Photo Tips: Taking The Best Photos For Invitations & Announcements

In order for us to provide you with the highest quality greeting, please consider these photo tips before placing your order. Although we try to make your photos look their best, photo editing software has its limits.

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Set your camera to the highest resolution before taking your photos. This is important to ensure that your photos are not pixilated. We prefer a resolution of 300 DPI. Images saved from the web or photo sharing sites are usually 72 DPI and result in very poor quality photos, despite how they appear on the computer.  Also, please be sure that your photos are not blurry. We are unable to alter the resolution of photos or fix blurry images.

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Plain backgrounds work best to keep the focus of the photo on the subject. A solid color blank or sheet placed on a chair works great in a pinch!

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Nobody likes the dreaded flash shadows. Photos taken in natural lighting or best. Head outside to take your photos or take them inside near a window. If all else fails, turn on lighting both in front of and behind the subject to eliminate any shadows.

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When choosing photos for your greeting, keep in mind the color scheme and how the photos will be cropped. The colors in the photo should work well with the colors used in the greeting.

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If you’re shooting photos of a child, get down on their level! Taking photos of a person or object straight on when you’re down at their level results in much better photos than aiming down or up at an object, which can make the photo seem distorted.

*If you are unsure as to whether your photos will work in your greeting, contact us ahead of time or send us extra photos to choose from. We want your invitation or announcement to look perfect!

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