How to Take Stunning Photos of Your Christmas Tree (Bonus Post)

by SomeGirl on November 30, 2011 · 11 comments

Wow! I found this AWESOME post today on Pinterest: Taking Glowing Pics of the Tree and had some fun trying it out… if only I hadn’t broken my 50mm lens last night. {whimper}

Her pictures were AMAZING! (see them here)

Her’s were shot at 1.8 (which made the lights STUNNING) and the lowest aperture I could get with my lens was 4.0.

I wish I could have tried it with a lower f-stop (aperture), but I think the look is still SO nice! So nice that I just had to share this tip with YOU… a bonus photography Wednesday post!

 

ISO 6400 f/4.0 shutter speed 1/15

Set your ISO to its highest setting

your aperture to its lowest setting

and your shutter speed around 1/30.

See today’s post on aperture or an earlier post on Manual Mode for further details on these settings.

 
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{ 11 comments }

Cherie

Wish I could try this out, but my tree isn’t up yet! Probably won’t get to that until after my Haiti trip. I’ll come back and learn it again!! Very cool technique.

SomeGirl

I’m so glad you’re back and can’t wait to hear how the trip was! Sounds like it was a life-changer!

Patti

Sooo pretty. And it looks like I am just going to have to bite the bullet and get that lens! ;-)

SomeGirl

It’s the best $100 you’ll spend on your camera equipment! You’ll LOVE it!!

aplaceforthoughts

What a great photo! Beautiful tree! Going to check out the pinterest link now!

SomeGirl

Thank you! Do you pin? I’d love to follow your boards! :)

Beth@UnskinnyBoppy

Aw, thank you so much for your kind words! Your pics are great! I’d love for you to link up to the Show your Glow link party. :) Thanks again for the link love and the compliments. http://unskinnyboppy.blogspot.com/2011/11/show-your-glow-christmas-tree-link.html

SomeGirl

How sweet of you to stop by and comment… thank you for the wonderful tutorial! I’ll stop by and link up in just a minute. :)

Becky H

I’ve ALWAYS wondered how to do this! Thanks so much! Stop by & see me: http://cinderelladuty.blogspot.com!

SomeGirl

Love your messy home tour! :)

Beth@UnskinnyBoppy

Thanks for linking up to the party! :)

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