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 weekend!
Would you like to participate in next weeks list? Here it is and you’ll just follow the prompts and then(…)
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 black and white photograph of a boy and his great grandpa by Tarah Sweeney stole our hearts. Congratulations Tarah!
To see more of Tarah’s photography visit her website(…)
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? First up is Elicia Graves sharing what she loves!
elicia graves’ favorite things
1. The mocha at Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley – This little cafe is such a happy place and not only do they use organic, local(…)
Are you interested in donating your photography but still looking for an organization to work with? A few months back we announced our new Non-Profit Program, created to help get information about different programs out to photographers. What would be another way to help you learn about these wonderful organizations? Interviews, of course! Today we kick continue our Non-Profit Interviews with Critical Exposure! Critical Exposure is a Finalist for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, which is presented(…)
by Michelle Turner
Gels can be great tools to enhance the look of your flash photographs– they can be used to creatively change the light or to match the look of another light in the frame. Most of the time when I pick up my flash for use off camera (OCF), I gel my flash to a certain color to change the color of the light that strikes my subject. Usually the effect is subtle, but you can also use gels(…)
It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have new CMmentor to feature, Stacey Vukelj. Stacey is one of CM’s newest mentors and an incredible street photographer out of New York City. We are thrilled to get a glimpse into her life today!
a peek inside | stacey vukelj
It is a little embarrassing to say this out loud, but I love options. True for clothes, true for bags, true for books, true(…)
by Rebecca Spencer
For my own images, my personal style is a simple clean edit with a nice pop of vibrant colour. There are lots of ways you can use post processing to achieve this and here I will show you what works for me. I have found the easiest way to do this is through using level adjustment layers within Adobe Photoshop – levels are a simple way of making a big difference to your photo.
Here is the SOOC(…)
by Monica Wilkinson
Like many of you, when I started my journey into photography, my favorite subjects to shoot were my two daughters. They were young and I wanted to capture as many memories as possible. As time passed by,
I still found joy in photographing them, but I felt myself succumbing to the pressures of getting it just right in camera. I felt overwhelmed with all the rules of photography. I would hear things like the skin tones are off, they(…)
by Melissa Koehler
Watermarking, it’s something that we should be doing to every single image that we share online. That means facebook, blog and any other public sites. The topic of watermarking gets brought up a lot and I want to spend some time talking about the importance of watermarking your images all the time.
Let’s talk a bit about the placement of your watermark. Everyone tends to watermark their images differently, some in the corners, some at the very bottom and(…)
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 lovely photo of a boy and his shadow by Sarah Morris stole our hearts. Congratulations Sarah!
To see more of Sarah’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily(…)
Being a mother is one of the hardest jobs; it’s a 24 hour position with incredible responsibility. And here at Clickin Moms, we know how seriously moms take their role. To all the mothers out there, thank you for the incredible and selfless job you do every single day! We love you all and what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend than with some beautiful mom photos from CM members?!
Kim Gasper ‘Kim’:
Fran Dellaporta ‘frandellaporta’:
Christine Lambeth ‘laneydo’:
Dalayna McKnight ‘layn’:
by April Nienhuis
Do you struggle with who you are as a photographer? Are you afraid to be yourself with your photography even it means shooting unlike everyone else? When raising children, we teach them that who they are is good enough. Even at a young age, peer pressure is around and we never want them to conform to others in an effort to ‘ﬁt in’. Our goal as parents is to encourage the uniqueness that we see in each of(…)
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? You loved Sara’s ‘A Day In The Life’ post so much that we decided to make it a regular new series(…)
You love hearing how other photographers got to where they are today and this week we have another inspirational ‘my photography journey’ here for you from one of our CMpros, the incredibly talented Cassandra O’Leary!
my photography journey | cassandra o’leary
I cannot tell you how happy and excited I am to have this opportunity to share my photography journey with you as well as to share my love and appreciation of all things Clickin Moms! I have so much that I(…)
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(…)
We just love photography interviews here on the CMblog and today we have Kelly Brown here, a newborn photographer from Australia. Kelly has a gorgeous yet simple style with her newborn portraits and we are thrilled to have the chance to ask her a few questions!
an interview with kelly brown
by April Nienhuis
Hi, Kelly, and thank you for joining us here today! First of all, we’d love to hear a little about your story and where your love of photography comes(…)
by Alicia Gould
Photographers often ask each other “how many images do you show in your galleries?” The answer for me is always, it depends! Each family I photograph is unique; they have different dynamics, different decorating styles and different reasons for wanting to book a session. If you don’t take the time to find out some of that before the session, you could be wasting a lot of your time processing images that don’t mesh with their style.
Before the Photo(…)
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 gorgeous rich palette of purples and greens from CMpro Sarah Morris of Sweet Aqua Photography!
*color codes from top to bottom: 9e9895, 594d53, 211527, 736b47, 413729.
See all our color palette inspiration!
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 sweet photo of some baby birds in their nest by Meredith Novario stole our hearts. Congratulations Meredith!
To see more of Meredith’s photography visit her website and CMpro(…)
Are you interested in photographing newborns? Are you a new parent wanting photographs of your sweet baby? Newborn safety is very important in photography and educating yourself, both as a photographer or a parent, is key. When you purchase our Newborn Safety PDF Bundle (for as little as $5) by newborn photographer Megan Squires, we’ll donate 100% of proceeds to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Included in the bundle is a 17 page PDF for photographers on keeping baby safe during their(…)
by Elena Blair
I will admit it. I love head shots of children. I enjoy getting close to kids to capture all the sweet details of their faces. My clients love it too, and I aim to capture head shots during all my shoots. In addition, ninety-five percent of the time, clients buy prints of the head shot images I provide. When you hear the phrase “head shot,” your mind may conjure a boring, stiff image. Well I am here to(…)
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 new 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 Beth(…)
The second run of CMs First Steps with a DSLR photography workshop with instructor Amy Lucy Lockheart is starting in just a few short weeks. If you’ve always wanted to take better photos of your kids, but haven’t ventured outside of Auto Mode because all those buttons and dials are confusing, then this is the perfect class for you! Some of the students from the first run of this class were brand new owners of their cameras and had no(…)
Hello, May! How lovely of you to sneak up on us like that! Here on the Clickin Moms blog, we are going to start the month of right by introducing you to a brand new CMpro of the Month, Pam Korman. Pam is an incredible photographer and we are so excited to have her here on the CMblog to learn a little more about her!
may cmpro of the month | pam korman
by Melissa Gibson
Hello Pam! Can you start us off(…)
It’s time for another addition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish. Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “How do you assess your value as a photographer and for what you bring to a client?”
*image courtesy of Lissa Chandler
Elena Blair, Washington
I assess my value based on how I feel after a shoot. If I feel like I(…)
Are you interested in donating your photography but still looking for an organization to work with? A few months back we announced our new Non-Profit Program, created to help get information about different programs out to photographers. What would be another way to help you learn about these wonderful organizations? Interviews, of course! Today we kick off our first Non-Profit Interview with Letters to Holland!
letters to holland interview
by Jodi Arego
We’d love to learn about this special project, Letters from Holland.(…)
It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have new CMmentor to feature, Celeste Pavlik. Celeste is a brilliant hobbyist photographer who with a particularly appealing approach to lighting with some of the most beautiful black and white conversions out there. We are so excited to have her on the CMblog today and know you will be too!
a peek inside | celeste pavlik
I upgraded from the Canon 7D (which I used(…)