Welcome to the holiday season. Starting at Halloween and continuing through Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's, this is the time of year when photo opportunities with your friends and family come thick and fast. It's as though the multicolored leaves, falling snow, and neighborhood light shows are conspiring to persuade us to fire up the camera. Here are some tips to help you take the best pictures this season. (And also be sure to check out how to take special-occasion portraits for even more photo tips.)
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