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Tis the season for the camera to be fully charged, optics cleaned and within arms reach at all times (or nearly all the time).  When thinking of your family photos around the holidays some may want to “go heavy” and have everything around.  May I suggest an alternative.  Try a prime that can be shot wide open, for me its the 50mm f/1.4 which gives me a low light option, especially if shooting at higher ISO.  Think of shooting tight or cropping after the fact that gives an interesting perspective.  When a Christmas tree ornament is occupying 75% of the real estate of a photograph you can end up with some very artistic shots.  When the gingerbread man is in the little town below the tree, he can cause some havoc.  Sleeping family members after the tryptophan kicks in can be a bit humorous especially if your family is like the Griswalds.  Above all else, enjoy your family time and make some memories.

Here are just a few fun ones of the family during Thanksgiving to a very fun song – Consider using Animoto for some fun slide shows that can easily be uploaded for other family members not with you during the holidays.

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  1. […] use the lights give Santa a Rembrandt portrait.   Or try to give frosty a high key look.  (see Christmas Photography at Home) 3)   The miniature town under the tree, or in my case on top of the hide away big screen, again […]

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