The Bruises and Bandaids Blog

Capturing your little ones in their real world.
By Derksen Photography

Welcome. Grab a cup of coffee. Stay a while. Enjoy and learn how to use your fancy camera.

Newborn photography

By Cori Derksen | Sep 3, 2013

I love photographing newborn babies. It’s such a fleeting, amazing time of life. I currently photograph my newborn babies using exclusively natural window light. If you’d like to know more details about how I photograph the itty bitty babies you can learn more here. The manual settings for this image below: ISO – 400 aperture…

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100mm macro

By Cori Derksen | Sep 1, 2013

Oh how I love photographing children with my macro lens. It’s just such a beautiful lens. I love it. Here are a few recent images using my 100mm macro 2.8L. The manual settings for this image below: ISO – 320 aperture – F 4.5 shutter speed – 1/200 second The manual settings for this image…

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capture those moments…now!

By Cori Derksen | May 16, 2013

Are you taking pictures of the cute little people around you? Are you trying to shoot on manual? Are you having success getting the proper exposure and sharp focus points? Are you achieving the aperture and creative effects that you are hoping for? If you’d like to learn better how to use your fancy camera to more…

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your own little people

By Cori Derksen | Apr 25, 2013

I hope you’re taking pictures of the people in your life that you love. I’m trying to. I don’t pull out my fancy camera for my own boys every day but rather, I go in spurts. But hey, at least there are spurts, right? :) Here are a few of my little people and the…

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photographing newborn babies

By Cori Derksen | Feb 19, 2013

  I love photographing little newborn babies. I wanted to share a few of my favorite baby photographs from this month. I’ll even share a few of my manual settings to help you out. :) If you want to learn even more about photographing newborn babies you can check out my newborn e-book and posing…

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photo a day: day 31

By Cori Derksen | Dec 31, 2012

Day 31:  My three favorite boys at the beach…collecting, throwing, and exploring …Ok, I’ll admit this one is a little bit cheater because this is from earlier in the month. But I just found it and didn’t have a great shot from new years eve. So I wanted to share this one edited in black…

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photo a day: day 30

By Cori Derksen | Dec 30, 2012

Day 30:  Snow day!  :) (I only have a few pics from my legit camera. I asked the boys to look my direction for a shot or two with my big camera and then put it away and my action shots were taken with my iphone so we could play) Manual camera settings: ISO –…

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photo a day: day 29

By Cori Derksen | Dec 29, 2012

Day 29:  Hot cocoa time Manual camera settings: ISO – 1000 aperture – F 2.8 shutter speed – 1/160 lens – 50mm 1.2L camera body – canon’s 5D mark II

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photo a day: day 28

By Cori Derksen | Dec 28, 2012

Day 28:  My little gamer Manual camera settings: ISO – 2000 aperture – F 2 shutter speed – 1/125 lens – 50mm 1.2L camera body – canon’s 5D mark II

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