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“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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Here are some quick pull back shots from this recent session. The pullbacks were taken by me because I was shooting without an assistant and they were really just taken for my own record but I thought I’d share them with you fine people! Edited with Florabella Colorplay actions for Photoshop Pin It

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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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I’ve talked about lenses so much but -can you believe it- I’ve never actually done a post about focal length. Focal length is those main numbers you see on your lens. Like: 50mm or 24-105mm or (in my current dreams lens) 70-200mm. You may already know the basics of these numbers and that 50mm is…

I had an amazing question from a reader this week. She asked about using Lightroom’s ‘edit in Photoshop’ tool. If you don’t know about how to do this, check out that video here. What she was wondering was about the bit depth difference between Lightroom and Photoshop Elements. You see, Lightroom edits in 16 bit…

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