Taking the Perfect Family Photo Apr03

Taking the Perfect Family Photo...

Some of the best photos we look at are usually the ones that don’t look as though they are contrived. People posing for photos can make the scene appear controlled and a little sterile sometimes, but those shots that look natural can better capture the essence of the family unit. Family photography NYC area offers plenty of location opportunities for you to enjoy taking candid pictures while still having some level of control over the set up. There are hundreds of ideal and picturesque locations around the City and New York is full of interesting ideas for family photo backgrounds. Central Park is an ideal location for a natural setting where you and the family can sit having a picnic and just shooting random photos of you all laughing and having fun. You can also have a friend take a picture of you all from above, laying down with your heads all touching in a star shape, with the picnic blanket as your backdrop. Framing and Location Don’t forget to frame the shot so that any extraneous items that do not need to be in the picture are eliminated. Composition is important, so always make sure that your family is in the center of the shot. If, for example, you are standing in a doorway, make the frame of the door or the pillars of the museum equal in the frame and not slanted to the left or right too much as to cut you out. Family shots of you and your baby can be tremendous fun to create. The idea of having you all under a blanket or sheet, lifting it over your heads and peeking out from underneath is a humorous idea to use. Or something like sitting under your dining room...

How to Choose Useful Personalized Graduation Favors Mar04

How to Choose Useful Personalized Graduation Favors...

Your child’s graduation is an exciting event in everyone’s life. It signals a new path in your child’s life, whether they are heading off to college or just graduated college and are heading out into the real world. In order to commemorate this special occasion, chances are you are going to have a large party with friends and family. As a nice gesture to everyone who attends, you can hand out personalized graduation favors. It is a perfect way to thank guests for attending the party, as well as a way to give them a way to remember the graduate. By choosing useful items, you can ensure your guests will keep their favors, rather than stuff them in the back of a closet or throw them away. Edible Items Many people like to give edible items, such as bite-size chocolates, gum or mints, as a favor. These items are all useful because at one point or another, they will probably be consumed. In order to make them more personal, you can choose from a variety of images, as well as include the graduate’s name and year of graduation on the container. Your recipients can choose to reuse the containers or toss them when they are finished. Useful Items There are a variety of personalized graduation favors that are useful as well, such as notebooks, hot cocoa with a whisk or playing cards. The notebooks or playing cards can be tucked inside a purse or backpack and used whenever your recipient is traveling. Whenever they pull the items out, they will fondly remember the graduation event at which they received the favor. The hot cocoa with whisk is a nice sentiment because the whisk can be used for a variety of uses while in the...