Blogtember | Monday, September 16: Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn’t necessarily need to be romantic.)
Today I have some pretty big news but cannot begin to talk about it without saying thank you. Thank you to so many of you who have been influential in my life and my journey in the last several years. With out your inspiration, motivation, and encouragement I would not be on this new path that I embark. It is with my whole heart that I write this public letter of gratitude and reflection.
Pictured with amazing supporters of my photography journey, most importantly my husband Ryan.
I have to start with my family. Thank you to my parents for encouraging me in my creative endeavors. For the number of cameras, rolls of film, and editing software you supplied me with while growing up at home. Thank you to my dad, watching down from heaven, who got me my first really nice camera after the birth of my first son. Thank you to my husband for encouraging my interests in photography and getting me my first DSLR that began it all. Thank you Ryan for letting me explore my passions.
To my expat & model friend Leigh who brought me back Penguin biscuits from England before we ever met and who I have photographed on many occasions in Hawaii and England.
You have always been so amazing to my family and I am better for knowing you.
Thank you to my fellow photography enthusiasts in the Hawaii military wives community. As a self taught photographer I really appreciate all the guidance and for answering any questions I had when I first started using my DSLR. Thank you to my good friends who let me practice and were models for me while I honed my skills with the camera.
Liisa and Melissa whose art I adore and friendship I cherish. I miss working with you both!
Thank you to my friends that I met in Hawaii who sparked my creativity passions in photography. The painters, the illustrators, and artists who encouraged me to continue in my art. Thank you to my models and my team of make up artists who brought to life my creative vision for my first ever photography exhibit. It was the one photo shoot that began them all. Thank you to all the models, stylists, make up artists, and assistants that I worked with there after. I could not have asked for a more amazing group of people to have worked with during my time in Hawaii. It was never work and you all became like family to me. Thank you for taking confidence in me and encouraging me with each click of my camera. Thank you to all the other photographers who treated me like their sister, teaching me and advising me in my work. When it came to moving away from Hawaii at my last photography exhibit, I was blown away by the turnout and all the support. I may have left the island but a piece of my heart will always remain with you.
At the magazine launch for my first photos published!
Thank you to all those who were apart of my work being published in magazines, newspapers, and online publications in both my photography and my work as a hairstylist & make up artist. Thank you for your belief in me. It has been an honour to be a part of something so much bigger than me. Thank you also to all those who I look up to as mentors who have taken time to correspond with me in person and online. It really has meant so much to be able to have such creative and motivated people in my field who find success doing what they love. The fact that you have taken time to encourage me in my passions still means so much to me today.
|Thank you Hudson for being my cheerleader and friend and hooking a girl up when I needed help.
Thank you to all all those I worked with in the fashion world. From the runways of Oahu, to Tucson Fashion week on the mainland, and Bristol Fashion week here in the UK. I have really enjoyed being able to be apart of the fashion community. Thank you for the encouragement of all the fashion bloggers here in the UK and for welcoming me as I left the US. Thank you to all my readers here on A Compass Rose. You live all over the world and make me feel so connected and included in this blogosphere. Thank you for all your support, your love, encouragement and kind words on my photography and posts. I started blogging every day to give myself consistency in a nomadic life but I found out I return every day because of you. You are so welcoming and so loving that it is hard to fathom that there is a form of distance by miles between us. Thank you for following along on my journey as a photographer living the ex-pat life.
To the fashion & photography community in Hawaii you will always be my Ohana!
(pictured above in black and the long blonde wig)
THE BIG NEWS
FROM BONNIE ROSE
It is with much excitement I announce some really big news. I began Bonnie Rose Photography in the winter of 2007 and have been blessed with many great opportunities since that time. This Autumn I embark on a new path with BRP and look forward to being able to give back to the photography world that has continued to inspire and motivate.
B.Lux Photography Courses
What’s in a Name?
Exposure is the amount of light allowed in when taking a photograph and is measured in lux, a unit of illuminance. I thought it only fitting to use this term as I shed light on subjects within the online BRP photography courses.
The first course of B.Lux to set to begin in October. Soon after and throughout 2014 it will be joined by a number of other courses already in the planning stages. The first course is entitled B.In Focus and the other courses have similar names with photography terms.
B. In Focus
In this course you will learn how to switch from automatic settings in your camera and to rely on your new knowledge of manual. The course is geared towards beginners who have only shot in auto and intermediate photographers who want a refresher to gain more confidence and skill in using manual settings. To take the course you need a camera that can shoot in manual settings, be it a point & shoot camera or a DSLR.
It is a four week course, with freedom to go at your own pace throughout. It is structured into four week segments that include a lesson, an assignment, and quiz at the end of each section. Lessons will include text, images, videos, and mashups with 60% of the course being taught in video lectures.
You should take this course if you do not feel comfortable relying on manual when wanting to get the shot you want, or often switch back to auto when using your camera. By taking this course you will build the foundation to get your camera to do what you want it to do in manual. Though not required, this course is a recommended prerequisite for the next six photography courses that will be included in the B.Lux series.
Ready to take part in B.Lux?
Thank you for reading about the official announcement! I know you will probably have many questions. Do not worry much more is to come in the next two weeks. Stay tuned for more information about B.Lux photography courses from Bonnie Rose Photography. More information on how to register, price, and number of openings available will be announced soon. To make sure you do not miss out you can follow along on Bloglovin’
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Q: Are you ready for B.Lux?
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