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Capturing the Spirit of Children (Thurs. 11/11)

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Capturing the (magical) Spirit of Children

An Evening with Me Ra Koh, Sony Artisan of Imagery

Thursday, November 11, 2010   5:30PM – 7:30PM
Price: $25.00
Registration deadline for this Special Event is November 9, 2010

*Each attendee will receive a $25.00 coupon at the event in exchange for a copy of their registration receipt.

The coupon will be valid for 30 days towards the purchase of any merchandise when presented at either Adorama’s retail store at 42 West 18th Street, New York, or for an online purchase at

Event Description:

Be Empowered Both Technically and Creatively to Turn Happy Accidents into Timeless Portraits

From a child’s daily activities to those time-marking back to school pictures, great images always capture the spirit of the moment, the story and the subject. And, celebrated lifestyle photographer Me Ra Koh knows how to get them all, and so can you. At this special event, she will reveal her methods for documenting a child’s story through photography… without ever making them “Say Cheese.”

Me Ra will share the lessons she’s learned as a “mommie” photographer capturing the wonderful faces of children, both hers and countless others. She will also share the secrets of storytelling photography, and demystify all those scary camera terms by converting them into everyday words that anyone can understand and learn from. With some fun exercises and dynamic examples, Me Ra will invite you to spend a little time with her and be quickly rewarded with an entirely new level of creativity and perspective on both the activity, and the business, of photographing kids.


Me Ra Koh

Me Ra Koh has experienced three lives – thus far. First, as the best-selling author of Beauty Restored: Finding Life and Hope After Date Rape, then as a loving wife and mommy to Blaze and Pascaline, and now as a celebrated lifestyle photographer, featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and VH1’s Fabulous Weddings.

Me Ra is a sought-after guest on national television, podcasts and blogs for her depth of knowledge and insight, as well as for her authenticity, unique charisma and dedication to empowering women through photography. As one of SONY’s Artisans of Imagery, she was most recently featured on The Balancing Act (Lifetime). And you can now see Me Ra on NBC’s, The Nate Berkus Show, as a regular contributor sharing her photo tips and enthusiasm with millions of viewers!

Me Ra’s educational DVD series, Refuse to Say Cheese, has also been featured on FOX News as a Top Ten holiday gift, and was awarded the Gold Seal, their highest honor, from the prestigious NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards), as well as licensed by SONY to create Kids in Focus!  Currently preparing the national release of her next two books, Your Baby in Pictures (Random House, March 2010) and Beyond the Green Box: Demystifying Your DSLR (Random House, September, 2011), Me Ra is also passionate about mentoring her growing community of women photographers and mommy enthusiasts through her non-profit SOAR! Scholarship program.

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Price: $25.00

Each attendee will receive a $25.00 coupon at the event in exchange for a copy of their registration receipt.
The coupon will be valid for 30 days towards the purchase of any merchandise when presented at either Adorama’s retail store at 42 West 18th Street, New York, or for an online purchase at

Schedule: Thursday, November 11, 2010   5:30PM – 7:30PM
Location: The Adorama Building, 42 West 18th Street 5th floor.



  1. jeramy

    November 5th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    it would be so fun to surprise the heck out of you on one of these and just show up….i’ve never been to NY….hmmm?????

  2. Me Ra

    November 5th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Ha! That would be so AWESOME!

  3. ajira

    November 5th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Jeramy… roadtrip? LOL!

  4. Cyndi

    November 5th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    This sounds amazing! But, living on the west coast can be a bit of a challenge.
    Me Ra, is there any chance this workshop may come to Northern California?
    (crossing fingers…)
    What a deal !!!

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  6. Abbey

    November 10th, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Any plans to have a workshop in Boston, or the Providence RI area ???

  7. hani

    November 10th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I really don’t know about you folks however , I am a real mug for videos. Each time I browse through a write-up like this I would like it if the actual OP provides a movie of sorts. Of course, virtually all individuals definitely do not however people who put in the effort….. what can i say.. Perhaps this can vary based on the article content and subject matter and for virtually all content the idea will not make any kind of sense by any means nevertheless for the far more technical subjects, as well as celeb matters, medical content material, interviews, media, along with standard written content it may be enjoyable to see a warm and friendly face or perhaps tone of voice. Nevertheless, I suppose I’m a touch off topic. Thank you for enriching the Internet!

  8. Donna Ratikan

    November 29th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I just happen to come across this site looking for a new lens. I see I missed your NY workshop and wanted to know if you have any in the near future coming up in NY again? Photography is something I enjoy and would love to do more then just a hobby. If I could just be sure I could ALWAYS get a focused shot! LOL I have a lot of books on learning but just never seem to “GET IT”. I think I understand the aperture, iso, and shutter working together until I go to USE it. It’s a hit or miss when using so apparently I don’t get it. Would just love to catch a workshop sometime soon! Thanking you in advance, Donna Ratikan