online photo class

capturing joy online photography workshop by Lisa Tichane

Capturing Joy: a photography workshop recap

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 spend 4(…)

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choosing to have noise in your photos by Emma Wood

How to embrace or add grain in post processing

It seems as though we spend so much time, effort and money to find the highest definition cameras and the sharpest lenses. We aim for low, or no digital noise (aka electronic noise – usually caused by signal amplification at high ISOs within the camera processing magic). We get the highest resolution of camera we can find and the lowest f-stop capable lenses, so we can shoot at lower ISOs. You may shoot in raw rather than in JPEG to(…)

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fine art nature photograph by online photography workshop instructor Elle Walker

fine art & visual expression

We have one of our newest workshops we would like to share with you and that is CMU’s new Fine Art and Visual Expression workshop by the lovely CM Mentor Elle Walker.  This is another 301 level course in our program that, with Elle’s guidance, will show you how to communicate through your photographs.  Let’s hear a little more about what Elle has to say in regards to this new course!

Hi, Elle, and thank you for answering some questions for(…)

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a peek inside | megan squires

It’s time for another installment of our ‘peek inside’ series and today is CM mentor Megan Squires!  Megan is an extraordinary newborn photographer and a published author.  She’s incredibly talented and she’s also one of the nicest people you will ever meet.  Enjoy your peek inside of Megan’s world!
a peek inside | megan squires

1. Nikon 35mm f/1.4G

2. Nikon 85mm f/1.4D

3. Nikon 105mm f/2.8G

4. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G

5. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G

6. Nikon 50mm f/1.4G

7. Nikon D4 (Nikon D700 for backup)

8. My camera(…)

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