I remember shooting Christmas pictures with my NEX6 last year. Things were very different then. I didn’t have a wide enough AF lens to cover the festive action, so I had to rely on manual focusing to make memories. I was skeptical at first but it actually worked fairly well. Although this year I do have the excellent SEL35/1.8, I still might pick a smallish manual prime.
I shot a bunch of frames of my drawing kid. Of my eating kid. Of my cartoon watching kid. I skipped the console playing husband 😉
There was this huge discussion on the French photo board I hang at. For a change it was not an equipment oriented debate, which was super refreshing.
And it even goes beyond that. My blog posts are always pretty image heavy, which means I am very far from picky when I illustrate them. As long as a shot contributes to the story, I’ll include it. More often than not shots are actually snaps, and meant as such.
Christmas Eve is two nights away. I wish all my fellow photographers a happy, safe, and fun holiday season. May Santa drop a few photographic goodies under your tree, and may you capture a lot of sweet memories.