Clickin Moms Blog Circle l December - Putting Yourself in the Picture

Happy New Year! Hello 2014!

Proud to have completed my first blog circle with a such a talented group of fellow photographers from Clickin Moms. We are finishing the year with the prompt of putting yourself in the picture. Possibly one of the toughest. Most prompts thru the year provided an opportunity to practice technically and showcase creativity but this one challenged my comfort level in front of the camera. 

This prompt inspired me to pull out the seamless paper and background stand to attempt my own headshot. This is my favorite one from the set. Not so much a headshot but my fav none the less.

 

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Not wanting to waste the first evening golden hour of 2014 headed outside for one more self portrait and someone joined in even if they do not look so happy about it in the picture. 

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Memphis and I wish you a memorable new year full of love and happiness! Please continue the circle and check out the talented Kayla's self portraiture. 

Clickin Moms Blog Circle l August l Motion-blur l

Our Clickin Moms Blog Circle creative exercise for August is capturing motion-blur. A good excuse to make it out to the Moore County Fair to experiment. It is amazing how much bigger the fair seemed when I was a kid. :) Don't forget to head over to the talented Kayla Goode's blog to continue our circle. 

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Clickin Moms Blog Circle l June l Shallow DOF l NC Lifestyle Photographer

If you have been following our Clickin Moms Blog Circle you know it is time to showcase our next assignment. :) June's assignment was Shallow Depth of Field (DOF). This is one of my personal favorite types of photographing a subject. It is a great way to showcase the details and showoff the beauty. Shallow DOF is also a wonderful tool to blur the distractions in a background that can take away from your subject. The blur surrounding your subject is called bokeh. Below is one example of shallow DOF and how it helps to define the subject of my photo. To see more examples of shallow DOF continue our blog circle and  check out the talented Kayla Goode's photos!Image

Clickin Moms Blog Circle l May l Beautiful Ugly l Family and Lifestyle Photographer

"Beautiful Ugly" is the theme of this month's Clickin Moms blog circle. I find joy in finding the beauty in things most people pass everyday without a second glance. Being able to capture the beautiful ugly is one aspect that draws me to photography. Sometimes beautiful ugly is finding the right light, finding the right perspective, and the right location. It is amazing how accomplished I feel when I carve out a few feet in my lens for the perfect shooting local in a location usually described as ugly. Check out my beautiful uglies below. The sunflowers are from my Mothers day bouquet and the rest came from a quick walk to the barn. Also please check out talented Kayla Goode's interpretation to continue with our blog circle.

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