Back-yard Winter Photoshoot

What better way to start off the new year with a winter photo shoot? 

What to do to do for this easy back yard shoot:

-Models: myself and my sister

-Rummage through your wardrobe and try mixing & matching to find the look you are feeling for your photos

-I was able to do this shoot in 20 minutes, so we didn’t have to bundle up much. If it is too cold for you outside, you can wrap up, then remove your layers before taking the picture.

-Tramp through your backyard, or woods, and look around for the perfect spot for you first 1-8 photos. (I.e a tree with nice coloring, sparkling snow, sunlight shinning down-you chose!)

-Use your imagination for posing! What are you trying to express in your shoot? You can have the modeler move around and you can snap while they do so. This ends up with creative, new poses.

-In wintertime, What little sunlight you have will be quite dim, casting a grayish color to your photos. To brighten them, you can upload your photos to your iPhone or iPad using a camera connect app. (I have a Canon camera, so I used Canon Camera Connect. Canon Camera Connect by Canon Inc.) once the photo is uploaded to your device, go to your gallery and select “edit”.  Select the sun-Looking icon and select “light” from there you can brighten or dim the photo. You can also use the PhotoRus app and use clear eye” in makeup to go around your photo and higlight details on the photo.

Tip: send the phot to a friend (etc) and ask them if the photo is too light

-When you are done, come back inside to warm up and edit your photos- have fun adding filters, airbrushing the face (i.e), cropping and adding objects and backgrounds. Just remember to keep the picture looking real and not over-edited or fake! 

My favorite apps for editing:


-YouCam makeup




-1987 filters



-adobe photoshop

You can chose for all your modelers to match in outfit and even poses
Think of your souroundings at different angles!
If you read my other blog on PhotoRus, you can use the “cleareye” to add a frosted look to the model’s face to match the cold winter feel.
Trees, in my opinion, are the abstalute best props!
You can use PhotoBlur to change your backgrounds. Makes the photo more interesting sometimes. 🙂

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“Life’s a journey and an adventure, make memories from it.” ~Grace Tiberend Hey reader, welcome to my photography and writting spot! At sixteen years old, I’m a freelance photographer, writer, poet, novelist and dancer (including baton, figure skating and ballet.) I’m so in love with the outdoors, especially the mountains of Alaska, where I currently live when not traveling with a pencil, paper and camera. You can find me playing sports of all kinds; reading avidly in a tree or amongst pillows eating anything that contains PB and chocolate, and the camera forever around my neck. Jesus is my PASSION, more than I’m crazy about history, and He’s the true author of all my writings, as you’ll soon find out! Sharing Christ’s light with the world EVERY SECOND is my life mission! I enjoy creating, so if you need someone to create: -business cards, t-shirts, logos (business merchandise) -edit your photos and videos -writing protects & reviews And other projects, you can visit my profile, or hire me on @Grace T. Also find me on @Grace Tiberend I hope you enjoy my blogs of photography tips, photo shoots, stories, poems with a background, how to edit using photo apps —and much more! I can’t wait to share them all with you! Grace Tiberend 💜

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