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laughter: the happiest photos from Clickin Moms members

Who doesn’t love to laugh?  This last month on the Clickin Moms forum, we asked members to share their favorite photos of people laughing.  The talented Katie Woodard was our guest judge and chose the following 20 pictures that were submitted.

anitamartin:

maryhu:

lamoeser:

tara_milk:

jessaphb:

abbem:

jennywilkerson:

carogp:

eophotos:

lindseybennett:

carrienovak:

nhouser84:

kariliane30:

akowalski:

max:

dtverdal:

fleetingphoto:

fcat21:

LisaTichane:

amcarlon:

Would you like the opportunity to be featured in next month’s photo share here on the CMblog?  Our next guest judge has asked for your favorite sun filled photos which you can submit here.  Not a member of the forum? (…)

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travel the world through photos in 2 minutes

Whether by plane, train, or automobile, who doesn’t love to travel?!  There’s a beauty in traveling and seeing a new part of this amazing world we live in.  Although I don’t travel much, looking at other’s travel photography always brings a smile to my face as there’s something special about seeing the world through someone else’s eyes.  This last month on the Clickin Moms forum, we asked members to share their favorite photo from their travels with us.  The talented(…)

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black and white photo contest entries

The month of March, members posted images to our monthly contest sponsored by SnapKnot. We were awed by light, conversions and moments captured. Below are our favorite twenty images including the winning image by Candice Zugich (sweetcamerabliss) who won a SnapKnot membership valued at $368. We adored all the entries this month!

sweetcamerabliss:

amcarlon:

dlauder:

dana5:

soboba:

raink:

cpap76:

claregratz:

myfourkids:

melina:

CandyKempsey:

britt_blake:

lisa_holloway:

km_photo:

bmlee123:

bloom:

katev:

iklotzer:

ansheppard:

taraphoto:

Thank you to everyone who participated in the monthly contest!  Would you like to see the rest of the photos that were entered?  You can do so here.
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7 things to know about press printed products

by Joanne Rojcewicz
As photographers, we print lots of items for our clients and ourselves. But when they are press printed products, rather than photo prints, the choices can be confusing and overwhelming. I thought I’d share with you some basic tips and things to be aware of when ordering anything from business cards and marketing flyers to holiday cards and birth announcements.

The most important thing to know is…YOUR PRINTED PIECE WILL NEVER LOOK EXACTLY LIKE IT DOES ON SCREEN. Don’t(…)

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favorite 2013 photos

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the Clickin Moms forum has the best photographers out there!  We asked them for their favorite photo from 2013 and they blew us away with their images.  As much as we wanted to include them all, there just wasn’t room, but here is a taste of what they shared!

And a huge thank you to Animoto for the incredible slideshow!  Now do yourself a favor and check out the rest of the(…)

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my photography journey | justine knight

My Photography Journey by Justine Knight
I am going to be completely honest; I am really only at the beginning of my photography journey! Every week I discover more and more that I need to learn, try and master. Actually, this is one of the reasons why I love photography – it is hopefully a never ending journey!

I have always taken photos; I have so many snapshots of friends, family and my many travels. It wasn’t until the Fall of 2011 when(…)

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mom portraits

Being a mother is one of the hardest jobs; it’s a 24 hour position with incredible responsibility.  And here at Clickin Moms, we know how seriously moms take their role.  To all the mothers out there, thank you for the incredible and selfless job you do every single day!  We love you all and what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend than with some beautiful mom photos from CM members?!

Danielle ‘nellie_m’:

Kim Gasper ‘Kim’:

Fran Dellaporta ‘frandellaporta’:

Christine Lambeth ‘laneydo’:

Dalayna McKnight ‘layn’:

Lacey(…)

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my photography journey | cassandra o’leary

My Photography Journey by Cassandra O’Leary
I cannot tell you how happy and excited I am to have this opportunity to share my photography journey with you as well as to share my love and appreciation of all things Clickin Moms! I have so much that I want to share that I don’t even know where to begin. So I apologize in advance because I am pretty sure that I am going to ramble and write way too much!

