17 Creative Ways to Reuse Cardboard Boxes - Bob Vila Fabric Picture Mats Why use a plain-Jane picture mat from the craft store, when you can customize one with fabric? Thin cardboard, like that from a cereal box or notepad backing is perfect for this. Just cut it to the appropriate size and use spray adhesive and Mod Podge to add your fabric. It will frame your photos beautifully.
If shooting in direct sunlight (not the shadows but the SUN) your f/stop should be at f/16 and shutter at the same speed of your ISO. Works everytime. ex) f/16 1/500 iso 500 (or any equivalant exposure).