The festive season is here, and if you had bad Christmas photos last year, then this is your chance to rectify your mistakes. Whether you’re using a DSLR camera or smartphone, we have tips for avoiding poorly lit, blurry, and half-body photos. Prepare and enhance your Christmas photography skills using the tips below.
1. Have Creative Features and Apps
Whether compiling your festive photos on a photo book maker or sending physical Christmas cards, you want them to be beautiful. With apps and smartphone features like Boomerang and filters, you can get creative and keep beautiful memories.
2. Avoid Using Flash
Turn off the flashlight and opt for natural light, especially in daytime outside photos. More and more cellphone brands are producing smartphones that take clear images in any situation. If it’s nighttime and you want to capture a cozy moment next to the tree, fireplace, or dinner table, then turn on night mode. This way, you’ll have balanced photos with a clear background and everyone’s faces showing.
3. Wear Your Seasonal Colors Boldly
Christmas colors are excellent for the camera, whether you’re going for an elegant or casual family photo. Your red, green, white, and silver items aren’t loud and distracting. They won’t be an issue when editing and being creative with your pictures later.
4. Use A Tripod
Being a photographer doesn’t mean you shouldn’t appear in family photos. With a tripod, you can attach your camera and set a timer to allow enough time to get into the picture and strike your best pose.
Other benefits include stable shots, as tripods are more still than your hands. They allow for long exposure in low light, and you can incorporate beautiful Christmas frames while neatly fitting your family into them.
You can find different tripods, like ones with bendy legs, that can be hung almost anywhere. Get a pocket size you can carry anywhere to capture festive moments in various settings. You can also find one that holds smartphones or buy an attachment to add to your existing DSLR camera tripod.
5. Activate Continuous Shooting Mode
Family photos can be messy. Children are easily distracted and can make multiple movements in seconds. So, you probably won’t get the best shot by taking one picture at a time. Activate continuous shooting or burst mode. You can strike different poses while the camera fires a series of shots.
6. A Studio for Christmasy Backgrounds
The weather can be hectic during the festive season to the point of not going outside. This doesn’t mean your photos should be limited to next to the Christmas tree or by the fireplace. Create a studio using Christmas wrap covers with different patterns. Find space next to a window for natural light and add a rug that agrees with the background and most of your outfits.
Look Back at the Beautiful Christmas Memories With A Smile
The festive season is a special time to spend with relatives you don’t see often during the year. It’s a great time to visit different locations and enjoy the good company of family and friends. The best way to keep these memories is by capturing excellent photos that depict every moment, feeling, setting, and person you love.