Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts

Friday, August 03, 2012

Guest Post: Creating Photobooks online

Now a day’s digital photography has become custom. Everyone is using that and you will feel like you have an awesome amount of unorganized pictures. There is way to arrange all your photos wonderfully in a photo book that is available for all generation to view it.

Ψ First of all if you are planning to order for photo book then decide for what occasion you want to order it. For e.g. Christmas, wedding, kid’s memories, Trip to some place etc. it should be always worth looking back and remembering that days.

Ψ Always look for Photo Books discount deals that are beneficial to you while shopping.

Ψ Collect all the pictures which you want to include in photo book. Look at all the photos from your folder in computer and decide which should be included and excluded. Make sure that the pictures you wish to use are best and exclusive. The people who are present should be identifiable in a snap.

Ψ There are basic fundamentals required for making photo book. There are so many websites where you can create photo book. Creating the book online is absolutely free of cost.

Ψ In most of the cases you can view it and even send it to your friends and family members. You are not incurred with any charges until the book is printed.

Ψ It merely depends on you what type of book you want to print; a soft cover book or hard cover book. Both will have different printing charges. Some coupons offers free shipping charges and some of them don’t if you are having coupons or coupon codes for free shipping.

Ψ There are many photo companies which can be helpful to print photos.

Pick a service for creating an excellent book. Tons of services are available online such as “Kodak Gallery”, Shutterfly, Snapfish, Scrap book, free shipping at Mixbook etc. The services varies with prices, quality of the books that are provided, sharing of the book, templates they offers, and even whether they tell you to create book online or via an application form that you can download to your desktop. There are many pros and cons related to these approaches that these services offer. So pick the best that works best for you.

Ψ Create your own book. Put all your favorable snaps on pages by themselves and mix it with less favorable snaps on the other pages. If you are doing it on your own then you will never do that wrong.

Ψ Be sure that the book you are making will be meaningful for recollecting the past memories.

Ψ Making this photo book and gifting to your friends on their birthdays or special events will add an extra charm in their occasion.

Ψ If that book is related with your friends then you can print multiple copies of that and distribute among the group.

Ψ Creativity and themes are vital because it adds a different and unique look.

Ψ Crazy look, fonts, stickers, attractive background is necessary for it.

Ψ Many online sources are offering this service for free. Make sure that the source which you are using is free and allows you to use the coupons.

Author Bio:-

Sophiya Aden is a contributor and writer for She writes how to save money at the time of online shopping. Couponing can save your budget while you are ordering for photo books.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

GuestSpeak: When pictures speak

Carter's Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph
Before I come to the point it’s important for one to understand where I am coming from. Here is an account of a relevant story that I feel would help me express my feelings and the message I am trying to convey in a better way.

"I am depressed ... without phone ... money for rent ... money for child support ... money for debts ... money!!! ... I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings and corpses and anger and pain ... of starving or wounded children, of trigger-happy madmen, often police, of killer executioners ... I have gone to join Ken (recently deceased colleague Ken Oosterbroek) if I am that lucky" excerpts from suicide note of Kevin Carter who took his own life by taping one end of a hose to his pickup truck’s exhaust pipe and running the other end to the passenger-side window. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carter's prize winning photograph was sold to the New York Times; the photograph first appeared on March 26, 1993. Hundreds of people contacted the newspaper to ask the fate of the girl. The paper reported that it was unknown whether she had managed to reach the feeding center. In 1994, the photograph won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.

My inspiration to write this post came from above mentioned story, my own real experience follows -
Few years back I watched a programme on migrating animals, where an injured baby baboon unable to keep up with pace of other baboons is left behind by the mother. Towards the end of the programme they showed baby baboon being watched by some vultures while mother though concerned about the baby but left with no choice decides to move on with the rest. Being an animal lover I could not bear the thought of baby being attacked by the vultures so I immediately switched over the channel .I kept on brooding over and wondered why couldn't the camera man rescue the baby, treat him, feed him and drop him where he belonged, I cried and cried for months together finally went into acute depression. There on I am not allowed to watch discovery channel. I totally understand the law of nature and phrases like 'Survival of the fittest'. But we as human beings and an intelligent species can avert few of the tragedies that we tend to ignore.

Several times we watch a man or a woman beaten up in an inhuman way or someone run down by a vehicle bleeding to death I can cite any number of such examples that I must have watched on news channels. In each case I have simply switched over the channels for the reason that neither I can bear the inhuman act nor insensitivity of the camera person, or an anchor who takes pride in narrating the whole incident that took place in front of his or her eyes but made no effort to save a life. Their selfish concern seems to be making breaking news that goes like “murder caught on camera" and I wonder is the camera person/photographer as a human being not  morally responsible to avert such tragedies or  should they simply concentrate on what they are getting paid for ??

There is a need for all such photographers, camera men, journalists to take a lesson from Carters case that was much criticized for having not saved the child, who while on a trip to Sudan, was preparing to photograph a starving toddler trying to reach a feeding center when a vulture landed nearby. Carter reported to have taken the picture, because it was his "job title" and leaving.  He came under criticism for failing to help the girl.

The St. Petersburg Times in Florida said this of Carter: "The man adjusting his lens to take just the right frame of her suffering, might just as well be a predator, another vulture on the scene."
Alka Narula (c)

Written for 'Hold the Thought, Get the Point' by our guest blogger Alka Narula.
Find more information about her at Indiblogger

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

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