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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How To Edit A Flower From Ho-Hum To Art

Have you ever wondered why your photos are boring or dull compared to photos you see online? Have you bought more equipment, read more technique, and STILL are not getting similar results? It’s probably not your photography equipment that is holding you back OR your technique. It may be your editing! How often do you edit your photos? When you do edit your photos do you know what to do to...
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How To Create Blur On Purpose

Don’t you love a shallow depth of field? Me too, but sometimes you just can’t create what you are looking for. This photo is a perfect example of not believing everything you see! That blur? I put it there. If you are frustrated with your phone’s or your camera’s blurry backgrounds, I’ve got answer for you! In this quick video I share my favorite app for blurring...
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Creating ANOTHER Valentine’s Day Card

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is a favorite day in our house not because of chocolate or flowers! It’s all about THE Valentine card for me! When Ian was in early kindergarten we started a tradition of featuring him on his Valentine’s Day card. We’ve added three other photographs to his collection of cards opting for a homemade monster eyeball card in kindergarten. First...
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How To Edit A Snowy Exposure Gone Wrong

Snowy scenes can be hard to capture correctly! Unless you are shooting in manual, the bright white from the snow tends to trick the camera into speeding up the shutter speed, creating dark, underexposed images. On a ridiculously cold winter day, I stepped outside to photograph my husband snowplowing the drive.   I didn’t take the time to bundle up, so I quickly snapped a few shots without...
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See The Gear The CY365 Team Uses To Create Their 365 Projects

If you’re signed up for the daily emails, you see beautiful images from the CY365 Creative Team every day. Have you ever wondered what’s in their camera bag(s)? I get asked all of the time about my gear. I thought it was high time for us to get a peek into a few of the Creative Team members’ bags.   Kelly’s Gear Kim’s Gear Nikon d7000 | Nikon 50 mm 1.4 | Nikon...
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How To Create A Multiplicity Photo

Hey there friends! I hope your 2015 is off to an amazing start. The daily prompts are a great source of inspiration with many ways to interpret them. You can go with the most obvious photo or you can twist and turn it to make it fit your day. Don’t let the words hold you back. Think on them and make them YOURS. Creative Team Member, Jeannie Thiessen, is a MASTER at creativity.  If you have...
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