This year has been one thing after another and we have to continue the best we can. You can still have a fun memorable night for New Years with a few tips for taking photos. It won’t be what you are use to for New Years but it can still be worth recording to look back and say “We Made It”!
1. Make a quick list.
No matter how long we spend preparing, it always seems like a great New Year’s Eve celebration is over in a flash. Make sure you get each of the shots you want the most by drafting a quick list before the party starts. Then, no matter what your champagne intake looks like, you’ll still have a reference to keep you on track.
2. Zoom in.
In the spirit of all things “new,” try a different composition zoomed in close to your subject. Since chances are people won’t be the things to be photographing take some shots of things that mean New Year’s to you. Glasses, food spread, ball drop on tv. Think outside of the box.
3. Don’t Use the on-camera flash.
In the low, indoor light, you’ll most likely want to avoid the on-camera flash (no matter how tempting it may be to use it). The harsh flash will wash everything thing out and you will loose all detail in what you are shooting. Try to turn on lights as much as you can.
4. 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. Don’t forget this year you can do screen shots with everyone!
5. Don’t miss midnight!
This year has been a mess! This is the most important night of the year…. the last day and the first day of a new year for us to reset and start fresh as best we can.
Here we come 2021! Hope we have better luck this go around! 🙂
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