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Makelight Newsletter
 
The Makelight newsletter. Videos, ideas, inspiration, people to follow
 
 
MAKELIGHT
 
MAKING YOUR OWN PROP BOX
 
 
 
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Happy New Year! Each week I gather together a newsletter of inspiration from around the web, links to what the people in the Makelight community are doing, as well as videos and articles that I've written.

This week I've made a video all about this month's prop box full of lovely things.

The MakeFestiveLight project is at an end, with over a thousand images in our beautiful new collaborative gallery. I have a new hashtag project for you to join! MakeNewLight.

I hope you find something in this email to inspire your creativity in 2016.

Emily xoxo

 
 
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A #2015BEST9
 
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Have you shared your #2015Best9 on Instagram yet? This one made me smile a lot as 8 of them were taken on a Makelight Workshop.

 
 
 
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A PHOTO A DAY
 
PROJECTS
 

Taking a photograph every day is a wonderful way to document your life and to improve your photography skills.

 
 
 
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ERIKA HARBERTS
 
PINTEREST
 

Gorgeous Pinterest boards for party inspiration, craft and interiors from designer/maker Erika Harberts

 
 
 
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#MAKENEWLIGHT
 
This month's collaborative Instagram project is #MakeNewLight. Tag your images on Instagram and sign in to the Gallery page for a chance to win a lovely gift.
 
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FROM STELLER
 
 
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STELLER
 

Have you used Steller Stories? It's a beautiful way to create a little story book with images, words and links. I have made a New Year one for you!

 
 
 
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STELLER
 

A gorgeous and inspiring Steller Story. I love the simple format of this way of collecting images together with a narrative or a theme.

 
 
 
FROM INSTAGRAM
 
If you've been on one of my courses or workshops you'll know how I emphasise regularly shooting and sharing on Instagram. Here are some of my favourite images from the Makelight community this week.
 
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THIS WEEK'S #MAKELIGHTTASTER WINNER
 
IS ADVENTURESANDTEAPARTIES
 
Congratulations on making such a beautiful image on the Makelight taster course. A place on one of the upcoming Makelight courses awaits!
 
 
 
CONNECT THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
 
HASHTAG INSPIRATION
 
 
I'm often asked for hints of where to look on Instagram. Here are some hashtags you should take a look at!

#SavouringJanuary by @thegreengable. A beautiful new hashtag project for January with daily photography prompts. Read more

#TheMakersYear by @aplayfulday. An inspiring project about making throughout the coming year. Read more

Here's to an inspiring year ahead. Thanks to you for being part of the growing Makelight community. I'm really excited about the year ahead and I hope that together we can all inspire ourselves to take beautiful photographs together. If you've not yet signed in with Instagram on our collaborative gallery, please do – there are some exciting future things coming and you'll be the first to hear!

Emily xoxo

 
 
JANUARY COURSES & WORKSHOPS
 
I have two online courses starting in January and there are still some places left! And if you can get to London, Photography for Knitting and Crochet and Visual Social Media workshops are happening at the Makelight Studio too.
 
 
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PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS
 
ONLINE COURSE
 
A two week online course designed to fit into the busyness of everyday life and offer an achievable way of improving your photography one step at a time. Use whatever camera or phone you have and get to know how to use it properly.
 
 
 
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BEAUTIFY YOUR INSTAGRAM
 
ONLINE COURSE
 
Start the New Year by spending a week focussing on how to improve your Instagram Gallery. Or if you you've enjoyed a Makelight course, perhaps this could be a good gift.
 
 
 
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