So let’s begin at,(…)

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my photography journey | liz labianca

My Photography Journey by Liz Labianca
As I sit here thinking about the last 19 months as a photographer, I am hard pressed to say that there isn’t one thing that I would do differently—and  that is a BIG statement since I pretty much did everything that “the books” say I shouldn’t have.

Photography has always been in my blood; I remember sitting in the middle of my grandmothers bed surrounded by black and white images. But my passion really took hold when(…)

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‘new’ photography

Spring is in the air (well, for some of us it is)!  This delightful season is widely associated with a sense of newness, often symbolizing birth, rebirth, life, growth, and purity.  We asked our awesome Clickin Moms members to show us their favorite images depicting the theme “new”, and today we’re sharing them here with you!  Like springtime, we hope these beautiful photos leave you invigorated and inspired!

Caroline Jensen ‘carolinej’:

Jennifer Carr ‘jennifercarr’:

Corinne Tristram ‘aussiet’:

Eileen Smit ‘EileenSmit’:

Courtney Larson ‘inloveness’:

Danielle ‘nellie_m’:

Anne Wick(…)

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a day in the life | heidi adams

A Day In The Life with Heidi Adams
I am not an over achieving mom. I promise. I just ran out of cereal so…

School time for the older two.

Little bit of park time with the 3 littles before we go to the grocery store.

Grocery time!

The baby’s newest trick.

Off to the office supply store to buy daddy some pocket protectors. Not kidding.

I rarely eat  breakfast or lunch. I usually just grab snacks between the chaos. I am a bit obsessed with these(…)

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a day in the life with digital and film photographer and online workshop intstructor Caroline Jensen

a day in the life | caroline jensen

A Day In The Life with Caroline Jensen
I have to admit that our lives aren’t that interesting anymore. After moving for the military 17 times since 2002 we kind of like boring now. We spend most of the time on our farm where we homeschool, garden and play.
Here is a typical day for the Jensen house! The only thing missing is about three dozen images of me shooting pictures and camping out at the computer catching up at Clickin Moms.

Caroline,(…)

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iPhoneography tips

Are you enjoying the CM birthday party this week?  The festivities are in full swing everywhere you can find us whether it be the forum, facebook, instagram, or here on the blog!  Do you follow CM on Instagram?  We’re having a party there as well with birthday related CMglimpse prompts and random drawings each day with prizes for those who tag their images with #cmis5!  Head on over and participate but first, read up on these great iPhoneography tips from(…)

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favorite workshop photos

Education is a never ending process in the world of photography.  Some choose to read photography books while others visit blogs.  There’s also forums, mentoring, and conventions but one of the most common ways to expand your knowledge is to take a workshop.  Some of our favorite threads in the forum is when someone finishes a workshop and shares the images they took during that time.  Always inspiring!  So, why not share some of those photos with you today?  We(…)

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a day in the life | kat stewart

A Day In The Life with Kat Stewart
So unless l am being super lazy, l start the day with a quick shower after which l kiss goodbye to any personal time/space until about 7.30pm.

My son is our alarm clock. Thankfully he is a champion sleeper and we are not usually up before 8am (please don’t hate me, if it helps, l seem to need about 9 hours sleep to function like a normal human being). We usually have some playtime(…)

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my photography journey | jessica phillipo

My Photography Journey by Jessica Philippo
Hi!

I’m Jessica from One July Photography and One July Living.

I’m so excited to share my photography journey with Clickin Moms.  This amazing community gave me my start and has taught me nearly everything I know about photography – from the technical art, to embracing your own style, and taking the leap into this crazy thing called a business.

My story begins like so many others – with a miracle.

The birth of my daughter Penelope was the start(…)

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creativity exercise: Using Body Language to Create Captivating Photographs

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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a day in the life | anne wick

A Day In The Life with Anne Wick
Today, the day I photographed this, is Saturday. On the weekends, we like to sleep in… as much as our cats and our daughter will let us. This morning, these two came meowing and knocking at our door around 9, which is a reasonable time.

On our way downstairs to get breakfast, we meet the second feline member of the family, just being his cute and fluffy self.

I cannot function before I’ve had my(…)

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successful center compositions

By Adele Humphries
Are you a rule-follower?  I am.

