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a day in the life | liz behm

a day in the life | liz behm

Hi guys! Here’s a quick peek into our crazy life! When I took this DITL, our youngest wasn’t even two weeks old yet. So things were a bit more crazy than usual. And it was one of the dreariest days so far this fall, so my usual light filled home was a complete cave! I’m not a fan of the dark and gloomy winters! Anyways, here’s a look at a “typical” day as we figure out life with 5 kids!(…)

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my photography journey | mickie devries

my photography journey | mickie devries

2004 was the year my son was born, and while I always loved taking photos before that, his birth made me want to document every waking moment of his life. I did not yet own a DSLR, but I began scrapbooking and began playing around with images in Photoshop. (…)

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The photography journey of Alabama photographer Lauren Sanderson

my photography journey | lauren sanderson

My Photography Journey by Lauren Sanderson

Like most things in my life, I procrastinated writing this blog post for way too long. I couldn’t really figure out where to begin or what y’all would think was important enough to talk about, but then I just decided to do what my Type A personality does best, and that’s go in order from the beginning. I can’t promise that this will be short, but if nothing else I hope to show that progress(…)

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a day in the life | kelly rodriguez

a day in the life | kelly rodriguez

A Day In The Life with Kelly Rodriguez
Hi! Here’s a little peek into a typical day in our house.

We are new to NYC, moved up from Miami, and are enjoying our first real change of seasons!

My husband is in his 1st year of a medical residency, so he is long gone before we even wake up in the morning. So our mornings typically look like this… both kids in my bed.

After a little cuddle time, it’s time to get ready(…)

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Member Share: autumn photography

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 Beth Mancuso chose the theme of ‘Autumn’ and there were so many fantastic images submitted.  Enjoy…

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Would you like the opportunity to be featured in next month’s photo share here on the CMblog?  Our next guest judge has asked for(…)

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A day in the life with Florida photographer Winnie Bruce

a day in the life | winnie bruce

A Day In The Life with Winnie Bruce
I’m usually pretty good at documenting little things here and there. I possibly might have expected a bit too much from my family when I decided to take photos after a 25-hour flight, and adjusting to a 13-hour time difference.

My kids and I went home to the Philippines for almost four months. Prior to that, we did a cross-country move from California to Florida. We haven’t had a typical day in the life(…)

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computer area of photographer Kelly Rodriguez

a peek inside | kelly rodriguez

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our newest team members to feature, Kelly Rodriguez.
a peek inside | kelly rodriguez

Hi! I’m so excited to give you a little peek into my little workspace and at my gear (…pretty minimalist gear).

Okay, so my workspace is pretty new and a little bland right now. We just moved up to NYC (Queens to be exact) this summer from Miami, FL(…)

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a day in the life | lisa benemelis

a day in the life | lisa benemelis

A Day In The Life with Lisa Benemelis
My day begins at 5:15 in the morning even though it is my birthday and I would much rather hang out in bed a little longer.  I face the day with a hot cup of coffee and 15 minutes of peace and quite before heading out to meet my oldest daughter at the trail for a long run.

My two daughters and I are training for the Women’s Nike Half Marathon that we will(…)

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river island picture by Jayne Cho

Why I’m happy with my gear

I’ve always loved photography. Ever since I was a kid – which was a long time ago!

So long in fact, that I remember doing an “Introduction to Photography” course by correspondence. I was about 15 at the time, and living on my family’s farm in rural Australia. Each month there was an assignment, and I would mail my image that had been developed at the local pharmacy, to the instructor in Sydney. She would then record her feedback on a(…)

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Member Share: science photography

Member Share: science photography

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 Jo Lien chose the theme of ‘science’ and there were so many fantastic and varying images submitted.  These were a few of Jo’s favorites…

[caption id="attachment_38895" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Jennifer Southard – lovingmoments[/caption] [caption id="attachment_38896" align="aligncenter" width="840"] Carolyn Brandt – carmarie[/caption]

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a day in the life | elizabeth blank

a day in the life | elizabeth blank

A Day In The Life with Elizabeth Blank
I initially chose Saturday, September 13th as my “day” because that was the day that I was traveling home from Click Away and, in my mind, it was going to be a calm day of travel filled with amazing architecture, interesting light and composition, and the comforts of home at the end of a long day. Well, isn’t it funny how our perception can be so different from actual reality? In reality, my(…)

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my photography journey | samantha covert

my photography journey | samantha covert

My Photography Journey by Samantha Covert

My photography journey began in 2008, when my husband gifted me my first DSLR (a Nikon D40) just before our wedding.  I had no idea how to adjust any of the dials, but was happy that even in auto mode my images were better than those I took with my little point and shoot.

