Great question – heck no! In fact, a great deal of our forum members are hobbyists. we love having a mixture of creative professionals bloggers and those that are simply shooting for the fun of it!
Yes, our workshops are only available to Bloom Forum members. Once you see what all we offer, we are sure that when you join Bloom, you’ll wish you had joined sooner.
Active seats offer the full benefits of the online workshop: students get to participate within the workshop section, ask questions, email the teacher and get critique on their assignments where applicable from the teacher(s).
Silent seat students will be able to view all of the workshop material but cannot ask questions, email the teacher(s) or render critique on their assignments.
Alumni student seats are available to past students (both active and silent) that have previously taken the same workshop they are signing up for. Alumni are able to join discussions, ask questions and email the teacher(s). They will also be able to post their assignments in a designated alumni workshop section but will not receive critique from the teacher(s). Please note: Alumni seats require proof of purchase for the original workshop seat.
All students (active, silent and alumni) will receive the workshop PDF where applicable.
Absolutely not. That’s the best thing about online workshops with Bloom; our teachers develop a work at your own pace schedule within the allotted workshop dates. The only thing that may have a due date are workshop assignments. And no worries if you reside in another country, people from all over the globe participate in our workshops!
Of course! In fact, we have an entire section with hundreds of threads dedicated to all things business. We pride ourselves on being a place where everyone can share and brainstorm their business and marketing ideas with one another.
There are a lot of benefits! Far too many to list so lets keep it to the mega important one- what’s better than an instant base of thousands of peers and cohorts to bounce advice off of, share feedback and gather inspiration together? When we started our goal was and always has continued to be to create a safe place for others to reside to grow and uncomplicate their creative process as a photographer.
We believe that we are different because we have some of the most supportive members you will ever come across online! We work extremely hard to design our community around and for members who not only want to learn but also want to teach what they have learned, give back and encourage others along in the process.
The better question is what CAN’T you learn? We have tutorials that cover everything from basic material to the most advanced technical information. If you can’t find the answer to what you are looking for, just ask! On top of all the information you will find inside the forum, we offer specialized workshops at an additional cost to further your to supplement your specific needs even more.
We know many of our members are busy and constantly on the go, so thankfully Bloom works with TAPATALK‘s functionality to help enhance the mobile experience.
HERE is the link for iTunes and HERE is the link for android. Once it’s downloaded, get started by finding The Bloom Forum using the search feature. Then just log in using your forum username and password and you’ll all set!
Absolutely! You will love seeing all the inspiration shared by others as well as the feedback you will receive while sharing your own work. You will learn tips and tricks and connect with other people just like you!
Nope! If you have an internet connection, that’s all you need! Although, we can’t promise you won’t start lusting over a new camera body, lens or a stylish camera bag though. We know once you join in on the forum, you’ll catch the photography bug in no time.
In an effort to increase our reach in and outside of our community, we are always looking for guest writer article submissions for Everything Bloom. If you have a special tip or lesson, big or small, that you would like to share with our vast readership, then we want to hear about it!
To get you in the thinking zone, here are some topics to get you started:
Web + Tech Support
Editing + Workflow
Equipment Feedback and Reviews
Tips + Tutorials
Share your knowledge and pay it forward! Bounce ideas, ask questions or submit your idea to our Blog Editor, Shannon at SHANNON@EVERYTHINGBLOOM.COM. All submissions should contain at least 1 photo, though many will require up to 10 to keep it well rounded and for reference support.
We’re so excited to have you be a part of things to come!
Yes, as a matter of fact they do! We have a special section inside the forum so you can connect with other photographers in your area and meet face-to-face.
The more topics you start, share your work and respond to other member’s threads, the more you will connect, learn and feel involved. It’s easy to make friendships and improve your skills in a place like ours!
Our loyal members spread the word like wild fire and with fans like that- we had to find a way to say thank you! Every time someone signs up via your affiliate banner and/or link, our members receive an 18% commission on the amount of sale. In order to take advantage, new members must sign up via a unique affiliate banner and/or link. Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse if the banner or link to join Bloom is not used. Don’t worry though- its super easy to become an affiliate! Just click on subscriptions link at the top of the forum and login using the your username and password, the same one used on the forum. Once logged in, click on ”advertise our website to your friends and earn money”. Simply copy the code to a banner of your choice and/or the link and paste it in a blog post, add it to your site’s siderbar, Facebook it, tweet it, etc! All affiliate payouts will be sent out at the end of each month via Paypal so you must have a Paypal account in order to be paid correctly. Account information can be added by clicking on affiliate info and then updating the commissions payout.