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    Memorable Vacation Photos

    Vacations are special to us because they are the time we get to slow down, spend time with our families, and do something we love. These vacations/adventures are something that we all want to capture and share but have you ever picked up your camera on vacation taken the shot and then been disappointed with the result?  I know I have, but with some practice, I have found a system that works for me and I get the memorable vacation photos I want.  Disclaimer: This contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). I…

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    6 Steps to Better Photos of Your Kids

    In our digital world pictures are being taken more and more but did you know that your camera can LIE to you??  Yup you heard me, your camera can lie to you!!  Which when you think about it makes sense… it is just a machine and doesn’t always see things the way we do, therefore it can’t always produce the picture that we want.  But we can help it out and create that AMAZING picture we see and want to preserve.   Here are 6 simple things that you can do today to help you and your camera take better pictures of your kids, your adventures, and your everyday life.  Find…

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    Your Road Map to Mastering Your Camera

    This post contains affiliate links- Living Our Adventures is a participant in the Amazon.com Services LLC Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases linking to amazon.com and affiliated links. When you are first learning photography it can all be very overwhelming.  All the terms and buttons, it is kinda like learning a foreign language. Well at least for me it was.  I know I would spend hours searching for tips and would end my search session frustrated and just not sure where to go next. What I really wanted was a road map that told me what to master and in what order. Well, I have…

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    My Go to Editing Software

    Disclaimer: This contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). I only recommend tools and resources I use and love! I recommend Lightroom as the best photo editing tool for beginners.  And with the monthly plan, you get Photoshop too, so it’s there when you’re ready to learn it. You can get Lightroom HERE.  Be sure to choose the plan with Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.  With that plan, you also get access to the mobile version of Lightroom! That’s it! Of course, you will want to expand your knowledge and learn everything you can to…

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    What is Exposure?

    Exposure sounds like this great big term in photography that you just have to understand in order to get amazing photos but really all exposure means is an image! Exposure really isn’t hard to understand in terms of photography the Exposure Triangle on the other hand can be a little difficult to master.  The exposure triangle is the foundation of understanding photography. Every camera (even your camera phone) utilizes three elements – Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO – and balances them to create an “exposure” aka image.  When you shoot in auto mode your camera makes the decisions for you to balance the three elements of the exposure triangle based…