Photography how to: create star bursts

Oooooh, bright shiny lights. I love how the tree is glowing and the lights are bursting, don’t you? I’m going to talk you through how you can take a picture of your family’s tree (if you have one). You will need a basic understanding of photography, you’ll need to understand shutter speed, but that’s notContinue reading “Photography how to: create star bursts”

How to: create a holiday silhouette

A year or so ago, I typed up a post about silhouettes but because Word Press is sort of the devil, it got eaten and is lost in the pits of internet mystery. So here goes with Take 2: Holiday Silhouette. Long story short– expose for your tree lights, focus on your people, under exposingContinue reading “How to: create a holiday silhouette”

Photography HOW TO: photograph fireworks!

** originally published July 2016*** Ah, the Fourth of July. Picnics, parties, beer, and brats (that’s bratwurst, not BRATS, well… hopefully not brats 😉  ) And of course, there are fireworks. I’m sure there’s a long and delightful history about why we Americans light up the skies with fireworks and you’re welcome to Google that informationContinue reading “Photography HOW TO: photograph fireworks!”

Photography how-to– adjusting settings for DARK rooms

I asked over on my Facebook page if anyone had some photography questions I could help with. One of the respondents said that she was having trouble with her pictures coming out dark and in some cases, blurry. This is a pretty common complaint so I’m going to talk about a few things that may help you getContinue reading “Photography how-to– adjusting settings for DARK rooms”

How to: create that twinkle light backdrop

So, a little while ago, I told you not to wrap your kid in holiday lights but to instead try something like this set-up, which is good advice and you should totally take it.   But… maybe you don’t know *how* to do such a thing! No worries, I can help you get started. YouContinue reading “How to: create that twinkle light backdrop”