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Photo Books Photography Tips

Things to Know

Five Tried-and-True Tips for Shooting Like a Pro

Photo books are perfect for putting your memories on display, but being unfamiliar with photography can prevent you from getting great shots. Tired of blurry pictures? Can't figure out why all your photos look alike? We're here to help—you don't have to be a pro to create unique photo books with fabulous photos.

  1. The best photos have a high resolution, or pixel count. Set your camera to the highest resolution possible for the sharpest images. When uploading photos into your photo book, make certain they're all high resolution.
  2. For better balanced photos, imagine a nine-square grid in your viewfinder and position your subject at any intersection of the lines—just not in the middle. This will make your photos more interesting and your photo book more unique!
  3. Love the light. No matter how great you find a grainy or dark photo, low quality images will take away from the magic of your photo book. If indoors, shoot in front of a window or other well-lit place, or use your flash. If outdoors, try to avoid shooting directly into the sun or under it. If unavoidable, use your flash to lighten any shadows. A photo book full of well composed images will make your subjects shine!
  4. Focus, focus, focus! When snapping for your photo book, use your camera's automatic focus for crisp images. Using your flash (even outside) will also help deter the blur.
  5. Get close and be creative. Zooming in to avoid background distractions will create impactful images. Also, mixing up your angles (vertical shots!) and shooting from different distances can make all the difference in your photo book.

Ready to create your prized photo book? We can't wait to see what you come up with!