Lightroom Tips | CY365 Podcast #20

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Creating Photographs With Creative Crops

There are multiple things to consider when making an image. You want good light, an interesting subject, and great composition as starting places. Have you ever noticed how creative cropping can help create more interesting photos? Here are examples from the CY365 Community. Notice how each creative crop helps emphasize the subject in a unique way. As you look at the images ask yourself a few...
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How To Record Words With Your Photos

Are you capturing the stories that go with your photos? In this quick video I share some easy techniques for capturing the words with your photos. ¬†How do you keep track of the stories that go with your photos?   Watch more Lightroom...
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My Favorite Holiday Traditions

Nothing makes me more sentimental than the month of December. I love creating traditions with my family. Ian has jumped right on board with me and insists on doing things as close to the year’s before as he can remember. I love discovering the things that really matter to him. This year the talk of Christmas and tradition planning began in the beginning of November. Something about...
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My Top 10 List of Phone Photography Tips

I know that I wouldn’t be successful in my SEVENTH year of my 365 project without my phone. If you look through my project, I think you’ll find it hard to pick between dslr photos and phone. I LOVE that. I’ve collected a few of my favorite photos with the tips I use for capturing them. Most of these tips work for ANY camera you carry!   Work the Angles   The phone is...
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The Beauty Of Nature | A Photography Critique

Are you yearning to improve your photography? Do you feel the gentle nudge to up your game some, but you aren’t certain how. Each month I critique a photo from our CY365 Creative Team Members to help you see opportunities for improvement. This month’s photo by Michele Barbera is PERFECT for learning ways to improve our photography. But, before I (or you) go one step further, grab...
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A Collection Of Inspiring Hand Photos From The CY365 Community

Hands hold emotion and are filled with potential for story. The lines, contours, and wrinkles reveal where we’ve been and what we’ve done. They are beautiful when photographed. Here are examples from the CY365 Community to inspire your photos today! As you look through each, notice where the arms have been cropped. The cropping is essential to avoid a sense of shopping them off...
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How To Edit (And Create) Interesting Light

Hey there friends! Is your light fading? Yep, mine too. The light is disappearing in the late afternoon taking with it our opportunities to shoot without raising our ISO or adding in a flash. Sometimes playing with a little flash can be fun.   Shea is always my most patient and cooperative subject. He’s photogenic as well! He always jokes that he doesn’t look so good in real...
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