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creating great poses for your thanksgiving video slideshow

A Picture Perfect Thanksgiving- Creating Great Poses for Your Thanksgiving Video Slideshow

When you head to Thanksgiving dinner this year, take the camera along. It’s a great opportunity to take a new family photo. After the meal, strike a pose or two and capture your family. These memories will last a lifetime. (For a thoughtful and inexpensive holiday gift, create a video slideshow of all the photos to give out.) For professional quality shots without a professional photographer, try these simple posing ideas. Small group or large, the right pose is easier ...
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creating a video slideshow worthy shot

Thanksgiving Food Photography Tips- Creating a Video Slideshow Worthy Shot

Food photography is all the rage lately. People love snapping photos of their delicious meals at restaurants and bakeries. Don’t limit your fun to only foods others prepare. Thanksgiving can be a fun time to show off your plate and tell the world what tasty treats you can make. Food photography is an art form, but even the novice can take some amazing shots. Here are some tips for taking great food photos. Start snapping those shots and see what ...
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spooky tips for great nighttime photos

Spooky Tips for Great Nighttime Photos

Boo! Halloween is almost here. Before you know it little ghosts, goblins and princesses too will be wandering the streets looking for treats. Grab your camera and snap some priceless shots; once Halloween has come and gone you’ll be happy to have a slideshow of memories to enjoy (made using muvee’s video editing software of course). Taking photos at night can be a bit tricky, but it can be done. (If you don't believe me, check out the cute Halloween ...
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movie making takes the mystery out of gardening

Movie Making Takes the Mystery Out of Gardening

The delicious fruits and vegetables of summer are enough to give anyone the gardening urge. If you’ve been wanting to get out and grow your own delicious harvest, these gardening videos will provide excellent tips. These gardening pros have put their movie making skills to use creating top quality, garden friendly content. National Gardening Association From the basics of pest control to the more advanced art of building a greenhouse, the National Gardening Association has a video for seemingly every ...
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photo tip: taking better smartphone photos

Photo tip: taking better smartphone photos

All professional photographers will tell you that often what matters more than how nice your camera is, is how you know how to use it. As the saying goes, "the best camera is the one you have with you." For example, there are some simple techniques that can help you take better smartphone photos: 1) Ditch the zoom Smartphones like the iPhone and the Nexus do not use an "optical zoom". It's a digital zoom instead, so the image quality ...
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photo tip: how to photograph children

Photo tip: how to photograph children

Use a tripod and remote Assuming you're using a DSLR or point-and-shoot rather than camera-phone, you can always set up your camera on a tripod and use the remote to surreptitiously take photos when the kids are least expecting it. Give it time Usually even camera-aware kids get bored of making faces after a while and stop paying attention. Adults are blessed with a longer attention-span and sense of determination than children, so just wait it out. Take photos all ...
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Photo tip: how to take better headshots

One thing photographers and professional video editors know is that it's challenging to take headshots. And if you've ever seen your drivers license, you know that shooting headshots is not easy. More often than not headshots turn into mugshots, are washed out, add 20 or 30 pounds to your face. Headshots are one of the more challenging tasks for professional photographers. There are a couple of reasons for this. For one thing, many photographers use a camera flash to take headshots ...
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Excellent photo resource page

Excellent photo resource page

Pikes Peak Photo offers high quality photographs of weddings, events and nature. The photographer, Wojtek Rychlik, is a recipient of top awards from Photographic Society of America - the most prestigious photographic organization. Pikes Peak also has an excellent resource page for photographers: http://pikespeakphoto.com/links.html ...
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Useful tips to get the most out of your vacations

Useful tips to get the most out of your vacation photos

Here are some photos tips to get the most out of your vacation photos, with a couple of ideas at the end how our awesome photo slideshow software can help. Make sure your camera battery is charged The number one challenge most photographers run into these days is they forget to charge their camera or videocamera battery. It's always a good idea to set up a charging station in your home so that when you return from shoots it's easy ...
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how to take photos tha make impact

