December 365 Photo Challenge List | 2014

My favorite month of the year is HERE! I love December. I don’t like the cold or snow but I love December. Why? The holidays! I love the hustle & bustle, the giving spirit, the scents, the sounds, and all of the extra family time. I love the traditions my family has and that we usually end up creating new ones every year. This month is when my camera gets the biggest workout. Looking...
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My Top 10 List of Phone Photography Tips

I know that I wouldn’t be successful in my SEVENTH year of my 365 project without my phone. If you look through my project, I think you’ll find it hard to pick between dslr photos and phone. I LOVE that. I’ve collected a few of my favorite photos with the tips I use for capturing them. Most of these tips work for ANY camera you carry!   Work the Angles   The phone is...
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Behind the Lens | Nikki Bradbery

People come to an everyday photography project for so many different reasons, with so many different motivations. Behind the Lens is a monthly series that features Capture Your 365 community members who are focused on photographing and sharing the daily details and routines of their lives.  Nikki Bradbury joined CY365 in December 2012. Since Nikki follows the CY365 daily prompts, her gallery is...
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The Beauty Of Nature | A Photography Critique

Are you yearning to improve your photography? Do you feel the gentle nudge to up your game some, but you aren’t certain how. Each month I critique a photo from our CY365 Creative Team Members to help you see opportunities for improvement. This month’s photo by Michele Barbera is PERFECT for learning ways to improve our photography. But, before I (or you) go one step further, grab...
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A Collection Of Inspiring Hand Photos From The CY365 Community

Hands hold emotion and are filled with potential for story. The lines, contours, and wrinkles reveal where we’ve been and what we’ve done. They are beautiful when photographed. Here are examples from the CY365 Community to inspire your photos today! As you look through each, notice where the arms have been cropped. The cropping is essential to avoid a sense of shopping them off...
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How To Edit (And Create) Interesting Light

Hey there friends! Is your light fading? Yep, mine too. The light is disappearing in the late afternoon taking with it our opportunities to shoot without raising our ISO or adding in a flash. Sometimes playing with a little flash can be fun.   Shea is always my most patient and cooperative subject. He’s photogenic as well! He always jokes that he doesn’t look so good in real...
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November 365 Photo Challenge List | 2014

    How has your October been? Busy? Filled? We’ve had a lot of experiences and events that have popped up this month which made it our busiest month yet. They’ve given me plenty of opportunities to take my big girl camera out and practice my photography skills. I’m looking forward to November. For more family time. For Thanksgiving. For an entire month dedicated to...
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What Makes This Photo Work?

    How often do you think about what makes a photograph really work? I love stepping into the details and really THINKING about the lines and texture and colors and light. Oh, beautiful light. Carol’s photo has so many things that draw me in. What do you notice first? What catches your eye first. Think about it for a moment. Look away for a second. When you look back, notice...
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