Even if your Christmas is steeped in tradition, each and every holiday season is unique. So it's important to make sure you photograph the fleeting moments of family fun and Christmas get-togethers, whether you're at home by the tree, visiting relatives or just enjoying the winter scenery on a festive walk.
Family photographer Lena Petrova has perfected her method of capturing this special time of the year, both when it comes to the candid shots and the more planned festive photos. Her approach to family photography can be summed up in one sentence: "You will get good shots when everyone forgets about the photoshoot and just enjoys spending time with each other." So, wherever you're spending Christmas, it's all about having a jolly time while creating lasting memories.
Here are some tips that will give you plenty of Christmas picture ideas, from how to shoot beautiful bokeh using fairy lights to capturing the frantic action of opening presents without blur, and also posing natural group portraits.
With invaluable input from Lena, we'll show you how to take family photos at home and outdoors using your Canon EOS R System camera, and how to bring them alive with your Canon PIXMA or SELPHY printer.