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
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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

Photo Challenge: Golden Hour

Connie Hanks Photography  //  ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Golden hour beach silhouette of pregnant Mandy in Corona Del Mar private beach

My little sister makes pregnancy look beautiful! My nephew will make his debut next month, so my sister and I had planned to head to the beach this summer for a fun and short silhouette photo session before the little blessing arrives. It was a beautiful day and my brother-in-law took us to a little private beach in Corona Del Mar. {He swore me to secrecy, so don’t even ask πŸ™‚ }

Connie Hanks Photography  //  ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Golden hour beach silhouette of pregnant Mandy in Corona Del Mar private beach

The beach was small, serene andΒ perfectly peaceful to capture these shots. And lucky for me, The Daily Post challenge this week is the golden hour. Lovely serendipity!

Connie Hanks Photography  //  ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Golden hour beach silhouette of pregnant Mandy and Ryan in Corona Del Mar private beach

On a side note, I was lucky to have spent an afternoon earlier this year with Erika Thornes who is an AMAZING photographer, especially when it comes to silhouettes. So glad I was able to learn from her as I would’ve been lost getting these shots without her previous guidance!

What are your favorite “golden hour” shots? Link up in the comments – I’d love to see! Besides looking forward to getting silhouettes of my daughters, I can’t wait to get silhouette shots of my nephew out of the tummy, too! Thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c