Christmastime is the most exciting time to take photographs of our sweet family, imaginative decorations and the festive mood that is presented by all elements. People are always the subject of Christmas photography, so how to take great people photography during the wonderful time? The following are some tips to take a look.
Holidays are days that highlight the importance of relationships among family members and friends. Christmas is a big day after Thanksgiving and much more important than New Year’s Day to some degree. People will be glad to relax themselves and enjoy the long holiday to the fullest. They’ll be more expressive when you ask them to pose together, and open to suggestions on how and where to stand to capture the bonds among them. For instance, ask the couples to have a mouth-to-mouth kiss!
Capture the decoration stages
Christmas holiday is the time to have fun decorating the house. Trimming the tree is a special moment in creating the mood of Christmas, and most families have a cherished collection of ornaments, lights and stockings – all of which need to be hung on the tree. You could try to get people’s faces as they open the ornament boxes, especially the children’s; and find other decorating moments with people’s face inside the frame.
Take family shots
Christmas photos can be used for memories as well as family’s Christmas cards. For this kind of shots, make sure that you, the photographer, are in some of the important family photos. After positioning everyone by the Christmas tree and have some presents in the composition, use a tripod for this group shot, set your exposure values (shutter, ISO and aperture), compose your frame, set the timer interval (between 3 – 10 seconds), then press the shutter and run into your family group. Well, a nice family Christmas shot is done. Of course, if you want to take family portrait shots, the frame should focus on the eyes.
The Christmas holiday is a heavily photographed event, I believe the most popular photos during the time on Pinterest, Facebook, Flickr and other SNS websites will be Christmas photos. Share your happy time with family members celebrating Christmas. Hope above tips could help.