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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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“but my little ones don’t like pictures”

By Cori Derksen | Jul 9, 2010

I hear this quite a bit from moms. “But my little ones don’t like pictures!” And they wonder what they should do and how they can possibly get a picture of them. Hopefully it’s encouraging to you to hear that my little guy doesn’t like me taking his pictures most of the time either. Stink.…

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blurry background

By Cori Derksen | Jul 7, 2010

Wanted to show you what it looks like when my lens is pretty wide open (low aperture number)… Manual settings: ISO – 250 (in full shade, but a very sunny day) aperture – 2.2 (focused on subject but wanting the background to fall off) shutter speed – 1/1000 second (just found the shutter speed that…

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my boys in the bath

By Cori Derksen | Jul 5, 2010

My Manual settings: ISO – 2000 (it was inside my bathroom, obviously, in the evening) aperture – 2.8 shutter speed – 1/160 second (as slow as I felt comfortable when photographing my wiggly boys, cause I needed more light in my camera) lens – 50mm 1.2L Then…I converted it to black and white in post…

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