The Jealous Crumpet

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Photography Lessons with TBEX


This week my hometown of Huntsville, AL is hosting TBEX (Travel Bloggers Expo), a group of professional travel bloggers coming together to explore a new destination, listen to speakers and make connections. I was one of the lucky few that got to attend a Travelography Workshop with esteemed travel photographer Ajay Sood at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. It was an amazing workshop and I won’t do the disservice of giving away all of Ajay’s secrets (take a workshop with him, you won’t regret it), but here are two assignments he gave us in the workshop.

Here’s the little birds! Aren’t they adorable!

The first one was to create a multi image photo essay that had a cohesive theme. I covered the gorgeous butterfly garden, which opened a couple of weeks ago.  I spent an hour in there and got to see mating turtles, mating butterflies, these flightless birds (they weren’t mating, but probably had just finished up), tons of flowers, a waterfall, happy people and more.

First assignment:   

The second one was to great a stand alone image. A birdy in a bottle tree.1Y2B0267small
This first day of the workshop was so good, I can’t wait to see what the rest of it holds.

Author: Sarah Bélanger

I am a freelance photographer and writer, working for various magazines, cookbooks and blogs. I love what I do, but I have a lot of restrictions depending on which brand and publication I'm working for. This blog gives me the opportunity to have fun. I'm also a pretty terrible cook, so this blog is forcing me to learn some kitchen skills, which is both thrilling and infuriating. I hope you enjoy reading the blog, half as much as I enjoy making it.

6 thoughts on “Photography Lessons with TBEX

  1. Fabulous work, Sarah! I adore the photo of the little birds.

  2. Had such a wonderful time in Huntsville, left an endearing impression for sure. Some great photos. Curious though, why are you posting so small? You might want to consider the full width of your post. Here is my Huntsville article and you can see what I mean:

  3. This fellow blogger writes from Alabama….so happy to see another travel blogger on the scene. There’s so much to experience in North Alabama

    • Thank-you!! It’s good to meet you! Did we meet at TBEX. I checked out your blog (now a follower!) but I don’t remember talking to you. It’s nice to know fellow local bloggers though.

      • We didn’t meet., and I was there briefly.. I didn’t learn about event until last minute. Lets stay in touch……I’ve heard of guest blogging but have not figured it out. I would enjoy learning from you.

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