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Photo Books: Having Fun With Your Digital Pictures

Today's digital cameras allow us to have more fun, do more experimenting, and cavalierly click away, taking candid shots that can become the icons of our lives. If you don't like the shot, delete it and take another. Cost per image is no longer an issue.

Once we load the contents of the memory card onto our computer, software programs, such as PhotoShop, give us the opportunity to take the images we want to keep and make them even better. It is possible to shrink or enlarge the photo, crop it, rotate it, change the color intensity, lift it out of context and plunk it down somewhere else. Doing this is great fun, in and of itself. The only drawback is not many people get to enjoy your effort since, for the most part, the improved images are on your own electronic gadgets.

Enter the photo book. Now the fun of creating a tangible, customized memento of your life event is available to anyone who can click and drag.

The photo book creation software programs usually do not have the options to manipulate digital photographs, after that solvable drawback however, about the only thing limiting your creative efforts is your imagination.

For those with minimal computer skills, or time to work on a photo book project, you can still have lots of fun using the photo book creation software's templates. The templates, with their preset placement and preset sized photograph holes, guide you through the customizing processes with ease and speed.

Real fun, for those with a yen to make a truly personalized photographic record, can be had by using all the options available in the photo book software.

A rule of thumb is, when it comes to photo books, less is more. Take your time choosing just the right image. Pick one that captures the fun, beauty and soul of the moment you want to share. Make that one great photo the focal point of a page. If you feel the need to augment the central photo, choose small images that expand on the theme of the page.

When it comes to the story you want to tell in your photo book, choose only pictures which support the overall theme. No matter how great a particular photo may be, if it doesn't fit the story line, don't shoehorn in it. In this one instance, making brutal choices can be a fun activity. Work hard on arranging the sequence of your pages. Advance your story, logically; from beginning to end or from a large overview to a specific viewpoint or vice versa.

The photo book creation software has a myriad of options for including text in your book. Spend the time choosing a font that is pleasant to your eye and easy to read, and then stick with it throughout your photo book. Write your descriptions, captions and commentary and live with what you've composed for a few days before committing them to permanence on the pages.

Editing what you have included in your photo book is essential for a good product. Get a second opinion from someone who shared in the original fun or from someone to whom the story is news. It's a fun thing to do and worth the effort.

Annie Leibovitz's New Photo Book Celebrates Her Most Iconic Portraits

Coming later this year, Phaidon will be publishing Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016, a new book celebrating the iconic photographer's most memorable portraits of artists, performers, thinkers, athletes, politicians and more. The work acts as the ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:05:00 GMT



Chicago Receives Its Own Photo Book

CHICAGO (CBS) - Chicago has never had its own photo book, until now" Picture editors, Richard Cahan and Michael Williams organized a collection of photos taken by Chicago's most important photographers and created a book, Chicago: Classic Photographs.

Published:  Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:13:00 GMT



Hezbollah fighter's photo of religious, science books goes viral

The photo of the books being read by a Hezbollah fighter in Arsal that circulated on social media. BEIRUT: A photo of a science book, religious publication and a rifle that allegedly belong to a Hezbollah fighter participating in the offensive against ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:04:00 GMT



Get Automatic Photo Books Using Chatbooks App

Ready to stop wasting hours making photo books? Maybe you don't have the time to make photo books? Well, now you can get automatic photo books using the Chatbooks app today! So whether you're a busy mom or dad, you never have to worry about losing a ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:37:00 GMT



This photo book addresses the fetishisation of Asian women

Promiscuity, intensity, delicacy, and vulnerability: these are four things that 23-year-old Singapore-born, London-based photographer and, now, book publisher, Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee expects that you will see when viewing XING - her latest project.

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:44:00 GMT



Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon burn books in first Fahrenheit 451 photo

Photo: HBO. Graphic: Marcus Nuccio. Burning books is rarely good, and it's usually one of the go-to indications-both in fiction and in real life-that a society has lost its way. That being said, the people burning books aren't usually Michael B.

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:29:00 GMT



Limited Edition AC/DC Photo Book Slated For October Release

AC/DC has announced an October publication as well as pre-sale dates for AC/DC: Rock Or Bust, an official photo book from the group's most recent tour. Set to ship October 16, the coffee table-styled book features 264 pages of in-concert and behind-the ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:22:00 GMT



Photo Flash: Shoshana Bean, Jesse Eisenberg and More Light Up the Stage in First Ever 24 HOUR MUSICALS: LOS ANGELES

Greg Worswick, Retta and Alicia Witt. Photo by Howard Sherman. Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Photo by Howard Sherman. Jonah Platt. Photo by Howard Sherman. Retta. Photo by Howard Sherman. Shoshana Bean. Photo by Howard Sherman. The cast bows at the curtain call.

Published:  Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:53:00 GMT



QU Professor Creates Photo Book

From QU: Lisa Cuchara, professor of biomedical sciences at Quinnipiac University, and her husband, Tom, have collaborated on a new photo book, "Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things." The Cucharas, Hamden residents who also ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:42:00 GMT



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