In just 12 days of Christmas you can capture your Holiday Magic.
Today, capture the ornaments.
I grew up with a tree of random/non-matching ornaments. They all have a story. By just glancing at them, I dive deep into nostalgia. Have a matchy-matchy set of ornaments? That’s just fine! They can still look a-mazing with a few little tricks!
Tricks for Capturing Beautiful Ornaments
#1: Leave the tree lights on.
Christmas lights can leave a beautiful sparkle to your already awesome ornaments.
#2: Keep that aperture open!
f/1.8 and LOWER will create that dreamy depth of field you are aiming for here!
#3: Photograph them on the tree.
It is their natural habitat after all.
#4: Consider a unique perspective.
Does the bottom say where the ornament was made/purchased? That might be a nice angle to take the photo from! Details near the top that are your favorite? Consider a bird’s eye view.
#5: Back them up, store them, or even publish a mini book.
It’s always smart to keep those photos safe – it is your beautiful life, right? I love Smugmug for all my backing up needs + they have fabulous customer service. :) Consider putting your ornaments in a book to keep the memories more tangible! I love BLURB for beautiful albums (big and small!), and MPIX has adorable mini-accordian albums for a more trendy option.
Looking forward to Day 2: Your Favorite Decor