Category: Film girl digital world

Selecting an Entry Level DSLR

Have you thought about purchasing a DSLR, but your not quite sure where to begin? I came across an excellent article with some great advice about choosing an entry level DSLR. First off let me say this article is definitely geared towards a “newbie” or hobbyist. I love how it’s prefaced with the fact that for a professional photographer, selecting a new camera comes down to skill and preferences. I think this could be said for many hobbyists out there too. I for one practiced photography as a hobby for well over a decade before I started my business and started to call myself a Pro. By the time I had several years of photography under my belt, I knew the specifics I want in my next camera. It is an amazing feeling when you reach that point, and if you are there, that is great! If you are not quite there, let’s take a look at what has to say about what think are the best DSLRs out there for learning and growing in your photography. Being a Nikon user myself, I am happy to see a Nikon made the list. recommends the Nikon D3400 as a great entry level DSLR. My first DSLR was a Nikon D90, which was manufactured 8 years prior to the D3400. I was thrilled with what my D90 could do...

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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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