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5 Tips to Photographing your Holiday Season

Posted on Dec 09, 2016 by Artistree  | Comments (0)

Pop of Color

Whether it be a soft muted color or a bright red, a pop of color among a blanket of white works well to isolate your subject in an image.


Bring your camera outside in the snow! Make snow sculptures and snow angels with your kids. Capture snow ball fights against a golden backlit sky. To take photos of snow falling use a fast shutter speed. To see the flakes falling mid-air look for images with a dark background such as trees or buildings so that the snowflakes stand out against the white. 

Capture the Details

Little reminders of what the day was like, or special quiet moments that are fleeting on such a busy and hectic holiday. Capture making a holiday craft, or what Santa’s note said, or a special ornament; it’s easy to forget these little details.

Include your Pets

Be prepared with treats and a location before asking your furry friend to get in the frame. Have someone assisting you while shooting so they can place the pet and quickly jump out of the shot. 


Picking your Tree

Picking out and decorating your tree are both a great a time to capture your children’s excitement about the holiday. Try shooting through the trees with a low depth of field to frame your subject.

Don't forget to make prints!




 Blog contributed by Emmy Fox. Emmy Fox is a portrait photographer in the Upper Valley. 

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