How to Take Stunning Photos of Your Christmas Tree (Bonus Post)

by SomeGirl on November 30, 2011 · 11 comments

Wow! I found this AWESOME post today on Pinterest: Taking Glowing Pics of the Tree and had some fun trying it out… if only I hadn’t broken my 50mm lens last night. {whimper}

Her pictures were AMAZING! (see them here)

Her’s were shot at 1.8 (which made the lights STUNNING) and the lowest aperture I could get with my lens was 4.0.

I wish I could have tried it with a lower f-stop (aperture), but I think the look is still SO nice! So nice that I just had to share this tip with YOU… a bonus photography Wednesday post!


ISO 6400 f/4.0 shutter speed 1/15

Set your ISO to its highest setting

your aperture to its lowest setting

and your shutter speed around 1/30.

See today’s post on aperture or an earlier post on Manual Mode for further details on these settings.

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Wish I could try this out, but my tree isn’t up yet! Probably won’t get to that until after my Haiti trip. I’ll come back and learn it again!! Very cool technique.


I’m so glad you’re back and can’t wait to hear how the trip was! Sounds like it was a life-changer!


Sooo pretty. And it looks like I am just going to have to bite the bullet and get that lens! ;-)


It’s the best $100 you’ll spend on your camera equipment! You’ll LOVE it!!


What a great photo! Beautiful tree! Going to check out the pinterest link now!


Thank you! Do you pin? I’d love to follow your boards! :)


Aw, thank you so much for your kind words! Your pics are great! I’d love for you to link up to the Show your Glow link party. :) Thanks again for the link love and the compliments.


How sweet of you to stop by and comment… thank you for the wonderful tutorial! I’ll stop by and link up in just a minute. :)

Becky H

I’ve ALWAYS wondered how to do this! Thanks so much! Stop by & see me:!


Love your messy home tour! :)


Thanks for linking up to the party! :)

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