Here are a few of my photo tips for the Thanksgiving weekend.
- Charge those batteries. Remember to take you charger to the holiday party especially if you only have one battery.
- Make sure your flash cards are clear and you’ve moved your photos onto the computer.
- Take lots of holiday photographs. Edit, edit, edit during the long weekend. No one wants to look at bad photos.
- Remember to shoot preparation photos making the food or setting up the Christmas tree or outdoor lights.
- Most important: Get that family group photo taken this weekend so you can send out holiday cards. Include yourself in the photographs not just your kids or pets.
- You have a nice group photo, take three or four shots. It’s always tough to capture good expressions of multiple people in a photo.
- Most people think you’re a great photographer if you capture nice expressions. It’s much tougher than it looks. Shoot plenty of pictures, edit later before posting to a service like Picassa.
- After the edit, post your photos quickly so family members can enjoy them.
- Remember these photographs can be turned into Christmas presents. Have some prints made and frame them. This is so easy, but it does take time. Get it done the first week of December and you’ll be ahead of the crowd.
- Most important: Give someone else the camera and get in some photographs!
By Robert Lachman
It’s time to start thinking about those holiday photos. I always try and take the holiday family photo on Thanksgiving Day. It just gives me time to have our Christmas card made at Costco and in the mailbox on time. Actually, it’s my wife that gets them in the mailbox on time. It’s really never too early to get started on this project. So, my number one holiday tip is: start thinking about taking the family holiday photo now. Be the first one done and surprise your family and friends. This year, be the first to get those cards out.