Emma Wood

child dipping her hands in water picture by Emma Wood

water color | emma wood

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 gorgeous photo of her daughter with water by Emma Wood won us over. Congratulations, Emma!

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

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dipping your toes in the water photograph by Emma Wood

dip | emma wood

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 stunning Lensbaby photo by Emma Wood won us over. Congratulations, Emma!

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

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my little eight | daily of the week

my little eight | 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 gorgeous portrait in the desert by Emma Wood won us over. Congratulations, Emma!

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

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a workshop preview | timeless photography and emotive expression

a workshop preview | timeless photography and emotive expression

Timeless Photography and Emotive Expression has been created for photographers who are ready to push the boundaries in their everyday work and to progress their classic portraits into enduring works of art.  This four week online workshop with Emma Wood will help you take your photography to the next level and will increase your confidence in your work and abilities!

Here are just a few reviews from past students in this course:

I’ve admired Emma’s work for some time and to be able(…)

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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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my photography journey | emma wood

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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choosing your crop

choosing your crop

by Emma Wood
  

It’s amazing how different crops can change the mood of an image or even just enhance them.  By just making a few little changes, you can add a lot more impact and drama.   I try as much as possible to think about cropping and where I want to place my subject within an image before I shoot.  But there are times when I realize during processing, how much more powerful an image would become with a certain(…)

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still | daily of the week

still | 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 gorgeous and soulful portrait by Emma Wood (taken with her Nikon D700 and Lensbaby Edge 80) stole our hearts.  Congratulations Emma!

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a peek inside | emma wood

a peek inside | emma wood

A Peek Inside with Emma Wood
I don’t have an enormous amount of gear, but I do use and utilize everything that I have.  My office space is pretty basic, and since we’re renting at the moment, it’s not easy to make a space your own.  But I have all that I need and it’s my own little corner of the house.
My gear:

1.  Nikon D700 with my 50mm 1.4D attached:  (Instagram picture, since I don’t have a back up camera)  I’m(…)

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how to rock a lensbaby

how to rock a lensbaby

by Emma Wood

If you’ve never used a lensbaby before, they almost seem like a mysterious kind of secret, something unique and totally different.  This is how I felt before I joined in on the fun about nine months ago.   Lately I’ve found more and more people experimenting with them, and loving them.   They bring something fresh and new to images and they are not expensive compared to most lenses.   I remember being totally intrigued with them before(…)

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happy anniversary cmpro daily project

happy anniversary cmpro daily project

by Emma Wood
I truly can’t believe that it’s been a year since ClickinMoms started the CMpro Daily Project.  It was started in the hope that it would encourage participants to shoot and share on a regular basis.  And although we knew it was a great idea, what we didn’t know was how much it would mean to us, or how many wonderful friendships would develop from it.  There have been huge amounts of laughter, tears, compassion, and love as we’ve watched(…)

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macros | color vs black and white

macros | color vs black and white

by Emma Wood
Being a black and white lover and having it be my passion, you may think that the decision would be an easy one.  However, nature provides us with such an abundant color palette, such fantastic, gorgeous tones in so many variations that it’s not always as easy a decision for me as you might think.

So how do I choose?   I usually have an idea of what I’m going to do, or whether I will convert to black(…)

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may cmpro of the month | emma wood

may cmpro of the month | emma wood

It’s another month and time for another CMpro of the month.  For May we have our super talented CMpro Emma Wood!  Emma is not only an amazing photographer but she is a kind and generous person.  She has a love for light and black and white photography and has been working on something new for Clickin Moms.  Keep an eye out on the CM forums for an announcement later this month!
may cmpro of the month | emma wood

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Creating Contrast using the Gradient Map in Photoshop

Creating Contrast using the Gradient Map in Photoshop

by Emma Wood
Converting images using the gradient map tool in Photoshop is the first thing that I do when I want to convert an image to black and white. The Gradient Map is a really handy tool that not only converts your image from colour to black and white but also one that allows you to create contrast even before you add any layers.  I thought I’d show you how I use it.
Here I have my SOOC shot, all I(…)

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My natural approach to photographing children

My natural approach to photographing children

by Emma Wood
Having seven kids, I have been through a rigmarole of different tried and tested ideas regarding capturing them and trying to get that image that you know you want to keep forever. Photographers children are trickier than most – they very quickly caught on to the fact that you will do just about anything to get an image, and they very quickly become very bored and frustrated with you trying to do it.

After that it’s a downhill slope,(…)

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Capturing Special Children

Capturing Special Children

by Emma Wood
I was so honoured when I was asked to write this blog post because this is something that is very close to home for me.    Special needs is a bit long winded, and for the sake of this blog, (and because these kids just are) I would like to occasionally refer to them as ‘Special’.  I have been photographing special kids for almost 21 years, mainly because my eldest daughter is special needs.  She was born with(…)

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