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Christmas picture help jorrie Due January 21; 3 kids; Woodbridge, Virginia 1880 posts
30th Nov '12

didn't really know where to post this but i'm attempting to do our Christmas pictures myself (didn't have the money to pay someone) and i just don't know how to go about it... i don't have a license so i'll be doing them at home (probably inside since it has been crappy outside) unless my husband is home during the day... i have a Nikon coolpix p6000. basically i need tips

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
30th Nov '12

I just sit the kids against a wall or on the couch and use a plain colored sheet or even a winter theme throw behind them. I have done my own the past few years.

CandyFreak82 Due June 10; 64 kids; Surrey, British Columbia 299 posts
30th Nov '12

Use a white sheet as a drop cloth and hang some christmas lights against it. You could wrap up some empty boxes to look like presents, or put some tree ornaments on the ground beside the kids. You'll be amazed at how well they will look. Just keep it simple!

min. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lorain, Ohio 2452 posts
30th Nov '12

Use as much natural lighting as possible-having a big window behind you is your best bet. Always a better turn out. Hang christmas lights behind a sheet for a pretty background. I love candid shots as well as poses; meaning let them play an be kids-wrap each other up in lights. Then normal ones :) hope this helps!

jorrie Due January 21; 3 kids; Woodbridge, Virginia 1880 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting min.:" Use as much natural lighting as possible-having a big window behind you is your best bet. Always a better ... [snip!] ... shots as well as poses; meaning let them play an be kids-wrap each other up in lights. Then normal ones :) hope this helps!"

that's the thing.. the weather has been pretty crappy and the sun has been hiding :(

jorrie Due January 21; 3 kids; Woodbridge, Virginia 1880 posts
30th Nov '12

thanks for all the tips. i took our first christmas picture as a family but that was a little easier since my first was only about 8 months old but now i have a 1 year old, 2 year old and 3 year old... my youngest and middle don't sit still for more than a second..