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.
There are typical Christmas subjects, and they bring typical traps. So watch out for…
…when you’re preparing Christmas decorations. Over the years they’ve become self-aware and ready to strike.
…if you’re working with things that are infamous for their fragility.
…when you’re “juggling” fire, which sometimes brings a sudden need for firefighting.
…when in your drive to decorate you forget everything to your right and left.
…which is a problem when everything’s ready for the shot and the wind suddenly blows in.
Now for a Breather
Even when everything goes wrong, you can always calm down by photographing the gifts you’ve gotten from your relatives.
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.