Here’s a few tips that I thought I’d share about taking those Christmas tree; and other holiday photos…
1] Use natural light where you can. The only lights on for these photos were the tree lights and the little bit of late afternoon sun coming in through the heavy curtains.
2] Check your white balance and keep those whites looking white and not blue.
3] Open that aperture wide, adjust your ISO, and let in the light!
1/13 – f/4 – ISO 400 – 40mm
4] Look for small details.
0.3 – f/4 – ISO 100 – 40mm
5] Take the wide shot.
6] Narrow that aperture for starry lights.
4.5 – f/22 – ISO 100 – 40.mm
7] Use a tripod to keep your camera steady while you use those slower shutter speeds.
8] Try shooting from different angles for a new perspective on things.
and mostly… just have fun capturing all the memories from this special time of year!