I found this great website with 8 tips on photographing Christmas morning. Be sure to check them out because they are great! I love all the tips but have a few more to add.
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No.01Set your white balance.
No.02Keep your shutter speed at least at 1/125.
Unless you are going for a shot with motion blur in it, you want to make sure your photo isn’t blurry.
The odds are your room may not have enough light that early in the morning (depending on what time your kids wake up). Don’t be afraid to raise it!
No.04If you are photographing more than one person, check your aperture.
Remember lower number less in focus and higher number more is in focus.
No.05Charge your battery the night before!
No.06Be sure to stand by the tree when the kiddos come around the corner.
You want to make sure you capture their faces when they see everything and not be walking behind them.
No.07Don't forget to re-read Creating a Photo Essay so your pictures can tell a story.
It’s important to use your images to tell a story. Isn’t that why we take these images? To tell the story of Christmas morning.
No.08After you have captured all the photos you want, put your camera away and enjoy your family!
Studies show that you remember more of an event when not viewed through a viewfinder. Take the pictures you need to remember the moment. Then put your camera down, sit back and soak in all the joy around you.
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* How to create beams of Christmas lights
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