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my photography journey | elizabeth blank

You love hearing how other photographers got to where they are today and this week we have another inspirational photography journey here for you from one of our CMpros, the incredibly talented Elizabeth Blank!
my photography journey | elizabeth blank

I can honestly date my love of photography back to the late 1980′s when my aunt and uncle gave me my very first camera for Christmas – the beautiful, hot pink Le Clic that only took disc film. I loved that camera(…)

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Workshop Preview: photographing your familys everyday

Photographing Your Family’s Everyday, Extraordinary Day, and Everything in Between is an online photo workshop from Melissa Stottmann that hits on each area of your life and days. Our lives have so many facets and to classify the why and how we take images to capture those facets can have so many different approaches.

This class is not a “lifestyle” photography class, but instead we are going to look at how to define and combine documentary, lifestyle, and posed images and use(…)

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Capturing Joy: a photography workshop recap

by Lisa Tichané
When I created the Capturing Joy photography workshop, I was expecting it to be a joyful experience in itself. Of course we were going to work (sometimes hard!) on how to make these authentic happy pictures happen, but the very first goal of this workshop was to reconnect to our inner joy, in order to ooze happiness so irresistibly that our subjects simply couldn’t resist.

I was both exicted and scared when the first run started – excited to(…)

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my photography journey | lissa chandler

You love hearing how other photographers got to where they are today and this week we have another inspirational photography journey here for you from one of our CMpros, the incredibly talented Lissa Chandler!
my photography journey | lissa chandler

I always wanted to be a photographer.

Not just a photographer, I also wanted to be a mom and a writer and a teacher. But mostly, I wanted to be a photographer.

When I was in elementary school, my favorite afternoon activity was to(…)

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cmpro of the month interview with stacey haslem

Happy Spring friends! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to April’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Stacey Haslem! And now for an enlightening interview with Stacey.
april cmpro of the month | stacey haslem
by Jodi Arego

Hi, Stacey! First of all, congratulations on being Clickin Moms’ Pro of the Month!  Can you start off by telling us a little more about yourself?
I live in Modesto, California, but I grew up in Wyoming. I remember as a child(…)

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my photography journey | jenni jones

You love hearing how other photographers got to where they are today and this week we have another inspirational photography journey here for you from one of our CMpros, the incredibly talented Jenni Jones!
my photography journey | jenni jones

My journey really began after finishing business school in 2010 – I purchased a Nikon D90 to take with me while traveling (as a way to decorate my walls….because I was cheap).  I owned Lightroom at the time and applied some lovely(…)

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Birthday Week Celebration: the 10 best photography tutorials

Did you know that we have well over 300 photography tutorials archived here on the CMblog?  That’s a lot of info to learn right there!  We thought it’d be fun to share with you the top 10 tutorials in the history of the blog here with you.  Let the count down begin!

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10. Top 10 List For Photographing Families
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9. How To Photograph Your Christmas Morning
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8. Back Button Focusing Made Simple
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7. Creative Wall Displays:(…)

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my photography journey | kristy dooley

You love hearing how other photographers got to where they are today and this week we have another inspirational photography journey here for you from one of our CMpros, the incredibly talented Kristy Dooley!
my photography journey | kristy dooley
When I was pregnant with our second daughter I remember telling my husband, “I really wish I had studied photography in college.”  Photography had always been an interest of mine and as a new mom I was all too aware of(…)

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cmpro of the month interview with mickie devries

Happy March friends! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to March’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Mickie DeVries! And now for an enlightening interview with Mickie.
march cmpro of the month | mickie devries
by Nina O’Connell

Hi, Mickie! Congratulations on being Clickin Moms’ Pro of the Month! Can you start off by telling us a little more about yourself?
Thanks so much for having me as the Pro of the Month, I’m very excited and honored.  I’m a(…)

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Profoto B1 product review

by Michelle Turner
I had the opportunity to shoot with a pre-production model of the Profoto B1, a new cordless, battery-powered off camera flash from Profoto.  There is a lot to get excited about when looking at this new light, and I had a few weeks to put it through its paces in some complex situations.

 

The B1 is a new off camera flash from B1, and there are a few things that set it apart from the competition.  Why would you(…)

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Click photo contest, taking a guilt-free break, creating photo essays

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atmosphere: a surrounding influence or environment

Natural Light with Atmosphere. That must be a course all on Mother Nature right? The wind, rain, sleet and snow. How to shoot when it’s raining cats and dogs. How to photograph your children during those stormy winter days. How to tackle the outdoor elements that might otherwise hinder your perfect vision for a sunny day shot.

“That’s not the class for me,” you might think. “It never snows here. Hardly even rains. A workshop on weather wouldn’t be the right(…)

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6 things to keep in mind when creating actors headshots

by Jessica Lutz

Whether you enjoy taking headshots or are looking for something to shoot between your other sessions or trying to fill in those cold off season months many of us know and dread, headshots are a great way to bring in some income. I am going to share some of my experience with working with Actors and Actresses for their head shots.

It is important for Actor/Actresses to keep up-to-date headshots that reflect how they look when meeting with casting(…)

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my photography journey | beth orey

You love hearing how other photographers got to where they are today and this week we have another inspirational photography journey here for you from one of our CMpros, the incredibly talented Beth Orey!
my photography journey | beth orey

As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved photography. I’ve always been drawn to pictures and the creation of art. I rocked it with my mom’s Polaroid way back when! But it never even crossed my mind so long ago to(…)

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a workshop preview: photographing with heart and vision

Photographing with Heart and Vision workshop is designed as a reflective and invigorating experience to connect your art with your soul.  In this 4 week online workshop with Jodi Arego, you will explore your heart and voice as an artist while at the same time examine the intentional choices to be considered when creating photographs that are both emotionally impactful and technically strong. Be inspired and encouraged to embrace who you are and express yourself authentically through your images.

