As the year comes to an end, many families get together to take pictures for their Christmas cards. This is becoming a forgotten tradition in America, but there are still plenty of people who use this as a chance to commemorate another year passing by. If the Kardashians can still do it, you can, right? You just need to have a set of good smiles to make your photos look their best. Here are some smiling tops for Christmas card photos that you can apply with your family.
Try Taking Some Candid Photos
When everyone is looking at the camera and smiling after “cheese,” the grins can look a little fake. If you want to have a picture that looks natural and beautiful at the same time, you can ask the photographer to take candid pictures of your family before and after your shoot. Once someone tells a joke and everyone starts laughing, the smiles will naturally come out. You may not be facing the camera, but you will look like you are genuinely enjoying your time together. Your card recipients will smile along with you when they see that.
Avoid Yellow And Orange Colors
Yellow and orange shirts have a tendency to emphasize discoloration in your teeth. The only exception to this rule is when someone with darker complexion has a brilliantly white smile. Then the yellow doesn’t matter. To be on the safe side though, try to avoid colors that dull your smile. Stick with white, red, green, or blue to get the best looking smiles in your photos.
Make Use of Natural Sunlight
Natural lighting always looks better in photos than artificial lighting because it has a warm glow that you can’t get from a light bulb. If it’s a nice day outside, you may want to bring the family outdoors for your photos. You could also open up the windows in your home, if that is where you are taking the pictures. An overcast day can still have good natural lighting ? even better than direct sunlight in a lot of cases. Try to plan your photo around the sunlight outside, not whatever you can plug into an outlet.
Don’t Forget to Brush Your Teeth!
This may be an obvious tip, but the dentist in me could not leave this article without reminding you to brush your teeth for your Christmas card photos. If you have time to get them whitened before the big day, that would be even better! No matter what though, just make sure to show off your brilliant smile when the time comes. Your friends and family members are guaranteed to love your cards after that!