We tend to get a lot of questions around photography throughout the year, so we thought it'd be fun to write up a quick blog and share a few products we think are pretty amazing — gear, services and innovations to make it fun.
Looking for great gift ideas for a photography lover? These are some great gift ideas for under the tree or to help fill the stockings.
Gear // Cameras, Kits, and Lenses
Starting off with some professional gear:
Affordable camera kits for beginners:
Favorite portrait lenses:
Photographing children or moving objects? Consider...
On the move?
Just looking to kick up your iPhone images?
Editing // Software
Extras // Tripods, Bags, and More
Get Inspired // Online Tutorials, Subscriptions, and Books
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Every year we have clients asking where they should go to get holiday cards printed, photo enlargements, canvas prints, etc. To help simplify this year, we've created our list below. Many sites will offer holiday deals, so be sure to check back often.
There is no better way to correspond with friends and loved ones than a holiday card. Find the perfect holiday card for your style and budget, with luxe paper and printing. Our favorite: TinyPrints
Large Format Prints
If you're anything like me, getting ahead on holiday things helps keep me a bit more sane by the time the holidays ACTUALLY get here. So here we are... well before the season sharing our favorite holiday cards from Minted! Their cards seem to always have that extra little love in them that you can't find anywhere else.
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#1 Simple and Clean. If you're looking for something simple and clean consider the below. And yes! you should absolutely consider using one of your wedding photographs if you were married in 2017. Remember, less is more. Let the beauty of your photograph show.
#2 Whimsical with berries. Not into all the glitz of some holiday cards? Not to worry. These little watercolored berries are the perfect balance of a whimsical holiday style.
#3 Bold and Fun! Get creative with using several photos vs just one. While we absolutely love photographing family portraits, don't forget a few holiday cheer images in your home with the right lighting, adds a personal touch. Pair it with a joyful holiday card and it's as simple as that.
#4 Gold Foil. Last but not least, we can't help ourselves with all the foiled options from Minted! Here's our fav for 2017! It has that shimmer that just makes everyone smile (and in this case "sing")!
Be sure to check out all the designs over at Minted.com!
We love Minted Holiday cards for a number of reasons. First and foremost, their designs. They work with professional artists to bring you the best designs from modern to traditional styles. Secondly; the quality of their products. They print their cards on luxurious paper using some of the best printing techniques.
They're truly one of a kind and stand out from the other competitors.
Have you ever gone to place an order for an 8x10 of one of your favorite photos to find out you will lose an arm or leg with that chosen size?
How did this happen? It's all about aspect ratio. We'll do our best to explain.
Aspect Ratio is simply the width to height of a photograph.
Why are there different ratios?
To really understand you need to think about the history of photography.
Since the birth of 35mm, our prints and frames for larger images can somewhat be a torn in our side. We do our best to photograph your sessions with apply background to compensate for any cropping that may take place for enlargements.
Let us know if your need assistance in ordering prints.
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