Review :: Picaboo (Free 20-Page Large Hardcover Book)

Today I received my Free 20-Page Large Hardcover Photo Book from Picaboo.   (If you are interested in creating your own book, see the end of this post for a link to the details)

I used this opportunity to create a portfolio book to show potential clients and interested parties.   Free downloadable software is required to create the book.  The software is fairly easy to use and allows you to drag and drop your photos into a variety of templates.   You can also customize your layout, which is what I did (you know how I am).

The process of downloading the software, dropping my photos in and customizing my layout took less than 45 minutes.   Once you have your book saved, upload it to the Picaboo server and check out.  You do have to pay shipping costs ($8.99) but the book is regularly a $39.99 value.

I was reasonably happy with the results....the inside pages are nice quality, the photos look nice and sharp.   The cover is slightly flimsy for my taste.   I much prefer the cover on the book I created with Blurb last Christmas.  

I'm not sure that I would have paid $39 plus shipping for this book....but I do think it's a nice book, decent quality and for $9, I am not complaining!   I would use this service again if I had a coupon....

Thanks, Picaboo for the deal...and if you are interested in taking advantage of this, check out the following link:

Please note:  No compensation has been given for this unsolicited review!  

Because You Asked...

You have asked, I have answered. Thank you to my readers who have persistently asked for a better portfolio style way of viewing my photography.

You can access the new portfolio using the top menu item, above the website banner:

Take a peek and let me know what you think...

Design Services :: Land of Lost Luggage Jump Page

Several weeks ago, I had the honor of designing a watermark logo for artist Julie Prichard over at The Land of Lost Luggage.   I'm very thankful for the opportunity to work on a second project for her - this one being a jump page for her website...

For those interested in art and photography, visit her website and check out her affordable online art classes...they are the best deal in cyber space (and possibly the entire universe).

Thanks, Julie!

On Location :: Sneak Peak

Last week, I had the pleasure of shooting pictures for a dear family.    They have recently been blessed with a new son through adoption!  However, the adoption is not final so I am unable to post the family pictures or the individual ones of their son.    And let me tell you....he is PRECIOUS!     But I can give you sneak peek of their sweet daughter....she was a very cooperative subject!

Stay tuned for the rest of the story....

Logo Design :: Julie Prichard Photography

Just developed two new watermark logos for Julie Prichard Photography, which is based in San Diego, CA (my old stompin' grounds). If you're located in the SD area and need a photographer, she's your gal. Check her out at