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Helping you learn DSLR photography –

I believe learning DSLR photography does not have to be so difficult. I am here to help you learn to use your DSLR camera in simple steps, one blog post at a time. When I bought my first DSLR, it felt like there were such few resources for someone who didn’t have a digital background. I scoured the internet looking for help wherever I could. I’d string together bits of information until I was able to get better and better at DSLR Photography. As a person with a photography background, this was very frustrating. If it was this tough for me, I could only image what it would be like for someone with no photography background. I am here to bring you all the tips and tricks I wish I had known 8 years ago, all in one place!

 

Learning to embrace Photoshop

Learning to embrace Photoshop – Are you a photographer who is struggling to learn Photoshop? Maybe not even struggling to learn, but struggling to accept Photoshop? That was me a few years ago. Having learned photo editing in a darkroom, that was set as the standard...
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My top tip for back to school photos | Frederick Portrait Photographer

Hi everyone! It has been quiet here on the Film Girl in a Digital World blog. As a mom of two little ones, I've been busy running "Camp Mom" all summer. Any other moms feel the same way? I am so ready for school to start. I need a break for sure, but more than that, I...
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5 tips for photographing kids outdoors

I recently asked my Instagram & Facebook followers what photography questions they'd like answered. The overwhelming response was that moms need tips for photographing their kids! It seems like such a natural topic for me to write about, and of course, I never...
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Can you read the barrel of your lens?

Reading the barrel of your lens Today I wanted to move away from camera settings and talk about the capabilities of your lens. Did you know the barrel of your lens gives you so much information? I'll touch upon the basics of what most lenses will tell you. There is a...
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Learning the exposure triangle

Welcome back everyone! I took a little break last week due to the holiday. Is it just me, or does a three day weekend really throw everything out of whack? The exposure triangle - Now that I've finished the series on the three basic camera settings, I want to bring it...
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Understanding ISO

This is a three part series in which I’ll discuss the three basic camera settings, which together comprise your final exposure. Those settings are Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. Without a solid understand of how these settings work, you will not be able to...
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How DSLR photography clicked for me –

I bought my first DSLR camera in 2009 in preparation for my honeymoon. Having spent years as a hobbyist film photographer, I was certain a fancy, up to date DSLR would be piece of cake. Boy was I wrong! Once I realized how tricky mastering a DSLR was, I went back to three things I knew –

  1. I am a classically trained B&W film photographer.
  2. My manual camera was so minimalistic compared to my new DSLR. Guess what, it produced amazing images!
  3. The best way to learn manual was, practice, practice, practice

If you are struggling to achieve images on your DSLR that you are proud of, you are in the right place. I am here to give you all the tips and tricks I wish I had known 8 years ago when I started off with my first DSLR. Whether your DSLR is your first camera, or you are used to film, point & click, cell phone anyone?!?! I will help get answers to the problems you are having. Be sure to check in on the film girl digital world blog to see what’s new! Do you feel like you need personal assistance? Sign up for one of my critiques and get personalized feedback.

Learning to embrace Photoshop

Learning to embrace Photoshop – Are you a photographer who is struggling to learn Photoshop? Maybe not even struggling to learn, but struggling to accept Photoshop? That was me a few years ago. Having learned photo editing in a darkroom, that was set as the standard...

read more

Learning the exposure triangle

Welcome back everyone! I took a little break last week due to the holiday. Is it just me, or does a three day weekend really throw everything out of whack? The exposure triangle - Now that I've finished the series on the three basic camera settings, I want to bring it...

read more

Understanding ISO

This is a three part series in which I’ll discuss the three basic camera settings, which together comprise your final exposure. Those settings are Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. Without a solid understand of how these settings work, you will not be able to...

read more