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Sarah Carlson

21 pictures of reflections that you’ll love to see

One of our favorite posts here on the Clickin Moms blog each month is this one, the monthly member share. We love throwing a theme out to the forum members and seeing how they interpret it. This month, guest judge Lauren Harris chose the theme of ‘Reflections’ and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…(…)

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In My Driveaway photo project from Natalie Fay Green

Personal Photo Project: in my driveway

My project is called In My Driveway.

Driveways are mundane, ordinary places; everyone has one. As a mother, I spend a lot of time watching my children play in our driveway. Sun, rain, snow – it doesn’t matter – my kids are playing outside, on that little strip of asphalt. I realized, one day, in the middle of all that regularity, that a certain beauty was unfolding before me. Magic, even. The magic of childhood. Of imagination and bicycle races, of curiosity and long-forgotten conversations. Nothing unique or different, but a universal fantasticalness, nonetheless. And it was going on all the time, right in front of me.(…)

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boy sitting in a lawn chair while camping by Lacey Meyers

6 adventurous ways to photograph your camping trip

As the temperatures are warming and the days are stretching longer it means camping season is near! For most people, camping means getting away from it all and soaking in nature, relaxing, family-time, and living a bit primitively. But for the photographer, camping means all that and more. It means the chance to branch out of our box, live amongst the light and shadows, shoot in a new environment … all the while, documenting the trip in a way that will bring our family back to the moments image by image. It means countless photo opportunities! Here are 6 thoughts to help you make the most of your photography experience when you and your family venture out into the great outdoors for your next camping adventure.(…)

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Lea Jones

22 inspiring photos taken while out and about

One of our favorite posts here on the Clickin Moms blog each month is this one, the monthly member share. We love throwing a theme out to the forum members and seeing how they interpret it. This month, guest judge Sarah Carlson chose the theme of ‘Out and About’ and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…(…)

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A (birth)day in the life photo project by Emily Jackson

Personal Photo Project: a (birth)day in the life

One day I looked down at my sweet newborn, my firstborn baby boy, and was shocked to realize that somehow overnight he had aged to about eight months old. Except, it didn’t actually happen overnight, it just felt that way. As soon as I had children, it was like someone pushed the fast forward button on life and things started speeding by so fast. I knew I had to find some way to capture what their babyhood was like, and I wanted to tell their story, and to be able to convey to them later in life what it was like to be them, to be me, to live in our life.(…)

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Bonnie Hussey

30 pictures that beautifully illustrate the word new

One of our favorite posts here on the Clickin Moms blog each month is this one, the monthly member share. We love throwing a theme out to the forum members and seeing how they interpret it. This month, guest judge Samantha Covert chose the theme of ‘New’ and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…(…)

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Siti Aminah

20 emotional photos that will pull at you

One of our favorite posts here on the Clickin Moms blog each month is this one, the monthly member share. We love throwing a theme out to the forum members and seeing how they interpret it. This month, guest judge Jessica Lutz chose the theme of ‘Emotion’ and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…(…)

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child holding her winning contest photo

How I connected with my daughter through photography

My children have grown up in front of my camera. They have said “cheese,” they have held ridiculous props to humor me, they have endured the dreaded, “I didn’t quite get it, can we do that again?” pleas from me, all in the name of their dear mother’s hobbyist-ism. They have done their part to help their mama grow in her own photography, and then some. They have been patient. They have been my muses.(…)

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good crops in camera by Megan Squires

5 mistakes I made as a new photographer

We learn from our mistakes. We grow in asking questions. And we can encourage others forward by being open about our journeys and aha! moments in photography. While the basics come easy now, there will always be more for me to learn and always new ways to grow. That’s something that gets me excited each and every time I pick up my camera.(…)

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Christy Johnson

23 heart photos we love

One of our favorite posts here on the Clickin Moms blog each month is this one, the monthly member share. We love throwing a theme out to the forum members and seeing how they interpret it. This month, guest judge Vironica Golden chose the theme of ‘Heart’ in honor of Valentine’s Day and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…(…)

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Two adorable girls laughing photo by Lisa Tichane of Tout Petit Pixel

8 embarrassing on the job photography stories

As photographers, our job is often to document life’s beauty through our lens.

But while many of the interactions in front of the camera are frame-worthy, some of the things that happen behind it deserve their own blooper reel. We’ve collected a few of our best (and worst) moments for today’s most embarrassing blog post yet.(…)

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black and white ballerina photo by Kate Luber

my photography journey | kate luber

My photo journey began when…wait for it…my daughter was born! Surprise!

I guess the seeds were planted long before that. My uncle is a photographer in San Francisco. We don’t see him often, but once a year, he visits and brings his fancy camera. He not-so-secretly follows everyone around during holiday gatherings and takes candid shots of the family. We don’t see the photos for a year. When he comes again, he brings the photos from last year. It’s always fun to look back at the previous year…and also hope you’re not wearing the same outfit…(…)

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the joy project ginger unzueta day 31

Personal Photo Project: the joy project

The Joy Project is a 365 daily photo journal.

I have captured my children with my camera almost daily for as long as I can remember. I love to document the everyday beauty of life. It helps me to slow down, to look around our home daily, and see the many gifts (often over looked) that I am grateful for.(…)

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Jennifer Nobriga 5

Meet our 10 new Mentors!

We have so many exciting things planned for the Clickin Moms community this year, and the absolute best way to kick things off is by by announcing the incredible, talented photographers who have just joined the CMteam as Mentors. Please join us in congratulating the following women who inspire and help our community so much:(…)

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toddler girl feeding doll by Jennifer Bogle

Personal Photo Project: dates with my kids

This year I started a personal photography project called “Dates with my Kids.” I have monthly dates with each of my three kiddos and photograph our experiences. At the end of the year, I will create a photo book for each of them. Our dates are often simple, usually a coffee shop, building a Lego kit, even grocery shopping or a movie at home.(…)

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which-lens-do-I-choose-to-shoot-with-by-Kristin-Dokoza

Top 14 photography tutorials written in 2014

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone but it has and 2014 was a great year! Here on the CMblog we have continued to work hard in bringing you the type of tutorials and fun articles that you’re looking for. This past year was a success and we are excited to see what 2015 brings. In celebration, we thought we’d look back on the 14 most popular articles from the CMblog last year!(…)

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The photography journey of Mississippi photographer Liz Behm

my photography journey | liz behm

My journey begins like many other moms. In 2008, I was a new mom and I was so frustrated at always “missing the shot”. I had thousands of blurry, boring snapshots of my son and no real understanding of what it took to get the shots I was drooling over.(…)

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