As you gather under the tree this Christmas morning you will be creating memories that will last a lifetime – but will your photos stand the test of time? If you want to fill photo albums with lovely pictures and create 3D photo crystals for perfect gifts, follow these Christmas morning photo tips.
- Double check your batteries and memory card – There is nothing worse than attempting to take the perfect photo, only to realise at the last second that your batteries are dead or your memory card is misplaced.
- Raise your ISO – Christmas morning gift opening often takes place in low light – hike up your ISO in order to take advantage of the natural light without having to use flash.
- Focus on the little details – It is the small details that help you to tell the story: the pitter patter of tiny feet, the wee hands gripping a wrapped package, the cat sitting in an empty box. While group shots are lovely, make sure you capture the small things as well.
- Make sure you are in the photos! – While you are the maestro behind the camera, make sure you have someone else take some photos that actually have you in the frame!
- Try to position everyone near a window – The natural light coming in from a window will really help you to take some beautiful shots that take advantage of the back lighting from outside.
- Finally, remember to have fun! – While you want to be sure to get some great pictures, remember to let loose and have fun; everyone’s enjoyment is far more important than a perfect photo.