|Take Great Scenic Pictures Near Your Home!
The word "forest" conjures up visions of remote locations.
can visit one of our national parks and take beautiful pictures ...
if you have the time.
But, you really don't have to trek into the wilderness. Most cities have beautiful parks, many densely forested.
City parks are accessible, convenient and usually free. They offer excellent photo opportunities!
|Woods Surround Longfellow Pond Park, Wellesley, MA
This is one of a series of newsletters on one-hour "photo safaris" you can take close to home or when you're visiting a new destination.
I hope you'll find these tips useful...and that you'll enjoy your own photo safaris!
Your pictures deserve to be printed!
At the end of this newsletter I'll show you how to get pro-quality prints quickly and easily.
|Determining the Best Park(s) and Getting There!
If I'm in new territory...as I was for these pictures...I begin with some online research via a quick Google search. This gives me a good description of several possible parks, often with pictures.
I select one primary destination and a few secondary ones
(Plans B & C!)
Here's what I suggest you do once you've decided on the park(s) you'll be visiting:
- Choose the entrance or trail you'll use to enter the park.
- Sometimes it's easiest to use an available parking lot at the park entrance.
- Other times you may have to find a small...often hidden...path on the side of a road.
- Use a GPS locator, combined with information from the Internet.
- You'll save a lot of time in getting to locations and finding trailheads.
- Once out of the car Google Maps on an iPad or smart phone can be very helpful.
Tip: Your GPS can help you find your car at the end of the shoot!
In any wooded area it's easy to get "turned-around!"
Once I'm out of the car, the fun begins!
|Your Options For Better Prints
Printing pictures can bring them to life and permanently preserve them.
How you print your images can make a big difference.
Foliage looks particularly rich when printed on our
Kodak professional lustre/matte paper.
But, for very brilliant leaves or flowers you may want to try
Kodak Metallic paper. Metallic will give you a near-3D look. It's excellent for Fall pictures.
Careful cropping can improve nearly any picture.
Please click here to learn how to crop your images on our consumer/amateur online site, iPrints.com.
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Create a Photo Book:
Photo books let you show your entire shooting "assignment" in a single, bound collection. These compact 8" x 8" books bring a nice, personal touch to coffee tables and are great conversation pieces.
Our photo books are unique because they're printed on Kodak professional photographic paper
(rather than plain paper like consumer books.) So, you're books will display the same pro quality as your enlargements.
|2 Page Spread - A 10 Page Photo Book Costs Just $18.95
You can design a photo book online in about a half an hour! Just drag-and-drop your images into any of dozens of layouts we provide.
Make It Big:
Folliage pictures look really impressive when enlarged.
So, consider using your best images for big enlargements. The cost is surprisingly low; a 16" x 20" lustre print is just $15, for Metallic just $20.
The Pro Lab Difference:
Our technicians really care! They do extensive color corrections on every print, treating your pictures as they would their own.
We'll take your vision of your photo safari...wherever it takes you...and bring it to life with our prints, enlargements and photo books.
Your Best Photos Deserve To Be Printed
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I promise you top-quality, color-corrected prints on all your print sizes. You snap the pictures...we'll do the rest!
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(Online services of Dale Laboratories)
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