Are you(…)

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New Shutter|bag colors, Win a trip to Click Away, sleeping children

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5 simple tips to get rid of glasses glare in portraits

by Melissa Stottmann
About two years ago, my three year old daughter began having eye issues and it turned out that she needed glasses.  All of my studying and learning to find “good” light wasn’t always applicable when attempting to avoid the dreaded glasses glare.  I’ve learned some tips and tricks along the way and today I’m going to share them with you.
Attempt to Avoid the Glare:
1. Angles.

It’s all the light and your subject’s angle to that light.  I always aim(…)

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a workshop preview | mastering manual exposure

Mastering Manual Exposure is designed to help you learn how to meter in-camera and control your exposure and white balance while making informed decisions about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture in order to achieve your vision in-camera! You’ll examine common exposure pitfalls and how to correct them, and engage in a variety of creative assignments which will give you the confidence you need to capture consistent and beautiful images in any kind of situation. This four week online workshop with(…)

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cmpro of the month interview with lissa chandler

Happy February friends! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to February’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Lissa Chandler! And now for an enlightening interview with Lissa.
february cmpro of the month | lissa chandler
by Megan Cieloha

A warm congratulations to you on Pro of the Month, Lissa! We’d love to hear a little about what brought you to this point in your photography journey. How did you get started and how did you end up where you(…)

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Free daily downloads, a quick survey, and the top January blog posts

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my photography journey | jessica holden

You love hearing how other photographers got to where they are today and this week we have another inspirational photography journey here for you from one of our CMpros, the incredibly talented Jessica Holden!
my photography journey | jessica holden

I have loved photography since I was a little girl. My Grandpa was colorblind, but he drew exquisite charcoal drawings of the sun streaming through redwood forests, and I yearned to create art that was half as beautiful as his. My first(…)

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uncover your voice

by Jodi Arego
If you’re anything like me, and my guess is that you are, you’ve probably gone through a period (or several periods!) of struggle and doubt in your photography journey.  After learning the basics and getting to a point where we are consistently producing technically sound images, we often look over the body of our work and feel, well, blah about the whole thing.  Mastering the basics is no small feat, and in the process of focusing on concrete(…)

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beyond the rule of thirds

by Celeste Pavlik

As photographers, we work so hard at mastering compositional basics that once we come to the realization that this particular aspect of photography has become an unconscious conscious decision in our shooting, it may be a bit scary to take the leap of breaking the rules. Some of us may even wonder ‘why break the rules’ or ‘how to break the rules’?

For me, I began exploring my desire to move beyond the rule of thirds when I started(…)

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a workshop preview | storymaking

What makes a good story anyway? We know one when we hear one. But how do we see a compelling story in a photograph? What elements make a narrative image powerful? How can our shooting and processing lend to the story we aim to tell? In CMU’s new workshop, Storymarking with Meredith Novario, you will learn to plan and build powerful narrative images.  You will dissect images for their story elements, consider what stories you are driven to tell and(…)

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top 13 from 2013 tutorials

We can hardly believe that 2013 has come and gone!  2013 was a great year and we’re beyond excited for the surprises we have in store for 2014.  Once again, the CMblog has had a year full of amazing content and just in case you missed it, below are the 13 most popular tutorials from the past year!
top 13 from 2013
13. The Unconventional Self Portrait by Sarah Wilkerson

12. Easy Backlighting Tips by Michael Kormos

11. Organizing Your Client Workflow by Winnie(…)

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my photography journey | kristen ryan

You love hearing how other photographers got to where they are today and this week we have another inspirational photography journey here for you from one of our CMpros, the incredibly talented Kristen Ryan!
my photography journey | kristen ryan

Thank you to Clickin Moms for sharing my photography journey here on the blog. I am honored to have this opportunity as I have learned so much through the wonderful women and wealth of knowledge within this forum.

My true photography learning journey(…)

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interview with megan dill

Happy New Year friends!  Let’s start this year off with a huge congratulations to January’s CMpro of the Month, the incredibly talented Megan Dill! Let’s kick this year off with an interview with Megan!
january cmpro of the month | megan dill

by Elicia Graves

Hi Megan!  A big congrats to you on being January’s CMpro of the month.  Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your photographic journey?
Hello, and thank you so much!  This is such a huge honor for(…)

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21 book suggestions for photographers

Calling all bookworms!  Periodically the CMteam likes to get together and create a list of their favorite photography related books and this year we’re bringing that list to you just in time to add to your Holiday wish list.  There are so many books that we’ve read and love but these are our most recent favorites!

EarthART: Colours of The Earth
This book contains a collection of photos taken from 20 years of travel across the globe by photographer and geologist Bernhard(…)

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interview with dana lauder

Huge congratulations to December’s CMpro of the Month, the incredibly talented Dana Lauder!  Let’s kick this month off with an interview with Dana!
december cmpro of the month | dana lauder
by Marissa Gifford

Hi, Dana! Thank you so much for being with us here today.  I’d love to start off by hearing more about yourself?
Well, I’m 33 years old and I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, 2 year old son and 2 cats. I’m a chemical engineer by trade, and(…)

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my photography journey | melissa stottmann

You love hearing how other photographers got to where they are today and this week we have another inspirational photography journey here for you from one of our CMpros, the incredibly talented Melissa Stottmann!
my photography journey | melissa stottmann

Pictures have always been really important to me, whether it was a boy I liked, friends on a field trip, or pictures of my family, I simply loved to take pictures. Holiday gifts were almost always a picture (usually taken from a(…)

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