Take Better Christmas Photos By Not Posing

Whether you're getting a new fancy camera for Christmas or if you've already got a decent one, chances are your family is going to be together for the holidays and you're going to want to take some photos to remember the occasion. How-To Geek has 10 tips you should keep in mind to make your pics as good as possible.

Among the tips are obvious ones like taking multiple photos so you can pick and choose later, and thinking about lighting when you adjust your settings manually, plus not-so-obvious ones like trying photos with and without the flash. My favourite — despite being the most obvious — is not making people pose for the camera. It's weird how many people still think this is the only way to take photos, holiday or not, when it comes off as artificial instead of natural, or in the moment.

The best photos you see are ones that capture a specific thing happening, and nothing is actually happening when you're posing for the camera. That's not to say that you shouldn't have a few posed ones, but don't make that your only photo type. Head on over to see the other nine.

Photography With HTG: 10 Tips for Better Christmas Photos [How-To Geek]


    Couldn't agree more regarding the candid moments (ie. not posing). Sure there are some pictures you want with all the family together in a pose.. but the most interesting ones are going to be the candid moments.

    Candid works better with tele/zoom lenses. Get that expression/emotion close-up and personal.

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