10 reasons to attend click away
April Nienhuis 1 day ago

Need a reason to attend the Click Away photography conference in September? We've got 10 for ya and… Read More

 
jennifer jabbour's personal project
April Nienhuis 1 day ago

Personal photography projects can be incredibly beneficial to your growth as a photographer. Whether… Read More

 
Workshop Preview: photographing your familys everyday
April Nienhuis 2 days ago

Photographing Your Family’s Everyday, Extraordinary Day, and Everything in Between is an online phot… Read More

 
creativity exercise: a different approach to food photography
April Nienhuis 2 days ago

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photograp… Read More

 
how 1 woman wrote the perfect bio and found who she is
April Nienhuis 3 days ago

by Kellie Bieser Last year I launched a website for my photography.  Most important to me in this e… Read More

 

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Need a reason to attend the Click Away photography conference in September? We’ve got 10 for ya and there’s still a million more reasons to go!

*image by Sarah Wilkerson
1. Get out of town! We’ll take you beyond the walls of the Salt Palace for offsite excurisons that cover landscape, creative composition, finding great light and more.

2. Your goal of making Sue Bryce your best bud starts here. Let’s get that bestie ball a ‘rollin’.

3. You do know that there are(…)

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Personal photography projects can be incredibly beneficial to your growth as a photographer. Whether it be a 365 or a series of self-portraits, it will stretch you beyond your safety zone. And what could be more fun than seeing what personal projects the CMpros are up to?! In this series, we’ll feature a different CMpro and follow along as they show off some of their images and share about their unique project. Today we are excited to have Jennifer Jabbour(…)

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Photographing Your Family’s Everyday, Extraordinary Day, and Everything in Between is an online photo workshop from Melissa Stottmann that hits on each area of your life and days. Our lives have so many facets and to classify the why and how we take images to capture those facets can have so many different approaches.

This class is not a “lifestyle” photography class, but instead we are going to look at how to define and combine documentary, lifestyle, and posed images and use(…)

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Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography. The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself. On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind. While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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by Kellie Bieser
Last year I launched a website for my photography.  Most important to me in this endeavor was that every aspect…the images, the fonts, the colors, the language…would be a true reflection of my voice.  So imagine my surprise when I sat down to write the “About Me” paragraph and could.not.do.it.  I spent hours upon hours writing and rewriting blurbs that could describe the “me” that I wanted to reveal to my potential clients.  And I came up empty.

That(…)

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by Todd Reichman
Ever wonder how to price your work?

Some people would tell you to mark your products up a certain amount.  Obviously we need to make sure that we have enough margin to cover costs and ensure profitability, but are our products and services only worth what they cost us?

Some people think that you should offer a low, middle and high package and set your middle package at your desired average sale.  You may have also heard that you should(…)

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There’s no doubt that our CMpros are busy. They have families to care for, jobs to maintain, many have businesses to look after, and they all know how to take stunning photographs. Have you ever wondered what a day looks like for one of the CMpros? How do they manage their time? When do they get it all done? Today, CMpro Sarah Carlson is giving you a peek inside a day in her life!
a day in the life | sarah(…)

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If you’re not following the CMglimpse project on Instagram then you should be. The talent there is incredible! Week after week, Instagramers are following the prompt list and rocking out one awesome photo after another. You need to see them so we’re going to be showcasing just a few of our favorites from the week here on the CMblog each week!
sfcitymom:

andrea__murry:

dawnblomquist:

shiprapanosian:

stayhomewithme:

ferrardfotos:

rxannephotography:

kmledford:

paigeswildthings:

tonyaedwards:

millermis:

kirafaris:

10baretoes:

caseymccauley:

whimsicallife:

ashleah_yust:

Would you like to participate in next weeks list? Here it is and you’ll just follow the prompts and then(…)

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wonderwall | beth mancuso

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this stunning portrait by Beth Mancuso won us over. Congratulations, Beth!

