Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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We are on a journey to find you the best photo products to show off your digital images. The latest: a photo book done through Lulu.
Lets start with the cons: The upload time was fairly slow. Maybe it's because I had high resolution photos, and a lot of them, but I got a little impatient waiting. That's about the only con I have with this experience.
Pros: The designs were simple and perfect for the traditional minded. When I received the photo book in the mail, I was so happy with the finished product! The pages were extremely durable, and the print quality looked fantastic. My three year old has loved looking through the book, and has yet to wrinkle a page after her rough page turning, proving the good construction of the book. The hardback was well made and I loved the slight shimmer of the cover.
Overall I would recommend lulu for your photo book needs. I was able to find a coupon to make the price amazing, and the design options and quality were superb.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Preserve your life's best moments by converting your old photos, movies, and film to digital.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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Seems like Spring is a popular time for babies to be born, and the trend is to take photos of your newborn days after their birth. The best photos are those that showcase just how precious and tiny your itty bitty baby is. Here are our favorite newborn poses that you might want to consider when planning your photo shoot.
Put your baby in something! We love the crocheted slings that you can find on etsy. Other cute ideas include a treasure chest (the child would lay on blankets within the chest of course), a football helmet if you are avid sports fans, pumpkin, Christmas stocking, or basket. Posing your baby inside of something captures their small and precious size. It's hard not to let out an "ohhh" when looking at one of these poses because they are just so cute.
We also like the poses that show love and family. The ones where mom and dad hold the baby against their chest, or even holding the bundle of joy in their hands. We've seen many photos where the parents are dressed all in black, but their hands are uncovered. The reason they do this is so that their hands are the only objects the camera captures- giving the photo a magical feeling. Another family pose we love? Sibling poses! Capturing the way older children feel about your new addition not only shows emotion, but it helps the brothers and sister feel involved and important as well.
Another pose we love when it comes to looking at newborn pictures- the fetal position, bum in the air pose. Doesn't that just wreak of adorable? Baby bodies are so delicate, small, and innocent that the photo capitalizes on the preciousness of your child.
The last photos being highlighted in this post are hospital pictures. Hire someone to come to the hospital and freeze that moment in time with you. There is nothing more intense than those first moments right after an infant is brought into the world.
Whatever poses you decide to implement in your photo shoot, just make sure you take pictures! They grow so fast, and the moments of newborn innocence will be over before you know it. Capture your new baby before those first months are gone.
Monday, January 21, 2013
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Let's just take it from the time you leave for your vacation till the time you get home. As we go through your personal trip agenda, you will find several moments that you must capture. Of course landscapes and skyscrapers are beautiful on their own, but having you in your photos will take it one step closer in making it more real and more personal.
Friday, January 18, 2013
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So you've decided that you want to give the love of your life the gift of memories this Valentine's Day? Want it to be a surprise? Check out these tips in making sure you can pull it off in secret.
The first hurdle you need to get through is to get the film out of the house and shipped to us! Because your possessions might be bulky or take up a lot of room, you will want to remove the items while your loved one isn't home or in the vicinity Is it all in a big brown box? Take the photos, reels, videos, or whatever film it may be out of the box, but leave the brown empty box there as a decoy. If you want to know the best carrier in shipping your memories to us, there isn't one best provider. Just make sure that whoever you choose offers a tracking program to put your mind at ease.
The next item you need to take care of is payment method. We charge your card either when we upload your images or film, or when we ship your converted belongings, depending on the options you chose on your order form. If your significant other is a hawk when it comes to monitoring your finances, you might want to consider initially putting the purchase on a hardly used card, or ask a family member to put the bill on their card momentarily. Unfortunately we don't accept checks, and don't recommend sending cash through the mail.
Last base you need to cover is making sure the package arrives when the recipient isn't home, or ship it to your office, or a friend's house. Make sure you check out our free shipping offer! Then replace the film secretly, wrap the discs, or image carrying vehicle, and enjoy the reaction you get when your loved one opens their surprise.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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We are on a quest to find you the best products and ideas for your digital images, and have decided to review photo book providers one book at a time.
Some things we really liked about creating a Walgreen's photo book is that they offer same day pickup, the upload process was extremely fast, it's easy to find a coupon code, and there are a lot of designs to choose from.
Basically if you want a photo book fast- Walgreens is a great option. While they are convenient, there are some downsides to choosing them as your printer.
1- The hardback cover quality isn't the greatest. The corners of the book are smooshed, and you can peel off the wrapping.
2- The binding is terrible. It hardly provides any support to the book.
3-In the front, as well as the back of the book, you can see the white threads used to bind the book, giving it a cheap feel.
4-While the print quality itself was good, the pages were really thin, and wrinkled with the slightest turn of the page.
Ratings (on a scale of 1-5):
Website (Ease of Creation)- 4
Need to convert your old family film to digital to make your own photo book to celebrate your past? Check out our New Year's Sale ending Jan. 17!
Monday, January 14, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
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This video made my day!
Do you have home movies you want transferred to digital? Check out our services- the lowest price for the best quality!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Resolution is everything when converting your old film to digital. Resolution refers to how many pixels an image contains. The higher the pixel count, the better quality the image. Make sure the company you choose gives you a range of resolution options to make sure your photographic needs are met.
Chances are, your slides, movie film, photos, or other pre-digital memories have experienced fading and discoloration. Some companies include the cost of applying digital color corrections to your images post scanning, and others either don’t deal with it, or charge extra for it.
Scanned in the USA
Do you really want to trust your precious legacy on a barge ship to travel across the sea so they can be scanned at a cheaper price? Unfortunately, 10,000 large shipping containers full of packages get lost at sea every year. Don’t let your memories be considered among that number. Choose a company that will keep your personals in one location.
A lot of people don’t have the time or patience to squint their eyes at tiny frames of film in order to organize them. That’s why online viewing and organizing is an item you want to ensure is part of your scanning company’s services.
Delete Un-wanted Scans
Not sure what exactly is on your film? Don’t want the image of an accidental picture of the wall? Choose the ability to delete the scans you don’t want- and better yet, don’t pay for it!
You want a high quality camera to capture your memories, so you would definitely want a high quality scanner to preserve them. Go with a company that uses professional equipment with the latest technology.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
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Has this happened to your precious photos and film? Fear not, we can digitally restore your photos after experiencing water damage!
Still store photos, slides, movie film, video tapes, negatives and other film in a box in the garage? Get it out! Convert your memories today, and never worry about the "Leaves and Gook and Stuff" again.