Embracing My Visual Voice with Spring Photography

Spring 2012 001, originally uploaded by anandaleeke.

Last week I decided to practice what I learned in photographer Diane Cu’s BlissDom conference workshop on digital photography.  So I carried my digital camera everywhere I went in hopes of capturing images that made me think of springtime. This photo represents the meaning of springtime.  It was taken in Crystal City, Virginia.

What do you think?

What images remind you of springtime?

Post #BlissDom – Embracing My Visual Voice with Animoto Video

My Animoto Video.

My photo of BlissDom arrow advertising Girls Night In event

My BlissDom 12 Conference experience inspired me to embrace my visual voice passionately.  I learned that lesson while attending photographer Diane Cu’s “Storytelling and Embracing Imperfection: Empower Your Visual Voice with Photography and Video.” Diane talked about how powerful it is to express your authenticity and tell stories with imperfect photos. During the session, I sat next to Ellen Seidman, founder of Love That Max blog.  Ellen introduced me to Animoto, an online  service that turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes.  I have been playing with Animoto for the past few weeks. Today, I created a very short video that documents what I learned during Diane’s session.  It’s my first video with photos, text, and music.  It was really easy to make! Click here to watch it.  Let me know what you think.