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Manual camera settings for photographing newborn babies

By Cori Derksen | Feb 11, 2014

Babies, babies, oh precious babies…they’re amazing. And they change so fast.

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Capturing Moments

By Cori Derksen | Feb 7, 2014

Real moments. These real moments are the ones that I love. They capture life as a child.

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My favorite lens and favorite people

By Cori Derksen | Feb 3, 2014

Love these little bit bigger people. They are my nieces and nephew. Aren’t they cute? Sweet sunshine coming through the trees is my favorite. I love just a bit in my lens, not so much as to wash out the image but just the sun coming through in the corner. Love, love it. :)  Here…

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Warm, lovely, evening light

By Cori Derksen | Oct 28, 2013

I love warm evening light….it’s just magical. My favorite evening light is in the late summer and early Fall.

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Newborn photography

By Cori Derksen | Sep 3, 2013

I love photographing newborn babies. It’s such a fleeting, amazing time of life. I currently photograph my newborn babies using exclusively natural window light. If you’d like to know more details about how I photograph the itty bitty babies you can learn more here. The manual settings for this image below: ISO – 400 aperture…

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100mm macro

By Cori Derksen | Sep 1, 2013

Oh how I love photographing children with my macro lens. It’s just such a beautiful lens. I love it. Here are a few recent images using my 100mm macro 2.8L. The manual settings for this image below: ISO – 320 aperture – F 4.5 shutter speed – 1/200 second The manual settings for this image…

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capture those moments…now!

By Cori Derksen | May 16, 2013

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…

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your own little people

By Cori Derksen | Apr 25, 2013

I hope you’re taking pictures of the people in your life that you love. I’m trying to. I don’t pull out my fancy camera for my own boys every day but rather, I go in spurts. But hey, at least there are spurts, right? :) Here are a few of my little people and the…

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photographing newborn babies

By Cori Derksen | Feb 19, 2013

  I love photographing little newborn babies. I wanted to share a few of my favorite baby photographs from this month. I’ll even share a few of my manual settings to help you out. :) If you want to learn even more about photographing newborn babies you can check out my newborn e-book and posing…

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