If you do decide to shoot your own image, why not have a go at creating a festive backdrop? Creative Park
is packed with downloadable templates for Christmas decorations – there's everything from wreaths
and Santa ornaments
. You will also find lots of festive design ideas on the Creative Park app
, which is available for both iOS and Android – simply download from the App Store
or Google Play
. To print from the Creative Park app you will need to connect a compatible Canon PIXMA Inkjet printer – check the list of supported printer models
If you've chosen to get friends and family involved, get them dressed for the occasion in a home-printed Christmas sweatshirt. Canon's Iron-on Transfers are available for light fabric
or dark fabric
, depending on whether you intend to put your design on a white t-shirt or a dark sweatshirt or hoodie. Both versions work best on natural fabrics such as cotton. Simply print your design onto the transfer paper, cut it out and iron on to the fabric – check the instructions for more detailed information.
Now you've styled your festive shoot, you're ready to take your photo. You'll get the best quality image if you use your Canon camera for the shoot – the Canon EOS 850D
or the Canon EOS M50
would be ideal – but you can use your phone if you prefer. Any photo you like will do.