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Kimberly Walla

19 irresistibly cute photos of boys being boys

Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That’s what little boys are made of

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 Kim Pennington chose the theme of ‘Boys’ and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…(…)

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a boy and his cats photo project by Beth Mancuso of Manic Mother Photography

Personal Photo Project: a boy and his cats

What is/was your personal project and what inspired you to start it?

My project is called “A Boy and His Cats” it is focused on both documenting and creating images of my sons with their cats. I found myself taking so many pictures of my sons with their cats that I realized I had started a project unbeknownst to myself. I fell in love with the images we were creating, and my boys love taking pictures with the cats, so it was a win-win situation. (…)

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photo of a kids hands by Jo Lien

5 secrets to being happy with your photography

Of all the photographers in the CM community, I am probably the last who should be offering advice on how to be happy with your photography. I love making images, but in my five years as a serious photographer, the creative highs have almost always been followed by periods of anxiety and self-doubt. During these times, I can only see the weaknesses in my work — either it’s too sentimental, or it’s not emotional enough. It’s too tidy, then it’s too messy. It’s odd; no, it’s cliche. (…)

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Tiffany Kelly

29 amazingly gorgeous black and white photos

No matter how much I love color photography, there’s just something special about a great black and white that pulls me in. The following photos definitely fit in that ‘great black and white’ category! More than just good conversions, there is a deep amount of soul in each image, emotion so intense that you can’t help but examine each and every one on its own. Job well done to each artist below!(…)

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street wall art by 37° North

Personal Photo Project: 37° North

37°N is a collaboration between Jayne Cho and Laura Beth Davidson, who live on opposite sides of the world (Jayne in South Korea; Laura Beth in Tennessee in the US). We each take photos of the everyday world around us, then we bring the shots together, add a little post-processing magic, and create composite photographs that show the similarities and differences in our lives and environments.

The nature of this project means that we contribute equally, but the original inspiration for 37° North goes to Laura Beth.(…)

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Lacey Meyers

20 dirt photos that were worth the mess

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 Mickie DeVries chose the theme of ‘Dirt’ and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…(…)

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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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