Tips & How To's

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Looking for tips on how to get started on the Photo Center, or just want some inspiration for your latest photo project?

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  • New Year Photo Challenge

    Want to take on a fun challenge in 2017? Capture your 365. The idea is simple: choose a theme and take a new photo every day that follows that theme. When you’re done, you’re left with an awesome..

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  • Making Christmas Memories Last

    The holiday season may be over – but you’ll cherish the memories for years to come. If you thought to have a camera handy during Christmas day and the events leading up to it, you likely have an..

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New Year Photo Challenge

Want to take on a fun challenge in 2017? Capture your 365. The idea is simple: choose a theme and take a new photo every day that follows that theme. When you’re done, you’re left with an awesome...

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Making Christmas Memories Last

The holiday season may be over – but you’ll cherish the memories for years to come. If you thought to have a camera handy during Christmas day and the events leading up to it, you likely have an...

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Black and White or Color

Shooting in black and white or in color can dramatically change the look and feel of the photograph. Here are a few general rules of thumb from the Costco Photo Center to guide your decisions and...

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Custom Art for Kids

Costco Photo Center has a wide range of art to choose from to make kids rooms and nurseries come to life. Bring color and joy to the little ones in your life with something personal, unique and...

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Babys First Year

Baby’s first year is an incredibly adorable time of giggles, spills, firsts and surprises. Scrapbooking and photo albums are often used to commemorate these moments but an easy and unique...

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Be Inspired

We live in an exciting world of possibilities. It's particularly exciting when tackling something new. Whether you need a creative boost or some extra motivation, the Costco Photo Center is a...

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The Right Light Photography

Lighting is the key to great, clear photography. Insufficient lighting or the wrong flash settings can sabotage an otherwise fantastic photo. Whether you’re indoors, at the beach or out at night,...

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The Mug Shot

A personalized Photo Mug makes a fantastic gift for parents and grandparents, friends, team members and all those coffee lovers in your life. It lets people take cherished moments to work with...

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Smartphone Photography

If you’ve got a smartphone, you’ve almost certainly taken many photos with it. Cameras in smartphones have drastically improved over the past 5 years, but taking great pictures with them is...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 12

We all know that work days can be long and study sessions can seem endless. A custom mousepad from the Costco Photo Center, personalized with a favorite photo, may be the boost of positivity that...

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Are you new to the Costco Photo Center or looking to discover more about what the Costco Photo Center has to offer? The Tips & How To’s Section has something for everyone! Learn about great new photo gift products like Cluster Canvas Prints, featuring a beautiful mosaic of photo canvas prints, or the new premium Stationery & Invitations by Greetings by Costco, available in unique card designs for every special event or occasion. Find inspiration for home decorating ideas and holiday shopping with our How To’s about the Costco Photo Center’s Image Galleries, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints and the winter inspired Holiday Gift Guide. Are you an avid smartphone user? Learn about the Costco Mobile App, available now for download on iPhone and Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 to order digital prints from your mobile.