black and white photography

6 ways to capture a child’s personality

6 ways to capture a child’s personality

by Tamryn Jones

I remember when first starting out with my photography how all I wanted for an image was correct exposure and great eye contact.  Moving beyond the ‘cheese’ smile is an accomplishment in itself, but how do we go about getting that connection?
How do we capture personality and honesty?
Here are some tips I have picked up along the way.
1.  The laughter recovery.
This is a quick fix trick when I’m just not getting the shot I want.  My kids are(…)

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Beyond Color: expressing your vision in black and white

Beyond Color: expressing your vision in black and white

Fine art photographer and Click Away presenter Cole Thompson has always preferred black-and-white; it’s how he “sees” as an artist. This summer, Cole shared his vision with Click Magazine (“Vision Quest,” July-August issue) and generously added some advice on creating your own high-impact black-and-white images. – Susan Brinkley

There’s all the difference in the world between a black-and-white image created in the camera or simply de-saturated, and an image that you’ve planned and processed as a black-and-white expression of your art.

First,(…)

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true love | dana lauder

true love | dana lauder

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 precious newborn photo by Dana Lauder won us over. Congratulations, Dana!

To see more of Dana’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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personal photo project: 28 days of february

personal photo project: 28 days of february

Personal Photography Project of Amy Schuff

28 days of february

What was your personal project and what inspired you to start it?
Back before the wonderful craze of 365 day photo projects, I stumbled upon a photographer who took photos of her kids each day for the month of January. I thought it was a lovely project and was sad when it ended. At the time, photography was new to me and I went a couple years thinking that projects like that were for(…)

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shoot for black and white

shoot for black and white

by Candice Zugich

I absolutely adore black and white images! There’s something so personal, so emotional, so raw about them. black and white imagery tells us a story, a story about us, it pauses life in one shot, it keeps you wanting more.
Light
That being said, it takes a few things to make sure you nail that kind of emotion out of a black and white image. As a photographer who uses black and white all the time, there are a few(…)

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run | daily of the week

run | daily of the week

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 wonderful black and white photograph by Kim Pennington won us over. Congratulations, Kim!

To see more of Kim’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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a day in the life | megan dill

a day in the life | megan dill

A Day In The Life with Megan Dill

Since becoming a stay-at-home-mom when my 3-month-old was born this past summer, I’ve been reveling in spending quality time with both of my boys.  It was a bit too cold to play outside this day, so we had plenty of fun indoors.  A trip to the local library, time in our “school room”, yummy snacks, and lounging by the Christmas tree comprised our slow-paced day.  I can get used to this!

Megan Dill, New York
CM(…)

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smiling eyes | daily of the week

smiling eyes | daily of the week

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 happy photograph without the smile by Kellie Bieser won us over. Congratulations, Kellie!

To see more of Kellie’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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petal | daily of the week

petal | daily of the week

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 by Elicia Graves won us over. Congratulations, Elicia!

To see more of Elicia’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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how to create ghostly images

how to create ghostly images

**This photography tutorial was posted on the ever-growing CM forum; however, we think it’s so rad that we just had to share with you, too**
by Mickie DeVries
I thought I would do a quick tutorial of how I achieved some recent ghostly shots. I think this would be a fun idea for Halloween and I would love to see your photos if you try this!

First you need a tripod. Next you need to figure out your settings. I shot these(…)

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personal photo project: black and white, low light

personal photo project: black and white, low light

Personal Photography Project of Jessica Nelson

black and white, low-light

What is/was your personal project and what inspired you to start it?
In January of this year I was inspired to start a daily project of my kids for the entire month.  Little did I know it would morph into a 365, but that’s another topic of discussion.  I started out with the only goal of shooting them each day but as the first few days went on I realized that I was having(…)

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embrace the grain

embrace the grain

by Emma Wood

It seems as though we spend so much time, effort and money to find the highest definition cameras and the sharpest lenses. We aim for low, or no digital noise (aka electronic noise – usually caused by signal amplification at high ISOs within the camera processing magic). We get the highest resolution of camera we can find and the lowest f-stop capable lenses, so we can shoot at lower ISOs. You may shoot in raw rather than in(…)

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new orleans mime | daily of the week

new orleans mime | daily of the week

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 black and white photograph by Nina Mingioni stole our hearts. Congratulations, Nina!

To see more of Nina’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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mystical sunrise | daily of the week

mystical sunrise | daily of the week

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 mystical sunrise landscape photograph by Kristen Ryan stole our hearts. Congratulations, Kristen!

To see more of Kristen’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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black and white photography

black and white photography

Who doesn’t love black and white photography?  Some may prefer color, but black and white will always have a place in the photography community.  There’s something soulful about them.  This month, we asked our forum members to share their favorite black and white images with us so we could share them with you.  These are just a few of the numerous images submitted so please visit this forum thread to see all the beauty!

‘max':

‘carmencm':

‘ShanWilkinson':

‘lonerose':

‘nellie_m':

‘CrystalSamson':

‘marissa_gifford':

‘kmberd':

‘azphotogmom':

‘amcarlon':

‘CherylJacobs':

‘mickiedev':

‘krisleah2009′:

‘klpennington':

‘kjlryan':

‘jessaphb':

‘aliceche':

‘katrinedunn':

‘johannelila':

Thank you to all our awesome members(…)

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rebel | daily of the week

rebel | daily of the week

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 James Dean inspired portrait by Lisa Benemelis stole our hearts. Congratulations, Lisa!

To see more of Lisa’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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cole thompson interview

cole thompson interview

We love photography interviews and today we are excited to bring you an interview with fine art photographer Cole Thompson.  Cole is a brilliant photographer and we are honored to have him here today sharing some of his wisdom with us!
an interview with cole thompson

by Caroline Jensen

Can you please touch on your practice of “Photographic Celibacy”? I found this quote on your blog:
“As I analyzed how I was working, I came to the conclusion that when I studied another photographer’s(…)

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a day in the life | allison jacobs

a day in the life | allison jacobs

A Day In The Life with Allison Jacobs
While I am usually working full time throughout the week, I took these Day in the Life images while we were on summer vacation visiting family and friends in Texas.  This doesn’t illustrate a typical day unless you consider we are always up for an adventure around here (that would be the chasing the squirrel part of this particular day).  This day included sleeping in until 8:00 am, running in the Texas heat(…)

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beginnings contest winners

beginnings contest winners

The July/August issue of Click photography magazine is shipping so it’s time to announce the winners of the March/April beginnings contest!  A prize package of $4,250 in products and services from WHCC was divided among the four winners with first place receiving $2,500 package.
Theme: Beginnings
Issue: March/April 2013
Thank you to CMpros Marissa Gifford and Dana Lauder who served as contest judges!

Beth Forester, Madison, W.V. won first place:

 

Second place was awarded to Amy Kolodziej, York, S.C.:

Third place went to Christina McGuire, Novi,(…)

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the rain room | daily of the week

the rain room | daily of the week

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 amazing silhouette in a rain room by Allison McSorley stole our hearts.  Congratulations Allison!

To see more of Allison’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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