Lesson 7 | How To Capture Christmas Morning

  Ready for Christmas Day? Now is the time to prep for your Christmas Day photos. It can be a hectic time! I love making a list of 5 photos I want. I can be in the moment, know what I’m looking for, and not stress about photographing everything! I can’t wait to see what [...]
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Lesson Six | Capture The Outdoors

  Ready to head outside? Grab your camera and let’s capture some holiday lights and maybe some snow (if you have any). So...I live in California and am a couple of hours away from winter wonderland. I'm counting on you to bring me the winter white!   Remember, work at your pace. Complete every exercise or [...]
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Lesson Five | How To Capture Holiday Food

  Do you have visions of sugar plum (or cupcakes) dancing in your head? Let’s photograph some food! Buy it. Make it. Borrow it. All for the photography! :) Remember, make this class (and the sweet goodies) work for you! If you post to Instagram tag your photos with #captureyourholidays or #cy365 for a chance to [...]
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Lesson Four | How To Photograph The Presents, Paper, and Ribbon

  Anything wrapped under your tree? This lesson might be just the incentive you need to get wrapping! I know I need a kick in the pants. Are you a frilly bow and ribbon wrapper or a conservative get it done wrapper? Do you use whatever paper you’ve got or do you coordinate everything each [...]
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Lesson Three | How To Photograph Your Christmas Ornaments

  Do your ornaments hold special memories? I love the stories that my ornaments can tell. Some are from special trips, collected as souvenirs of moments, states, and amusements. Some are heirlooms from cherished family members. Some are from dear friends who have touched my life. Now it’s your turn to capture photos of your [...]
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Lesson Two | How To Photograph Your Christmas Tree

  Ready to photograph your tree? Did you have fun with your lights? Now it’s time to hang them on your tree! We are going to have a little fun with tree photos! No, tree up yet? Borrow a friends. Go to the mall. There are lots of trees to use! If you post to Instagram [...]
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Lesson 1 | How To Capture The Lights of Christmastime

  What better way to kick off December than with lights?!   I love the lights of Christmas. I love creating beautiful bokeh backgrounds and fun starburst effects. Grab your camera, download the lesson with the link below, and enjoy! For the next seven days, we are bringing you a holiday lesson each day. Each [...]
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Join Us For The December CY365 Photo Challenge

December. Lights. Laughter. Activity. This month is FILLED with photo opportunities. This month's photo challenge list will guide you through all of the sites and sounds of this festive month. And... We'll also celebrate 12 months of capturing YOUR 365. Share in the comments below if you are finishing your first, second, or seventh year [...]
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Join Us For The November CY365 Photo Challenge

November is the month of gratitude. Is there a better way to show gratitude than stopping to photograph the details and moments around us? Thank you for being HERE and thank you for capturing YOUR 365. Enjoy this month’s list. Each month we create a new list of inspiration for your photography. Use these ideas [...]
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6 Ways to Photograph Your Child at Halloween

  If there is one time of year for getting photographic cooperation from your kids, it's Halloween. Want to take the best photos you can this year? Here are a few pointers to help you out. Get Great Light It may be customary to start your Halloween festivities after dark, but for great photos head [...]
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