Wednesday, 29 May 2019

What you should be doing with the photos you take on your smart phone

I have a confession to make I currently have over 60 thousand photos stored on my iPhone XR and I wonder why an icloud notification keeps popping up and telling me to upgrade my almost full storage...

When you stop and take a moment to think about it, it is truly amazing that anyone with a smart phone can take a high quality photo or video and whats more that this clever phone tech means that often the quality can be better than a digital camera! Throw back to my teens and getting my first compact digital 5 megapixel camera, did you have one of those? I was so excited it was the first time you were able to see photo previews on screen in a large format. My mind was blown back then too. 

So what to do with all those images... i've just arrived back to London with a whole load of holiday snaps. I spent the last two weeks in Mexico and it was utterly amazing (but more on that in another post) what I realised is that i'd been snapping away and hadn't really stopped to review my photos or make some selects as I might do on one of my photoshoots. I'd decided i'd come back to it later and as I scroll through my library there are a lot of holidays, birthdays, memories that i'd thought i'd come back to.   

Lucky for me the wonderful folks at Papier got in touch with the perfect solution. If you haven't heard of them before they make the most beautiful personalised stationery and photo books. Of course a photo book! I'm not sure why I hadn't thought of that before i'd made one once for a friends birthday years and years ago and remember it being terrible quality but knowing how lovely Papier's stationery is I wanted to give them a try. I started to select 15-20 of my favourite images from our trip to Santorini last summer editing them on my phone - I use free app's called Vsco and Snapseed you can also download the photoshop app if you have the desktop package and use your login there too if you prefer.

I hoped onto the website where you can easily upload images from your device and drop them into a layout of your choice. I went for one of the square colour block designs in pink of course as it lent itself really well to the images of our Santorini trip i'd chosen for the book itself. I got rather excited and added some extra pages and decided to order another one from our holiday to Mauritius the year before. I went for a minimalist landscape design for this one. They arrived in just as good quality as i'd expected too. The images printed darker so i'd recommend making sure you brighten then up before you add them to your photo book. Now i'm off to design another one for our Mexico 2019 adventures.

PS. They've got 30% off until the 10th of June 2019. Use the code ZOOM at the checkout.

This post is sponsored by Papier they kindly gifted me the two photo books in this post filled with memories that I shall truly treasure.
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