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The 4th annual CMteam favorite things list

The 4th annual CMteam favorite things list

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and time for our most favorite post of the year, the CMteam favorite things list. Perhaps not the most favorite post for our spouses or wallets though.

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens: I’ve had and loved this lens for years, but in the past few months, it’s been on my camera more often than any other. Fast, versatile, and close focusing, it’s the perfect storytelling lens.
Cold Brewed Coffee(…)

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The Word Project: details

The Word Project: details

Each month, the CMteam is asked to interpret a different word through their own personal images.  It’s been so fun watching the different variations of each word and this months chosen word was ‘Details.’  A word that can be interpreted in so many different ways, and the team were excited to show their different variations of the word.   We think they’ve come up with some really lovely and unique images, and we hope that you enjoy them.

If you’d like to(…)

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The Word Project: new beginnings

The Word Project: new beginnings

It’s time for another blog post of The Word Project, where members of the CMteam are given a single word and asked to interpret it through individual images.  We look forward to showing creativity and diversity through our own unique styles and perspectives.

This month was a special one, we were given the words ‘New Beginnings’ to capture and translate as we wished, all the while keeping one of our CMteam in mind. Someone who we adore and who has had(…)

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girl standing in a doorway picture by Emma Wood

the word project: forgotten

Another word project blog post from the CMteam, where we ask them to interpret a different word through their own personal images. It’s always so interesting and inspiring to see what everyone does with the different words, and these images really show how diverse and unique each photographer is.

This month’s word was ‘forgotten’. A word that conjures up so many distinct and powerful emotions, and our team perfectly displays that in their different variations that they share with us. We(…)

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freelensed Iron Man picture by Megan Dill

the word project: freelensing

Each month, the CMteam is asked to interpret a different word through their own personal images.  It’s been so fun watching the different variations of each word and this month was probably the most challenging to date.  The word chosen this month was ‘freelensing’, something that many of the team hadn’t attempted before.  Considering the extra challenge, we think they’ve come up with some really lovely and unique images, and we hope you enjoy them.

If you’d like to have a(…)

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the word project: mysterious

the word project: mysterious

Each month, the CMteam is given a single word and asked to interpret it through individual images.  This month we were given the word Mysterious, a word that can be interpreted in so many different ways.  The dictionary itself has three different definitions for it but when we think of it photographically, the definitions are much more varied.  We always look forward to showing creativity and diversity through our own unique styles and perspectives and we hope you enjoy these(…)

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the word project: natural

the word project: natural

The Word Project, where members of the CMteam are given a single word and asked to interpret it through individual images.  We look forward to showing creativity and diversity through our own unique styles and perspectives.

This month’s word is natural and the images posted below reflect and portray what that means to each of us. We’ve interpreted the word quite differently, some of us viewing it through the natural world surrounding us and some of us viewing it through the(…)

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the word project: brave

the word project: brave

This is our fourth blog post, where members of the CMteam are given a single word and asked to interpret it through individual images.  We look forward to showing creativity and diversity through our own unique styles and perspectives.

What does the word brave mean to you?  This month we’ve put together a collection of images that represents what the word brave means to us. We see bravery through our everyday lives, through our children, and through the world around us.(…)

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the word project: luminous

the word project: luminous

Each month, the CMteam are given a single word and asked to interpret it through individual images.  We look forward to showing creativity and diversity through our own unique styles and perspectives.

This month’s word, luminous which the Merriam Webster dictionary defines as “emitting or reflecting usually steady, suffused, or glowing light”, evoked and inspired an amazing collection of light filled image.  Although our photography styles differ, this month’s word really blended our images together beautifully.

We hope you enjoy this month’s(…)

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the word project: reality

the word project: reality

This is our second blog post, where members of the CMteam are given a single word and asked to interpret it through individual images.  We look forward to showing creativity and diversity through our own unique styles and perspectives.
We’re keeping it real this month.  The CMteam has dug deep with some personal and introspective images that include the bittersweet beauty, and the familiarity of their daily lives.  Our word was ‘reality’.  What started as a simple discussion between the team(…)

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Birthday Week Celebration: throwback thursday contest

Birthday Week Celebration: throwback thursday contest

The ‘CM is 6!’ celebrations continue and today we’re going to honor Throwback Thursday by sharing some CMteam members at the age of 6.  Fun right?!  We want to see if you can pair the 6 year old with the right team member.  Need some help?  Dig through the team page to see if you can find any clues!

