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  • How do I take it?

    I've been asked to take some Christmas photos for a member of my family.

    We are trying to mimic this image:



    I have a Canon t3i with a kit lens 18-135.

    I have no idea on what settings to use or how I can recreate the shot especially with the Christmas tree lights.

    Can you offer me some tips on how I can recreate this photo? I need tips on lighting, aperature, shutter speed, ISO etc.

    Thanks so much.

  • #2
    I am not seeing an image.
    Flickr stream.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34094515@N00/

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    • #3
      How's about now:

      http://www.facebook.com/ajax/messagi...C8LqzElnVKxIIO

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      • #4
        Not seeing anything except a white screen,
        Flickr stream.
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/34094515@N00/

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        • #5
          http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...94589111_n.jpg

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          • #6
            It may be a composite of two photographs.

            #1 Long exposure shot of the boy sitting on the floor.
            #2 A photograph showing bokeh (the out of focus light circles)

            Pic #2 is composted to the wall using layer masking.
            Flickr stream.
            http://www.flickr.com/photos/34094515@N00/

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            • #7
              Not necessarily, could be a long exposure with an extremely low powered, rear curtain synced flash.
              www.katiagphoto.com/
              Katia G Photo on Facebook

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              • #8
                Definitely a composite because the light on the floor around the fairy lights doesn't match the light on the wall. Nice job but a pretty big PS job has been done to get this balanced. BTW, it must be a compsite because that is bokeh on the wall not flair, therefore to create it, there must be lights in the distance to get the bokeh, but it's a solid wall ;-)
                Jeff Smith

                Some of my stuff on Flickr

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                • #9
                  +3 for the composite theory.
                  Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
                  but by the moments that take our breath away...


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