a forum is coming…

I’ve been getting quite a few questions from some of you amazing mamas of kiddos that are trying to learn how to shoot in manual. First of all, YAY that you’re trying to shoot pictures of your kids using manual settings. You’ll love having more control over your camera. And secondly, YAY that you’re willing to ask questions. That’s awesome. Well, I’m sorry that I haven’t always been super good or quick at getting back to you. The blog format has been a bit tough for that. But I wanted to let you all know that a forum is in the works. It’s coming. The forum will be a place where you can ask questions through this blog about your camera settings or your lighting or whatever your concern is and we can answer! I can answer, you can answer each others questions, and more. It will be a place to continue to learn. So, hang on…just a bit longer. It’s coming.

And because every blog post is better with a picture, here’s an image from a recent family shoot. And here…are my manual settings:
ISO – 400
shutter speed – 1/400 second
aperture – 4.0
the family – gorgeous


  1. Chrissy on November 22, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Lovely golden light and moment captured. What lens did you use? I have an inexpensive 50mm that I love for close-ups, but I am looking for a lens that:

    isn’t really expensive (no more than $200)
    can fit more in the frame than my 50mm 1.4- perhaps a family with some landscape/background showing

    I notice that you use your 50mm 1.2L frequently. Does that have the ability to zoom in and out? (unfortunately that one is not in the budget for me now ;-)

  2. cori on November 24, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I used my 50mm 1.2 lens on this shot. It is a prime lens, which means that it is a fixed focal length and does not zoom. My feet are my zoom. :) It’s not an inexpensive lens. It’s a bit pricey but it is fabulous! So I think it’s worth it. :) If you’re looking for a lens that fits more into the frame then you may want to look at a 25mm, 28mm or a 35mm.