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Twynette Deloris Reynolds

Christmas Tree Pictures

I would like to know if there would be a problem taking a subject in front of a christmas tree with lights. Will this cause any affect to your pictures? What advice could you give me concerning taking Christmas pictures? Also, taking pictures in front of a glass window with a Christmas tree in front of it. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Ms. Nette

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11/27/2005 7:55:30 AM

Joyce S. Bowley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/7/2004
  There's some articles here at BP that address Christmas photography: here's one from the Home Page:
Photographing Christmas Lights and Other Holiday Happenings

I've seen a few threads here on Q&A lately, as well. You might search Christmas and find them.

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11/27/2005 8:53:06 AM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  The short answer is no. The easiest thing to do is use daylight type film and a little bit of fill-in flash on your main subject so as not to wash out the color of the lights around them.

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11/27/2005 5:37:38 PM

John Sandstedt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/8/2001
  It depends on whether the Christmas Tree is the subject of the picture. If not, focus and expose for your subject - but don't, necessarily, expect the tree and its lighting to be great.

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11/28/2005 8:25:06 AM

Aaron  Reyes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/8/2005
  use a cross filter! those look cool with lit trees.

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12/3/2005 7:27:22 AM

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