Fairy Christmas
Digital SLR Photography|January 2018

Funny or Sentimental, Parents Use Christmas as an Excuse to Capture Their Children in All Manners of Wacky and Embarrassing Ways. Caroline Schmidt Shows You One Not to Miss…

Caroline Schmidt

THERE’S NO OTHER time of year when cheesiness is so ripe that it becomes tasteful than at Christmas. When else can dressing in novelty jumpers be stylishly acceptable, awkward family photos the norm and wrapping kids in fairy lights a good idea….

Dogs and babies are favoured subjects to photograph, adding cuteness to Christmas – especially once you throw a santa hat into the mix. Generally, babies are also easier to photograph than children you have to coax; feed them, photograph them after a nap and you’ve time to fire at least two frames before they lose interest. that’s one more than most.

You might think wrapping them in LeD fairy lights is a genius way to keep them still long enough to get a picture, but it’s actually a nice source of continuous lighting and a way of introducing bokeh to your images. our lawyers would have us tell you that tying children up is not a great idea, however tempting it may be once the Christmas sugar kicks in, so we certainly don’t advocate actually tying the fairy light around them but rather to drape them. Make sure they’re loose enough for them to get out of if they really wanted to and have a helper close by to ensure they don’t get tangled.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHYView All

Reduce Skin Redness With Photoshop

Caroline Schmidt Shows Yo Ua Simple Technique When You Need a Fast Fix to Even Outskin Tones

2 mins read
Digital SLR Photography
October 2017

Create A Cameo Silhouette

With a strong outline, Silhouette are an eye-catching style of backlit portrait.Carolina Schmidt Shows you how to shoot and edit at en-minute studio-lit Silhouette in six simple steps

3 mins read
Digital SLR Photography
October 2017

Call Of The Wild

Witnessing first-hand the impact of global climate change, Israeli Wildlife photographer Roie Galitz talks to Caroline Schmidt about green peace, a photographers’responsibility and building a career

8 mins read
Digital SLR Photography
October 2017

Zeiss Milvus 18MMF/2.8

Professional landscape photographer Helen Dixonis looking to update her favourite lens in search of ultimate image quality.Here, she tests the Zeiss Milvus18mmf/2.8 to its limits to see if it delivers unbeatable performance

4 mins read
Digital SLR Photography
October 2017

Setting Up For Success

Your first steps to a successful photography business

5 mins read
Digital SLR Photography
October 2017

In The Picture

Top Photographic Talent Are Celebrated As The Winning Images From This Year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer Of the year Award Are Announced…

1 min read
Digital SLR Photography
October 2017

Anna Lena

Anna Lena

1 min read
Digital SLR Photography
October 2017

Pet Portraits At Home

Want to Show your Photogenic Four-legged Friend Some Love? Jordan Butters Shows You How to Capture a High-end Studio Pet Portrait without Breaking the Bank…

3 mins read
Digital SLR Photography
January 2018

Fairy Christmas

Funny or Sentimental, Parents Use Christmas as an Excuse to Capture Their Children in All Manners of Wacky and Embarrassing Ways. Caroline Schmidt Shows You One Not to Miss…

4 mins read
Digital SLR Photography
January 2018

Save Light Room Presets In Photoshop

Want to Be Able to Use All of Your Favourite Light Room Presets in Adobe Camera Raw? Here’show You Do It…

2 mins read
Digital SLR Photography
January 2018
RELATED STORIES

Outsmart Christmas messes!

We love everything about the holidays-except the stains left in the wake of all the festive fun. Read on for easy ways to tackle tricky spots fast

2 mins read
Woman's World
December 26, 2022

CFA Christmas Traditions

Every year in the late fall, holiday traditions tumble out of attics, closets, cabinets, and corners of our minds.

3 mins read
Cat Talk
December 2022

A Christmas Story

A mystery turns an unassuming couple into Santa Claus

3 mins read
Reader's Digest US
December 2022 - January 2023

I Made a Lifetime Christmas Movie!

Over 100 made-for-TV holiday movies will premiere this season Here's what it's like to work on one.

10+ mins read
New York magazine
November 21 - December 4, 2022

A Christmas Cottage

as well as our A professional interior designer 2022 Brand Ambassador-gets to deck her own halls and express her cottage-meets-farmhouse style for the holidays.

9 mins read
Cottages and Bungalows
December-January 2023

O, Christmas Tree, O. Christmas Tree

Get the inside scoop on tree decorating from our tree contest winner, Neha Paroha.

2 mins read
Cottages and Bungalows
December-January 2023

A day to remember?

Secretly find yourself dreading the big set-piece dates in the calendar? You're not the only one who finds them tough, explains Anna Bartter

7 mins read
Psychologies UK
December 2022

5 Tall Evergreen Hedges

Surrounding your garden with an imposing hedge is like planting a 'neighbour' you have chosen yourself and like a lot!

8 mins read
The Gardener
April 2022

2021 Gift Guide

Ideas for the tech lovers in your life

7 mins read
AppleMagazine
December 10, 2021

Easy Holiday Entrée

Tired of the same-old holiday turkey and ham? This simple-yet-satisfying pork tenderloin dish may be just what you’re looking for to freshen things up this year.

5 mins read
Better Nutrition
December 2021