Try it out on some ornaments or decorations around the house. Remember your camera has a minimum focusing distance. That means you can only get so close to something without it going out of focus. If you are using your zoom, you may have to back up just a little. You will get used to your camera with some practice. Some cameras have a super macro too. That one lets you get really close, sometimes within about an inch of something. Remember to take your camera out of the macro setting when you start taking regular distance photos and snapshots of the family.
You will want to get some shots of these things too...
Holiday Wrapping and Preparations
Shopping List(s) and Wish List(s)
Gifts under the Tree
Decorating Cookies and Santa's Plate of Cookies
Everyone in their Pajamas Christmas Eve
Singing, Playing Games and Watching Holiday Movies
Holiday Cards you Received or Sent
Holiday Decorations - Table, Outside and Inside Decor
Letter to Santa and Visiting Santa
Remember to take lots of photos and don't forget to jot down notes for your scrapbooks. Take some photos of people unwrapping gifts. If someone sent you something or gave you a gift, send the photo of the unwrapping in a thank you note. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a great Holiday Season!