Tag Archives: beginners photography workshop

5 keys to bringing in the right seniors

by Jen Basford

Senior portraits are one of the most highly competitive markets in the photography industry today.  As such, more and more photographers are struggling with how to get the ‘right’ seniors in the door, and how to do it with little or no budget for marketing.

While this may seem impossible when faced with so much competition, by focusing on a few key factors in your marketing you can not only bring in more of the ‘right’ seniors for your(…)

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the friendly photographer

by Emily Krbec

*image by Carol Lynn of Freckle Face Photography
The photography world is a fascinating thing to be a part of. Each person is on their own unique journey, exploring the world around them with camera in hand. As exciting and satisfying as this journey can be, it can also be challenging, discouraging, and even lonely at times. I’ve come up with a few suggestions on how each of us can take on the role of “The Friendly Photographer” and(…)

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photographing surfers

by Courtney Keim
I think of the last eight vacations that we took, 99% of them has revolved around my husband’s love of surfing. I really can’t complain though since we’ve hit two islands in Hawaii and Costa Rica most recently.  I tell myself every time that I will pack my equipment and get some photos of him surfing but I’ve realized that the prime time he surfs, I’m usually staring at my eyelids or am taking photos of my kids(…)

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indesign for album design

by Haley Lorraine

I’ve said it before and I will say it again I LOVE designing albums! You can review my ten step album workflow here. InDesign is my favorite album design tool, hands down!

Today I want to touch on one of the best time saving features of InDesign for designing albums – InDesign Libraries.

Libraries allow you to store objects for future use. I have a library filled with each and every album page layout I commonly use. This makes designing(…)

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successful center compositions

By Adele Humphries
Are you a rule-follower?  I am.

I get anxious even bending the rules – social or actual.  So no-one is more surprised than me to see that I have embraced the dreaded center composition in my personal style.  I had always understood this to be a big photography no-no so I avoided it at all costs, believing it to be a lazy, unimaginative and visually less pleasing method of composition.

Then, last Christmas, my husband surprised me with a 35mm(…)

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portraits in the snow

by Carol Swaitkewich
I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada or Winterpeg as we are affectionately called. It snows. A lot. It’s also cold. Like REALLY cold. For 5 months of the year we are surrounded by white and ice. If I wanted to take pictures I needed to learn how to shoot in the cold and snow fast!

The 3 main problems I found shooting in the snow are flat lighting, exposure issues, (blown out or grey looking snow), white balance issues(…)

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a video photoshop tutorial | before and after in CS6

by Lisa Harrison
So are you still undecided about making the jump to Adobe Photoshop CS6? Go for it!  You’ll love it! If you’re familiar with CS4 or CS5, you really won’t have much of a learning curve at all. The main thing that is different is how the adjustment panel works. You still have an adjustment panel but you now have a Properties Panel where you make changes to your chosen adjustment. You still choose your adjustments from the adjustment(…)

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Organizing in Lightroom

I think I may have inspired this particular tutorial.  I may or may not have emailed my good friend, Lynne Rigby, Lightroom master, when I was super frustrated trying to organize my Lightroom files.  These instructions below were exactly what I needed and I’m forever grateful to her (for this amongst so many other things.  Like I said – Lightroom master!) and you just might be too!  Thanks, Lynne!

Organizing in Lightroom
by Lynne Rigby
I’ve heard so many people say that they(…)

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thoughts on converting to black and white

Have you ever wondered why a photographer chooses to have a particular image in color or black and white?  I think we all have and it takes time to learn when color or black and white is the best choice to enhance your photograph.  Our utterly fabulous CMmentor Stacey Haslem is here to share her thought process on color vs black and white!
thoughts on converting to black and white
by Stacey Haslem
Why do you convert an image to monochrome? Do you(…)

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photoshop friday | hue/saturation vs vibrance adjustments

CMmentor, Lisa Harrison has been showcasing different little tips and tricks, picture plays, photo fixes,  tutorials and so much more Fridays here on the blog.   Our members are able to submit questions for her and she may choose their question to answer in her post – so fun and a great way to get answers to your Photoshop questions.  Blog readers are also welcome to submit questions in the comments section if there’s a topic you would like Lisa(…)

