3 Tips For Better Holiday Photos!
Christmas is my favorite time of year! Why?! Simply because we have the chance to get together with family and friends that we don’t see often enough throughout the year to spend time together, catch up on each others lives, share good food, and create fun new memories!
Since my husband is now military, Christmas is a little bit different for us every year now! We’re not able to always fly back to Minnesota for every holiday to spend time with all of our family or friends, so we make the most of it here and spend plenty of time with the family that we do have here in Southern California! Davids parents will be flying out here for two weeks to spend time with us throughout the holidays, we’ll have some time with my sister and her adorable little family, and we’ll be traveling up to Palm Springs for a day to have Christmas with Davids grandparents too! I can’t wait!!!
Being the crazy photo nut that I am (I’m sure you are too!), I ALWAYS try to make sure to capture as many photos throughout the holidays as I can so we can look back on all of our fun memories together and to have photos to hold on to even if we’re thousands of miles apart from those we love! So I’ve put together 3 Tips for Better Holiday Photos to help you capture the best possible photos this holiday season that you can!
Tip #1 for Better Holiday Photos
Tell the WHOLE story! While you’re photographing your holiday get together, keep in mind to tell the WHOLE story of the day or of the event. While selfies are nice, you want to be able to look back on these photos to remember everything that happened that day! The details, the laughter, cooking or baking together, the food you shared together, the games you played, the gifts you’ve given and received, the pranks you pulled on each other, and all of the funny or precious moments in between!
Tip #2 for Better Holiday Photos
Capture the real authentic moments too! Photograph your family and friends just interacting together and having fun together! These moments are what you’ll look back on and will always make you smile or laugh! Real authentic moments are just as special as them smiling and looking at the camera! So be sure to capture a variety of both!
Tip #3 for Better Holiday Photos
Be mindful of what’s in the background, how you crop the photo, and what you want to focus on!
- Background – Remove any clutter, trash, or anything distracting from the background so it doesn’t take away from the photo. Or photograph it from a different angle.
- Cropping the Photos – Pay attention to how you crop the photos. You don’t want it to crop weirdly on someone. Photograph a variety of different crops; close ups, group photos, pulled back shots, the different events, etc.
- Focus – Decide on who or what you want your focus to be on for each photo you take. Again, make sure it’s a variety of different focuses to tell the WHOLE story of the day.
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