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Darlene Hildebrandt
Works at dPS as Managing Editor. Digital Photo Mentor as photography teacher, tutor, mentor, workshop leader. With Burwell School of Photography as instructor. Also works at being a world traveller whenever possible, perpetual student of something (currently blogging and Spanish), self professed internet and Google+ junkie. Her vision is to use her talents to share a passion for photography with others, and in doing so expand their world and creativity, especially the 40+ crowd and those who doubt they can be creative; have no time; feel they're past their prime learning years - all handled by Darlene in a sensitive and encouraging way.
Attended Nait Photography, Facebook 101, G+ university and LIFE!
Lives in Edmonton, Canada but is a student and child of the world.
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Top 30 Articles of All Time on Digital Photo Mentor - In this round-up of the top 30 articles on Digital Photo Mentor of all time, you will find some great nuggets of helpful information. Read them all or bookmark your favorites for later, and find out wat new adventure I'm taking on!
In this round-up of the top 30 articles on Digital Photo Mentor of all time, you will find some great nuggets of helpful information.
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How to See in Monochrome and Create Good Black and White Images
Knowing how to see in black and white is a skill you can develop. Here are 7 tips to help you master shooting in monochrome.
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Happy Holidays 2016 - Wishing you a happy holiday, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or another other celebration you honor this season. May you have the best of times with family and friends.
Wishing you a happy holiday, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or another other celebration you honor this season. May you have the best of times with family and friends.
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Travel Photography Photo Examples and Tips in Practice - Enjoy this set of images from my recent photo tour to Nicaragua and some tips you can take from them to apply to your photography.
Here are some images from my recent photo tour to Nicaragua and some tips you can take from them to apply to your photography.
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5 Travel Photography Tips to Help You Come Home with Better Photos
Even if you do not do travel photography, or have the opportunity - you can apply these 5 tips to help you take better photos any time.
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Gratitude – November Photography Challenge - This month we're going to do something a little different. Yes, it's still a photography challenge but you'll get so much more than that out of it if you participate. Gratitude and appreciation of what you have in your life.
This month we're doing something a little different. It's still about photography but you'll get so much more than that if you participate.
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30 Minutes – January Photography Challenge - This month's photography challenge is one you can do anywhere, with any camera, regardless of your skill level, and it only takes 30 minutes! Get some fresh air, put on your walking shoes and get out there to take some photos. All you need is a camera, walking shoes, and half an hour of your time.
This month's photography challenge is one you can do anywhere, with any camera, regardless of your skill level, and it only takes 30 minutes!
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Happy New Year and Goal Setting for 2017 - Happy New Year 2017 - here's hoping it's a good one for you. To help you with that plan here are some tips for goal setting.
Happy New Year 2017 - here's hoping it's a good one for you. To help you with that plan here are some tips for goal setting.
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Review: Lightroom Made Easy Online Course by Phil Steele - If you are looking for a good Lightroom course, look no further. I personally recommend Lightroom Made Easy by Phil Steele - read to see why.
If you are looking for a good Lightroom course, look no further. I personally recommend Lightroom Made Easy by Phil Steele - read to see why.
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5 More Travel Photography Tips to Improve Your Images - In this continuation from last week, here are 5 more travel photography tips that can help you improve your images, whether you travel or not.
In this continuation of the first 5 from last week, here are 5 more travel photography tips that can help you improve your images.
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Why you Must Have a Focal Point in Your Images - Making sure you have a strong focal point in your images is crucial to their success. Here are some composition tips and example images to help you.
Making sure you have a strong focal point in your images is crucial to their success. Here are some tips and examples to help you.
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Photography Hacks to Help You Save Money - Photography is an expensive hobby and it's really easy to get carried away buying more "stuff". So I thought I'd find some photography hacks to help you save money. These are accessories and gadgets that you can make at home or non-photography items get cheaply from non-camera stores.
Photography is an expensive hobby, it's easy to get carried away buying
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Photography tutor, workshop leader, travel enthusiast, and person that can help you take better photos!
Introduction
I've been a photographer for over 26 years and gone through many incarnations of myself in this industry.  Now, I'm dedicated to helping ordinary people like you learn how to use your SLR, to take better photos, and to really enjoy what you're doing.  

I am a photography educator leading workshops through Burwell School of Photography in Edmonton, AB and also offer online courses, free articles, and photography travel tours through my site Digital Photo Mentor.

Currently we are taking bookings for Nicaragua photo tour in November 2014, and a photography tour to Cuba for January 2015.  If you live in the U.S. and want to come, it IS possible - ask me how!  If you live anywhere else - it's easy. 1 days in the country, we see 3 very different areas, do some dancing, ride classic cars, and just having a great time!  

If you want to get in touch please contact me here!
Bragging rights
I could say a lot of "blah, blah, blah" stuff here about awards, degrees and professional accomplishments but you don't really want to hear that stuff do you? Didn't think so! My biggest bragging rights are when my students say stuff like this: " After two classes I was able to apply everything I learned in those classes and take a photo in the pitch dark of an old beaten up truck in the bush and make it look cool. Every time I open the photo I think, "Wow I took that!".
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  • Nait Photography, Facebook 101, G+ university and LIFE!
    Photography, 1986 - 1988
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  • dPS as Managing Editor. Digital Photo Mentor as photography teacher, tutor, mentor, workshop leader. With Burwell School of Photography as instructor. Also works at being a world traveller whenever possible, perpetual student of something (currently blogging and Spanish), self professed internet and Google+ junkie. Her vision is to use her talents to share a passion for photography with others, and in doing so expand their world and creativity, especially the 40+ crowd and those who doubt they can be creative; have no time; feel they're past their prime learning years - all handled by Darlene in a sensitive and encouraging way.
    Managing Editor, 2013 - present
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Ask a working photographer to recommend a camera, and 90% of the time he or she will suggest the model sitting in his or her own camera bag.

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I am selling a limited run of 50 signed copies of my image to pay for my dogs surgery. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fun

TWiP 382- Ello, Anyone There?
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This week, Jeffrey Totaro & Darlene Hildebrandt join Frederick to talk about the new social network on the block - Ello. Plus GoPro adds new

Portrait Lighting Patterns a Free Lesson from our new Portrait Lighting ...
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Want a free preview of one of the lessons inside our new Portrait Lighting on Location course? Here's your chance to see what the course is

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31 Things I Learned From 31 Months Of Nonstop Travel - Mike Hrostoski
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Today I’ll receive the keys to a huge two bedroom condo just minutes from the beach in Carlsbad, CA. I’m moving in with this woman who I lov

Six Tips for Getting the Best Quality Images Every Time
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If you want to get the best quality images from your digital camera, these six tips will help.

What Lens Should I Buy Next, & Other FAQs About Cameras
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Taken with a simple 50mm f/1.8 lens and reversal ring. Could it be sharper? Sure. But is it still fun and cheap – yes!