Learning to take better pictures of my kids with my DSLR camera was and still is super important to me. I’m constantly learning new things and trying out different settings. (affiliates included)
What is the point of having this expensive camera if I can’t use it to it’s full potential?
Oh!! And check out the Beginners Guide To Manual Mode!
There are MANY tutorials out there for understanding how to take your camera out of auto mode and into manual mode. If you’re starting to get a god understanding of how things work but are still very much a beginner, this cheat sheet is for you.
Take Better Pictures of Your Kids With This Cheat Sheet
This is something you can keep around (maybe in your camera bag, perhaps) for when you need a quick reference.
Beginners Guide to Manual Mode Course
In this 4 week, step-by-step program, you will learn the secrets to mastering your DSLR camera.
The beauty of everyday life unfolds around you every day. If you want to capture it but struggle with your DSLR camera, this course is for YOU.
Step-by-step, learn everything you need to know to start using your DSLR camera to take great photographs. Here’s an example from someone that just finished! Incredible, right?
I shoot with a Canon 60D which only runs about $329 when you get the body only. That means there is no lens, you have to purchase that separately. You can get one with an 18-135 mm lens for about $475.
Many people start with Canon Rebels. I did that too, but would not recommend it. Here’s why: a Rebel will cost you a little under $400 with very little features. It is good for learning but as soon as you start to understand your camera you’ll realize how little potential this has and you’ll want a better camera. I promise you. Since the re-sale value on the Rebels are very low, I recommend just starting off with a more expensive camera like a 60D or an 80D. You’ll thank me in a year.
For my lens, I use either a 35mm or a 50mm. These are the best lens for portraits and taking photos of your kids around the house, playing, vacations, etc. They’re light weight and you can take them around with you.
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Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.