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Top 3 Outdoor Photo Tips for Holiday Cards

28 Oct

Last year we shared our favorite outdoor photo tips for holiday cards.  It was a very popular post! We thought we would share our top 3 tips as so many of you take advantage of getting some great outdoor pictures during the Fall season.

  1. ANGLE.  If taking pictures of children, your pictures will look better if you squat down and take the picture at the level of your subject.  Brilliant!
  2. OUTDOORS.  The lighting is much better outdoors than indoors.
  3. CLOUDY SKIES.  Overcast days actually make for great picture taking because there is no sun glare or over exposure.

Do you have any favorite picture taking tips that you swear by?  Share your ideas with us!

Happy Snapping!
XOXO

Jennifer

Oh What Fun it is to …

4 Dec

 

Oh what fun it is to … see your products in the press! Here at The Stationery Studio, we have been overjoyed with the press we’ve received this Holiday season.  We thought we’d share “the buzz” with you, too!  If you’re hosting a party or are still looking for the perfect gift, maybe these ideas will inspire you.

Still haven’t found that perfect card? Check out out beautiful selection of holiday cards that were featured on The Today Show!

Hosting a party?  Our “Keep Calm” napkins were featured on Food Network as their favorite Holiday Gifts under $50!

Going to a party?  These personalized coasters featured in People StyleWatch will surely impress the host!

Know a young artist in the making?  Our Spiral-Top Notepads are perfect for any kid who loves to doodle.

Your pet can eat in style!  Gift your dog or cat these beautiful bowls that Kit Hoover from Access Hollywood absolutely loves!

 

Know a recent college grad?  These note cards would make an excellent gift so they can write their interview thank you notes that let’s them stand out!

 

 

A great gift for the wine lover in your life … monogrammed wine glasses that were that were featured in the Journal Sentinel!

For the person who loves to DIY … self-inking stampers to decorate cards, wrapping paper, envelopes and more!  They were featured on The Today Show.

Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!

XOXO

Jennifer

Outdoor Photo Tips for Holiday Photo Cards

10 Oct

It’s Fall and for some, it is the perfect time to take pictures for their Holiday cards.  The changing leaves are a beautiful backdrop for any picture.

I decided to share my 6 favorite outdoor photo tips that I have acquired through experience and from friends who take pictures professionally.  Why keep these secrets to myself?  Your Holiday card should look just as amazing!

  1. TIME OF DAY.  A photographer friend of mine told me the best time to take your pictures outside is mid-morning or the afternoon. Why?  The sun at noon casts shadows that aren’t flattering.  We don’t want that!
  2. THE SUN.  Make sure when you take your pictures, the sun is behind the photographer, shining on the subject being photographed.
  3. ACTION!  When I take pictures of my kids, I find the best are when they are “doing” something.  Whether they’re walking towards me, jumping or just being silly.  I feel this best captures their personality.
  4. EDIT! When you’re done snapping your pictures and download them, take advantage of the editing features like black and white, sepia and saturation.  You can really alter the look of a picture and give it an artistic feel.
  5. THEME.  Whether you’re taking a picture of a couple, a family or just the kids, try and go with a theme.  And no, it doesn’t mean you all have to be wearing white shirts.  Try making sure there is a color theme that helps tie the picture together.  When I just took pictures of my kids, my common color was grey.  I think it worked really well.  What do you think?
  6. SHOOT, SHOOT & THEN SHOOT SOME MORE.  With digital cameras there is no cost involved in taking extra pictures.  Never assume you will get the perfect picture on the first click.  Professional photographers assume only 1 in 20 pictures they take will actually be good.

I asked our graphics department their thoughts on the best images (trust me, they see a lot of pictures!) and they offered these 3 great tips as well:

  1. ANGLE.  If taking pictures of children, your pictures will look better if you squat down and take the picture at the level of your subject.  Brilliant!
  2. OUTDOORS.  The lighting is much better outdoors than indoors.
  3. CLOUDY SKIES.  Overcast days actually make for great picture taking because there is no sun glare or over exposure.

I hope these tips are helpful and inspire you to take a few pictures of your own.  When you’re done, check out our beautiful selection of Holiday Photo Cards to put your favorite picture(s) in.  I would love to hear how yours turned out and if these tips helped you … just post them on our Facebook wall or reply to our blog post.

Happy Snapping!
XOXO

Jennifer