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pursuing your dreams

by Megan Squires

I remember the first time I picked up a DLSR camera. I clicked the shutter, glanced at the LCD screen, and instantly knew this was something that just felt right to me. The ability to freeze a second of my brand new baby’s life was a dream come true. And I knew that I needed more of it—that I had to learn everything there was to know about this camera in my hand. It became a goal of(…)

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a tale of two friends

Being a member of an online photography forum like Clickin Moms has so many advantages.  At CM we have mounds of tutorials, helpful blog posts, amazing Breakout Sessions and CMU courses.  More often than not, during online chatting and courses, there are connections made and friendships formed.  This is a little story of how two CMs, who had never before made contact with each other, connected through the forum and the CMglimpse project.   Their friendship has bloomed and so have(…)

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photography changes

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish.  Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “It’s the New Year! What changes will you be making this year when it comes to your photography whether it’s business related or not?”

*image by Sarah Vaughn
Caroline Jensen, Minnesota
This year I am dipping my toes more into film and historical(…)

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photography tutorial on using the HSL panel in Adobe Lightroom by Jennifer Dell

HSL Lightroom panel

by Jennifer Dell
The HSL/Color/BW tab in Adobe Lightroom can be used for lots of reasons when editing. One of my favorite ways to start a clean edit in Lightroom is with the Color tab. It can be used for a variety of things including brightening skin tone, adjust specific colors and their saturation as well as increasing or decreasing the luminosity of specific colors.

For this example, I decided to use an image of my daughter from this summer. Here in(…)

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low-light and high ISO

by Megan Dill
Winter.  If you’re like me, you work a long day out of the home, departing as the sun is coming up and returning after sundown.  You would think that this would impose extreme limits on your ability to take meaningful daily photographs.  I beg to differ—winter is a wonderful time to push yourself creatively by pushing your camera to extremes by cranking up your ISO!

ISO is one third of the exposure triangle, which is also comprised of aperture(…)

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what makes a successful photographer

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” her on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish.  Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “In your own words, what does it mean to be a successful photographer?”

*image by Pam Korman
Courtney Keim, New Jersey
To me, it means having a healthy balance of being able to photograph what you love and deliver to clients what they(…)

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