As we approach the date of the third Clickin Walk, I am filled with anticipation for what our next walk will bring. Beautiful fall colors, crisp late September air, and picturesque river town scenes are what I am envisioning for this year’s Clickin Walk. One thing I am certain of – I will see old friends and make new ones, share a love for photography with other photographers who live in my area, push myself to creatively capture the world(…)
I often refer to Clickin Moms as one giant family. It’s true! And families take pictures of one another. What better way to document a birth than to ask a fellow Clickin Mom to photograph the entire event. There have been a number of CM members who have photographed the births of fellow Clickin Moms members, myself included.
The birth of a child is an experience that you will never forget. Indeed, it is one of the most important and momentous(…)
The next run of CMs First Steps with a DSLR photography workshop with instructor Amy Lucy Lockheart is starting in September. If you’ve always wanted to take better photos of your kids, but haven’t ventured outside of Auto Mode, then this is the perfect class for you! Some of the students from the first run of this class were brand new DSLR owners and had no experience outside of auto mode. Within 3 short weeks they were already shooting in(…)
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(…)
There is something so enchanting about snow. The way it falls softly to the ground and covers the earth in a giant white blanket makes everything seem so fresh and magical. But when snow is present, so is the cold. That cold may mean that many of us decide to stay indoors where we are nice and toasty. Taking photos of your kids outdoors in the winter can be very rewarding, so do your best to come out of hibernation(…)
The New Year is right around the corner and with the New Year comes a new lineup of photography workshops through CMU. With that lineup we have four (yes, FOUR) new workshops being introduced! We’ll be introducing each one of them here on the Clickin Moms photography blog for you and the first one up is First Steps With A DSLR by CMmentor and Click Magazine’s Products Editor Amy Lucy Lockheart. Amy has been kind enough to answer a few(…)
When you hear the terms “themed session,” “stylized shoot,” or “conceptual photography,” there are many things that come to mind. Perhaps you think of kissing booths, babies in baths, or antique children’s school desks in fields. Maybe you imagine a fashion model with styled clothing, perfect makeup, and hair that makes a statement. Perhaps you think of the imagery as having been carefully planned to bring a specific message to a viewer. Whatever you envision when you hear those terms,(…)
A Peek Inside with Amy Lucy Lockheart
1. Nikon 35 1.4G
2. Nikon SB-800 Speedlight
3. Nikon D4
4. Lensbaby Composer Pro
5. Nikon 105 2.8micro
6. Nikon 50 1.4G
1. Impact 24 inch 5-in-1 reflector
2. Lastolite Tri-Grip reflector
I use a reflector a lot and so I always carry the smaller one in bag just in case I forget to bring the big one.
1. Fabric covered box from Paper Source for storing paper samples, cards, and business cards
3. Expodisc for setting custom white balance
We may take hundreds or even thousands of photos every month, but how often do we take the time to get those images off our hard drives and up on our walls? If your walls are covered, then great! If not, this article is for you. Be prepared to be inspired by the ideas featured below.
Over the last year, I have made an effort to create unique photo displays that are a reflection of the décor of our home and my personal aesthetics. There is something greatly satisfying about creating beautiful images and then proudly showcasing them in my home. That sense of pride in one’s own creations is something I want to instill in my children, so I believe highlighting my art (and theirs as well) is very important.(…)
The never ending desire to have better and newer gear.
Let’s face it. We have all “been there, done that” at some point. I have longed for upgrades and new toys, but in the end, I have discovered that there is indeed truth to the adage “It is the photographer who makes the image, not the camera.”
I am here to tell you that you can be an amazing photographer, regardless of the gear you own. It’s not(…)