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10 Creative Christmas Photo Ideas

Getting the photography blues during these winter months?

Looking for some creative out-of-the-box photo ideas for this season?

Try these ten ideas to spice up your portfolio and instagram.

1. Laying on the floor near the tree..

.try to get those Christmas smiles before I gets too messy and crazy! .

.make sure the environment is distraction free!

2. Christmas ornament bokeh....Lay on the floor and take a picture of your favorite ornament about 5 feet from the tree.

Try to use a 50 mm 1.8 lens or something similar to really create an amazing blurred background

3. Tree light trails ...

Put your camera on a tripod and use any zoom lens that you have in your bag. set your shutter speed to five seconds and adjust your aperture and ISO accordingly...

.as you zoom in with one hand- you press the shutter button- you will create light trails because of the slow shutter speed .

4. Christmas book magic...

If you have not checked out my blog on how to specifically do this effect in Photoshop, you can see it here:

Download some free Christmas magic overlays from Google or find someone at sea to create some pretty amazing pixie dust coming out of the book.

5. Christmas present/ kis

..Grab a couple of little boxes from the dollar tree and have a couple kiss behind them to create a really romantic moment

6. The spread/ the Christmas table. .

.Don‘t forget to get some pictures of your holiday table decor and goodies before they get eaten all up!

7. Memories by the fire ..

get toasty around the fire- roast some mallows, tell stories, sing songs

8. Tree detail shot

..find some good lighting and take an interesting angle of your tree- focusing on some detail or a favorite ornament

9. Blur effect ...

.Take your lens off of automatic focus and turn the dial manually to get some amazing bokeh effects when you’re walking around town checking out Christmas lights with your friends and family.

10. have some fun! ...

.throw some confetti, or some glitter and just have some fun! Have some other awesome holiday themed ideas to share?


.i would love to hear what you do to celebrate the Holidays! ..

Christal Marshall is the owner of .Virginia Photos and Films, .

Virginia Marketing and Media 

.and Virginia Beach Photobooth Company .

and Be a marketing genius

.. She lives, breathes and does media and marketing pretty much 24-7 for over 14 local business through social media management, website design, photo, video or media coverage or graphic design.

  .She is a homeschool mom of three, cat lover, sushi eater and poke fan! She started her business in 2011 with nothing but a $400 camera from Amazon, now she is has been published in over 60 different blogs and websites for her media work and rank top Wedding Photographers in Virginia

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