Sunrise, Sunset, Swiftly Flow The Days | How To Capture Stunning Sunrise and Sunset Photos

Who doesn’t love a beautiful sunrise or sunset? The best thing about photographing sunrises and sunsets is that you always know where they are going to show up! Unlike wildlife or people (not that those two are the same), you can count on the sunrise and sunset every single day. They are also different each [...]
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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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June CY365 Photo Challenge List | 2017

  June arrives and marks the change of seasons and the halfway point of many of your 365 projects. Halfway. That's a really big deal. Your intentional daily practice makes YOU a better photographer. It's scientifically proven. It's all about moving forward despite the constraints life presents. This month I'm stepping in for Britanee with the [...]
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Get Inspired With “Creative Lows”

Do you feel like there are no shots left to take? Is your favorite spot leaving you uninspired? Does your creativity need a jolt? Then maybe Creative Lows can help! I read an article once about ways to stay creative and it said instead of buying that new lens to give your creativity a boost you should [...]
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May CY365 Photo Challenge List | 2017

  For me, May is busy. I don't like the word 'busy' but that's exactly what it is. I will have many great excuses to not take a photo every day. To take a break from this journey. It'd be simple enough, right? I'm not going to let that happen. I know, for many of [...]
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Putting the “Extra” into Your Ordinary | How To Capture Everyday Photographs

When I first began my journey into photography three years ago, I was all about the posed portrait. A still, planned subject is a great way to practice your skills. But while a nice framed posed portrait with beautiful light looks great on the wall, that’s not where life happens. Life happens at the arrival [...]
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10 on 10 | Create With Childlike Curiosity

When I began taking a photo a day in 2008, I began to see the world differently. After a few days of intentionally taking photos things began to transformed. I noticed light I hadn't seen before. I saw details I had overlooked before. Colors became more vibrant. Shadows grabbed my attention. The world had a a new [...]
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April CY365 Photo Challenge List | 2017

"April showers bring May flowers" We all know that saying. It's about the springtime showers but have you thought how it could apply to your life? More often than not, things are always harder at the beginning and get easier with time. Blessings come to those that endure, right? The same can be applied to photography [...]
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Ready, Set…Action! | How to Begin Action Photography with Wildlife and Animals

First, let me say that I am certainly a work in progress when it comes to photography! I only became interested in photography a little over three years ago. This was mainly to appease my daughter who thought it would be fun for us to do a CY365 project…long distance…together. Suffice it to say, I [...]
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10 on 10 | Stepping In Front of The Camera

I get the value of documenting our lives. I get the value of getting in front of the camera. I've written about it. I've prompted many of you to do it. I still don't like it. But in an effort to capture this moment, this time while Ian still reaches out to hold my hand [...]
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