Check out our expert tips on how to capture the best Lunar Year Year family photos, especially with kids!
Please welcome family photographer Kerry Cheah of Red Bus Photography with 8 top tips for making Lunar New Year magic, no matter the camera!
Festive periods can be a great time to take some photos of your loved ones in different environments or engaged in different activities from the everyday, and the Lunar New Year is no different. With splashes of red and orange, traditional decorations and attire, and group gatherings aplenty, here are eight ideas for Lunar New Year-themed photos and tips on how to capture them!
Look for creative ways to use decorations – such as lanterns – to frame your shots.
Get in close and embrace the mess, especially when there are kids involved!
Give the kids something thematic to play with and you just might get some funny expressions as a bonus! Eating an orange peel, anyone?
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Use a fast shutter speed to freeze motion. Use “burst mode” if you’re taking photos with your phone.
The smaller the recipient, the cuter the photo!
Capture unposed shots of the meal in motion for a more meaningful memory.
While away some time at the next family gathering or open house by placing your kid in front of a plain wall and letting him / her go to town on a festive decoration, or capture details like lanterns or oranges.
Stand back and aim for the moment when everyone has their chopsticks up high. Or, if you can manage it, get a shot from above!