Christmas at Home 04


My wife put this Christmas decoration on my office door knob. I decided to use it for this exercise and photographed it using two different light sources with different color temperatures. I used regular yellow light and in addition I used my cold LCD flashlight to illuminate my subject from the upper left. In post production I aged the door and played with different layers.

Enjoy and have fun with your images!

Christmas at Home 02


This is a small Moravian star that is used as a Christmas ornament on our tree. I photographed it using a tripod and a 180mm macro lens. I positioned the camera that a Christmas light was right behind the star. In post production I doubled the layer and created a motion blur. Using a mask I brought back the star and just blurred the background among other other minor adjustments.

Enjoy and keep on photographing.

Christmas at Home 01

Originally I had planned to photograph outside but it is raining and so I decided to stay inside and photograph Christmas symbols at my home. In this weeks exercise, i ask you to do the same. If you belong to a different tradition or religion, photograph at your house what you care about.


This is a very small candle arrangement that my wife put into our kitchen window. I added in my studio a blue background and used a white lamp in addition to the candle light.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Christmas and the Merchants 01

 After Thanksgiving our city and many cities, villages, homes etc. look different. They are somehow decorated for Christmas. In this exercise I like you to document this event. This exercise has to do with composition and content. As always enjoy and think before you shoot!


I photographed this image in beautiful Carnel, CA. See how the lines of Chritmas lights and greens changed the appearance of this place.!