Friday, December 12, 2014

Turn Your Christmas or Holiday Lights into Stars

Tip:  to make your Christmas lights twinkle like stars, set your camera for a small aperture, (big f number), and a long exposure.  You will probably have to use a tripod:



 (Check back for another light tip.)

9 comments:

Sandra said...

thank you Karen, i love that second photo. beautiful window with all those twinkling stars.

Mersad said...

This is a really great tip, that I use from time to time (when I remember it) :D Your images are stunning.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Barb said...

Oh - the dreaded tripod! But, I love the twinkles!

George said...

Your stars are beautiful.

janc@mac.com said...

The twinkles gives the photo the feel of a land in one's imagination.

Montanagirl said...

These are gorgeous!!

diane b said...

That is so neat.

Scott said...

Beautiful shots and great Lesson. Of course your high end lenses give wonderful star effects. I had to laugh at the "You'll probably have to use a tripod". I'd like to meet someone who can hand hold a camera for that length of exposure even with support.

Google must have done something because suddenly most people are back to using the human verifications thing again. I wonder if mine is doing that???

Kay Lynn Larsen said...

Love this picture with the sparkly lights. I need to start experimenting more with my camera!!