Earlier this week, one of our readers asked us for tips on taking interesting Christmas Tree pictures. I immediately understood where she was coming from because I have asked myself the same question before. To compile the best possible tips, I asked the Write.Click.Scrapbook collective for their input and they did not disappoint:
Amy Sorensen said: "If your tree is in front of the window, open the window coverings, then take a photo once it's dark outside. The lights on the tree will reflect from the black windowpane, creating even more sparkle". Melissa Kaiserman did just this last year and here is the result. Rather gorgeous, don't you think?
Elizabeth Dillow suggested to take a picture of Christmas Tree tradition such as a picture of the person who gets to put the tree topper on the tree each year. Here is the darling picture she took last year:
Last year, Autumn Baldwin blogged about her magic lights technique here. I tried this last year and absolutely loved the results:
Marie Taylor suggested to take a picture from outside the house. I haven't done this but it's definitely on my to-do list this year!
Finally, my own tip: take close-ups of your tree. Better yet, include the close up in a picture but don't make it the focal point of the picture. For example, I took this picture of my daughter sleeping next to the tree:
Before signing off, I would like to thank all of you for following along this week. Here is a link to three of my templates if you are keen to get a head start with your holiday layouts. Remember to use my clipping mask tutorial and you'll
be off to a running start with these templates.