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    How to protect your camera on the beach

    How to protect your camera on the beach from the sand

    It’s easy to think maybe I should leave my camera behind when we go to the beach and just stick with my phone. But then I remind myself that I have a camera to capture quality photographs of my favorite moments. If I’m not taking it to the beach, then what do I have it for?

    The beach can be tricky though, because I’m obviously trying to enjoy the sand, sun and saltwater as well. So I’ve developed a little personal system that I use to protect my camera when we head to the sand. Continue reading

    10 Tips for the Best Travel Photos with Kids

    Travel photo tips with your kids for your next vacation

    Whenever we go on vacation, I always take 10x more photos than usual. However, I try my best to keep things as normal as possible. I don’t want to be THAT obnoxious mom with a camera. (I already am… but still, there is a balance!) I want the girls to WANT to be in the photos.

    The trick to taking travel photos is to take enough to accurately document the trip, but not so many as to ruin and miss the moments. It shouldn’t be a zillion photoshoots (although I have my moments *ahem* sunset *ahem*), just a couple photos here and there. Continue reading

    6 reasons you should upgrade to the 50mm f/1.8 lens!

    6 reasons to upgrade to the 50mm f/1.8 lens

    After you buy your first camera and you start digging into manual, it’s the time you start wondering, what is the next step? Well two things: The first, and one I was never told, invest in learning! It will save you so much time and frustration! And the second, once you start switching over to manual, upgrade your lens to the 50mm f/1.8 lens! Continue reading

    A crop sensor vs. a full frame camera

    What is a crop sensor vs. a full frame camera?

    I recently upgraded from a crop sensor to a full frame camera! I went from using my Canon Rebel T3i, my starter camera that I loved and used for nearly 6 years, to a Canon 6D! Even though I probably could and should have upgraded a while back, I made sure I knew exactly what I was investing in. Spending that much money on a camera is, after all, an investment. And still, I didn’t fully understand what a full frame camera was until I held it in my own two hands! So I thought I’d do my best to explain to you exactly why upgrading your camera is a worthwhile investment! Continue reading