Now that Christmas has passed, there is still time to plan some photographs using Christmas theme. And one great topic revolves around the Christmas Tree. So before you recycle your Christmas Tree you might want to consider using is as a prop for Holiday themed images that you can later license as stock and use for next years Christmas card.
I have photographed quite a few outdoor Holiday concepts over the years and had several planned for this Holiday season, but we have no snow yet for what I have planned.
There are the usual ideas such as the Christmas tree in a living room window with Christmas lights, both inside and outside, turned on. And the tree near a glowing fireplace. I have done those but find I enjoy the outdoor concept better.
Snow has not arrived where I live yet so I will have to wait myself, but in the mean time, here are a few ideas that are easy to do with your used tree before you recycle it.
How you shoot your Christmas tree in the outdoors depends on where you live. I live in the mountains and can easily shoot in the forest after the next snowfall. But I think there are excellent concept images that can take place anywhere from a front yard to placing the lit tree in the desert somewhere.
I am always brainstorming concepts that are not the norm such as a tree in the desert and this could be a marketable concept since you don’t normally see deciduous trees in the desert. What about a lit Christmas tree in an auto junkyard? Or a tree along a river bank surrounded by forest? The ideas are of course unlimited and it is your concept and idea that will make the image marketable. Here are some ideas I have shot in the past.