Tag Archives: Megan Dill

Vintage Lenses: why these 3 photographers love them

by Brandy Jaggers, Jodie Carson, and Megan Dill
Have you ever been curious about using non-native lenses on a modern day camera? Brandy Jaggers, Jodie Carson, and Megan Dill are here today to share their love of vintage glass!
Brandy Jaggers:
I have to admit…I have a bit of an obsession with vintage lenses. There’s just something magical about the images captured with old glass. I’ve been collecting vintage lenses for my Fuji X-E1 for the last year and actually prefer to shoot(…)

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megan dill’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Megan Dill sharing what she loves!
megan dill’s favorite things

1. Fuji X-Series cameras: The Fuji X-E2 has changed my photography.  The image quality is outstanding, and it is just a blast to shoot with in(…)

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personal photo project: preparing for birth

Personal Photography Project of Megan Dill

preparing for birth

What is/was your personal project and what inspired you to start it?
My personal project involves a therapeutic series of self-portraits taken during my second pregnancy.  I had completed a self-portrait personal project following the unexpected death of my mother the previous year, and was surprised by their therapeutic power.

My birth experience with my first son was not the one I had planned or envisioned.  After hoping and planning for a natural birth, I had(…)

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interview with megan dill

Happy New Year friends!  Let’s start this year off with a huge congratulations to January’s CMpro of the Month, the incredibly talented Megan Dill! Let’s kick this year off with an interview with Megan!
january cmpro of the month | megan dill

by Elicia Graves

Hi Megan!  A big congrats to you on being January’s CMpro of the month.  Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your photographic journey?
Hello, and thank you so much!  This is such a huge honor for(…)

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a day in the life | megan dill

A Day In The Life with Megan Dill

Since becoming a stay-at-home-mom when my 3-month-old was born this past summer, I’ve been reveling in spending quality time with both of my boys.  It was a bit too cold to play outside this day, so we had plenty of fun indoors.  A trip to the local library, time in our “school room”, yummy snacks, and lounging by the Christmas tree comprised our slow-paced day.  I can get used to this!

Megan Dill, New York
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tips for square composition

by Megan Dill
Square format photography seems to be all the rage, thanks in part to the popularity of Instagram and toy film cameras such as the Holga and Diana.  The 1:1 aspect ratio imparts a profound sense of simplicity and stability into images.  The viewer’s eye tends to gravitate towards the center of the frame, and takes in everything holistically instead of traveling from left to right, which is frequently the case with 35mm DSLR photographs with their 3:2 aspect(…)

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megan dill’s photography journey

My Photography Journey by Megan Dill
My photography journey began in late 2007 when I first picked up a DSLR.  I shot in full auto with my kit lens and a nifty fifty for a little over a year before enrolling in an evening course at a local community college to learn how to shoot in manual mode.  Inspired by several “momtographer” blogs, I was eager to capture my future family in a similar fashion.  In late 2009 my husband and I(…)

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approaching a photo walk

The 2013 ClickinWalk is coming up but have you wondered if it’s right for you or not?  Most of us are used to shooting portraits and street photography can feel a bit intimidating but today we have CMpros Megan Dill, Justine Knight, and Stacey Vukelj sharing their insights on participating in a photo walk.  They all joined in on the New York City ClickinWalk last year (all images in this post were taken during that walk) and are looking forward(…)

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a peek inside | megan dill

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today we have Megan Dill.  Megan is an incredible photographer with a knack for stunning low light photography.  We are thrilled to have her on the CM team and thrilled to have her here on the CMblog today!
a peek inside | megan dill

1. Canon 5D Mark III: Oh how I love its focus system and low-light capabilities. The perfect camera.

2. Mamiya c330: First medium format(…)

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low-light and high ISO

by Megan Dill
Winter.  If you’re like me, you work a long day out of the home, departing as the sun is coming up and returning after sundown.  You would think that this would impose extreme limits on your ability to take meaningful daily photographs.  I beg to differ—winter is a wonderful time to push yourself creatively by pushing your camera to extremes by cranking up your ISO!

ISO is one third of the exposure triangle, which is also comprised of aperture(…)

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