[Photos updated December  2015]

Last year I picked up some great tips from photographer Derrick Story’s podcast, The Digital Story. Unfortunately, I listened to it after the holiday and couldn’t take advantage of his suggestions, until now.

Derrick has sent along his holiday photography tips. Don’t forget to use his idea of getting a group shot, I’ve already used it this season while my wife had a group of friends over to the house to bake Christmas cookies.

Here are a few of Derrick’s ideas for improving your photos:

Think portraits as well as activities– Yes, it’s fun to photograph Uncle Bill opening his present, but get a portrait too. In the coming years, those informal, environmental candids will become more valuable.

Reduce flash exposure Most cameras emit too much flash indoors. Go to Flash Exposure Compensation and set it to -2/3 or even -1. Then increase…

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