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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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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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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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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
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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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Imaging USA 2013 wrap up

This was our second year at Imaging USA and what a great year it was!  We had another booth this year where we were constantly busy meeting so many great new people and lots of wonderful CM members.  There were classes, get-togethers, parties, and more!  This is always one of the most fun weeks of the year for us!

While at Imaging this year, we held a launch party for one of our newest ventures, Click Magazine!  It was a night(…)

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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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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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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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a day in the life | courtney keim

A Day In The Life with Courtney Keim
Every morning I wake up before 5 to head out to Crossfit.  So often I want to roll over and go back to sleep but it’s literally the only part of the day that I get to be out and do something I love ALONE.  I have to be out of the house by 5:20 to make sure I make it to my 5:30 am class.  Any later, I won’t make it.

I get home(…)

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a day in the life | erin wheeler

A Day In The Life with Erin Wheeler
My kiddos were off school two days for conferences so this was a typical “off of school” day for us. My girls are pretty slow moving in the morning.

We usually start the day grabbing a quick breakfast. I usually get a cup of tea while the girls are eating and playing around.  I also start the day with checking my email and responding to any inquiries.

Shortly after the girls got dressed we got(…)

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close-up superhero photography

creativity exercise: 3 quick tips for close-up portraiture

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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win a seat | natural light with atmosphere

Megan Squires is set to start a new run of her inspirational and information packed photography workshop, Lighting 201: Natural Light with Atmosphere, on October 29th. This course will give you the tools necessary to shoot outside at any time of day from golden light to backlight to full sun and in any weather situation that Mother Nature can throw your way. Megan focuses on helping students to enhance their vision for an image through creative use of light. If you’ve(…)

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creativity exercise: 5 tips for shooting through glass effectively

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises (photography tutorials) 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 photography 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(…)

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ideas to help enforce client galleries

by Melissa Koehler

We’ve all been there before. The session was awesome, the family loves their photos, but they just won’t place their order. It’s something that I consistently see on the boards. I’m not going to talk about in person ordering because that’s a totally different, more in depth topic. I’m just going to talk about online galleries and how we can get our clients to order from them within the time frame provided.
Set expectations with your ordering process.
Making sure that you and your(…)

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picking the perfect pinafore | a photographer’s guide to dressing clients for success

by CMpro Brittney Kluse
What I’ve learned after more than four years in this business is that for most of my clients, the utter thought of selecting — and even worse, coordinating clothing for multiple people *insert gasp here* — is enough to break a sweat on even the calmest of people.

I got to experience this firsthand after my first child was born. When thinking about our first family photograph, the thought that found its way to my head the quickest:(…)

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lifestyle photography with kids | a workshop interview

When it comes to photography education there are many avenues out there for you to use.  There are blogs filled with tutorials, photography forums, colleges, online workshops for photographers, and in-person photography workshops among others.  It can be difficult to decide which is best for you.  Today, we thought we’d offer up a little insight on CMU’s Shooting 201: Lifestyle Photography with Kids with instructor Ashley Spaulding via a mini interview.  Ashley is here to answer our questions and I(…)

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camera cookie cutters and our favorite cookie recipes

As photographers, we love to WOW people with our beautiful photography.  But sometimes it’s fun to show them we are skilled in other areas too.  Imagine walking in to your next photographer meet-up holding these tasty treats. You would be the hit of the party with these cookies made from the Camera Cookie Cutters in the CMstore. Oh wait, you say you have no time to bake or decorate cookies?! Why not use them as sandwich cutters for the kids.(…)

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creativity exercise: humanizing a non-human subject or object

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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creativity exercise: permission to copy

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms 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 ‘Editors’(…)

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creativity exercise: beautiful ugly

Picking up your camera, shooting, and challenging yourself is the best way to improve your photography.  The Creativity Exercises within the Clickin Moms 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 ‘Editors’(…)

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creativity exercise: creative motion blur

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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exercise your creativity

As photographers, it’s easy to get stuck in a pattern and take many of the same photographs over and over without realizing it. Do you ever feel like you need a challenge, need to try something new but you’re not sure what? Well, we have something to help you out!

Every other Monday, inside the ClickinMoms photography forum, there is a new creativity exercise posted. At one point we may explore photographing motion while another time we may experiment with taking(…)

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creativity exercise: off with their heads!

Sarah Wilkerson has been at it again and challenging us to stretch our creativity!
creativity exercise | off with their heads!
Because breaking the rules is oh so much FUN!

The challenge:  One of the first things to draw the viewer’s eye in any given image is the human face. For this exercise, your image has to draw the viewer in in other ways. Present a portrait of a person that EXCLUDES the head. Cut off should be no higher than the neck,(…)

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creativity exercise: groups of three

Sarah Wilkerson has been at it again and challenging us to stretch our creativity!

creativity exercise | groups of three
There’s something special about threes in art; the Rule of Thirds is obviously a good example of the prominent role of three in artistic composition. Notably, elements in groups of three can also strengthen an image’s composition – perhaps because many people unconsciously impart religious and/or cultural significance to such a grouping. Three items together creates a pleasing sense of balance and(…)

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creativity exercise: fork, knife or spoon

Sarah Wilkerson has been at it again and challenging us to stretch our creativity!
creativity exercise | fork, knife or spoon
I know – totally bizarre, right?  When I first read the challenge I was all “Um….okay….can’t wait to see how people approach this one”.  But then the sum total of my creativity could fit in a thimble so I should have known I would be amazed yet again by the creativity I’m surrounded with every day at Clickinmoms.

The exercise challenged members(…)

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creativity exercise: shooting indirectly

Sarah Wilkerson has been at it again and challenging us to stretch our creativity!  We just concluded another Creativity Exercise at Clickin Moms photography forum.
creativity exercise | shooting indirectly
Many surfaces have reflective qualities — glass, metal, water, even highly polished wood. Take a walk around your house/neighborhood/city/etc, and pay attention to reflective surfaces. When you set out to find reflections, you might be surprised at the variety of surfaces capable of catching and reflecting the light. Also pay attention to(…)

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