Valentine’s Day Photo Ideas
Photography is a great gift to give our loved ones, but it’s even more special when given for Valentine’s day. Whether it’s a picture of yourself for your honey, a fun picture of your children for grandma and grandpa, or a special shot of the greatest gift of love–your baby–you can safely assume that the recipient of these “photos of love” will be elated.
There are a lot of different ways to achieve that perfect Valentine’s Day photo. Props are rather interesting to use in photography. Perhaps a bunch of red, pink, and white balloons, or maybe you can get creative and cut out letters, that spell the word love, from red poster board. Most party supply stores will have a vast array of decorations that can be used as props; you can use anything ranging from red feather boas to heart shaped hats and beads. If all else fails get a bunch of flowers to use in the picture. They will make an appropriate prop for this type of love photo!
Once the picture is taken you can also use your computer’s photo editing software to soften up the image. A softer appearance adds so much romance to a portrait. Plus post processing is made very easy these days. Once the image is opened you make a duplicate layer. The using the Gaussian Blur effect you can put as much blur/softness on the picture, as you like, keeping it around 50% to not go overboard. After that you can screen or multiply to your liking.
No matter if you put on some red shirts, use props like hats and flowers, make heart signs withe your fingers by touching your thumbs and index fingers, hold balloons, or just hold up a sign that reads “I Love You”… your Valentine portraits will be oh-so special. The recipient of your printed and framed work of art or picture card will certainly be brimming with love.
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