Emma Wood

before and after photo edit from Sally Molhoek

7 insanely fabulous processing transformations

When it comes to editing your photos, there are endless possibilities. There’s the obvious options like black and white or color and Photoshop or Lightroom but the choices go far beyond that. With numerous tools and tricks in editing software, the options are endless.

Today we have asked 7 photographers to share a video of them editing so you can learn some new techniques. Enjoy and make sure you bookmark this page so you can come back and reference it again :)(…)

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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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sunset landscape desert photograph by Emma Wood

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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online photography workshop timeless photography and emotive expression by Emma Wood for Clickin Moms

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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choosing to have noise in your photos by Emma Wood

How to embrace or add grain in post processing

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 JPEG to(…)

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the photography journey of British photographer 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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how to choose the right crop for your photograph by Emma Wood

How to crop your pictures

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 crop and to(…)

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still daily photograph by Emma Wood

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!

To see more of Emma Wood’s photography(…)

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Nikon lenses that photographer Emma Wood uses

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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child lensbaby photograph by Emma Wood

How to use a Lensbaby lens

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 I got(…)

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lensbaby photograph by Emma Wood

Happy Anniversary CMpro Daily Project!

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 the children(…)

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macro flower photo by Emma Wood

Macro Photography: color or black and white

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 and white(…)

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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 by Emma Wood

How to create contrast using the gradient map in Photoshop

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.(…)

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my natural approach to photographing children

My natural approach to photographing children

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, right?

If you’d(…)

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Photographing Special Children

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 a rare chromosome disorder(…)

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