Your large family crowds around the couch that grandpa is sleeping on. They argue over who should stand where and who should sit. After they finally get situated you tell them to smile, and look at you. The flash fires and everyone scatters faster then you’ve ever seen them move before.
Later that night you look at the picture, and are horrified at what you find. Half the family had their eye closed and the other half was looking the other direction! The glare from Uncle Fred’s head made half the image blown out, and the shadow behind aunt Margaret’s bee hive hair blackened out the face of cousin Teddy! And to top it all off you didn’t even get to be in the picture!
1. Take Photos Before you Eat
2. Use Different Furniture to Put People at Different Heights
3. Use Windows for Light
4. Use a Tripod and Timer So You Can be In the Picture Too
5. Don’t make it a big production
This photo shoot can’t take long if you expect to keep the whole family’s attention.
Get everything set up and ready to go before asking them to get into position. This way to them it only takes a few painless minutes. After you are sure the pictures look good, let them on their way to eat, drink, and be merry!
If you have any questions on taking photos for the holidays just post a comment and I will do my best to answer them!