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

Did you click it up a notch this month? I hope so! Please enter your favorite image you took in the month of January!

I am currently taking a workshop through Clickin Moms – Natural Light 201 taught by Megan Cieloha! I LOVE it! It is really challenging me to see the light inside my house. Below is my favorite image from this month that was encouraged by the workshop.

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

Click It Up A Notch

That’s it! It’s that simple! So go through all your photos you have taken in January and submit your favorite/best one. Don’t forget to leave comments on the other entries because that is half the fun!! I suggest commenting on at least the 5 people in front of you. Also, submit your photo early since those seem to be the ones who receive the most comments!

I am excited that this month the contributors and myself will be picking the top 5 images. Contest closes Feb 3 EST. I will post the top 5 on Tuesday, Feb 7th (Japan Time) for you to vote. I will announce the winner Friday, February 10th (Japan Time). Not only does the winner get the satisfaction of winning but they also get a snazzy button to display on their blog :O)


  • Pam
    January 31, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    Beautiful shot! love the little face solemn and perfect.

  • January 31, 2012 at 8:17 AM

    Gorgeous shot. The B&W conversion is PERFECT.

  • January 31, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Such a beautiful shot of a beautiful girl! Perfect in B&W!

    I am so excited to join your challenge. I feel like an outside because I only have a point & shoot camera. But I’m getting my big girl camera in just a fews days!! My 1st slr, & I’m beyond excited. Looking forward to learning from all your great tips!

  • January 31, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    OMG !!! I am dying… this image is amazing. I love Megan but unfortunately could not take this class, hopefully next session. Learn, enjoy, explore. GREAT IMAGE !!!

  • January 31, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Oh, Courtney. That image is amazing! You must be an excellent student. :)

  • January 31, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Love, love, love!!!! :)

  • January 31, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    I love that contrast! Such a great shot!

    It seems like it might be a silly question, but would you recommend a membership to Clickin Moms? Is the workshop you’re in an additional fee or a part of the membership?

    • January 31, 2012 at 10:28 AM

      Not a silly question at all!! I HIGHLY recommend a membership to Clickin’ Moms. There is so much information and full of wonderful supportive photographers who will help you on your journey. The workshops are a separate fee to the membership. You can take the workshops if you aren’t a member though. I LOVE the workshops and this is my 6th one :O)

      • January 31, 2012 at 10:40 AM

        Great to know thanks!

  • January 31, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    oh… beautiful light! I love it.

  • January 31, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Simply beautiful!

  • January 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Courtney, I keep meaning to tell you in our NL 201 forum how much I love your blog :) This is one of my favs from the class so far, too!!

    • January 31, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      Aww, thanks so much Staci! I appreciate you saying that :O)

  • January 31, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Beautiful shadows!

  • January 31, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    A stunning shot! The lighting, the focus, the b&w, all perfect :) Love it x

  • January 31, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    This picture is beautiful Courtney! You are so talented!! Kate looks so grown-up :)

  • January 31, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Love the drama in the lighting, looks fantastic in B&W, and what a gorgeous girl she’s growing into!

  • January 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Yep. Totes amazing. Love it (and the ones of you & hubby.)

  • January 31, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Every time I see her I think to myself how pretty she is. It’s high time I told you. What a beautiful little girl you have!

    • January 31, 2012 at 8:20 PM

      You are so sweet! Thank you!

  • February 1, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Cant wait to look through my photo’s and choose!

  • February 1, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    Your daughter is so beautiful! I love the dramatic light. Sounds like a great course!

  • February 1, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    Gorgeous shot Courtney, wow! Well done ;)

    I’m finishing the Best Beginner and there are so many courses at ClickinMoms that I want to take! Trying not to break the bank!!

  • February 1, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    This is gorgeous! I have so much trouble with my images coming out grainy! I did a few with some soft studio light the other night and ISO 800 and shutter speed 250 and they still came out grainy! I’m going to have to take this class!!!

  • February 2, 2012 at 6:20 AM

    I use WordPress, but I don’t know how to add you button into my post. Does anyone know it?

    Thank you

  • February 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Courtney this is fantastic … Each time you talk about Clickin’ Mom’s I get one click closer to going over and investing in a class. I really love the shadow’s and depth to this photo…

  • Hope
    February 20, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    I know this is old, but could you PLEASE let us know how to achieve this? LOVE this photo! So beautiful! :)

    • Courtney
      February 20, 2012 at 2:40 PM

      The one I took of Kate?? It’s split lighting. I’ll work on a tutorial :O)

      • Hope
        February 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM

        Yes I love it! Awesome, thanks! :D

  • Denise Sotelo
    October 31, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    LOVE…LOVE…LOVE ur blog… when ever I’m not chasing my two little ones, I’m catching up on your posts. I would really love a tutorial on the black and white picture of ur daughter above!!! would that be possible???

    • Courtney
      November 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM

      Thanks!! <3 We are working on a post for this type of image. Keep an eye out for it :)

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