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  1. #1
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    Photo books - who to use?

    I had an exchange student that headed home. During his time here I took pictures documenting his trip. I would like to order a hardback photo book that I can put short captions with.

    Anyone had a book done like this? What company did you use?

    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: Photo books - who to use?

    I use Shutterfly for my hardcover books. https://www.shutterfly.com/

    40% off until 8/11 and free shipping with code
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    Fairly sure I used Bay Photo for the book with the photos of my in-law's 50th Anniversary. Came out excellent.
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    Photo books - who to use?
    George, I haven't used any so don't have any firsthand suggestions. But are you aware Lightroom has a Book Module built into it? You can set up your own templates and add text. I *think* it works with the website Blurb.com so am not sure the templates can be used on any other site.

    In the past I remember reading how Blurb also sells a softcover publication similar to a magazine. At the time, they cost about $10 each. Only mentioning it in case you'd want to include a few copies for the person to share with family/friends.

    Here's a little info on using Lightroom to make books via Blurb:

    Adobe web site: How to make photo books in Lightroom

    Blurb web site: Make a Photobook with Blurb


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    I've only used Costco for a photo book before. Very nice results.
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    Re: Photo books - who to use?

    Photo books - who to use?
    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    George, I haven't used any so don't have any firsthand suggestions. But are you aware Lightroom has a Book Module built into it? You can set up your own templates and add text. I *think* it works with the website Blurb.com so am not sure the templates can be used on any other site.

    In the past I remember reading how Blurb also sells a softcover publication similar to a magazine. At the time, they cost about $10 each. Only mentioning it in case you'd want to include a few copies for the person to share with family/friends.

    Here's a little info on using Lightroom to make books via Blurb:

    Adobe web site: How to make photo books in Lightroom

    Blurb web site: Make a Photobook with Blurb


    I can't speak Lightroom. LOL, when I open it I sit there and scream, WHAT IS IT DOING! JUST LET ME EDIT A PHOTO! {Close and uninstall}
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    Prime: Nikon 35mm, 50mm, & 85mm f/1.8G, 300mm f/4
    Wide Angle: Tokina AT-X116 Pro DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon f/2.8 14mm (chipped)
    Macro: Nikon 40mm, Tamron 90mm
    ​Flash: Nissin MARK II Di622
    Stuff: Expodisc Neutral & Portrait
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    Re: Photo books - who to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moab Man View Post
    I can't speak Lightroom. LOL, when I open it I sit there and scream, WHAT IS IT DOING! JUST LET ME EDIT A PHOTO! {Close and uninstall}
    In the past, I thought I remembered seeing you post some photos that reminded me of the Lightroom templates. So I've always been under the impression you used it. No doubt you will find something suitable!
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    Re: Photo books - who to use?

    Printique

    They're owned by Adorama and the quality is amazing. They have lay flat binding, which is very nice for photography albums. Lots of fonts to choose from, several album sizes and paper qualities. Can't recommend them enough.
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    @Moab Man

    This offer at Shutterfly is good until Sunday, August 16

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    Promo code: FREEPB
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  10. #10
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    Re: Photo books - who to use?

    Another option out there for this is LuLu.com, a print-on-demand publishing service.

    It is a place to self-publish whatever book or other item you create. They have photo book options. I have used it in past years to create calendars that I would buy a batch myself and give away as Christmas gifts. I also tried to offer them for sale to the public with really no actual sales to speak of. The reason I give this as an option is because you can purchase 1 book and give it away, but then direct anybody who wants their own copy to your store and they can buy it (at cost if you set it up that way) and have it direct-shipped to them and you don't need to be involved at all.





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