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my boys…

By Cori Derksen | Dec 28, 2010

I love bath time. My boys love bath time. It makes everyone happy, really. Little stinky boys start to smell good. They love to play in the bath. Bubbles are fun. Things smell good and the night becomes sweet if it’s been a bit sour. Why not document that? :) My manual settings: ISO –…

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shooting pics inside during the holidays

By Cori Derksen | Dec 7, 2010

Enjoy these special cozy times with the people you love. Oh, and capture some great memories of it too. Her are some shots during our cozy indoor evenings…. and my settings too… My manual settings for this picture below: ISO – 4000 shutter speed -1/160 aperture – 2.5 My manual settings for the picture below:…

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christmas gift idea

By Cori Derksen | Dec 3, 2010

Gift certificates are available for the upcoming workshops that are being offered in January and February of 2011. The gift certificates are available in any amount, for a portion of the registration fee or for the full amount. If you’d like to purchase one, email Cori at cori@derksenphotography.com. You can see more detailed info about the…

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By Cori Derksen | Nov 28, 2010

Grateful for the men in my life and for some time away to focus on them. So grateful. Here are a few shots of my three boys at the beach. It was midday (11am-ish maybe) and we were in full sun.  A full sun gorgeous day! (I’ll post some from indoor settings sometime next.) Here…

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early 2011 workshops

By Cori Derksen | Nov 8, 2010

I love teaching people how to use their cameras. So many people have purchased these fancy digital SLR cameras (you know the bigger cameras where you can change out the lenses) and well, they don’t know how to use all the fabulous buttons and functions on their cameras. Do you want to learn how to…

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a forum is coming…

By Cori Derksen | Nov 7, 2010

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…

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a moving train

By Cori Derksen | Nov 5, 2010

My settings for this large family shot….with a moving train behind them. :) ISO – 640 shutter speed – 1/160 second aperture – 8.0 lens – 50mm 1.2 camera – 5D Mark II

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beautiful blue eyed boy

By Cori Derksen | Oct 28, 2010

My settings for a pic I shot this morning: ISO – 1000 shutter speed – 1/160 aperture – 3.2 50mm 1.2 lens near a window inside, no external flash

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taking pictures of your kids in their costumes

By Cori Derksen | Oct 19, 2010

Ok all you mamas out there. You need to be taking pictures of your kiddos in those adorable Halloween costumes. We want to remember how cute they looked right? Well, getting pictures on the actual night of Halloween can be a little tricky. Sometimes in the midst of the candy, door to door hellos and…

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