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Capturing moving children with your camera

By Cori Derksen | Dec 15, 2018

We took little miss Teagan to a local christmas tree lot to photograph her for Cavelle Kids winter clothing line. Teagan’s a mover and a shaker

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Sharp image with blurry background

By Cori Derksen | Nov 10, 2018

Here are a few tips to help you photograph a single kiddo and get the image sharp and leave the background a bit blurry. A blurry background, when created with a camera lens, is called bokeh.

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Photographing large groups of people

By Cori Derksen | Oct 15, 2018

Photographing a large group of people can be challenging. It’s important that if you have young children in the picture that you don’t have your shutter speed to slow. If your shutter speed

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Photographing active kids

By Cori Derksen | Sep 8, 2018

I love photographing kids at the beach (as well as escaping our hot summers here). Little ones love to run around on the beach so they are definitely not still subjects. They are fast moving subjects.

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Running and spinning

By Cori Derksen | Sep 19, 2017

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.

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The golden hour

By Cori Derksen | Dec 5, 2014

These images were taken during that last hour before the sun sets. It’s fabulous light and most often my favorite.

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Newborn babies and manual settings…

By Cori Derksen | Nov 5, 2014

Oh the itty bitty babies. I love them. I wanted to share some manual settings for newborn photography with you.

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Little sisters

By Cori Derksen | Apr 6, 2014

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…

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Playful family photography poses

By Cori Derksen | Feb 24, 2014

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.

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