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Save 10% on all single use cameras, film, ink jet paper, ink jet cartridges, developing and printing services, video tapes, photographic paper and chemicals. Simply show your NUS card (or another form of valid student ID) before each transaction to claim the discount*

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Photography Tips

Rule number 1 - never be afraid to experiment with your photography!

Don't always have the subject in the centre of the frame - look for more interesting and unusual compositions.

If taking landscape shots, try to use something or someone as foreground. It will add interest to the picture and give a sense of perspective.

Watch the background to make sure that there is nothing intrusive in your photograph - such as trees sticking out of people's heads! By moving slightly either way you may get a much better image.

When taking pictures of people outdoors, don't make them look directly into bright sunlight. They are likely to squint and spoil the photo.

Got a pet? Animals make for great pictures - but be prepared to take plenty of photos to get the perfect shot, and try not to use the flash as it may startle them.

If you want to capture the very best shot of that special moment, always take plenty of pictures. Digital cameras are ideal for this, as you can simply delete the photos you don't want without wasting film.

Carry spare batteries and film so you don't run out at that vital moment.

Whether you've got a single use camera or the latest digital SLR, make sure you spend a bit of time getting to know your camera. This is especially important before a special trip or event when there may be one opportunity to get the shot. It's too late when you get home to realise you've had the camera on the wrong setting.

Learn how to hold your camera correctly so you can hold it comfortably and keep it steady. You will also avoid ruining your pictures by covering the flash or including your fingers!

For those occasions when you think your camera gear might be at risk from sand, sea, sun-cream, or even beer, why not use a single use camera instead? Models can cost less than �5 so won't break the bank, and are great for parties where they might receive the odd small bump or bash.

Why not try digital? - most digital cameras have an LCD screen so you can view an image straight away and delete any that you don't like - saving money on wasted film and processing costs.

The most important thing when choosing a digital camera is good image quality, and your best guide to this is the camera's resolution. This is measured in megapixels (millions of pixels), and generally speaking, the more megapixels you've got, the sharper your shots, and the bigger you can blow them up. A 3.0MP model for example will give image quality suitable for A4-sized prints.

If you are a keen photographer, you may want to consider a digital SLR. The prices are getting lower all the time, and the combination of the creativity of digital photography and the functionality and flexibility of a traditional SLR means it's possible for everyone to get great results.

With digital you can edit and enhance your images on computer - from removing red-eye or improving contrast, through to removing people from or adding people to shots. What you can do is limited only by your imagination - and skill! But remember to save your original images separately to any that you edit.