Putting together string light photo shoots is one of my favorite things, if you couldn’t already tell. String lights always have a warm, cozy feel to an image, and are a very simple, yet creative tool to brighten up a shoot.
We did a string light shoot in my on-campus apartment. Using christmas lights up on a wall, a battery-operated tail of string lights, and a few basic props, I was able to put together this whole portrait series. Check out the full tutorial and behind the scenes video from CoogTV!
Using a globe and book with the batter string lights are a good prop to create interesting images. Keeping the regular Christmas lights in the background are a good idea to create a glowing ambiance.
Placing the string lights in hair like a headband are another way to change up the shoot.
Model: Daniela Machado. Check out her profile on Instagram, @danielaemachado
Photography by Ambarina Zenab. Check out her photo and illustration work on Instagram, @ambarinazenab.