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When In Doubt, Just Add Glitter: A Fun-filled Glitter Photo Shoot

I have had my Nikon DSLR for a couple years now but I have not yet taken the leap to venture out of “auto” mode much. That is all about to change. I am determined to turn the dial to manual mode and learn to unleash the photography genius that exists outside of auto. I have built quite a Pinterest board on learning how to use my camera so I am starting to put it to use.

What better way to start than by having a glitter photo shoot with Abby and her cousins! We got the girls all decked out in their favorite princess dress and headed outside with handfuls of glitter!

Abby & Dorothy Anne

Queen Elsa

Queen Elsa

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

The girls had SO much fun! It will definitely be happening again! Maybe next time someone else can hold the camera so I can join in! Every girl wants to play in glitter!

As previously stated, I am a complete DSLR newbie and manual-mode-dummy so I had help figuring out camera settings so that the shoot would be successful! These 3 blog posts/articles were extremely helpful:

How to Photograph A Fist Full of Glitter In The Air

Glitter Portrait: How I Took It

Without the help of these posts, I definitely would not have figured out how to do it on my own but I will give these two tips:

1- Pick a sunny day but gage where the sun will be during picture time. I didn’t plan the best time and had a lot of squinting in pictures.

2- Use jumbo, iridescent glitter. I picked up both iridescent and silver at Walmart for $3 and ended up mixing the two. When I used just silver, it didn’t pick up as well.

When you need a pick-me-up,  take a moment, throw some glitter in the air, and enjoy!

2 comments on “When In Doubt, Just Add Glitter: A Fun-filled Glitter Photo Shoot

  1. Stephanie says:

    They came out great! Glad my tutorial could help!

    Reply
  2. Brooke says:

    looks like you are doing pretty darn well with the fancy settings 🙂

    Reply

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