Terrifying Jack O Lanterns, fun costumes, and ghostly haunted houses can only mean one thing your perfect Halloween photos are just lurking around the corner! To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of useful tips, tricks and treats to help you capture those boo-tiful Halloween photos:
Take action shots: Fun mid-action pictures can be much more charming than straight-on pictures of children in their costumes. Let them play and laugh! Be creative; try shooting from above, below or even behind!
Capture every moment: Remember it’s not all about costumes at Halloween. Spine-tingling decorations, glowing pumpkins, bags full of treats and spooky haunted houses – everywhere you look there’s an interesting photo subject!
Zoom In!: Get the details of the costumes or your surroundings. Why not try getting a cobweb close-up or the intricate details on a costume – the possibilities are endless!
Get creative with your flash: To get that perfect glowing pumpkin photo or silhouette, turn off the flash and choose a slower shutter speed. However, if you want to give your subject a more sinister look, leave your flash on to create a ghoulish red eye. You can also use your flash with a coloured filter to give your photo an eerie feel. Not got a colour filter? Create your own using a piece of red cellophane which also works well.
Once you have the perfect Halloween snaps you can turn them into some memorable photo gifts that will last for years to come – check out our Halloween Store for inspiration on how to make the most of your snaps.
It’s the thought that counts when it comes giving the perfect gift, so how about these ideas to give your Mum something unique to treasure for Mother’s Day…
Family heirloom photo book
Celebrate Mum’s history with an heirloom photo book. Seek out special photos and touching stories from family and friends. Include a variety of past and present images and add your own text to tell each story. Some image ideas to include are: maternity photos taken of Mum, photos of you and your siblings, family holidays and get-togethers, family pets and grandparents. Why not scan and upload tickets from a memorable event, handwritten family recipes and letters too?
The most precious gift is time…
Create a special set of photo cards designed as coupons, giving Mum breakfast in bed, a bubble bath, candle lit dinner…Include a photo of you or the kids holding a coupon sign, or write the coupon on the back of the card.
Found ‘the one’ and looking for a Valentine’s Day card that says exactly how you feel? Surprise that special someone with a great one-of-a-kind photo card from Snapfish.
We have teamed up with Hallmark to offer you personalised Valentine’s cards featuring the lovable Forever Friends bears – perfect to go alongside a cute photo and message. For a really romantic card, take a look at the ‘Love birds’ designs, and add some photos that represent your most unforgettable moments together.
Easter photo greetings
Easter is the perfect opportunity to send thoughtful greeting cards and personalised gifts to your loved ones. Think outside the (egg)box this year, and create some one-of-a-kind gifts that will last a lot longer than chocolate…
If you’re looking for a truly personal way to send an Easter message to friends and family, make like the Easter bunny and hop over to Snapfish to discover our gorgeous range of Easter photo cards. We’ve got fun cards in fresh spring colours featuring cute Easter bunnies and chicks, as well as more classic, simple and traditional designs. All have space for you to add your own images and message.
Not another chocolate egg!
For a really memorable gift, how about creating a stunning customised photo mug? It’s sure to raise a smile every time it is used. If you can’t choose just one image, go for a collage design and pick up to 15 photos. You can add your own title and select a background colour to complement your images.
Looking for a really personal way to send warm wishes at Christmas? Why not head over to Snapfish and discover our gorgeous range of cards from Hallmark? Each design includes a space for your favourite photo, so you can send a very personal Christmas wish to family and friends. Some cards even feature the huggable Forever Friends bears, for a really cute and cuddly way to send Christmas cheer to your loved ones.
Keep kids entertained and give them chance to show off their artistic skills with Snapfish Kids’ Art Christmas Cards, a great way to inspire children to get creative with their own festive designs.
Get started with Kids’ Art Christmas Cards:
- Get the kids in a creative mood – chat about the things they enjoy about Christmas. Encourage them to get drawing, painting, cutting and sticking to create their own Christmas scenes.
- Scan the completed masterpieces and save on your computer. If the artwork is 3D, take a digital photo against a white background. Zoom in close and turn on the flash to get a sharp image. Read more…