Thursday, July 30, 2009

Digital Press Products

We just started offering press printed products. Our new machine can print anything you want such as tri-folds, double sided cards, business cards, mailers, postcards, etc. It also prints on 4 different paper options: standard, pearl, linen, and pearl/linen combined.
Check out our press printed products page to see more products and to download our FREE software that gives you templates to create these products. We are in the process of adding more products to this page! Our store front also has samples you can come and see.

These products are great for marketing materials.

These products are also great for announcements such as wedding, baby, graduation, and greeting cards.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tips, Tricks & Techniques to Improve Your Photography

I found this great website for photographers to get tips on their photography. It also has some useful forums to discuss topics of your concern with other photographers.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


We are now on facebook!
Make sure you add us as your fan!
Our link is on the right side of our blog.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Growing up to be JPEGS!!

Are your kids growing up to be JPEGS?
Are you and your family growing up to be JPEGS?


I strongly encourage all of you to print your memories.
You should print 4x6's of all your
favorite pictures to put in an album,
or create a fun photo book each year
of your most favorite pictures.

I have set a goal to have all my favorite pictures printed and put into matching albums. So far I have finished 2003-2008. I am now starting on my 2009 prints. And I still need to go as far back as 2001, (when I started using a digital camera).

I chose albums that allow me to write captions on the side.

I purchased my photo albums from Target.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Summer Road Trips

Greetings Fellow Photographers!

Summer is in full swing! This time of year, many families hit the open road on vacation, making memories along every mile that are cherished for years to come. So gas up the car, grab your camera, and check out these tips for photographing theme parks, scenics, and the road!

Theme Parks

A family day at a theme park has infinite photo opportunities, but dusk is usually the best time for getting a great outdoor shot because of the combination of natural light and light from the attractions. Also, use a wrist strap on your camera to keep it safe; taking pictures of your family on a roller coaster is fun and exciting...until you drop your camera! Speaking of keeping your camera safe, make sure your camera stays dry on water rides.

No summer road trip is complete without a few scenic views along the way. The best time to shoot scenics is during the sun's golden hours: sunrise or sunset. When you are framing your shot, it is usually best to avoid placing your subject dead center in the photo. Instead, place it on the left, right, top, or bottom, and the photo will be much more interesting (this is called the "rule of thirds"). Make your shot more personal by adding a family member, your car, or another object. A picture of the Grand Canyon is great, but putting a family member in the shot makes it much more personal. Another fun technique to try is using a different point of focus, like focusing on a blooming flower in the corner of your shot with a canyon or mountain in the background.

On the Road
One of the best parts about a road trip is the trip itself; getting there is half the fun! So, don't put your camera away just because you are on the road (of course, leave the driving to the driver and the picture-taking to everyone else!). Capture the feel of your trip. If it is hot and dry, figure out how to capture the heat in your photos, like including empty water bottles or sweaty foreheads. Use humor as well; the kids sleeping in front of a beautiful scenic view or landmark will make a hilarious shot later. Slow shutter speed pan shots are another fun thing to try when you're on the road: use a slow shutter speed, press the button, and pan the camera to the side as it is taking the shot. A good resulting shot will be focused on one thing with blur and movement surrounding it. Finally, get candid pictures of the car's interior. After all, it's where you spent most of your time!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Utah Valley Magazine

Pro Digital Photos was featured in the "Utah Valley Magazine"
If you follow this link, you can read the fun article of how the company got started.
p. 80-81

Scrapbook Night

The Pleasant Grove Rec Center is hosting its (Semi-Annual All-Nighter Scrapbook Night).
July 10, 2009
547 S. Locust Ave. Pleasant Grove, UT
For questions, please call (801) 785-4792

Bring your friends and all your scrapbook supplies!

Pro Digital Photos will be having a vendor booth displayed. We will be giving out our software to make digital scrapbooks and 12x12 scrapbook pages.

Stop by our booth to get coupons to print your 12x12 pages for FREE!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fourth of July Photo Tips

Bring a tripod and flashlight to the firework display.

If you don't have firework mode, set your camera to manual mode: ISO 200, aperture f/8, and shutter speed between 5 and 15 seconds. After you take a few pictures, take a look at how they are turning out, and adjust the shutter speed accordingly (leave the ISO and f-stop alone).

Include a landmark in the photo, such as a statue, stadium, park, lake, or whatever the surrounding area includes. As the fireworks explode, they will light up the landmark beautifully.

Remember that fireworks come fast and furious during the finale of the show. Therefore, you may need to decrease your shutter speed. 15 seconds will likely be overexposed during the finale. Try 5 seconds instead.