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Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2021 04:31
 
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I am involved in a project to re-create a very large garden.  I have taken 'before and after' pictures.  It's an ongoing project but we are approaching the end of the first phase.

I would like to have a Photo Book printed of some of the images I have made.  There seem to be a plethora of offerings on-line but it's a relatively expensive thing and I don't want to repeat with a succession of companies to find the 'best'...

My head is spinning trying to compare different companies offerings but I am leaning towards Cewe, 

https://www.cewe.co.uk/photo-books.html

Partly because their software is Mac compatible and apparently very comprehensive, also their range of products and pricing seems clear and I think reasonable. The help and technical side seems very comprehensive.  Advising how to avoid technical issues with their advice on what file formats work best and the colour space settings which they advise give best results.

Perhaps I should have a 'dry run' with images from another project?

Most of the images have been made with my iPhone but they seem clear enough on my iMac large screen so I am confident they will stand up in the sizes I envisage printing them.  Given the site is usually soggy, wet and very muddy or bone dry and dusty, although I do take a DSLR along, I rarely deploy it.

Don't understand why "YANMAR" isn't included in the available list of Makes?

Made with my iPhoneSE2, 4mm lens, f/1.8

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In my limited experience the biggest issue is making sure your images are the right colour balance and correctly exposed for digital printing.

In particular, some digital printers doesn't have the dynamic range of modern cameras and there is a tendency to lose the blacks or oversaturated them which can make the prints contrasty.

Some software interfaces offer their own correction feature where you can switch it on or off. You have the option to review which is best. Of course if you switch it off and the result isn't ideal, you have less of a come back in getting and foc reprint.

I used Bonusprint (printed in Holland) for many of my books as there was a series of special deals! 

 We were satisfied with the end product and only on a couple of occasions had to get them reprinted mainly due to imposition or print defects. There was no question on reprinting foc.

Not sure if all the people do this but Bonusprint offered an online book for viewing while waiting for the actual book to arrive or to send to friends. Some of mine are still live like this 2016 Cevennes holiday. (Many shots taken by Jan on her bridge camera)

https://www.bonusprint.co.uk/view-online-photo-book?widgetId=e815603b-09af-4ccc-a6f7-5bab797517e5

And here's my IR book

https://www.bonusprint.co.uk/view-online-photo-book?widgetId=6ea6cc7a-334b-491f-815f-fb28ef5bd7d4

Hope you can view them and they are not linked to my computer



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Eric , Wonderful photo`s, you have a keen eye and a sense for perspective and the colors just tops it , thank you for the opportunity to see some real nice work.



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I have some made by https://www.freeprintsphotobooks.co.uk/ - they seem OK to me!



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Posted: Tue Aug 24th, 2021 16:49
 
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novicius wrote:
Eric , Wonderful photo`s, you have a keen eye and a sense for perspective and the colors just tops it , thank you for the opportunity to see some real nice work. Thanks, you are very kind. 

We have found making photo books is a good way of encapsulating an event or series of work/activities. we have quite a few! But this thread has reminded me we have been lax of late and need to do some more.

Too often our photos are simply hidden away in some digital archive and thus disconnected from the occasion of their takingand likely to be forgotten.

Putting them into books and trying to do it in a creative arrangement is a challenge but it forces you to be selective about your images. They may not be the best ones and may even be tight crops, but they simple 'fit'.



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Eric, sorry for my lack of presence  but I only have my iPhone to respond. 

Thanks for your reply, most appreciated. 

I have started to break my images down into albums on my iPhone because I often illustrate discussion with an image or two. I can't expect the person who I am talking with to wait while I swipe through a ton of pictures to find the one I want. 

Natural progression from that is to get some printed. Especially this project. I have some 'before and after' pix which are quite striking. Quite apart from project in progress and disaster pix.



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Posted: Wed Aug 25th, 2021 05:04
 
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I am tempted of doing it, just to document my family, ye olde albums of yesteryear only show the kids when they were small,..I`ll look into it, thanks for the heads up Robert and Eric.



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Posted: Mon Sep 13th, 2021 16:47
 
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Like Robert, I've been involved in my own garden project.but on a 'slightly' smaller scale.

I have decided to create a walkway through the middle of a woodland area at the bottom of the garden.

Currently in its early stages .



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Hoping to make and fit a few nest boxes this autumn and even an owl box..if I am brave enough to to climb high enough up the pine tree. 😳

Well it would be nice to see this fella/lady breed hereas opposed to just sleeping through the daylight hours.



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Yes Covid 19 or Stayathomeandfixthings 20 has concentrated my attentions more on nature and given me greater experience hndling wild creatures. 

Only this morning Jan asked me to “move the dragon” and I threw myself into the challenge with new confidencethey are tenacious little buggers though.



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You sure that's not the Loch Ness monster??



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Catching the demon by its tail! Dangerous occupation.
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