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Blogging + Styling + Photography Workshop in NYC March 3 & 4

February 8, 2012

I’m so happy to announce that the class I’ve been teaching online for three years alongside of Leslie Shewring is going on a road trip – we’ll be teaching LIVE in NYC on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th. This will be an inspirational and intensive weekend long workshop for those interested in learning the creative business of blogging (for all levels but you must have some knowledge of blogging). We will teach you the art of producing beautiful color stories, still life photographs and gorgeous inspirational vignettes that you can photograph and use on your blog and how to blog your best. (Full details here.) We have split the class into two days so you can take them both or just one, full details are below.

Blogging + Styling + Photography Workshop in NYC March 3 & 4

I have been blogging full-time as a business for over six years and Leslie is a color expert, photographer and stylist who holds a degree in Architecture and another in Interior Design who has a background in product design – her designs have been stocked on the shelves of stores like Target and some of her most recent clients include American Greetings, UPPERCASE magazine, Stampington and more. Together, we plan to share our experiences, ups and downs and our expertise in blogging, styling and photography through hands-on lessons and lots of discussions and one-on-one time with our students. We want to share what we’ve learned over the years in a supportive, intimate setting so that you can walk away with the tools that you need to blog your best and to produce content that you can be proud of that is uniquely you and from the heart.

Class No. 1: The Creative Business of Blogging
Instructors: Holly Becker, Leslie Shewring
Teaching Assistant: Melissa De La Fuente
Date: Saturday, March 3
Location: New York City
Time: 10:00-5:00

Join Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring for a day to explore the creative business of blogging. In a relaxed approach, we’ll discuss the key themes from the Blogging Your Way e-course and expand on them with new information and loads of inspiration and take away. This will be a small intimate class, giving you the opportunity to work closely with us to help you achieve your creative goals. We’ll share case studies and tons of tips and tricks that will leave you inspired and ready to blog!

Some topics we’ll cover:
– Finding your niche, personal style + your voice
– Writing from the heart
– Building your readership
– Getting out of creative ruts
– Social networking
– From blog to book – getting published

Blogging + Styling + Photography Workshop in NYC March 3 & 4

Blogging + Styling + Photography Workshop in NYC March 3 & 4

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Class No. 2: A Day of Color + Styling + Photography
Instructors: Holly Becker, Leslie Shewring
Teaching Assistant: Michelle Verdugo
Date: Sunday, March 4
Location: New York City
Time: 10:00-5:00

On Sunday, Holly and Leslie will spend the day sharing their approach to color, styling and photography. We will go over the importance of color palettes and how to collect inspiration. Then we will share composition tips for styling vignettes for your own photographs so you can watch us during our creative process and then, you’ll be invited to join in with hands-on lessons in styling followed by a photography how-to. Holly will also share her experience of styling people’s homes for photographs.

– Creating color palettes
– Gathering inspiration
– Composition
– Styling Vignettes
– Styling Homes
– Photography tips + editing ideas

Blogging + Styling + Photography Workshop in NYC March 3 & 4

Blogging + Styling + Photography Workshop in NYC March 3 & 4

Note: Please bring your camera to class on Sunday. It is helpful if you have a Digital SLR camera so that we can talk about manual settings. A tripod is helpful but not mandatory! You are welcome to bring your laptop so you can upload the photos that you work on. Have Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Elements on your computer so we can give you some tips on photo editing, too.

Cancellations: Absolutely no refunds can be given for this workshop friends, so please make sure that you can make this date.

Costs: The cost of our workshop for two days (discounted 10%) includes all materials, coffee breaks and lunches is $711. If you choose to only take one day, the cost is $395.

Location: Saturday and Sunday we will meet at our studio space in NoHo, NYC. Address will be sent to students upon enrollment by February 25th.

Blogging + Styling + Photography Workshop in NYC March 3 & 4

Blogging + Styling + Photography Workshop in NYC March 3 & 4

Space is extremely limited and we are at 50% enrollment already so if you’d like to join us, here is where you can learn more and make payment. Hope to see you soon!

xo, Holly & Leslie

(image: leslie shewring)


  • Reply Natasha Fatah February 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Oh I wish you guys would host one of these in Toronto!


