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Oh Baby! Taking Better Pictures of Your Little One

Babies can be the most precious things in life, but you have to make the moments you have with them last. Before you know it they’re grown up, asking for the car keys and telling you not to wait up. Make sure the pictures you take of them are as good as they can be so your memories will be forever lasting. Here are some ways the baby pictures you take can be more impactful.

1. Try and take baby pictures with very plain and monochromatic backgrounds. This will put the focus of the picture entirely on the subject, the baby.

2. Take very close-up pictures. Try and get the baby’s face to fill the entire viewfinder, with as little background as possible. Baby features, such as very big eyes and small noses, grow out as the baby gets older so getting some nice close-up shots of those adorable faces will be priceless as their features change.

3. Go outside. Take pictures of your baby outside in natural light. Different lighting can have different effects on the baby’s skin, sometimes giving a soft appearance, sometimes glowing and other times the effects of shadows can be brilliant. Also, not having to use a flash indoors will eliminate any chance of red-eye.

4. Snap away…a lot. Taking photos frequently will allow you to look back and really see how your baby grew up and changed during that short span of time. Try taking a picture of the baby in the same setup on the 1st of every month for the first two years. Looking at the pictures can literally be like watching your baby grow up.

There a dozens of other methods for getting great baby photos. Share them with our readers! The first 50 people to comment will receive a $15 coupon off a purchase of $100 or more*!

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ROCK ON!!

Today all you need is a game console, a spcialized controller and you can become a veritable rock star. Games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band have literally turned millions of people into hard-rocking, headbanging, stage-diving heavy metal gods. The games surely do rock, but the surprising thing about all of this is that millions of people have suddenly become intersted in playing real instruments as well! Being a guitar hero on a game console in your living room is one thing, but rocking out on stage with the real thing has no equal.

Like playing drums on Rock Band? Why not use a premium drum kit like ION Audio’s Drum Rocker for PS3 or XBOX? It’s set up like a real drum kit and feels much more like one too! Getting your hand and foot coordination down can really help out then if you’re ready to move on to a real drum set. Guitar and Bass are no different. Even though a game controller has no strings or frets, getting good at moving your fingers quickly and independently can really help make them more agile when you’re ready to tackle the real deal. So why not give it a shot? The truth is, studies show that learning music can actually benefit the mind in many different ways. And lets not forget…nothing rocks more than a guitar hanging off your shoulders, or twirling a pair of drum sticks between your fingers. So all you gamers out there, go ahead…rock on.

Have you made the plunge from gamer to musician? Have any awesome hard-rocking stories you’d like to share? Let us know! We’d love to hear ‘em. The first 50 commenters will receive a $15 coupon good towards any purchase of $100 or more*.

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