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19 photos that capture the magic of the holidays

19 photos that capture the magic of the holidays

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 Kellie Bieser chose the theme of ‘Holiday Magic’ and there were so many fantastic images submitted. Enjoy…(…)

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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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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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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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fresh grilled food photograph by Kristin Dokoza

Fresh Photos: fun, food, and babies

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 Dana Lauder chose the theme of ‘fresh’ and there were so many fantastic and varying images submitted.  These were a few of Dana’s favorites…

[caption id="attachment_36174" align="aligncenter" width="840"] Monica Wilkinson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36175" align="aligncenter" width="840"] Lisa Tichané[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36176" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Erica Everhart[/caption]

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what is that: our favorite forum member’s abstract photos

Focus and clarity are critical in photography but this month’s guest judge for the Clickin Moms forum member share theme, Nina O’Connell, wanted to venture away from that and explore the abstract. We asked members to share their favorite abstract photos and Nina chose her favorites to share with you today!

Animoto video | Light Panes video style | America’s Stonehenge song by Laura Sullivan
Would you like the opportunity to be featured in next month’s photo share here on the CMblog?  Our(…)

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favorite 2013 photos

favorite 2013 photos

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the Clickin Moms forum has the best photographers out there!  We asked them for their favorite photo from 2013 and they blew us away with their images.  As much as we wanted to include them all, there just wasn’t room, but here is a taste of what they shared!

And a huge thank you to Animoto for the incredible slideshow!  Now do yourself a favor and check out the rest of the(…)

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glimpse of the week

glimpse of the week

If you’re not following the CMglimpse project on Instagram then you should be.  The talent there is incredible!  Week after week, Instagramers are following the prompt list and rocking out one awesome photo after another. You need to see them so we’re going to be showcasing just a few of our favorites from the week here on the CMblog each weekend!

anyotherwoman:

toniagillette:

libbyoreillyphotography:

kirafaris:

jennlikes:

pbl_photography:

lilmissy001:

ciners00:

cameragirl5d:

stacykron:

kdokoza:

Would you like to participate in next weeks list?  Here it is and you’ll just follow the prompts and then(…)

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glimpse of the week

glimpse of the week

If you’re not following the CMglimpse project on Instagram then you should be.  The talent there is incredible!  Week after week, Instagramers are following the prompt list and rocking out one awesome photo after another. You need to see them so we’re going to be showcasing just a few of our favorites from the week here on the CMblog each weekend!

cburtonsiller:

anyotherwoman:

for_the_love_of_it_all:

kdokoza:

pbl_photography:

kirafaris:

sfcitymom:

nlmonaco:

lindsayhubbell:

blugo08:

Would you like to participate in next weeks list?  Here it is and you’ll just follow the prompts and then(…)

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creativity exercise: Using Body Language to Create Captivating Photographs

creativity exercise: Using Body Language to Create Captivating Photographs

When you think of human expression, to which part of the subject are you drawn? Most people are drawn to the face, specifically the eyes and – to a slightly lesser extent – the mouth. It is in the face that we pick up the most obvious emotional cues – sadness, happiness, anger, boredom, contentment, frustration, intensity. As students of human emotion know, however, true feelings are often conveyed by body language beyond the face. Studying body language can be(…)

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creativity exercise: 7 creative ideas for unconventional self portraits

creativity exercise: 7 creative ideas for unconventional self portraits

In 2011, I wrote a tutorial for the CMblog that challenged you get on the other side of your camera (Because You Were There, Too: 13 Tips for Family Self Portraits). In the tutorial, we explored techniques and tips for better self portraits, how to involve your children, and more; since then, the article has been read by over 85,000 people, pinned over 49,000 times, and we at Clickin Moms have used it to challenge our members to do a(…)

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6 tips for snow photography

6 tips for snow photography

by Amy Lucy Lockheart
There is something so enchanting about snow. The way it falls softly to the ground and covers the earth in a giant white blanket makes everything seem so fresh and magical. But when snow is present, so is the cold. That cold may mean that many of us decide to stay indoors where we are nice and toasty. Taking photos of your kids outdoors in the winter can be very rewarding, so do your best to come(…)