How to take photos that make impact

How can you "build impact" with your photos? Here are some great tips that will help not only your photos but also the photo slideshows you create using muvee’s video editing software. Get Closer One of the biggest mistakes amateur photographers make is standing too far away from their subjects. Think about a professional photographer in action for a minute. You see them right in on whatever is going on: climbing rocks, hovering over their subject, putting their camera right ...
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Basic photo tips: taking action and sports shots for photo slideshows

Basic photo tips: taking action and sports shots for photo slideshows

For excellent summer photo slideshows, you can't go wrong with sports and action shots. Here are some quick tips! Use a high ISO ISO speed controls the sensitivity of your camera's sensor to a given amount of light. If you increase it, you will also be able to increase your aperture and shutter speed without darkening or blurring your photos. This allows you to capture quick-moving play on the field, and can be very helpful in low-light conditions, such as shooting ...
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Create Awesome Father's Day slideshow with Reveal video editing software

Create awesome Father’s Day slideshows with Reveal video editing software

A heartwarming video creation is perfect for Mother’s Day, but not so much for Father’s Day. If you’re still looking for the perfect video tribute for Dad consider creating something a little more manly like these Father's Day videos. We've found you some inspiration, now all you need to do is create your footage and use our video editing software to create the perfect macho video for your old man. Car Crash Extravaganza If your dad is anything like mine ...
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Using shadow to capture detail in photos

Using shadow to capture detail in photos

In the summertime there are many opportunities to take photos as we head to the beach or to the park. It's outdoor time, and we all like to spend more time with our children and grandchildren - after the long winter months following Christmas, it's once again time to start making memories. But beware the summer sun when creating your family photos! The strong rays of the summer sun can wash out your photos - the human eye needs shadow ...
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Be wary of the quality of light in late spring and early summer

Be wary of the quality of light in late spring and early summer

May is the time of year when flowers bloom and the land comes alive again. Many of us like to get out and take photos of all these flowers, but it can be challenging. The rule of thumb with amateur photography is "watch the light". The quality of light differs throughout the day according to the position of the sun. The relative position of the sun in the sky also changes throughout the year. In winter in the Northern Hemisphere, ...
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Top 5 photo mistakes to avoid

Top 5 photo mistakes to avoid

There are some pretty common photo mistakes that can be avoided with a few quick tips - save time for your photo slideshow software. What suggestions do you have for these common mistakes? 1. Red Eye Red eye is one of the most common photo mistakes, and is caused by your camera's flash reflecting off your subject's eyes (off the retinas, to be exact). One way to avoid this problem is to avoid using your camera's flash. This may not ...
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3 simple photo tips for beginners

3 simple photo tips for beginners

1. Be aware of the sun When shooting outdoors on a sunny day, sunlight has the power to make or break a photo. Shoot into the sun and your subject's face may be left in shadow. For beginning photographers, it's a good idea to make sure your subject is facing into the sun so you can capture lots of detail. Shooting into the sun can obscure a lot of detail: An evening sun can bring out warm and unexpected detail: ...
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Basic photo tips: taking action and sports shots for photo slideshows

Top 3 photo tips for beginners from our podcast

muvee has been lucky enough to interview some top professional photographers in our photography podcast. It's a great way to learn more the experts about how they achieved success as photographers, not only professionally, but also technically and artistically. We've gone through the several podcasts to come up with the top 3 photo tips for beginners. Tip 1: Be prepared Greg Miller, a photographer based on the West Coast, said that one of the keys to successful photography is being ...
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What is image stacking?

What is image stacking?

Image stacking (or framestacking) is a popular method of image processing among astrophotographers - photographers who take pictures of stars. Image stacking combines multiple images of the same subject shot at different times to create a stunning result. One of the most popular types of framestacking is used to create what photography professionals call star trails. By stacking multiple images together to create a single image you can create the illusion of the stars moving across the sky. Here's a ...
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Photo Tips - using flash when it's bright

Photo tip – using flash when it’s bright

It seems counter-intuitive, but sometimes your flash is most important when it's bright out! Whether you're on the ski hill or at the beach (like this sample picture taken on Maui over the Christmas break), your flash can be your best friend. When it's super-bright out with a snow, sand or water background, your camera's exposure will adjust for the bright part of the scene. This can make for some lovely silhouettes, but what if you want some detail in ...
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Photo Tips - using flash when it's bright

