Whether you're working to keep up with the neighbors or working to enter Patch's "Deck the House" contest, here are some tips to get you started.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Did you spend the weekend decorating your front yard with lights? Before you show it off, check out these tips from Patch photographer Edward Maurer. Maurer recommends a tripod, a timer and a camera with the ability to adjust the shutter speed. But he also shows you how to take a holiday lights photo with your iPhone — and how to have fun with your images. Do you have a tip to share? Post it in the comments here. And then, after you practice, enter our Deck The House contest - you could win $100,000 for West Bloomfield Schools!
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to the West Bloomfield Public Schools.
Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8 you will be able to vote for the Best Decked House in all of Patch. The grand…