The holidays are here and Scrapbook Etc had a great online article for holiday photo taking. These are some great tips:
Capture Excitement by Photographing Kids Opening Presents
Snapping photos of kids as they open their much-anticipated presents is an easy way to get emotion-packed photos. Keep your camera trained on your subject as he or she opens a gift -- the more photos you take, the more likely you are to capture a priceless expression.
Take Photos of Holiday Lights
To capture the twinkle of holiday lights, there's one trick you have to try: Turn off your flash!
Photograph Quiet Moments
While it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, don't forget to step back and capture quiet moments, like Grandpa reading to his grandson. You'll get especially priceless shots if your subjects don't know they're being photographed.
Take Portrait-Style Holiday Photos
Instead of taking just a head shot, snap photos of your kids enjoying holiday treats. Ask your son or daughter to smile midbite for a delicious seasonal portrait.
Take Holiday Photos from a low Level to Catch all the Action
For better photos of your kids enjoying the holidays, get down on their level.
Photograph the Details
Make time to photograph the details, such as your favorite holiday decoration or the place settings around the table. For best results, shoot these photos during the day.
Photograph Kids at Play
After the excitement of opening presents has passed, grab your camera and snap photos of family members enjoying their new gifts.
With these tips, you'll have wonderful pictures to scrap in the New Year!