Friday, December 24, 2010

A Fun Way To Photograph Your Christmas Tree


Kelly (aka Mugsbigsis) is such a talented photographer with a beautiful home! I loved having her in Capturing Your Holidays. Don't you love how she made her tree come alive?

Want to know how?

A tripod is helpful to get a smooth zoom. A wide lens is helpful for this technique.
  1. Set your camera to Aperture Priority(AV or A).*
  2. Set your Aperture to f/20.
  3. Set your ISO to 100
  4. Secure your camera to a tripod.
  5. Place your hand on the zoom ring of your lens.
  6. Press the shutter button.
  7. Slowly turn your zoom ring.
  8. Check your results, try zooming faster and slower. In to out and out to in.
*You can also use Program Mode (P) or Manual Mode (M) for this technique.


Have you joined the new flickr group? Just for those of you I've had the privilege to help in your photography journey! Fun conversation, prompts and more to come! Share your photos there if you try out this technique!

Merry Christmas Eve!


Amie said...

That is really pretty! I will have to try that. Merry Christmas Katrina!

stamphappy2001 said...

Thank you for this tip. I just tried it and it turned out wonderfully well. What a different way to photograph your tree. I did have to lower my apeture a little more, but it was fun to play.
Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks. I did it and posted the photo on DD. Love all the "free" lessons you give us on your blog. Gail (aka Standifg)


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