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August workshop is full

By Cori Derksen | May 22, 2010

Well, the August workshop is full. Thanks all! It’s so fun to see you all so interested in learning how to actually use your cameras on manual, how to see lighting and compose a picture. Excited to spend time with each of you and your cameras. Keep checking back here for tips that will hopefully…

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June workshop is full

By Cori Derksen | May 18, 2010

Wowzers…You lovely camera lovin people!! The June 26th workshop is FULL and there are only a few more spots available for the August date. Let me know if you’re interested in learning more about your camera on Saturday, August 7th. Click here for specific details. Email me or leave a comment if you’re interested in…

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aperture…

By Cori Derksen | May 14, 2010

Just wanted to throw an example your way. This picture was shot with my fstop or aperture set at  2.5. Remember, those are the same thing, f-stop and aperture. Two different names, same thing. But anyways, do you see the blur in the background? That’s what you’ll get with 2.5 In case you’re interested, the…

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avoid spotty shade

By Cori Derksen | May 13, 2010

I’m not sure what the appropriate term for this is but I call it “spotty shade”. You know that shade from trees and the leaves from the trees that creates random inconsistent shade? Some people have sunny spots a portion of their face. And they also have shady spots on their faces. Forgive these not…

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manual functions

By Cori Derksen | May 10, 2010

Get that camera on manual. Just go for it. Take the leap. Do it. Don’t mess around with Av and Tv and P and whatever other pictures are on there. :)  Put it on M. Well, okay you’re allowed to use the auto functions if there’s something important going on, like a first birthday party…

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perspective

By Cori Derksen | May 4, 2010

How do things look to you? What’s your perspective? Does life and whatever it is you photograph look the same every day? Does the picture you just shot look the same as your last picture? Well then…change something. Change your perspective. Are you standing up? Well, then get down on your knees, or better yet,…

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eye contact

By Cori Derksen | May 2, 2010

Give those kiddos some eye contact. Just a simple easy idea…a quick tip and something that happens to work for me. A large portion of my photography is little kids. And these kids (4 months to 5 years old) don’t quite get what we’re doing when we’re trying to take their pictures. Think about it…

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wall hangings

By Cori Derksen | Apr 21, 2010

I thought I’d share something practical for people who love photography, take pictures, print pictures, and then………need to hang pictures. :) I have a few thoughts, a few ideas. Wanna see how I do it? Ok, you know how when you buy a frame from a place like Aaron Brothers (I buy a lot of…

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wanna learn your camera?

By Cori Derksen | Apr 8, 2010

I had a photography workshop last month to help some lovely people learn their camera and it was a great success! Are you interested? Do you want to learn how to use your Digital SLR camera off of auto mode? How to compose a fantastic picture? How to look at light? Well, I will be…

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