running and spinning

These images were taken early, about 7:00am, on a foggy morning at the beach. Morning light is a cooler light but glorious in its own way. This little miss did not prefer to sit still as much as she loved to run, twirl, and do cartwheels on the sand. And I just love capturing that kind of stuff. Bring on the personality. Bring on the playfulness. Here are the manual settings that I used when photographing this sweet girl….

ISO: 400
shutter speed: 1/250
aperture: F 3.5
lens: canon 35mm 1.4L
body: canon 5D mark III

by Cori Derksen

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the golden hour

These images were taken during that last hour before the sun sets. It’s fabulous light and most often my favorite. Here are the manual settings that I used when photographing these beautiful sisters….

ISO: 640
shutter speed: 1/200
aperture: F 2.8
lens: canon’s 35mm 1.4L
body: canon’s 5D mark II

newborn babies and manual settings…

Oh the itty bitty babies…. I love them.

Just wanted to share some manual settings with you friends:

Manual settings for the image below:

ISO: 125
aperture: F 2.2
shutter speed: 1/200
lighting: natural window light
lens: canon’s 35mm 1.4L
camera body: canon’s 5D mark II

Manual settings for the image below:

ISO: 640
aperture: F 2
shutter speed: 1/160
lighting: natural window light
lens: canon’s 35mm 1.4L
camera body: canon’s 5D mark II

If you’re interested in learning more about photographing babies in detail then check out my newborn guide!

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