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3 Tips for Taking Unique and Stunning Photos

By Dr. Charles Steinberg, who will be presenting Digital Photography Capturing the Light at Hollyhock in August.

Here are some images that Charles Steinberg took during his recent workshop, with tips for taking your own photos!

The above image is a riddle. Who or what is this?  The name of the photo is “Manson’s Lagoon Sphinx.” Does that help you sort this image out?

How does one create such a symmetrical image?   The blue is the top right corner is a clue for you.  Our class participants often find using reflections can create unusual and exciting images.  Okay, rotate the image 90 degrees clockwise and you will see the shoreline reflection I saw on a very still day.

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5 writing prompts and 10 steps toward book editing & book completion

By Albert Flynn DeSilver, who will be presenting Writing As a Path to Awakening in Vancouver on Oct 1-2, 2016

Writing in general, let alone a book, is a huge commitment. . .it takes inspiration, dedication, practice, and devotion. Below are a few ways to begin generating ideas and continuing along the journey.

Writing:

1. Write about a time you made a scene in public, or at the very least over the phone, where you raised your voice, screamed, called someone names, or otherwise behaved inappropriately or obnoxiously in public.

2. Write about a time you were under or over dressed for the occasion. Describe the costume, the scene and situation, be as specific as possible. Continue reading 5 writing prompts and 10 steps toward book editing & book completion

7 Tips for Becoming a Better Food Writer by Rebecca Coleman

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This has been a really interesting summer for me, in terms of my growth as a writer.

First off, I took Don Genova’s Food and Travel Writing class through UBC. I have been blogging for years, but I just sold my first freelance magazine article, and I wanted to do more. I took Don’s class because I wanted to learn how to pitch to traditional media, like newspapers and magazines. But I learned a lot more than that. I learned that I was stuck in a bit of a writing rut. That was a good thing, but a little hard to take, y’know?

Don uses Dianne Jacob’s Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More, as the textbook for his class. When I learned that Dianne was going to be one of the presenters at the International Food Blogger’s Conference in Seattle in September, I couldn’t buy my ticket fast enough.

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