There are alot of people that will be staying home and not meeting up with family this year for Thanksgiving. Want to know how to get great pictures for Thanksgiving in 2020 virtually? Here are a few ideas if your going to a normal thanksgiving with family or attending online.
1. Plan Ahead: Pre-planning is the key to getting good shots thinking about what shots you want to get, and making sure you have a list of what you don’t want to forget. When the dinner starts you won’t be thinking about what you want pictures of.
2. Zoom in for details: Fill the frame with details that will evoke the spirit of the holiday. It could be the turkey when it comes out of the oven or when it’s placed on the table. Wine glasses, the wreaths on the doors and festive flower arrangements around the house are all great details.
3. Family Group Shots: This is going to be interesting this go around since many will be on zoom or facetime. Have the screen facing the camera and everyone can hold up a glass. Since you need to be in some of the photos too, use a tripod and the auto-timer to get the composition you want. Make it as fun as possible. By the way, Zoom just announced that it will be lifting its regular 40-minute limit from midnight ET on November 26 through 6 a.m. ET on November 27, meaning you won’t have to worry about the video call ending while you’re in the middle of a toast.
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