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Yongnuo YN-468 II Review

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Back shot of the YN-468 II. Nice size LCD display, along with easy to use controls

The Yongnuo YN-468 II is an outstanding flash.  I just want to put that out there, right at the beginning of this review.  I purchased it about 6 months ago.  I was getting more into off camera flash, and wanted a cheap speedlight that had some useful features and didn’t cost a ton.  I originally found it on eBay, and ended up buying it on Amazon.  Fimd out why it’s such a great flash….

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I love the Nikon D90

I started out with a D3100 a few years ago when I started using DSLR’s.  It was a great starter camera, but lacked a few things I really wanted.  For starters, I love love love that the D90 has an internal focusing motor built in.  This is a “pro” feature, and I believe the D90 is the lowest end Nikon camera that has the feature.  The reason I like it so much is that I buy a lot of older, used lenses, which of course don’t have a built in motor, this solves that problem and saves me quite a bit of money.  Some people don’t care about the motor, as they always buy the newer Nikon lenses.  With a newborn just added to our family, my photography budget is pretty small.  After the jump find out the reasons I love the camera, even if it is old by technology standards.

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Family Portrait Session

I recently had my first family portrait session.  I am definitely drawn towards photographing people more than landscapes or static objects. I love manipulating the light, mixing ambient with flash.  In the days of digital, you can get instant feedback and adjust accordingly.  I wasn’t ever serious about photography before digital, so I imagine that it was much harder to gauge a photograph, using light meters, modeling lights etc.  Recently I had a photo session with all of my nieces and nephews, including my 10 week old son and my 4 week old niece.  Lots o kids, and it was crazy.  It was also a lot of fun and I managed to learn a lot too.  Check it out after the break.

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