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Do Photo Books Make Good Gifts?

Absolutely! Let's face it, most of us would be delighted to posses a photo book in which we play a part in a life story being immortalized in pictures and print.

It's almost a sure bet, if we own a camera, we took digital photos at the event in question. Many of them. With a digital camera, why not click away?

Chances are good, we uploaded the photographs from the memory card onto our computer. All of them. No matter the quality or composition, dumped without a care for the story they could tell. When we view them, if we review them, our finger is on the button, click, click,click. They fly by.

A few of us may own a digital picture frame which rotates through a series of photos we have loaded onto it. If we had the time, the less than good photographs of our event were eliminated in a sweep. Maybe, the slide show is our computer screensaver. As long as power flows, the images pass by, at a predetermined pace, like a battery-powered toy playing by itself. Human interaction not required.

But a book, a photo book, one we can hold in our hands and peruse at the speed of contemplation, filled with a limited amount of carefully chosen, great pictures, placed on pages with forethought for the message, pages sequenced to chronicle the story in which we are a participant, this is worth having.

If we receive the photo book as a present, as a keepsake of an event shared with the gift-giver and creator, it becomes a treasure to be displayed. Often coffee table sized, a photo book placed to attract the eye and the hand, will invite people to pull it onto their laps for a look and a trip down memory lane.

If you are the creator of the photo book, made to commemorate a shared life event, chances are you have a list of family and friends who would like to have a copy of your endeavor.

Photo books can be given as gifts for every kind of occasion to every kind of individual. If the photo book you have created is a happy retelling of your Grandparents' Diamond Wedding Anniversary celebration, it is still an appropriate gift for your sibling's birthday and an adult grandchild's Christmas. Everyone whose photo appears in the photo book is a possible recipient.

When it comes to photo books commemorating a winning season, every team member and all the coaching staff, would be very pleased to receive one as a gift from the sport's boosters. The same goes for any group who participated in a project which produced visible, photographable results achieved through teamwork.

Artists who create a photo book of their completed works will often find the compilation is a much appreciated gift, no matter the reason or occasion. Such photo books also make lovely housewarming gifts for new homeowners or for a couple settng up housekeeping for the very first time.

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



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



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



"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



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



Photo book will capture Ontario's history

It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since The Argus Observer published "Ontario - 125 Years." This publication was a lot of fun to produce and was a great way to commemorate the milestone of Ontario. Even after 10 years, I still see this ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:11:00 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



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



Reader photo: Coloring book

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Published:  Sun, 04 Feb 2018 01:55:00 GMT



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