How To Set A White Point In Lightroom

Have you wondered why your photos appear boring and drab compared to others you see posted? We've all been there. There just may be a simple way for you to create more appealing images. It all starts with the edit. But where to even begin? Right? If you are using Lightroom, I've got a quick [...]
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What It Means To Be An Everyday Photographer

Every day photography is a style of it’s own. We are the photographers dedicated to creating a moment when none may appear. We are the photographers who seek out good light on the darkest days, even if that means opening our refrigerators. Nothing is really off limits. We’ll carry our cameras anywhere to get “the shot.”


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Join Us For January’s FREE CY365 Photo Challenge

  A new year means a new 365 photo challenge list for you! I love the fresh start of the new year. I love the excitement of documenting every day of the year. Whether you are brand new here, just testing the waters, or a long time CaptureYour365 member I think you'll love what we've [...]
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Shedding Light On Your 2017 CaptureYour365 Project | Part 2

This is Part Two of a two part post. You can find Part One here. After five years of taking a photo a day, what I have learned is that there is always more to learn! At the end of each year I love going back through my photos to look for the stories of [...]
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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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