[fourcol_one]1 [/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]2 [/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]3 [/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last]4 [/fourcol_one_last]

[fourcol_one]5 [/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]6 [/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]7 [/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last]8 [/fourcol_one_last]

[fourcol_one]9 [/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]10[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]11[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last]12[/fourcol_one_last]

[fourcol_one]13[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]14[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]15[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last]16[/fourcol_one_last]

[fourcol_one]17[/fourcol_one](…)

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Oscar Weekend: our top movie choices to inspire your photography

Oscar Weekend: our top movie choices to inspire your photography

The Oscars are this weekend and with that, everyone is talking about their favorite movies.  As photographers, we can draw inspiration not only from photographs but from cinema as well.  Inspiration can come from the cinematography, costume, set design, story, and other elements.  We asked the CMteam and came up with a great list of inspirational movies of all time and below are some that we hope you’ll find inspiring too!

*image by Melissa Gibson
Almost Famous: This is just my favorite(…)

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the word project: hope

the word project: hope

Sometimes it does the heart good to come together and share a mutual appreciation for something really special with a group of friends.  It’s not always easy finding the time in hectic lives to pursue our loves and dreams, so we’ve decided to keep things simple, authentic and fun as well as encouraging each other to pick up our camera from time to time.

The CMteam is excited to announce our very first collaborative project, The Word.  Each month, members of(…)

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2013 cmteam favorite things list

2013 cmteam favorite things list

We may love photography but we also love sharing our favorite products with our friends.  This year, we’re back with the CMteam Favorite Things list, full of incredible products that we just can’t get enough of.  Be ready to bookmark or pin some of these links because we’ve got some amazing items for you to add to your wish list!

1. Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap: The smell is devine – fresh and clean. It has bits of sea salt in(…)

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lensbaby edge 80 review

lensbaby edge 80 review

Have you been eyeballing a new photography product?  Would you like to hear a Pro’s opinion on the product prior to purchasing?  We have a new series for you, Click It and Pick It, where the CMpros will be reviewing several of the most talked about photo products!  In this installment of the Click It and Pick It series, Director of CMpro Jen Bebb puts the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 to the test.
lensbaby composer pro with edge 80(…)

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new mentors | summer 2013

new mentors | summer 2013

Happy Summer friends! We are thrilled to announce the addition of nine new Mentors to the CMteam. Congratulations ladies and thank you for all that you do to help make CM the most educational, positive, friendly, and helpful photography forum around!
introducing the newest CMteam mentors!
 

Lisa Benemelis
CM Mentor
ask a pro

She may love to cook, bake, and garden but photography is where Lisa’s heart lies. Although her four children are older, all out of high school, she just began her journey(…)

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wppi 2013 re-cap

wppi 2013 re-cap

Each year, over ten thousand photographers gather together in Las Vegas for WPPI, the largest photography convention in the United States. And for yet another year, Clickin Moms was thrilled to have taken part in this fabulous event. While most people probably venture to WPPI to take classes and to learn more about this art and business, the underlying goal of those of us who represented Clickin Moms was to connect. To connect to our members who attended, to each(…)

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new mentors

new mentors

Happy New Year friends!  There are a lot of great things in store for the Clickin Moms photography forum in 2013 and we couldn’t imagine a better way to start it off than by adding a few new mentors to an already amazing team?!  We received an unprecedented number of applications from fabulously passionate, helpful, and talented CMpros, and from among them we selected seven to join the team this year.  Congratulations ladies and thank you for all that you(…)

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a peek inside | stacey haslem

a peek inside | stacey haslem

A Peek Inside with Stacey Haslem

1. Nikon D4

2. Nikon D700 – my back up body

3. Nikon 35mm f/1.4 – my favorite and most used lens

4. Nikon 105mm f/2.8

5. Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC-E (tilt-shift) – my second favorite lens

6. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8

7. Sekonic L-358 light meter

8. Compact flash cards

9. Nikon SB-700 speedlight

10. Nikon D700 battery charger

11. Wireless remote that I still need to figure out.

12. Nikon D4 battery charger

1. Two Western Digital 1tb hard drives

2. Wacom Intuos Tablet

3. USB 2.0 10-port(…)

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a peek inside | megan cieloha

a peek inside | megan cieloha

A Peek Inside with Megan Cieloha

1.  Nikon D700 – I shoot with a Nikon D700 and really love this camera. It performs wonderfully in every situation I have used it in and I do not feel the need to upgrade. (Ok, maybe the D4 tempts me every now and again.)

2.  Opteka Wrist Strap – I do not like to wear my camera around my neck. It feels cumbersome and clunky to me. So, I leave this wrist strap on my(…)

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