In a hurry to get out the door...but want to take a quick picture of your kids? Sometimes it seems like too much of a hassle when you are trying to make it to an event on time. I'm going to share with you my favorite location to shoot those quick impromptu pictures! You don't need to go anywhere farther than your own front door! Open your door (wide open) and place your subject right in the opening. This creates the "open shade" type of lighting and creates the most beautiful catch lights in your subject's eyes! There wasn't a bit of photo-shopping to the eyes that took place in the photo above. Depending on how you angle your subject will determine the types of shadows (or lack of shadows) created on the face.
This picture of my daughter was taken on her way to her very first birthday party! I am so glad I took the time to capture this moment for her! She was so excited to go to her little friend's party. A perfect moment to use my simple front door trick.