Vintage Holiday Portrait
The holidays are coming! A traditional time of year to reminisce, look at old photos, remember our loved ones and cherish old memories. And hopefully, to create some new memories and great photos to carry on through the years!
How about Adding a Bit of a Vintage Look to Your “Annual Photo”?
We all take so many photos with our smart phones these days that it can sometimes seem like a chore to break out “the big camera”, put it on a tripod and take the time to actually capture a really nice image. But if not now, then when? Your house is at its prettiest, the decorations are up, and everyone is in a festive mood. And it’s a great time to do an “annual photo”, so you and your family do have those yearly images to look back on for generations to come.
So, what makes a great holiday photo? There’s the obvious things like getting good lighting, making sure everyone is smiling, having a festive background, and so-on.
But even the most perfect photo can feel a little ho-hum if it’s no different looking than every other photo you’ve snapped all year. So how about adding a bit of a vintage look to it?
This can be particularly effective if you’re going to print the photo and put it on a wall or in an album. Having a print of a family portrait can be such a wonderful thing. And honestly, it’s really inexpensive. You can get an 8x10 photo printed for less than ten bucks (and an inexpensive frame can be just as affordable), which is a small price to pay for a memory on the wall. (post continued on DxO's Blog; link below…)