Monday, November 29, 2010

O Christmas Tree....

O Christmas tree...why are you so difficult to photograph?

Taking a picture of a huge tree inside my house has not been an easy task! Throw in a Kodak point and shoot cheapo camera and it doesn't get any easier. I started reading some tips online after looking through all my pictures and not finding single good one. I even kept the tripod out and took pictures at different times of the day....no luck.


Here is a little peek until I can figure this out. Have any tips? Please share! 

19 comments:

  1. LOL, im laughing because this was problem all wknd long. trying to get a decent picture of our tree....and the lights complicates it a bit too! turning on the flash does not help but turning it off does not help either!

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  2. Oh gosh, I have the same problem. My trees never look like they do in real life. If you figure something out, let me know!

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  3. I can tell by the sneak peek that it's gorgeous! I have some tips- I'll email you.

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  4. It's really really difficult to photograph a tree! It's better at night, I think, with all the lights glowing.

    But for me, it's just a matter of shooting a lot of "film"...or shots, and hoping for the best. Sorry, I know that was of NO help at all. Your tree looks so pretty, can't wait to see the rest of it.
    xo Lidy

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  5. Sorry I can't help with your problem because I am having a similar one. if you figure it out, sure would appreicate any tips.

    I really like the ornements on your tree, so pretty and sparkly.

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  6. The peek at your tree looks beautiful! Nice and sparkly. I love your star tree topper.

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  7. I can tell it's gonna be gorgeous from the sneek peak! Throw in nasty rainy days, and picture really gets fun!! I just gave up and went with what I had.

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  8. Beautiful glimpse of your tree.

    I know what you mean about photos. It was overcast when I did our foyer last week. Not happy with the photos at all. I have a Canon Rebel and a point and shoot Canon and could not get a good shot with either. Oddly enough my mantel shots, yesterday, came out pretty fair and it was overcast.

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  9. Your photos so far look great. I agree, taking a picture of a Christmas tree any size is difficult. Mine never looks as good in photos as in person.

    -Rene

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  10. I'll definitely be waiting for those tips! And to see your gorgeous tree!

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  11. Loving the sneak peak. Looks fabulous!

    As a 'photographer' myself [well... I like to think of myself as one lol!], natural light, of course, is the best way to go. Avoid using flash and im not sure what kind of settings are on the Kodak camera but if there is any kind of setting for adjusting the white balance, play around with that setting, along with the natural light, until you get the right amount of light within the photo.

    If you take photos at night or it's really cloudy out, fluorescent light works best [incandescent lights makes photos look to 'yellow'].

    Lastly... photo programs like Picasa [Free from Google] have the tools to adjust the fill-light, contrast and brightness.

    If you have photoshop you can open your picture [open as] in Camera Raw mode and adjust the exposure, lighting, fill light... etc... Manually within that program. :)

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  12. Had the same issues yesterday! I can get the tree and lights to look okay with my Kodak Easy Share on the setting with the little flower (close up) but it's not a crisp photo. Would love to fiqure it out.
    And of course you and I have the same ornament taste. The top left one is one of my favorites that goes on the tree. And the acorn reminds me that mine are missing in a box somewhere..guess i need to hit the attic again..LOL And did you go back on Picnik? After you edit there is a tab that says Save and Share. I just save mine to my desktop..use it than recycle it. Picnik saves it in your history anyways.
    Ok....happy decorating and picture taking. Can't wait to see the rest of your gorgeous tree
    Amy

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  13. I think the photos look good! I know what you mean though. I think I shot about 1000 pictures of my tree with a tripod, without a tripod on different settings and what not! It was still hard to choose! Sometime photo editing programs like Picasa or Picnik help with lighting and things! Good luck and I am loving the tree so far!! That little acorn is my favorite! :)

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  14. Sometimes I wait til it's dark and use lighting around the house to shoot the sparkly stuff (like a christmas tree!)

    hope that helps!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn L @ Peas & Crayons

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  15. i think your photos are beautiful! my tree would
    break a camera. :)

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  16. I am having the same problem! It is looking gorgeous by the way :)

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  17. well from what i can see it's gorgeous!

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  18. Ah yes it's a problem each year and hard to capture...I think I go for late afternoon with just a little natural light but turn the lights on the tree on. Try to capture a little glow. I don't know if that is helpful...? Our tree is not up yet so I'll face the same issue in another week. Have a lovely week Londen...

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  19. You are so funny. I am still wading through the bins and the mess. Can't wait to see!

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