Category Archives: Christmas Portraits

Christmas Portraits 2017

Making a family portrait is fun and special. You might think it’s not organic because you had to make an appointment but the fun is real and that makes the expression real and that makes it intentional family time. It will be a portrait you’ll cherish for generations.

And, if you need one, plan to get a headshot while your here, too!

   

Christmastime in Leavenworth

There’s something more interesting to me than just the Christmas lights when I see  this series of photos we took in Leavenworth on Tuesday night.  Look at the sky.

The last two, something appears in the sky over the hotel. What is it?

The first image, I’m testing my exposure (and i have to say that I was extremely proud of myself because it looks pretty good). However I didn’t set the auto timer long enough and you can see my arm streaked in the lower right corner.  And the flash didn’t go off either. Notice there is nothing visible in the sky.

In the second shot, I did manage to get into the frame but didn’t stand still the entire 5 seconds.

Third shot, we did really well, but a water drop is on the lens right on top of us.  This is also the frame when the light streaks start to appear in the sky over the hotel.

Last frame, nailed it. (four tries, not too bad) – and the streaks are higher and smaller than in the third frame.  Each frame was 5 seconds and in between were probably 20 or 30 seconds to check the photo and recompose. It was about 10:30pm, December 16, 2014

 

 

First Frame, Flash didn't go - notice there are no streaks in the sky over the hotel
First Frame, Flash didn’t go – notice there are no streaks in the sky over the hotel
Night Photography
Second Frame, exposure is pretty good but we didn’t realize how still we needed to be.
Looks pretty Good, but a couple rain drops are on the lens. I wipe them off. Notice the streaks in the sky behind us over the hotel?
Looks pretty Good, but a couple rain drops are on the lens. I wipe them off. Notice the streaks in the sky behind us over the hotel?
Best and final shot, lighting is great, we didn't move. It's not raining. And the streaks over the hotel are diminishing.
Best and final shot, lighting is great, we didn’t move. It’s not raining. And the streaks over the hotel look like they’ve floated up higher.

B.O.G.O. SALE ends DEC 6

Choose up to three poses to put on your cards – Cards are printed front and back, two pics one side and one large on the front and get double the cards for the price!

Art setup approval no later than 3pm Dec 6th to be able to get the deal.

If you received a post card from me, the paper type is called, “watercolor” it has a cotton paper feel to it and the print is a “matte” finish.  If you’d like 50 cards with your Christmas Portraits on them, check out this great deal. It runs through Dec 6th, so get in for your portraits in the next day or two and lets getter done.  Cards are also available in the regular “smooth” card stock which is a thicker card than the watercolor paper with a more of a sheen.  Pearlized paper is also available, it has a slight shimmer and is 15% more than the regular papers.

All cards come with envelopes.  Please specify if you’d like your return address pre printed on the envelopes.

BOGO Card Sale