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Photographing Kids in Front of a Christmas Tree from Faithful Steps Photography. Dark room (all the lights off in the house except for Christmas tree lights), f-stop 1.4, ISO 160, SS 1/15. Make sure kids stand still. Love this!! (@Jillian Smith)

It gets dark way too early now. I'm not a fan of my flash, so this early nightfall business really cramps my style.  The pictures below are older, but I thought I'd compile them in one post with a few tips for capturing your Christmas tree. I shared a few of these at the Christmas Gathering last…

It's Always Autumnfrom It's Always Autumn

best holiday photography tutorials

How to get better holiday photos - great tips & tricks on everything from Christmas morning to snowy day photos to Christmas tree bokeh and more!

Tatertots and Jellofrom Tatertots and Jello

Merry Merry Christmas

cute family christmas picture

In the past few weeks I've received many emails asking me how I created THIS image that has been making the rounds all over Pinterest.  After answering a few of these emails it dawned on me that it might be more efficient if I wrote one single blog post instead!  So here it…

Unskinny Boppyfrom Unskinny Boppy

Showing my Glow, 2011 style

one momarazzi's christmas tree photo shoot experience - camera settings incl.

Use this technique not only to shoot pictures of Christmas trees, but also of Christmas lights and cityscapes for an interesting effect. -JPH

Unskinny Boppyfrom Unskinny Boppy

Classy and Trashy Christmas Trees

how to get a great picture of a glowing Christmas tree

Christmas tree picture tutorial - Turn off all the lights, put ISO up high (mine was 2000), low aperture (mine was 2.8), and my shutter speed was 1/100 to avoid camera shake.

Finding Home Farmsfrom Finding Home Farms

Our Christmas Home Tour

I hope to take a picture of my kids in front of our tree like this every year. Even when they're coming home from college and bringing home spouses and babies...

Lasso the Moonfrom Lasso the Moon

How To Take Pictures By The Christmas Tree

{DSLR Photography Tutorial} Detailed settings for capturing that magical twinkle of the Christmas tree