5 Tips for Taking the Best Pet Photography

best pet photography One of our favorite Instagram activities is searching through hashtags like #PetsofInstagram. We’ve lost hours looking at photo after photo of adorable animals—many of which have their own Instagram accounts. And why not? Fur babies make amazing models and it’s important to preserve our memories of them for years to come.

 

So, whether you’re thinking about starting an Instagram account for your precious pet, or simply want to take better furry family photos, the following tips will help you take the best pet photography.

 

1: Get your timing right

 

The moment Muffy strikes a perfect pose is when you need to be ready to snap that picture. This might mean creeping up like a ninja or waiting until Muffy closes her eyes, but once you capture that shot, it’ll all be worth it. And don’t worry if you weren’t able to get it—pets provide a seemingly endless array of photo opportunities, you’ll get the next one!

 

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Beyond the Frame: 6 Crafty Photo Ideas to Take Your Pictures to the Next Level

crafty photo ideasIt can be a challenge to find new and creative ways of displaying your photos – there are limits to what one can do with a picture frame. But if you enjoy the occasional DIY project, you can turn your Sunday afternoon into a photo-optimizing bonanza with results that are sure to wow your friends and family.

 

These crafty photo ideas make for excellent gifts, but beware: you’ll love them so much that you’ll want to keep them for yourself!

 

1. PVC pipe + photo = vase

 

We know, it sounds strange. But if you take three varying lengths of PVC pipe and attach them to a base, you’ll have a beautiful set of bud vases to keep as a memento or share with a loved one. Find out how to do it here.

 

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6 Father’s Day Tech Gifts Under $60 Your Dad Will Love

father's day tech giftsDo the fathers and father figures in your life love all things technology or gadget related? If so, there are plenty of affordable tech gifts to give this year for Father’s Day—many of which don’t need to break the bank, either.

 

Here are a few of our favorite Father’s Day tech gifts under $60 that we think the dads in your life will love:

 

A virtual reality headset

 

With this $25 Andoer Head-mounted Google Cardboard Version 3D VR Box your dad’s smartphone can transform into a virtual reality experience. Simply download a few virtual reality apps, slide the phone into the headset, and watch dad get transported to a whole new world.

 

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5 Fast Ideas for Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Last-Minute Mother’s Day GiftsWe hate to be the ones to break it to you, but it’s already May. We’re not entirely sure how this happened, but think it’s possibly related to fun being had while time was in flight.

 

Now that it’s officially May, it means you now have less than a day to perfect your salsa recipe for Cinco de Mayo, and, more importantly, only three shopping days left before Mother’s Day on May 8th. While we can’t help you with the salsa recipe (or can we?), we do have a few thoughtful Mother’s Day gift ideas to help out our fellow last-minute shoppers. Check it out:

 

1. Canvas Print

 

Take a family photo, or other treasured snapshot, and convert it into a work of art!  These days it’s easy to get your favorite memory printed on professional canvas so that it’s ready to hang mom’s living room on May 8th. You really don’t need to worry that you’ve waited too long—Walgreens offers same-day photo canvas services available in select locations, with pricing starting at $29.99.

 

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8 Seriously Sweet Valentine Day Gifts for Photographers

valentine's day gifts for photographersOne of the sweetest holidays of the year is coming up, but do you know what you’re getting the special photographer in your life? Rather than the usual flowers and chocolates, try giving them something that’ll help them preserve precious moments forever.

 

The following Valentine Day gifts for photographers would be great to give to anyone who loves to take and cherish a good photo.

 

AmazonBasics Backpack for SLR/DSLR Cameras and Accessories

 

Want to give a gift that also doubles as a date idea? Give your loved one this backpack for all their photography gear and then plan an adventure for the two of you to find some incredible scenery to snap up. Pack a lunch and make it a day!

 

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