Happy Christmas from Derek at Gale Photography

It’s that time of the year again.  The time where we review the year gone by and look forward to the year to come.  First though, for some, we have the celebration that is Christmas.

Photographing Christmas trees is a bit harder than you think.  You need to balance the ambient light and the tree lights.  I used a handy camera support (a coffee table), to ensure a sharp image.  A little bit of fill flash brightened up the shadows.

Your own tree, if you have one, may be larger or smaller.  This tiny Christmas decoration-sized wooden tree has got a lovely grain texture.  No fill flash here as it would have made the grain less visible.  The background is the corner of the room, which gives a blend of lighter areas and shadows.

However you celebrate over the next week or so I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Get ready for some “phabulous photographic phun” in 2018!

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