Friday, December 16, 2005

[TIPS] - Top Ten Tips for Better Pictures

As we approach the Christmas break when many of us will be taking tons of pictures with our (new?) digital cameras, I thought you might appreciate these pages with tips for taking better pictures. But, even before you look at these sites, READ THE MANUAL! There's a LOT to learn about a digital camera, so KNOW YOUR CAMERA.
 
 
 
 
So you've taken a bunch of pictures. Now what? Some people take the memory stick to a local Wal-Mart or Costco's or Sams's, etc, and print them themselves. The machines are easy to use (relatively speaking, of course) and they even allow you to do some last minute editing such as cropping, rotating, etc.
 
Another option, if you have a high speed internet access, is to upload them to one of the many sites out there where you can have FREE UNLIMITED STORAGE, get prints, purchase gifts with your images on them, and even share the albums with friends where they can even choose to get a print made, as well. There are many such sites, including Yahoo (create an account - free), SNAPFISH (especially for Comcast customers), Kodak, Shutterbug, and I'm sure there are others. I know that Snapfish is currently charging $.12 per 4x6" print. Hard to beat, even with shipping costs. I've even ordered mugs and sweatshirts with images printed on them. Very nice. (http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jgates513/detail?.dir=/c58a&.dnm=4274.jpg&.src=ph&.tok=phnlXGEBYcRdOcsF) - an example of a shared image.
 
So, if you're going to get getting into the world of digital cameras, be prepared to practice what you preach about being a "life-long learner." :-)  And - ENJOY!!!
 
 

 

1 comment:

Kristin said...

http://www.hp.com/united-states/consumer/digital_photography/take_better_photos/index.html

Take Better Photos

Tips and techniques from HP Digital Photography to improve your digital photos and make them stand out in your photo album.