The Secret to Taking Bright, Beautiful Photos.

April 27, 2019

The Secret to Taking Bright, Beautiful Photos.

Wanna know the secret to bright, beautiful photos? Well then, keep reading cause I’m gonna break it down for ya. 😊⠀

One of the easiest ways to take a bright photo is to use light objects as the focus of the image. I KNOW this sounds elementary, but you would be surprised at how easy it is to get off track when you are in the middle of a photoshoot. ⠀

When I know I want to take an easy, breezy image I set up my scene with three important things:⠀

1. I use elements that are light in color. This could be a neutral colored outfit (think cream, mauve, blush or light blue) or a prop that is light in color. Those gorgeous vases in the photo above are a great example. If I would have taken a photo of all dark blue or heavily saturated colors, the overall brightness of the image would be limited. ⠀

2. Nice, even light. Notice I didn’t say it had to be bright light. It just needs to be even and give you enough light to properly expose the entire image. This means avoiding heavy shadows, or partial shade (where part of the photo is in the shade and the rest is in the bright sun). It is important to look for ways to position your subject (prop or person) in a way that will allow the light to hit them evenly. All of this work creates an amazing canvas for your light source. Allowing you a chance to illuminate the subject and create a proper edit later.⠀

3. Edit your photos. Again, it may sound very silly to say this, but editing really makes the image come to life! 🤩 Anytime you apply a preset you will want to adjust the exposure. It’s like opening up the blinds on a bright, sunny day. Bumping up the exposure instantly fills the image with sunshine!⠀

What about you? Can I answer any questions you may have about taking a bright photo? Pop them in the comments below and we can keep chatting about it. I’m always happy to help!





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