Christmas is the most exciting and energetic time to click some aesthetic shots for numerous reasons – the engaging and creative ornaments (Christmas lights), the natural elements (snow, Christmas trees), and the festive aura that blankets entire communities. Although you can snap photographs during the day, some of the most redolent images can be found at nighttime. Here we will be revealing top 4 Christmas photography tips to help you really capture the essence of this beautiful time.
1. Step Outside During Twilight/Dusk
For a couple of minutes, the natural, dark light will perfectly complement the incessant artificial lighting. You will also be able to capture mesmerizing ambient colors of the surroundings and the sky and get a much more photographic essence as compared to when you photograph in flat darkness. Remember to not expose the sky, and instead aim for the lights. That way, the sky’s light will complement the artificial lights, which can remain your focal point.
2. Use A Tripod
In the absence of a steady support, you will probably end up compromising a lot of image quality. So unless you got superhuman stability in your hands, a tripod can help save the day by guaranteeing a crisp shot for long exposures.
3. Ditch The Flash
When you are trying to grasp the color of the Christmas lights, and even when they are not multicolored, your camera flash could very well interfere with their color profile. And that is if your flash even shows up, which can only happen if you have a very powerful flash or you shoot a close-up of your subject. Bottom line is: ditch the flash.
4. Completely Fill Your Frame
Fill your frame with everything you are trying to grasp, including some reflective surfaces or negative spaces. Water, snow, or even just wet solid surface will step up your photography by reflecting your lights nicely.
4. Use Quality Camera
Get yourself a quality digital camera, such as the new canon 5 ds, this will dramatically improve the quality of your photos.