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Styling for Instagram: Flat Lay Photography Tips

The flat lay photo is a social media staple that collects Likes left and right, but many wouldn’t recognize it by name. Put simply, a flat lay is a photograph of several objects that are laid out...

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5 Unique Wedding Gift Ideas

Wedding gifts are a great way to congratulate the happy couple and wish them well in their next chapter. Many couples will choose to create an online gift registry – which takes a lot of pressure...

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The Art of the Close-Up: Photography Tips & Ideas

As you learn photography, you may find that a specific style of photography appeals to you. For many, it’s the close-up.

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7 Unique Family Portrait Ideas

When it comes to home décor, the family portrait is a household staple. But they don’t have to be cookie-cutter. The carefully coordinated outfits and white studio backdrop aren’t for everyone.

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Saying Thank You: Unique Gifts for Teachers

Teachers play a critical role in our lives, and the lives of our children. With their guidance, they not only prepare us academically, but also for the world.

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Gifts for Men: 4 Unique Ideas He'll Appreciate

Do you have a man in your life who’s difficult to shop for? Whether he’s your dad, husband, boyfriend, son or friend – sometimes it’s tough to come up with a great gift that you know he’ll enjoy. 

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4 Ways to Use Photo Prints In Your Wedding Décor

Weddings are all about celebrating your love. No matter how long you've been a couple, you likely have plenty of cute photos together. And what better opportunity to share them than your wedding...

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Tackle a Photo Project This Weekend

Yes – weekends are for catching up on sleep and spending time with friends and family. But they are also the time that we attempt to tackle our ever-delayed to-do lists of errands and projects.

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5 Cute Baby Photo Ideas & Props

Babies have a way of making us melt with every little, charming thing they do. Capturing each of those tiny moments with photos allows us to relive them time and time again.  

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5 Ways to Treat Mom on Mother's Day

Whether you refer to her as “Mum,” “Honey,” “Grandma,” or otherwise, Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate Moms everywhere.

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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.