Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Photo Book 2010

Maybe this is a little crazy but I sort of miss the old days of having boxes of prints and albums to go through rather than having all of my photos organized on to my computer. I mean, logically I know this way is much better and cheaper in a myriad of ways but not having the actual prints in my hands to reminisce over is something I miss. Of course I don’t want to have boxes of prints all over the house either.

Last year I put my favorite 2009 travel photos into a blurb photo book (read more here) and was pretty pleased with the results. So come January of this year, putting a 2010 book together has been on my to-do list. Well it only took 9 months but its done. Sheesh. Speedy I am not.

Want to see what it looks like?



You’ll notice I never quite got around to putting a book together of all my non travel photos. That is still very much on the to-do list but I’m going to combine a few years into one so I’m being even more lax on that side.

FYI: I'm not being paid to promote blurb (I can't even find a coupon!) - I just happen to like the product. But if you have other book printers you prefer or you use another way to organize your photos, I'd love to hear about it.

28 comments:

  1. I was thinking about photos just this morning. I've made photo books ever since I had digital images. I like having the book to hold and flip through. And it somehow feels more permanent than a scrapbook or event a photo album. 

    Pretty soon I'm going to start taking my old photos up to my local camera store who will scan them for me for a pretty low price. Then I'll begin the arduous task of photobooking my whole life. Wish me luck! 

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  2. rhorsley11:10 AM

    Wow, there are so many amazing photo's in there. Blurb sounds like a very interesting idea and I definitely agree with you. Digitized photos is just not the same as having them in your hands looking over them. 

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  3. hzschock11:27 AM

    It looks great! Which version of your software did you use? I'm curious because I designed a book for my son, and it was difficult to understand all their requirements to upload. I finally made jpegs of each page, and used their basic software to upload.

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  4. I hear you on missing physical photos, but at the same time I don't miss having giant bulky photo albums or boxes of random photos here and there either. I've started doing photo books for most of our trips, but then I feel like I'm missing out on seeing some of our photos because I choose only the best ones to save on printing costs. My favorite service has by far been what is provided by Apple. I just got a Blurb book I put together of our Christmas photos and I was really disappointed with the print quality. There were color flecks where there shouldn't be, images that had high pops of color seemed somewhat de-saturated, and the paper quality (admittedly, I didn't choose the high end option) was really kind of meh. I feel like I could have gotten the same thing from Snapfish at a significantly cheaper price. All this talk of photo books reminds me that I still haven't finalized our one from Paris - and that was in 2008. I should probably finish that this year, no?

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  5. ramblingrenovators2:39 PM

    You're so organized! Beautiful photos. I liked the Cambodia chapter best though all the photos are stunning.

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  6. What a great book. I miss the prints too, but I also like the idea of a tidy stack of books of memories. Certainly makes for easier safe keeping over the years. Also, I went to BA in Feb - my boyfriend and I have the same photo of ourselves as tango dancers! Got a kick out of seeing your picture there!

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  7. I save my photos at dropbox. com so in case my computer explodes  or crashes  heaven forbid.  Great blog

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  8. LOVE BLURB. We made our wedding album and a photo book of our California coast trip using it!

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  9. Margaret6:44 PM

    Or...if it is all to overwhelming... use my service.  I edit, organize clients images into photo books!

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  10. Shawna10:17 PM

    I have used Blurb too, but my favorite photo books have come from My Publisher - GREAT quality!

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  11. i'm a fan of blurb and plan on doing this with my pics of india once i get home to toronto.

    i also think it's a good idea for just getting your everyday pics organized and printed each year - we take SO many pics on our iphones and things like that...would be nice at the end of each year to make a book of your favourite pics of the year - even the random ones!

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  12. Melissa@ NewGirlonPost9:35 AM

    Normally I'm not a fan of looking at others travel photos, but I've been a fan of your photography since you posted your Africa trip pictures. Let me just say that I LOVED every single picture in your book. I seriously went through every single page and looked at everything and that is rare for me.  I love that you capture all the tiny details when you travel, that's something I need to implement more in my own photography. So thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Lindsey_ChicMoneyTalk11:46 AM

    I love having photo books!! I'm always looking for way to deplay them (other than coffee tables)--hint, hint=).

    Your book and the pictures are stunning.

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  14. MrsLimestone9:38 AM

    Thanks!

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  15. MrsLimestone9:40 AM

    Really? I had a MyPublisher book printed a while back and I really hated the print quality. I liked the linen covers but I wasn't happy with the interior. Maybe they have improved since?

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  16. MrsLimestone9:41 AM

    Ha. Too bad that isn't really me in there :)

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  17. MrsLimestone9:41 AM

    Thanks!

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  18. MrsLimestone9:51 AM

    Ive only had one book made from Blurb but I was really happy with the print quality (Ive never used snapfish but there was no comparison to shutterfly or my publisher - blurb book was on a totally different quality level) Ive never used Apple so i can't compare.

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  19. MrsLimestone9:52 AM

    I use their software (not sure the version but the latest one I guess)

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  20. jen topp7:20 AM

    I am, strangely, someone who likes to look at other people's travel photos...even when they're not "good" pictures.  I LOVED looking at yours because 1) I like the perspective you take when you take pictures and 2) I have wanderlust like nobody's business and you've gone to some of the places I dream about (cannot WAIT to see that temple in Thailand someday!).

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  21. MrsLimestone7:41 AM

    Thanks. If you can swing the airfare, Thailand is a very inexpensive place to enjoy. You should totally go.

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  22. I made a blurb book recently too, and it turned out beautifully. They do a great job (so much better than the usual books you can get made at the photo printing shops). I love yours!


    I did find a coupon, but I'm not sure if it's just for your first book? Here's the link anyway: http://landing.blurb.com/affsave20?SSAID=489065

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  23. MrsLimestone11:53 AM

    Oh thanks. That coupon works.

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  24. Margaret4:54 PM

    Lovely book. Where those look alike dolls you had in your China pictures? LOVE THAT! :)

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  25. Monicapoling7:22 AM

    Your travel posts are some of my favorites so it was really fun to see this amazing book you have put together. Really beautiful! And loved seeing the photos of you and your husband enjoying yourselves. You've had some amazing adventures. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

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  26. MrsLimestone9:36 AM

    Thanks so much!

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  27. MrsLimestone9:37 AM

    You mean the little ceramic ones? That photo was taken in the gift shop at the Terracotta Warrior site.

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  28. Rachael S1:03 PM

    that is such an awesome idea!  I have so many travel pics just sitting in my computer, now I can do something fabulous with them

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