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This is how I learned to edit my photos

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Kelly Bryan

Thanks for taking the time to make these confusing concepts so easy to understand. I love your blog and have sent many of my friends here for excellent photography info. Love your pictures, too!


For as busy of a person that I KNOW you are (because I love to read your blog) I REALLY APPRECIATE you taking the time to explain this. I have had this explained several times and still don't really "get it" but now I think I might "get it".
I really, really appreciate the time you take to explain things when you get questions.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week, because you are a teacher to me!

Tanya Webster

canon 16-36 f2.8....BRAGGER! *wink* you know I'm totally jealous (but super super happy for you too!) now tell me how it is working for you already! :)!! hugs sweetie!

Tanya Webster

canon 16-35 f2.8....BRAGGER! *wink* you know I'm totally jealous (but super super happy for you too!) now tell me how it is working for you already! :)!! hugs sweetie!


You are kind to go over that again. One can only dream of taking photos as good as yours!


I'm just learning SLR photography, and even though my husband bought me a book on photography, it just doesn't seem "easy" enough...but these instructions came much more easily. Now, of course, I need him to get me a DIGITAL SLR, so that I don't waste rolls and rolls of film just practicing.


Thanks for taking the time to write this up for those of us who aspire to take photos as good as yours!

What advantages does your new lens have over the other lenses?


Thanks Karen!
I read it. I re-read it. I got the camera and let you walk me through it. I will probably read it again; print it; and play some more. You really do have a good clear handle on what you're talking about and your ability to speak so clearly about it is SO helpful. Thank You!


Perfect explanation! I tried to explain this same thing to my friend and she said I'm too technical (makes sense, since I'm a tech support/net admin/computer geek for my day job) :) She could totally understand after reading this. Thanks!


Woo-Hoo, this info rocks! Forwarding to my husband so he can hear it too. I do have a question for you. I have Canon Rebel XT and the 50mm 1.4 (and it rocks!!), the body has a setting with little dots and I can rest those dots and I think what it does is allows me to have the camera focus on the center dot, a horizontal line of dots or a "group" of dots. (Don't laugh at my lack of technical terms) Do you have this feature? What do you usually have your "dots" set at? Thanks again for all the info Karen, really love it!

kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu

that's the first time I even came close to understanding that blurry in the background technique. Thanks. Now I need a fancy pants camera.


THANK YOU!! I've read about aperture before but you've written it in a way that is so much easier to understand. Thanks for taking the time to do this :)


THANK YOU!! I've read before about aperture but you've written in such a way that is so much easier to understand. Thanks for taking time to do this :)


You absolutely *rock*!


Thank you so much for talking about aperture! I'm trying so hard to take better photos. You're awesome. And you take the loveliest portraits.

Belinda Hall

Oh Wow ! Now that was helpful. I am NOT a numbers girl so I liked this explanation a whole lot. I will be saving this for much future referencing. When is the next lesson ?
In my next life I want to be Karen Russell :')


Thank you so much for taking to write that really clear easy to understand explanation. Hopefully that will really help improve my photos.


Thanks a lot for the explaination

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