What to Watch out for in Your Christmas Photos

Not everything works out every time, and as a photographer you can sometimes run into problems. But some problems can be avoided if you’re prepared for the pitfalls of holiday photography. That goes for Christmas too.

What to Watch out for in Your Christmas Photos

There are typical Christmas subjects, and they bring typical traps. So watch out for…

Impatience

…when you’re preparing Christmas decorations. Over the years they’ve become self-aware and ready to strike.

What to Watch out for in Your Christmas Photos: impatience.

#&$!
Canon 5D Mark IV, Sigma 50/1.4 Art, 1/100 s, f/2.8, ISO 800

Clumsiness

…if you’re working with things that are infamous for their fragility.

What to Watch out for in Your Christmas Photos: clumsiness.

O-O
Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 IS II, 1/200 s, f/16, ISO 6400, focal length 125 mm

Panic

…when you’re “juggling” fire, which sometimes brings a sudden need for firefighting.

What to Watch out for in Your Christmas Photos: panic.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 100/2.8 MACRO IS, 1/100 s, f/11, ISO 6400

Absent-mindedness

…when in your drive to decorate you forget everything to your right and left.

What to Watch out for in Your Christmas Photos: forgetfulness.

@#$@^%^*#&$*%!!!!!!!
Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 24-70/2.8, 1/200 s, f/8, ISO 400, focal length 70 mm

Slowness

…which is a problem when everything’s ready for the shot and the wind suddenly blows in.

What to Watch out for in Your Christmas Photos: slowness.

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Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 IS II, 1/200 s, f/8, ISO 1600, focal length 110 mm

Now for a Breather

Even when everything goes wrong, you can always calm down by photographing the gifts you’ve gotten from your relatives.

What to Watch out for in Your Christmas Photos: gifts.

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Canon 5D Mark IV, Sigma 50/1.4 Art, 1/200 s, f/2.5, ISO 800, focal length 50 mm

What Else?

This is definitely not an exhaustive list. I’ll be glad if you too share your advice with the rest of us photographers regarding things to watch out for at Christmas.

Last updated 24. December 2017

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Author: Vit Kovalcik

I’ve been a freelancer since early 2012; photography is my living. I acquired my photography experience, both inside and outside the studio, during the previous years—when I was working all day and taking pictures every evening and weekend. I don’t have just one clearly defined topic; I like photographing people, but also cityscapes and landscapes.

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