Looking beyond the obvious ...
One word, my friend ... PANORAMA!
Originally Posted by seanhoxx
Honestly, deconstruct the tree by doing two sequenced shoots up the left, down the right. Tripod or not ... and remember to use AEL! Otherwise, it may look strange.
Photomerge the whole mess. I tell ya, with nothing moving, it could be way cool ... then CROP to frame the sucka! Sometimes, you just have to creatively deal with the nature of things. I'd demonstrate, but the tree STILL is not ready for display ... and I am STILL trying to get that last elephant in that PARKA!
Kind of a proof of concept ...
Okay ... the tree is not done (WIP), as I warned, but this is a seven-shot Panorama, from my easy chair ... to give you an idea.
I did it with the α100, the 18-250 lens and the pop-up flash. Yes, AEL was used. And yes, that is a bear-a-lope! A rare western find.
I even have the ornaments themselves helping me with it.