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creativity exercise: Using Body Language to Create Captivating Photographs

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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creativity exercise: 7 creative ideas for unconventional self portraits

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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first snow of the season and frost bokeh by Caryn Scanlan

creativity exercise: beautiful bokeh

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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creativity exercise: a classic artist’s exercise

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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close-up superhero photography

creativity exercise: 3 quick tips for close-up portraiture

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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creativity exercise: 5 tips for shooting through glass effectively

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises (photography tutorials) within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new photography tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images(…)

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creativity exercise: humanizing a non-human subject or object

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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creativity exercise: permission to copy

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the ‘Editors’(…)

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how you could win a canon 5d mark iii

June is a month for celebrating all of those special dads in our lives – our own dads, hubbies, brothers, sons, grandpas, uncles, friends, cousins, any dad you can think of!
Let’s celebrate dads and all the great times we have with the dads in our lives and see your “Fun with Dad” images!

Are you ready for what you could possibly win?!?*

Our friends at SmugMug want to give one lucky Clickin Mom a brand new Canon 5D Mark III (must be(…)

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creativity exercise: creative motion blur

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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get some perspective | tips for achieving creative images

by Kelly Garvey
One of the things I love about photography is that each individual photographer has their own style, vision and “eye” for how they want to execute a shot. There are tons of different variations, perspectives, angles and compositions you can achieve with one shot. I learned this very quickly back when I took Sarah Wilkerson’s Shooting 301: Composition and Creativity workshop. None of us interpreted the assignments exactly the same and we all had our own spin. The(…)

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cmpro | picture plays we love

There are so many different ways to process an image and no one way is the “right” way. While all of our CMpros are extremely talented, they all have a very unique and distinct style. Who wouldn’t love to see the many different plays that they would have on a single image?!  We sure do!
CMpro | Picture Plays We Love
This week our SOOC image comes from member Mandy Haber.  It’s also Mandy’s birthday today – join us in wishing her(…)

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7 Days of Thankfulness Challenge

CMmentor, Jodi Arego ran a wonderful contest in November on the CMforums.   Members were challenged to think about the things in their lives that are good – small blessings and big ones too!  Then they were to photograph one thing a day for a week.  They could photograph people, places, things and even concepts.  They were challenged to be creative.

We got some amazing entries but here is our winner – CMmember Heidi Golz.  Congratulations, Heidi – beautiful images!

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ClickinMoms Annual Holiday Contest

It’s that time of year…time for our Clickin Moms Annual Holiday Contest!!!  The theme for this year’s contest is:   SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS

In case you’re not familiar with our holiday contest, this is an awesome, fun competition for all Clickin Moms members!  Members of all skill levels can participate, regardless of whether you’re a professional or a hobbyist, a ‘newbie’ or someone who’s been shooting for a decade!  And everyone has a chance to win some AMAZING prizes from(…)

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exercise your creativity

As photographers, it’s easy to get stuck in a pattern and take many of the same photographs over and over without realizing it. Do you ever feel like you need a challenge, need to try something new but you’re not sure what? Well, we have something to help you out!

Every other Monday, inside the ClickinMoms photography forum, there is a new creativity exercise posted. At one point we may explore photographing motion while another time we may experiment with taking(…)

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50 Steps Challenge

We had a super fun challenge going on at ClickinMoms the past couple of weeks.  Members were challenged to exit out their front doors and take a photo of something within the first 50 steps out their front door. They could take less if they wanted but no more!  Our members got some fantastic images.

Our winners:

First Place | Janine Buckles:

Second Place |  Carolyn/carmarie

Third Place | Kristin Dokoza:

 

Congratulations to our winners!

Want to take this challenge to stretch your own creativity?  We’d(…)

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ClickinMoms Flickr Challenge

At ClickinMoms we are always so awed and inspired by the photos our members share with us on a daily basis.  That’s one reason why we’re so excited to announce that we have a  Flickr challenge starting!  So fun!  You have the chance to see your own pictures featured right here on the CMblog.

You can submit images to our Flickr pool.  Favorites will be picked by our judges at the end of each month and posted here on this blog(…)

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Wacky Wednesday!

It’s been awhile – who wants to play a game?  Post a pic here in the comments and you could win a prize!!

You are playing for one of our super cute key chains sold in our ClickinMoms Store:

 

Given that it’s our first week back to school in this house I think that the theme CHAOS is appropriate .  However you want to interpret that is up to you – the more fun and creative the better!

You have until midnight tonight(…)

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KWAC – Kids With A Camera!

