Whether you’re new to Instagram or consider yourself fairly experienced, there are many ways to improve your shots. Start with one, or all, of these six tips to improve your staging, cropping, alignment, filtering, use of IG sliders, and hashtagging. You’ll be an Instagram pro in no time.
We never get tired of double-tapping photos of Canada’s majestic scenery. So why resist? To celebrate the growing popularity of #beautifulcanada on Pinterest (above), we’ve decided to collect our 10 favourite Canadian photographers posting to Instagram. Follow them and just wait for the magic to hit your feed.
Vancouver-based Hannah Keiver uses her feed to demonstrate her love for adventures and the outdoors. Think epic mountains and sunshine. READ MORE
With the final days of school coming to an end for the summer, it may be time to start thinking about how you would like to document your school memories. For parents or students who are looking to thank their teachers or coaches with a year-end gift, photo gifts are a great way to document those memories. The London Drugs photolab has come up with some ideas to capture end of the school year moments for teacher mementos, sports teams, or even school fundraisers.
For those students who learned to cook and create their own recipes in home economics class, a class cookbook is a creative way to document your favourite class dishes. A year-end cookbook can be designed from a compilation of each student’s favourite recipe. Gift your teacher with a custom made cookbook, or create one for each student totake home. Don’t forget to create a customized place mat to go along with your favourite cookbook recipes!
For students who may be transitioning from elementary school to high school or from high school to post secondary, memories of your past schooling can easily be documented in a scrapbook. These mini albums are perfect for sharing and will keep your memories safe for years to come.
If you haven’t already heard, GoPro’s are the next big thing and London Drugs has all the accessories and items you need to capture the perfect video. On Monday, April 20th, London Drugs tech expert David Levett sat down with anchor Darrell Rumold on CTV Morning Live in Regina to discuss the latest GoPro and some of the newest accessories to go with it.
Bon Voyage! It’s winter travel season and time to check passports. Passport Canada has a new ePassport or Biometric Passport system and London Drugs is the only retailer in Canada with the same biometric imaging technology.
One of the new aspects of the passport technology is the measurement of unique physical characteristics, such as facial features, for the purpose of verifying identity with a high level of certainty.
London Drugs has launched a new Photolab Web site that allows you to login and access images from Facebook, Flickr, Google+ and Picasa social media accounts to create a variety of customized photo items.
“We’re giving our customers more meaningful ways to preserve memories from their digital photo albums on social media accounts. Customized photo items and hard cover photo books really bring captured moments to life and make for ideal gifts,” says Wynne Powell, president and CEO of London Drugs.
Almost half of Canadians asked say they’ll access the web for some of their holiday shopping this year (Bank of Montreal Survey). This growing trend is quickly becoming a holiday tradition as shoppers realize a less time consuming way to select meaningful gifts: ordering customizable gifts online.
“A customized photo gift adds a layer of thoughtfulness and it can commemorate a milestone, special event, or preserve a fond memory.” says Powell.
Online shoppers can create personalized gifts for even the most hard-to-buy-for individual. Whether it’s for a co-worker, hostess gift, family member or for an exchange between friends, London Drugs’ Photolab offers several customizable gift giving ideas that will make gifts truly unique.
Personalized Christmas Ornaments: These easy-to-personalize ornaments can include unique details such as a photo, names, special dates and holiday greetings on a variety of ornament shapes. The customized design can be created at a London Drugs Photolab or online at www.londondrugs.com/Photolab. From $6.99.
Photo Gifts: Memories of special moments are one of the greatest gifts we can give anyone. London Drugs offers a range of custom-made photo keepsakes including puzzles, ceramic tiles, jewellery boxes, aprons, t-shirts, pillow cases, mugs and more. Photos and text can be included on each item. View the complete catalogue online. From $6.99.
Photo Books: As the end of 2011 approaches, it’s the perfect time to reflect on all of the memories of the passing year with a London Drugs Moments Photobook. Simply download the London Drugs Home Edition software to your computer, create your professional quality photo books and send them to London Drugs Photolab where your pictures will be professionally colour corrected, printed and bound. The easy-to-use software allows you to individually select images straight from your computer, create customized themed backgrounds, intriguing page layouts and add special touches with personalized text. The process can be further simplified by selecting the Fast Track option, which lays out an entire photo book within minutes. You can also use images straight from Facebook, Google+ and other popular social media accounts. London Drugs Moments Photobooks come in a variety of styles including photographic albums and coffee table books. Photographic albums start at $34.00. Coffee table books from $9.99 for softcover – $34.99 for hardcover.
The deadline for ordering customized photo gifts for Christmas is December 14th.
VHS tape lasts between 10-15 years, if stored properly, while DVDs can last a lifetime if properly stored.
Here are some other solid reasons to transfer your video tapes:
The cost is $40 per hour of tape, and you’ll receive the content back as digital files on DVD. If you want it in an editable format (i.e. importing into Movie Maker or iMovie to add music) let the staff know when you bring in your tapes. The process takes about 3 weeks, from drop off to pick up.
Before your family memories get a second older, get them transferred professionally at London Drugs.