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Tis the Season for #ChristmasLights Aesthetics

Thinking of a new cliche to shamelessly bandwagon? As the seasons change and the new year approaches, the amount of potential fire hazards for trendy Instagram pictures return at an alarming rate.  There are many iterations and creative ways to use Christmas lights. The string of lights does offer a way of lighting a subject in a very dramatic manner and can set a warm or romantic mood, but like many props in the photography world, it is hard to execute seasonal techniques without becoming overdone and borderline cringey. I think its the fact that the process to achieve a certain photo is seen. The image of people intentionally wrapping themselves, or even their children in these electric wires, is what creates this sense of uneasiness among critics like myself. All that aside, people will not hesitate to hit that like button! Cliche away!

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