Well, summer is almost half over! The school bells will be ringing before we know it but in the meantime there’s a few weeks of summer left to fill. Have you started hearing “Moooooooom. I’m borrrrrrred!!!” yet? It can’t just be my house. If your kids are looking for something new and fun to do, CMmentor Jodi Arego wrote a little something to help ease the summer boredom and help get your children involved in your love of photography and(…)

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It’s back! The 3rd Annual CM Scavenger Hunt is here!

Allow me to formally announce our 3rd ANNUAL SCAVENGER HUNT!

For those who don’t know, this is a super fun competition for everyone. Members of all skill levels can play. In fact, this is an awesome summer activity for the entire family!! We’ve even included some prizes for the kiddos so that they are rewarded for helping mom.

The Details:

What:
ClickinMoms Third Annual Scavenger Hunt

When:
July 1 – July 31, 2011

Who:
All members regardless of skill level

Why:
To get out, shoot, and have fun of course!

How(…)

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Wacky Wednesday!

Who wants to play a game?  It’s dreary and rainy here this Wednesday so let’s have some fun!  Post a pic here in the comments and you could win a prize!!

You are playing for one of our super cute key chains sold in our ClickinMoms Store:

 

 

The theme is PURPLE.  However you want to interpret that is up to you – the more fun and creative the better!

You have until midnight tonight EST to enter.  Upload your image right into(…)

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Wacky Wednesday Winner!!

Wacky Wednesday Winner – try saying that three times fast!

There were so many fun entries.  It was so great to look through them all.  The minute I saw this entry from Amy Hoogstad and laughed out loud I knew it was the winner…..if only for the reason that I spent a great many of my teenage years in the 80’s working hard to make my bangs look like this when this little peanut simply has to take a nap and(…)

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Wacky Wednesday!

Who wants to play a game?  I’m feeling kind of wacky on this sunny Wednesday.  Post a pic here in the comments and you could win a prize!!

You are playing for one of our super cute key chains sold in our ClickinMoms Store:

 
The theme is CURLS.  However you want to interpret that is up to you – the more fun and creative the better!
You have until midnight tonight EST to enter.  Upload your image right into the comments section -(…)

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ABC Challenge Honorable Mentions | S-Z

We just completed our second annual ABC Challenge here at ClickinMoms and it was soooooo much fun.  The premise is that members must shoot a new image that represents a letter of the alphabet in some way; the subject may begin with your chosen letter or may be shaped like your chosen letter.  An entry for the letter “T,” for example, may be an(…)

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ABC Challenge Honorable Mentions | J-R

We just completed our second annual ABC Challenge here at ClickinMoms and it was soooooo much fun.  The premise is that members must shoot a new image that represents a letter of the alphabet in some way; the subject may begin with your chosen letter or may be shaped like your chosen letter.  An entry for the letter “T,” for example, may be an(…)

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ABC Challenge Honorable Mentions A-I

We just completed our second annual ABC Challenge here at ClickinMoms and it was soooooo much fun.  The premise is that members must shoot a new image that represents a letter of the alphabet in some way; the subject may begin with your chosen letter or may be shaped like your chosen letter.  An entry for the letter “T,” for example, may be an image of(…)

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ABC Challenge Winners S-Z!

We just completed our second annual ABC Challenge here at ClickinMoms and it was soooooo much fun.  The premise is that members must shoot a new image that represents a letter of the alphabet in some way; the subject may begin with your chosen letter or may be shaped like your chosen letter.  An entry for the letter “T,” for example, may be an image of a tomato, a father(…)

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ABC Challenge Winners J-R!!

We just completed our second annual ABC Challenge here at ClickinMoms and it was soooooo much fun.  The premise is that members must shoot a new image that represents a letter of the alphabet in some way; the subject may begin with your chosen letter or may be shaped like your chosen letter.  An entry for the letter “T,” for example, may be an image of a tomato, a father tickling a child, a T-shaped(…)

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ABC Challenge Winners A-I!

We just completed our second annual ABC Challenge here at ClickinMoms and it was soooooo much fun.  The premise is that members must shoot a new image that represents a letter of the alphabet in some way; the subject may begin with your chosen letter or may be shaped like your chosen letter.  An entry for the letter “T,” for example, may be an image of a tomato, a father tickling a child, a T-shaped power pole, or a child(…)

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creativity exercise: off with their heads!

Sarah Wilkerson has been at it again and challenging us to stretch our creativity!
creativity exercise | off with their heads!
Because breaking the rules is oh so much FUN!

The challenge:  One of the first things to draw the viewer’s eye in any given image is the human face. For this exercise, your image has to draw the viewer in in other ways. Present a portrait of a person that EXCLUDES the head. Cut off should be no higher than the neck,(…)

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