Monday, November 23, 2009

November 23, 2009 - Day 179

Curtain Call

November 23, 2009 - Day 179

So, as I am almost halfway through my year in photos, I am starting to get ideas of what to do with all these pictures. So far, I have been printing out a 4x6 of every picture at Walmart and putting them all in an album so that I have a way to preserve a memory of this photographic journey. Already, this experience has brought out things I never imagined possible. The comments and praise of some of my photos has been overwhelming. On Flickr, people have liked some of my photos enough to ask that I include them in their set of photos for all to see. I have even had two pictures purchased in poster size, framed, and hung on someone's wall. That is the ultimate compliment - someone liking your photographs enough to want them to be actual "art" on their wall. And really, any picture is available for anyone who wants one.

With all that being said, a friend of mine just brought to my attention a way to really preserve this year long experience while showcasing the photos in the best possible way. He asked, why not make them into a book? He gave me a link and I was floored. I figured I could always make them into a book, but not a quality book at a pretty decent price. Blurb makes all kinds of books including what I want, a photo book. It even has the tools to create the book to how you want it and then upload it. Hell, I can even order multiple copies and even promote it to try to sell it. Now, I don't think I am going to go that far, but I am pretty sure I will be making a book for myself. How cool to have a coffee table book of my own work?!?! Now I am getting REALLY excited!

7 comments:

Miss Sassy Pants said...

I am a big fan of our bathroom decor, both the colors and the patterns. This picture and the angle/perspective you chose take it make it much more interesting than a straight on shot or something less imaginative.

I LOVE the idea of a coffee table book showcasing your photographic adventure. I'd display it proudly on our coffee table...

Mom said...

You can do so much now with photographs...regular printing, printing on a coffee mug, blanket, or even a mouse pad, printing on canvas, and books. I think a book on your coffee table after the year is finished would be fantastic and displayed proudly on any coffee table.

I like this recent photo. Like Jess says, the angle is much more interesting.

laura b. said...

I would think that having a book of all of your work from this year would be incredibly satisfying. You should do it, for sure.

Anonymous said...

It's funny that you talk about creating a coffee table book of all of your photos once the year is completed. I have been thinking and thinking about this for you because I have known that you can make quality books.
I was actually thinking of doing it for you, but seeing as how the year of photos won't be done until May, I thought it would be a great birthday present for you!!

Cassie

Jose said...

I looked into Blurb to make a book of my photos in my Arizona, But It's a Dry Heat... blog but I still have to get to putting it together. I recently had my 1000th post the other day, that's a lot of images to choose from.

Sal said...

Interesting bathroom color scheme. Ours is so boring. The coffee table book idea is a great one, and would make an excellent reward for your year of dilligence. Though many people attempt it, few see it through, and I'm sure that fewer still can proudly display in their home such a fantastic souvenir of the experience.

Speaking of selling your work, I am certainly still interested in buying a couple copies of Day 113 (the Disneyland fireworks photo). I'll drop you an I.M. to discuss cost.

Sebastien said...

Great idea! I've also been told that lulu.com is a good option for self-publishing. Might want to investigate that one as well.