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    Christmas Card Photo Ideas: simple seasonal still life photography at home

    | Photography Tips | 05/12/2012 11:26am
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    Lighting your Christmas still life photography

     

    Christmas Card Photo Ideas: lighting your still life photography

    If you are shooting during the day you can use window light for your still life photography.

    The good news for this time of year is that the light from a window on an overcast day is perfect because it’s nice and soft and there are no harsh shadows.

    Alternatively, you can use an ordinary desk lamp to light the scene with a reflector (a piece of white card works well) on the opposite side to bounce some light back into the shadows.

    Another option that works well is to use a torch to paint light over your subject during a long exposure.

    PAGE 1: What makes for good Christmas card photo ideas
    PAGE 2: Choosing the right background for your Christmas card photo ideas
    PAGE 3: Lighting your Christmas still life photography
    PAGE 4: Setting up your camera
    PAGE 5: Use Live View for your Christmas still lifes
    PAGE 6: Best white balance settings for your Christmas card photo ideas
    PAGE 7: Best exposure settings

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    Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 11:26 am under Photography Tips.

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