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Workshop Preview: capturing joy

Do you want to capture children and family images filled with true smiles and carefree laughter?

Would you like to learn how to enhance the emotion perceived in your images to make them memorable and strong?

Would you feel happy if people smiled irresistibly when looking at your work?

If the answer is YES, then the Capturing Joy photography workshop by Lisa Tichané is the class you need!

In this workshop, you will learn how to embrace joy in lifestyle family photography. Whether you(…)

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a workshop preview | mastering manual exposure

Mastering Manual Exposure is designed to help you learn how to meter in-camera and control your exposure and white balance while making informed decisions about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture in order to achieve your vision in-camera! You’ll examine common exposure pitfalls and how to correct them, and engage in a variety of creative assignments which will give you the confidence you need to capture consistent and beautiful images in any kind of situation. This four week online workshop with(…)

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uncover your voice

by Jodi Arego
If you’re anything like me, and my guess is that you are, you’ve probably gone through a period (or several periods!) of struggle and doubt in your photography journey.  After learning the basics and getting to a point where we are consistently producing technically sound images, we often look over the body of our work and feel, well, blah about the whole thing.  Mastering the basics is no small feat, and in the process of focusing on concrete(…)

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a workshop preview | storymaking

What makes a good story anyway? We know one when we hear one. But how do we see a compelling story in a photograph? What elements make a narrative image powerful? How can our shooting and processing lend to the story we aim to tell? In CMU’s new workshop, Storymarking with Meredith Novario, you will learn to plan and build powerful narrative images.  You will dissect images for their story elements, consider what stories you are driven to tell and(…)

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shooting water drops and crowns

by Monica Wilkinson
Is this winter weather giving you cabin fever?  Wishing it would clear up so you could go out and shoot?  Why not cure that boredom with a little macro fun?  In my workshop, Shooting 106:Intro to Macro, you will learn to appreciate the little things around you, to see the details, but I also have a fun mid week challenge each week in addition to the weekly assignment.  A little challenge to push your creativity and  have try(…)

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3 tips to capturing joyful photos

by Lisa Tichané
Some might say that I’m obsessed with photographing joy and laughter, and this is probably true. I guess every photographer has a topic that he or she can photograph over and over again without ever getting tired of it. This is how I feel about laughter and carefreeness. Capturing joy feeds my soul, and makes me a happier person.

This is probably why I’ve become a children’s photographer in the first place; there is something about kids’ giggles and(…)

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a workshop preview | exploring creative photography

Exploring Creative Photography is designed to help you discover the emotions behind setting choices which will enable you to move past traditional photography and begin to pursue creativity and art in your work.  This four week online workshop with April Nienhuis will help you to explore the technical aspects of creative photography and learn to decide when to choose creative settings to tell the story you wish with your photography!

Here are just a few reviews from past students in this course:

“My(…)

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a workshop preview | timeless photography and emotive expression

Timeless Photography and Emotive Expression has been created for photographers who are ready to push the boundaries in their everyday work and to progress their classic portraits into enduring works of art.  This four week online workshop with Emma Wood will help you take your photography to the next level and will increase your confidence in your work and abilities!

Here are just a few reviews from past students in this course:

I’ve admired Emma’s work for some time and to be able(…)

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a workshop preview | natural light with atmosphere

Learn how to capture the beauty of natural light no matter what the weather conditions are in Natural Light with Atmosphere!  This four week online workshop with Megan Squires will help you take your natural light photography to the next level and will give you the confidence to embrace all kinds of light!

