with Courtney Slazinik
I Clicked it Up a Notch Photography Contest-April 2012

Did you click it up a notch this past month? I bet you did!! I hope you decide to share your best/favorite photo from the month.

I got to photograph my friend and her sweet little one days before she gave birth to baby #2. I love his little smirk!

In order to be eligible to win, please read the list below.

  • -Only one photo in the entry post.
  • -Our button (not just a link) must be in the post.
  • -The photo needs to have been taken this month.
  • -Summit your permalink, not your main blog address. You can use a flickr account as well (Just add the button in the comment section)

Click It Up A Notch

That’s it! It’s that simple! So go through all your photos you have taken in April and submit your favorite/best one. Don’t forget to leave comments on the other entries because that is half the fun!! I recommend commenting on the 5 people in front of you. That way everyone gets at least 5 comments.

Also, submit your photo early since those seem to be the ones who receive the most comments! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to comment on everyone’s photo who submits! I will do my best but I can’t make any promises :O)

We will pick our top 5 favorite and post them on Monday morning, May 7th(Japan Time/Sunday evening EST) for you to vote for the winner. The voting will be open until May 9th (Wednesday night Japan Time/Wednesday morning EST) and the winner will be announced Friday, May 11th (Japan time).


  • Amy
    May 1, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    What a cute photo! Do you have a photography website where you post session sneak peaks?

    • Courtney
      May 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

      Thanks! I’m actually not in business, so these are just done for friends for free. This is my site I share my photos :O)

  • May 1, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Thanks for hosting this contest..I’m soo excited that I just submitted my 1st entry into a photo contest. Feel free to stop by and post any constructive critism (after the contest closing date) :) Happy May!

  • Erin
    May 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    I’ve just entered for the first time. I hope I did everything right! Commenting on some fantastic photos at the moment. Thanks for contest. The post on metering from the sky helped when I was taking my entry photo.

  • May 1, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    I too have just entered for the first time. So nice to be involved with another photography community, giving each other feedback for things like this. I really enjoy your posts. Thanks so much for sharing. We all can learn so much from sharing. :D

  • May 1, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Love this picture! Sorry my blog post officially has 3 pictures – but there is only ONE that is for April :) hehe

  • May 1, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    since i stumbled on your site almost 1 year ago (my first entry was in may 2011! i checked!! ) i haven’t missed a month since. thank you courtney for a great site! your warm, helpful personality really shines through.

    by the way, love your favorite shot for this month!


  • May 1, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    He is adorable! What a great photo :O)

  • May 1, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Question: I am trying to put a blog post with the button in it, but I am having trouble figure out how! Help please :) It’s gotta be simple… right?

    • May 1, 2012 at 2:26 PM

      Are you using Blogger? If so, make sure you are in the “edit html” section not the “compose” section. There should be a tab on the right hand side. Once in “edit html” copy the whole code underneath the button and paste it into your post. Let me know if you are still having troubles.

      • May 1, 2012 at 8:59 PM

        Got it! Thank you so much!

      • Cynthia Jackson
        May 4, 2012 at 11:22 PM

        HI. I just entered my photo, but cannot seem to figure out how to add the button (in my defense a very active 2 yr old is climbing all over me as i type this!) I am using Flickr also for first time! So please help! how do I add the button?? Thanks!!
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        • Courtney
          May 4, 2012 at 11:24 PM

          Hey Cynthia!
          You want to copy and paste the entire code underneath the button –

          Click It Up A Notch
          and paste it into the comment section on Flickr. Hope this helps!!

          • Courtney
            May 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM

            Oh man! I added the code for you but apparently it just did the button :O) Oops! Just head up top and grab the code starting with

            and ending with
            and paste it in your comment.

          • Courtney
            May 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

            Well crap! Every time I write code it does what it says. Anyway, just grab all the code :O)

          • Cynthia Jackson
            May 4, 2012 at 11:51 PM

            I try and I try! Geez. Can I get a pass on this one? haha! I am on a Mac, can’t see how that would make a difference tho… I’ll just try later and maybe it’ll work! Thanks, btw, love love your site!

  • May 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Just entered for my first time as well! So excited to have found your website though!

    I don’t have a website yet, so I left my Facebook fan page I made for my friends to view my pictures until I’m fully going as a photographer, which is my dream!

  • Tracy
    May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Super cute picture! Thanks for sharing!

  • May 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Really beautiful picture and what a great idea, Courtney :-)
    Also participating for the first time in this contest :-)

  • May 2, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    Courtney- that is a beautiful photo!!!!! What special memories!

  • May 2, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    Posted my entry for the first time :) I’m glad I didn’t miss it this month!

  • Jen
    May 4, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    This inspired me to keep up with adding to the photography section on my blog. I added a new post with the photos I took a couple of weeks ago and added my link.

  • May 5, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    So sweet!!

  • May 8, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    I love pregnant bellies and this picture is fabulous! I love his look :)

  • Amanda
    May 9, 2012 at 5:21 AM

    Have the top 5 been selected yet?

    • Courtney
      May 9, 2012 at 8:08 AM

      Yes, sorry for the delay! I just posted them :O)

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