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my photography journey | lissa chandler

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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my photography journey | jenni jones

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 Jenni Jones!
my photography journey | jenni jones

My journey really began after finishing business school in 2010 – I purchased a Nikon D90 to take with me while traveling (as a way to decorate my walls….because I was cheap).  I owned Lightroom at the time and applied some lovely(…)

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my photography journey | kristy dooley

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 Kristy Dooley!
my photography journey | kristy dooley
When I was pregnant with our second daughter I remember telling my husband, “I really wish I had studied photography in college.”  Photography had always been an interest of mine and as a new mom I was all too aware of(…)

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my photography journey | beth orey

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 Beth Orey!
my photography journey | beth orey

As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved photography. I’ve always been drawn to pictures and the creation of art. I rocked it with my mom’s Polaroid way back when! But it never even crossed my mind so long ago to(…)

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my photography journey | jessica holden

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 Jessica Holden!
my photography journey | jessica holden

I have loved photography since I was a little girl. My Grandpa was colorblind, but he drew exquisite charcoal drawings of the sun streaming through redwood forests, and I yearned to create art that was half as beautiful as his. My first(…)

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my photography journey | kristen ryan

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 Kristen Ryan!
my photography journey | kristen ryan

Thank you to Clickin Moms for sharing my photography journey here on the blog. I am honored to have this opportunity as I have learned so much through the wonderful women and wealth of knowledge within this forum.

My true photography learning journey(…)

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my photography journey | melissa stottmann

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 Melissa Stottmann!
my photography journey | melissa stottmann

Pictures have always been really important to me, whether it was a boy I liked, friends on a field trip, or pictures of my family, I simply loved to take pictures. Holiday gifts were almost always a picture (usually taken from a(…)

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my photography journey | elicia graves

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 Elicia Graves!
my photography journey | elicia graves
My photography journey began in high school when I bought a little Canon Rebel film camera with my Christmas money one year.  I didn’t really know what I was doing at the time, but I enjoyed shooting rolls of black and white(…)

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celeste jones’ photography journey

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 Celeste Jones!
my photography journey | celeste jones
I’ve always been the picture taker in the family. You know, the person who always has the camera at the parties and barbeque’s! I remember the day I got my Pentax K2000 in the mail. Don’t ask me why I decided to(…)

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coordinating your newborn session

by Jenni Jones

I am not going to lie, I spend a ton of time preparing for a newborn session.  My goal is to keep everything cohesive, so regardless of the images a client chooses to display in their home, they will all go well together – AND – everything will match the color palette of their home.

My preparation begins long before the session even starts – in fact, it starts with the first inquiry.  When a potential client emails me,(…)

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tracy heyman’s photography journey

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 Tracy Heyman!
my photography journey | tracy heyman
First of all, I’m so excited and honored to be able to share my photography journey here at Clickin Moms.  I owe so much of my growth as a photographer to this place!

My story is like so many others.  My love of(…)

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megan dill’s photography journey

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 Megan Dill!
my photography journey | megan dill

My photography journey began in late 2007 when I first picked up a DSLR.  I shot in full auto with my kit lens and a nifty fifty for a little over a year before enrolling in an evening course at a local(…)

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mandy haber’s photography journey

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 Mandy Haber!
my photography journey | mandy haber

My photography journey actually started a LONG time ago. When I was in high school. I was working at County Seat – do y’all remember that store – and Wolf Camera was just around the corner in the mall. I would go(…)

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my photography journey | sarah vaughn

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 Sarah Vaughn!
my photography journey | sarah vaughn
I knew I wanted to be a photographer the first time I picked up an SLR. Time stopped and I lost myself in the world behind the lens. My best friend’s dad had a fancy camera, so we borrowed it to play(…)

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my photography journey | lisa benemelis

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 Lisa Benemelis!
my photography journey | lisa benemelis
I would like to start by saying thank you Clickin Moms for giving me the opportunity to share my journey today on the blog.  It is an honor to have been asked and I am very excited to share with you all.

