A Hallmark Holiday will be upon us tomorrow here in the U.S.  The flower, chocolate, and teddy bear industries probably generate at least half (if not more) of their annual revenue from this weekend alone.   As a photographer, you can take advantage of this in many ways (that’s right, there’s photo ops here too!)

Here’s a couple ideas for photo ops this weekend:

  • Flowers are always great for photos – get that macro lens out, and capture the detail of the petals.
  • Red, pink, blush, browns of chocolate, and much much more – lots of colors.  Throw your lens to manual and go deliberately out of focus for some great abstracts!
  • Taking your significant other some place special?  The views are likely appealing, so make sure you take a camera with you (even if it’s a compact). Sunset dinners (sunsets are great photo ops,  in my opinion, no matter how many times they’ve been captured already because each one is different!) provide venues too.  Near water?  Nothing better for reflections!
  • Valentine’s Portraits – lots of people become enamored enough to propose during this weekend – seize the day and offer couple’s portraits for the happy pair!

These are just a few ways to take advantage of the holiday.  Ahh, Valentine’s Day – how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  How many ways can you think of to capture the day?  Share your ideas in the comments section.  In the meantime, Happy Valentine’s Day a little early.  Try not to think of today as Friday the 13th – instead think of it as the day before Valentine’s Day!  Happy Shooting and we’ll see you back here Monday.

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