Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Reflections from Balboa Park

Reflection // Balboa Park {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Reflections from Balboa Park

An absolute San Diego gem, I truly love photographing everything and anything at Balboa Park! Besides the plethora of fantastic museums, enjoying the gardens and architecture can fill an entire day. Anytime I can escape my daily obligations and carve out time to enjoy the sights at Balboa Park is a blessed day – I’ve certainly shared many of those photos here. The park is usually bustling with visitors, photographers, runners, artists, musicians, and so much more!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Reflections from Balboa Park

When spending time at the park, I’m able to take it in and reflect on so much in life. Whether I’m in a museum, taking in the beauty in the brushstrokes, or mastery in sculptures, or brilliance in photographs, or forethought in architecture, it all gives me the time to reflect on the gifts of life: gifts of time, gifts of art, gifts of friends and family, gifts of love. Sometimes I only have time to reflect on how little time I have, but I try to savor what I have as opposed to obsess on what I don’t have. That’s just my personality! What have you reflected on lately? I’d love to see and/or hear, so let me know in the comments!

The Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Reflections was a perfect opportunity to dig these up from the archives. Check out other “reflections” here, or my past photo challenge submissions here.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // capturing sunburst and flare shooting into the sun

Do you Practice!?

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // capturing sunburst and flare shooting into the sun

Whether I’m taking classes in photography, stamping, scrapbooking, art, parenting or business, I absolutely LOVE learning! I’m currently enrolled in Katrina Kennedy’s class “Practice” and I am loving it!! The class just started in February and runs for an entire year. Every month we’ll focus on a specific aspect of photography and practice that aspect of photography in 4 different ways. The lessons have been fantastic and stretched my creativity in areas that I don’t usually delve into, like using off-camera flash and a snoot or shooting into the sun for flare.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // photography using a snoot on off camera flash

What kind of classes do you enjoy taking?Β I’d love to hear!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Canon 60D
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon Speedlite 430EX II

PS. If you’re interested in learning more about “Practice” with Katrina Kennedy, creator and founder of Capture Your 365, I highly recommend it! Seriously loving it so far! The lesson also includes a monthly webinar with a photo critique – so totally worth it!

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PPS. Moms Who Click and Lens Lends are running a photo contest. If you would be so kind, and if you like my image, will you vote for me by clicking here? I entered one of my most favorite family photos from a session the end of last year… Thanks and many blessings to you and yours! xoxo

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family of five, family photo, beach, cuddle, love, silhouette

Canon 60D | Tamron 18-270mm | 1/1000 sec at f/5.6 | ISO160

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Pacific Ocean, southern California, beach, starfish, sea star, reserved, #CY365, waves, foam, sand, rock, pebbles, sunny, sunshine,

Reserved // Private Beach {CY365}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Pacific Ocean, southern California, beach, starfish, sea star, reserved, #CY365, waves, foam, sand, rock, pebbles, sunny, sunshine,

What I would give for a private beach during our amazing southern California summers! That would be amazing!!

Are you following the prompts from Capture Your 365? Katrina Kennedy’s prompts are inspiring and a wonderful way to push my creativity behind the lens. I definitely recommend checking out the site and signing up for the free daily inspiration emails and monthly idea list!

While you’re at it – check out Katrina’s photography classes from True Scrap events. Yes, the events are targeted to memory keepers / scrapbookers, but the information Katrina shares regarding photography can apply to anyone wanting to improve their photography and find inspiration in the everyday moments!

After you click on a link, you might have to scroll down the list to find Katrina’s classes, but totally worth it!

Katrina Kennedy's True Scrap 5 "The Art of the Everyday" class - one word: Amazing!!!!

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As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

*The links I create to products and classes may include an affiliate link which pays me a small percentage for purchases made. Please note that I purchase and use what I love and hope that by sharing these links with you, I am making learning various aspects of photography, recreating images and your photography journey simpler for you. I figure if I love it, then you might too!