To see more of Beth’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

To view more images from the(…)

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by Lisa Tichané
When I created the Capturing Joy photography workshop, I was expecting it to be a joyful experience in itself. Of course we were going to work (sometimes hard!) on how to make these authentic happy pictures happen, but the very first goal of this workshop was to reconnect to our inner joy, in order to ooze happiness so irresistibly that our subjects simply couldn’t resist.

I was both exicted and scared when the first run started – excited to(…)

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The month of March, members posted images to our monthly contest sponsored by SnapKnot. We were awed by light, conversions and moments captured. Below are our favorite twenty images including the winning image by Candice Zugich (sweetcamerabliss) who won a SnapKnot membership valued at $368. We adored all the entries this month!

sweetcamerabliss:

amcarlon:

dlauder:

dana5:

soboba:

raink:

cpap76:

claregratz:

myfourkids:

melina:

CandyKempsey:

britt_blake:

lisa_holloway:

km_photo:

bmlee123:

bloom:

katev:

iklotzer:

ansheppard:

taraphoto:

Thank you to everyone who participated in the monthly contest!  Would you like to see the rest of the photos that were entered?  You can do so here.
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by Elena Blair

As your business grows and changes you are naturally going to have price increases.

You may have started your business charging too little so you are going through a significant price increase, or maybe you are only raising your prices by a small amount.  Perhaps you are restructuring your pricing model.  No matter what it is you are doing, it can be hard to retain old clients when you raise your prices.  I have raised my price about 500%(…)

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veil covering brides face by Jen Bebb

As part of this year’s Click Away photography conference, we have created VOICE — our first ever digital print competition.

*image by Jen Bebb of Bebb Studios
The purpose of VOICE is to recognize and celebrate images in 14 separate categories that encapsulate the spirit of this special collection – vision, originality, inspiration, creativity and overall excellence. Submissions are being accepted until May 4, 2014 and images selected for inclusion in the VOICE Collection will be showcased in an online image gallery,(…)

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Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, new series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Jennifer Dell sharing what she loves!
jennifer dell’s favorite things

Shoes. The sassier and higher the heel the better. I am relatively short, so I love to wear heels for some added height. I also(…)

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We love photography interviews and today we are excited to bring you an interview with the incredible nature and astrophotographer Mike Mezeul II!
an interview with mike mezeul II

by Megan Dill

Your portfolio is quite diverse, ranging from weddings to live concerts to the primary subject of this interview, the skies above us.  What is it about the weather that excites you?
I was always the little kid in elementary school lying on the picnic table during recess staring up at the clouds.(…)

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You love hearing how other photographers got to where they are today and this week we have another inspirational photography journey here for you from one of our CMpros, the incredibly talented Lissa Chandler!
my photography journey | lissa chandler

I always wanted to be a photographer.

Not just a photographer, I also wanted to be a mom and a writer and a teacher. But mostly, I wanted to be a photographer.

When I was in elementary school, my favorite afternoon activity was to(…)

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If you’re not following the CMglimpse project on Instagram then you should be. The talent there is incredible! Week after week, Instagramers are following the prompt list and rocking out one awesome photo after another. You need to see them so we’re going to be showcasing just a few of our favorites from the week here on the CMblog each week!

katiewroth:

jenniferpvm:

kristinanichol:

samanthapierson:

mollysabourin:

cheerchic1988:

kdokoza:

triciaboutelle:

kirafaris:

meggregphoto:

stayhomewithme:

gypsypyephotos:

mangelka:

lisarenee93:

jennylynncarr:

maisyd:

Would you like to participate in next weeks list? Here it is and you’ll just follow the prompts and then(…)

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skipping rocks | anna christine

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this calming water photograph by Anna Christine won us over. Congratulations, Anna!

To see more of Anna’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

To view more images from(…)

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by Geneviève Guérin
If you want to get out of a rut and have fun for 31 days, this is the project you need!

First: Establish some rules for your project. For me, it was an iPhone only project.

Next: Ask some friends to join in. Having friends helps you stick to the project and finish it!

Finally: Print it! I just ordered a Blurb book from this project.

