Friday, October 23, 2009

Frugal family photos

This week the Obamas posted their first official family photo. Maybe this is the year you won't be booking time with Annie Leibovitz yourself. Here are a few tips for getting some decent DIY family portraits:
  • Have everyone dress in the same color.
  • Take advantage of natural light and shoot outdoors if possible.

  • Don't choose sunset on the beach
  • If you did and the light is too harsh, consider converting your photos to black and white. They look OK when contrast-y, and they hide sunburn.

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I did a "5" minute photo session this year and came up with out our Christmas photo. I plunked him on a chair in front of our little tree, set the timer and took the picture. It came out just fine. That and having Wal-mart turn them into photo cards was a cheap and easy way to get it done.