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photographing with heart and vision: a workshop recap

by Jodi Arego
Photographing with Heart and Vision was born out of my consuming desire to make connections… honest connections with people, with the essence of places, and with simple, ordinary moments.

Just like you, I crave a life full of rich and meaningful experiences that touch me deeply and stir something inside my heart.  But, honestly, the ebb and flow of the responsibilities of everyday life have their way of reminding me time and time again that these life-giving experiences don’t(…)

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my photography journey | alana rasbach

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 Alana Rasbach!

I feel as though I need to have a polished journey in order to write this–one that has resulted in me feeling satisfied with my work as a photographer. But I don’t. I think I am just at the beginning of my journey as an artist.
(This is(…)

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10 questions with photographer liz labianca

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to July’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Liz Labianca! And now for a fun interview with Liz!
july cmpro of the month | liz labianca

by Sarah Carlson

Hi, Liz! We’re so thrilled to see you as July’s CMpro of the month! We would love to hear all about you and your family.
Thank you so much! What an incredible honor to be CMpro of(…)

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my photography journey | jennifer jabbour

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 Jennifer Jabbour!

As a little girl, I was always creating something. My favorite gifts were always new art supplies. In elementary, our school competed against other schools across the state in several categories, one being art. I submitted some pencil drawings, water color and oil paintings, and won several(…)

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my photography journey | jo lien

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 Jo Lien!

I got my first camera — a pink and purple LeClic that I won selling Girl Scout cookies — in 1987.  I was in the fifth grade.  It shot 110 film cartridges, and I wanted nothing more than to sling it around my neck and take “pretty(…)

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10 questions with photographer Kellie Bieser

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to June’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Kellie Bieser! And now for a fun interview with Kellie!
june cmpro of the month | kellie bieser
by Melissa Stottmann

Hey, Kellie! I’m thrilled to see you as Pro of the Month. Congratulations! So, now we want to know all about you and your family… Spill it!
Hi!  I am thrilled to be here as Pro of(…)

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my photography journey | alicia gould

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 Alicia Gould!
my photography journey | alicia gould

August 2006: YAY my daughter was born! My husband got me a canon Rebel XT that year and I became obsessed. Shooting on auto with my pop up flash blew my point and shoot out of the water.  I took this image(…)

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getting through photographic ruts with introspection

by Sarah Lalone
Something drew us all to photography, and that something is rooted really deep.

We can accept that as true and not linger on it: inside everyone who has bothered to learn photography is a strong motivation… even if we can’t give that motivation a name or even understand what it is yet.  I’m going to come back to this again because this initial motivation is going to save us from feeling adrift later on.

It seems like we all go(…)

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my photography journey | katie woodard

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 Katie Woodard!
my photography journey | katie woodard

Thank you so much for stopping by! Here is a look at my long, goofy and very rewarding photography journey.

I grew up in North Carolina and my mom took tons of photos. I remember several times, not wanting my photo taken “again”.(…)

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10 questions with photographer kristy dooley

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to May’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Kristy Dooley! And now for a fun interview with Kristy.
may cmpro of the month | kristy dooley
by Kristen Ryan

Hi Kristy! Congratulations on being May’s CMPro of the month!  First, will you tell us a little about yourself and your family?  Can you also tell us a fun or quirky thing about you unrelated(…)

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newborns, learn how to photograph them

by Alicia Gould
Newborns are pure…

innocent…

fragile…

beautiful…

There is something that twinkles in a newborn photographer’s eye when you ask them what they love about capturing newborns.  If you can’t see their eyes, you can feel it through their words and images.  Newborns are not easy!  The sessions are longer and require more physical work from the photographer.  You need to train your eye to find pockets of light and recognize flattering compositions. It requires a great deal of patience you didn’t know was(…)

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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 family’s 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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