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my little kyle

By Cori Derksen | Aug 4, 2010

My little Kyle…he’s hardly little anymore. This summer he turned six. Love this boy SO much. Here are some more of my settings for your summer practice! You’re practicing on manual, right?? I sure hope so! Learn how to use your fancy camera! :)  If you are better hands on and want to come to…

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little miss…

By Cori Derksen | Jul 30, 2010

My settings: ISO – 200 (outside on a sunny day but in the shade) shutter speed – 1/500 aperture – 2.8  (wanting her to be in focus, but not the wall) lens – 50mm 1.2L

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beautiful little pair

By Cori Derksen | Jul 28, 2010

My settings: ISO – 200 (outside on a sunny day but in the shade) shutter speed – 1/320 aperture – 4  (wanted to be sure they’re both sharply in focus) lens – 50mm 1.2L

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ok, all right, another saturday workshop

By Cori Derksen | Jul 27, 2010

So, sure, let’s do one more Saturday workshop.  :) I am loving 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…

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settings & aperture

By Cori Derksen | Jul 26, 2010

My manual settings for these two shots: ISO – 400 aperture – 2.8 shutter speed – 1/320 lens – 50mm 1.2 ISO – 250 aperture – 2.8 shutter speed – 1/250 lens – 50mm 1.2 Did you notice that both of these images have the same aperture (the same f-stop)? They are both set at…

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our most recent workshop

By Cori Derksen | Jul 22, 2010

Here’s a portion of our group trying out their manual camera skills on a baby girl model. :) My settings when I took this pic of our little model: ISO – 1000 aperture – 2.8 shutter speed – 1/160 lens – my fave 50 1.2L (more pics from the workshop here) Why a workshop? Why…

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is it a purse? or…

By Cori Derksen | Jul 21, 2010

Is it a purse? Or is it a camera bag? That’s a lovely question…. and it brings me to my newest camera bag. It’s made to be a purse as well. And… well, it’s made, for a girl. Love that. Check them out at epiphanie bags.

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my little cowboy pirate man

By Cori Derksen | Jul 19, 2010

These are the moments (as imperfect as the shot is) that I am grateful that I have a camera… My manual settings: ISO – 1000 aperture – 2.8 shutter speed – 1/160

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camera straps

By Cori Derksen | Jul 11, 2010

I just recently bought one of my camera lovin girlfriends a new camera strap. I found this super cute place called Mod. Fun and comfy camera straps to express a bit of who you are. You should check em out… (picture from www.modismodern.com, not by me)

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