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playing with my macro lens

By Cori Derksen | Sep 4, 2012

I’ve been having fun playing around with my macro lens lately with my own kids. I have a little mini personal project that I’m working on for our home. I’m wanting to document some parts of our life and hang them on my walls. Maybe I’ll share it with you later someday (when it’s done).…

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more of a beautiful baby

By Cori Derksen | Aug 27, 2012

More of this beautiful little babe… My manual settings for this newborn shot below: ISO – 640 aperture – F 2.8 shutter speed – 1/200 second focus point – her eyes lens – canon’s 50mm 1.2L camera body – canon’s 5D mark II [newborn-book-post-footer]

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newborn baby and the manual settings

By Cori Derksen | Aug 23, 2012

Well we’re getting back into new routines around here. New school days, new work days for both my husband and me, tired kids adjusting to earlier mornings… and establishing new routines. I’ve been photographing lots of sweet babies lately and so I thought I share a newborn shot with you and the manual settings to…

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my newest project

By Cori Derksen | Jul 30, 2012

I’m so excited to share something new with you! I’ve been enjoying my summer with my family, yes. But I’ve also been working hard on a new project and the first part of it is ready. I’ve created an online workshop to teach you how to use your camera. In this first workshop, “Your Camera…

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pictures of my own boys

By Cori Derksen | Jul 26, 2012

A couple of shots and the manual settings to go with them. Oh and when I am photographing my own boys you can bet that we first have to have a conversation about how these pictures are important to mommy and there is also some bribery involved.  :) More detailed teaching soon. I’ve been working hard…

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summer, summer, summertime

By Cori Derksen | Jul 9, 2012

It’s summertime and yes…while I’ve still been shooting…I’ve been spending more time with my family. But I don’t want to neglect you! I hope you’re still learning and shooting pics of your own family! So, here are a few of my favorites from this past month or so and the manual settings to go with…

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natural window light

By Cori Derksen | Jun 21, 2012

Just wanted to share a pic of some sweet sisters and the “how” behind it. I only used natural light, no flashes or lights. This picture was taken indoor, next to a large window. The window was to my right, next to the biggest sister. And it was shot simply in front of a white wall, nothing…

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By Cori Derksen | Jun 7, 2012

The end of the school year is bonkers! It’s craziness! It’s fun but there’s way too much to keep up on. So I thought I’d share some crazy and fun pictures of my sweet little friend…little Molly. Here are some pictures I took of her silly and sweet expressions with my macro lens and the…

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depth of field

By Cori Derksen | May 29, 2012

Do you see where the focus point is on this picture below? It’s on her eyes. And it’s pretty sharp…not crystal clear…because I was using my 85mm 1.2 lens. I LOVE my 85mm lens. It’s probably my favorite lens … but it’s not as fast as my other lenses. So if a child moves on…

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