Who doesn’t love to capture the joy of the holidays, with the traditions, excitement and fantastic Christmas lights? Over the past few years I have put together a variety of Christmas photography tips and wanted to put them all in one place for you.
Please remember, this time of year is not capturing the perfect moment and making everyone miserable while doing it. Instead, it is about freezing these fleeting moments and putting down the camera to enjoy them not through a view finder.
Christmas photography tips
16 Tips to Photograph Christmas Morning This is by far my most popular Christmas photography tip post. Use these simple tips to capture the excitement of Christmas morning and not miss a single smile.
5 Steps on How to Photography Christmas Lights – Capturing the lights on your tree and house is a great way to remember that year and how you decorated.
Tips to Make Your Christmas Photos More Than Snapshots – It is easy to grab the camera and snap a couple of pictures to remember the moment. However, take some time to click those photos up a notch by photographing them in a new way.
How to Create Beams of Christmas Lights – Not your traditional Christmas photos, but these are a fun way to play with your photography and learn a new skill.
Christmas Tree Light Bokeh – Another fun one for capturing your Christmas tree. I love the bokeh it creates. This is a fun one to do with shaped bokeh as well.
Christmas Tree Light Photo with Your Children – This one is different and may be my favorite type of photo to capture. Use the lights from the tree to illuminate the sweet faces of your littles ones.
The Secret to Capture Christmas Tree Light Bokeh Background – I got a lot of questions on how to photograph your children and still get the lovely bokeh from the Christmas tree in the background. I share the secrets in this post.