9 steps to having your own perfect holiday photobook
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Just come back from a fantastic holiday? Your soul feels satisfied. You are relaxed and happy, positively shining with those fresh memories of travel. Then up comes the daily grind and soon the holiday memories fade. That’s why our photos are so important.
Captivating moments in the flash of passing time is one thing, but in the digital age, how many magic moments are still sleeping in memory cards and hard drives? Bring your memories alive again with RapidStudio photo books.
Our photo books are the modern, fashionable evolution of the old sticky plastic photo album. Imagine a coffee table book filled with your happy moments. RapidStudio puts it all together for you with digital wizardry and delivers a professional book of photographic memories, without the hassle of scissor snips and glued fingers. RapidStudio photo books are super easy to create. Here are our pro tips on making your next holiday last forever!
1. Gather your favourite pics and line up a group discount
Swipe through your camera shots and don’t forget to take a look at your phone pics. You’ll be sure to find some great candid shots of your friends and family. RapidStudio has discounts for ‘bulk’ orders. Ask your friends and family to join you and order a copy for everyone. Better still, when you design online with RapidStudio and share your photo book, your friends and family can snatch their favourites from your snaps and create a photo book customisation of their very own!
2. Tell a story with pictures
A good story has a beginning, a middle and an end. A great photo book strategy is to sort your holiday shots in the same way. Our memory loves to follow a journey through time.
3. Get picky with your pics
Weed out any images that look blurry or discoloured. An image might look fine on a small LCD screen, but take a look on a larger monitor to find any problems. RapidStudio make high quality prints for your photo album and a shot out of focus will look like a shaggy dog.
4. Brighten up
Lights, Camera, ACTION! Good lighting is ultra important to a quality print. Images often appear darker in print when compared to your backlit monitor. Keep in mind that brighter shots are better, unless you are going for a sombre moody look. Mostdigital photo editing programs can brighten up dark shots without a problem.
5. Cut, Cut, Cut.
Remember that once they are in print, they are there to stay. If you are unsure about a picture, cut it. RapidStudio albums are flexible with page numbers, so if you have a few less pages, but your image quality is great, you’ll be happier in the long run.
6. Take the bumper crop
You’ve brought in a harvest of great pictures, but some have the odd element that ruins an otherwise perfect shot. Crop that annoying tourist out of the frame.
7. A fine pair
Try and match your image layout on the page to create cohesion. If the subjects in one shot are staring in awe to the left, make sure the image to the left matches. Try a beautiful panorama. Avoid comedy for serious albums or add it for a funny pairing. Add context to a grumpy bunch of faces with a closed sign on a fun park ride. You’ll laugh about it later.
8. Special effects
There are so many things that professional photographers do in post-production, but there are a number of simple things beginners can do to enhance their photos. With photoediting software you can eliminate those demonic red eyes with a click. You can straighten crooked shots, adjust brightness, contrast and all number of things. Experiment and see what you like. Bold statements can be made with simple changes to colour. Try Sepia, Black and White or pump up the volume with colour saturation.
9. Plan ahead or fill the gaps.
Our pro photographers always pre-plan their photo books before the shoot for a client. They know what scenes they need to check off to make a great album of memories. With experience, you will be doing the same for your next holiday photo book. If you are in a pinch and forget to take a decent picture of a famous landmark, fill the gap in your album with the help of Google. There are thousands of stock images to help you out.
Just remember, here at RapidStudio, we have all the advice you need.