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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 for me. As technology changed, as life changed, I knew I wouldn’t have access to a dark room anymore. I had a nice DSLR and no editing software skills. I had some harsh feelings toward “the digital darkroom” and felt it was imitating the real process. I guess I was really stuck in...

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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 think my kids need a break from each other! Can anyone say too much together time? A nice break from each other for several hours a day is going to be a welcome change. Anyway, back to the topic at hand, 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 would have thought of it if I hadn’t asked. Thanks friends for the wonderful idea! The nice weather is upon us and moms are most interested in outdoor photos right now. I’ll be posting about photographing indoors soon too. Here are my outdoor tips for now – 5 tips for photographing kids outdoors ~ This first...

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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 lot of variation between brands, even within the same brand, of what is written on there. I shoot with Nikons so those are the lenses you will see in this post. Different brands will use some different terminology, but you’ll see even the two Nikon lenses I show...

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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 all together and talk about the exposure triangle. As your practice your photography, you may hear people explaining the importance of the exposure triangle. The exposure triangle is made up of the three basic photography settings, which together come up with the final exposure of your photographs. These...

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