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How to Take Holiday Photos like a Pro {Video}

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Ever wonder how to create holiday photos with the blurry white light background? Enjoy this video with DIY tips on how to take your own holiday photos. Brooke Bryand Photography | Behind the Scenes DIY Video | How to take holiday photos | how to take christmas photos | diy christmas photos | blurry light photos

Suggested materials: - 400 white lights with white string - white or off-white wall - white or off-white sheer drapes - wood flooring or soft white flokati rug (or any soft rug)

When you shoot, you'll want to use your lowest aperture possible based on the lens you have (2.8, 3.5, etc). That will allow the best chance for the "blurry background" (aka bokeh) that will fade out the details of the white lights.

One more tip is to choose a wall that is close to a large window (to allow plenty of natural light to flow through your scene). You could even drape a white bedsheet over a set of dining room chairs, then let the white lights lay on top of those (just as I did with the backdrop stand, but over dining room chairs instead).

As always, I recommend spending no more than three to five minutes photographing your own kiddos. I realize it can be a lot of effort to put together the backdrop, but if you can keep it up for a day and your first effort doesn't succeed, try again a few hours later!

Brooke Bryand Photography | Behind the Scenes DIY Video | How to take holiday photos | how to take christmas photos | diy christmas photos | blurry light photos

Good luck to you and please let me know if you have any questions.