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5 Reasons to Learn Your DSLR

This past Christmas, my husband bought me my fourth DSLR, a Canon 70D. I love the camera, as I have all of my Canons, but here lies one wee little problem. My background is in graphic and web design.

Even though I’ve been using a DSLR for years, I’ve never taken the time to get to know my camera. I know Photoshop, Lightroom and Fireworks so have always, just made do. I know the basics but always find myself wanting to learn more – but come on… how many of us moms REALLY have the time to stop and learn something else.

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I finally said enough is enough and will be joining the photographer behind Photography by Jill Ann – at her Shoot from the Heart workshop in May to learn the in’s and out’s of my camera and really know how to shoot with a DSLR.  So, why should you learn how to shoot with your DSLR camera? Here’s why:

1. Capture the Moments

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MOM is the Photographer. Mom is the one that is there through every fleeting moment in their child(s) life. The mom is usually the one that is documenting their kiddos the most with their camera. Take time to learn how to capture your family’s story well through beautiful storytelling imagery and leave a legacy for your kids!

2. Learn the Magic 3

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You’ve invested in a DSLR and have no idea how to use it! Don’t let your DSLR be an expensive Point & Shoot anymore! Learn all about the Magic 3; Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed!

3. Stop Shooting in AUTO!

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Get off AUTO and Shoot in MANUAL MODE. When we shoot in Auto we let the camera decide if the subject is a running toddler or a subject sitting still. If the lighting is great or if the lighting is not so great. Grow your Confidence and know how to set your camera all on your own to get the shot every time!

4. Express Your Creativity

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Refresh your soul and awaken your creative spirit! Hear how Jill Ann tells stories through her imagery. She will make you laugh, cry and feel inspired by the time the Workshop is over!

5. Beautiful Backgrounds, Oh My!

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Capture those beautiful Buttery, Blurry Backgrounds that you see in the Professionals images! Learn all about getting the “blur” in your background and how to capture it over and over again!

Jill Ann will take the “technical” out of the equation and simplify how to use your camera. No math required. No knowledge of Photography required. Just the desire to Shoot from the Heart! If you are in the North Texas / Dallas area, join me at her workshop! I can’t wait!


Tuesday 22nd of April 2014

Jill is extremely talented. You've convinced me. Now convince my hubs.

Molly Thornberg

Tuesday 29th of April 2014

2 words. Mother's Day.