Tips and lessons learned:

Empty some space on your phone, you are going to take a lot(…)

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It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our newest Mentors to feature, Nina Mingioni.
a peek inside | nina mingioni

1. Canon 24-105 f/4L: this is my one and only zoom lens. I am very much a prime shooter, but the versatility of this lens for travel cannot be beat.

2. Canon 100 f/2.8L: my first photography-related love. I love macro photography, and can’t imagine living without this lens. I(…)

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Personal photography projects can be incredibly beneficial to your growth as a photographer. Whether it be a 365 or a series of self-portraits, it will stretch you beyond your safety zone. And what could be more fun than seeing what personal projects the CMpros are up to?! In this series, we’ll feature a different CMpro and follow along as they show off some of their images and share about their unique project. Today we are excited to have Danielle McIlroy(…)

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by Joanne Rojcewicz
As photographers, we print lots of items for our clients and ourselves. But when they are press printed products, rather than photo prints, the choices can be confusing and overwhelming. I thought I’d share with you some basic tips and things to be aware of when ordering anything from business cards and marketing flyers to holiday cards and birth announcements.

The most important thing to know is…YOUR PRINTED PIECE WILL NEVER LOOK EXACTLY LIKE IT DOES ON SCREEN. Don’t(…)

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Happy Spring friends! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to April’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Stacey Haslem! And now for an enlightening interview with Stacey.
april cmpro of the month | stacey haslem
by Jodi Arego

Hi, Stacey! First of all, congratulations on being Clickin Moms’ Pro of the Month!  Can you start off by telling us a little more about yourself?
I live in Modesto, California, but I grew up in Wyoming. I remember as a child(…)

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There’s no doubt that our CMpros are busy. They have families to care for, jobs to maintain, many have businesses to look after, and they all know how to take stunning photographs. Have you ever wondered what a day looks like for one of the CMpros? How do they manage their time? When do they get it all done? Today, CMpro Bre Thurston is giving you a peek inside a day in her life!
a day in the life | bre(…)

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If you’re not following the CMglimpse project on Instagram then you should be. The talent there is incredible! Week after week, Instagramers are following the prompt list and rocking out one awesome photo after another. You need to see them so we’re going to be showcasing just a few of our favorites from the week here on the CMblog each week!

lisarenee93:

jenclicks:

sabrinaarea:

whimsicallife:

libbyoreillyphotography:

jen__h:

txreen:

michellehebertphotog:

k80bug15:

5_little_birds:

sara_turk:

jnb_rich:

denstorm:

Would you like to participate in next weeks list? Here it is and you’ll just follow the prompts and then(…)

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lilac fairy | kate luber

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this stunning ballerina inspired portrait by Kate Luber won us over. Congratulations, Kate!

To see more of Kate’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

To view more images(…)

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This is our second blog post, where members of the CMteam are given a single word and asked to interpret it through individual images.  We look forward to showing creativity and diversity through our own unique styles and perspectives.
We’re keeping it real this month.  The CMteam has dug deep with some personal and introspective images that include the bittersweet beauty, and the familiarity of their daily lives.  Our word was ‘reality’.
Allison McSorley:

Amy Lucy Lockheart:

April Nienhuis:

Caroline Jensen:

Celeste Pavlik:

Emma Wood:

Heather Lazark:

Jenni Jones:

Jodi(…)

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by Allison Zercher

To use a ‘long exposure’ means to slow the shutter speed down slower than one would normally shoot at, which allows more light to hit the sensor.  There are many reasons to use long exposures – the most common of which being both to capture something in very limited light and/or to intentionally capture motion blur.  In most cases, a tripod is needed in order to either capture a stationary object in very low light or to freeze(…)

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We’re always on the lookout for a great color palette, whether it be for web design, photography, home decorating, or putting together an awesome new outfit. One of our favorite places to draw color inspiration from is photographs. Today, we bring you a soothing blue-gray and green palette from CMpro Mabel Chow!

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Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, new series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Heather Lazark sharing what she loves!
heather lazark’s favorite things
My true favorite things are the people I love and the time we spend together. But let’s face it, beyond that we all have those(…)

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