Depth of Field for Beginners

Depth of field by Cinnamon Wolfe via Click it Up a Notch

If you are anything like me, understanding depth of field (DOF) was one of the biggest hurdles you had to overcome when learning the technical aspects of photography and shooting in manual mode. I would read explanations online, see links to calculators, hear it described as “shallow” or “deep” and couldn’t make sense of it […]

Behind the Scenes: Sleeping


Every since sharing my Project 365 photos, I get questions on how I capture certain ones. I thought it would be fun to do some posts describing how I capture a particular photo. Short, sweet, and to the point. So keep an eye on my Project 365. Let me know if there are any other […]

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12 Lessons I Learned My 4th Year of Shooting in Manual Mode

what i learned in my 4th year of shooting in manual mode

Four years. I can’t believe it was four years ago that Megan was sitting in my living room with me trying to teach me what ISO, shutter speed, and aperture meant. I’ll tell you right now, I was the worst student. Ha! But here I am, four years later and loving photography more than I […]

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How to Photograph Fireworks

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Summer is a time for catching lightening bugs, BBQs, pool parties and learning how to photograph fireworks. When learning to photograph fireworks it’s important to remember one thing – slow shutter speed. 3 Tips to help you photograph fireworks 1. Use a tripod. Since you will be using a slower shutter speed you don’t want […]

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White Balance: Comparing Different Methods


When it comes to white balance, there are several ways to accomplish it. Honestly, I think I have tried them all! Finding the best one for your shooting style is important. You may like to set a CWB in camera or adjust it in an editing program such as Lightroom or Photoshop. Whichever way you […]

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