• Set your camera for the highest resolution (12 megapixels or better) for the best cropping opportunities later.
  • Carry enough storage (extra SD cards) for anticipated photos of your event or trip.
  • Capture in RAW format if possible. This affords even greater post-processing flexibility.
  • Set the date and time on your camera to help you remember when you took the picture.
  • Turn on the GPS feature to help you remember where you took the picture.
  • When photographing, “pre-focus” by depressing your shutter release half-way to reduce shutter lag and improve your chances of great action shots.
  • Phones take great pictures these days. Don’t be shy about using those photos in your photo book.

Then:

  • Unless you really want a black & white or off-color image, avoid “photo enhancers” or “filters” as these actually strip content from your photos and can make them look unnatural. The “natural” feel is irretrievable after enhancing.
  • Use a monitor display calibration device when you do any editing of your images.
  • Share the originals for us to process!