September 365 Photo Challenge List | 2014

September. Most of us with schoolage kids in school have had their first day or are gearing up for it. September also means the beginning of the busy photography season. It’s true. There’s September with the back to school pictures, October with the Fall & Halloween pictures, November with Thanksgiving  & then December with Christmas. I’ll love using my “big girl...
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Photographing Back To School

I still recall taking my very first, first day of school photo. Taken with my brother and sister in front of our house. Many photos would be taken there. Is there any doubt this was 1973?! I still wonder if my mom told them to look at me!   My first grade photo is my absolute favorite though! I had slept with pink curlers in my hair to be ready for the big day. And there I am with the sun...
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Looking From Outside In | A Photography Critique

Hey there! Have you ever had a photo critiqued? Does the idea make you get weak in the knees? No worries! In this video I share a quick critique of Michele Barbera’s photo for the August 16th prompt. You’ll see just how not scary it can be! I’d love to hear your comments about the photo (and reaction to my critique) in the comments...
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August 365 Photo Challenge List | 2014

August is a few short days away. August is filled with the last vacations before school, school  preparation, and attempting a return to routine. I love August. We have a few weekend trips planned and then school is here. I’m excited for school to start but saddened that summer is almost over. August’s Prompt List will help you achieve the last of your summer memories. You can use...
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July 365 Photo Challenge List | 2014

  We’re almost halfway through 2014! How are you doing with your daily picture taking? The arrival of summer for many of us means family trips or some sort of traveling. Do you travel? Do you bring a camera with you? I love to take day trips.  The first thing in my bag is my camera! Day trips are the perfect opportunity for me to work on my photography and to capture my family in new...
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June 365 Photo Challenge List | 2014

  Curating Your Life, One Photo At A Time If you’ve taken a photo you’ve faced the challenge of curating your photographic life. With each photo we take we must decide to print,  share, delete, caption, or tuck away in a digital file.  As we curate our photos we create the story of our life. What we do with our photos will impact what we remember. My collection (and yours) began...
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When The Photo Makes You Say WOW!

We all do it. We take photos on the weekend and then wait several days to load them on the computer to avoid doing laundry, dishes,  or THAT big task. I know I’m guilty of it. In fact, that’s what I am doing at this very moment. I have some last minute edits before CreativeLIVE next week that I SHOULD be doing. But here I am, sorting through a batch of 500 photos from Friday’s...
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April CY365 Photo Challenge List | 2014

Do you feel your motivation to capture a photo a day ebb and flow throughout the year? I know I do. This year has been especially difficult. I take a photo everyday, but somedays they are just a sad effort to check the box off my to do list. I have to remind myself, it’s not always like that.  Like all things in life, motivation changes. To get motivation back for the project I know I have...
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Inspiring Examples of Ways To Fill The Frame

How often do you fill your photo frame? It’s a great technique to bring focus to your subject without including a lot of extras. I love the way it draws my eye in! Enjoy the inspiring examples from the CY365 Community. Click on through your favorites and let them know you enjoyed their photos. Nurture – by Creative Team Member, Jeannie Thiessen   Day 15 – In Detail by...
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March CY365 Photo Challenge List | 2014

There is a camaraderie in photography. There is a community we create by picking up our cameras to document our lives. On March 4th, 2011, I launched CaptureYour365 because of that  camaraderie. That connection. This month we celebration our connection. We are connected in a quest to find the perfect light. We are connected in the desire to create THAT photograph. The one that will take our...
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