Christmas lights twinkle on a snow glistened night,
While Santa checks his list beneath the bright lights.
A few helpful hints for taking Christmas light pictures like this one:
1. Turn your flash off.
2. Take your camera off automatic. Your camera will be very confused with all the lights. Instead put your camera in manual mode.
3. Put your camera’s white balance on tungsten so that you’ll avoid really orange pictures.
4. Use a tripod or sit your camera on something sturdy so that you can use a slow shutter speed. For this shot I use 1/3 or 0.3 of a second. I also used my timer to reduce the shake of me pressing the button.
5. Open up your aperture (low number like F1.8 or whatever your lens will do) For this shot I used F3.2 so that I could get both eyes in focus.
**If I remember correctly, on this shot I changed the focus to manual because my camera was having a hard time focusing on Santa’s face.**