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Egg-cellent Easter Photography Tips

Egg-cellent Easter Photography Tips

With Easter about a week away, now is the time to work on and continue to grow your Easter photography skills. You can work on your Easter photoshoot in the same vein as you did photographing over Christmas. Getting egg-cellent-Easter-photos in your Easter photo session can be achieved with a combination of some photography tips, tutorials and recommendations for digital cameras and lenses for you. Whether this is the first Easter where you are focusing on your photography as a beginner, or if you are taking professional Easter pictures, this is the perfect time for setting up and taking those beautiful photos this Easter Sunday.

When trying to set up for your Easter photoshoot you can DIY, as we previously delineated. So let’s explore some photography tips and photo ideas on how to get the most out of your exposures this Easter season.


Easter Photo Tips

Taking Easter Photos of your whole family and loved ones this Easter can make for some egg-cellent fun Easter! Don’t forget to explore our photoshoot ideas below and equipment recommendations. These will assist you in obtaining those high quality Easter images and videos, and getting those wonderful memories to look back on.

1. Talk to your family about putting on their Easter outfits. Dressing in their holiday best will show gorgeous memorable exposures as you grab those beautiful close up shots of your subjects.

2. Add some baby photos of your family members to your scene. Having baby photos of your subject, possibly in Easters of past years will only add to the appeal of your new still images and videos.

3. Get some photos of your Easter egg hunt. Having family photos of this fun adventure with your colorful eggs, small chocolate bunnies and a a large Easter Bunny really add to the theme of your still photos and videos.

4. Focus on pastel colors that go with the Easter theme as commonly found on plastic eggs. Yellows, pinks and other floral colors are great to go with. These will match up with many of the pastel colorings of spring flowers in bloom, which are also great to get in your Easter photos.

5. Have your family members or friends on your Easter egg hunt dress up with Bunny ears holding their Easter baskets. This is a perfect time to get those hilarious candid shots as your family searches and searches and tries to win the egg hunt.

6. For beginners we recommend using the Auto Focus mode on your camera, as this will ensure that your camera takes all of the aspects of your environment and set the camera settings accordingly. As you become a more experienced photographer, or if you would like gain more detailed control over camera settings try using Manual Mode. This will allow you to chose settings that cater to your scene without having to rely on a more basic autofocus.

7. As shake and blur are always something of concern during photography, try to use a tripod to help avoid this common issue with handheld photography. A sturdy tripod will add wonders to most cameras IBIS or in body stabilization.

8. Watch your camera flash appropriately. If you have the flash set when shooting outdoors, you may have too much distortion of the image because of the ambient light from the sun.

9. Taking Easter photos with a great Bokeh effect is the icing on the cake for your exposures. Hone the camera in on your subject and set the camera for a blurred background. This will get you a gorgeous exposure focused in on every detail of your subjects including their face and eyes and with a beautiful Bokeh effect.

10. Use post processing software like Adobe Lightroom or others to make any DIY changes to your image exposure from a large number of templates.

11. Try taking some photos with your smartphone like an iPhone such as selfies with your family members. You can use apps from your smartphone or from your camera if it is connected to it’s companion app to upload photos to your social media page. What better way to show off your Easter Photography skills.

Recommended Photography Equipment

To begin with, when photographing an Easter photoshoot is to have a great digital camera. So we will begin with our recommendations in that category:


Beginning with the amazing Canon EOS R5 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body + 24-105mm F4L IS USM Lens Kit 4147C013 and it’s standout features:

  • Canon’s all-new 45 Megapixel full-frame sensor powers the amazing image quality found on this camera.

  • Can shoot in 8K DCI cinematic movie capture with the ability to remove and use 35.4 Megapixel still images from the movie sampling.

  • The Canon EOS R5 camera is the first digital camera in Canon’s mirrorless camera to have an extremely powerful DIGIC X Image Processor. This will assist greatly in showing the sharp and vibrant details of your image stills and videos.

  • A great silent shutter mode still allowing you to get photos at up to 20 fps. This is great for wildlife photography so as not to scare off the subjects of your image. That might include an Easter Bunny in your live Easter Egg Hunt. There is also a mechanical shutter mode capable of recording in up to 12 FPS.

  • Amazing autofocus performance with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (autofocus) II covering Approx. 100% Area with 1,053 Autofocus Areas. The autofocus system offers better subject eye and face recognition, is great for fast paced photography, and is amazing even in low light conditions.

  • Shoot freely and with amazing quality thanks to this camera’s ability to capture uncropped 8K video shooting at up to 29.97fps, and 4K video shooting at up to 119.9fps. So you are getting 8K HDR shooting ability and the ability to shoot in RAW uncompressed footage for greater post processing and editing.

  • The EOS R5 offers 5-axis IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilization) which is such a boon for photographers as they work to eliminate shake and blur commonly found in handheld photography. We still recommend adding a tripod for added support.

  • A great OLED EVF or Electronic Viewfinder with 0.5” 5.76 Million Dots OLED EVF and 120fps refresh rate, included with a Vari-angle touch LCD screen, you have lots of great viewing options for recording and playback of your photos and videos.

  • There is a dual memory card slot which supports the super speed and larger capacity CF express memory cards and UHS-II SD Memory Cards rated slot. So you get plenty of room for onboard storage capacity.

