Welcome to portrait season--at some point between Thanksgiving and New Year's, every relative and friend within a day's drive will inhabit your living room. It's a great time to take pictures of all the folks you don't see very often.
This year, though, rather than just grabbing some casual snapshots, why not try to take some nice portraits that you can frame, preserve, and share? You don't need to ask anyone to dress up or pose. But you can dramatically increase the quality of your portraits with a little care when you set the proper exposure and flash settings, and then do a little editing afterward on your PC.
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