Getting the best quality

Taking a high quality photo

is the first step in making your prayer card, magnet or display unforgettable. Here are some tips for getting a great picture. More…

Digital Image Requirements

Now that you've got the photo you want to use, how do you send it? How do you know that what you're sending will work? More…

Design Ideas

If you'd like to see some current design samples, you can view our sample gallery. Keep in mind, every product we do is custom designed for you. We can use one of the samples you see as a guide for making your card, or you can simply tell us to use certain elements in your card. It's all about what you want. More…

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Photo Tips

Step One is to set your camera correctly. You'll want to use at least a 4 Megapixel camera set on the highest resolution possible. (The fewer pictures you can fit on your camera's disk, the higher the resolution will be when you take the photo.)

Step Two is to pick your time. If you're taking your photo outside (usually the best option) you don't want to take it when the sun is at its brightest (1-4 pm) as this will have a tendancy to wash out the colors in your picture. Morning or early evening usually provide softer, more pleasing lighting. Be sure to pick a time that fits well with your family schedule. You won't want to try to get your two year old to smile when he's tired and ready for a nap or hungry and wanting his lunch. That just won't be fun for anyone. Sometimes just taking a camera along on a family outing to the local park without making a big deal about it being prayer card photo time is the best way to photograph your family.

Step Three, plan your clothing. Nice strong colors make a photo vibrant. Light pastels have a tendancy to wash out to almost white and often wash out the person's face who is wearing it. Having one or two patterned pieces of clothing in a photo with 4 or more people can lend interest. Remember though, what you see in the photo when you take it is not all that will be on the card. A very busy photo only gets busier when you try to add text.

Step Four, arrange your family. The best photos usually have families grouped close together. If the kids are young (and short) they may need to stand on something to bring their faces up closer to Mom & Dad's faces. When 6'4" dad is standing behind 2'6" son, there's only so close we can zoom in before we loose the top of Dad's head or all of Junior's body. A good rule of thumb is to try to keep the top of the lowest head within 12 inches of the chin of the highest head.