How To Get The Most From CaptureYour365

Are you getting everything you can from CaptureYour365? Have you discovered everything there is around here?   Blog Posts This is where CaptureYour365 started. Here are a few of my all time favorite CY365 posts: What It Means To Be An Everyday Photographer The Story of Ian's Lucky Foot Creating A Habit What else can [...]
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Where The Eye Goes, The Eye Goes

Put a face in a frame and everything changes. I first heard the term eye-lines while reading the book The Photographer's Eye by Michael Freeman. He shows a powerful image of a young child monk looking directly into the camera. The eye lines don't end with that child however. The other children in the frame captivate [...]
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What Is High Dynamic Range? Why Would You Want To Use It?

Making the most of light can sometimes mean making the most of a less than ideal situation. When your subject is in one light and the background is in another, your exposure can be thrown off and you have to make the choice between blowing out your highlights or underexposing your image. Not a fun [...]
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The Power of Portraits Without Faces

Do you need to see someone’s eyes and mouth to know who they are? Can we tell a story about someone without seeing their face? We are drawn to the eyes in a portrait, but we can still know who a person is without seeing their face. Why would you want to create a portrait [...]
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Seven Ways To Push Your Photography Boundaries!

Have you ever wanted to be more creative? Have you wondered how others are creating the beautiful photographs they share? Creativity comes from challenging yourself to add new knowledge. It comes from trying things you haven't and digging out of the creative ruts that present themselves. No matter where you are in your photography, going to [...]
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My Reflections On 2015 In Pictures And Words

How do you define one year? How do you look back on the events of 365 days and sum them up in a few sentences? Never an easy task. I could show you 365 photos. I could show you my favorite 12 photos. I could count the numbers of photos I've taken or emails I've [...]
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How To Photograph The Lights of Christmas

  Photo By Creative Team Member Connie Hanks I love lights at Christmas! They add a special bit of magic to the holidays. The blurred lights in the background of photos are called bokeh. Christmas lights give bokeh a unique, artistic look. The aperture of your camera determines the size and shape of the circular [...]
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Photographing The Magic of Christmas Morning

Photographing Christmas morning can be exciting and overwhelming. It helps to be prepared. Here are a collection of my steps and approach to photographing Christmas morning. Check a few last minutes details before Christmas morning: Charge your batteries. Clear your memory card and have extras ready. Check the batteries in your flash. Have spares ready. [...]
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Inspiring Examples of Center Composed Images From the CY365 Community

You know the rule of thirds, but do you always follow it? Knowing the rules gives you the latitude to break the rules! A strong, center composed image can be beautifully compelling.  But, just what makes a center focused image work? Take a look at the examples from the CY365 Community to see what can [...]
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