Beginning a photo project can be fun, but quickly turn overwhelming when you have to choose that one perfect photo. Whether you’re planning a scrapbook page, a blog post, creating a profile picture, or just choosing a photo to print and display; with the advancement of digital cameras from lds art is that you probably have thousands to choose from. How then do you choose the perfect photo? • Determine the criteria. What is the photo’s purpose? Are you trying to convey a particular insight with the picture or are you looking for just a moment in time? • Determine the size of the photo, or the layout it will fit. Different projects will require different sizes, resolutions, and even formats. • Once you’ve determined exactly what it is you’re looking for you can begin searching your pictures. (One important note when storing digital photos is to store them in a way that you can understand easily later on; for instance creating file names with appropriate captions and dates.) • If you’re looking for a specific landscape picture consider the lighting, the fore and backgrounds. • When looking for a personal or family photo consider the expressions, look for pictures without red eye, and look to be sure of what is in the background. • Look through your photo files for the right date, place, and subject. • Now that you’ve narrowed down your choices to the top few pictures, look at each one individually. Look for pictures that seem to jump off the page and excite you. Also, look at images and each of the details that create it. Look for imperfections from one picture to the next or even slight changes in poses. Finally, after searching you will find just the perfect photo you’ve been looking for and be able to use that photo to complete your project.