Flash Photography Tips

To flash or not to flash - when getting started in photography, your flash can be your best friend and also your worst enemy. It is tricky to learn when to use it, when to avoid it and how to make every shot look great. To help you sort through the mystery we’ve created some tips for you. Once you master the art of the flash you’ll find that your photos can really shine using our video editing programs. What ...
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More tips for taking better sports photos

More Tips for Taking Better Sports Photos

We're in the middle of fall, which means it's soccer, football, and, for a lucky few, hockey season - there's plenty of sports, so here are more tips for taking better sports photos. The perfect, game winning goal or the time you slid into home are perfect sports moments that deserve to be captured on film, but unfortunately action shots are notoriously difficult. Many people give up on trying to photograph these sports memories because the pictures are just too ...
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Use a video slideshow maker to turn vacation photos into muvees

Use a video slideshow maker to turn vacation photos into muvees

On your next vacation, try using a video slideshow maker to help you create an easy, entertaining way to remember your trip. Well, because we love photographs too, this was one of our motivations for creating our easy video editing program. You take the photos, add them to the software, and in 3 easy steps you have a video to share with your friends and family. With a little planning, you can use the video slideshow maker to create a ...
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Improve your landscape shots with our photo slideshow maker

Improve your landscape shots with our photo slideshow maker

Having a great photo slideshow maker certainly helps a great deal in creating the perfect presentation, but any great portfolio draws most of its impact from the photos that it is made from. Landscape and scenery offer a unique challenge to a photographer, as he must be able to convey a sense of emotion to objects that are essentially inanimate, to give the surroundings a voice, and allow you to tell a story. The following tips are a good start ...
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Sports Videos + Photo Slideshow Maker = Slam Dunk!

Sports Videos + Photo Slideshow Maker = Slam Dunk!

In our age of easily accessible multimedia tools like digital cameras, photo slideshow software, and personal computers capable of video editing, it has become rather simple to create your own sports videos to share with family, friends, or even the entire world through the internet. This relatively fuss-free approach to amateur filming has generated literally millions of amateur sports videos on YouTube, Vimeo, and other similar video hosting sites that cater to the sports enthusiast in all of us. There is, ...
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5 tips for taking action photos perfect for a slideshow maker

5 tips for taking action photos perfect for a slideshow maker

Action photos can be some of the most frustrating shots to try and take. There are so many variables when it comes to getting them right and there is tons of room for error. In addition, these are often the shots you can about the most when you are using a slideshow maker. When you get the hang of taking better action shots you will find you can use your video and photo editing software more effectively as well. A ...
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5 tips for taking better nighttime photos and using a video creator to show friends

5 tips for taking better nighttime photos and using a video creator to show friends

Nighttime photos can be nothing short of magical if you take them properly, but if you don’t know what you are doing that magical nighttime moment will quickly turn into a blurry, unrecognizable photo. Here are five tips for taking better nighttime photos. After all, muvee’s great video creator can’t create stunning movies unless you have great photos. Use the Tripod Since nighttime photos have less available light, the camera’s shutter will have to remain open longer to get a ...
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Photo Tip - An Easy Trick for Great Portraits

Photo Tip – An Easy Trick for Great Portraits

We're at the halfway point between back to school and Halloween, so it's a great time to look at how to take portraits or "people shots" that look great. Ever seen portraits where the subject is in focus but the background is blurry, which helps the subject to really "pop"? While this look is used by professionals, you don't need to be a pro to take advantage of.  In these shots the photographer is using a wide aperture to reduce the ...
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Photo Tip – Add Visual Speed with Panning

Want to bring life to your photos? Panning is a great technique that anyone can learn. Panning is used often in video when you have a moving subject and turn the camera to keep them centered in your frame as they travel. In photography, the movement is similar, but with a very unique effect. By using the controls on your camera you want to select a shutter speed that is fast enough to “freeze” your subject while being slow enough ...
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