and then she snapped: wordless wednesday, but with words

wordless wednesday, but with words

Oh hi!

Simple tips for shooting your Christmas tree:

1. tripod
2. low ISO
3. wide aperture (small number)
4. slow shutter speed (start at 1/2 second and adjust to taste)
ISO 100 | f/3.5 | 1"

I don't really "get" wordless wednesday. So around here words are totally ok, and actually encouraged! So if you like words too and want to link up your wordless wednesday, but with words, please do. And if it's Thursday by the time you get around to it, well heck, that's ok too.

Link up below and with some of my favorite wordless wednesday hostesses: project alicia, the paper mama, and naptime momtog. I'm also showing off my tree at Thrifty Decor Chic's Christmas Tree Party!
and then, she {snapped}

35 comments:

  1. I think im gonna try this this weekend! :)

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  2. I think Christmas is tens times more fun this year since really learning how to use my camera! Great shot :)

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  3. What a beautiful tree! Great, easy-to-follow tips too! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up. Have a great day! :)

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  4. Thank you for putting this out there, plain and simple! I'm going to try some pretty night-time Christmas tree shots this week!

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  5. Utteryly gorgeous! And that is photographic proof of why I insist on only white lights at least every other year (my husband sticks to his guns about the colored lights too...)

    Love the glow!

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  6. I just picked out my tripod, def need to order it by Christmas!

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  7. I'm getting our tree this weekend, which I might add, is no small feat as I live in sleepy, costal Japan, and I'm so excited to take tree pictures. Thanks for the tips!

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  8. Nice job with the setting! Great capture!

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  9. Pretty tree, pretty picture...and pretty nice of you to share your secrets with us!!

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  10. beautiful and thanks for the "how to"!

    I also love the wall collage of picture frames! Inspirational!

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  11. Your tree looks fantastic! I am going to try your tips- the ones that I took looked like a blurry snowman on the run!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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  12. So pretty - I need to photograph mine already!

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  13. Great tips! And beautiful photo! Love your tree!

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  14. So pretty! I don't have a tripod (I asked Santa) so I will have to make a fake one to try out these tips! :)

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  15. Ohh thank you thank you!!! You break it down so well!! I can't wait to try it :)

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  16. Ok, so here is an instance when you would want to use 100 ISO! Yay! Honestly I am still trying to work out the ISO stuff. I tend to shoot in 400 most of the time. But here is a superb example of why I need to branch {no pun intended ;)} out and try other speeds. The tree is fabulous and I love how crisp a shot it is too! Thanks so much for a great tip! And for your weekly awesome hosting skills. :D

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  17. So cool. I need to break out my tripod and do it like this.

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  18. Beautiful photo and an even more beautiful tree! Thanks for sharing the info! Happy WW!

    http://thegreenhouseboutique.blogspot.com

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  19. Love it!! I still need to get a good picture of my tree. It's on the agenda, though!

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  20. Thank you so much for the tips! I just got a tripod and haven't used it yet, so now I am excited to take a picture of my tree!

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  21. Great tip! I will definitely have to try it.

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  22. Or you can close the aperture up to around f/18 or so and use a really long shutter speed and wind up with little tiny starbursts all over the tree. That's pretty too. :)

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  23. I think I'm going to have to learn to use my camera! LOL.

    (I've never claimed to have photographic talent. At. All.)

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  24. What a perfect tree! :) You are very lucky. Haha... I wish we had some space for a full sized tree... someday, someday :)

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  25. Thanks for the tips. Beautiful tree and shot.

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  26. Pretty tree and GREAT tips! I am going home and trying them out tonight as the pics I took came out blurry. Can't wait to see what happens!

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  27. BEAUTIFUL!!! I need to play with this some more. My only issue is my 50mm isn't wide enough to capture the whole room- but it has the lowest aperture- so I have a give & take going on :) Hahaha

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  28. Oh my... look at the glow.

    Santa please bring me a tri-pod.

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  29. I’ve included your site on a page I’ve put together devoted to hops, challenges, and memes for every day of the week! The link to that page is under my header. http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/

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