Want better photos this holiday season? Are you bored with or just plain tired of the “same old" pictures year after year? Let’s spice things up a bit with these nine how to tips.
1. Get Closer than You Normally Do
This year why not start off by shooting more close up and macro photos? Everything from wrapping decorations to textures and miniature views of common objects will help to lend a new dimension.
2. Use Reflections
At this time of the year especially, there are lots of shimmering, shiny surfaces available. Use these to capture reflections all around you from faces to scenes and splatterings of color. A small strategically-placed hand mirror can get you started looking for those unique, one-of-a-kind reflected images. From there, it’s only a matter of scouting around for even more reflected image possibilities.
3. Try Some Silhouettes
Taking dramatic, unique-looking silhouettes couldn’t be easier. Get your subject backlit, disable the camera’s flash, meter off the brightly-lit and brightly colored background – and BINGO! You’ve got an attention-getting silhouette.
4. Head Outdoors
If there’s snow in your locale (oh joy!), you can capture the winter season settings that will spark your Christmas photos this season. Newly fallen snow has an almost magical quality about it that readily lends itself for some truly outstanding digital images. Be sure to try shooting a series of black and white images for Christmas photos that go well beyond the “ordinary" array of holiday pictures.