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Parenting Pointers - Capturing Great Holiday Photos

Parenting Pointers - Capturing Great Holiday Photos

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While your family is visiting for the holidays, make sure that you capture the moments perfectly with these tips on taking great holiday photos! Bekah from Motherhood Moment took some time to talk with us! 

Why don’t people always consider utilizing photo tips when taking smartphone photos?

First, the average person still views their phone camera as a way to snap impromptu and more casual pictures. In reality, smartphone technology has improved dramatically in recent years. The digital cameras on phones are now quite sophisticated and can capture wonderful, high-quality photos. Second, people can feel intimidated and assume that they need a professional photographer when, in reality, a few simple techniques and tips can make a big difference and result in quality, frame-worthy portraits.

How much difference can it make to take a little more care when shooting photos from a phone?

It makes all the difference! One of the top tips for anyone struggling with photography is simply to slow down. Take a moment and really consider the people and objects around you and what you’re trying to capture. Look at your lighting and your framing. Often when you’re rushed and trying to take photos too quickly, you end up cutting off people’s arms or feet, or you may end up with extra room on one side of the picture. Take your time, even if it means asking your family members and friends to pose for a couple of extra photos. They’ll forgive you!

What are some of the easiest adjustments to make to elevate smartphone photos?

First, clean your camera lens. Even the tiniest dust specks and smudges can blur your photos. Second, pay attention to your lighting. Natural light is always best. Also, forget the flash, especially around the holidays when you often have Christmas lights in the background.

Why is this extra effort worth it?

Photos allow us essentially to freeze a moment in time. They capture all of those special moments with friends and loved ones that we can look back on and cherish for years to come, and camera phones have opened up that opportunity to virtually everyone. Using these tips to capture a great picture that you can print to pass down to your kids and grandkids is priceless.

With, in just a few clicks, you can immortalize your photos in a canvas, metal print, pillow or blanket.