Posts Tagged ‘photobook’

Google+ Stories Can Automatically Create Impressive Albums from Your Uploads

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In their ongoing efforts to better organize and curate media, Google has announced the addition of Google+ Stories. Automatically pulling together media and data from photographs uploaded to Google+, Stories pieces together impressive chronological photo albums. Read more…

Blurb Announces Partnership with Amazon to Simplify Self-Publishing Photo Books

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As of Yesterday, Blurb — an online platform and service that allows you to create and publish photo books — announced that you will now be able to sell and distribute said photo books through none other than online retail giant, Amazon, regardless of how many copies are sold.

This is considerably big news, as it opens up an entirely new realm of possibilities for photographers who want to get some of their work out there in the form of printed books, but don’t have the means to desire to go through more traditional methods of ordering massive quantities and trying to get those sold. Read more…

Comic Genius: Matt Hoyle’s Funny Portraits of Funny People

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If you haven’t heard of celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle‘s photo book Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People, then you’re in for a treat. We’re talking about a book full of hilarious portraits of hilarious people that is being sold for a good cause… what more could you want? Read more…

Mosaic Brings Its Slick Photo Book Service to Android Devices

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There are a lot of photo book makers out there — even Flicker joined the fray not too long ago — but one company that we’ve been really impressed with ever since it debuted is Mosaic, and now, Android users can take advantage of the service as well! Read more…

Photog Travels the World and Photographs Ancient Cultures that May Soon Disappear

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A few days ago, we shared photographer Sasha Leahovcenco’s inspirational project in which he photographed people in Siberia who had never had their photo taken. Photographer Jimmy Nelson’s series/book Before They Pass Away is similar in that he, too, is probably photographing people who have never seen a camera.

But the project takes on a deeper, more tragic meaning as well. You see, as the name suggests, Before They Pass Away is about capturing photographs of ancient tribes and cultures that, before long, may no longer exist to be photographed. Read more…

Fascinating Album Featuring 1,500 Vintage Mugshots Goes for $10K at Auction

This tattered old photo album containing a fascinating collection of some 1,500 mugshots taken over one hundred years was recently sold by the Swann Galleries auction house in New York for $10,000. Read more…

Photog Uses Photo Book Crease to Hide Important Parts of Photos… On Purpose

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If you have any photo books with glued bindings lying around the house, you’ll probably understand how annoying the crease in the middle can be. If a photo is printed across both pages, you inevitably lose part of the image as it curves down in the middle, taking some of your sanity with it.

But where other photographers are opting for sewn bindings (the kind that lay flat) more and more, photographer I-Hsuen Chen went the other direction. His project In Between takes advantage of the dreaded crease by hiding the most important parts of photos in there on purpose. Read more…

Go Behind the Scenes at the Largest Pro Photo Lab in the United States

Miller’s Professional Imaging is the largest professional photo lab in the United States, with facilities in Pittsburg, Kansas and Columbia, Missouri that offer a slew of printing services for hobbyists, semi-pro and professional photographers alike. In the above video, Chris Marquardt of Photography Tips from the Top Floor treats us to a behind the scenes look at the company’s 40,000 square-foot facility in Columbia, MO. Read more…

Photographer Travels the World Taking Pictures of Abandoned Airplane Wrecks

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For his project “Happy End,” German photographer Dietmar Eckell has travelled all over the world to find and photograph abandoned airplane wreckages with positive endings. That last part may seem like a paradox, but all of the 15 wreckages Eckell has shot actually do have happy endings: no one on board died, and they were all rescued from the remote locations where they crash landed.

Now, after completing this mammoth project and producing some extraordinary pictures, he wants to put together a coffee table photo book that tells and (obviously) illustrates these stories, and he’s turned to crowdfunding site Indiegogo for help. Read more…

CEO Chooses Wildlife Photography and Philanthropy Over Retirement

Over the course of his 40+ year business career, Brian Hampton took the lead as CEO of 5 successful companies. Through it all, however, he had a passion for photography that never waned. And so, now that he’s retired from the business world and has time to spend pursuing that passion, he’s turned what was once a hobby into an incredibly successful wildlife photography career — as long as you don’t equate making money with success. Read more…