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Top 6 Insider Tips for Taking Perfect Outdoor Photos

Just in Time for Great Holiday Cards and Photo Gifts

Buffalo Grove, IL - The Stationery Studio, LLC (, the industry's leader in premier online personalized stationery, is sharing their "Insiders Tips" for taking outdoor photos for holiday cards and gifts. Capture the beauty of Fall as your backdrop and create the perfect picture in time for the Holidays.

TIP #1:

TIME OF DAY. The best time to take your pictures outside is mid-morning or the afternoon. Why? The sun at noon casts shadows that aren’t flattering.

TIP #2:

THE SUN. Make sure when you take your pictures, the sun is behind the photographer, shining on the subject being photographed.

TIP #3:

ACTION! When taking pictures of kids, the best shots are when they are “doing” something. Whether they’re walking, jumping or just being silly.

TIP #4:

EDIT! When you’re done snapping your pictures and download them, take advantage of the editing features like black and white, sepia and saturation. You can really alter the look of a picture and give it an artistic feel.

TIP #5:

THEME. Whether you’re taking a picture of a couple, a family or just the kids, try and go with a theme. And no, it doesn’t mean you all have to be wearing white shirts. Try making sure there is a color theme that helps tie the picture together.

TIP #6:

SHOOT, SHOOT & THEN SHOOT SOME MORE. With digital cameras there is no cost involved in taking extra pictures. Never assume you will get the perfect picture on the first click. Professional photographers assume only 1 in 20 pictures they take will actually be good.

Once you’ve captured your perfect shots, look no further than for beautiful Holiday Photo Cards and Photo Gifts. Photo gifts are a personal way to show someone you care. With over 17,000 unique personalized products, the Stationery Studio has something for everyone on your list. has an impressive celebrity following including Julie Bowen, Elizabeth Banks, Khloe Kardashian and Bethenny Frankel and has been featured in national outlets including “O” The Oprah Magazine, “In Style”, “The Today Show”, “Glamour” and more.

For more information, high res images or products for editorial consideration, please contact Jennifer Raaths at 312-401-8460 or [email protected] .