Welcome to the 15th day of our Advent Calendar. Today we have some tips from our Photography Rep, and member of Dartford Flower Club, Pauline Pearce. Pauline has two tips for us so do scroll down to see them both
Pauline's First Tip: Many of us put our Christmas trees in our windows so that they can be enjoyed from inside and out which is lovely. However, if you want to include your tree in photographs then think about your lighting. If you take photos directly into the light or the sun then the foreground can be very dark or the light behind can over expose part of the picture. Try to position yourself with the light coming in from your side, from behind you, or if this is not possible then consider closing the curtains or blinds behind your tree.
In the first example taken into the light the background of this little tree is over exposed and some of the definition around the top of the tree is lost. The strong light also detracts from the tree itself. In the second image the light comes from behind the photographer and you can see the tree in more detail.
This little tree has been designed and made by Betty Taylor, Dartford Floral Club, in aid of Kent Air Ambulance.
Pauline's Second Tip: When photographing your floral designs remember to quickly check the background. In this example you can see that the curtains in the background of the first image detract from the beautiful design. This design was created by Betty Taylor of Dartford Flower Club
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