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9 questions with photographer Ardelle Neubert

9 questions with photographer Ardelle Neubert

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to September’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Ardelle Neubert! And now for a fun interview with Ardelle!
september cmpro of the month | ardelle neubert

by Kristin Dokoza

Hi Ardelle, I’m so excited for you. Congratulations on being CMpro of the month! We would love to hear more about you and your family.
Thank you so much Kristin!  It is such honour to be Clickin(…)

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culling and editing to enhance your story

by Meredith Novario
When I see a story unfolding in front of me I shoot first and ask questions later.

I let the story do its thing and decide afterwards (in Lightroom) which image packs the biggest narrative punch.

Lastly, I edit to emphasize the story.

For example, I recently went out to lunch with two of my people, Joe and Josie. As we sat ordering, whistling, and waiting for our burgers, my husband and daughter were, fortunately for me, bored. I love how(…)

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4 ways to smooth skin in Lightroom

by Caroline Jensen
The brush tool is one of the most powerful tools in Lightroom.

Today, I am going to show you four ways to smooth skin.

My son has agreed to let us use his image. I think it is really helpful to see the results on a teenage boy because natural results are so important to them.  I did not remove any blemishes prior to adding the skin smoothing. The results will be more effective with a little use of the(…)

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12 questions with photographer Alice Che

Another month brings a new CMpro of the Month! Let’s start this month off with a huge congratulations to August’s CMpro of the Month, the fabulous Alice Che! And now for a fun interview with Alice!
august cmpro of the month | alice che

by Megan Cieloha

Congratulations on being chosen as CM Pro of the Month, Alice! Will you start by telling us a little about yourself? Career outside of photography, best childhood memory and highest item on your current lifetime bucket(…)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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a new perspective on photography

by April Nienhuis
When I was little, I loved to color.

I loved it so much, and was pretty good at it, that I won several coloring competitions held in my town one Halloween when I was about 5 years old.  While I may not color much anymore, my youngest child shares the same joy for coloring that I once did.  Of my 3 kids, she’s the one most likely to color inside the lines too.

What does this have to do with(…)

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a workshop preview: wordpress, seo, and online presence

Is your website an accurate reflection of your brand and your work?

Does it attract your target clientele?

Do you appear in a Google search for your city and genre of photography?

If your answer is not “Yes” then Business 102 is the workshop for you!

The Wordpress, SEO and Online Presence workshop with Beth Wade focuses on the creation, customization and marketing of your blog and portfolio sites. Whether you are a hobbyist or in business, this course covers every aspect of developing(…)

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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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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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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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interview with allison mcsorley

Huge congratulations to November’s CMpro of the Month, the incredibly talented Allison McSorley!  Let’s kick this month off with an interview with Allison!
november cmpro of the month | allison mcsorley

by Lisa Benemelis

Hello, Allison! Congratulations on being this months CMPro! Can you start us off by telling everyone a little about who you are and how you got involved with photography?
Thank you, Lisa. It’s such an honor to be CMpro of the Month. I am originally from Massachusetts but have moved(…)

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interview with jo clark

It’s October, the month where leaves start to change and boots are being pulled out of the closet. October also brings a new CMpro of the Month, Jo Clark!  Jo is a brilliant photographer who’s work oozes fun, just like her.
october cmpro of the month | jo clark

by Corinne McCombs

Hi Jo! Let’s get to know a bit about you and how you landed where you are today as a photographer…. can you give us a brief summary of your journey?
Oh(…)

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interview with jackie jean

It’s September, the month where school is back into full swing and the weather is starting to change.  September also brings a new CMpro of the Month, Jackie Jean!  Jackie is an amazingly talented photographer from Portland and we are thrilled to have her here on the CMblog today answering just a few of our questions!
august cmpro of the month | jackie jean
by Elicia Graves

Hi Jackie!  Could you tell us about how you started your journey as a photographer?
I decided(…)

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new photography workshop offerings

Are you ready to see the amazing new photography workshops we have available for you through CMuniversity?  Below are just a few of the new courses being offered and we’ll be back very soon to let you know what else is in the works so make sure and check back!
new photography workshops
Shooting 102: Mastering Manual Exposure
Instructors:  Michelle Turner, Melissa Gibson, Megan Squires

Description:  Take your photography to the next level with this four week course designed to help you master manual(…)

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interview with sarah lalone

Yet another month has come and gone and that means it’s time to introduce you to yet another CMpro of the Month.  This month we bring you the amazingly talented Sarah Lalone of Punch Photographic!  Sarah is a fantastic lifestyle photographer who loves to shoot a little bit of everything from food to travel.  Enjoy the interview below where she shares many of her insights about photography and her style!
august cmpro of the month | sarah lalone
by Stacey Vukelj

Hi, Sarah!(…)

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The CMpost (Issue 77): “Holiday Gift Guide, November contest, and Blogging for Photographers”

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The CMpost (Issue 75): “CMpro Fall Gallery Collection, November creativity exercise, and minding the details”

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a video photoshop tutorial: before and after in CS6

by Lisa Harrison
So are you still undecided about making the jump to Adobe Photoshop CS6? Go for it!  You’ll love it! If you’re familiar with CS4 or CS5, you really won’t have much of a learning curve at all. The main thing that is different is how the adjustment panel works. You still have an adjustment panel but you now have a Properties Panel where you make changes to your chosen adjustment. You still choose your adjustments from the adjustment(…)

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the crop tool exposed

The crop tool seems simple enough right?  Yeah, I thought so too.  No need to fret though because CMU Instructor and Photoshop mastermind Lisa Harrison is here to reveal all the secrets of the crop tool in Photoshop CS6.  She has created an eye opening video to show all of you the ins and outs and dirty little secrets that you didn’t know about the crop tool!
the crop tool exposed
by Lisa Harrison

Thank you Lisa for sharing with us!  Have you(…)

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photoshop friday: a before & after

by Lisa Harrison
One of our wonderful members, Mara, posted this in picture play, looking for some help on the skintones. So I asked her if I could use it for a Photoshop Friday tutorial and she said yes. It’s a really lovely sooc image and doesn’t need much. The main issue is that mom and baby both have excess magenta on their faces and are a bit underexposed as well. To fix this, I used 4 adjustment layers.
This was our(…)

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photoshop friday: hue/saturation vs vibrance adjustments

by Lisa Harrison
What’s the difference between Hue/Saturation and Vibrance adjustments? I saw someone ask this question the other day so I thought I would give a quick explanation and illustration. You’ll find the vibrance slider in Lightroom, ACR and Photoshop. Since this is Photoshop Friday, I’ll show you where you can find it in Photoshop. It’s located in the Adjustments Panel (a). You’ll find Hue/Saturation there as well (b).

a)                                                                             b)

When you use the hue/saturation master sliders(…)

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photoshop friday: a trip to the dentist

CMmentor, Lisa Harrison has been showcasing different little tips and tricks, picture plays, photo fixes,  tutorials and so much more Fridays here on the blog.   Our members are able to submit questions for her and she may choose their question to answer in her post – so fun and a great way to get answers to your Photoshop questions.  Blog readers are also welcome to submit questions in the comments section if there’s a topic you would like Lisa(…)

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