I’ve always wanted to try confetti photos! They’re fun, whimsical, colourful and I knew my kids would love it! And let’s face it… for most of us, photo sessions need to be fun for our kids to willingly participate!
The end result I was going for was my daughter softly blowing the confetti towards the camera, and I think we nailed it!
You should totally give this a go! Share your confetti photo on instagram and tag #ClickLoveGrowChallenge
Being winter we chose to shoot inside and relied on window light. I set up in front of a large window and used my thunder grey backdrop as I knew the colour would pop against it.
You don’t need a professional backdrop… a plain wall will look great. If I were doing this in warmer weather, I would have used a plain wall in our foyer with the door open to let in light, or my patio wall outside. But as it were, I needed to shoot in a position in the house which needed the backdrop to avoid the surrounding clutter.
Admittedly this was a trial and error operation and I had to give it a few go’s so that I could get the look I was going for. Where I needed to tweak:
My test shots led me to make adjustments based on the following lessons learned:
Shutter Speed: 1/500
I cropped in Lightroom, increased exposure by a touch, increased blacks a smidge and added a little vibrancy to bring out the colours.
Related: Getting out of Auto
How many photos did I take? Yikes, probably a hundred… but hey, that’s half the fun!
Lucy and I had a blast and I know you will too!
Have a go at our tutorial and share your final confetti photo with us on instagram and tag #ClickLoveGrowChallenge so we can all have a peek!
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