Hey guys! I am really excited to have a guest post from the amazing Photography genius Emilie from Photo by Emilie! Today she is sharing with us a great tip for getting photos of your kids with Santa…without actually having access to Santa. Such a clever and fun idea. But I will let Emilie tell you exactly how to do it. Thanks Emilie!
All you need is a…
-Santa Hat (I found mine in the $1 bin at Target)
-Fabric for a backdrop (I used black fabric but you can use anything you have around)
-Reflector (I’ll talk more about this later in the post)
Cut a hole big enough for your hand to fit through
The perfect spot to shoot is next to an open door. You’ll notice a couple of things…
1. Notice I just draped the backdrop over the open door.
2. Notice that my Santa hand person was not blocking the light coming in the door.
3. Notice there is no direct sun coming through the door just indirect light.Here’s the image I captured…
The next images I played with a reflector as fill light. (Fill light is the light that diminishes the shadows cast by the main light.) The open door will light my subject bright on one side and leave a shadow on the other side of her face. Sometime this look is desired. A strong light and dark side makes for a more dramatic image. When you diminish the shadows by using fill light it creates a more soft image.
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!!
If you enjoyed this tip and love learning about photography and lighting then you must check out the Photo By Emilie Workshops. I offers workshops in Salt Lake and ONLINE!! I am giving you a discount of $25 off until Christmas.Discount Code “perfectgift”
Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Follow along if you like what you see here. [Read More …]
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