Saturday, October 31, 2009
Keep taking pictures for next month!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Halloween is just a few days away...do 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 costume...you'll be surprised at how quickly both kids and adults will get into it!
A FEW MORE TRICKS....OR TREATS?
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
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!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
We will be launching 2 new products at this party.
Holiday Card Line for 2009
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 email@example.com
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
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.
inserts & rsvp cards
envelopes & envelope printing
reception sign-in books
accordion display books
thank you cards
Premium Paper Options Include:
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
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
Keep taking pictures for next month!