This time of year, everyone is taking pictures of their Christmas tree. Some of us are using a DSLR. Others are using their smartphones. You may think it’s not possible to get a really great picture of your tree with your iphone, but I am here to tell you- you CAN!! There are some things you can do to turn those phone pictures into something you are super proud of, and might even choose to use for your Christmas cards. You can absolutely take amazing iphone Christmas pictures!
8 secrets for taking gorgeous
pictures of the Christmas tree with
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Hold your phone on the ground and angling up to get the full view of the tree from an interesting perspective.
Turn all of the lights off…
…except the ones on the tree, of course!
Manually raise the exposure.
Hold your finger on the phone, touching your subject until the exposure locks, and then raise the exposure to brighten the lights.
Use an app to edit your pictures.
I used VSCO and pictapgo to edit the pictures in this post. Here are some more of my favorite photo apps!
Fill the frame.
Create intentional blur.
Stand away from the tree (even 5 feet will do the trick). Hold your hand in front of your camera just far enough that the camera will be able to grab focus. Touch the screen until it locks focus on your hand. Move the hand in front of the camera, and snap the shot!
Try taking pictures during the day.
There is no rule stating you have to take pictures of the tree at night. If you’re really hoping to get some shots with your phone that aren’t as grainy, try shooting during the day!
Shoot through the tree.
Shooting through the tree will frame your subject with lights and tree.
I hope these tips help you to take better pictures of the Christmas tree with your iphone.
Do you have a picture of the Christmas tree you love? Head over to my facebook page and post it on my wall! I’d love to see it. 🙂
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