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Category Archives: Scenic

Christmas Tree Photos | Fayetteville Stedman NC Photographer

Here is my Christmas tree this year, and believe me its nothing spectacular.  We usually like a real tree, but I didn’t want to deal with the mess, and I am terribly afraid of fires, so we went fake.  Plus I hate stringing lights.  HATE.  In fact, I decided that I am going to genetically engineer a real tree that will sprout lights at maturity.  That way I have a fully disposable tree (like a real one) that is lit up (like the fake one) and the best of both worlds.  Either that or I want a huge closet to just roll it into after christmas.  But either way, we put ours up a little late this year, and its a fake one with lots of holes, not many ornaments as I have only been married for 3 years.  But doesn’t it look beautiful all lit up at night?

So to do this, here are my settings.  You’re going to need a tripod for this.  You want to set your aperature to at least 22.  Then, I set my ISO at 1000, although you can actually turn it down a bit and just leave your shutter open longer.  My shutter speed was set to 1 full second.    I don’t have a remote for my camera (need to put on Santa’s list!) so I had to manually push the button, and I got some shake, but nothing to horrible.  The wide aperature along with the slow shutter speed allows for you to get some starburst.  I could have gotten more if I left my shutter open longer, so I may try to retake this shot again.

Again, here are my settings:  ISO 1000, f22, ss 1.0

Wow, Gorgeous | Fayetteville Stedman NC Senior Photography

I had a blast today, photographing the lovely K!  Her mom had already found some awesome downtown locations for us to use, and she came equipped with her own hair and makeup guy, who was awesome!  I think I am going to hire him to be my “eyes” because he’s just great.  I couldn’t have asked for a better session–except for I wish the sun had stayed up a little longer so we could finish our shoot on a higher note.  Thanks for coming to me for your senior pictures, I couldn’t be more flattered!  I hope that you all enjoy your sneak peek!