I Clicked it Up a Notch Photography Contest-September 2012

I was lucky enough to get to go on the Clickin' Moms Clickin' Walk this month in NYC. It was so fun to meet other photographers. I also go to meet our fabulous contributor, Laurie. She is even sweeter in person than she is online. Along with meeting Laurie, I also got to meet one of our readers, Anna! Hey Anna!! I wish we had gotten a photo together! I plan to do a post on the walk and talk about street photography and the lessons I learned. Here is one image that I think was my best ...continue reading

I Clicked it Up a Notch Photography Contest-September 2012

Critique Me-Molly at Mixed Molly

Critique Me-Molly at Mixed Molly

Remember: -Read How to Critique a Photo -Make a critique sandwich - something positive, something you would have done differently, something positive -My rule: no improvement tip = deleted comment -This will benefit the person leaving the photo critique just as much if not more than the person receiving the critique. Thank you to Molly of Mixed Molly Designs for the following image. Settings: f2.5, SS 1/2000, ISO 200 ...continue reading

My Personal Journey: Laurie Flickinger

My Personal Journey: Laurie Flickinger

Photography has always been an art that I have been interested in, but like a lot of photographers, I didn't attempt to really learn the craft until I had children. The first few times I took my oldest to have his picture taken, we went to the big in and out "studios" that are located at the mall or in department stores. When Ben turned one, I paid for a custom portrait session with a local photographer. The images were gorgeous and I thought, "I can do that!".   Shortly afterward, my point and ...continue reading

Winner of I Clicked it Up a Notch Photography Contest

What a crazy couple of months! We have officially finished our move from Japan and have moved into our new house. I'm hoping things can settle down and I will be more timely with our September photography contest. Congrats to all the top 5 entries! The winner of the August "I clicked it up a notch" photography contest is...Mama's Moments. Feel free to post this button on your blog! Get your September photos ready as the I Clicked it Up a Notch photography contest starts Sunday! ...continue reading

Photographer Interviews: Jean Rhim

Photographer Interviews: Jean Rhim

I think many people dream of leaving their job to become a professional photographer. Read Jean's story of she left her job as a pediatrician and created a successful photography business. 1. How did you get into photography? While I was practicing pediatrics, snapping photos was a hobby for me. I did invest early in a dSLR, but I mostly photographed my toddler son and I shot entirely in auto mode. I have always been drawn to amazing photographic images and yearned to learn how to create ...continue reading