Thursday, December 05, 2013


Wow. Taking pictures of lights is REALLY hard.

I'd like to pretend that my results can be blamed on minimal research beforehand and the stubborn refusal to get out the tripod, but mostly I think the problem is lack of artistic vision.

Dude.  If I can't line the cute little bar up in the middle of my viewfinder, I pretty much fail at photography.  Don't get me wrong.  I still enjoy myself.  But the results?  Meh.

Anyway, I have many, many weeks to practice.  For now you'll get three options to choose from.  And why are we choosing?  I have no idea, people.  I just live here, okay?  Less talking, more photos:

 Was it too light in my living room?  Is less light the key?  Bestow your wisdom upon me, photo knowledge peoples!

Linking up with Clan Donaldson's Theme Thursday: LIGHTS.  Go check out the mo' bettahs.

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  2. A Good shallow depth of field
    B Nice blur
    C Nice star
    D Try a polarizing filter

  3. Eh, they all look nice but I am diggin' b. I think it all depends on what you're going for as to if you want more or less light. #notatallhelpful

  4. I really like the second one....I think it is very artistic and you got just hte right amount of light. But, I am far from being a photography expert.

  5. I like B, I think it's mostly personal preference...eye of the beholder and all.

  6. I like B as well. I like the narrow depth of field and the composition is a little less cluttered; in addition I think picture A is slightly overexposed and picture C is underexposed - but my expertise ends there! As for composition none really adheres to the rule of thirds or (better) the Golden Ratio - that is always a good place to start if you're not sure. I'm sure you could do something awesome with tree lights and the Golden Ratio (

  7. I like A. That being said, I have no sense of style and I know less than nothing about photography. I just think it's pretty.

  8. What were your manual settings, Dwija? If you bump down the fstop, to say 2.4, you'll get some really cool bokeh shots. Here's one of my favorite photog resources. Kristen is awesome!

  9. I think maybe your room was too light for the look that I think you might be going for? You want a super dark room and your ISO cranked high as it can go. Here's a great simple tutorial:

  10. B. I think you're right that the room was too light. Try it again in full dark see what you get. It is pretty, though!

  11. I like A but I'm not a photographer... I have trouble getting Cupcakes in the center on my phone pictures...



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