With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, we’ve thought to share Today’s Photography Cheat Sheet so you can get ready for the photography side of things early!
Whether in the office, at home, or with your friends, Christmas parties are fun photo opportunities. They are great for getting creative with props, backgrounds, lights, and gadgets to achieve unique Christmas photos. With today’s photo cheat sheet, we think everyone will surely have a great time taking photos this Christmas!
The Christmas party photography ideas below were originally developed by UK-based event photography company Ignite Images to showcase what it can offer corporate clients. But we think you might find some ideas here for your own vacation get-togethers, big or small, in the office or whatever.
Some of these suggestions, like green screen photography, photo booths, and a pop-up photo studio, are probably already offered by event photographers in your area. Onsite printing is also often a part of photo booth services for events, with some even offering it via hashtag printing from Instagram. So, ask if it’s something you want to include as a keepsake for your guests.
You can also complement these setups with traveling photographers who will tour and take photos during the party. This way, you will have photos of what is happening throughout the event as well as funny and heartfelt snapshots of the guests.
Also, don’t forget to include some simple props and costumes to make the photos even more fun! They never disappear in photo booths, so make sure your event photographers bring a bunch of cool and fun photos of them if you decide to have your own photo booth corner at the event.
Don’t have a big budget for professional services? You can always go the DIY route! The advantage of planning and doing this yourself with your family, friends and colleagues is that you have free rein on your creativity on things like backdrops, equipment and props, whatever. regardless of the size of the event. For example, you can use instant cameras like Polaroid and Instax for the photo booth, or you can pass disposable cameras around during the party for guests to use. You can also create and design your own photo booth space with matching theme and props to make your Christmas party photos unique.
Need more photography tips and tricks? Be sure to check out our growing collection of photography cheat sheets until there!