  • Reply Cattie February 8, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Oh, that sounds like so much fun, and lots of great information! Any plans to hold the same classes in Boston?

  • Reply amy walters, aDESIGNdock February 8, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    How fun!!! So wish NYC was just a hop, skip and jump away. This sounds super fab ;)

  • Reply leaca February 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    If it were not for another engagement I would come. I love NYC and it would be so nice to meet you in person. I hope you do more of these.

  • Reply Inspirationsquelle February 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Oh Holly,
    one day you have to host such an event in Germany!!

  • Reply Jennie Fynn February 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Gosh wish I lived in NYC. Sounds like a fantasic workshop. Can you do one in London?

  • Reply Meredith February 8, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I love Leslie beautiful arrangements and photo styling – it was one of her photos that got me painting again!!! Very inspiring work that she does wish I could attend in person! Have fun! :o)

  • Reply Jill Marlow February 9, 2012 at 2:40 am

    I was wondering since I can’t make it to NYC that weekend, if you guys were still offering an on-line session too?

    • Reply decor8 February 9, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Yes we are doing an online class in April/May!

  • Reply Bonnie McCarthy February 9, 2012 at 3:05 am

    What a wonderful opportunity!! In NYC too! Wish I could attend! Maybe next time!! Have fun, I know it will be a blast!!

  • Reply Tina Ramchandani February 9, 2012 at 3:14 am

    I’m so excited! I signed up for Saturday but really wish I could attend both days. I have to be thankful for what I can do, and thanks to you both for this wonderful opportunity!

    • Reply decor8 February 9, 2012 at 9:14 am

      Tina! Welcome to our class – can’t wait to finally meet you!!!!

  • Reply The Glamorous Housewife February 9, 2012 at 3:57 am

    I just wanted to say I took the online version of these classes and they were fantastic! My blog looks better, my posts are better, my photography is better, and my stats are through the roof! I highly recommend this class.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  • Reply Anastasia February 9, 2012 at 5:19 am

    oh i really wish i could attend – these sound like great workshops!!!

  • Reply Traveling Mama February 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I am so, so envious! I do hope you will offer it in Europe soon!

  • Reply Rose February 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    People of New York, New York – you lucky fishes – would love to attend such a workshop, despite the fact we have a blog. A wealth of experience and inspiration is what I would imagine you can expect. Enjoy.

  • Reply Sheila February 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I’m so envious – Holly Europe needs this, well the UK to be precise ( may as well be selfish). I’m sure all will have a great time.

    • Reply decor8 February 9, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      @Sheila – We are planning one in the future, let’s see what happens!

  • Reply James Gifford Mead February 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Looks like a great work shop!

  • Reply Gayle February 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Do you have any more online courses coming up??

  • Reply Gayle February 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    oops sorry i just read that you are in April/May how do i sign up?

  • Reply Marina February 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    oh, I would love to attend these workshops…but unfortunately I live in the Netherlands ;-(

  • Reply Renee - Luminoso Blu February 10, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Words cannot describe how much I wish I could attend one of these sessions. I bet you will have an awesome 2 days. So much creative energy and talent in one place would be amazing…

    Maybe if one day you bring the program to Australia… I will keep dreaming in the meantime! Hope you have fun ladies

  • Reply Serena {Pretty Fluffy} February 10, 2012 at 3:57 am

    So jealous I’m all the way over in Australia. But delighted for you all that get to go – doing BYW was one of the best blogging decisions I ever made!

  • Reply carol February 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    your week-end sounds absolutely wonderful. If you would be interested in me photo documenting this event I would love to discuss this opportunity with you
    with best

  • Reply Callie Grayson February 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    It would be amazing if you had one of these in chicago!,

  • Reply Fiona Humberstone February 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Yehey! I have just booked my place on this and I am sooooo excited. Am going to be attending the Sunday workshop and can’t wait to meet you both and all the lovely delegates.


  • Reply Audrey Smit February 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Also signed up for this weekend and can’t wait!It’s going to be great to meet everybody :)

  • Reply Mia Crespo May 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I would definitely attend if you’d do one of these workshop in Europe (Brussels, London, Berlin, or Paris)!
    I hope you will consider us, your pool of european addicts and fans!

    • Reply decor8 May 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      I am doing one in Hannover, Germany on July 28,2012!

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