The Christmas Spirit in Photography
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Christmas photographs of people that really shine have the focus point set on the subject’s eyes; the eyes show genuine emotions, that will make your portrait shots soar.
This is where we look when talking to a person, and the same goes in Christmas photography, we automatically look straight to the eyes, therefore it is vital that they’re in focus. For group shots, you’re going to be safest using a wider aperture (such as f/11) particularly if there are children in the shot who might not stay still for long enough.
To set the Christmas photography spirit in your shots, get up close with your subjects in order to fill the frame. One of the wonderful parts of Christmas is spending time with your family, who are more than likely already comfortable being photographed by you, so experiment!
The early Christian community distinguished between the identification of the date of Jesus’ birth and the liturgical celebration of that event. The actual observance of the day of Jesus’ birth was long in coming. In particular, during the first two centuries of Christianity there was strong opposition to recognizing birthdays of martyrs or, for that matter, of Jesus.