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How to Photograph Kids (who don’t want to be photographed)

by David PetersonWe all know about moody teenagers, right? In fact it's almost a cliché—mom takes camera to event, mom points camera at moody teenager, moody teenager ducks behind another person or object in order to avoid being photographed. It's maddening. And if you are the parent of that reluctant photographic subject, even more so.We all want to have pictures of our kids at various stages of life, from that adorable first day when a child isn't capable of ducking be...

How to Photograph Kids (who don’t want to be photographed)
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5 Myths About Backgrounds

by David PetersonBackgrounds are an important part of any image. They set the context, and can make a dull image interesting. Most of us are constantly in search of a background with character, feeling it will add something extra to shot. And it does, but sometimes it does so at the expense of what’s truly important. Here are 5 myths about backgrounds and photography.1. Backgrounds should have a lot of interesting detailsIn some cases it’s nice to have a background you can really get...

5 Myths About Backgrounds
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Crop or resize? What happens when you pick a lower pixel count setting

by David PetersonSometimes it helps to select a lower pixel count when taking a photo. It helps to reduce file size, allowing you to take a long continuous stream of photos or simply store more on your memory card. But what happens to the image when you do this? Does the camera crop the image, or does the image simply get resized?About pixels and pixel countsIt’s pretty hard to explain image quality without talking about pixels first. A pixel is a tiny dot of color. Your computer monitor h...

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What Photo Filters are Best

What Photo Filters are Bestby David PetersonOnce upon a time, a “photo filter” was one of those things you screwed on to the end of your lens. Filters came in different colors, and some of them even added special effects to your photos, such as a soft blur or a starburst effect. Today we still use some types of screw-on filters (most notably the polarizing filter and the neutral density filter), but most other physical filters have fallen out of use—primarily because post-proce...

What Photo Filters are Best
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The Best Goodbye Gift Ever

The best Goodbye Gift EverWell I would like to hold onto every special moment of my family and today I would like to share with you some great ideas on how to use your photos.So between juggling work and family when does one find the time to be creative ? There is so much going on in our busy lives that it sometimes feels like it is all going by to quickly and we will miss out on those special moments.A friend of mine has a 6 year old daughter who’s best friend is immigrating. She was look...

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Gift Of Memories

New Baby Gift IdeasI recently had a baby and my sister wanted to give me something totally unique and special, not just simply nappies from a gift registry at some big shop. Between juggling work and family she did not have the time to do something that is creative and personal, but then she went to the Q-Photo website and saw how she could create an amazing birth announcement.

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Dad’s 60th Birthday

We all have loads of photos of family and friends that we share on Face book or Instagram and then we forget about them. Well I would like to hold onto every special moment and today I would like to share with you some great ideas on how to use your photos.I needed a great gift idea for my dad’s 60th birthday – what do you give someone at that stage of life? Of course I needed something that would not be a huge mission to get done, I work full time and I have two children, so my life...

Dad’s 60th Birthday
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Create gifts with your photos

Q-Photo has extended our photo gift range with loads of new exciting products.

Create gifts with your photos
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