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Looking for tips on how to get started on the Photo Centre, 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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  • 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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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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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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Black and White or Colour

Choosing to shoot either in black and white or in colour can dramatically change the look and feel of the photograph. Here are a few general rules of thumb from the Costco Photo Centre on when to...

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Baby's 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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The Right Light Photography Tips

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

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 12

You don’t go anywhere without your phone – do you? It’s your most important accessory, so you might as well decorate it in style. Costco Photo Centre’s Phone Cases allow you to customize your...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 11

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

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 10

Collage prints are a fun way to tell your story, your way. Create a personalized gift for that special person in your life that highlights all of your most cherished memories together. Whether...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 9

Brighten up your home with a multi panel canvas print. Some of our best photos are taken during vacations, graduation and birthdays, and they make incredible accent pieces and home décor. For a...

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas: Day 8

Sipping on a hot, delicious beverage is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly winter day. Those moments become even more special when you’re reminded of a happy memory or seeing the faces of...

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Are you new to the Costco Photo Centre or looking to discover more about what the Costco Photo Centre has to offer? The Tips & How To’s Section has something for everyone! Learn about great new photo gift products like Metal Prints, Mugs, and Mousepads, all of which can be personalized to make a perfect gift for a loved one, friend, or yourself! Find inspiration for home decorating ideas and holiday shopping with our How To’s about Photo Books, Calendars, and Greeting Cards. 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.

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