So Santa bought you a new camera now what you gonna do?
Charge the battery and start snapping? Bad idea as you will probably throw most of the pictures in the bin!
The typical classic xmas pictures cuts off the aunties head and feet and is out of focus or has a thumb across the lens. Do you really want to lose the memory of a great time of year?
When you take a picture of the family look at the complete picture first:
Is the christmas tree growing out of your dads head?
Has the camera focussed on the wall behind the family?
Would the picture look better if you could actually see all the faces?
Have you chopped off their heads or feet?
Most of the time pictures of people would be better if you get closer and take a picture showing them from the waist upwards. If you are really clever turn the camera through 90 degrees so you can fill the frame.
When you have thought about everything don't stab the shutter to take the picture, gently squeeze the shutter to reduce the camera shake that is normally there when you shoot pictures indoors.
Let's share the memories; post some links to your christmas festivities and put a smile on all our faces.
Remember: think about it and capture memories that will last a lifetime.
regards and best wishes to you all at this festive time of year
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