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

My Personal Journey: Laurie Flickinger

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

Critique Me-Erica Thompson

Critique Me-Erica Thompson

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 Erica for submitting the following image. Settings: ISO 1600, SS 1/500, f/1.8 ...continue reading

My Personal Journey: Kelly Garvey

My Personal Journey: Kelly Garvey

Today Kelly is sharing her journey with us today! Love being inspired by everyone's growth! 2009 This was the beginning of my journey. 2009 was just about over when I began. I was eager (over eager if you ask me!) & couldn't get started fast enough. 2009 (& also 2010!) was rough, but i didn't realize it...glad I didn't realize how bad I was or it may have taken away the fun! Obviously I didn't understand focus (or anything else for that matter). After I took the image below, I ...continue reading