From the dawn of the digital age of photography, people have been searching for less expensive ways to document their lives in and around them through photos. With this new technology has come a bad habit of capturing all of these moments and not printing them. A lot of these photos end up on social sites, stored on the computer, or just left in the cameras until the memory card is full and it is time to purchase additional cards. It also used to be that you would put your film in the shop for processing and printing in exchange for 3×5 or 4×6 prints to be put into a photo album for later viewing. Most of these albums are put away in storage and that is the last you see of these precious photographs.
With new technology, there are many new and exciting ways to present your photo work. From calenders, to coffee mugs. From t-shirts to framed gallery quality prints, the options are limitless. One of the most popular products is a published book. These books come in soft cover, hard cover, and also leatherbound. You have the choice as to how many pages, which photos go on each page, and all of the editing. You can add captions, titles, chapters, and all the tools that publishers of your favorite books have. After all, you are actually the producer and director of your own little show. Blurb is a great resource to start with. These books are very nicely priced and they also have a fast turnaround. They even offer an online book store in which you can have your published book for sale to the public. Some other resources are Snapfish and Shutterfly. These sites all offer an affordable book starting in or around $13.99 with Snapfish offering a very economical 2×3 mini book for only $5.99.
As you can see, you no longer have to wait for 4×6 prints from your local drug store only to pack away these photos where no one can see them. The option of a photo book that you can display out on your coffee table, your desk at work, or on your bookshelf with all of your other books of other people’s work, is right at your finger tips. Gather up your favorite digi pics and have a family day where everyone can be part of the production. Have fun with it. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with your results.