Your December Story | I’m Giving Away A Free Pass

I got a peek at “Your December Story” and I’m giving away a free pass I checked out lesson 1 of Debbie Hodge’s Your December Story this weekend, and I want to tell you about the class and give you a peek at how it’s inspired me. CaptureYour365 wouldn’t exist without Debbie Hodge. I was sitting next to her on a bus in 2009 when she asked if ever thought about...
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Seven Amazing Christmas Reflection Photos

Are you looking for a fun way to add a little extra to your December Daily photos? Go on a hunt for a reflection. It might be yours. It might be the room. Or something else completely. The CY365 Community is filled with fun reflection of Christmas time! Deb Moran filled a little tragedy with fun. I love how she’s composed this on the thirds and left the little pieces of glass to fill the...
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December Project 365 Idea List

 December! Lights. Ornaments. Presents. Smiling children. Is there a month that asks to be photographed more than December? It is my favorite month to pick up my camera and focus on elves and stars and trees and yummy treats. This month’s list is filled with inspiration to kick your creative behind. Capture the wonder of someone in front of the tree or the wonder of traffic lights backed...
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December Not So Daily

December has not worked out as I planned. Life does that sometimes. It was my intention to document each day, adding a fourth book to my December Daily collection. Life had other intentions. We’ve been balancing the busy calendar of December with multiple medical appointments for my husband. Specialists, tests, procedures. On many days I’ve had enough energy to take a few photos and...
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How To Photograph Shaped Light Bokeh

Do you love photographing the lights of Christmas? The blurred look in the background of a photo is called bokeh. Adding twinkle lights gives bokeh a unique, artistic look. Your camera’s aperture determines the size of the circular light effect. The wider your aperture (smaller the  f/ number), the larger the circle of light.   Create the best bokeh by using: A wide aperture (small f/...
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31 December Daily Photo Ideas | Project 365

I love the holidays. I love capturing photos of every little detail and event. Collecting  memories  has become a family tradition. I love Ali Edward’s December Daily approach.  I’ve completed three years with her guidance and products. Each year I start with great intention. 2008 I finished just days into the New Year. Click here to view this photo book.   I’ll admit a...
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Adding The Every Day To December Daily

We have a lot of water in our Northern California rivers with more rain expected. Seeing the park flooded has occupied a certain 5 year old’s brain, so I included it in our December book. We were able to take some time while it was not raining to go see the park, show him all of the water, and see the fabulous clouds with blue sky peeking through! Everyday life goes on in December, so I...
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Catching Up With December Daily

I knew as soon as I took this photo it was going on December 14th’s page. I’m playing a little catch up this week. How about...
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What Do You Do When December Daily Falls Behind?

  It happens. Things get busy and I’m not able to make a page. I’ll even admit that over the weekend, I grabbed time to do nothing. NOTHING. It was bliss. So, yes, that put me behind doing my December Daily pages. My strategies when I anticipate falling behind: Take a few more photos to trigger my memory (even if they are with my phone) Blog small details if I can or make notes...
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Looking for Cooperation For Christmas Photos?

Do you have difficulty getting cooperation for photos at Christmas? Want to know my trick? Offer to adorn him in lights so he can be a Christmas tree.* It helps if he is five years old and determined to dress up in “every costume in the world.” I’ll need to add this to my list of methods to capture active kids. The trick to low light photos? Spot meter and expose for his face....
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