Posts Tagged ‘DSLR’

4 Arizona Landmarks Where Pictures Speak Louder Than Words

Arizona is a magical place, full of desert beauty, snow capped peaks, canyon lakes, and magnificent wildlife. It’s a state where you can view dusty, sandy grounds dotted with cacti as towering mountains blanketed with snow serve as a backdrop, all in one scene. Wild horses and cattle roam the landscapes, while one lane roads stretch for miles between sky high striped rocky cliffs. Where world famous landmarks lay as people from all over the Earth come to photograph and honor their longevity. It’s a place where the views that are set before your eyes seem unreal, as something flawlessly painted by an artist, a priceless piece of art. Even though it’s impossible to capture on a screen what these views look like in real time, we still tried to portray the power of nature and faith in these images, from the north to the south of Arizona. Savor each image, and please add them to your traveling bucket list, as each is truly a sight to behold.

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Gifts for Tech and Photo Savvy Moms: Mother’s Day 2017

A mom’s interest can come in a variety of styles. Some may love to read, entertain, exercise, chat politics, or march for worthy causes, making gift buying a little simpler. However, sometimes Mom’s hobbies and interests lie differently than your own, making it harder to find the perfect gift. For instance maybe Mom loves taking pictures and you’ve barely mastered the camera on your phone. No worries, Daily Mom has the ultimate guide for Tech and Photo Savvy Moms. From camera straps to alarm clocks to toothbrushes – you’ll love our list of all things tech and photo savvy.

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10 Tips for Starting & Finishing Project 365

Did Santa leave a shiny new camera or lens under the tree? Are you excited to learn everything there is to know about photographing your kids but don’t know how to get started? Or have you been a photographer some time and need something to re-spark your passion for photography? Why not give Project 365 a try in 2017 to improve your skills and capture some amazing moments. Here are some of our best tips for starting and finishing!

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Daily Mom’s Guide to Photography

Did you recently upgrade your point and shoot camera to a Digital SLR? Or have you been using a DSLR for a while now, but only in auto mode? Either way, using a DSLR camera can be quite overwhelming, especially with so many buttons, functions and menu screens. If you’re here to learn a little more about how to use your camera and take better photos, then you’re in the right place. The links below will take you step-by-step into the world of digital photography. 

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How to Get Your Toddler to Sit Still and Look at the Camera!

How to Get Your Toddler to Sit Still and Look at the Camera

Do you have an adorable toddler you’d love to photograph, but who keeps running away from you every time you pull out your camera? You’re not alone!

Toddlers are some of our favorite groups of people to photograph. These tiny humans are so cute and always seem to be doing something worthy of being captured on “film.” Unfortunately, these brilliant people have a nasty reputation of running away when they see a camera, or jumping up from their seat just as you’ve asked them to sit down, or looking anywhere BUT into the camera when you’re most ready to click the shutter.

Today’s tips may not prevent your child from running away at the sight of a camera, but with any luck, they may just stay still long enough to capture a smile. Without further ado, we present to you our top five tips for getting your toddler to sit still and look at the camera. 

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Camera Coats Giveaway

Camera Coats GIveaway

So you finally invested in a DSLR camera and are totally in love with it, but how do you store it? Sure there are plenty of gorgeous, and expensive, camera bags on the market, but what if you want something more simple? Something more portable? Enter: Camera Coats. Camera Coats are lightweight, padded, waterproof mini bags that protect the camera without the added bulk of a separate camera bag. They are perfect for traveling, quick trips, or really anytime, and we are giving one away- along with two accessories!

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10 Tips for Photographing Landscapes

10 Tips for Photographing Landscapes

If you’ve been following our photography series, chances are that you have a new DSLR and young children that you want to photograph. Landscape photography may or may not be on your radar yet. But at some point, you’re bound to take a trip to the mountains or come across a beautiful ocean. You’ll look over at your camera and think, “well as long as we’re here, I might as well take a few photos.”

Before that day comes, there’s a few things that you need to know about landscape photography. For one, it’s very different from portrait photography, but that’s just the start of it. Today’s post uncovers 10 tips to photographing landscapes. 

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Back Button Focusing

Back Button Focusing

Several weeks ago, we talked about focal points and focusing. We introduced you to the idea of changing your focal points or using the “focus-recompose” approach to shooting.

So, for the past several weeks, you’ve been practicing the focus-recompose approach (because changing out those focal points on the fly turns out to be a nightmare) which means you focus on your child, recompose your shot, attempt to take a shot and then have to do it all over again, because your child keeps moving and your camera keeps re-focusing on wherever that focus point is now and you’re out of focus already. Whew. It’s exhausting!

If you’re like us, you’re thinking, “there’s got to be a better way,” and there is! Today we’re going to introduce you to back-button focusing. 

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Understanding Your Light Meter

Understanding Your Light Meter

Have you ever wanted to capture your child sitting quietly by a window, only to be disappointed when you previewed the photo and noticed a dark silhouette? Or wanted to capture a beautiful sunset and found that your photo lacked the gorgeous color you saw in the sky?

This is yet another reason why we’re encouraging you to start shooting in manual mode. Not only will you actually get the most out of your expensive DSLR, but you’ll remember why you wanted to get into photography in the first place. Today, we’re going to uncover the final piece of the “manual” puzzle and talk about your light meter. 

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Getting to Know Your Camera: Focusing and Focal Points

Getting to Know Your Camera: Focusing & Focal Points

Take a look  into your viewfinder. How many focal points do you have? 9,11, 18, more? Whatever the case, the number of focal points a DSLR has is a huge selling point when you’re in the market for a new camera. Some people feel limited by their focal points, while others feel that constantly changing your focal points slows down the process.

Either way, if your shot is not in focus, it does not matter how many focal points your camera has. In fact, once you figure out aperture, shutter speed and ISO, focusing is often the next area of concern. So, let’s not waste any more time! Today we’ll learn the basics of focusing and focal points. 

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White Balance 101

White Balance 101

Beautiful photography has very little to do with your camera, although a decent camera does help. The photos you take and the results you get are completely dependent upon the amount of light available, and your understanding of how to use that light. For the past few weeks, we’ve been experimenting with aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You may have even switched your camera into “Manual” mode, but there’s a few more things we need to talk about before we put it all together.

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Getting to Know Your CANON Camera: DSLR Buttons

Did your husband upgrade your point and shoot camera to a Digital SLR this Mother’s Day? Or have you been using a DSLR for a while now, but only in auto mode? Either way, using a DSLR camera can be quite overwhelming, especially with all the new buttons. That said, you’re probably here today because you own a Canon DSLR and you’re hopeful that you’ll learn a thing or two about taking better photos of your child (if you own a Nikon DSLR, look for the Nikon version of this post coming soon).

Well, hang on tight! This summer, we’re going to take you step by step into the world of digital photography. Our goal is that you are taking photos of your children in manual mode by Labor Day. Sound good?

Alright then, let’s start with the very basics – buttons!

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