Your First DSLR

3 simple ways to utilize window light

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If you’ve been into photography for any time at all – I’m sure you’ve heard this little tidbit…”Weellll, just shoot in window light!” OK, sounds simple enough, but how exactly do you use window light? Where do you place your subject and where do you stand? It’s one of my favorite light sources of all […]

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Tips to capturing natural smiles

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My two year old has reached the inevitable “cheese” face phase. It’s fake, it’s canned, it’s painful to look at. We know it all too well. The forced, wide -toothed grin that has, “Are we done yet?” written all over it. It’s a look that has boggled mothers and photographers for centuries. It’s a face […]

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understanding and conquering the f/stop

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When learning photography, I think one of the biggest mistakes you can make is trying to learn too much, too fast. It’s a process. The more that you can slow down, breathe and enjoy the process – the sooner everything will come together and “click”. We’ve been learning that exposure is made up of a […]

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manual exposure : simplifed

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Ok mamas, I really, really hope that you have been giving manual mode a try. It really is the one thing that will take your photos to the next level. Just tell your auto mode that you’re officially fighting and you’re going to see what else is out there. I promise once you get the […]

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video tutorial: photographing in the bright sunlight

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The flags have been hung, the burgers have been eaten, we’ve said our thank yous to all who serve our country so selflessly – Memorial Day has officially come and gone. The smell of sunscreen is permeating the parks and beaches, school is ending, SUMMER IS HERE! So what does that mean for you and […]

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An exception to the rule…

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And that rule being – SHOOT IN MANUAL! I shoot in Manual Mode – 93.8% of the time. But, there are certain times that I will use Aperture Priority Mode – and I’ll do it with my head held high. Because in the end, I really just want the shot. What is Aperture Priority Mode […]

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