little sisters

When I’m photographing little people I just adore laughter and real smiles. I love images that show personality and are able to remind us years later of that sweet little laugh or how they scrunched up their nose. Yep, real smiles are the best!

The manual settings for this image below:
ISO – 160
aperture – F 3.2
shutter speed – 1/320 second
lens – canon 85mm 1.2L
camera body – canon 5D mark II
lighting – outside in the afternoon

little sisters

by Cori Derksen

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playful family photography poses

Have fun photographing your people or your friend’s people or whoever….don’t be so stiff and rigid. Take a moment and be real.

The manual settings for this image below:
ISO – 400
aperture – F 3.5
shutter speed – 1/250 second
lens – canon 35mm 1.4L
camera body – canon 5D mark II
lighting – outdoor late in the day as the sun was going down

playful family photography poses

The manual settings for this image below:
ISO – 200
aperture – F4
shutter speed – 1/160 second
lens – canon 35mm 1.4L
camera body – canon 5D mark II
lighting – outdoors in the shade in the morning

playful family photography poses

The manual settings for this image below:
ISO – 500
aperture – F4
shutter speed – 1/160 second
lens – canon 35mm 1.4L
camera body – canon 5D mark II
lighting – outdoors in the afternoon/evening

playful family photography poses

The manual settings for this image below:
ISO – 400
aperture – F3.5
shutter speed – 1/400 second
lens – canon 50mm 1.2L
camera body – canon 5D mark II
lighting – outdoors in the in the evening

playful family photography poses

 

by Cori Derksen

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manual camera settings for photographing newborn babies

Babies, babies, oh precious babies…they’re amazing. And they change so fast. Here are a few images of a recent baby. These were photographed in the sweet baby’s home with natural window light.

The manual settings for this image below:
ISO – 640
aperture – F 2.5
shutter speed – 1/160 second
lens – canon 50mm 1.2L
camera body – canon 5D mark II

manual camera settings for photographing newborn babies

The manual settings for this image below:
ISO – 1250
aperture – F3.5
shutter speed – 1/160 second
lens – canon 100mm macro 2.8L
camera body – canon 5D mark II

manual camera settings for photographing newborn babies

The manual settings for this image below:
ISO – 640
aperture – F 2.8
shutter speed – 1/160 second
lens – canon 50mm 1.2L
camera body – canon 5D mark II

manual camera settings for photographing newborn babies

Want to learn more about photographing babies?

Check out my newborn ebook and posing guide

by Cori Derksen

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capturing moments

Real moments.

Though it’s true that many of my clients do appreciate images of their family looking in the direction of the camera with smiles on their faces….these real moments are the ones that I love. They capture life as a child. As my boys are growing older I treasure images of moments that remind me of their little toddler years. Those years are fleeting. They are hard but they are also amazing. Even though I love the fact that our growing boys are so much fun and getting so big there are some days I miss those years and that is one of the reasons that I believe photographs are such a treasure. I take pictures. I capture moments. And… I hang them on my walls and put them in books. I hope you do too. Because they are precious and the moments will be a treasure after they’re gone.

Here are a few images I took of a sweet little two year old with her teddy bear…and the details as to how I took them. Keep photographing the people in your life. :)

The manual settings for these images below:
ISO – 200
aperture – F 2.5
shutter speed – 1/400 second
lens – canon 35mm 1.4L
camera body – canon 5D mark II
lighting – morning in the shade of a building

capturing moments

by Cori Derksen

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