  • Wi-Fi on the long range 2.4 Ghz network and bluetooth are included with this camera. Use the the bluetooth to connect to the Canon Camera Connect app for post processing and editing. This can also be done if the camera is wired into your PC through one of it’s connectivity ports.


The next camera we would like expound on is the Nikon Z 50 DX-format Mirrorless Camera w/ NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm & 50-250mm VR Lens.

The included specs and features of this very affordable DSLR camera are amazing. Let’s review.

  • This camera with its vast array of specs and features comes in at a great price point and is currently discounted.

  • The camera comes with two NIKKOR Z DX lenses, so you get a variety of focal lengths and zoom capabilities with the 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and the 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR Lens. Close up shots with the 16-50mm lens will create beautiful photos.

  • The powerful 20.9 Megapixel DX-Format CMOS Image Sensor will have your images shining bight and gorgeously for all to view.

  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth which allow for connection to Nikon's SnapBridge app, so you can connect your camera to a compatible device such as a smartphone like an iPhone and use it as a remote for your camera.

  • With 209-Point Hybrid Autofocus and great subject eye and face detection, your Easter photos will be capture exactly what you want from your scene in your exposure.

  • EXPEED 6 Image Processing for fast and accurate image capturing and reproduction.

  • 4K Ultra HD Video Recording with HDR capabilities will have your photoshoot standout with an amazing amount of pixel readout and accurate color representation.

  • 2 Customizable function buttons on the front of the camera, allow you to set your quick action settings that you need right at your fingertips for quick and easy change of settings.

  • As this is an interchangeable lens camera, you can use lenses from other manufacturers, however you may need a mounting adapter to ensure compatibility of the lens with the camera. Please refer to your user manual for your lens of choice.


Another option is to look at a camcorder for your Easter photoshoot. The Canon Vixia HF G70 UHD 4K Camcorder Bundle with BP-820 Battery Pack and More will fit all of your needs and more. This fantastic camera bundle package includes some amazing things to compliment this great camcorder.

  • Shoot in high quality 4K with this camcorder’s 4K sensor and DIGIC DV6 image processor which will consistently give you sharp vibrant Ultra High Definition Photos.

  • The 4K recording capability can be accomplished up to 30FPS for a nice, clear and fast frame to frame refresh rate.

  • Full HD recording or recording in 1080 x 1920p can done with a refresh rate of up to 60FPS.

  • An included LCD screen and EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) let you view and focus in on the areas of your scene you want to show up in your exposure.

  • Use the high speed USB-C port for livestreaming directly from the camera via UVC to a Windows PC or Mac computer. So you can show off your peeps and family members having a fun easter, all in real time.

  • There is an advanced Hybrid AF system with focusing speed adjustable for either Fast or Smooth AF. Capturing your subject in high quality photos and videos, can also be done with these features while shooting in manual mode. We have previously espoused on the benefits of shooting in manual mode.

  • There is Dual memory card Slot rated for SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. So you get double the storage capacity. We always recommend purchasing spare memory cards for long shooting sessions and in case of failure of one of the inserted memory cards.

  • Included in this camera bundle are: a Deco Gear Camera Bag for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras, High speed class 3 performance Lexar Professional 1066x 64GB SDXC UHS-I memory Card and built in ND filters.

Gadget Items

Want to add to some pastel colored gadget or film cameras and their accoutrements? Look no further than the great lineup of Instax film cameras from Fujifilm.

One of their camera’s that we keep going back to as we absolutely love this one is the Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera, Pastel Blue with Holiday Photo Bundle. This camera offers a unique retro photography experience.

  • The Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 has a great retro look of a film camera.

  • Feel free to take selfies with ease over the Easter holiday with your loved ones. The Fujifilm With it’s proprietary built in selfie lens, it’s as simple as depressing the shutter in Selfie mode.

  • Very easy to use. With a quick twist of the lens to turn on the camera and then twist again for close up mode. Depress the shutter button for a quick release, capturing those images quickly.

  • This is a great camera for beginners looking to take quick and easy film printed photos. The camera will automatically adjust to ambient light, and make the necessary adjustments to the shutter speed, flash brightness and other settings.

  • With this iconic looking instant photo camera, you can use the Instax Up app from Fuji. So get ready to put your jaw dropping Easter photos on social media. The app also offers some additional features as well.

  • With the Instax instant Film your instant image printing can make for exposures which will look great in a photography book.

  • The included holiday bundle comes with all of these amazing items: Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 Instant Camera (Pastel Blue), 10pk White Border Film, Printed Photo Album: Holds 32 INSTAX MINI photos, "Love" printed photo holder with magnet: Holds 1 INSTAX MINI photo, and an Idea Book. Great bang for your buck.



When it comes to pairing your new digital camera with a great lens, you can’t go wrong with some of the great offerings from class leader Sigma.

Whether, you are looking for a good general use Prime lens, a telephoto or zoom lens, Sigma has you covered. Creating amazing lenses since it’s inception in 1961, Sigma makes lenses for some of today’s leading camera manufacturer mounts like Sony, Canon, Nikon and others. So regardless of desired focal length and feature set, Sigma has you covered.

Enjoy your Easter

Enjoy setting up your Easter photoshoot with ease using our photography tips. These photoshoot ideas coupled with on of the great recommended cameras will help you this Easter and in years to come. Now is the perfect time of the year to grow your photo skills and capture egg-cellent photos. So enjoy your holiday, have fun and most importantly Happy Easter!



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