Xmas lights photography tutorial

Xmas lights photography tutorial



5 simple tips to take better photographs of decorations and lights during the holiday season. All video and images shot on TAMRON lenses.

What time of day is best? What ISO? What else should be considered?

HO HO HO!

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Matt Granger says:

I hope your PC is waterproof buddy

Matt Granger says:

thanks buddy – may make it to florida for aworkshop in 2013. hope to see you

Hi Matt, thanks for this (and in general). I made some shots based on your tips. goo.glG1zn Take care!


hohoho! hahahaahaha!

Matt Granger says:

Thanks Pousing – welcome to the channel

looking forward to more awesome videos. *thums up*

Terry Hosea says:

@thatnikonguy i still dont understand how to balance exposure between apperture, shutter speed and iso.. can you give me some tips Matt? I know im a nooby ._.

Its called 'Christmas' please have some respect.

When you say tungsten white balance don't you mean incandescent?

Good tips! Thanks for some laughs too Matt!

Matt Granger says:

pleasure – great to hear from you bud

Max Golden says:

I live in Columbia, Missouri, USA. I found this, and your other videos to be interesting and well done. Keep up the good work. Max

Wayne Hewitt says:

Very clever HO HO HO.. Keep up the good work.


Kunal Jain says:

wish you could have uploaded the video when i was celebrating diwali! great video!


mrpownun00b says:

I'm getting an entry level dslr and starting photography and getting it for Christmas so happy

just what I was looking for!!!

Love your ho ho hos! lol!

Lazerrus says:

The problem I have ran across is finding homes where people turn on the lights before dark :(

Matt Granger says:

I find the streets where all the houses are doing it – tend to go on early, as they know a lot of traffic will come through and want to be ready early each day.

What is a "warming brush"?


Did u say whore whore whore ?

Matt Granger says:

in lightroom, choose brush, choose the colour/temp to correct. Maybe worth a video?

Ah. I don't have lightroom. I use camera raw and photoshop. I would like to see some editing videos done by you.

Matt Granger says:

I have done some – mostly very specific like portrait editing and 'tiny planet'

I'm missing out! I'll watch them ASAP.
Your wedding videos are awesome. I've been able to really streamline my workflow, thanks to you! 

Scott B says:

In Camera Raw you can use the adjustment brush to paint on "temperature" adjustments. Move the temperature slider slightly to the right, paint, then move the slider more if needed.

Since my post, I have updated my camera raw and found that little jewel!

Got to have a hobby,right! nice presentation great tips,thanks for the laugh as well.

ho ho holerious!! And its a cool idea to put bird on a top of xmas tree and let the bird "decorate"! Thank you for great tips and great loughs.

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