Story and photos by Daniel Johnson
HOLIDAY SEASON! We all know what that
means: friends and family getting together
and having a good time. But don’t forget that
the holidays are also an excellent opportunity
to snag some great holiday photos while
everyone is together.
Family portraits don’t have to be complicated, and they don’t have to require a lot of
setup, but they will benefit greatly if you (and
your family) put a few extra minutes of effort
into the process. Here are some holiday-photo
tips you may find useful.
Tips for the
best shots over
The Costco Connection
Costco carries a variety of cameras and accessories in the warehouses and at Costco.com.
Also, visit the Photo Center in your local
Costco or online at Costco.com (click on
“Photo”) to learn how to use your photos to
create books, canvas prints, greeting cards
and invitations, posters, and much more.
Dress code and props
Take control of the photographic “event”
by requesting that everyone cooperate on the
dress code. This means a few things. First,
everyone’s clothing should be fairly neat.
Don’t feel you have to go super-fancy (unless
you want to), but an overly casual look will
give your photos an amateurish, ho-hum feel.
One dress code technique that some fam-
ilies find fun is for everyone to wear some-
sure you keep
about the same
it will help
place outdoors or
away from home.
Don’t forget to
bring along the
outside the box
and shoot photos