Sharing in amazing moments!

  When you’re preparing to give birth and feel the need to capture all of your special moments before and after baby is here it is important to find the right person to be your birth photographer.  Personally I think that it helps if they have been at...

Is a Spring Wedding inYour Future? Here are Several Reasons the I Dos Should be Done in Spring

Aris Affairs Photography, your Prescott area wedding photographer, captures your spring wedding in timeless photosSpring is that time of the year when flowers are in bloom, the weather is perfectly amazing and new beginnings are in the air. Let Aris Affairs...

Creating a list of photo shots for your wedding

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime moment, and it’s up to the photographer to capture it! Before the ceremony, the bride and groom should sit down with their photographer and make a list of all the important shots. Aris Affairs Photography offers some ideas to...

Flattering Poses for Photo Shoots

Like most things in life, not all poses are created equal in the work of photography - one size definitely does not fit all. The reason is that most adults don’t have their pictures taken on a regular basis and they feel awkward in front of the camera. Trisha...

Why you should have your next family photoshoot outside

Whether natural or artificial light, a skilled photographer can use any lighting condition to his or her advantage. A professional can produce beautiful photos no matter what lighting they use. However, most photographers will prefer a naturally lit scene if the...

Family Portraits as Special Gifts For Mother’s Day

As a photographer, and a mother, it’s a special privilege for me to help you find that special gift for Mom or Grandma. Maybe this year the perfect gift would be a family portrait in Prescott that will bring joy and fond memories for years to come. Here are a...

Professional photographic images for your business website

No matter who your customer is or what type of business you have, high quality graphics for your website are a must. Aris Affairs Photography has some recommendations that will enhance your Prescott small business website. All images are not free. Images on the...

Unique ideas for senior photos

Transitioning from high school to adulthood is a huge step. It is so important to capture the memories of graduation year. Aris Affairs Photography, your local Prescott portrait photographer, suggests unique ideas for senior photos. Now it’s time to celebrate as...

Leave Your Cell Phone at Home When Attending Weddings

The next time you are invited to a wedding, remember that you are a guest, invited by the bride and groom. Have you ever thought about the responsibilities of being a guest? What about all those cell phone snapshots people always take at a wedding, thinking they are...

Behind the Scenes

This is a behind the scenes look at one of our baby portrait shoots at our studio in Prescott Valley, AZ. Sometimes babies need a bit of a break and a bottle to keep them going.  This little beauty was a real champ.  Even Carter needed a rest in between...

Ideas for wedding ring photos at your Prescott wedding

Every couple wants to get special photos of their rings. This can include spontaneous photos during the engagement, as well as posed images at the wedding. Aris Affairs Photography offers some creative ideas for wedding ring photos at your Prescott wedding....

What to wear for your Spring Photo Shoot

Spring is almost here, which is our favorite time, everything is awash in new beginnings. Beautiful colors are emerging all around us, trees are becoming green again, all those local Prescott flowers are blooming make for a perfect photo backdrop opportunity. Whether...

Tips for the groom on your wedding day

Let the groom’s personality shine with a special photo shoot for stunning wedding photos. Aris Affairs Photography, professional wedding photographer in Prescott, suggests these photo tips for the groom on your wedding day.Let’s begin with photos of the...

How your engagement announcement can express your flair

Engagement photos have become increasingly popular in recent years. Aris Affairs Photography can provide you with the opportunity to make a big splash with your engagement announcement! Engagement announcement photos give a couple the chance to announce their proposal...

DIY Saturday!

Do you need pictures but don't want to spend the time and or money paying someone?  Being a mother, I completely understand.  Here are a few things you can do to get some great pictures at home.  So get creative!  Take your camera...or your...

Prepare now for your holiday cards

Have you noticed that Christmas cards have turned into family portraits with a small seasonal greeting? Good or bad, this is the new trend. Yes, it is June, but now is the time to start considering those family photos. With social media, most of us have a way to watch...

Spend time with the people that matter

Do you have family coming in from out of town for your wedding day?  Are you stressed that you might not get to see them?  Here are a few things that you get do to ensure that you will get to see everyone…and actually spend time with them!...

Photos of the bride getting ready

Capturing the images of a bride before she makes her way to her groom can be among the most intimate moments of the day. Prescott professional wedding photographer, Aris Affairs Photography, loves having that special bonding time with the bride, her bridesmaids, and...

Great poses for your maternity photo session

If you are expecting and looking for the best way to capture that special time, here are four foolproof poses from Aris Affairs Photography that put all the attention on your upcoming joy. Whether shooting indoors or out, these recommendations can add variety to your...

What to wear for spring family portraits

“What should we wear?” is a question often asked when people are planning their photography session. Since wardrobe choices, fashion styles, and color trends are always changing and are such a large part of a portrait session, Prescott family photographer...

Using natural light for outdoor photos

Jun 26, 2019

Outdoor photography provides some of the most stunning settings. The right backdrop can take you to serene, exotic, or even mystical places without leaving your city. And the best part, a beautiful picture gives you a great story to tell your friends and family. With all of its benefits, outdoor photography can be a real challenge – even for professionals. Aris Affairs Photography shares a few tricks to get great outdoor photos in Prescott.

Before we discuss the tricks, it is necessary to understand why lighting matters. Bright, direct sunlight creates shadows on our faces. These shadows are fine if we are out enjoying the great weather, but they make for very unflattering photographs. As a professional photographer, it is our job to make certain everyone and everything in the picture looks its best.

Golden Hour

This is possibly the most basic trick used by professionals. Golden hour is the time right before the sun comes up and directly after it goes down. This lighting guarantees that you will not have to deal with any direct sunlight.

Shade

Even in the middle of the day, it is possible to get good pictures. A large shaded area, such as under a big tree, can provide excellent lighting. It is best to have the brightest areas in the background, so the light is evenly distributed.

Reflectors

Reflectors are great for redirecting the natural light. If the sun is going down, you can reflect the last few rays of daylight, or you can block some of the harsh light sneaking through tree branches.

No matter where you are, it is possible to find lighting that will work for you. If you have questions about outdoor family portraits or event photography, contact Aris Affairs Photography today. For information call 928-642-4049