2012年12月13日星期四

6 Quick Tips for Christmas Photography




Originally posted By NewPortraitBiz on Dec 12, 2009, edited a bit by me


Opera on Ice II by .: Philipp Klinger :.
Christmas is an amazing time of year! So much color, so much fun and so many treasured moments! Here are a few Christmas Photography Tips that I find on web and choose the most useful ones to help you take memorable photos this Christmas Holiday.

Tip #1 – Make sure you have plenty of supplies
If you forget to have plenty of batteries and memory cards available, you may miss that precious shot of the delight on your loved one’s face when they open that special present.
Tip #2 – Get up close and personal
Fill your viewfinder or viewing screen with the subject to capture their expressions. You can capture amazing photos when you time your shots and snap that photo when they aren't looking at the camera. Don’t forget to take those ‘traditional’ group shots of your family and friends.
Tip #3 – Use different angles
Have some fun and get interesting shots by getting on a chair and shooting down. Kneeling or laying down on your stomach can make your shots more dynamic and personal. Getting eye level with your subjects will also produce great shots.
Tip #4 – Using the camera flash
Most digital cameras have a zoom feature. Use this to your advantage when you are using the camera’s flash. Get as far from your subject as possible, then zoom in and take your shot. The extra distance you put between you and your subject will soften the sometimes harsh white flash. You can also diffuse the light by taping a tissue or some other opaque material to the pop-up flash. How about getting creative and attach a colored piece of transparent plastic over the flash. You may end up taking a shot of your very own Blue Christmas!
Tip #5 – Photograph the Christmas frills
Don’t forget to take photos of lights, decorations and the tree. A close-up shot of that treasured ornament will preserve that memory for you for a life-time. You will be amazed how shooting different aspects of Christmas will enhance your photo album for years to come.
Merry HDR Christmas by Stuck in Customs
Tip #6 – Take Outside shots
You can get some great shots outside at Christmas, but you might tend to think you don’t need your flash. Oftentimes, the faces of the people in the photo are dark while the background lighting is bright. Turning your flash on and using it will help to light up their faces.
Use these simple tips this holiday season to help capture those precious memories that will last a life time.

Hope these quick  tips from others could help you more or less. Next time I will tell tips in a more detailed way, wish you enjoy.