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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What is the Sensor Size in your SmartPhone and DSLR?

What is the Sensor Size in your SmartPhone and DSLR?

Digital camera sensors come in many sizes these days, ranging from medium format (high-end costly camera) to what is placed into a smartphone. Sensor size and technology directly affect the quality of your images. Comparing Sensor Sizes To understand sensor size we should start by knowing that today’s digital camera sensors are sized in relation […]

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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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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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Big with 24×36 Photo Poster Prints

Just think what you could print as a 24 × 36 Photo Poster Print. Mailpix has big and bold photo poster prints for birthday party memories, group shots from t-ball league or sunny day photo close-ups of the kids. Your image will fill the paper—bottom to top and side to side. Colors are deep and […]

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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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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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Taking photos is a fun hobby and these tips will help you take better pictures

Photo Tips for Beginners

1. Use the Rule of Thirds The rule of thirds can instantly improve your photography skills once applied. Look to the right for an example. Notice that grid on the photo? Essentially, the rule of thirds tells you to place your subject of interest where the lines intersect in the photo. Your natural tendency may […]

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Photo Tips for experts to help you take better photos

Photo Tips for Experts

1. Focus on the eyes for portrait photography The eyes are the first place most people look when viewing a portrait, so make sure they’re in focus. Also, keep the eyes in the upper third of the image for a more compelling composition. In the photo pictured on the right, the eyes are in focus […]

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3 Easy-to-Make Father’s Day Photo Gift

There are a lot of dads out there who drink coffee and tea while at work—and en route to work—so our first suggestion is a handful: adorn a Photo Mug with your family’s smiling mugs. MailPix gives you three brew holding options to prep for a great Father’s Day gift. You can make a tall […]

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