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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:40 AM

Turkey Day Photo Tips

This is from an email sent out by a local camera store Creve Couer Camera and I thought it worth passing along.

It's that time of year, Thanksgiving, so get out your camera and be ready to take lots of pictures of family and the wonderful food you can't wait to dive into.

Don't forget to photograph the atmosphere, the food, and the decorations.

When photographing food, remember to:
- Play with your angles - Don't just take photos from straight on, change your angle from low to high.
- Get in close - Take a look at your food by taking close-up shots. If your camera has a macro focusing mode, experiment with it.
- Keep the flash off - Raise the ISO. Food is delicate and your flash can be harsh and make the food look like plastic. Turn on as many lights as possible and pull back curtains to let outdoor light flow into the house.

When photographing people, remember that your table is a great place to take photos before everyone digs in or if they are eating...don't show the half eaten food. Zoom in on the faces!

For a great family photo - At one end of the table have a few people sitting and others gathered around the chairs. You may have to stand on a chair or step stool for the best angle.
For those kitchen photos - Take photos of family members preparing the food, carving the turkey, and just having fun!
For Candids - Remember, candids can be the funniest pictures taken, always have your camera available for that quick photographic moment.

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