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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Lesson 1 | How To Capture The Lights of Christmastime

  What better way to kick off December than with lights?!   I love the lights of Christmas. I love creating beautiful bokeh backgrounds and fun starburst effects. Grab your camera, download the lesson with the link below, and enjoy! For the next seven days, we are bringing you a holiday lesson each day. Each [...]
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Join Us For The December CY365 Photo Challenge

December. Lights. Laughter. Activity. This month is FILLED with photo opportunities. This month's photo challenge list will guide you through all of the sites and sounds of this festive month. And... We'll also celebrate 12 months of capturing YOUR 365. Share in the comments below if you are finishing your first, second, or seventh year [...]
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Join Us For The November CY365 Photo Challenge

November is the month of gratitude. Is there a better way to show gratitude than stopping to photograph the details and moments around us? Thank you for being HERE and thank you for capturing YOUR 365. Enjoy this month’s list. Each month we create a new list of inspiration for your photography. Use these ideas [...]
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6 Ways to Photograph Your Child at Halloween

  If there is one time of year for getting photographic cooperation from your kids, it's Halloween. Want to take the best photos you can this year? Here are a few pointers to help you out. Get Great Light It may be customary to start your Halloween festivities after dark, but for great photos head [...]
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How To Use Adobe Spark Page To Document Your 365 Project

Have you always wanted to create a website to share your 365 project photos, but you just don't have the time or technical know how? It can be time consuming and frustrating to dive into web design while balancing the rest of your life. So what's this super-easy, FREE, non-technical method? Adobe Spark Pages Yes, [...]
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To Make Good Art Photograph What You Love…Until You Can’t

Things change. Photography has changed since I first picked up a camera. I started with a film camera "borrowed" from my parents, moved to one of the first dSLRS, and have upgraded several times since that first 6.3 megapixel camera of 2003. However, moving my photography from a slow process waiting for prints to an instant [...]
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September CY365 Photo Challenge List | 2017

Thank you for being HERE and thank you for capturing YOUR 365. Enjoy this month’s list. Each month we create a new list of inspiration for your photography. Use these ideas as literally or figuratively as YOU are comfortable. If the prompt says, TAKE A HIKE, and you think, "no way." Then think about other [...]
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10 on 10 | When Getting The Photo Matters Most

I sat in the living room listening to her describe details of her wedding.  You could feel the joy as she spoke. I struggled to get my head around it all. Wasn't she just the flower girl in my wedding? I can so distinctly recall her wearing my high heels, clopping back and forth to [...]
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