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. 🙂

My Life as a Photographer

Life’s a journey and an adventure, make memories from it! ~ Grace Tiberend

Hey reader, welcome to my photography spot!

I am a freelancing photographer and writer who’s always on the lookout for new photo shoots and a new story. The world is full of insparation— we just have to have our eyes open wide enough to see it! I hardly go anywhere without my Canon Rebel or Nikon Coolpix or pen and paper, so as not to miss a moment of it! (That includes two road trips across the States and Canada.) I am avid about history, so I mainly write Historical Fiction and WWII novels and poems.
Besides that; I absolutely adore the outdoors, (including the mountains of Alaska where I live!) animals (I have two chocolate labs and a cat) sports ( it changes depending on where I’m living), dance (including baton, tap and figure skating) spreading the love and light of Jesus EVERYWHERE I go, and chocolate and peanutbutter. (😜)

I enjoy creating and online art, 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, how to edit using photo apps —and much more! I can’t wait to share them all with you!

Grace Tiberend 💜