Here are just a few reviews from past students in this course:

I came into this course at a point in my journey where I felt I had really hit(…)

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best of CMU | october 2013

Every day our members create amazing images in CMU Workshops and Breakouts! Here are some recent images that we’ve seen and loved in CMU:

Courtney Karban in Exploring Creative Photography:

Erica Collins in Timeless Photography and Emotive Expression:

Heather Stockett in Exploring Creative Photography:

Jessica Zeamer in Mastering Natural Light Indoors:

Kellie Bieser in Fine Art and Visual Expression:

Kim Jane in The Art of Observation:

Patricia Brogan in First Steps With A DSLR:

Veronica Golden in Timeless Photography and Emotive Expression:

Stay tuned next month for even more(…)

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best of cmu | september 2013

Every day our members create amazing images in CMU Workshops and Breakouts! Here are some recent images that we’ve seen and loved in CMU:

Amy Smith in Intro To Natural Light:

Erica Collins in Exploring Creative Photography:

Jennifer German in First Steps With A DSLR:

Jessica Thomason in Mastering Natural Light Indoors:

Laura Froese in One Light Off Camera Flash:

Lisa Turney in Intro To Macro:

Melissa Stottmann in The Art of Observation:

Stay tuned next month for even more of our favorites created in the CMU courses!

 

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the art of observing

by Caroline Jensen
I absolutely love the art of observing. I fully believe that we can only capture the world around us in an effective way if we are really seeing it.  We live in a fast-paced, media-driven world. Every spare second of our day is bombarded by information. Years ago, I used to read a good book at a long stop light. Times have changed! The art of photography has also changed, but the need to see and connect with(…)

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best of cmu | august 2013

Every day our members create amazing images in CMU Workshops and Breakouts!  Here are some recent images that we’ve seen and loved in CMU:

Ana Collins in Intro to Macro:

Sarah Joos in One Light OCF:

Erica Collins in Exploring Creative Photography:

Heather Pich in The Art of Observation:

Bethney Backhause in Fine Art and Visual Expression:

Heather Stockett in Exploring Creative Photography:

Jennifer Bogle in One Light OCF:

Jessica Thomason in Mastering Natural Light Indoors:

Lisa Turney in Intro to Macro:

Stay tuned next month for even more of(…)

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go beyond auto | first steps with a DSLR

The next run of CMs First Steps with a DSLR photography workshop with instructor Amy Lucy Lockheart is starting in September. If you’ve always wanted to take better photos of your kids, but haven’t ventured outside of Auto Mode, then this is the perfect class for you! Some of the students from the first run of this class were brand new DSLR owners and had no experience outside of auto mode. Within 3 short weeks they were already shooting in(…)

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Finding Inspiration through Classic Art

by Caroline Jensen
I have always loved to look at art. Paintings were something that I really gravitated to as a child. Art can take so many forms, but photography embodies that progression of technology from painting an image with brush and canvas  to capturing every detail in a photograph.  One cannot supersede the other though. Paintings and photographs, while similar, will never replace the other, but they do stand side by side as visions of our reality.

When I was(…)

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matte processing in PSE

by Erin Peloquin
Using Photoshop Elements to create a matte effect is a creative enhancement that can change the tone of your photo beautifully.  The key to a good matte look is to start with a bright, clean edit.  Then add extra contrast and saturation so that the matte look doesn’t drain the photo of all its impact.

All creative edits should start with a clean edit as a foundation and the photo above needed contrast and brightening before anything else.  Two(…)

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macro photography

by Monica Wilkinson

Like many of you, when I started my journey into photography, my favorite subjects to shoot were my two daughters. They were young and I wanted to capture as many memories as possible. As time passed by,
I still found joy in photographing them, but I felt myself succumbing to the pressures of getting it just right in camera. I felt overwhelmed with all the rules of photography. I would hear things like the skin tones are off, they(…)

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creative photography

by April Nienhuis

Do you struggle with who you are as a photographer?  Are you afraid to be yourself with your photography even it means shooting unlike everyone else? When raising children, we teach them that who they are is good enough. Even at a young age, peer pressure is around and we never want them to conform to others in an effort to ‘fit in’. Our goal as parents is to encourage the uniqueness that we see in each of(…)

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get yourself off auto

The second run of CMs First Steps with a DSLR photography workshop with instructor Amy Lucy Lockheart is starting in just a few short weeks. If you’ve always wanted to take better photos of your kids, but haven’t ventured outside of Auto Mode because all those buttons and dials are confusing, then this is the perfect class for you! Some of the students from the first run of this class were brand new owners of their cameras and had no(…)

