Ah, pictures look brilliant
How on earth did you manage to get good photos? All mine are blurry or have dodgy poses... And I do hope your luggage turns up (my friend once had her luggage redirected to Spain on a flight home from Italy...)
As a tip, blurry photos not caused by focus is down to shutter speed or camera shake. A good rule of thumb if using a zoom lens (hand-held rather than tripod) is that the shutter speed should equal or exceed the focal length of the zoom (the longer the zoom length, the more pronounced the camera shake). For example, if the zoom length is 300mm then the shutter speed should be 1/300 second. If the zoom length is 100mm then the shutter speed should be set at 1/100 sec, and so on. Image Stabilizers built into lenses/cameras allow you to stop down the shutter speed a couple of places as does putting the camera on a tripod (I think you can also get 'mini' tripods from camera shops for point and click cameras quite cheaply as well).
Regarding 'dodgy' poses, THIS WALL-CHART
might be useful for ideas and THIS ONE
shows the best (and worst) places for cropping photos of people. Picasa has good image editing as well for adjusting brighness, contrast, exposure, straightening, sharpening, and cropping photos which is free and easy to use.
I hope this helps or at least gives you some ideas.
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