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LIFE:CAPTURED began in August 2013 when we held our first full-day workshop at RAW Space in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to help people document their stories and create tangible keepsakes to be treasured for generations to come. We offer intensive design, photography, and memory keeping workshops, as well as interactive online classes. We are advocates of honest photography, minimalist design, and memory keeping that's simple, beautiful, and tangible. We are the pioneers of the story book, and we offer flexible templates that enable everybody to tell their story. We believe that life is worth remembering and that it is never too early or too late to start documenting yours. LIFE:CAPTURED was founded by Rhonda Mason (of the Pink Ronnie blog) and Trish Chong (of Tealily Photography).

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The official blog of LIFE:CAPTURED Inc, the modern school of memory keeping. We believe that life is worth remembering and that it is never too early or too late to start documenting yours. We blog about design, photography, and how you can preserve your story with timeless, tangible keepsakes.

Masterclass recap: Adobe InDesign for Beginners


| Written by Ronnie |

It's hard to believe it's almost four weeks since my InDesign masterclass. Time's been flying a little too quickly for my liking. Anyway, this masterclass was also held at Illie's coffee house like the other one, which meant we were treated to the same delicious lunches and sweets for morning and afternoon tea. It was wonderful to finally meet Grace and Annie, and I loved spending time with one of my oldest friends, Kitty. In fact, Kitty is the one who initially encouraged me to consider running workshops about memory keeping, so really, when you think about it, I owe all of this to her in a way.  (Love you, Kitty!)

Hosting events is a funny thing. Something is bound to go wrong on the day. For a perfectionist like me, this has been a hard lesson to learn. At the first masterclass, I forgot my power board and at the second one, the iPad screen casting app played up and wouldn't show my mouse pointer! The first conundrum I solved by borrowing a power board from the cafe, but we simply had to put up with the screen casting issue as I couldn't resolve the app error. Thankfully, the girls were all great about it. 

The other thing with hosting events is that there's always so much adrenalin that pumps through your system in the lead-up to an event, but then afterwards, you can't help but collapse in a heap. I still love it though. Despite how exhausted I was after my two masterclasses, they left me creatively re-energised and excited for my online classes (which are currently soaking up every ounce of adrenalin that I have).

Anyway, I just want to thank the lovely girls at Illie's who waited on us at both masterclasses. Thanks especially to Costa and Simone for letting me run the masterclasses at their gorgeous cafe. Thanks also to An April Idea and The Seventh Duchess for being our goodie bag sponsors, and thanks to my wonderful partner Trish for popping in and snapping some photos for us.

If you had told me even two years ago that I would be teaching design, photo organisation, and memory keeping, I would've thought you were slightly crazy.

But here I am. 

Doing it, and loving it.

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