Shoot awesome holiday photos

Here are some tips for taking memorable photos of family gatherings and public celebrations this holiday season.

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Shoot Holiday Decorations Up Close



Photograph your Christmas tree or Hanukkah menorah in all its illuminated beauty. You should use a tripod, since this is the kind of photo you'll want to take at night. Look for subtle details to capture up close. As with most kinds of night photography, there's no right or wrong exposure. Set your camera to manual mode, pick a midrange aperture (such as f/5.6), and try a several-second-long shutter speed. Check your results. If you want more dramatic lights, open the aperture a little. If you want the overall scene to be brighter, lengthen the exposure time.

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