1. Bring a tripod.
If you’re attending a New Year’s Eve bash as a guest, don’t you want to actually be in a few of the photos? You might want to set it to go off with a timer too so setting up out of the way would be great!
2. Put the bright, sparkly lights behind you.
Make sure your subjects aren’t overtaken by shadows by putting the twinkly lights behind you.
3. Don’t Use the on-camera flash unless you have too.
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 out faces in photos taken at night, and it could disrupt the candid fun happening before your eyes and it always looks bad.
4. Don’t forget the details.
Whether you’re hosting a get-together or attending a party, you don’t want to forget the little details that make the event so memorable. Find a reasonably solid-colored background (such as a tablecloth or even a guest’s dress), and take a few shots of the decor, accessories, or party favors before the night is over.
5. Don’t miss midnight!
Set an alarm on your cell phone for 15-30 minutes from midnight to make sure there’s room on your memory card, your batteries are charged, and your position is set for the big moment. You’ll be glad you had the time to prepare when you’re looking over your perfect photos the next day.
Happy New Years Everyone and see you in 2020!