I always encourage friends and family to try photo booking. Some of them jump in right away, but others are resistant, and when I ask them why, I hear the same answer over and over again.
“My pictures aren’t good enough for a photo book“, they say. “I don’t use a fancy camera.” So I started thinking, I need to tell people that the camera doesn’t make the picture.
- Any picture is better than no picture. ~me
- The camera itself is worthless without the vision of you behind it. ~me
- The best camera to use…is the one in your hand. ~Jean Wallace
- No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want. ~Ken Rockwell
The bottom line is if you have a camera, no matter its value, and you’re using it then you aren’t going to do it wrong. That camera will capture the graduation, the wedding, the baby shower, the grandchildren, and the local festival…the 3Day race, the Holiday picnic, the list goes on and on. I promise that no matter how many photo books you end up making and no matter how great a photographer you become you will not regret making your first photo book.
If you still need more convincing, check out my “first photo book” tips below. It’s really that easy. And you’ll be so happy when you receive the finished product in the mail.
FIRST PHOTO BOOK TIPS
You Have Two Options
There are two ways to make a Shutterfly photo book:
1) Simple Path – a photo book will instantly be made for you. This is a great way to start your first photo book!
2) Custom Path – make your photo book and customize it page by page. If you want a lot of control over the creative process, go with this choice.
Quick photo edits
You can make your photos look the way you want with our simple editing tools (found next to each photo in MyPictures or in your photo book pages) – like black and white, sepia, color saturation and the soft touch
One of the first books I made was of my granddaughter’s first year. Some of the photos were okay and some weren’t so great. But when I changed them all to black and white, they completely transformed. They also gave the photo book a flow it hadn’t had before. I love that book; even now I still love that book.
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