Cue the holiday music, turn on those Christmas lights, and warm up the hot cocoa loaded with marshmallows. It’s the holiday season and if you haven’t caught on by now, we’re pretty excited about it at Kdan Mobile. The holidays are perfect for spending time with family, unwinding, and making memories. What better way to cherish those memories forever than to document them with photographs?
Appreciate your Surroundings a Bit More
Christmas spirit is in the air. It doesn’t matter where you turn to look in Boston. Everywhere in the city is decorated. Someone truly took the memo of decking the halls to heart. The city looks magical and beautiful. It’s worth getting outside and simply taking a walk to look at all the décor.
Wherever you live, take the time at least once this season to go outside. Make sure to bundle up with your hats and gloves if necessary (it’s not ideal to catch a cold!). Appreciate the magic and spirit of your community.
Before I moved to Boston, I never truly took the time to appreciate the decorations. Now that I see all the magic and beauty in the city at this time of year, it is one of my favorite things about living here. I love the spirit that this city exhibits.
All of the Lights
Sometimes it’s tricky to take a good Christmastime photo with all of the lights. It can be hard if you are shooting with a cell phone camera particularly. If you don’t have a fancy DSLR with light settings that can be adjusted, there’s a few tips we recommend trying to get the most out of your photos.
First thing’s first, try to shoot in a dimmer or dark atmosphere to get the most out of your light photos. A darker atmosphere allows the lights on the tree or the building to stand out more. If you’re shooting in plain daylight, you will not be able to capture the full effect of the lights without a fancy color.
These next few pictures will show you how the lighting of your surroundings truly matter.
Lighting in photos truly matters. A rule of thumb: if it doesn’t look good with your natural eye, then it probably won’t look good in a photograph. Use your commonsense. Trust both your eyes and your gut. If you’re walking by Christmas decorations or lights during the day, they probably don’t stand out as much as they do during the night. The same thing occurs in photographs.
It’s Always Better When We’re Together
Another way to make the most of some of your holiday photos is to make sure to not just focus on objects. Don’t forget to include your friends and family in pictures to make those memories even sweeter.
As you explore your city of everything it has to offer this holiday season, there is always more we encourage to do with your photographs. Why not make a video to share with your family at your holiday dinners? You can also spice up a photo for social media by decorating it with words or stickers.
We hope that these tips have inspired you to go take advantage of all your city has to offer at this time of year. To you from all of us at Kdan Mobile, Happy Holidays! Enjoy your time with your family and friends, be safe, and be merry!
Also published on Medium.