I Learned 6-16-11

I learned I’m in love with my new baby!! I haven’t even had it for 24 hours but it is truly amazing! I took some photos of the girls in the bathtub and I have not be able to with my D90 because of the terrible lighting. The skin tones looked better SOOC and so much less noise! Wow!!

Also, I wrote my first guest post!!! Marah at Diary of a Devil Dog Wife is enjoying his husband’s return home from a deployment and asked some bloggers to write guest posts for her. Here is a little bit of mine. Be sure to check out the rest!!

Candid Moments
We have all been in situations where we want to capture the true emotion of that precious moment. Whether it’s a homecoming, birthday party, or baptism, you can follow these steps to make sure you are ready to capture that moment before it passes by.

Remember candid moments don’t just have to be the “big” moments in life. You can use these tips to capture the small candid moments you don’t want to forget!

1 . Plan your shots. If you know you are going to somewhere where you would like to capture some candid moments make a list of what you want to capture. For example, a homecoming like Marah gets to experience. Do you want to capture a photo of them embracing for the first time? Click HERE to read the rest.
Now it’s your turn. What did you learn this week?? You know the old saying “You learn something new everyday!” Take pictures of it and share with us!! Some weeks you may learn a photography skill and want critiques. GREAT!! Share and ask for them! If you didn’t learn a new photography skill but something about yourself or life, that is great too! Post a picture and tell us what you learned. Can’t wait to see your pictures and find out what you learned!!

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  • June 16, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    Whoooooohooooooo! Congrats Courtney! I remember how in awe I was when I first got mine. You are going to rock Stella’s socks off! And I won’t embarrass myself by telling you what I call mine. It is a dude though ;)

  • June 16, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Very exciting!!! Enjoy! I dream about a Canon 5D often :/. Someday!
    Have fun!! I can’t wait to see your “new” photos!

  • June 16, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    she is such a cutie! :)
    and she has your character, I bet! :)


  • June 16, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    YAY for you!!! This is great. But DANG IT, I am still saving to get the lens…………….

  • June 16, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    OOh congrats on the new baby ;)

  • June 16, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Congratulations on the new baby!! She’s beautiful. Can’t wait to see the shots you get with it.

  • June 16, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Congratulations on your new arrival!! Love the pink bow!

  • June 16, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    I love the way you announced your new baby! I may have to do this when my comes home.

  • June 17, 2011 at 6:48 AM

    this week I learned that in future submissions I need to check the spelling when posting my blog address. #14…it’s nikkicrockettphotography.blogspot.com oops! :)

  • June 17, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    Ha! You’re funny! Congratulations. :)

  • June 17, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    Congrats!! I’m still on the D300 and hoping to upgrade at some stage! I bet it is gorgeous!! Have LOADS of fun!!!

  • June 19, 2011 at 3:55 AM

    Hey, I have started a new feature on my blog for those who host linkups on their blogs. Would love to feature you. You can see the details here. http://throughaphotographerseyes.blogspot.com/2011/06/feature-your-contest.html

  • Christi
    June 20, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Why the switch from a Canon to a Nikon?

    My husband bought me a Canon 60D for Christmas, so I was excited when I came across your website and saw that you shot with a Canon. I hope to peruse your blog soon, and learn a few things!

    • June 20, 2011 at 12:37 PM

      Yay for a new camera! I actually switched from a Canon Rebel to a Nikon D90 in Dec 2009. So I have been shooting with a Nikon for a year and a half. I do know people who shoot with Canon so if you have a Canon question I can definitely help to answer it :O)

      • Christi
        June 23, 2011 at 12:57 AM

        Thanks, Courtney! I hope to get behind my camera and have some questions for you very soon!

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