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Best Pittsburgh spots for your holiday selfies

Steven Adams
| Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
A child wearing a Santa Claus hat is silhouetted by Christmas lights as she watches the tree lighting ceremony at PPG Rink during Pittsburgh's annual Light Up Night on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.
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A child wearing a Santa Claus hat is silhouetted by Christmas lights as she watches the tree lighting ceremony at PPG Rink during Pittsburgh's annual Light Up Night on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.

There's nothing like a giant tree covered with lights to inspire selfies and family portraits.


We have some tips for making a photo you'll be proud to share.

First, pick your location. PPG Place is easily the most popular venue for holiday pictures in Pittsburgh.

#pittsburgh #ppgplace #merrychristmas #lovepgh

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But don't forget about Kennywood and Phipps.

You light up my whole world.

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#Phipps #annualtradition #ohchristmastree #datenight #christmas2017

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Make sure there's some light on the faces. Unless you're going for a silhouette you need to use some available light or pop a little flash to bring out those eyes and smiles.


Try placing yourselves off center so you don't block the fun background you traveled so far to capture. Moving a few steps away from the background can help you fit it into the frame.


Props can help.


Look for reflective surfaces to double the impact.

#mirrorselfie #ppgplace #smile

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If you're up for a challenge, head to The Point.


Most importantly, have fun.

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