
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I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Favorite Apps of Professional Photogaphers

Posted by on March 12, 2014 with 3 Comments

These days there are Apps galore…seriously you can get an app for just about anything. Although apps can make your business and life run more smoothly and other times you can just get overwhelmed by all the choices. So we polled our Thriving Photographer community to see what their favorite apps were! There were so many awesome apps (we’d never even heard of half of them) hut here’s a few to get you started and we’ll follow up with more soon. Most are for their business but don’t worry we will share a few apps that are just plain fun!


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Favorite Photo biz apps

Idie Atencio lives in Salt Lake City, Utah  


Favorite apps for photographers2Brooke Roundy lives in Cedar Hills, Utah


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Sarah Sunstrom lives in Geneseo, Illinois 

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Anna Dobrenski lives in Portola Valley, California


Favorite Photo biz apps6Chrissy Winchester lives in Huntersville, North Carolina


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Sharon McMahon live in Duluth, Minnesota




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I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Dear Self

Posted by on March 10, 2014 with 0 Comments

Monday Motivation from Go4ProPhotos.com
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Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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A balance between contentment and ambition

Posted by on March 5, 2014 with 0 Comments

Of course there is always more we want to do / be / have / accomplish / it goes on and on…and on. But I believe that the real trick, is in finding what I like to call, optimistic contentment.  What I mean is that while you still have dreams, goals and ambitions (I don’t think we should ever stop having those!) that we also find contentment in who we currently are, instead of believing the lie that we could be content if we only could get to “there”.  

“There” is like a mirage, the closer you get the further out it appears.

“You, being yourself, helps others be themselves. Because you recognize your own uniqueness you will not need to dominate others, nor cringe before them.” – Jane Roberts

So what is good in your life today? What is worth your contentment and gratitude? 

To cultivate more optimistic contentment in my own life I keep a journal…it’s simple, it doesn’t take much time. But the two most important components of it are to answer these two questions: 


1. What act of service have I done to make someone else’s day better? 

2. What positive thing happened to me today? 

Knowing that I have to answer these two questions each day makes me aware of the good. It helps me to be looking for how people are touching my life in positive ways and it get’s me excited to have that same effect on someone else. 

In all this focus on getting, are we missing the opportunity to see how much we already have? 

Optimisitic Contentment
Source: Lilypad

 

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Be Strong

Posted by on March 3, 2014 with 0 Comments


Monday Motivation from Go4ProPhotos.com
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I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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