Art Of Shooting Through a Window

A lot of people are shocked suprised and are puzzled of how i shoot pictures through a window. Its actually pretty simple! In this blog post ill be posting tips and my settings on how to shoot through a window! Also ill be showcasing all of my window shots

Settings used: Camera: CANON EOS 6D SHUTTER: 1/80TH OF A SECOND APERTURE: 2.2 LENS: 85MM 1.8 White Balance: Kelvin Color TEMP: 4600

Tip 1# Find a window that has light going through it

Finding a window that has light reflecting behind it helps soften the natural light without using a reflector. Its like using a softbox. The sun is the main light and the window is a reflector in a sense.

Tip 2# Shoot with a low aperture

You want the background to be blurred really good so try shooting at 2.2 ranging to 2.8.

Tip 3# Move around the window a test the light!

Moving around the window to try and find the best light helps with getting the blurred window look you have been looking for!

Settings used: Camera: CANON EOS 6D SHUTTER: 1/30TH OF A SECOND APERTURE: 2.8 LENS: 85MM 1.8 White Balance: Kelvin Color TEMP: 4600

Tip 4# Shooting Windows at different times of the day affects results

Typically, its desired to shoot a window shoot during the golden hour in the evening. That only works if you have sunshine. When you shoot window shots on overcast or cloudy days you will see more blues rather than yellows. You see more yellows during the day and at night. It depends on the colors of the lights in the background. Note: Shoot your shutter speed slower than 1/100th for proper exposure. Window shots have minimal light. Or, when you have a lot of light you can shoot at 1/100th or faster.

Settings used: Camera: CANON EOS 6D SHUTTER: 1/200TH OF A SECOND APERTURE: 2.2 LENS: 85MM 1.8 White Balance: Kelvin Color TEMP: 4600

Settings used: Camera: CANON EOS 6D SHUTTER: 1/80TH OF A SECOND APERTURE: 2.8 LENS: 85MM 1.8 White Balance: Kelvin Color TEMP: 4600

For more info tips and tricks, or if you have tired these tips and what me to critique a photo email me at: info@lbphotographs.net Thanks everyone have a blessed day!

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