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Photographing Christmas Party

Photographing Christmas Party Tips

Ok we are very close to Christmas and Photographing Christmas party is one of our priorities. I have received many questions asking for tips on how taking better Christmas party photos. Let’s get started Photographing Christmas Party Tips!


Powerful Tips On Photographing Christmas Party

Most of these tips are about camera settings. I categorized them in to different topics to make it easier for remembering them. These tips applied to DSLR and Mirrorless cameras, although some of the Point and Shoot cameras may have if not all but some of these controls.

To Use the Flash, or not to? That is the question!

All entry level cameras come with some sort of Pop-up flashes. These built in flashes are pretty much useless, unless you use them as fill light or to trigger another flash off-camera.

For indoor photography these built in flashes easily ruin the photos by making the foreground too bright, causing Red-eye, creating harsh shadows and highlights. So if you only have the popup flash, just ignore it and do not use it.

If you have a proper external Flash, Bounce the light to a ceiling or use the flash off-camera.

Off-camera Flash

Using the Flash off-camera creates an artistic effect.
Using the Flash off-camera creates an artistic effect.

Limited Auto ISO

All DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras have the Auto ISO Setting.  In Auto ISO camera uses the lowest possible ISO to capture the image. That is very good so far, but very high ISO can result very grainy images. To avoid very grainy photos you need to set up a limitation for Auto ISO. Refer to User Instruction Manual for learning how to set the limitation. In most cameras ISO 6400 can still be sharp and clean.

Auto ISO Limitation

Make the limitation for Auto ISO to make sure that your photos stay sharp and clean.
Make the limitation for Auto ISO to make sure that your photos stay sharp and clean.

In Photography Class Bootcamp I cover the Auto ISO in great detail with lots of hands on examples. The Winter Photography Bootcamp starts January 23rd, 2019. Tickets are selling fast, Register today to secure your spot.

That is all for now. Stay tuned for the next Photographing Christmas Party Tips on Shutter Speed and Aperture Settings. We love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions, feel free to send  us your questions and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

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