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Tips for Christmas Portraits

With it being Christmas time I wanted to share little bit about lighting. It is always tricky getting the perfect picture in front of the Christmas lights or roaring fire in the fire place. Far too often pictures are over exposed making the picture dull, or not exposed enough and the people end up black. Some times you want the people to appear like shadows but other times you want to be able to see their beautiful faces.

This is when lighting, and camera settings come into play.

Slight change to the exposure in my camera. No post processing edits.

When I am trying to take a low light photo, there are a few tips I follow…

  1. Turn off your flash unless you’re going to defuse or bounce it.
  2. Use natural window light if at all possible. YES! Choose to take them in the daylight.
  3. If you are using window light…. Turn off all overhead lights and or lamps.
  4. If its dark or no windows are working, then try changing your ISO.

When your staging a photo, Stage it as if you are coming through the window so that the window light is directly in front of the person you’re photographing. This is going to give you the most natural light and there is less of a change that you will have to edit it in post processing.

If you want to blue your background some, move the person that your shooting a few feet in front of the background that way you can change your aperture (make it larger) it changes your depth of field and create Bokeh. Bokeh is the lights on the tree becoming blurry light balls.

Try out some of these tips and let me know what you think!

With love,
Taylor

What is an Ambassador?

With it being Christmas time I wanted to share little bit about lighting. It is always tricky getting the perfect picture in front of the Christmas lights or roaring fire in the fire place. Far too often pictures are over exposed making the picture dull, or not exposed enough and the people end up black. Some times you want the people to appear like shadows but other times you want to be able to see their beautiful faces.

This is when lighting, and camera settings come into play.

Slight change to the exposure in my camera. No post processing edits.

When I am trying to take a low light photo, there are a few tips I follow…

  1. Turn off your flash unless you’re going to defuse or bounce it.
  2. Use natural window light if at all possible. YES! Choose to take them in the daylight.
  3. If you are using window light…. Turn off all overhead lights and or lamps.
  4. If its dark or no windows are working, then try changing your ISO.

When your staging a photo, Stage it as if you are coming through the window so that the window light is directly in front of the person you’re photographing. This is going to give you the most natural light and there is less of a change that you will have to edit it in post processing.

If you want to blue your background some, move the person that your shooting a few feet in front of the background that way you can change your aperture (make it larger) it changes your depth of field and create Bokeh. Bokeh is the lights on the tree becoming blurry light balls.

Try out some of these tips and let me know what you think!

With love,
Taylor

So what's in it for you?

We believe, in order for our ambassadors to truly promote and understand what it that we do at GlamMarr Studios, that they must experience a session themselves. (Its not required that they have shot with us before as they will received a complimentary shoot) We want our girls to love their sessions so much that they cant help but spread the word!

To ensure that our ambassadors are confident in recommending our services we reward them with our best selling package for their 3 month commitment to being an Ambassador.

This Includes:

A complimentary photoshoot at our private studio
Professional Hair and Makeup
Full use of our client closet
Posing and expression guidance
In person ordering session
our best selling package and album (feel free to elaborate on what that is for your studio)
The option to add more images/products if desired
A value of $4100

We believe, in order for our ambassadors to truly promote and understand what it that we do at GlamMarr Studios, that they must experience a session themselves. (Its not required that they have shot with us before as they will received a complimentary shoot) We want our girls to love their sessions so much that they cant help but spread the word!

To ensure that our ambassadors are confident in recommending our services we reward them with our best selling package for their 3 month commitment to being an Ambassador.

This Includes:

A complimentary photoshoot at our private studio
Professional Hair and Makeup
Full use of our client closet
Posing and expression guidance
In person ordering session
our best selling package and album (feel free to elaborate on what that is for your studio)
The option to add more images/products if desired
A value of $4100

With it being Christmas time I wanted to share little bit about lighting. It is always tricky getting the perfect picture in front of the Christmas lights or roaring fire in the fire place. Far too often pictures are over exposed making the picture dull, or not exposed enough and the people end up black. Some times you want the people to appear like shadows but other times you want to be able to see their beautiful faces.

This is when lighting, and camera settings come into play.

Slight change to the exposure in my camera. No post processing edits.

When I am trying to take a low light photo, there are a few tips I follow…

  1. Turn off your flash unless you’re going to defuse or bounce it.
  2. Use natural window light if at all possible. YES! Choose to take them in the daylight.
  3. If you are using window light…. Turn off all overhead lights and or lamps.
  4. If its dark or no windows are working, then try changing your ISO.

When your staging a photo, Stage it as if you are coming through the window so that the window light is directly in front of the person you’re photographing. This is going to give you the most natural light and there is less of a change that you will have to edit it in post processing.

If you want to blue your background some, move the person that your shooting a few feet in front of the background that way you can change your aperture (make it larger) it changes your depth of field and create Bokeh. Bokeh is the lights on the tree becoming blurry light balls.

Try out some of these tips and let me know what you think!

With love,
Taylor

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