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first steps with a DSLR

The New Year is right around the corner and with the New Year comes a new lineup of photography workshops through CMU.  With that lineup we have four (yes, FOUR) new workshops being introduced!  We’ll be introducing each one of them here on the Clickin Moms photography blog for you and the first one up is Shooting 101: First Steps With A DSLR by CMmentor and Click Magazine’s Products Editor Amy Lucy Lockheart.  Amy has been kind enough to answer(…)

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photoshop elements for photographers | a workshop interview

Have you seen CM’s brand new editing workshop for photographers who use Photoshop Elements?  The lovely and knowledgeable Erin Peloquin of Texas Chicks Blog and Pics will be teaching this extensive course (along with April Nienhuis, Melissa Gibson, and Melissa Koehler helping as teaching assistants).  When new courses are added to the CMU line-up there are often many questions that arise and what better way to answer some of the most common questions than with an interview with Erin herself!

Erin,(…)

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head in the clouds | moving past limits | a cm breakout session

We are thrilled to present a CMpro Breakout Session featuring Munchkins and Mohawks photography! Tiffany, September’s CMpro of the Month, is well known for her imaginative images that capture the individual spirit of her subjects. Tiffany’s photography has the ability to keep viewers continually coming back for more, as we can’t wait to see what she will create next! Join us in a Breakout Session that gives a peak into the magic that is Munchkins and Mohawks photography, while inspiring(…)

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photographing children | mastering the connection with audrey woulard

Chicago based photographer, Audrey Woulard, is well known for her bright and vivacious client work, which always allows the viewer a glimpse into the personalities of the subjects. Through a 54 page PDF and a 20 minute video walk-through, Audrey shares with viewers how she works with clients to enable her to capture genuine expressions and natural interactions. Audrey also shares tips about achieving sharp focus at wide apertures, which is a signature of her work. A 1 hour and(…)

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conquering the unexpected | a look inside a CMU workshop

by Megan Squires
So you’re planning a session. The outfits have been selected, the location has been chosen, and the clients have been prepped and readied for their big modeling debut.

But then the clouds roll in.

And the wind begins to howl.

And the rain starts to fall.

Out of all the factors and details you’ve accounted for, Mother Nature throwing you a curve ball wasn’t one of them. And while you might be tempted to pack up your gear, reschedule, and head home(…)

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shooting 104 | a cmu natural light workshop giveaway

Lighting is such a strong key to a good photograph.  It can make or break your image.  Knowing where the light is coming from, what exactly that light is doing to your subject, and how to use it to convey your message is crucial.  If you find yourself struggling with lighting you may want to consider CMU Instructor Lisa Harrison’s beginner workshop Shooting 104: Intro to Natural Light.  Lisa is here today to share a little about her incredible workshop(…)

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cmpro breakout session | finding the frame

July’s CMpro of the Month Allison Zercher of Snippets from Suburbia has an eye like no other.  Her vision, the way she captures life through her camera, is exquisite.  If only we could get inside her head to see how her brain works.  Oh, wait!  We can!  Allison has been working hard this summer, putting her thoughts on finding the frame down on paper and compiling it into CM’s newest breakout session!

You don’t have to be a CM member to(…)

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off camera flash | a glimpse inside a workshop

To many, lighting is considered the key to photography.  Yes, there are many elements that go into a wonderful image but your use of light can make or break a photograph.  There are many different types of light available to use but one of the most daunting forms of light is off camera flash (aka OCF).  CMpro Michelle Turner, lighting extraordinaire, can help you in your journey to uncovering the secrets of off camera flash.  She’s a genius with that(…)

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Beginner Workshop

Hey All! The Clickinmoms’ Beginner Workshop is now available: For more info, please visit http://www.clickinmoms.com/amember/member.php

Hurry! It won’t be up for long!

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