I(…)

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my photography journey | stacey vukelj

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 Stacey Vukelj!
my photography journey | stacey vukelj
I have always loved taking pictures. I have photo albums dating back to elementary school and as I got older, I could often be found hogging the camera on family vacations. My album-making days came to a screeching halt following the receipt(…)

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my photography journey | adele humphries

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 Adele Humphries!

my photography journey | adele humphries
Unlike many of my fellow photography friends, my desire to learn more about photography didn’t start with the birth of my first child. I had no time to shower, sleep or eat let alone think about mastering the art of photography! And(…)

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my photography journey | emma wood

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 Emma Wood!
my photography journey | emma wood
It began long before I even knew it began.  My love for images and photography, so deep seeded that I see now it probably couldn’t have been any other way.  I used to spend hours flicking through images that my parents had taken(…)

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my photography journey | cassandra o’leary

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(…)

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kelly brown interview

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(…)

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the difference between RAW and jpeg tutorial by Megan Squires

the RAW deal

by Megan Squires

RAW vs jpeg. If this is something you’ve pondered recently, chances are you are currently shooting in jpeg. And if you are shooting in jpeg, chances are you feel like you should be shooting in RAW. Just like that diet you committed to as your New Year’s resolution, you know you should do it, you know you’ll feel and look better if you do, and you know the end result will be something you’re so proud of.

But does(…)

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get dad in the photo

by Courtney Keim
I think I always had this idea of dads and family portraits.  I think it started when I was young.  It’s not that my dad was not there.  He just was not in the photos.  He always told me it was the memories not the photo.  Then I married my husband.  And unfortunately, he is seriously just as bad when it comes to family portrait time.  To him, he’d rather be subjected to anything torture-filled if it meant(…)

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interview with six friends

Birthday week is still going strong but we’re nearing the end.  There are numerous reasons to love CM between the helpfulness, education, knowledge, and photography shared daily but one of our personal favorites is the friendships that are formed.  We though, how fun would it be to interview a group of photographers that have grown close after meeting one another on the forum!  Today we have Kim Lane, Adele Humphries, Jessica Remus, Sarah Zalan, Stacey Vukelj, and Krista Sodt to(…)

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more than a hobbyist

by Melissa Gibson
I am a mom and I am a photographer.  Since I am not a business owner, I am a considered a “hobbyist”.  However, I am not “just a hobbyist”.

I am an artist.

Even more than an artist?

I am a storyteller.

Seven months before my first girl was born, I was writing about her.  I wrote letters to her in her own journal.  Skipping by my old personal journal to now jot down notes about her life instead.  I remember putting(…)

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back button focusing tips

by Lisa Tichané
If you are an active member of the Clickin Moms photography forum, you have probably heard of it several times. When members are asked what their major AHA moment was, Back Button Focusing is often on top of the list. It was definitely one of my very own major light-bulb moment when I discovered it.

So what is back button focusing?

It’s a very simple thing that might change the clarity of your images forever.

When you auto-focus with your DSLR default(…)

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concert photography tips and tricks

by Tracy Ritter
This is the first picture I ever took at a concert (well, since my days of going to see New Kids on the Block when I was 16).  I was about 7 or 8 heads back in this general admission crowd of 20,000+ people. I held my little point & shoot camera high above my head, trying to dodge hands, heads and other cameras, zoomed as far as I could, and prayed to come back with something decent.(…)

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my photography journey | tracy bradbury

At ClickinMoms we are so thrilled when we see our members learn, grow and excel at their craft.  It is so amazing and inspiring to watch and we’re thankful to be along for the ride!

We started our “My Photography Journey” series a few months ago and our members have loved seeing how their peers have grown in their work.  Today we have one of our amazing CMpros, Tracy Bradbury.    Thank you so much for sharing  with us, Tracy!  We(…)

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Shoot the Moon Tutorial

Erin Kortum is here on the CM photography blog today to share her tutorial on photographing the moon.   Tonight is going to be a full moon (all of you doing the CM Scavenger Hunt better make note of that!)  so it’s a great time to try this yourself!

 

Ever experienced a beautiful moon in the night sky and when you try to capture the image with your camera, you’re much less than thrilled with the result?  Taking pictures of the moon(…)

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