5 Photo Tips to Remember for Father’s Day

June 14, 2017

5 Photo Tips to Remember for Father’s Day

  Tip #1: Avoid harsh sunlight  Taking photos in harsh sunlight usually ends up being a bad experience for everyone. If you photograph dad in the sun, he will most likely end up squinting the whole time with the sun shining right at his face! You won’t be happy either with the harsh contrast in […]

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Picking the Best Photo File Sizes for Photo Products: What Does MailPix Accept?

July 16, 2015

Picking the Best Photo File Sizes for Photo Products: What Does MailPix Accept?

Ready to make a photo gift? Did you know that MailPix accepts photo file formats JPG, JPEG, PNG & TIFF.  That means you can use photos from a cell phone that has a camera, a point and shoot camera, a DSLR, or your analog art that has been scanned and converted into a digital file. When […]

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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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A teenager’s birthday party at the beach turned into a great photo opportunity. Lots of energy, bright light, and room to play.

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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March 5, 2015

Helpful Photo Scanning Tips: Part 2

Do you have albums, stacks and maybe shoeboxes full of old family photos? Like us here at MailPix, you recognize the value in all these precious memories and want to better preserve them for generations to come. Maybe it’s time to safeguard your photo memories by scanning and cataloguing them. To get some pointers we […]

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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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Group Photography Tips

January 29, 2015

Group Portrait Photography Tips & Techniques

Spring vacation and the gang’s all here, so we have assembled a few best quick photo tips for group shots. Depth of Field and f/8 Chances are, as the photographer creating the portrait, you will likely be fairly close to your subjects. As you get closer to your subjects, this yields a more shallow depth […]

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how to take professional pictures of people and babies

December 10, 2014

Eyes are the Prize: Portrait Tip

More often than not, great portraits use the eye as the focus point. Even if your subject is not looking straight into the lens, try to focus on the iris. Manually select an AF (auto focus) point that’s positioned over one of your subject’s eyes. Alternatively, use the camera’s central focus point to lock focus […]

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Camera Settings

December 3, 2014

A Starting Point for Basic Camera Settings

Have you already made your family photo holiday cards? If not, with Thanksgiving coming up in a few days there’s no time like the present to create your own holiday photo greetings cards to share with family and friends. The house will be decorated, and the family will be together. Whether you have a point […]

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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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