Become one with your camera - Many times, a great picture has to be captured quickly or you’ll miss your chance forever. To get these pictures, you can’t be fumbling with your shutter and ISO speed. Operating your camera should be second nature, and if it’s not, you should work on making it that way. This small investment in time will pay off HUGE when you’re able to quickly set your ISO, shutter speed, and aperture without even thinking about it, allowing you to capture that perfect present-opening shot around your Christmas tree.
About the authorErfon Elijah is the producer and host of The CultCast, a photographer, and the founder of the Seattle indie brand Might Tees. When not designing graphic tees or recording podcasts, you’ll find him on Xbox Live hunting Modern Warfare 3 foes like the Predator. Here are his tweets...