How To Get Great Photographs on Christmas Morning | Newborn and Family Photographer York PA
People tell me all the time they wish they could capture better photographs of their children. Well here are some helpful tips you can try out to catch all of the action on Christmas morning!
1. Make sure there is enough light. Sure, we all like the mood lighting of the Christmas tree but to get good photographs you need plenty of light. So turn on that overhead, click those lamps and toss open the shades!
2. Be sure there is light hitting the front of your children. If all of the light is coming in through a window or room that is behind your kids their faces will be dark. Either turn them towards the light or find a way to light up the space in front of them.
3. Get down on the ground with your children when they are opening their gifts. The best photographs are the ones where you see their cute faces and excited expressions so get down on their level!
4. Be ready to take the picture at a moments notice! You never know when that perfect expression will come so have your finger on the shutter release, poised to snap when the time is right.
5. If your photographs are blurry and there is no more light to be found turn on your flash (only use the flash as a last resort, though!). If you have a flash with a movable head, point it at the ceiling so the light is indirectly bouncing onto your subject.
6. Don’t expect perfection. The purpose is to capture the memories, not create stunning amazing portraits!
7. BE IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS! Pass the camera to dear old dad or put it on the edge of the couch with the timer set so YOU can be in the pictures as well!
As wonderful as pictures are for capturing our memories the most important thing is to be present with the ones you love on Christmas day. Be sure to get lots of great pictures but then set your camera down and enjoy the day together!