July 9, 2015

3 Ideas to Make the Most out of a Lousy Photography Location, Part 2

Here’s part 2 of our two-part article on how to get more interesting photos when you’re stuck with an icky shooting environment. Keeping your focus on your subject is what counts–whether you are taking photographs of the kids, family or your pets. Size up the situation and take a few suggestions for making the most […]

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July 2, 2015

4 Ideas to Make the Most out of a Lousy Photography Location, Part 1

Sometimes you really don’t have much to work with when you’re out doing a spontaneous photo session, so we’ve assembled a few things to take your subjects out of a lame location and into a dreamy shot. Your goal is to focus on subjects, so whether it’s your kids, pets, family or oldest daughter and […]

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June 11, 2015

More Photo Gift Ideas to Make for Father’s Day

Looking for a Father’s Day gift idea that’s on the more traditional side? An obvious photo gift to prep right now is a Photo Canvas on an Easel that Dad can place on his desk at work. Photos are printed on a quality canvas that’s then stretched over a lightweight backing to give a frameless […]

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June 4, 2015

5 Pointers for Great Group Photos

School year graduations, family reunions, summer vacation time—you could say it’s family photo season.  Put your new smartphone or DSLR camera to use and prep your best photographs of the gang. To capture the spark of the moment within the frame, here are a few family photo tips: Start Here: Placing People You may be […]

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May 20, 2015

Tiny Tots on Set: Let Kids Direct a Photo Shoot

Childrens’ fascination with things used by their parents starts early. If you have an inquisitive tot, or even teen, how about handing off the camera to them? Let them art direct a few photos. The session will be memorable, will give a new POV to your photos, and you may even inspire a new artistic […]

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May 18, 2015

Photographing Camera-Shy Kids

Some kids love to pose for the camera. Others hate it. So how do you get over the camera-shy hurdle? Start by finding out what they don’t like about being photographed, then try to spin it into a positive. Can it become more interactive or become a game? Do they need to be with a […]

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March 23, 2015

8″ x 10″ Photo Enlargements at MailPix

Talk about a photo picture-perfect! MailPix has the best 8″ x 10″ photo prints around. See our monthly specials and current pricing for an 8″x10″ photos on the MailPix homepage. Order a photo enlargement for your wall, desk at work, gift for the grandparents, to share a holiday moment and more. 8×10 photos are available in […]

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February 4, 2015

5 Pet Photography Tips

Dogs, cats, birds, goldfish—pet photography is not as easy as you think. We’ve got 5 simple tips to keep in mind. 1. What’s Their Personality? Your pet has a personality. Capture that, and you’ll have a winning photo that will strike a chord every time you look at it. Do a little thinking about what […]

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Thanksgiving Photography

November 26, 2014

Tasty Turkey: Food Photo Tips

Log onto a social media site Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) and we bet more than half the posts you see will be shared around dinner hour–and will be snapshots of food and drink. Want to make your food photos look as good as what you see in real life? Here are a few tips: Natural Light […]

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November 17, 2014

Colors Ablaze with Fall Photography

Grab a camera, coral the kids, gather up some colorful (non-clashing, yet harmonious) outerwear, then pack a picnic and your MailPix photo fleece picnic blanket. You’re taking the family for a colorful mini-vacation. Autumn is one of the most colorful times of the year to photograph. Shoot with leaves in the backyard or a park, […]

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