I have read some tutorials lately to help me learn how to take better photos of my Christmas tree – they help with photos of other lights, too – so I decided to share some of my successes with you.
Note: I have had my DSLR for about a year and a half and am by no means anything more than an amateur. I hold no illusions about my ability to teach others anything, but I can follow a tutorial and play around with the settings that work best on my specific camera and lense setup.
All photos were taken with my Nikon D5000 and 18-55mm 1:305-5.6G lense.
Also, it was dark outside, but all the lights (except the one in the entryway behind the tree) were on.
The rest of these photos were taken with the instruction from this tutorial at My Charming Kids.
This time, it was dark outside and all of the lights in the entire house were off (except a nightlight upstairs).
I love the starburst effect in this one.
The next one is my absolute favorite!
I get absolutely giddy (ask Michael) when I take photos that truly capture what I was going for. It’s getting more common and I am feeling very pleased with myself. However, it took me about 60 shots to get these 4 that I’m happy with – remember, no illusions that I really know what I’m doing!
* These photos have had no significant editing done to them, I cropped out some junk in a couple of them and resized them to be a blog-appropriate size.