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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.

Google Photos adds DIY themed movies and photo books

Google has announced some new options for Google Photos users, one of which is designed specifically for Valentine's Day. Google Photos will automatically create themed movies for users at times, but now anyone can create their own themed movie whenever ...

Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:13:00 GMT



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Publishes Exclusive Photo Books Through Booxie Royalties 'Select' Program

"It is a privilege for us to partner with one of the world's most prominent dance companies," said Ray Slay, Co-Founder and CEO of Booxie, who spent part of his early career as a professional photographer before becoming an entertainment executive.

Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:37:00 GMT



Meet the authors whose photo book 'Hometown Texas' shows what it means to be Texan

The new book Hometown Texas ($33, Trinity University Press), a collaboration between writer Joe Holley and photographer Peter Brown, explores the land and the people of Texas - East, West, North, South and Central. They illustrate through stories and ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:07:00 GMT



"Struggling in America" Photo Book Aims to Tell Stories of Hardships and Homelessness in the US

The United States has long been a picture of wealth and progress for many. But the reality remains that a portion of the population are struggling, and the numbers are growing. Street photographers and documentary photographers have been working to raise ...

Published:  Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT



ryker allen turned a trip with their ex into a bittersweet photo book

Everyone remembers their first real breakup. The days - weeks, months - that follow it. Ryker Allen spent that post-split period doing something probably no self-help book recommends: taking a trip to Montreal with their former boyfriend. The 21-year ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:55:00 GMT



Pholium Brings Photo Books

With the release of its $9.99 Pholium app, 58 North has put photo ebook creation and publishing in the hands of anyone with an iPad. Creating a book is simple and even includes image editing functions. Publishing is free to the first 10 people you send the ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:41:00 GMT



Fader Announces Publishing Wing, Fader Fort Photo Retrospective Book 'Setting The Stage'

The Fader's annual Fader Fort multi-day showcase at SXSW in Austin has become one of the most in-demand events each year at the conference that invades central Texas each March. Now, the long-standing event, which will be in its 17th year in 2018, will be ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:10:00 GMT



Kate Upton hit by wave during topless Sports Illustrated photo shoot

KATE Upton took a topless tumble during a Sports Illustrated photo shoot. The 25-year-old model was posing on a rock at a beach in Aruba when a huge wave sent her crashing into the water. Upton told Sports Illustrated that she had a feeling the shoot was ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:03:00 GMT



John Cena Announces Kids Book (Photo), WWE NXT Update For Tonight, Psycho Sid Rare Indie Event Video

- As noted, tonight's WWE NXT episode will feature SAnitY's Alexander Wolfe and Eric Young vs. NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish with the titles on the line. WWE has also confirmed Adam Cole vs. Killian Dain for tonight's show. They ...

Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT



Marvel Studios Begins Celebrating 10th Anniversary with a Massive Cast Class Photo

This year, Marvel Studios is celebrating their 10th anniversary, and to kick off the festivities, they've revealed a huge Marvel Studios class photo featuring dozens of actors and the filmmakers who turned them into comic book icons. And there's also a ...

Published:  Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:43:00 GMT



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