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oh the cuteness, pictures of your little people

By Cori Derksen | Oct 14, 2010

Seriously, this is why we have to make sure we’re capturing this stuff. Photos are priceless. This is a little boy of a friend of mine, just one day walking on the pier. Not a photo shoot, just real life. He’s adorable. My manual settings: ISO – 200 aperture – 2.8 shutter – 1/3200 second…

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how to photograph families with little kids

By Cori Derksen | Oct 11, 2010

Little kids are amazing. Little kids (like 5 and under) are also very temperamental and opinionated when it comes to taking pictures. They can and often are tricky to photograph. So, how do you photograph a large group when little ones are a part of the group? Hmmm….well I will give you my best attempt…

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real genuine smiles…

By Cori Derksen | Oct 1, 2010

Precious, real laughing smiles. Love it. And my manual settings for each of these shots: ISO – 400 (shade in the early evening) aperture – 3.2 shutter speed – 1/800 second laughter – a result of the little guy attempting to eat the dirt, he just thought it was so hilarious. :) And my manual…

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photography challenges to help us learn & grow

By Cori Derksen | Sep 24, 2010

We have photography challenges going on our facebook page. Have you done any yet? Or are you missing out? What are these photography challenges you might ask? Well, they are specific tasks or goals to try to accomplish with your camera on manual. We have a new challenge every Friday. The idea is that you…

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how to shoot pictures with the sun behind your subjects

By Cori Derksen | Sep 20, 2010

As the sun is getting lower in the evening it’s time for a beautiful shot in the golden fields. I don’t want the full light from the sun to come fully and directly into my camera. So, I use part of the subject’s body to block a portion of the sun, until I like how…

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our last photography workshop for the year

By Cori Derksen | Sep 18, 2010

Well, today was the last photography workshop that I’m offering in 2010. And …. it was a good one. It was a slightly smaller group (only 6 of us) and I think that’s a good thing. I’ve had some suggestions to try doing this with a slightly smaller group and I think it was a…

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the LCD screen on my camera

By Cori Derksen | Sep 17, 2010

Ok, so I’m careful and a bit particular. I’ll admit it. Especially with my pricey professional equipment. So I have a cover on the LCD screen of both of my camera bodies. The cover protects the screens from scratches and whatever could happen so that they don’t get damaged. Well, I’m glad that I have…

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manual settings for shooting a photo at sunset

By Cori Derksen | Sep 13, 2010

My manual settings: ISO – 320 (evening light, starting to get a bit dark, needed ISO up just a bit, but didn’t want picture to be too bright) aperture – 4.0 (wanted to capture all four of them in focus when they weren’t on the same plane, referring to depth of field) shutter speed –…

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like this website? then “like” us on facebook

By Cori Derksen | Sep 6, 2010

I’ve started up a facebook page for bruises and bandaids where I will be posting challenges from time to time. These challenges will be specific tasks that you should try to accomplish with your DSLR camera on manual settings. You can easily post your picture to the facebook page and from there we can encourage…

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