I get anxious even bending the rules – social or actual.  So no-one is more surprised than me to see that I have embraced the dreaded center composition in my personal style.  I had always understood this to be a big photography no-no so I avoided it at all costs, believing it to be a lazy, unimaginative and visually less pleasing method of composition.

Then, last Christmas, my husband surprised me with a 35mm(…)

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all about love

Of the many emotions photographers strive to capture with their images, LOVE certainly tops the list.  So in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we put a call out on our boards to see our members’ favorite images showcasing love. The inspirational connections, tenderness and sentiments expressed in their submissions simply overwhelm us. Enjoy this sampling of love from the members of Clickin Moms and visit the board to view more beautiful images shared in this thread.

Carly Bingham ‘Carly Bingham’:

Amanda Blacksmith(…)

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creativity exercise: 7 creative ideas for unconventional self portraits

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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a day in the life | allison zercher

A Day In The Life with Allison Zercher

Allison Zercher, California
CM Mentor
website | facebook | pinterest | instagram | daily project
As a self proclaimed happy hobbyist, Allison minimally explored photography in her college years but didn’t get serious about it until 2004. Since then, she has completed several 365 projects and enjoys documenting her family, husband and two daughters, with a lifestyle approach. Ideally her days would be spent with friends and family, coffee, chips and salsa, and of course her(…)

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working around the clutter

by Narelle Bailey
Have you ever caught yourself thinking “I could make great images if only my home looked like it came right out of Pinterest”? I know I have.  There are times when I have felt like my favorite photographers (especially the lifestyle ones) must all have beautiful homes with high ceilings, great big windows with magnificent light everywhere.  Most of all they must have absolutely no mess or clutter.  How else can their photographs look so good?

I thought about(…)

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a day in the life | celeste jones

A Day In The Life with Celeste Jones
When I was asked to write about my own day in the life I thought…no one wants to see my day. I’m not that interesting. Okay, in my mind I am, but that’s in my mind ya know? My day in the life takes place on 12/21/12 and is a mixture of images captured with both my d700 and my iphone 4s.

Okay, so every morning this happens. I know I hit snooze about 3(…)

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favorite images of 2012

About a month ago we asked CM members to show us their favorite photo they took in 2012 and boy did they!  The thread has nearly 500 posts and the work shared in it is absolutely incredible.  We’ve known it for a long time but this confirms that the Clickin Moms forum is filled with utterly talented women!  Enjoy just a few of of the members’ favorite images!
favorite CM member images of 2012
Jessica Nelson ‘JessicaN’:

Jessica Remus ‘jremus’:

Elizabeth Blank ‘ElizabethBlank’:

Megan Axelsson(…)

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first snow of the season and frost bokeh by Caryn Scanlan

creativity exercise: beautiful bokeh

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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more than a hobbyist

by Melissa Gibson
I am a mom and I am a photographer.  Since I am not a business owner, I am a considered a “hobbyist”.  However, I am not “just a hobbyist”.

I am an artist.

Even more than an artist?

I am a storyteller.

Seven months before my first girl was born, I was writing about her.  I wrote letters to her in her own journal.  Skipping by my old personal journal to now jot down notes about her life instead.  I remember putting(…)

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holiday traditions

The Holidays are rich with traditions that vary from family to family.  What a better December share from the Clickin Moms photography forum members than showing their own unique Holiday traditions?!  Enjoy the different ways that members celebrate throughout the month!
members’ holiday traditions
“I’d have to say, my son’s favorite holiday tradition is our Elf on the Shelf, Pinocchio. He has already starting asking about when that mischievous elf is going to make a reappearance. We love it because it’s silly(…)

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a day in the life | leslie densford

A Day In The Life with Leslie Densford
I stressed about inviting y’all into a “day in my life.”  My to do list was a mile long – declutter, clean up, organize clothes, ahem… take a shower – and then I realized I might be sharing a day with you, however it was not going to be from my life.  My life is a little cluttered.  My boys will on occasion dress themselves in outfits I might not choose.  And some(…)

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creativity exercise: a classic artist’s exercise

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms photography forum are a great source for finding new ways to challenge yourself.  On the first Monday of every month the wonderful Sarah Wilkerson posts a new tutorial and challenges our members to shoot with the exercise in mind.  While the exercises are ongoing, at the end of each month we choose a few images as the(…)

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