During the holidays is a time that many families take photos to capture the special moments. So I could not help but think of the tips that I learned from a talk I went to by photographer (and mom) Merakoh last year. Her site Refuse to Say Cheese has lots of hints and tips on photography, including capturing the story while taking photos of kids and families. An exciting project she is working on is called "Soar Scholarships": "The SOAR! Scholarship helps three women each year to make their dream of building a photography business come true."
The 2010 winners will be announced mid-January so check back to the Soar website to see who they are. Here is more info from the press release:
In mid-January we announce the three winners and begin their next 12 months of self discovery, empowerment and support to building a business that will last. The scholarship recipients will receive camera gear from Sony, beautiful websites and blogs from SmugMug, designed by Fast Line Media! They will also receive software from Adobe that makes their life of photo processing easier. The women will not only be mentored by me and Brian but other industry leaders such as Jeff Jochum, CEO of Me Ra Koh Media, as well as receive monthly, individual, business coaching sessions from my former business coaches at the The Wisdom Connection. Every SOAR! partner that you see on the Partner page is here to empower our three recipients to go for their dreams.
Review the SOAR! website–lots of juicy details! Visit the forum and meet new friends who are preparing to take flight or already flying! This scholarship is about giving you the break you’ve been praying for!
SOAR! is about understanding the wind that lifts us. SOAR! is about having the courage to believe our dreams were given to us for a reason. SOAR! is about climbing swiftly and powerfully! SOAR! is about helping you jump, take flight, and believe that you can not only learn to fly but SOAR!