But this year you want cute photos like these:
Well, here are some tips!
1. Embrace the art of shaped bokeh.
Make your own pretty and blurred image without the help of Instagram. Instructions here.
2. But, smartphones can give you some excellent holiday snaps.
Smartphones can be the key to some of your better holiday photos. To get rid of the awful combination of poor lighting and a shaky hand, use your headphones to click the photo. See why and check out other phone tips here.
3. Or just use Photoshop.
4. Incorporate a visible message.
5. Pick a palette.
Keep the coordination without the matchy-matchy. More photo styling tips here.
6. Take the perfect picture with the Christmas tree.
Shutter speed is important to capturing a bright tree without blur. Learn more about it here.
7. DIY the backdrop.
If you don’t want to do another Christmas tree photo this year, get creative with your own background. Ideas and tutorial here.
Chalkboard backgrounds are great personalized alternatives as well. Chalkboard paint tutorial here.