"It is up to you to see the beauty of everyday things."
Over the past four weeks, I joined many talented artists and photographers in Ginger Unzueta's, Everyday Beauty class at Bloom. I have been a long time fan of Ginger, but I truly didn't know what to expect for this class. I went in with an open mind, but also with a feeling of fear, comparison and negativity. I don't know where I "fit" into these classes. I think I always worry about being judged, or not good enough or bad or wrong or whatever. But Ginger's class.....it opened my heart and soul and helped heal those feelings of comparison, negativity and fear. Most importantly, it allowed me to see the beauty of my everyday.
One of the main points I took away from Ginger's class was to let go of feeling like I had to make a perfect shot. Over the four weeks I didn't really worry about composition or lighting or being technically "correct" when it came to shooting. I just captured our life and I found that the images and moments and BEAUTY came without even trying. It was like I finally let my guard down and could see the beautiful world around me.
The images I captured during this class will probably go down as my very favorite ever. They are real and honest...and us.
Ginger's class also includes a daily journaling prompt that helped me open my eyes and heart and taught me so much about myself personally, as well as how I wanted to grow.
I am so humbled to have been a part of this class with so many other talented people, especially Ginger. She's a slice of heaven and I seriously cannot thank her enough for an amazing class. If you feel "stuck" or frustrated, fearful of failure or not being good enough, or maybe you just want to have a good reminder to seek the beauty in your life, then I couldn't recommend Ginger's class more. This class is so much more than just the technical side of shooting. It will touch you on a personal level and will help you grow in so many directions.