December 08, 2009

Expert tip on lighting a kid for holiday photos

  1. Wrap that little sucka* in Christmas tree lights.
  2. Start firing for effect.
  3. There is no step 3.

*He sees you, sucka.

Posted by John Nack at 2:42 PM on December 08, 2009


  • Paul Bradforth — 2:59 PM on December 08, 2009

    Really, really nice John.

  • Maria Brenny — 3:45 PM on December 08, 2009

    What a bright idea (pun intended.) Wherever did you come up with that?
    [Oh, does this mean you’re a Nackblog fangirl now? ;-) –J.]

  • Jeff — 6:59 PM on December 08, 2009

    Looking good! I tried this with my parents German Shepard but that developed into an epic fail.

  • Chris Cox — 8:20 PM on December 08, 2009

    She’s probably here to heckle like the rest of us.

  • Katrin Zickendraht — 12:41 AM on December 09, 2009

    Very beautiful pictures. And the dude is cute!

  • Peter Krogh — 3:50 AM on December 09, 2009

    I’m pretty sure that’s an OSHA violation,
    but it sure is cute.

  • Ina — 4:29 AM on December 09, 2009

    Ah, Rembrandt lighting!!! Way to go!!!

  • Dave Orth — 7:39 AM on December 10, 2009

    Some very nice photos, John. I’d be interested to know what camera settings you used to obtain the very natural and low light without getting motion blur. DOF is obviously very shallow which would make precise focus very important – but with a kid that would seem like a challenge. Perhaps that’s why you get the big bucks? :-)

  • Chris — 3:09 PM on December 11, 2009

    Great idea…thanks
    And what a courageous and cooperative model!

  • Kenny Moy — 4:41 PM on December 14, 2009

    Hey those looks great. What kind of lens and camera were you using? Probably a prime?

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