Thursday, December 11, 2014

St. George LDS (Mormon) Temple at Christmas

St. George Temple

Tip for shooting outdoor Christmas and Holiday Lights:  
Instead of waiting until dark, shoot about 15-30 minutes after sunset. Think twilight or dusk.  Instead of having a boring black sky, you will have a beautiful deep blue sky as a backdrop to the colorful lights.

(Two more tips to follow on how to make your Christmas light photos more eye catching and interesting.)

10 comments:

janc@mac.com said...

It almost looks like a storybook picture!

diane b said...

The lighting of the Temple is lovely even without the Christmas lights. Looking forward to more tips.

Mersad said...

Absolutely stunning photography.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

George said...

What a gorgeous photo. The background sky is perfect, and I look forward to your other tips.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Spectacular. How about a tip on how you keep people out of the way of your picture taking.

Sandra said...

stunning, the building and the photo. so beautiful

Barb said...

Thank you for this tip. I don't do much night photography. I dislike using my tripod!

What Karen Sees said...

John, when I shoot Christmas lights on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, there are hoards of people everywhere and it is almost impossible to get a shot like this. Here in St. George, Utah, however, (a much smaller community), there were very few people around, even at this early time of evening. Lucky me!

What Karen Sees said...

Barb, I hear you! I also dislike using a tripod, and I fought with it the whole time I was shooting last night. But I put up with it when necessary to get the look I'm after.

Felicia said...

lovely image Karen.