Photo tips to capture the magic of your OnTheGlo goodies

Our goal is to keep you safe in the dark winter streets and that’s the only priority, but we know that OnTheGlo goodies offer an awesome photo opportunity and that many of you want to take some magic photos. So we thought of giving you some tips to get you to glow-glow-glow in front of the lens.

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This photo was taken with a simple phone camera

You will be happy to know that we have never doctored any of our photos and in fact many are taken with a very humble phone camera. There is no magic or wizardry at all! This is what you want to do.

1- use the flash – on the road, these would be the headlights of a car, whereas the lens would be the eye of the driver!

2 – take your photos after dark – remember, in daylight, all OnTheGlo products are incognito! Nobody will be able to tell you are wearing special reflective gear! If there is enough light, that car would not have the headlights on.


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This photo was taken during daytime without flash: the glow is still a secret!

3- understand how powerful your flash is:

  • if you are using a DSLR camera, your flash will be quite powerful. If you stand close to the camera, you will be well lit and so will be your beanie, which will not shine that much because there is a lot of ambient light around it. On the road, this would be a good thing! It means that the car driver will see you well! If you are using this type of camera, just move a little further away.

    This photo was taken with a DSLR from some distance
  • if you are using any other camera, do a few trials, to understand where you should place yourself for the best results and which zoom to use. You want enough darkness in the photo not to out-shine the reflective properties of your beanie, but enough light perhaps to lit your face!
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    A good balance between face details and glow! Taken on a humble phone camera


  • if your flash is too powerful, you can cover half of it with a piece of tape, a finger or anything you have at hand and you can try that way: the perfect balance is really easy to achieve!
  • in our experience, phone cameras with flash do a great job so no need for fancy equipment!

The important thing is that you remain safe, so photos are totally secondary, but who doesn’t want to glow in time for the holidays??? Do show us your results: we cannot wait to see them!



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