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Detroit Michigan Beauty Photographers Mary DuPrie

Detroit Michigan Beauty Photographers Mary DuPrie

Detroit Michigan Beauty Photographers.  Having lots of photographers at the studio gives me insights to what beginners have problems with.  I shoot Canon so when someone has a problem with another brand it can trip me up a bit.  A couple of weeks ago I was testing with a hairdresser that brought his camera along and sat down with him to go over his settings.  The first problem that popped up was he was using all of his focus points, so whatever and wherever the camera locked was in focus.   He didn’t know you could choose just one point and didn’t’ know how to change it… neither did I.

It surprises me how many photographers don’t keep their manuals in their camera bags.  Choosing your focusing points is a BIG DEAL and knowing how, when and why is critical.

I stumbled on to a few Canon video tutorials that are great, all on Canon focus that are well worth the watch.  I also saw they had a two minute video on Canon custom functions, I thought, oh, I’ll watch that first, it’s only two minutes.  Wrong!  I misread it and it was two hours.  I watched the entire video and thought it was very helpful.  The next day I sat down with my camera to change a few custom functions and to look at my focus lock button.  I definitely see why and when the focus lock button would be useful.

I have the Canon 1d mk3… I didn’t even know the thing had live view or a mic.  I’m still confused about a few things but we never stop learning.  The technology built into the new cameras is staggering and a bit intimidating.

Canon Custom Features Video

Once you click on this link you’ll see the three Canon Auto Focus videos.  The videos on average are 30 minutes each all worth watching.

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6 comments category: Beauty,Canon,Photographing models

1 David Roberts Photography October 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

Mary those in the know use Nikon but then you know that from our discussions about the NEF files being cleaner. I keep waiting for you to trade up. You see more Canons on TV because they loan more gear to the press then Nikon and it is less expensive which drives sales.
See Ya soon.


2 michigan makeup artist September 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Mary this is lovely


3 michigan makeup artist September 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Mary i love the images that you and Tammy did of Cara!!!


4 Mary DuPrie September 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Hey Aurora… yep always Canon. Seeing lot’s of Canons and Nikons come and go through the studio I have to say Nikon is kicking butt


5 Aurora September 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Too funny! Normally I always notice when people shoot Canon–as that’s my brand of choice (nothing against Nikon–but the 5D was the perfect camera for small hands! ;))…but yeah, somehow I had it in my head that you were a Nikon shooter. Weird!


6 Aurora September 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Did you always shoot Canon, Mary? For some reason, I thought you were a Nikon girl… Regardless, always good to hear from you! 🙂


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