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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July CY365 Photo Challenge List | 2015

We are almost halfway through the year! Can you believe it? I feel like time flies by faster the older you get. July is just a few days away so let’s stop for a moment and re-evaluate our 365 project. How are you doing? How have you grown? What would you like to see differently (with your photos)? Are you ready to tackle the last half of the year? While asking myself those questions I...
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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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Behind the Lens | Zach Locks

Each month we introduce you to a talented photographer from the CY365 Community. Ever since Zach Locks joined the community at CY365, his ability to capture the gorgeous scenery of West Virginia has made him a favorite in the gallery.  He has a passion and talent for landscape photography, creating beautiful, colorful, and calming scenes. Meet Zach Locks. What sparked your interest in...
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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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June CY365 Photo Challenge List | 2015

Today is my Kindergartner’s LAST DAY of school! Can you believe that? Next year she’ll be in 1st grade and my first child will be gone all day. I’m having mixed emotions. It increases my desire to make this summer more memorable than ever. I think June’s Challenge List will help add to the summer fun. I’m excited to capture the prompts. Are you? Do you have any fun...
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