3 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHRISTMAS PHOTOS THIS YEAR
1st Dec. 2019
It’s almost that time of the year. Christmas is coming! It is a great time to record all our precious memories. Reunited with your families from work or study, you would like to make it easier to capture a moment's worth of record. It was not just plain holiday or leisure, but something more of warmth and love. There will always be a warmth there - roast turkey, gingerbread and baked pumpkin pies, families gathering around the hearth and charming smiles on happy faces. It is of great significance to capture these cozy moments without leaving regrets! Here are a few tips to help make your Christmas photography better than ever.
Take Candid Shots And Focus On For Details
“For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” （1 Samuel 16:7 ESV ）
There’s no more perfect time like Christmas Day to create memorable, emotion-invoking pictures that will always be enjoyed by your family for the following years. The way you “see” the holiday and your photographs are determined by what you focus on with your heart. During the Christmas Dinner or preparations stages, you’ll be best served shooting with a zoom lens.
Fill the pictures with details that you observe through the family reunion and the exquisite gifts under the trees will evoke the spirit of the holiday. Take close-ups and use the Bokeh technique for some ornaments, headshots or even just a smiling face. One way to enhance the effect is to place a small backdrop behind your subject, and the whole picture will be more of an artistic conception because of the clear background blurred light.
Take Christmas Group Portraits
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”（1 Chronicles 16:34）
There will always be group portraits of family members before or after the dinner, in memory of the reunion and ever-lasting love in this family. However, standard group shots in the sitting or the dining room may seem to be rigid and ordinary, so we strongly recommend to employ something that is as vigorous and special as possible. Use your imagination, try some Christmas props or a quality Christmas photo backdrop!
A large size backdrop can help you position the whole family in an ideal Christmas atmosphere. A delicately painted backdrop will make up for shortcomings of the Christmas props you want and save your costs. Also, you can take photos with similar backgrounds year after year, creating a tradition and witness your children’s growth clearly.
Recommended Settings And Equipment
When it comes to indoor Christmas photography, you’ll want to capture the moments by candid shots under the condition of low light, especially during and after the big dinner. To guarantee the vivid colors and fewer mistakes, you will need a fast lens and set a wide aperture ( f/2.8, f/2... the smaller f/number is, the wider the aperture is). It can increase the amount of passing light, reduce the depth of field and all the focus can be placed on your subject.
Make shutter speed slower for enough exposure and a 400 ISO setting may be okay after turning on the indoor lamplight or your photographic lights.
Below, are some Christmas photographs shared by our users, to give you ideas for your Christmas Photography.
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