I instantly fell in love with the images on Bloom. The light, the compositions, the stories. I wanted my photographs to have similar depth and beauty. After joining, I found a wealth of information in the forum and workshops that helped me better understand my camera and my artistic process. I saw my visions coming to life in my images. I had fewer "happy accidents" and more intentional imagery. Then, on the forum, I found fantastic people. Photographers who brought questions, ideas, and insights to share. The forum is such a friendly place to share and learn. I met online friends. Discovered my photography community. Coming together inspires all of us.
I am so glad that I joined Bloom! The community here is welcoming, encouraging, and knowledgeable. The forum has a wonderfully intimate feel that creates a supportive environment for sharing your work and growing as an artist. I have taken a couple of workshops through Bloom and they were outstanding. It's clear that the instructors put a lot of themselves into the course materials and are here to help us grow. I couldn't be happier to be a part of this community and I highly recommend joining.
For any photographer, Bloom should certainly be on your radar. It's a tremendous place for new photographers looking to learn, grow and gain genuine critique. Very few forums allow the honesty and vulnerability that Bloom allows. When I first joined the forum - it quickly became the safest place for me to a) be myself b) push myself c) be inspired by others d) and to eventually help other new photographers. It's a place where friendships are formed (as 'virtual' as they may be), creativity is pushed & knowledge is free flowing.
As a new photographer, just celebrating my first year in business, The Bloom Forum has been such a wonderful place to be a part of. It has been a place where I can freely ask questions without fear of judgment and the knowledge that someone will reply because there are so many helpful women on this board that are willing to share their experience and show you the ropes. I love that we not only share the business aspect of our lives, but also some pieces of our personal lives. It is a great place to bloom and I can't wait to learn more!
I'm so thankful I found Bloom. I've learned an incredible amount from some amazingly talented photographers who inspire me each day. I love how friendly and laid-back the forum is. I really feel like I now have photographer friends from around the world thanks to Bloom.
Bloom is an amazing and fun community to be a part of to learn, practice and sharpen the art of photography. I have been inspired by the images that are shared here and the intimate community that has been built. You really do get to know the other Bloom members and we are all there to help one another - nothing is held back and I feel comfortable to ask anything. I also love the variety of classes, projects and photo challenges they continually offer to keep things fresh and fun. Whether a newbie or a seasoned photographer, you will fit right in at Bloom!