Coming up with the best clothing theme, environment, and even activity idea significantly influences the outcome of your photos in your holiday cards. Here are top tips in taking amazing pictures for your custom holiday photo cards.
To Pose or Not?
In case you’re wondering whether to pose or take random pictures, play around with both. Here’s why: taking photos while posing is an excellent idea as you get to be in unison for the shot. On the other hand, taking random pictures is also a good alternative, as some tend to come out beautifully. Having both angles will give you surprising perspectives from which you can choose.
Take Plenty of Shots
The idea of including your family photo in your holiday card is to emphasize on the family unit. The goal is to have one of the best portraits on your holiday photo card. What better way to do that than to have several pictures? You can integrate both landscape and portrait angles in your photoshoot. Whatever angle that beautifully captures the whole family is the one to include in your holiday photo card.
Lighting Can’t Be Stressed Enough
A beautiful setting and smart, matching attire look for a photo can be washed down by poor light. Therefore, it is advisable to make sure the lighting is suitable during the shoot. Bad weather can also negatively impact the outcome of your photos in the form of a cloudy sky. Should the light not be favorable, you can include artificial lighting props, or choose a different day altogether, especially if the setting was outdoors.
Balance and Focus is Essential
It is advisable to ensure proper balance in taking your family photos for the holiday cards. Not only does it create symmetry in your pictures, but it also enhances the overall look. The focal point of your camera should include your whole family without exempting any member. On the other hand, you should also include negative space of other aspects apart from your family, like the background space. The trick is to enhance your family’s focus with a unique look when taking the photo.
Be Keen on Reflections
If you are taking a family photo for your holiday card next to a mirror, a reflection will look good. Another scenario that would look good is by the pool. However, it is advisable to ensure you don’t have an unnecessary representation to some, while everyone else has excellent lighting.
Not to forget, the background is exceptionally crucial in how the outcome will appear. Remember, the photo will be the face of the holiday card. Avoid unattractive environments and objects at all costs. For instance, having laundry in your living room as you pose for a family photo is not pleasant.
Christmas happens once in a year, and a lousy photo would be in bad taste for such a memorable event. Plus, be fun in your photos. Capturing a moment showing your grumpy self is not attractive.