Choosing the right background for your Christmas card photo ideas
Once you’ve decided upon your Christmas still life photography subject you can start building the scene.
There are dedicated still-life photography tables available to create a clean background that you dress, but a plain wall or a length of fabric draped over a pile of books or taped to the wall will do.
Alternatively, you could create a background from Christmas wrapping paper or a pile of Christmas presents – anything that’s appropriate to the subject.
If you’re shooting something in situ don’t forget to have a good look around the background to check its clear.
Any distracting items can either be moved or covered with a suitable cloth or you can recompose to avoid them. Don’t forget to check shiny objects like bauble for reflections of the TV etc.
PAGE 1: What makes for good Christmas card photo ideas
PAGE 2: Choosing the right background for your Christmas card photo ideas
PAGE 3: Lighting your Christmas still life photography
PAGE 4: Setting up your camera
PAGE 5: Use Live View for your Christmas still lifes
PAGE 6: Best white balance settings for your Christmas card photo ideas
PAGE 7: Best exposure settings