Category: Film girl digital world

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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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 accurately shoot in manual mode. The key to getting the most out of any camera is being able to use it in manual mode. Today I’ll introduce you to the Shutter Speed setting. What is ISO? In photography terms, ISO stands for International Standards Organization. Not the most helpful explanation right? What you need to...

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