Happy Valentine's Day! I'm sharing some personal photos of My Lil Valentines over on the Kristin Tatem Photography blog today! But for my BPC Valentines, I am sharing a behind the scenes peek at the lighting for these pictures along with some tips for shooting indoors! As I mentioned in our last behind the scenes post, when I was first learning photography, I loved seeing “pullback” shots, giving a behind the scenes peek of how the image was created. These were shot in our bedroom with only a tiny window of light. My manual camera settings were f/2.8, shutter speed 1/250 and ISO 1000.
Three Tips for Shooting Indoors
- Let the light in: Open all blinds and curtains (even doors if its warm enough outside).
- All Natural: Turn off all overhead lighting and lamps so you are working 100% with natural lighting. Mixed lighting can cause weird shadows as well as color issues.
- Find the light: Notice where the light streams in your home (not the bright harsh sun, but soft diffused light) and place your subject there.
If you want to learn more on how to take better pictures of your kids, we have local and online photography classes to teach you everything you need to know! Online classes can be taken anytime, anywhere and our local classes are offered in Lexington, KY a few times a year. Our next class is scheduled for April 12 but registration will not go live until the end of February. These spots go fast (our last class sold out in 24 hours) - so make sure to sign up for our email list if you want registration details.