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my photography journey | samantha covert

My Photography Journey by Samantha Covert

My photography journey began in 2008, when my husband gifted me my first DSLR (a Nikon D40) just before our wedding.  I had no idea how to adjust any of the dials, but was happy that even in auto mode my images were better than those I took with my little point and shoot.

My interest and motivation for capturing images really ramped up after my first child was born in 2009.

I became quite photo-crazed soon after his(…)

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my photography journey | sarah kossuch

my photography journey | sarah kossuch

My Photography Journey by Sarah Kossuch

My journey.

Most of the time, when you read about photographers, there, at some point, was a love for photography early on. I was not one of those. To be honest, it took me a bit to sit down and really dig into my mind of when did my journey start?

I noticed my love for photography really hit home in 2004-2005. At that time my oldest son was 2-3 years old and I wanted nice pictures of(…)

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my photography journey | winnie bruce

my photography journey | winnie bruce

My Photography Journey by Winnie Bruce

I didn’t start my photography journey with the goal for it to be what it is. I guess that is the beauty of life though. We are brought to different avenues, and then we make choices of what eventually would be best for us.

In the summer of 2008, my best friend Bruce, who’s a chef, brought over a Canon Rebel XSi to our house. We chatted about how he was going to take the camera to(…)

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my photography journey | alana rasbach

My Photography Journey by Alana Rasbach

I feel as though I need to have a polished journey in order to write this–one that has resulted in me feeling satisfied with my work as a photographer. But I don’t. I think I am just at the beginning of my journey as an artist.
(This is me with my camera, 11 years old)
I received my first camera when I was 9 or 10 years old. It was a film Kodak instamatic. My older sister(…)

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my photography journey | jennifer jabbour

My Photography Journey by Jennifer Jabbour

As a little girl, I was always creating something. My favorite gifts were always new art supplies. In elementary, our school competed against other schools across the state in several categories, one being art. I submitted some pencil drawings, water color and oil paintings, and won several awards!

As a mother, my love for the visual arts was crowded out by lack of time and space. It’s been at least 10 years since I’ve seriously attempted to(…)

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my photography journey | jo lien

My Photography Journey by Jo Lien

I got my first camera — a pink and purple LeClic that I won selling Girl Scout cookies — in 1987.  I was in the fifth grade.  It shot 110 film cartridges, and I wanted nothing more than to sling it around my neck and take “pretty pictures.”  At Girl Scout camp that summer, I probably shot as many frames of the lake and as I did frames of my friends  — you know, CALENDAR stuff.


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my photography journey | alicia gould

My Photography Journey by Alicia Gould
August 2006: YAY my daughter was born! My husband got me a canon Rebel XT that year and I became obsessed. Shooting on auto with my pop up flash blew my point and shoot out of the water.  I took this image of my daughter and actually asked my professional photographer if she could do me a huge favor and put this image on those cool round edged wallets for me… she did, bless her!

2007 was(…)

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my photography journey | katie woodard

My Photography Journey by Katie Woodard

Thank you so much for stopping by! Here is a look at my long, goofy and very rewarding photography journey.

I grew up in North Carolina and my mom took tons of photos. I remember several times, not wanting my photo taken “again”. But she did an amazing job of capturing my childhood and I am so grateful that she did. There is a small chance I had Photographer’s Child Syndrome, at a very early age…what do(…)

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my photography journey | elizabeth blank

My Photography Journey by Elizabeth Blank

I can honestly date my love of photography back to the late 1980’s when my aunt and uncle gave me my very first camera for Christmas – the beautiful, hot pink Le Clic that only took disc film. I loved that camera with every fiber of my being and adored capturing moments through its lens.

After that camera bit the dust, I moved onto the Polaroid i-Zone and the Canon PowerShot. Did I know anything about shooting in(…)

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my photography journey | lissa chandler

My Photography Journey by 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 lie down on the floor on my stomach and shuffle through all of the photographs in my mom’s old photo albums and boxes. It didn’t matter who the photographs were of – my mother,(…)

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my photography journey | jenni jones

My Photography Journey by 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 presets – therefore…I was an amazing photographer. LOL!

Towards the end of the year, a friend asked me to take maternity and newborn photos…it was at that moment I learned what being truly obsessed with(…)

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my photography journey | kristy dooley

My Photography Journey by 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 how quickly time passes.   He encouraged me to purchase a DSLR and pursue it further and I’m so glad he did. As soon as my Rebel t2i arrived I started shooting daily and I haven’t(…)

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my photography journey | beth orey

My Photography Journey by 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 actually take classes or really learn more about photography. Like so many other parents out there, I got my first DSLR after the birth of our first child in September 2007. My little point(…)

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my photography journey | jessica holden

My Photography Journey by 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 camera was a Brownie given to me by an old family friend, and to this day I remember the pungent smell of the film, the feel of winding the spools between each shot…. I(…)

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my photography journey | kristen ryan

My Photography Journey by 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 began in late 2011 when I took a local photography class on shooting in manual mode. But my interest in photography always existed throughout childhood and my teenage years. While studying at Northwestern University,(…)

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my photography journey | melissa stottmann

My Photography Journey by 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 chain studio with a beautiful fireplace drawn on the background).  When I found a camera that did selective coloring IN THE CAMERA, well, that’s absolutely when the party really began to get crazy!  Lucky(…)

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my photography journey | elicia graves

My Photography Journey by 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 film and picking up the resulting images at my local drugstore.  Time moved on, I graduated college, got a job, married my high school sweetheart, and photography fell by the wayside.  Like so many(…)

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celeste jones’ photography journey

My Photography Journey by 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 get a Pentax. Actually, I think someone had an easy pay plan and it came with a bag, two kit lens, and editing software. I laugh about it now, but when I got it(…)

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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

My Photography Journey by 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 photography started after the birth of my twins in 2005.  I wanted to capture all of their big and little moments.  They were growing and changing so quickly that I didn’t want to forget(…)

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megan dill’s photography journey

My Photography Journey by 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 community college to learn how to shoot in manual mode.  Inspired by several “momtographer” blogs, I was eager to capture my future family in a similar fashion.  In late 2009 my husband and I(…)

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mandy haber’s photography journey

My Photography Journey by 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 in there from time to time and just browse the merchandise. Well my freshman year in college, I saved up my money and bought a Nikon N60 with a kit lens for around $475.(…)

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my photography journey | sarah vaughn

My Photography Journey by 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 fashion photographer in her backyard. Shooting transformed the everyday into something magical. And getting that first roll back from the developers solidified my love of photography. I was 17 years old and I remember(…)

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my photography journey | lisa benemelis

My Photography Journey by 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 have always been drawn to photography and its ability to capture and tell a story as well as its ability to create an emotional response with the viewer.  I’ve spent many years enjoying photography(…)

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my photography journey | stacey vukelj

My Photography Journey by 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 of my first digital camera, but that didn’t stop me from clicking away when I traveled or at birthday parties, or just because.

Distracting you from my older photography with a newborn sea lion (2007).

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my photography journey | adele humphries

My Photography Journey by 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 besides, newborn photography was not a commonly done thing in Scotland 6 years ago (the custom photography industry is still not on par with America now) so taking “professional looking” photographs of my bundle(…)

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my photography journey | emma wood

My Photography Journey by 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 of my sisters and I – literally in awe of the fact that moments could be frozen and re-lived through images.  I spent my childhood watching old black and white movies, and I really wasn’t(…)

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my photography journey | cassandra o’leary

My Photography Journey by 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 want to share that I don’t even know where to begin. So I apologize in advance because I am pretty sure that I am going to ramble and write way too much!

So let’s begin at,(…)

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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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