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(…)
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(…)
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’:
by Josh and Jenny Solar
We’ve been photographers for over seven years now. We have three kids, age 8, 6, and 4. Since we started our business after we had kids, we’ve always had to be a little creative to make it work.
The thing about working for yourself is that it’s incredibly awesome and incredibly overwhelming, all at the same time. Since we do this together, Josh and I both get to stay home with our kids. That means two parents(…)
Autumn has come and gone for many Clickin Moms forum members, yet others of us are still enjoying the gorgeous fall season. Rich colors and earthy textures make for wonderful backdrops in our images or even sometimes become the subjects of our photos themselves. There is so much beauty to capture during this time of year! Hope you enjoy this walk through fall through the eyes of some of members.
by Josh and Jenny Solar
On any given Wednesday morning, you’ll find me rushing around the kitchen like a madwoman…packing two healthy lunches, signing kindergarten permission slips, filling up water bottles and snack packs, and pleading with my kiddos to eat a little more breakfast. My husband Josh is filling bowls with oatmeal or cheerios and making sure the kids are dressed. Now, if this mental picture makes you believe that we’ve got our act together and we have it all(…)
Sometimes, there’s a story shared on the Clickin Moms photography forum that really grabs at us. It may pull at our heartstrings, make us smile, or help us to believe in the goodness of man. This is one of those stories. Not only did it make us smile and laugh but it is also a reminder of the great friendships that are formed within our incredible community of women and that sometimes, we’re lucky enough to get to meet the(…)
We can hardly contain all the cuteness in this share from our photography forum members! October is surely a favorite month for dressing up in your best costumes. Whether those costumes are store bought, hand sewn, or put together with supplies found laying around the house, they definitely pave the way for lots of creativity and imagination… and, of course, for some super fun pictures, too! If you don’t already have plans for what your kiddos will wear to this(…)
by Cameron Bishopp Davis | Click Editor in Chief
*cover image by Emma Wood
One of the big moments for me in the planning of Click came in the form of a girl crush.
It was an unseasonably hot (even for Atlanta) afternoon in June, and we were grateful to be indoors for a website planning meeting. The designer sitting across the table from me was talking about the photographer who’d been capturing images of her two sons since infancy. “I have such(…)
It’s that time of year again – time to go back to school! Whether you’ve sent your children off to public school, private school, home-school, or haven’t gotten to the school age years yet we all know what that first day of school is like and I think we all remember the mandatory first day of school photos. Today we’re sharing some photos from the first day of school and back to school photo shoots from our photography forum. We(…)
by Beth Fletcher
When I first began blogging in 2006, I did so to keep my friends across the country updated on what was going on in my life. Sometimes I felt like I was writing in a journal on my bed, feeling like a 12 year old girl trying to document my summertime experiences with my best friends Laura and Tai. Other times, when I felt like I had a story to tell, I felt like I was writing for(…)
by Shannon Wilkinson
If you have a child and are a photographer you have likely experienced it: you plan out your shoot, you buy the clothes, you dream about the day and when it arrives disaster…your child wants nothing to do with you or your camera. The perfect shoot you envisioned falls to pieces before your eyes. It can be so disheartening and discouraging but there are things you can do to help avoid PCS (Photographer’s Child Syndrome). Here are some(…)
It’s a monthly occurrence – you get the open registration email in, you run over and read all the information provided on all the incredible photography workshops available, but you wonder, “which one is right for me?” We may be a little biased (we think all the workshops are amazing), but today we’d like you to look a little closer at CMmentor Megan Squire’s Lighting 201: Natural Light With Atmosphere online photography workshop through CMU. Instead of having Megan come(…)
by Emma Wood
Being a black and white lover and having it be my passion, you may think that the decision would be an easy one. However, nature provides us with such an abundant color palette, such fantastic, gorgeous tones in so many variations that it’s not always as easy a decision for me as you might think.
So how do I choose? I usually have an idea of what I’m going to do, or whether I will convert to black(…)
by April Nienhuis
Finding light and knowing how to use it is a major factor in creating beautiful, quality images. The fun thing about light is that there are so many ways to use it and if there isn’t any you can create it by using your speedlite, strobes, or anything else you may have around. Today I’m going to show you that there’s both a bad way and a good way to utilize your available light.
Here is a pullback to show(…)
Photographing little ones can be um….challenging….at times, to say the least. We’re always looking for handy tips to keep in our arsenal of tricks when photographing clients or our own children. CMpro Jenna Stoller, is blogging today with some of those tips you can keep up your sleeve for those challenging times.
photographing one year old children | 5 tips and tricks
by Jenna Stoller
1. Don’t expect them to be all smiles and sunshine.
While one year olds are usually a riot, they(…)