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black and white photography from Clickin Moms photography forum members

black and white photography

Who doesn’t love black and white photography?  Some may prefer color, but black and white will always have a place in the photography community.  There’s something soulful about them.  This month, we asked our forum members to share their favorite black and white images with us so we could share them with you.  These are just a few of the numerous images submitted so please visit this forum thread to see all the beauty!




















Thank you to all our awesome members(…)

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finding inspiration through classic art and an online photography workshop by Caroline Jensen

Finding Inspiration through Classic Art

I have always loved to look at art. Paintings were something that I really gravitated to as a child. Art can take so many forms, but photography embodies that progression of technology from painting an image with brush and canvas  to capturing every detail in a photograph.  One cannot supersede the other though. Paintings and photographs, while similar, will never replace the other, but they do stand side by side as visions of our reality.

When I was learning about light(…)

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rain room by Allison McSorley

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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PIF summer lovin from Clickin Moms

summer lovin’ pay it forward: share the love

Summer is nearly here for some of us, and Clickin Moms would like to challenge our members to spread a little
love around our community…so we’re bringing back our Summer Lovin’ Pay It Forward (PIF) event!

How does this PIF event work?

It’s easy!  There’s a dedicated PIF sub-forum on the board where members can offer something
they would like to give to another member.  These offers range from website critiques to portfolio
reviews to breakout sessions to just about anything photography-related you can think(…)

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Clickin Moms team and members at WPPI 2013 in Las Vegas

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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black and white lifestyle child photography by Megan Moore

dear kendra and sarah

Kendra Okolita and Sarah Wilkerson are the masterminds behind Clickin Moms and we, the CMteam, wanted to take a moment during Birthday Week to tell them how much we appreciate them.  Our thoughts and feelings are hard to put into words but we’ve done our best.
dear kendra and sarah,
To say thank you would be such an understatement. I have learned so much from both of you over the past five years, both personally and professionally. I love saying that I’m(…)

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following your dreams by Megan Squires

4 steps to pursuing your dreams

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 mine. A(…)

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vegemite from pen pals in Australia

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 interview with february cmpro of the month Jennifer Dell

interview with jennifer dell

February is here and that means it’s time for another CMpro of the Month.  This month, we are thrilled to have Texas photographer Jennifer Dell as the CMpro of the Month!  Jennifer is a wildly talented, natural light children’s photographer.  We love that we got to see inside her head a bit with this interview and, of course, to see all her gorgeous work here!
february cmpro of the month | jennifer dell
by Melissa Koehler

You’ve always had an interest in art(…)

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Rachel Boer

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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recording your memories with a camera

keeping the snapshots

by Shannon Wilkinson

How many images do you keep from a portrait session you have just done with your child? Do you go through and cull images that you think aren’t good enough for anything other than your portfolio? I have done it. I would come home from a session and delete anything that didn’t match my vision. Often times, when I was first starting out, that would mean throwing away entire sessions. One day it dawned on me that before(…)

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Stacey Leece Vukelj

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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black and white child photograph by Kate T Parker

interview with kate t parker

Happy New Year friends!  We hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season and that 2013 kicks off with a great start!  We are kicking off the New Year with our very first CMpro of the Month for the year, the fabulous Kate T Parker!  Kate is a brilliant natural light photographer with a knack for creating beautiful and dramatic art.  We are thrilled to have an interview with Kate be the first thing on our photography blog(…)

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