Guidelines for Printing Great Photos at Home

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4. There is one place that you are going to have to spend some money and itís on paper. You can have a great image but unfortunately you cannot skimp on paper. Getrepparttar nice thick glossy paper, itís worth it. Iíve triedrepparttar 116230 cheaper paper, which is good for test prints, but you needrepparttar 116231 high quality stuff for good prints.

5. DPI, dots per inch. Depending on your printer and your software you may be able to print up to 1200 dpi which is probably unnecessary for what youíre doing. For up to a 4 by 6 inch print you only need about 300 dpi. Most people cannot seerepparttar 116232 difference between a 300 dpi an a 600 dpi at 4 by 6 inches. For 5 by 7 or 8 by 10 you can go up to 600 dpi.

These steps will help you on your way to printing great digital photos at home. Remember though make sure that you have fun printing all those memories.

FYI Just so that you have a frame of reference, Iím a professional photographer and I have a six color ink jet that I paid less than $300 for and photo editing software that I paid less than $100. I print my 5 by 7 images for shows at 600 dpi.

Copyright 2004 Kelly Paal

Kelly Paal is a Freelance Nature and Landscape Photographer, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Recently she started her own business Kelly Paal Photography (www.kellypaalphotography.com). She has an educational background in photography, business, and commercial art. She enjoys applying graphic design and photography principles to her web design.


How to take Great Photos of Your Pet

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4. If your pet always runs away from you every time you pullrepparttar camera out try leavingrepparttar 116229 camera sit out where it can be seen. Take photos of other things inrepparttar 116230 home and try turningrepparttar 116231 flash off.

5. Be prepared to grab your camera and take photos when your pet is ready, read ďdoing something cute.Ē Iíve been able to get some ofrepparttar 116232 best photos of my cat when heís just doing something on his own.

Remember donít put pressure on your animal to perform forrepparttar 116233 camera. Think more onrepparttar 116234 lines of catch them in their natural habitat. Our pets want to make us happy and you can easily confuse them by pressuring them to look good forrepparttar 116235 camera. Also be prepared to take a whole lot of bad photos for that one really good one.

Copyright 2004 Kelly Paal

Kelly Paal is a Freelance Nature and Landscape Photographer, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Recently she started her own business Kelly Paal Photography (www.kellypaalphotography.com). She has an educational background in photography, business, and commercial art. She enjoys applying graphic design and photography principles to her web design.


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