I Clicked it Up a Notch Photography Contest-August 2012

I am happy to say I had a better selection of images to choose from this month. Thanks mostly to the Shooting 301: Elements of Design workshop I’m currently taking. I chose this image because I am really drawn to the color and light in this one.

Did you click it up a notch this month?? I know you did!! Show us what you got!

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 this month 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! I won’t be able to comment on everyone’s photos this month. We just moved and are currently in a hotel. Life is kind of crazy! I’m hoping I will be able to start commenting on everyone again next month. That doesn’t mean I don’t look at each and every entry though!! I do and I love seeing your work!

We will pick our top 5 favorite and then you will vote for the winner.


  • September 1, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    I agree with you about the color and light! Love this sort of monochromatic look! Gorgeous light and composition!

  • September 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    This is gorgeous! All that negative space & that sweet face is fantastic.

  • September 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    I took a photo of my sweet little boy earlier in August. He’s 13 months old and such a cutie. I’m really proud of this photo because it just captures his sweet nature and his beautiful dimples but when I went to upload it, it says that it was taken in April… ?? I guess I never set the date correctly on my camera. I really wanted to submit it, but don’t want people to think I’m not following the rules. So bummed. :(

    • Courtney
      September 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM

      Lindsay, it’s an honor system around here :) If you took it in August you are welcome to submit it!

  • Christina Dawson
    September 1, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Love the lighting and composition! I also love that it’s not a posed smile. Great shot!

  • September 1, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Love this picture…beautiful composition and color

  • September 1, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Oops, I forgot the button at first, but I updated it! So many gorgeous photos. I love seeing all of these.

  • September 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Love your photo! It is just gorgeous. <3

  • September 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    I just liked you on facebook! I’m always looking for ways to improve my photos! We just moved so I don’t have any photos to submit for this month, but next time! Thanks for an awesome blog!

  • September 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    You definitely nailed her skin tones!!! Bravo!!! I, too, took CM Skin, but am still absorbing the material. I love their break out sessions!!!! :)

  • September 2, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    The neutral colors in this photo are so beautiful and bright. The light is falling on her head so softly and I love her little face! I love your site! I’ve learned so much since I started reading it several months ago. Thank you!

  • September 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    I agree with you Courtney, the color and light are stunning! Her expression tells such a story too! Thank you for sharing and for hosting this link up. I hope life settles down soon :).

  • September 2, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Beautiful, clean shot!

  • Lynn H.
    September 3, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    I feel like such a pain, but I CANNOT for the life of me make the button to link back to this site work in my comment secion on flickr! What could I be doing wrong? I copied the link directly and paster it in but then get a blank comment. Any suggestions?!

    • Lynn H.
      September 4, 2012 at 1:45 AM

      Never mind….got my tush in gear and put up my first blog post since I coulcnt figure it out! (hope that works!)

  • September 5, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    uhmm…i think my entry was deleted :(

    • September 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM

      delete that comment please!!!!!! :)

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