Learn More Photography (And Blogging) In The Mexico Sunshine This Winter

I’m happy to announce I will be presenting photography tips and tricks at a parenting blogging camp this winter in Puerto Vallarta. My slice is small, but I’m also there as a resource when not presenting.

This camp is a far more easy going time than a normal conference and is meant to allow more time for mingling without the heavy emphasis on parties. It’s also family-friendly (it is officially labeled a “Mom Blogger” camp, but all parents are welcome as I am clearly not a mom) with good discounts on an all inclusive resort. There are a host of topics to be covered by some of the most knowledgeable brains in the niche. January 5-8, 2012 are the dates and I hope to see you there!

Here’s the latest press release from the resort. And a link to more information http://www.velasresorts.com/momblogger/

Mom Blogger Camp Offered by Velas Vallarta, Jan. 5-8

Topics Include Monetizing, Legal Issues, Photography and More

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (October 27, 2011) – To kick-off 2012 in style, Velas Vallarta in Mexico will host eight notable bloggers and photographers January 5-8 for Mom Blogger Camp 2012. The camp will help all levels of bloggers sharpen their skills and provide inspiration for others to start a blog.  Daily seminars will focus on improving blogging skills and brand and business building, with seminar leaders available for follow-up questions and conversation.

One of BlogHer’s 2011 Voices of the Year in the Perspectives category, Amy Whitley will lead a seminar on Blogging as Memoir, while Mary Jo Manzanares, Editor in Chief of The Travelers Way, will guide participants on Legal Issues in Blogging.  Photography and Video breakouts will be lead by Peter Carey West and Adria Richards respectively.  Deb Ng will lead a session on Community Management, and Anne Taylor Hartzell, founder HipTravelMama, will guide attendees on Working with PR and blog monetization.  Jenny Lawson, recognized by the Nielsen ratings as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers, and Aparna Vashisht-Rota, founder and CEO of Parentella, are also slated to lead seminars.  Jennifer Miner, co-creator of the award-winning travel blog The Vacation Gals, is the conference organizer.

The three-night Mom Blogger Camp 2012 tuition is $450 USD per person based on double occupancy, and $900 for single occupancy.  Up to two children under 12 are complimentary when staying in parents’ suite.  Non-bloggers staying in same suite as camp attendee will receive the $150 nightly rate.  The all-inclusive rate includes all camp activities, deluxe accommodations in a One Bedroom Suite, a la carte gourmet meals at a choice of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24 hr in-suite service, fitness center, kids’ club, evening entertainment, activities for adults and children, taxes and gratuities, and more.  For reservations, call 1-866-847-4609 or visit http://www.velasresorts.com/momblogger/.

About Velas Vallarta:

Velas Vallarta, an all-suite resort and convention center located on 10 acres of oceanfront in Puerto Vallarta, is walking distance from Marina Vallarta Golf Course and just minutes from Downtown Puerto Vallarta’s captivating attractions, activities and landmarks. Situated on the emerald waters of Banderas Bay, Velas Vallarta features 345 suites, a high-tech Convention Center that can accommodate up to 700 people, three swimming pools, a rejuvenating spa, fitness center, multiple restaurants, and an inviting lounge with live music and entertainment nightly.

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