A few days ago I posted a picture of my Christmas tree on the A.C.P Facebook fan page, and got numerous messages on asking how I achieved the shot. A lot of you were surprised when I said there were no special backlights or tricks used. I was actually in my completely dark house, which was illuminated only by the Christmas lights on the tree and banister. Below are the details of my settings!
- Nikon D600 (RAW)
- 1250 ISO
- 1/30 Shutter Speed (Click HERE if you’re wondering what that all means!)
I used a tripod to steady the camera since I’d be shooting at a lower speed. If I would have used a remote to trigger the camera, I would have then lowered the ISO a bit and slowed down the shutter speed even more. Use that technique if you’d like the lights to look for “star-ish.”
And here goes one of my favorite ornaments on the tree. I’d stick a chandelier anywhere if I could!
I hope you guys found this helpful. I’d love to see your own tree pictures! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Holidays to you all!