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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<h2>Shoot Holiday Decorations Up Close</h2><br><br>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 [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/201392/take_great_photos_at_night.html|night photography|Take Great Photos at Night]], 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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