Taking Great Birthday Party Pictures

Written by Mike Dougherty "Grandpa Mike"

Say "Happy Birthday"

Capturerepparttar precious moments of your kid birthday party for all time by taking great pictures with your still camera, digital camera and your video camera.

Your child gets ready to blow outrepparttar 145205 candles on their birthday cake (the cake you spent so much time making), you pick up your camera to capture this very important moment in your child's life and...

You're out of film, you've run out of Smart Media cards for your digital camera or you're out of tape for your video camera, or you're out of batteries! Sound familiar?

While everyone waits,repparttar 145206 candles on your wonderful kid birthday cake are now melting away, and your child and all their guests are getting impatient.

Film cameras, digital cameras and video cameras are now fairly common in more and more homes.

But most ofrepparttar 145207 time, our cameras sit forgotten on a shelf in a dusty closet... Then, atrepparttar 145208 last minute we say "now where did I putrepparttar 145209 camera?"

So do yourself, your family and your child a big favor...

Several days before your kid birthday party, find your camera or cameras and get them ready to capture allrepparttar 145210 very special moments of your child's birthday party.

Pick up plenty of batteries (make sure they'rerepparttar 145211 right ones)

Charge up your video camera batteries

Pick up plenty of film

Pick up Smart Media cards for your digital camera

Pick up plenty of blank videotape

Make sure your cameras are working

You absolutely don't want to leave these preparations untilrepparttar 145212 last minute...

If you do, it's very likely you'll run out of time and won't be able to stop for batteries or film or videotape.

How To Take Great Pictures Of Your Child Birthday Party

*A Tip From Grandpa Mike

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