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“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”
Che: when he daydreams he has a habit of blowing air into his cheeks. (ISO 400, f1.7, 1/160th)
Poet: she must take a bag with her wherever we go. Also, she has really long legs. (ISO 100, f1.7, 1/500th)
 
Since writing about my camera, I (actually it was Daniel’s idea) thought it might be helpful to post my camera settings with each portrait. It gives you an idea of the three main factors when shooting manual: ISO, aperture and shutter speed. You will see over the next few weeks that ISO is either 100 (for outside) or 400 (for inside) and my aperture usually stays at 1.7 (I sometimes go up to 2.2 if it’s a really sunny day). Shutter speed is the element that changes the most, going anywhere from 1/100th (for a dark space) to 1/4000th (when shooting in midday sun). This may sound like gobbledygook but I’m hoping to post a little more about manual settings in the next few weeks to assist those of you who want to learn more about shooting on manual.
Also, apologies for this late post. Our internet has been off since a wild storm on Saturday night so I’m currently using my phone to post this. I’ll be back to posting my favourite 5 portraits next week.

 

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  • Katrina@capturingmoments
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    Yes! her legs are very long! Gorgeous bag Poet.

  • Lottie :: Oyster and Pearl
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    Love the idea of including manual settings.

    Very sweet portraits this week. Hope the storms pass soon x

  • Holli Roberts
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    Beautiful photos again. Love the camera settings with each photo. Thanks x

  • bluebirds of happiness
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    Love those little curls peeping out from underneath her hat!

  • Lucy W
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    Really helpful info re camera settings as I shoot on auto and want to learn about manual settings as it's a goal for next year for me. So any further basic info for beginners like me is very appreciated!

  • Iliska Dreams
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    Love the simplicity of Che's image, plus the added detail about him.

  • Lil Muse Lily
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    i love Poet's whole outfit

  • Mother Down Under
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    Thank you so much for sharing your photography knowledge.
    I only use my iPhone to take photos but I am thinking of getting a "real" camera…I know I will love learning how to use it!

  • dear olive
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    Jodi that is the most beautiful photo of Che. (And Poet looks divine, as ever.) Kellie xx

  • ::The Beetle Shack::
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    You should have popped down and used out net.

    That storm was WILD, the children slept through it but Dave and I were bustling about making sure things were secure. Would you believe that our clock fell off the wall (above the fine bone china) and knocked the tea pot with it. It didn't break. Interesting. not.

    wow, this is very newsy. clearly I've had a glass of wine.

    • Pink Ronnie
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      Hehe, you always make me smile, Em.
      Ronnie xo

  • Sarah
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    Thank you for the settings info – that is helpful as I'm still lazy about taking mine off auto. However due to advice you gave another reader, I replaced my stolen sony with a lovely Panasonic GF1 and pancake lens off ebay and I could not be happier with it!

  • Steph @ this brown wren
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    We always comment on Poet's curls but Che has a glorious set of his own. Such beautiful light too. My baby girl has long legs too…kinda scares her Papa 😉 Hope your week is a lovely one 🙂 x

  • Cassandra Michelin
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    your little girl is way too beautiful!

  • Pink Ronnie
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    Such an awesome idea posting your settings!
    The light – so very perfect in both photos.
    Ronnie xo

  • ...melody...
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    Poet looks darling!

  • moose and bird
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    I really cannot get over how gorgeous your little girl is. She is just so classic looking x

  • leah.
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    i am always awe-struck at both of your children's beautiful hair – so golden and beautiful! lovely portraits – and if i owned a handbag like that i would carry it everywhere too!

  • Imogen Eve
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    The camera settings are so helpful Jodi. Thank you.

    Lovely portraits, especially leggy, curly Poet, she's so beautiful.

  • Milina O
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    That light on Che is stunning.

  • Judy
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    Thankyou so much for sharing the camera settings, i'm always so curious to know and i've asked a couple of times on various blogs! You're lucky you can keep your ISO at 400 inside. Our house is quite dark and i have to boost it so high but i think it really affects the quality of the image,in a bad way.

  • Jesi
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    Poet is such a fashionista, and Che, he must be the most thoughtful looking child I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing Jodi!

  • Amber {we stood together}
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    Poet looks like she is waiting for a bus to arrive, off to do her shopping for the week. Gorgeous girl.
    Great idea to pop your settings down. It is a great way for us to see how you achieved a certain shot. I found that so interesting that your aperture rarely moves from 1.7. I wouldn't have guessed that, but now I know!

  • Deborah Lee
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    Lovely photos. I'm thinking about investing in a camera next year so all your information is very helpful.

  • Caroline
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    Hi Jodi – Daniel's idea is perfect (in fact I had wanted to ask you some time ago if you could provide info regarding the camera settings on your photos – which are always so stunning.) I find my photos are so hit and miss on manual, so these details will be very useful to me. Thanks for sharing. xx

  • Beautiful Life Industries
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    Thank you for sharing this info. I am fumbling my way around and I must say it's quite addictive xx

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