My interest and motivation for capturing images really ramped up after my first child was born in 2009.

I became quite photo-crazed soon after his(…)

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a day in the life | elena blair

a day in the life | elena blair

A Day In The Life with Elena Blair
It is the first rainy morning this school year!  Daddy is already off to work and has a late meeting so he won’t be home until after bedtime tonight.  Bummer.  Everyone always climbs into our bed first thing.  I call it a Marlo love fest as the older two love to start their day loving on their baby sister.

Time to change the babies diaper and get her dressed.  Meanwhile, I encourage the other(…)

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Christine Schaaf

endings: forum members monthly picture share

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 Ammerman chose the theme of ‘endings’ and there were so many fantastic and varying images submitted.  These were a few of Lauren’s favorites…

[caption id="attachment_38428" align="aligncenter" width="427"] Allyson Prehn[/caption] [caption id="attachment_38429" align="aligncenter" width="840"] Angela Parker[/caption] [caption id="attachment_38430" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Angela Ross[/caption]

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a day in the life | melissa gibson

a day in the life | melissa gibson

A Day In The Life with Melissa Gibson
A day in the life at my house is usually quite busy.  Things can get a little hairy with three girls, two dogs, one husband, soccer, horse riding lessons and homework.  I chose to photograph a typical Tuesday around here.  I’m now realizing that I somehow missed photographing homework time or all girls having their teeth brushing time, but I assure you that we did both.

Our day begins at 5:45 in the morning. (…)

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boy giving goats a drink of water by April Burns Photography DP

happy 4th birthday to the daily project!

by Lisa Benemelis
It is hard to believe that the Daily Project was first created four years ago.

It started in the hope that it would encourage participants to shoot and share on a regular basis.  Over the years, it has grown to be so much more than a place to view beautiful work.  It has given opportunities to laugh and cry with one another, travel to far away places, enjoy each other’s lives, pay closer attention to details, and enjoy new(…)

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A day in the life with Washington photographer Marissa Gifford

a day in the life | marissa gifford

A Day In The Life with Marissa Gifford
Hi there, everyone! I’m excited to share a special Day in the Life with you! Every summer our family visits a cabin on Swan Lake in NW Montana with my husband’s family. He’s one of 7 children, so it’s a week filled with fun, family, relaxation, reading, card games, water sports and cousin heaven for the little ones. This place holds a very special place in my family’s heart and visiting is always(…)

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photography conference packing list: your free downloadable

photography conference packing list: your free downloadable

With Click Away fast approaching, everyone is frantically trying to think of what they need to pack!  How many outfits, shoes, etc.? What gear should I bring? Don’t forget the gum, snacks, band aids!
We created a general packing list that is good, not only for Click Away, but just about any photography conference you attend. Best part? It’s a printable!  Go ahead and download the PDF here and print it out to help you with your packing!
We are hoping this(…)

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A day in the life with Massachusetts photographer Annie Morris

a day in the life | annie morris

A Day In The Life with Annie Morris
August is my favorite month.  The weather is warm, but there is a coolness in the air. The crowds of tourists drift away and we are left to squeeze in as much summer fun as we can before the sun sets. This is what a day in the life on Cape Cod looks like.

Annie Morris, Massachusetts
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Annie Morris is a hobbyist photographer living on Cape Cod, MA. She enjoys capturing(…)

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child riding a bike photo by Lacey Meyers

7 reasons to avoid eye contact in your photos

We have all heard it said that the eyes are the window to the soul.

And in a photograph, eye-contact holds great power in connecting the viewer to the subject.  Sharp, intentional focus on the eyes plus lovely catchlights is a timeless combination and one that most of us set out to embrace early on in our photography.

But as my children’s photographer, I know I’m not alone in recognizing the challenge that that is time and again.  As well as the(…)

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