Due to the extreme heat predicted for Thursday, July 18, our upcoming Sanimax Concert featuring the Erin Krebs Quintet will be held indoors. Chairs will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bright Tips for Photographing with Your Smartphone

It’s that time of year again, and WPS Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Garden is in full swing!  It’s a special occasion where so many people are enjoying the Garden and its beautiful winter scenery, making memories and traditions, and, of course, snapping photos on their smartphones! There are so many stunning sights, but taking a great photo of the lights can be difficult. Here are some helpful tips to best capture these bright moments, courtesy of our friends at Amenson Studio.


Photo courtesy of Amenson Studio.

Light: The best photos should be taken right before dark. Don’t try to capture in the dark or after sunset.

Composure: Try including something in the foreground: people, places, items, etc. Place the lights at the background of the photo.

Exposure: Once you double tap where you’d like the focus, most smartphones will do a good job of setting the exposure to that area.

Focus: Hold the smartphone steady and don’t use flash.

Want a chance to practice with the Marc from Amenson Studio? Join us for our Capturing Holiday Lights class on December 30.

Each week during WPS Garden of Lights, we will be selecting a pic of the week. So don’t forget to share your WPS Garden of Lights adventure on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #GBBGLights.