Professional Photographer Lara Blair shared tips for taking a great photo for your family's holiday card!
- Find a visually pleasing location. Avoid taking photos inside at all costs. The light is yellow and extremely unflattering. Outside in your yard, at a park or on the beach are great spots for family photos.
- When cropping the image, don't cut people off at the joint (elbows and knees or ankles). You either want your subjects' full bodies or the 3/4 view (chest up).
- Be careful of "trees growing out of heads". Look behind your subjects to see what might appear to be coming up from behind.
- Have your family wear coordinating colors. You don't need to be "matchy" with everyone wearing the same shirt and pants, but something similar on the bottom (jeans are a crowd pleaser) and shirt colors that look nice together.