The Photography Course launches today!

Photography Course by Of Trees and Hues for Cocorrina

The photography course launches today! I am so unbelievably excited, friends. I have put so much of my heart and being into making this — I truly can not remember a project I have worked on that meant so much to me as this one does. And it’s live! I am so gracious for Corina for giving me the opportunity and space to share this with you all. If you have not taken any of her creative design courses — you totally should!

The photography course spans over four days ( however, you can totally pace yourself if you want! ) and covers everything needed to start taking great photos — seriously, there’s so much! I think I mentioned in a previous post that if I were to print and bind the course, it could easily be a 100 page book. No joke!

So, the first two days is all about mobile photography, covering loads between what apps are available ( and how to use them ) to all the different compositional rules and techniques you can use to capture beautiful and enamoring imagery with one of the most easily accessible tools we have today. I’ve also included videos of my mobile editing process as well, which, by the way, was so new to me but I had so much fun creating them!

In the third and fourth portions of the course, I share just about everything there is to know about your DSLR camera — we get technical with exposure, aperture, ISO, and more… what they mean, how they impact your shots, and how to use them, and more, all with in-depth graphics, illustrations and imagery to accompany them.

My goal, when creating this course, was to not just share everything I’ve learned in the past decade ( or two! ) about photography… but to give you everything you need in order to feel confident when holding your camera. Whether you’re a blogger who would like to take your own photographs to accompany your blog posts or a small business owner who would rather take your own product shots rather than outsource them. No matter who you are or what passions you are pursuing — if you’re aching to better your photography skills, this course has so much to offer you! And I am so incredibly happy to share it with you. If you’re interested in learning more or partaking in the course, follow the link below. I hope to see you there!

PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE AT COCORRINA

And oh my gosh — thank you all so much for all the encouragement and support during the creation of this course. I have received nothing but love and kindness! You guys are the absolute sweetest and I am so stinking happy to finally have this course available for you guys!

At this moment / May

Imagery by Of Trees and Hues

Hi, lovelies! It’s been three weeks of radio silence from my end since my last post — ironically enough, the one where I announce I’m back at blogging — but I’m indeed here! I thought it’d only be appropriate to let you guys know what I’ve been up to and what’s making my heart flutter at this moment.

Throughout the past year, while traveling back and forth between my home in California and my family’s in Tennessee, I kept creative ( and sane ) by working on a design project. One that I am just so fantastically excited about — I’m designing and developing blog themes! It’s a project that is so near to my heart, for many reasons. It’s not only reignited my love of web-designing but it’s been a massively therapeutic process for me. As you’re already aware, the past year or two have not been the easiest for my family, but having this creative outlet has been a godsend. It truly has.

Where on Earth do I start?

Of Trees and Hues

If it’s been over six months since your last blog post — where on earth do you start? I must have started this blog post countless of times already. I feel as though the first post back needs to be epic — something beautiful & inspiring. But in all honesty, I have just missed this place so deeply. And I have missed you — this wonderful and unbelievably supportive community. I am just so happy to be back at it, music playing loudly in my ears and my fingers banging away at this keyboard. I have missed this so much.

As you might know, the past year or so has been a rollercoaster of events and emotions and sorrow for my family. Late last year, I decided to take some ( yet later turned into a lot more ) time away to spend with family in Tennessee. It was a challenging year, to say the least, and one that I do hope to find the courage to someday put into words. I think that’s what has been keeping me from getting back to blogging — I felt as though my first blog post should be a summary of the past year of events. However, after many months considering it and a few heartfelt talks with some of you, I realize the words will find themselves on these pages when they are ready. When I am ready.

In the meantime, I do hope you’ll have me as I find my way back into the blogging and creative world. As things are beginning to look up for my family, I am settling in back home in California and I have just felt this place — you guys — tugging at me so fiercely.

So, without putting any stress on what “inspiring or beautiful” words I should write… I just want to happily say that you’ll be seeing a lot more of me around here. And I can not be any more excited to catch up with all of you! I’m so eager to hear what you’ve been up to these past few months. Please share!

Talking Shop & Giveaway / Miss Violet Lace

Botanical Skincare + Giveaway — Of Trees and Hues

I’m so thrilled to share today’s Talking Shop with you. I’ve invited Krista from Miss Violet Lace over and she has allowed me to pick her creative brain. As you may remember from Monday’s blog post, Miss Violet Lace is a lovely shop specializing in creating organic and botanical beauty products. I’m such a fan of their shop and am so happy to have Krista over today sharing some incredibly inspiring thoughts about living a healthy life as well as some fun behind the scenes of working with organic ingredients. So, let’s get to it!


1. Tell us a little about the two of you.

My name is Krista and I consider myself fortunate to be able to share my business with my mom, Sandy. We’ve been involved in various forms of hair artistry for 5 years, and only recently as of Autumn 2014 shifted our focus to natural, botanical hair, beauty and skincare products. Our studio is nestled in the countryside, surrounded by fields, woods and an ever-growing source of inspiration and ingredients, so it was a natural progression to handcrafting products sourced from the earth.

We are both self taught, and thoroughly enjoy studying plants, herbs and their remedial and medicinal uses.

2. What inspired the launch of Miss Violet Lace?

Miss Violet Lace came about from a personal experience. After a disastrous haircut I sought a realistic and fashionable hair piece, but was unable to find what I was looking for on the market. I decided on sharing my work with others after extensively reconstructing and hand-altering a hair piece for myself. We developed a small assortment of hair products for both wigs and real hair early on, and released a line of products designed for men years later. MVL has gradually and organically evolved into a lifestyle brand, and is something we are both very passionate about.

Botanical Skincare / Miss Violet Lace

Botanical Skincare | Of Trees and Hues

After turning thirty this year, I’ve noticed a slight shift in my lifestyle. I’m all about healthy living and being more aware of — and cautious about — what I put into my body. The majority of the food I eat is grown locally and all of my hair and skin care products are made from natural ingredients. It just makes me feel good knowing that everything that’s going into my body is actually really good for my body.

I believe that everyone should pamper themselves on occasion, and I know the creative community can agree with me when I say that we totally deserve it, too. We work our butts off and earn the right to soak our feet while binge watching Gilmore Girls.

It’s easy for me to go a little overboard when it comes to hair and skin care products, but then again, is there truly such a thing? I recently got the opportunity to try some from the Miss Violet Lace collection and I am beyond ecstatic to share them with you today!

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