with Courtney Slazinik
13 Photography Questions Answered

I thought it would be fun to let you ask me some questions a while ago our Facebook page. I got some great questions! I tackled 13 of them in this 8 minute video :)

Several of the questions are a little more detailed so I will try and tackle them in one of our Video Q & A videos. This was fun for me and I hope I didn’t talk to fast.

If you like this idea and would like me to do it again, be sure to “like” the video and/or leave a comment. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss any videos.

Here are the links I mentioned in the video.
10 tips for photographing children together
Organizing your photos
5 ways to back up photos

  • clare
    April 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    love this video, it was so helpful! do you have a mac? i have a macbook and use iphoto to organize my pictures, but i’m not loving it. your system of organizing seems so much easier! do you know if there is a way to get your photos out of iphoto and just into regular files? thanks so much!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 1, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      Thanks! Yes, I have a macbook pro and Mac desktop. I used to use iPhoto but agree the organization wasn’t as easy as Lightroom. I don’t know how to get your photos out of iPhoto and into regular files easily. Maybe google it?

  • April 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    You look amazing on video!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 1, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      You are my new favorite person :)

  • Cairn
    April 26, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Thanks so much! I can’t wait to spend a little time reading more on your blog!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 1, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      Thanks :)

  • Franny Rogers
    April 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    LOVE this video!! Again, can’t say enough great things about your blog! I’m learning so much on here every time I log in. Keep up the great work!! ;)

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 1, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad to hear that!

  • Stephanie
    April 27, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    I really loved this video and think it is a TERRIFIC idea!!! Keep doing it…please!!! I love your blog…you have taught me so very much!!! This is a great learning tool!!! You are so easy to watch too…made the 8 minutes fly by!! Thanks so much!!!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 1, 2013 at 2:42 PM

      Aww, thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • April 27, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Thanks so much for helping those of us who really want to learn and possibly start a small business. Great info!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 1, 2013 at 2:42 PM


  • April 27, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Love it! Thanks so much!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 1, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      Thanks! Glad it was helpful!

  • April 27, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing! The video was great!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 1, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      Thanks! That’s great to hear!

  • Katie
    April 28, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    Thank you so much! Great video!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 1, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      Thanks! Glad everyone is enjoying it!

  • Jess
    April 29, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    I love these videos! They help me a ton.

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 1, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      Fantastic! Thanks!

  • April 29, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Great video! Thanks for creating!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 1, 2013 at 2:45 PM

      Thank you! The videos are fun to do!

  • May 14, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Hello Courtney,
    I just learned about yoru website a few days ago, and I love it!!! So much great information!!! I have a few questions about one comment you made in this video. You mentioned that you select your Aperture first, then adjust for a ss of 125 or higher, then set your ISO. First question, what is the benefit of having a ss of 125 or higher? Second, why do you chose your ISO last? I have always selected my ISO first, based on the current lighting situation. Thank you in advance for your feed back!!!

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 16, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      Welcome! I like to keep my shutter speed at at least 1/125 so that my photo isn’t blurry. Since I like to do my aperture first to set the look I want, and then the shutter speed, that is why I do ISO last. Hope this helps :)

      • May 16, 2013 at 2:32 PM

        Yes it does help. Thank you so much for the feedback. I am learning so many new things from your blog that I can not wait to apply to my work. Hopefully ill be able to get one of my photos critiqued soon… :)

  • Pam r
    May 21, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    Thanks for the great information, loved it & keep the videos coming

    • Courtney Slazinik
      May 21, 2013 at 2:59 PM

      Thanks! I hope to keep doing them :)

  • August 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    1. How do you deal with people expecting work for cheap / how do you compete with weekend warriors
    2. How do you make sure skintone is perfect? I feel when editing I become so undecided as to what their skin really looks like, and what I “think” it should look like… if I dont have a “perfect shot” to compare the skintone to, how do I correct it?
    3. I’ve been getting really down about meeting brides/grooms – them loving me and my work, but then I never hear from them again… how do I change this?

  • Becca
    August 8, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Great video Courtney! :) I wish I would have seen your request for questions earlier. I have a few that I will send your way. :)
    I love what you suggested about the siblings. I’m going to try that with the girls.

    • Courtney Slazinik
      August 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      Keep an eye on the FB page. I think I may do this more often :)

  • Nursah Wood
    February 18, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Thank yo so much! i’ve been debating on getting Tamron 24-70 vs Nikon one, and was going to rent Tamron this weekend, but knowing that you have a Tamron will def. help me to decide, yeeeey:) Keep these videos coming pleaseeee :)

  • February 18, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    how did i miss your post asking for questions?! i love this idea and hope you do it again!! also nice to kind of ‘meet you’ lol.

    • February 21, 2014 at 2:41 PM

      It is an older post Kelly. Don’t worry I’ll do it again :)

  • Julie
    February 18, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    I loved this!!! Great way to get lots of answers!! The links were sweet too!!

  • Julie
    February 18, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    I loved this!!! Great way to get lots of answers!! The links were sweet too!! I am guilty as charged on printing and backing up…so tomorrow is a new day to get going!!! Thank you so much!

  • February 18, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    This was very enjoyable, please do this again sometime! PS – you don’t talk too fast, it was perfect!

  • February 19, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Thanks for the video! I just started following your Facebook page and greatly enjoy your posts/tips/etc.!

    I do have one quick question from the video: you mentioned switching from Backblaze to Crashplan for your online storage, I was wondering what the reason for the switch was (if you don’t mind sharing)?

    – Rob

    • February 21, 2014 at 2:42 PM

      My computer crashed in May of 2012 and luckily BackBlaze had it all backed up. However, to get all my info back they wanted $200 for an external hard drive with my info. I don’t know if that is CrashPlan’s policy as well, but I decided to try a different company.

  • Vanessa
    February 19, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Thank you so much for this! I hope you do more! A lot of great info!

  • February 19, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    Loved it, good job! Short- sweet- to the point… Do it again and again! :))

  • Kari
    February 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Just stumbled upon your blog last month and have been on it daily! I love it! As a mom of 2 just starting to get into photography it is everything i could want/need in a photography blog! I loved your video! Definitely do it again!

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