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    My favorite quote of the tutoring session with Andrea "If you flat light them, I'm gonna throw you in the street!" I might never flat light anyone again! Those words will be ingrained in my brain forever! What a great session, if it was raining the whole time and my camera went bizzark!

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    I am tempted to rejoin Advanced just to post in the "Things I want to say but can't" thread. Or I will just vent to the cat for free.

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    One week to my workshop with Andrea Joki! Excited and nervous - I know I will be pushed way out of my comfort zone and I can't wait!!!

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      11 Sep

    Anyone in the Mt. Laurel, NJ area who would be a model for an hour (or know someone who would) this Saturday 9/13- any age will do

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    Are there any Oregon or southern Washington ILPers who want to swap family photo sessions this year?

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    Kristen H

    I might be the only person on my facebook feed who did not post a back to school picture today. failed to take one!

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    Stepped outside my comfort zone and did an outside of the box shoot, just heard its going to be published in a UK style mag as a fashion editorial bit...speechless!

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      20 Aug
    Andrea Joki

    I don't shoot weddings yet somehow ended up with 7 this year, including one in the UK. Go figure.

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