I’m just a film girl… in a digital world

Helping you learn DSLR photography –

I believe learning DSLR photography does not have to be so difficult. I am here to help you learn to use your DSLR camera in simple steps, one blog post at a time. When I bought my first DSLR, it felt like there were such few resources for someone who didn’t have a digital background. I scoured the internet looking for help wherever I could. I’d string together bits of information until I was able to get better and better at DSLR Photography. As a person with a photography background, this was very frustrating. If it was this tough for me, I could only image what it would be like for someone with no photography background. I am here to bring you all the tips and tricks I wish I had known 8 years ago, all in one place!

How DSLR photography clicked for me –

I bought my first DSLR camera in 2009 in preparation for my honeymoon. Having spent years as a hobbyist film photographer, I was certain a fancy, up to date DSLR would be piece of cake. Boy was I wrong! Once I realized how tricky mastering a DSLR was, I went back to three things I knew –

  1. I am a classically trained B&W film photographer.
  2. My manual camera was so minimalistic compared to my new DSLR. Guess what, it produced amazing images!
  3. The best way to learn manual was, practice, practice, practice

If you are struggling to achieve images on your DSLR that you are proud of, you are in the right place. I am here to give you all the tips and tricks I wish I had known 8 years ago when I started off with my first DSLR. Whether your DSLR is your first camera, or you are used to film, point & click … cell phone anyone?! I will help get answers to the problems you are having. Be sure to check in on the film girl digital world blog to see what’s new! Do you feel like you need personal assistance? Sign up for one of my critiques and get personalized feedback.

Do you calibrate your lens?

Do you calibrate your lens?

Good morning! Today I'm writing about how and why I calibrate my lenses to my camera. I hope you'll find this informative and I really hope it helps you take your photography to the next level! Have you heard of lens calibration? Neither had I, until I was having so...

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My go-to lens

My go-to lens

What's my go-to lens? One question I get a lot is “what lens should I buy?” In reality, that’s a pretty broad question with a lot of possible answers. It really depends on what you are photographing and ultimately, your desired look for the photographs. If...

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Selecting an Entry Level DSLR

Have you thought about purchasing a DSLR, but your not quite sure where to begin? I came across an excellent article with some great advice about choosing an entry level DSLR. First off let me say this article is definitely geared towards a "newbie" or hobbyist. I...

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Learning to embrace Photoshop

Learning to embrace Photoshop

Learning to embrace Photoshop – Are you a photographer who is struggling to learn Photoshop? Maybe not even struggling to learn, but struggling to accept Photoshop? That was me a few years ago. Having learned photo editing in a darkroom, that was set as the standard...

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