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favorite images of 2012

favorite images of 2012

About a month ago we asked CM members to show us their favorite photo they took in 2012 and boy did they!  The thread has nearly 500 posts and the work shared in it is absolutely incredible.  We’ve known it for a long time but this confirms that the Clickin Moms forum is filled with utterly talented women!  Enjoy just a few of of the members’ favorite images!
favorite CM member images of 2012
Jessica Nelson ‘JessicaN':

Jessica Remus ‘jremus':

Elizabeth Blank ‘ElizabethBlank':

Megan Axelsson(…)

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creativity exercise: beautiful bokeh

creativity exercise: beautiful bokeh

The word “bokeh” is a relatively new term (in popular use for less than twenty years) derived from the Japanese word “boke,” meaning blur or haze. When we refer to bokeh, we’re usually discussing the aesthetic quality of that blur, often describing it in terms of shape, softness, or smoothness.

*image by Ashley Spaulding ‘Ashley’
What plays into bokeh? Let’s take a look at some of the primary factors.

Large Aperture. The top factor is shallow depth of field.(…)

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creativity exercise: a classic artist’s exercise

creativity exercise: a classic artist’s exercise

Drawing an egg is a classic fine art exercise for those working in chalk, charcoal, or pencil. It’s a great way to study form and the way light and shadow work together to establish depth, dimension, and even mood. For this month’s creativity exercise, I challenge you to photograph one or more eggs. While drawing inspiration from the classic exercise (single egg, dramatic light) is a wonderful photographic undertaking and will no doubt produce some beautiful and unexpectedly creative work,(…)

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creativity exercise: 3 quick tips for close-up portraiture

creativity exercise: 3 quick tips for close-up portraiture

This month, let’s take a look at extreme closeups in portraiture. For purposes of this creativity exercise, we will be producing images in which the subject’s head/face (or part of the face) fills the entire frame; the head itself should be touching or nearly touching at least two of the four edges of the frame.

*image by Narelle Bailey ‘nbailey’
While a portrait need not be closeup to be intimate, it’s almost impossible to avoid intimacy in an extreme closeup of this(…)

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creativity exercise: 5 tips for shooting through glass effectively

creativity exercise: 5 tips for shooting through glass effectively

This month’s creativity focuses on shooting through a glass window, door, windshield, etc. While it may seem simple, shooting through glass in this way can bring an entirely new layer of depth to your image … introducing new textures, influencing the quality of light, drawing the viewer in as a plausible bystander on the scene, or establishing a new sense of context by incorporating reflections of the surrounding environment.
*image by forum member kristabelle
TIPS:

1) Focus Manually
When shooting through glass, you(…)

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creativity exercise: humanizing a non-human subject or object

creativity exercise: humanizing a non-human subject or object

Have you ever seen a tenacious leaf? It’s the last one so stubbornly hanging onto a tree branch as the winter wind whistles in. What about raindrops dancing in already formed puddles on the sidewalk or the lonely teddy bear who has for two weeks been left untouched under your seven year old’s bed? Ever see a face formed in the bark of a gnarled old tree or the gentle rays of sunlight offering hope in a bleak scene?

*image copyright(…)

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creativity exercise: permission to copy

creativity exercise: permission to copy

Do you ever feel creatively exhausted? Ever feel like everything has already been done, that you’ve utilized every square inch of your house/yard that gets good light, that you’ve just run out of new things to try? Many people (myself included) find that spending time with the work of another photographer can be immensely inspiring generally, but when it comes to conceiving of a new shot or session, most photographers are careful to avoid anything that could be construed as(…)

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creativity exercise: off with their heads!

creativity exercise: off with their heads!

Because breaking the rules is oh so much FUN!

The challenge:  One of the first things to draw the viewer’s eye in any given image is the human face. For this exercise, your image has to draw the viewer in in other ways. Present a portrait of a person that EXCLUDES the head. Cut off should be no higher than the neck, no lower than the waist. Do your best to include some clues in the image that tell us something(…)

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