Everyone likes to take a photo of their beautifully decorated tree gleaming with sparkly ornaments and colorful lights. But capturing a photo of your lit tree indoors during the evening hours can be tricky. If you want to capture the warmth and twinkle burst of your lights, I don't recommend using your flash. Instead, try using these settings on your camera.
Set your aperture all the way up for lots of detail. For this photo, I set my P&S to f.8.
Set your ISO all the way down to 100-200 for best color saturation.
Set your shutter speed to 1/13.
I always use AWB (Auto white balance), but you can adjust that to your taste.
Place your camera on a tripod or steady surface to prevent the slightest movement.
I added the special scroll work, compliments of the free online photo editor, PicMonkey. Wouldn't it be a nice gesture to take a photo of your family or friend's trees as you visit them during the holidays? You could send them the photo of their tree!
Here are some other fun photos I took of our tree.
You may see a blurred image of a tree. I see a nice background image. To get the tree bokeh, focus on something in the foreground, then recompose the camera to the tree.
I gave this photo an old fashioned vintage look. This ornament is part of our collection of White House ornaments.
I would love to see your Christmas tree photos. Find me on Facebook, then post your photos to my wall! By the way, I am no expert photographer. But I am learning alot in my Photography Club! Just sharing some things I've learned so far.