May CY365 Photo Challenge List | 2016

May is here! And we've got a contest! How are you doing on your CY365 journey? Are you stepping out of your comfort zone? Are you stretching the prompts to fit your life? Are you noticing the details in your every day? May is filled with prompts that will push you and get you to notice [...]
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Behind the Lens | Amy Jordan

Each month we introduce you to a talented member from the CY365 community. Amy Jordan (Ajordan in the gallery and forum) joined Cy365 in January 2014. Amy fills the gallery and community with beautiful views of her life. I count on her photos to give me a sense of happiness and calm. I love seeing her gorgeous ocean [...]
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April CY365 Photo Challenge List | 2016

  I love the color that April's list brings! I think you'll love this month too. We hit Day 100 on April 9th! Of course, you can jump in and start wherever you are! We'd love to have you join us. Click on the image below to download this month's PDF list.   How do [...]
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Photography Assignment | Play With Water

You can learn a lot from intentional practice. Intentional practice isn't just about picking up your camera everyday, but picking up your camera with a clear purpose. When you take on assignments, you stretch your creative and technical muscles. Have you ever wanted to get that silky smooth look with flowing water? Or that view [...]
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How To Create A Flat Lay Image

Jeannie Thiessen is one of the kindest and most inspiration photographers I know. I love that she is always challenging herself to try new things. When I saw her flat lay images I knew we need to chat about her process. I think you'll love her photos just as much as you love the details [...]
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Behind the Lens | Amanda Tea

Each month we introduce you to a talented member from the CY365 community. Amanda Tea (Amanda Tea in the gallery and forum) joined Cy365 in October 2012. I've loved watching her develop her own everyday photography style while she has increased her technical skills. You can count on Amanda to leave thoughtful comments in the CaptureYour365 Gallery [...]
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Reading Recommendations For The Everyday Photographer

Are you looking for something to read? Why read photography books? Three reasons. Inspiration. Ideas. Support. Here are a few of my favorite titles to give your photography a little nudge!   It's not secret that David duChemin is one of my FAVORITE photographers. I love his blog, his photographs, and his books. Click on [...]
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What Does CaptureYour365 Mean To You?

Today marks our FIFTH Birthday! When I launched CaptureYour365 I envisioned a place to share inspiration, ideas, and support for everyday photography. I wanted a safe place where ANYONE could learn their way around their camera (whatever camera they owned). We grew beyond my expectations! Through our five years I've LOVED watching people grow, connect, [...]
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Inspiring Examples of How To Lead The Viewer’s Eye

The CaptureYour365 Community is FULL of amazing photos. Looking at other people's photos can teach us so much about composition, technique, and creativity. I sorted through the community and found FANTASTIC examples of leading the viewer's eye. I'll let the photos do the talking! Let's start with CY365 Team Member Deirdre Harger's image. Take a look at [...]
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What Can Your Bad Photos Teach You?

Stop! Don't delete your bad photos. You have a lot to learn from each and every one of them! Don't believe me? Let's take a look at a few of my bad photos for a little postmortem report! ISO 400 | f/2.8 | shutter speed 1/320 | 70mm Frame Your Subject | Postmortem Report What [...]
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