Getting ready for the holidays means you’ve probably got your Christmas tree up and decorated, but you may want to grab a few pictures of your snow globe before you start decorating. This article will teach you how to take the perfect image for your holiday tree!
Why snow globe photography
The reason is that something about a snow globe just makes us feel warm and happy. Whether it’s the nostalgic feeling of looking at a snow globe from our childhood or the peaceful atmosphere they create, snow globes are quickly becoming one of our favorite holiday decor pieces.
Here are a few tips on how to get the perfect photo for your snow globe:
Choose the right location
The first step is choosing the right location for your photo shoot. Make sure you have plenty of space to work with, and avoid any areas that may be too bright or too dark. Try to find a place with natural light, so your photos look their best.
Prep the snow globe
Before taking photos, ensure the snow globe is ready and prepared by cleaning it off and removing any objects that would obstruct your view. This will help you get perfect shots without redoing anything later.
Set up the background
Once the snow globe is clean and set up, it’s time to decide on your background theme. If you’re using a pre-made background, as we did in this tutorial, there’s not much need for customization other than choosing which country or city you’d like your photo to represent. However, if you’re creating your background, there are a few things you’ll want to consider: color scheme, composition, and texture/patterns.
How to get the perfect shot
Snow globe photography is becoming more popular as people look for unique holiday memories. Here are some tips on how to get the perfect shot:
- Use a tripod. A tripod will help you maintain steady shots and clear photos.
- Shoot in RAW format. Shooting in RAW format allows you to change the exposure later without affecting the photo’s color.
- Adjust your camera settings for brightness and contrast. Brighten up dark areas and reduce the contrast on areas that should be lightened, like the sky.
- Use a slow shutter speed to capture movement and highlights. A slow shutter speed will also add drama to your photo and freeze action in time.
- Shoot in natural light if possible. If using artificial light, try to use a low-wattage bulb or shoot during early morning or late evening hours when the sun is not too harsh.
Setting up your snow globe
If you’re looking to capture a snowy winter scene in your home as part of your holiday decor, it’s important to know how to set up your snow globe correctly. Here are four tips for getting the perfect photo:
- Make sure the snow globe is balanced correctly. Depending on its size and materials, a properly balanced snow globe can help avoid tilting or movement during photographing.
- Choose a flattering backdrop. Sometimes all you need for a beautiful snow globe photo is some natural light and a quiet corner to work in. If you have more space, try setting up your globe near an open window or doorframe for added illumination.
- Add personality with props! Whether adding some festive garland ornaments or planning and filling your snow globe with favorite treats before Christmas Day, using personal touches can make your photo stand out.