Photographing Back To School

I still recall taking my very first, first day of school photo. Taken with my brother and sister in front of our house. Many photos would be taken there. Is there any doubt this was 1973?! I still wonder if my mom told them to look at me!   My first grade photo is my absolute favorite though! I had slept with pink curlers in my hair to be ready for the big day. And there I am with the sun...
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Looking From Outside In | A Photography Critique

Hey there! Have you ever had a photo critiqued? Does the idea make you get weak in the knees? No worries! In this video I share a quick critique of Michele Barbera’s photo for the August 16th prompt. You’ll see just how not scary it can be! I’d love to hear your comments about the photo (and reaction to my critique) in the comments...
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From A Photo To A Painting With The Waterlogue App

Create a photo like a painting with the Waterlogue App. Here are the steps I used for the August 9th Like A Painting prompt. Enjoy! Have you used the Waterlogue App? What do you like about...
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The Unabridged, Slightly Edited, Ugly Story Of How I Moved To Manual Mode

I held my fancy, big-girl camera, set to Auto. I knew it had more potential. I saw other people’s photos. I knew those undefined letters – P, M, AV, TV – held some sort of mystical magic behind them. If I could just figure them out. I’d owned it for 4 years. It was time. I did an internet search or two. Keep in mind, the story I’m sharing started about nine years...
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You In Front Of The Camera | Beautiful Self Portraits From the CY365 Community

“Selfies” may be trendy today, but getting in front of your camera in a thoughtful, artistic way is timeless. The duck face photos people make will be lost to phone upgrades and hard drive purges. You and those you love will treasure the photos of YOU, being you. The CY365 Community is filled with beautiful, thoughtful, funny, and fabulous self portraits. Let them inspire you as you...
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We Have Winners | Your Life Captured Through The Lens

  Congratulations Tina and Janice! You will both be joining me for Your Life Captured Through The Lens. You’ll be shooting in manual mode in no time! YOU can still join us too! Register by Friday, July 31st to save $10! Register here. Class begins July 11th.       Ladies, please send an email to katrina@katrinakennedy.com and I’ll get you all set up with access to...
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Happy Birthday Little Man!

I read an intriguing article suggesting I write blog posts for a specific person. Not a type of person or the proverbial, “ideal costumer,” but an in my real life,  breathing person. Of course, I write for you, but identifying my ONE real life person stumped me. Ian over heard this conversation and said, “you write for me, Mom.”  Like most kids under 52 inches tall, he...
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Reflections On The Family Road Trip

We arrived home from our Pacific Northwest road trip one week ago today. And, yes, I’ve been mourning our return home for seven days. Yes, I’ve been pouting like a three year old begrudingly returning to work, responsibilities, deadlines, and appointments. Ridiculous, I know, but this was an incredible trip. We drove over 3,000 miles, staying no more than two nights in any one...
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How To Photograph Fireworks

It’s time to celebrate the 4th of July! Do your Independence Day festivities include watching fireworks? Have you wondered why your photographs of the rocket’s red glare look a bit more like blurry bursts of light without much detail? This year you can capture the beauty of the Fourth of July fireworks with whatever camera you have. What do you need to do? Set your camera up before...
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