My favorite comedian Jim Gaffigan gave a spiel about taking so many pictures these days, all he’ll be left with is a closet full of computers and hard drives.
The bit was hilarious but soooo true.
So I’m like “Dang. I’m gonna start getting my pics printed again.”
Been two years now, and my latest photo book is from this past San Diego Comic Con (SDCC).
And then what happens to all those pics?
So here’s how I started the whole photobook thing:
- Find a Deal: Get a promo from Groupon or Living Social for a free photobook or discount. I used MyPublisher because they were on Groupon, they were simple, and they are high quality.
- Pick an Event: Choose a simple event like a birthday party or previous weekend getaway. You don’t want to print every digital picture on your phone. You’ll be overwhelmed.
- Let Them Build It First – most photobook companies have an option to organize the album for you, and then you can make modifications. This is the easiest way to start. MyPublisher has a great photobook builder!
- Take Small Bites – When organizing vacation photos, I try to finish one day of the vacation and then stop. When I have time, I’ll pick up and work on the next day, and so forth. This will allow me to finish the book before my next vacation.
- Subscribe – When you subscribe to the photobook company emails, you’ll get the best deals, sometimes even free photobooks. I’ve paid for half of mine, which frees me up to get upgrades like glossy paper or rushed shipping.