GH4 xmas  (1 of 1)

It’s christmas day and you most likely have your whole family gathered around and your camera in hand. All those lights on your christmas tree gives you the perfect opportunity for some lovely bokeh. Get your favorite prime lense out, in this case i used the Canon 50mm f1.4 on a Canon 6d body, open your aperture all the way up and place your subject 8 or 9 feet away from the christmas tree. Shooting with a 50mm lens you’ll want to be within a few feet of your subject so that they fill up the frame. Line up your shot so that you have your christmas lights filling in the background and let the bokeh fill up the frame.

This is a simple and easy way to take some great christmas shots with the family, friends, and anyone else you can convince to hang out in your living room. On that note it’s time for my wife and I to make some spiked coffee and watch the Muppet Christmas Carol. Merry christmas!

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