Christmas Day is on the way. How can you lose this precious opportunity of shooting? Want to take great photos or make is some different from others? Have a look at the below experiences of mine, maybe it is helpful for you.
The equipments you need
On the eve of Christmas, there are many people all around the street, so zoom lens will be necessary as well as the wide-angle and telephoto zoom lens. In addition, the tripod is also very important, so take along with it. Generally you should take: 1 DSLR camera (please prepare enough batteries and memory card) 2 Lens: Standard zoom (general shooting purposes, such as :18-55mm), large aperture lens (used to take the close-up of the Christmas lights, such as 50mm f/1.8 fixed focus lens), telephoto lens (shoot the high or distance lights, such as the 70-300mm) 3 Star filters (Recommended 4 Star or 6-Star) 4 Tripod 5 The shutter lines (non-essential) 6 The heart-shaped the bulk mirror filters
Basic shooting skills
Shooting mode: just like other night scenes, the novice can use the Aperture Priority mode, or use the "manual mode" to adjust the aperture, shutter and ISO.
The Aperture: f/8-f/11 will be OK for general shooting, but sometimes if you want to shoot photos of the shallow depth of field, you need to use a large aperture (f/1.4, f/2.8, etc.). Remember to pay attention to the shutter value not less than "the safety shutter" while using a small aperture, use the tripod if ne...