capture those moments…now!

Are you taking pictures of the cute little people around you?
Are you trying to shoot on manual?
Are you having success getting the proper exposure and sharp focus points?
Are you achieving the aperture and creative effects that you are hoping for?

If you’d like to learn better how to use your fancy camera to more of it’s full potential…. my workshop is open!   :)

Check out my online workshop here!!

And here are some recent pictures of some adorable kiddos with the manual settings that I used…

The manual settings for this image below
ISO – 400
aperture – F 4
shutter speed – 1/400 second
lens – canon 35mm 1.4 L

The manual settings for this image below
ISO – 250
aperture – F 3.5
shutter speed – 1/500 second
lens – canon 35mm 1.4 L

The manual settings for this image below
ISO – 200
aperture – F 3.2
shutter speed – 1/1000 second
lens – canon 50mm 1.2L


  1. Ryan on July 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I’m curious. Your photos look great, but you are listing the lenses you use as L-series. I had the 50mm 1.8, and the 35mm f2 a few years ago, and as far as I knew, neither of those are L lenses. Were these shots taken with the 50mm 1.2L and the 35mm 1.4L? The only reason I am asking is because I have the 2 L lenses, and am about to do my first newborn shoot. I haven’t had the time to play around with any practice shots, so I was out looking around for what the depth of field is going to look like using those two lenses.

  2. Cori Derksen on July 29, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Oops! So sorry for those typos. (Thanks for pointing them out to me though so I could fix them) Yes I was using the 50mm 1.2L (not the 1.8) and the 35mm 1.4L. They’re fantastic lenses.