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Selamat Pagi Bali: A Story by Danielle Werner

I forgot how close the mountain was. Most mornings, the sky is cloaked in a fiery haze from burning smokestacks of trash below. For eight months, I've woken up to this same view of Canggu, Bali. But rarely has it ever looked like this.

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Best Mid-Range DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras in 2020

Ready to upgrade your photography gear and skills? If you have already checked out our list of budget-friendly beginner DSLR cameras and are willing to spend a little more, then this list is for you.

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Best Budget-Friendly Beginner DSLR Cameras in 2020

Congratulations fellow photographer! If you’re here, you LOVE taking photos and you’re ready to take your skills to the next level by purchasing a great new digital camera.

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I get asked this question all the time.

As a professional photographer, I get asked this question almost daily. “What is the best camera out there? ” It makes sense to ask for advice on this topic. There’s not a simple answer because there are too many options, and all cameras out there today are made for different scenarios. No matter what your budget is, it can be very difficult to decide what camera is right for you. So why not ask a pro?

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Full Frame vs. APC-S (Crop Sensor) Cameras

After sharing our insights on the differences between DSLR cameras and mirrorless cameras, we know there’s one other factor that comes up when deciding what kind of camera to buy. Both DSLR and mirrorless cameras have two sensor sizes.

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What is a mirrorless camera?

The newest addition to the digital photography world is the Mirrorless Camera. Though still fairly new (and expensive) this new level of digital technology is exactly what pushes professionals to new creative heights.

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What is a DSLR camera?

D-S-L-R stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. This is how it works: A DSLR camera has a series of mirrors inside the body of the camera that reflects the light coming through the lens into the viewfinder so you can see it. 

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Dslr Or Mirrorless? Choosing The Right Camera Type For You

Here at Live Wonderful, we feel that photography is not only about capturing beautiful photos, it's about enjoying the experience of the present moment and all that comes with bringing a visual story to life. We don’t believe you need tons of gear to get great shots.

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This is how you know it’s time to upgrade to a DSLR or mirrorless camera

Everyone is a photographer, especially in today’s fast-paced modern world where we have a camera in our pocket all the time. Smartphones are incredible pieces of technology and they keep getting better. Keep this in mind, because DSLR cameras are not for everyone. 

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3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A New Camera

Before you decide what camera to buy, I have 3 questions to ask you. Actually, I want you to ask yourself these questions. You may not know the answers yet, but you probably do have a general idea. Our goal is to be able to answer these questions with full confidence knowing you’re picking the right photography gear that’s perfect for you.

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Expand Your Self-Awareness Through Photography

No matter how long or how often we reflect on our lives, self-awareness seems to be a fleeting concept that many of us have very little understanding of today, including me.

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This is our most powerful creative key.

I don't just believe, I know we are all creators. Each and every one of us has something deep inside of us that wants to be created. It’s as natural to crave creating as it is to crave food and water.

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Brand Launch Party Celebration + Discount!

Words can't really describe the joy I feel after launching our new brand and seeing our community come together this past weekend. If you missed the Launch live, you can check it out here.

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Fort Lauderdale Photography Classes

We are thrilled to announce that the Live Wonderful Photography classes are coming to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In partnership with the talented team at Little’s Photography, our South Florida community can bring their stories to life like never before.

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Custom Brand Photography for a Master Gardener & Organic Florist

I recently had the pleasure of photographing local master gardener, Eileen Tongson. Her passion and purpose are evident in every aspect of her business. Eileen runs a successful Floral Studio called FarmGal Flowers (FB and IG) and it’s the only one of it’s kind.

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Brand Photography Subscription for Adjectives Market

Their mission is to inspire you to create a home that you love by defining a style that is unique to you. So of course, I was immediately inspired to work with Adjectives Market when I first met an "Adjectives Member" back in the fall of 2015. After a brief brand consultation, it was clear that this home decor hidden gem of a brand was ready to spread its wings and fly!

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Orlando Bee Removal Expert Brand Photography

Bees are often seen as a nuisance or even harmful to us humans. But as many of us expand our knowledge of nature, we’re learning that bees are not only beneficial to us; they are fundament necessary for the survival of all life on earth. They are our top pollinators, our Earth's gardeners if you will. Without bees, there’d be no plants or food.

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Brand Photography for Bud’s Ultimate Fitness

As a storyteller, I’m committed to working with brands and local businesses that focus on helping the people in their communities. Rosemarie “Bud” Seiman, is one such human being. She is not only a powerhouse business owner, she’s a former Olympic Swimmer, 2-time Ironman finisher, marathon runner, and National & World record holder in the field of swimming. Ya – take that Hulk Hogan.

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Sophie Moss, USA Today Best Selling Author

I had the privilege of capturing the beautiful and talented, Sophie Moss for her headshots and portrait lifestyle photography session in Tilghman, Maryland. This photo session was way more fun than usual. It was very cold and we were both in awe of the winter light cascading across the Chesapeake Bay. Needless to say, I am thrilled with the final result and so is she!

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Meet Khye Vogt, South Florida’s Photographer and Creative Educator

Hi! I’m Khye, a father of three, creator of family memories, and your South Florida photography teacher! Photography has been such a fun road to travel. I have learned much about life and integrity through the camera. Now I am thrilled to share all that I’ve learned with you in the Live Wonderful Photography Classes.

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Meet Alicia Tardugno, Photographer and Creative Educator

Hi, I am Alicia, a funky curly haired chick from Boston, with an outgoing, artistic, and adventurous soul. Whether it’s with my camera taking photographs to capture moments in time, designing unique graphics to help brand businesses, or traveling and enjoying life’s endless adventures, I am passionate about creating with, and inspiring others.

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Meet Danielle Werner, Central Florida’s Photographer and Creative Educator

Hi, I’m Danielle, the optimistic, outgoing gal always smiling behind the camera. I love to photograph and share mission-driven stories that are creating an environmentally and socially sustainable future for all life on this planet. Home is sunny Orlando, Florida. But I’m mildly obsessed with adventure and love to shoot, teach, and explore anywhere my camera will take me.

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Lights. Camera. Action. Everywhere.

Everywhere I look I see people. Others just like me. Camera in hand, phone in the other. Looking for the light through our screens, unconscious of our real surroundings.

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