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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What Makes This Photo Work?

    How often do you think about what makes a photograph really work? I love stepping into the details and really THINKING about the lines and texture and colors and light. Oh, beautiful light. Carol’s photo has so many things that draw me in. What do you notice first? What catches your eye first. Think about it for a moment. Look away for a second. When you look back, notice...
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Worldwide Photowalk After Party | Webinar Replay

Did you participate in the Kelby Worldwide Photowalk this year? Connie Hanks, Kelly Buss, and I share our photowalk experience, review some favorite photos, and chat with CY365 Community Members about their experience. (And sadly, my face doesn’t show up on the replay.) Watch for our New Year’s Day Photowalk...
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Lingering | A Photography Critique

I loved looking at Kelly’s photo with an eye on critiquing! Never an easy job, but always a fun challenge to offer meaningful insight for improving our everyday photography. What do you think? Would you change anything about her photo? If so, what would those changes be?   Watch more photo critiques...
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Inspiring Images of the Color Yellow From The CY365 Community

    With the arrival of Fall in my part of the world, beautiful fall colors are dominating the CY365 Gallery. I love the oranges and yellows and bits of brown. My love for yellow in photography is only second to my love for red. Yellow is a color of happiness, joy, and energy. Add it to your photograph and you create an eye catching pop of color. Here are just a few of my favorite...
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