THE JOURNAL

READ POST

READ POST

featured posts

search

Newborn

Maternity

Motherhood

Engagements

Weddings

CATEGORIES

More about me >

I must say, of all the cyber places you could have ended up, i’m certainly glad you chose to be here. Viewing my site is best accompanied by your choice of beverage; i recommend sweet tea, hazelnut macchiato, or prosecco. That, and 80's music, preferably from the breakfast club soundtrack.

welcome

Personal

Editorial

Writing

Featured

Lifestyle

READ POST

Creating Clean Images in Cluttered Spaces

March 17, 2015

Photographers know that on a busy wedding day or even during a lifestyle session in someone’s home, under perfect conditions every location will be styled and de-cluttered, but the reality is most of the time our brides are getting ready for their wedding day with a room of ten other girls, and our new mothers are busy learning life with a new baby, so picking up isn’t first on their priority list. It is our job as the photographer to both educate them and know how to make these conditions work for the better of the images you are producing for them.

In order to create clean images in a cluttered space, you need three things:

1) A blank wall in a clean corner of the room.

2) Good window light.

3) Crop and compose the image in camera to eliminate environmental distractions. This means choosing a lens with a focal length appropriate for the size of the room.

For example, in this first image (iPhone shot from my husband) you can see there are items on the bed that wouldn’t make for a clean image. By using my 50mm L lens, I was able to crop those things out, so in the second image you are only focusing on Brian, Jennie, and their interaction with baby Reagan. Nikki Santerre Photography_For Photographers_Creating Clean Images in a Cluttered Space_0001 Nikki Santerre Photography_For Photographers_Creating Clean Images in a Cluttered Space_0002The end results are beautiful, luminous, and free of the distractions present in the room!

  1. Lauren Swann

    March 17th, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Such good tips, Nikki!! I love these!!

  2. Caitlin

    March 17th, 2015 at 10:05 am

    yay! this is awesome- and you look so cute there!!

  3. Nastja

    March 17th, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Great advice. I have been doing a lot of lifestye newborn lately and having enough space is real important.

  4. Kathy

    March 17th, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Excellent tips! 😀

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Load More

you miGHT ALSO ENJOY:

back to top
© Nikki Santerre 2019  |  Design by TONIC  |  LEGAL