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Four Tips for Fabulous Holiday Photos

December 4, 2014

We all want to capture picture perfect moments during the holidays—so here are a few tips to make your photo-taking results better than ever!

TIP #1: GET CLOSE

Fill your frame with your subject, either by using your zoom or getting up and moving yourself closer. This very simple tip can have a profound impact on your shots! When photographing people, compose the image with as little headroom and dead space on the sides as possible, so the image is more about the faces and eyes than anything else. The rest of the decor will filter into the image on its own.

TIP #2: GET DOWN

When photographing little ones, get on their eye level. Squat down or sit down on the floor for a much more interesting view of a child’s world. This also makes for photos that are far more personal and memorable than when taken from above shooting down.

TIP #3: SHOOT QUICKLY AND SHOOT OFTEN

Let’s face it, your odds of getting a good shot are increased the more photos you take! Unless you still use film and are worried about “wasting” it, there’s no reason to be stingy with the numbers of pictures you shoot. Use your continuous mode setting when snapping people opening gifts and interacting to capture spontaneous emotions and expressions.

TIP #4: BE PREPARED

It may seem obvious, but in all the holiday hustle and bustle, it can be easy to forget to keep camera batteries charged and plenty of memory storage available.

Whatever else you do, don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the magical moments you have with friends and family this season.