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photoshop friday | a trip to the dentist

CMmentor, Lisa Harrison has been showcasing different little tips and tricks, picture plays, photo fixes,  tutorials and so much more Fridays here on the blog.   Our members are able to submit questions for her and she may choose their question to answer in her post – so fun and a great way to get answers to your Photoshop questions.  Blog readers are also welcome to submit questions in the comments section if there’s a topic you would like Lisa(…)

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processing | my lightroom workflow

One thing our members are often curious about is how others structure their workflow once they upload their images to their computer.  Our lovely CMmentor and Lightroom aficionado, Megan Moore, is generously sharing her Lightroom workflow here on the blog today.  Megan is a teaching assistant in our Processing 101: Lightroom Start-to-Finish workshop and knows her stuff – thanks for sharing with us, Megan!

processing |my lightroom workflow
by Megan Moore
Hi everyone! I wanted to share my Lightroom workflow today – this(…)

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Confessions of a Natural Light Photographer

Does the thought of using anything but available light make you twitchy?  If so, CMmember Amy Drucker, can relate.  It wasn’t long ago that she considered herself strictly a natural light photographer.  She has recently delved into using alternative lighting sources and couldn’t be happier!  She’s blogging today about stepping out of her comfort zone.

Confessions of a Natural Light Photographer
by Amy Drucker
When people first find out you’re a photographer there are a few questions they inevitably ask:  “Nikon or Canon?”; “Film(…)

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Photoshop Friday | Rule of Thirds Grid

We’re back!  First Photoshop Friday of 2012!!  Lisa Harrison has been showcasing different little tips and tricks, picture plays, photo fixes,  tutorials and so much more Fridays here on the blog.   Our members are able to submit questions for her and she may choose their question to answer in her post – so fun and a great way to get answers to your Photoshop questions.  Blog readers are also welcome to submit questions in the comments section if there’s(…)

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Photoshop Friday | Before & After Image Edit

Photoshop Friday time!  The last one for 2011 – wonder what 2012 will bring?  We are having lots of fun with these!  Lisa Harrison has been showcasing different little tips and tricks, picture plays, photo fixes,  tutorials and so much more each Friday here on the blog.   Our members are able to submit questions for her and she may choose their question to answer in her post – so fun and a great way to get answers to(…)

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Photoshop Friday | Skin Smoothing in ACR

She’s baaaaaaack!  I can’t believe it’s already Friday again but here we are!  Our awesome Photoshop workshop instructor, Lisa Harrison has been showcasing different little tips and tricks, picture plays, photo fixes,  tutorials and so much more each Friday here on the blog.   Our members are able to submit questions for her and she may choose their question to answer in her post – so fun and a great way to get answers to your Photoshop questions.  Blog readers(…)

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Photoshop Friday | Creating a Watermark Brush

TGIF!!    Our awesome Photoshop workshop instructor, Lisa Harrison will be showcasing different little tips and tricks, picture plays, photo fixes,  tutorials and so much more each week here on the blog.   Our members are able to submit questions for her and she might choose their question to answer in her post – so fun.  You’re also welcome to submit questions in the comments section if there’s a topic you would like Lisa to cover. You’ll have to keep(…)

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My Photography Journey | Gigi McGill

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 a an amazing  CM member who started out as a beginner and is now a CMPro, Gigi McGill.  (…)

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Photoshop Friday | Turning Yellow Grass Green

Wow, the past week has just flown by and it’s already time for another Photoshop Friday!  Our awesome Photoshop workshop instructor, Lisa Harrison will be showcasing different little tips and tricks, picture plays, photo fixes,  tutorials and so much more each week here on the blog.   Our members are able to submit questions for her and she might choose their question to answer in her post – so fun.  You’re also welcome to submit questions in the comments section(…)

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My Photography Journey | Ashley Spaulding

If you spend even the smallest amount of time hanging around the CMforums you are bound to run into the ray of sunshine that is Ashley Spaulding.  Ashley always has a kind word to lend and cheerfully jumps in to help in any capacity.  In her role as a CMadmin and workshop teaching assistant, she delights in seeing students grow in their photography and she is there with constructive help and encouragement.  Ashley is sharing her own photography journey with(…)

