Winter time is here.
For us, that means we have been inside A LOT!
Temperatures have been down int he 12-degree area and we’ve not had any snow!
Being outside is mostly painful without the beautiful benefit of a white winter-land that should accompany such freezing cold temperatures.
Instead, we run from house to car, car to school, and from the car to the house again (unless you’re my son, Emmett, who did a polar bear plunge this morning before school).
Often, with our cameras, we immediately think that once winter hits there isn’t enough light to get a great photo.
I think the opposite is true. Being cozied up to a fire or wrapped in a blanket next to a lamp while reading a book are perfect low-light situations for an incredible photo.
The key here is not to look for ways to light a whole room to achieve this effect. You actually want to do something that would seem counter-intuitive.
Instead of turning ON all of the lights in a room, try turning OFF all of the lights in the room except the one that is right next to your subject.
Expose your photo for just that one light. Let everything else go into blackness and capture just the light that falls on the subject.
You’ll end up with something much more dramatic, cozy, wintery, and emotion filled.
**all photos in this post are iPhone