Category Archives: Taking Pictures

“This blog will be at the forefront of my thoughts when my new camera arrives in about 4 days!” -Dave F. Photographing Flowers was written by Elizabeth Halford and first published in the Spring 2010 edition of Canon’s PhotoYou magazine. Spring is in the air and the landscape around you is blossoming with new life. …

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Introduction to White Balance was written by Elizabeth Halford and first published in the Winter 2010 edition of Canon’s PhotoYou magazine. The difference between a great picture and a blah one is the white balance.  Here’s the lowdown on white balance and how to control color within your DSLR. There are a multitude of factors…

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Let’s go Inside! was written by Elizabeth Halford and first published in the Winter 2010 edition of Canon’s PhotoYou magazine. FLASH With the rainy holiday season at hand, it’s likely that we’ll be taking more indoor photos because of weather constraints.  Shooting indoors can be frustrating, even for professionals.  Although shooting indoors may seem challenging,…

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I posted on my Facebook page about 6 weeks ago that I couldn’t wait to get releases back from the parents at a recent preschool gig because I was dying to show you the results of my first foray into clamshell lighting for little’uns. Well they’ve come back and so now I have something to…

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It occurred to me  that people must be Googling about how to better photograph disabled kids, so here’s my answer to a recent email inquiry on the topic. So many families with disabled children avoid the photographer because it can be a really disheartening experience. I once had a newspaper photographer come to photograph Grace and he was…

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Sharpness has got to be one of the most talked about, fretted over, debated, questioned topics surrounding digital photography. It seems illusive to the beginners and downright obsessive for the more seasoned photographers among us. Me? I’m obsessed with sharpness in all the right places. And I can’t believe what darkness I lived in before…

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