photography advice

how i unknowingly captured my battle with depression

how i unknowingly captured my battle with depression

by Shannon Wilkinson

In the fall of 2010, I began to notice that I wasn’t quite myself. I was sad and weepy. I was quick to anger or snap judgments and I was having a difficult time finding joy in life. I found it harder to get out of bed in the morning and difficult to fall asleep at night. And while I knew what was going on in my head, I couldn’t bring myself to believe it was serious enough(…)

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How to photograph water drops and crowns

How to photograph water drops and crowns

by Monica Wilkinson
Is this winter weather giving you cabin fever?  Wishing it would clear up so you could go out and shoot?  Why not cure that boredom with a little macro fun?  In my workshop, Shooting 106:Intro to Macro, you will learn to appreciate the little things around you, to see the details, but I also have a fun mid week challenge each week in addition to the weekly assignment.  A little challenge to push your creativity and  have try(…)

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how to create ghostly images

how to create ghostly images

**This photography tutorial was posted on the ever-growing CM forum; however, we think it’s so rad that we just had to share with you, too**
by Mickie DeVries
I thought I would do a quick tutorial of how I achieved some recent ghostly shots. I think this would be a fun idea for Halloween and I would love to see your photos if you try this!

First you need a tripod. Next you need to figure out your settings. I shot these(…)

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embrace the grain

embrace the grain

by Emma Wood

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(…)

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Being happy with just one lens

Being happy with just one lens

My love affair with photography began like many others here at Clickin Moms, during the anticipation of my first child. Clearly, the art and I were destined for life. At that same time I drastically cut back on work, to be home more, leaving me with very little financial freedom. And as you all know, photography is not an inexpensive hobby. With very little money and a passion that would not die, I found myself in a bit of a(…)

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capturing the heart of your place

capturing the heart of your place

by Sarah Vaughn
Why do you photograph your family? I take pictures to tell the story of our lives. I want to remember those daily things we do and places we go that make up our own special world. But last year I realized something in dismay.

As I viewed my Lightroom catalog, I saw that my images didn’t reflect the beauty and life that surrounded me. Sure, I had plenty of lovely close-up portraits of my kids, but most left no(…)

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importance of engagement photos

importance of engagement photos

by Lee Ann Norris

Do you remember as a kid getting your pictures awkwardly taken at school?  You would have a slightly crooked smile with a deer in the headlights look.  And looking back you think if they had just talked to me, and gotten to know a little about me I would have looked like a happy kid instead of the one who wasn’t sure what was really going on.  It would have taken a little bit more time, but(…)

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ask a cmpro | how do you set your white balance

ask a cmpro | how do you set your white balance

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” her on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish.  Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “What method do you use for setting your white balance in camera and why does that method work for you?”

*image by Lora Swinson
Beth Orey, Texas
I use Kelvin for my white balance. I always prefer warmer images and can usually just(…)

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ask a cmpro | the best photography advice you’ve received

ask a cmpro | the best photography advice you’ve received

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish.  Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “We’ve asked before what tips you would offer to a new photographer but this time we’re wondering what the best advice you received was when you first got started in photography?”
 
*image by Caroline Jensen
Courtney Keim, New Jersey
Don’t sell myself short. I was priced way too low(…)

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ask a cmpro | what is the hardest part about owning your own business

ask a cmpro | what is the hardest part about owning your own business

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish.  Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them “For you, what has been the hardest part about owning your own business and how have you worked through it? ”
ask a cmpro | what is the hardest part about owning your own business

*image copyright Jennifer Dell
Kate Parker, Georgia
For me, there are a bunch of hard(…)

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11 More Tips for New Photographers

11 More Tips for New Photographers

A couple of weeks ago we published 17 Tips for New Photographers and got a great response.  We realized we had a bunch more tips left that we just needed to share.  We have eleven more fabulous tips from our CMpros along with an exciting announcement!  Our brand new CMpro site is launching today!  You can find easy links to our “Ask the Pros” threads on the CM forum (must be a member to view), an amazing CMpro gallery, learn(…)

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17 Tips for New Photographers

17 Tips for New Photographers

Are you just getting started in photography? Do you spend time stalking pro photographer’s blogs and websites? Ever wish you could ask them for just one piece of advice? Well, we asked them for you! There’s no doubt that we have a very talented pool of CMpros in our photography forum and they were so generous as to offer up little tips and tidbits of advice for the budding photographer.

Your journey is not a race. Stop comparing your journey to(…)

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Welcome to the Clickinmoms Blog!

Hi ladies! Welcome to the Clickin Moms blog! I’m Lisa Harrison and I will be the voice behind the blog. If you’re already a member of the Clickin Moms community then you know who I am. For those who don’t know me, I am a SAHM to two and I am also a professional photographer. You can find my work here. I am one of the guides on the clickinmom forum, along with some other fabulous ladies, who you can(…)

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