If you are tired of store-bought Advent calendars, consider making an Advent calendar castle for your kids. Paint boxes, cut holes for windows and glue on transparent paper, and then hot glue gun the structure together. To illuminate the ‘houses’, poke a hole in the back of each and insert a bulb from a string of white lights. Magic!
What factors contribute to dramatic runway photography? It all starts with the design. I have found myself not shooting at all during shows that leave me uninspired, but shooting a gigabyte’s worth of images at shows – such Ralph Rucci, DVF, and Custo Barcelona – with designs that dazzle! Atmospheric stage sets can also make for terrific runway photos, such as the snowy Central Park night scene that Badgley Mischka created for a show at NY Fashion Week. Light is another key factor. When the lights reflects just right, shimmering fabrics can look like liquid metal. And the moment a model wearing a sumptuous gown steps from the darkness into the spotlight can be breathtaking.