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Photoshop | A Clean Edit Video

The amazing Lisa Harrison, our ClickinMoms resident Photoshop guru has put together this fantastic clean edit video where she takes her SOOC (straight out of the camera) image and applies adjustments that include exposure and skintone corrections with curves, contrast, slight eye pop and resize and sharpen for web.  If you want to learn more be sure to check out Lisa’s  Processing 101: Photoshop Fundamentals for Photographers.  It’s open for registration now for the last time in 2011 and there(…)

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October CMU Workshop Lineup

Registration for the October lineup of CMU workshops is currently underway!  Registration is currently open to Lifetime members only and will open to everyone else this Friday.

Shooting 301: Composition and Creativity has already sold out (in three hours!).  We still have seats in the other workshops but once registration opens to all this Friday make sure to grab your seat as they’ll go fast and this will be your LAST CHANCE to take these workshops in 2011.

More details can be(…)

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My Photography Journey | Stacey Haslem

At Clickin Moms 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 thought it would be a fantastic idea to start sharing some of their journeys here on the blog.  Today we have  an amazing longtime  CM member and now CMPro member, Stacey Haslem.   We hope you enjoy reading about her journey as much as we(…)

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11 More Tips for New Photographers

A couple of weeks ago we published 17 Tips for New Photographers and got a great response.  We realized we had a bunch more tips left that we just needed to share.  We have eleven more fabulous tips from our CMpros along with an exciting announcement!  Our brand new CMpro site is launching today!  You can find easy links to our “Ask the Pros” threads on the CM forum (must be a member to view), an amazing CMpro gallery, learn(…)

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17 Tips for New Photographers

Are you just getting started in photography? Do you spend time stalking pro photographer’s blogs and websites? Ever wish you could ask them for just one piece of advice? Well, we asked them for you! There’s no doubt that we have a very talented pool of CMpros in our photography forum and they were so generous as to offer up little tips and tidbits of advice for the budding photographer.

Your journey is not a race. Stop comparing your journey to(…)

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Top Ten Things to Get in Order Before Going Into Business

CMadmin April Nienhuis of April Nienhuis Photography is blogging for us today about how to go about getting your ducks in a row before you hang your shingle out for your photography business. It can be overwhelming for a new business owner but there’s so much more involved in having a photography business than just producing beautiful images. It definitely pays off to do things right from the get go when starting a business. April has outlined(…)

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My Photography Journey | Jennifer Jones

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 thought it would be a fantastic idea to start sharing some of their journeys here on the blog.  To kick things off we have an incredible CM and new CMPro member, Jennifer Jones of Jennifer Jones Photography.   We hope you enjoy reading about her journey(…)

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Win a Seat in Shooting 101: The Best Darn Beginner Course Ever!

The amazing Lynne Rigby is back with her wildly popular Shooting 101: The Best Darn Beginner Course Ever!  It truly is phenomenal – if you’re looking to get off the little green box this is the course for you.  Make the most of that DSLR investment and learn how to really use it – you’ll never look back.

 

Here’s your chance to learn from the best! Lynne is offering up a free full participation spot in the next run of Shooting(…)

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Win a Spot in RYC 101: The Basics!!

The incredible Lynne Rigby is back with Rock Your Camera 101: The Basics.  This workshop gets rave reviews from previous participants and is often requested by members – if we could clone Lynne we totally would.  If you’re looking to get off the little green box or just solidify your knowledge of the basics then Lynne and her team of teaching assistants will get you there.

Here’s the very bad news – the full participation spots sold out in just a(…)

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CM February Workshop Lineup

Get Clickin’ with the February Lineup of CM Workshops

Registration windows will be announced via email and
on the board on the Tuesday prior to each course.
Lightroom 101 with Lynne Rigby
$300/active participation (35 seats) / $150 study along (50 seats)
Lifetime Registration February 1 / Regular Registration February 3
Course Opens February 7
Lightroom 101 will walk you through the Library and Develop modules and help you to establish a solid workflow to speed up your editing time! We’ll cover (…)

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