What’s This Histogram Thing?

Did you know that your camera holds many secrets? Unlock those secrets and you can take greater creative control of your camera. The histogram is one of the big secrets your camera can show you every time you shoot an image! Now, if you could just make sense of what it all means, right?! So, let me make it simple. Almost too simple.   What Is The Histogram? The histogram shows the...
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Work The Angles To Create Photos You Love

Do you see other people’s photos and wonder how they can be so creative? Are you frustrated because what you see IS NOT what you photograph? You’ve got to work the shot. What does that mean anyway? Let me let you in on a photography secret, one I was reminded of while watching Scott Kelby’s Google+ Video. You can’t just stand there and shoot. You’ve got to do some...
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Playing With Perspective

  You can’t force creativity. Or can you? Forced perspective photography creates optical illusions that grab our attention and challenge our thinking. Through the clever use of angle and distance, we can make things appear smaller than they are, enlarge small things, and make your viewer wonder how you created your shot. This isn’t about clever use of Photoshop. This is all about clever use...
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Take A Quick Quiz! How’d She Edit It?

You may aim to always get your exposure correct in camera, but let’s face it, you don’t always hit that mark. You don’t have to throw underexposed images out though. With a quick edit they can be saved. Creative Team Manager Kelly Buss started with this image of the California Coastline. I can’t blame her for loving it! It’s a unique perspective (especially if you...
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How Many Ways Can We Bare Our Souls?

365. Every day. CaptureYour365 is about taking a photo every day . It is about documenting your life. You can follow the prompts and create beautiful photos of the things you encounter. You can create stylish scenes. But 365 days is a lot of days. It’s a lot of life. It’s a lot of ups and downs, good and bad, hard and easy. It’s a lot. And let’s just get real. Some of...
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Editing The Night Sky

Do you take a photograph and stop right there? Done. Of course, that choice is perfectly okay. No photo police are going to knock on your door or scream,  “what are you thinking?!” when they see your photo. If you’ve ever wondered what “everyone else” is doing to get the photos adorning the pages of Instagram, Flickr, and Facebook, here’s the step you are...
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Inspired By Jeannie Thiessen’s Hand Project

Are you looking for inspiration for your 365 project? You are in good hands perusing Jeannie Thiessen’s gallery. Jeannie is a CY365 Creative Team member, a talented photographer, an all around amazing person, and is FILLED with creativity. In 2014 she added a twist to her 365 project by photographing hands. Yes, 365 photos of HANDS. She photographed her hands, family members’ hands,...
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