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photography interview: storm and astrophotographer Mike Mezeul II

We love photography interviews and today we are excited to bring you an interview with the incredible nature and astrophotographer Mike Mezeul II!
an interview with mike mezeul II

by Megan Dill

Your portfolio is quite diverse, ranging from weddings to live concerts to the primary subject of this interview, the skies above us.  What is it about the weather that excites you?
I was always the little kid in elementary school lying on the picnic table during recess staring up at the clouds.(…)

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the word project: reality

This is our second blog post, where members of the CMteam are given a single word and asked to interpret it through individual images.  We look forward to showing creativity and diversity through our own unique styles and perspectives.
We’re keeping it real this month.  The CMteam has dug deep with some personal and introspective images that include the bittersweet beauty, and the familiarity of their daily lives.  Our word was ‘reality’.
Allison McSorley:

Amy Lucy Lockheart:

April Nienhuis:

Caroline Jensen:

Celeste Pavlik:

Emma Wood:

Heather Lazark:

Jenni Jones:

Jodi(…)

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the word project: hope

Sometimes it does the heart good to come together and share a mutual appreciation for something really special with a group of friends.  It’s not always easy finding the time in hectic lives to pursue our loves and dreams, so we’ve decided to keep things simple, authentic and fun as well as encouraging each other to pick up our camera from time to time.

The CMteam is excited to announce our very first collaborative project, The Word.  Each month, members of(…)

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mondays | annie morris

mondays | annie morris

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this sweet baby photo by Annie Morris won us over. Congratulations, Annie!

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a new perspective on photography

by April Nienhuis
When I was little, I loved to color.

I loved it so much, and was pretty good at it, that I won several coloring competitions held in my town one Halloween when I was about 5 years old.  While I may not color much anymore, my youngest child shares the same joy for coloring that I once did.  Of my 3 kids, she’s the one most likely to color inside the lines too.

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my own kind of hero | candice zugich

my own kind of hero | candice zugich

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this amazing hero portrait by Candice Zugich won us over. Congratulations, Candice!

To see more of Candice’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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besotted with baby | sarah clayton

besotted with baby | sarah clayton

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this beautiful baby portrait by Sarah Clayton won us over. Congratulations, Sarah!

To see more of Sarah’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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stairway | ashlyn perkins

stairway | ashlyn perkins

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this stunning portrait by Ashlyn Perkins won us over. Congratulations, Ashlyn!

To see more of Ashlyn’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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shoot-out | lucy and nina

It’s easy to get preoccupied with what everyone else is shooting and how. What we have to do, as cliche as it sounds, is stay true to ourselves. Once you have the basics down, you have to shoot what you love and in your own way. Just because one photographer sees a subject in a certain way doesn’t mean that you have to see that same subject in the exact same way as there are many, many correct ways to(…)

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spin | leah robinson

spin | leah robinson

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this gorgeous spinning photograph by Leah Robinson won us over. Congratulations, Leah!

To see more of Leah’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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dip | emma wood

dip | emma wood

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this stunning Lensbaby photo by Emma Wood won us over. Congratulations, Emma!

To see more of Emma’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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starting 2014 | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this beautiful celebratory image by Ardelle Neubert won us over. Congratulations, Ardelle!

To see more of Ardelle’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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captured | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this gorgeous black and white portrait by Candice Zugich won us over. Congratulations, Candice!

To see more of Candice’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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shoot-out | krista and rachel

It’s easy to get preoccupied with what everyone else is shooting and how. What we have to do, as cliche as it sounds, is stay true to ourselves. Once you have the basics down, you have to shoot what you love and in your own way. Just because one photographer sees a subject in a certain way doesn’t mean that you have to see that same subject in the exact same way as there are many, many correct ways to(…)

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a gift | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this stunning black and white child photograph by Candy Kempsey won us over. Congratulations, Candy!

To see more of Candy’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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love and light | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this gorgeous maternity portrait by Jenni Jones won us over. Congratulations, Jenni!

To see more of Jenni’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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run | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this wonderful black and white photograph by Kim Pennington won us over. Congratulations, Kim!

To see more of Kim’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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smiling eyes | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this happy photograph without the smile by Kellie Bieser won us over. Congratulations, Kellie!

To see more of Kellie’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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left behind | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this quiet black and white photograph by Fiona Margo won us over. Congratulations, Fiona!

To see more of Fiona’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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my little eight | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this gorgeous portrait in the desert by Emma Wood won us over. Congratulations, Emma!

To see more of Emma’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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experimenting | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this slow motion photograph by Mabel Chow won us over. Congratulations, Mabel!

To see more of Mabel’s photography, view all of her CMpro daily images.

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petal | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this black and white photograph by Elicia Graves won us over. Congratulations, Elicia!

To see more of Elicia’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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brooke shaden interview

We love photography interviews and today we are excited to bring you an interview with the incredible fine art photographer Brooke Shaden!  Brooke is a young and exceptional photographer and we are more than thrilled to have her here on the CMblog today!
an interview with brooke shaden
by Megan Squires

Thank you for being here with us today, Brooke!  I’d love to start off by asking what motivated you to pick up a camera and shoot originally?

Thanks for allowing me to be(…)

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three ninjas and a little peackock | daily of the week

three ninjas and a little peackock | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this fun Halloween portrait by Sarah Wilkerson won us over. Congratulations, Sarah!

To see more of Sarah’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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it’s been so long | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this gorgeous and classic portrait by Anne Scherrer stole our hearts. Congratulations, Anne!

To see more of Marie’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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perfect day for a hike | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this beautiful fall hiking image by Marie of Bloom & Grow Photography stole our hearts. Congratulations, Marie!

To see more of Marie’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily(…)

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shoot-out | hope and kelly

It’s easy to get preoccupied with what everyone else is shooting and how. What we have to do, as cliche as it sounds, is stay true to ourselves. Once you have the basics down, you have to shoot what you love and in your own way. Just because one photographer sees a subject in a certain way doesn’t mean that you have to see that same subject in the exact same way as there are many, many correct ways to(…)

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new orleans mime | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this lovely black and white photograph by Nina Mingioni stole our hearts. Congratulations, Nina!

To see more of Nina’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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you and I | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this beautiful child photograph by Sarah Morris stole our hearts. Congratulations, Sarah!

To see more of Sarah’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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up | daily of the week

Have you visited the CMpro Daily Project to get your daily dose of photography inspiration? If not, it’s definitely worth checking out! The CMpros, both hobbyist and professional photographers, are uploading beautiful photographs to it every day and each week we choose a favorite, the DOTW (daily of the week). This week, this fun and creative balloon photograph by Leah Robinson stole our hearts. Congratulations, Leah!

To see more of Leah’s photography visit her website and CMpro daily images.

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