Residential Christmas Light Installation Pictures
Texas Christmas Lights Installers makes your holiday season simple and hassle-free with our Christmas lights installation service in the Austin area. Our services are a simple, beautiful way to enjoy holiday lights and holiday decorations at your home!
Commercial Christmas Light Installation Pictures
Texas Christmas Lights Installers will turn your lobby into a holiday masterpiece. This will increase employee morale as well as showcase your organization’s spirit. We specialize in installation of custom holiday décor for the exterior or interior of office buildings, lobbies, and holiday parties or special events. Let Texas Christmas Lights Installers create an elegant one of a kind holiday display to make this the best holiday season yet!
5 Tips for Christmas Light Photography: Taking Photos of Your Christmas Lights with a DSLR
Photographing Christmas lights at night can be very fun, and easy. Follow these tips that Texas Christmas Lights Installers uses to take professional photos of their Christmas light installations.
Suggested DSLR Camera Settings:
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Focus Mode: Manual
- ISO: 800
- Aperture: f-8
- Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec if handheld; slower than 1/30 if using tripod
- White Balance: Auto
- Hold The Camera Still/ Use A Tripod – The first thing you need to do is figure out how you will stabilize the camera. Night photography requires long exposures, and if the camera is shaking, your photos will be blurry. If you have a tripod USE IT. If not, find somewhere you can brace yourself (against a wall or a tree), or find somewhere you can site the camera (on the roof of a car, on a ladder).
- Don’t Shake the Camera When Snapping The Photo – Pushing the shutter button can shake the camera, no matter how carefully you press it. If you have a shutter release cable, or remote, stand beside the camera when firing it. If you don’t have these, use the built-in timer on your camera. It will count down for 5 or 10 seconds and then automatically release the shutter. All you have to do is hold the camera still.
- Compose The Photo – Since you’re taking time to photograph your lights, make sure you get what you want in the frame.
- Stand on the sidewalk and move side to side looking through your viewfinder until you find the best angle.
- Remember that the wreath on the front door is an excellent focal point, so make sure it is not covered up by trees, bushes or columns.
- Try to keep the large cement driveway out of the foreground. If you can snap the photo from the angle of the house opposite the drive way, do it.
- Focus the Camera – Newer DSLR’s have sophisticated focusing abilities, and can see far better in the dark than we can with the naked eye. For every composition, let the camera focus your lens, but switch the lens to manual focus when you are ready to snap the photo. This will prevent the lens from trying to focus after every photo.
- Experiment with White Balance – You can change the color tone of your Christmas Lights by changing the white balance. While Auto white balance usually gets it right but…
- Tungsten (Light Bulb) = cooler tones
- Daytime (Sun) = warmer tones
Texas Christmas Lights Installers will turn your home or business into a holiday masterpiece. Show your holiday spirit this season and share the beauty of Christmas lights. We specialize in installation of custom holiday décor for the exterior or interior of homes, office buildings, lobbies, and holiday parties or special events. Let Texas Christmas Lights Installers create an elegant one of a kind holiday display to make this the best holiday season yet!