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Michelle - "It was so easy.
I didn't have to do anything but pick up the phone and call you."

Katherine - "I really thought we had
nice Christmas lights until I over
heard my neighbor say my holiday
lighting was a 'neighborhood
embarrassment'.

I can't tell you how that made me
feel. I began to imagine what my friends thought but were too
polite to say.

I sure am glad I called you. You did a GREAT job! Our lights are very "tasteful" now, they're perfect."

Thomas - "We received 'Home of the Month' honors from our H.O.A."

Jack - "..he didn't give us a 'sales pitch'. We called other Christmas light installers, but no one else gave us the same level of service as Brant. We're really happy with our choice."

Gus - "Friendly. Very dependable. Our Christmas lights look great."


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"..he didn't give us a 'sales pitch'. We called other Christmas light installers, but no one else gave us
the same level of service as Brant."


OK, You've Called the Christmas Light Installers,
and Now You're Eager To Take Some Really Great
Holiday Lighting Photographs of Your Home...


"Here Are A Few Simple Tips So You Can
Photograph Christmas Lights and Get Picture
Perfect Results This Holiday Season"


When photographers talk about balancing light, it usually means balancing
ambient with flash. But getting a good photograph of holiday lights involves
a different kind of balancing act:

You've got to balance continuous ambient light with fading ambient light.

Here's the problem: The problem with 98% of the photos of Christmas lights
is that most people wait until way too late to start shooting. Unfortunately, once it's dark outside, you can either have the lights or the surroundings properly exposed. But not both.

The secret is to find the sweet spot where the ambient light and the Christmas lights balance.

Understanding this will ensure that your photos are way better than those
of your neighbors. And the good news is, you don't need a high-end camera
for great results. In fact, you can use a very inexpensive digital camera and
do just fine. You don't even need flash. It all comes down to what time of the
day you shoot (and a couple of other little tricks).

Here's How To Do It:

step 1) Be properly prepared. You'll be shooting in the range of a quarter second to a full second at twilight, so hand holding is out of the question.

A shakey camera will leave you with disappointing blurred images, so you
will need a tripod or a beanbag to steady your camera.

step 2) Arrive early. The best time to get the shot is before it's totally dark.

Arriving around sunset will give you time to plan your shot before the good
light happens. You'll have to turn the lights on a bit early since most people don't flip them on until the good light is already gone.

step 3) Compose your photo in such a way as to include as much sky
as possible in the background. Shooting from a low position can help.

Even better: If you have your choice of shooting direction, shoot into the afterglow of the evening sky.

step 3. Once you get your picture framed, set your camera's white balance to "tungsten," as if you were shooting indoors without flash. All of those little lights are tungsten balanced. As a bonus, the tungsten setting will turn your afterglow sky royal blue once your light balances out. The sky will look great - even if it is a cloudy evening. And your lights will gleam crystal white -- or whatever color they are supposed to be.

step 4) Now, wait for the light to happen.

HERE'S A TIP: A light (or reflective) foreground, like snow, or a puddle (or the roof of a car) can give nice foreground interest. See what you can find.

step 5) Shoot a test shot every 30 seconds or so. At first, you'll be exposing for the sky and the lights will appear unimpressive. Check the back
of your camera after each shot and watch the Christmas lights appear to "come up" as the ambient light level goes down. As the light level changes, your camera will record each shot differently, so shoot away.

Somewhere in between sunset and full dark, magic will happen, and the Christmas lights and the ambient light will mix beautifully. You'll have
about a 10-minute window which will give you a nice series of subtly different lighting variations. Remembering to keep your camera as still as
possible while shooting through the transition of light. You don't have much time, so take lots of photos. You can delete the duds later.

Incidentally, this time of day is when the architectural photographers make the big bucks. And they're smart enough to tell everyone in their
subject building to leave the lights on that night, too.

Your light will fade very quickly. You will know it is gone when your photos start looking like the "bad light" photos you used to take.

Now, put your camera away. You still have a few minutes to enjoy the scene with your eyes. The human eye has the remarkable ability to compress a large dynamic range into a scene your brain can process. Just relax, soak it in and enjoy how great your home looks all lit up
for the holidays.

This is one of the few times that both shooting pictures and enjoying the moment do not conflict with each other.

 

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