Saturday, October 31, 2009

Octobers Photo Winners

Thanks to all that entered our October Photo Contest. The winners are listed below. The Viewers Choice Award was also one of our favorites, so we bumped it up to second place. The winners can pick up their prizes at Pro Digital Photos.

Keep taking pictures for next month!

1st Place (Weston Colton)
$20 Gift Certificate to Chili's Restaurant

2nd Place & Viewers Choice Award (Lizzy Pinckney)
$10 Gift Certificate to Pro Digital Photos

3rd Place (Mandy Lee Taylor)
$10 Gift Certificate to Pro Digital Photos

Friday, October 30, 2009

Girls Day Out

Today, the girls at Pro Digital Photos took the day off and went to the "Good Things Utah" show for a day away from the office. It was a lot of fun because the hosts where in their Halloween costumes.

We then went out to lunch at the Red Iguana.....yummy!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Photo Tips

Greetings Fellow Photographers!

Halloween is just a few days you have your costume ready? How about your camera? Make sure your battery is charged and your memory card is empty, because Halloween is a great holiday for photography! Trick-or-treaters, jack-o'-lanterns, costume parties, and decorated haunted houses will surely be a part of your Halloween weekend, so grab your camera and read on for my Halloween photo tips!


Nothing says "Halloween" like a picture of a jack-o'-lantern, but many people never seem to get a good shot of their favorite carved pumpkin. Usually, the problem is your flash. Most cameras will pop the flash automatically, especially if it's dark. However, the tone of the flash is cold compared to the warm glow from the jack-o'-lantern, so the photo doesn't turn out like you want it to. To fix this, turn off your flash, raise your ISO to 400 or 800, and slow down the shutter speed. Also, try using a tripod or table to avoid a blurry photo.


Costumes are the centerpiece of any Halloween celebration. They come in many varieties, from last minute masks to elaborately planned group themes. Wearing a costume on Halloween is expected almost anywhere you go, but my number one piece of advice for photographing costumes is to take the pictures early! The makeup is still fresh, the masks are on, and the kids' sugar rushes have not yet hit their peak. Take several photos: group shots, individual shots, posed shots, and candids. Use backgrounds to enhance your photo, like a spooky tree or a decorated yard. Also, compose your photo to be appropriate for the costumes in the picture. For example, a beautiful princess will look better on a grand staircase than at a haunted cemetery. Encourage your subjects to act the part of the'll be surprised at how quickly both kids and adults will get into it!


The autumn leaves and colors make a great background for Halloween photos. Weather permitting, be sure to capture the autumn colors in your photos.

- Play around with night mode on your camera. It will pop a flash but allow for ambient light to show in the background, which can create a wonderful (and sometimes spooky) color shift.

-Try shooting from different angles rather than straight on. A unique angle can turn an ordinary photo into a fantastic one!

- Try a few different techniques a day or two in advance, so when Halloween arrives, you'll know how to get the perfect shot!

- Convert your Halloween photos to black and white or sepia to add suspense or enhance their overall "spookiness."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October Photo Contest Entries - ACTION

Below are the photo entries for October, with the theme of ACTION.

Viewers are allowed to leave their comments for a one time vote to determine the "Viewers Choice Award/3rd place winner". To vote, enter your favorite photo number in the comment section. Our panel of judges determine the 1st and 2nd place winners. The top 3 winners will be posted on October 31st. Good Luck!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Don't Forget

Don't forget to come and invite all your friends to our first time ever Photo Book party!

It is this Thursday, October 22nd from 7pm-9pm. We are having it at 4-Chairs in Lindon (150 S. State).

You won't want to miss the FREE giveaways including FREE Photo Books!

We will also be launching our new 2009 holiday card collection.

We will also be launching our new accordion books.

Refreshments will be served.
We hope to see you there! :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Give Away Today

Pro Digital Photos will be featured on the Give Away Today's blog on Friday, October 23rd. Make sure to check their blog that day to enter for a chance to win one of our great giveaways!

Our 1st give away is a FREE photo book & a FREE accordion book.

Our 2nd give away is a set of FREE holiday cards from our new 2009 collection.

Make sure to tell all your family and friends to enter!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Photo Contest - ACTION

October's photo contest theme is ACTION.
Get creative and start taking pictures!

Anyone can enter this contest. There are no rules regulating design to your photo by using programs such as Photoshop.

All photo entries must be emailed as a digital file to by the 25th of each month.

Only 1 entry per person/per month.

The 1st and 2nd place winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. The 3rd place winner is our viewers choice award.

We will post all entries to our blog each month on the 26th for our viewers to help vote for the viewers choice award!

The winners will be announced on our blog the last day of each month.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mark Your Calendar

Photo Book Party

Pro Digital Photos is hosting its first Photo Book Party and you are invited! Stop by our open house for some fun Halloween refreshments and to mingle with friends. Every half hour a presentation will be given on how easy it really is to make a creative photo book for you and your family using our free custom software.

You won't want to miss our FREE GIVEAWAYS including PHOTO BOOKS!

Where & When

4-Chairs (150 S. State St. Lindon)
7pm-9pm (Open House)

We have chosen 4-Chairs as our party location. They have the cutest show room and a fun party room upstairs with plenty of room. We will have a large screen display and many sample photo books.

New Products

We will be launching 2 new products at this party.

  1. Holiday Card Line for 2009

  2. 3x3 & 5x7 accordion books

Get Free Stuff

Information will be given out on how to host your own party. Hosting a party is a fun way to get together with all of your friends. Get free products, make money, and have fun!

If you are interested in hosting a party, please email

4-Chairs will also let anyone host any type of party at their facility for FREE! Less mess at your house and a fun place to meet!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bridal Fair - Provo High School

Our flier hand out for the Bridal Fair

Do you know someone that is getting married? If so, make sure you send them to the Provo High School Bridal Fair Saturday, October 17th from 9am-6pm. IT'S FREE!!

Pro Digital Photos is hosting a booth at the show to feature our new press printed products. We have listed some of our samples below.

Jumbo Card - Double Sided

5x7 - Double Sided

Folded Card

Layout Card - Folded

Tri - Fold Cards

Additional Wedding Services Include:
custom creations
inserts & rsvp cards
envelopes & envelope printing
reception sign-in books
accordion display books
thank you cards

Premium Paper Options Include:
UV coating

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

i ♥ faces

I found this fun blog called i ♥ faces.

They have weekly photo contests that you can enter and win great prizes.

This week is actually a non-judge fun week where you share your story in photos with the theme of
“My Favorite Things.”
Check our their blog for more details.

I have also posted their link under our "creative options" on the right column of our Pro Digital Photos blog.

Monday, October 5, 2009

September's Photo Winners

Thanks to all that entered our Septembers Photo Contest. The winners are listed below and where determined by our viewer votes. The winners can pick up their prizes at Pro Digital Photos.

Keep taking pictures for next month!

1st Place (Jamie Robinson)
$20 Gift Certificate to Cafe Rio

2nd Place (Lindsey Nelson)
$10 Gift Certificate to Pro Digital Photos

3rd Place (Andrew Nelson)
$10 Gift Certificate to Pro Digital Photos