Make it a Picture Perfect Mother's Day for Your Mom - Kodak Offers Quick and Easy Photo Tips and Gifts that Last a Lifetime

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Eastman Kodak Company

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When you can't put into words
 how you feel about mom, use pictures. Eastman Kodak Company and professional
 photographer Rick Sammon offer these useful tips on capturing this year's
 Mother's Day celebration, and great gift ideas for mom.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010417/NYFNSL09 )
 
     Great Photo Tips for Mothers Day:
     *     Say cheese: Get mom in the picture. Remember it's mom's day off. No
           family photo is complete without her, so give her a break from being
           behind the camera and hand her camera to someone else. Then, return
           the favor by taking a snapshot so everyone gets a chance to be in a
           picture.
     *     Spontaneous Outbursts Be prepared!  Keep mom's camera on hand loaded
           with film and fresh batteries.  Don't be afraid to get close to the
           action (or use your zoom) and keep shooting.  The new Kodak Max 400
           film is the perfect film always to have loaded in your camera since
           it works in any speed and lighting situations.
     *     Group therapy: Make every bit of the frame count. Don't waste an
           inch. Ask everybody to squeeeeeeeeze together. Arrange them so
           bodies overlap and faces dominate the picture. Don't worry about
           people's legs; zero in on the group from the waist up and fill the
           frame with smiling faces. Try using the group or panoramic mode on
           your Kodak Advantix camera.
     *     We don't mean to sound like your mom, but ... practice makes
           perfect! Try out different locations and lighting to see what works
           best.  Always use a versatile  film and  quality processing, like
           Kodak Picture Processing, for pictures that stand the test of time.
           When you get your pictures back, make a conscious effort to see what
           worked and what didn't, so you can improve next time.
     *     A First Mother's Day? Young parents snap almost half of the 80
           billion pictures taken each year by Americans so make sure you keep
           the new mom in your life supplied with plenty of high speed film.
           Film like Max 400 and 800 are versatile enough to capture all the
           first moments of a new baby with life-like skin tones and under a
           wide range of lighting conditions, which  produce great results.
 
     Kodak also offers these gift ideas to make this Mother's Day a memorable
 one:
 
     Great Gifts for Mom:
     *     Perfectly Personalized! The Kodak Picture Maker is one-stop shopping
           for a personalized gift that mom will always cherish, and with more
           than 20,000 kiosks nation wide, there's one just around the corner.
           Picture Maker is able to enhance photos by adding a unique border,
           adding a variety of texts, reducing red-eye, and enlarging photos
           all in less than 5 minutes with the touch of a button. It can also
           be used to restore the color in a favorite old picture. With the
           Kodak Picture Maker there's no need for a negative, and you can even
           print from CD, digital camera memory card or floppy disk to create
           the perfect gift.
           *    Sure Shot for Mom. Why not give her a new camera? The Kodak
                Advantix Preview is the first film camera that gives
                picture-takers the assurance that they got the shot they wanted
                by allowing them to view the picture on the camera's LCD screen
                immediately after its taken. If mom got the shot, she can order
                additional prints, change the format, or add print titles,
                right in the camera. For a mom on the go, the ultra-compact,
                weatherproof Advantix T700 camera makes an ideal gift, too.
                  All Kodak Advantix cameras offer simple drop-in film loading,
                and three picture format and most have a flip up flash for
                red-eye reduction.
           *    Give the Gift of Never Missing a Moment! With June being the
                top picture taking month of the year why not give mom a supply
                of one-time-use cameras to keep on hand for all the upcoming,
                weddings, graduations, vacations and everyday moments. Kodak
                offers a variety of one-time-use cameras for every occasion.
                With Kodak having re-used parts from more than 400 million
                one-time-use cameras to date, mom will be proud of your
                environmentally friendly choice.
 
     (Kodak and Max are trademarks.)
 
 

SOURCE Eastman Kodak Company
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When you can't put into words
 how you feel about mom, use pictures. Eastman Kodak Company and professional
 photographer Rick Sammon offer these useful tips on capturing this year's
 Mother's Day celebration, and great gift ideas for mom.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010417/NYFNSL09 )
 
     Great Photo Tips for Mothers Day:
     *     Say cheese: Get mom in the picture. Remember it's mom's day off. No
           family photo is complete without her, so give her a break from being
           behind the camera and hand her camera to someone else. Then, return
           the favor by taking a snapshot so everyone gets a chance to be in a
           picture.
     *     Spontaneous Outbursts Be prepared!  Keep mom's camera on hand loaded
           with film and fresh batteries.  Don't be afraid to get close to the
           action (or use your zoom) and keep shooting.  The new Kodak Max 400
           film is the perfect film always to have loaded in your camera since
           it works in any speed and lighting situations.
     *     Group therapy: Make every bit of the frame count. Don't waste an
           inch. Ask everybody to squeeeeeeeeze together. Arrange them so
           bodies overlap and faces dominate the picture. Don't worry about
           people's legs; zero in on the group from the waist up and fill the
           frame with smiling faces. Try using the group or panoramic mode on
           your Kodak Advantix camera.
     *     We don't mean to sound like your mom, but ... practice makes
           perfect! Try out different locations and lighting to see what works
           best.  Always use a versatile  film and  quality processing, like
           Kodak Picture Processing, for pictures that stand the test of time.
           When you get your pictures back, make a conscious effort to see what
           worked and what didn't, so you can improve next time.
     *     A First Mother's Day? Young parents snap almost half of the 80
           billion pictures taken each year by Americans so make sure you keep
           the new mom in your life supplied with plenty of high speed film.
           Film like Max 400 and 800 are versatile enough to capture all the
           first moments of a new baby with life-like skin tones and under a
           wide range of lighting conditions, which  produce great results.
 
     Kodak also offers these gift ideas to make this Mother's Day a memorable
 one:
 
     Great Gifts for Mom:
     *     Perfectly Personalized! The Kodak Picture Maker is one-stop shopping
           for a personalized gift that mom will always cherish, and with more
           than 20,000 kiosks nation wide, there's one just around the corner.
           Picture Maker is able to enhance photos by adding a unique border,
           adding a variety of texts, reducing red-eye, and enlarging photos
           all in less than 5 minutes with the touch of a button. It can also
           be used to restore the color in a favorite old picture. With the
           Kodak Picture Maker there's no need for a negative, and you can even
           print from CD, digital camera memory card or floppy disk to create
           the perfect gift.
           *    Sure Shot for Mom. Why not give her a new camera? The Kodak
                Advantix Preview is the first film camera that gives
                picture-takers the assurance that they got the shot they wanted
                by allowing them to view the picture on the camera's LCD screen
                immediately after its taken. If mom got the shot, she can order
                additional prints, change the format, or add print titles,
                right in the camera. For a mom on the go, the ultra-compact,
                weatherproof Advantix T700 camera makes an ideal gift, too.
                  All Kodak Advantix cameras offer simple drop-in film loading,
                and three picture format and most have a flip up flash for
                red-eye reduction.
           *    Give the Gift of Never Missing a Moment! With June being the
                top picture taking month of the year why not give mom a supply
                of one-time-use cameras to keep on hand for all the upcoming,
                weddings, graduations, vacations and everyday moments. Kodak
                offers a variety of one-time-use cameras for every occasion.
                With Kodak having re-used parts from more than 400 million
                one-time-use cameras to date, mom will be proud of your
                environmentally friendly choice.
 
     (Kodak and Max are trademarks.)
 
 SOURCE  Eastman Kodak Company