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Embracing Traditions - Stunning Photoshoots for Lunar New Year

Embracing Traditions - Stunning Photoshoots for Lunar New Year

August 09, 2023 09:07 PM by Isaias J | Discover

The Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year is the festival that starts the lunar calendar. It is celebrated in East Asian countries like China, Korea, and Vietnam. This article will go over some of the things you can do to create a memorable New Year's Photoshoot.

Lunar New Year Photoshoot

Some activities that occur during the Lunar New Year include spring cleaning, reunion dinners, red envelopes, lion and dragon dances, fireworks, and lantern festivals. The Chinese New Year usually lasts 16 days, beginning with the Chinese New Year’s Eve in the Lantern Festival.

Lunar New Year Photoshoot

You may want to consider setting up shoots for shopping, home decorations, capturing red, capturing fireworks, getting photos with friends and family, and using lanterns and food.

Planning Stage

When creating a photoshoot, you may want to figure out an important Lunar New Year theme you would like to focus on. From there, you can create a wardrobe plan, select a location, and gather any props that you may need for the photoshoot.

Color red Lunar Celebrations

A wardrobe plan may include reds and blacks. Additionally, gold works well together. Think of color theory and the tips of colors that may work for you. Also, consider what you already have in your wardrobe that would match your location. Be wary of wearing full blacks.

Traditional clothing may include the “Tang Suit” that came from the Tang Dynasty. Tang suits are often silk but sometimes made in cotton. Generally, silks are reflective to light and will bounce a fair amount off of the fabric. You will see Tang Suits in red.

Ways to celebrate Lunar New Year

Additional female dresses include the Qipao which are made of silk as well and have Chinese fashion designs on them, they come from the Qing Dynasty.

Additionally, the Zhongshan Suit after Sun Zhongshan may be a choice for older family members.

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Create a Budget

Creating a budget is essential for getting the things you want and need in your final photoshoot. Some things you may want to consider include the props, background locations, photographer, model, or a stylist for your photoshoot.

Lunar New Year

Background locations can be anywhere but should relate to the Lunar New Year. Consider creating photos with red or golds. Chinatown may be a great place to get started with finding a place to take photos.

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Find Props and Other Decorations

Consider light decorations, patterns, carpets, plates, or anything red. Paper decorations may also work well in these situations, or you could DIY your own Lunar New Year decorations.

Ideas for Your Lunar New Year

From traditional symbols to modern interpretations, Lunar New Year props add a touch of charm and authenticity to your decorations. Red lanterns, symbolizing luck and prosperity, illuminate the atmosphere with their warm glow, while intricately designed paper cutouts showcase the artistry of the holiday. Displaying the Chinese character "福" (fu), meaning "good fortune," is a cherished tradition that resonates hope for the coming year.

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Ornamental tangerines and oranges, representing wealth and longevity, bring color and fragrance to the ambiance. Delightful dragon and lion puppets symbolize power and ward off evil spirits, adding a playful element to your space. Incorporating these Lunar New Year props not only adorns your celebrations but also honors the rich traditions and aspirations of this cultural milestone. Each prop carries a meaningful story, infusing your festivities with deeper connections and harmonious blessings for the year ahead.

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In Conclusion

The Lunar New Year holds immense cultural significance in East Asian countries like China, Korea, and Vietnam. This article has provided insights into creating a memorable New Year's photoshoot that captures the essence of this festive occasion. With activities ranging from spring cleaning to fireworks displays and lantern festivals, the Lunar New Year offers a plethora of opportunities for creative and meaningful photography.

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