Photographer Irene Rudnyk decided to get into the holiday spirit with a photoshoot using the warm ambiance of Christmas lights.


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In a short video giving a behind-the-scenes view on the process, she showed how she did it and gives tips on how you can recreate the gorgeous portraits at home in an ordinary room. Using a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera and a Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens, she hung strands of Christmas lights from a bedroom ceiling to create a warm glow.

Her model, Emily, stood by the window. This will give us a very interesting contrast between the cool-toned window light and the really warm light that emits from the string lights,” says Irene, wrapping the lights into different positions to create a rich ambiance that is perfect for winter-feel photoshoots.

If you liked Irene’s video and want to see more tips on how to create beautiful photoshoots without expensive lighting equipment, you can see more here.

(h/t PetaPixel)

Watch the full video tutorial below: