The holidays are here and you know what that means – lots of pictures to take of Christmas lights, especially outdoors! But whether you are celebrating a particularly awesome lighting project of your own or snapping a pic of an incredible display in your neighborhood to share with friends, you may have noticed a problem: Cameras, especially smartphone cameras, aren’t really built for taking pictures of complex lights in dark environments, and the results can be…embarrassing.
We’re not all professional photographers who know how to deal with this tricky situation, and that’s alright! Fortunately, your iPhone has a number of tools to help you take better Christmas light photos. Let’s catch up on the features and practices that will lead to amazing shots of Christmas festivities at night.