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So I know it's lame to bump your own, really old thread, but the album came in last night and I thought I'd just give y'all an update, in case any were interested. I went with a Vision Art album and those guys did an insanely good job. I am completely thrilled with the work they do. I honestly think they made me look like a better photographer, than I really am! They were also awesome to work with, very helpful and extremely nice customer service.
One big thing I learned, is that if you plan on doing any full bleed prints, give yourself a little extra room on the edges when shooting. The picture can be cropped anywhere within 1/4'' of the print when going full bleed. So there were a couple I had to resize and put a border, because I didn't want any cropping. Others I had enough space and was good.
So here are pictures of the album.
Doug, if you stumble on this, thanks for pointing me to VA. I'm so glad I went with them.
And Chuck big thanks to you for the encouragement as well. In case you wanna see the changes I made after reading your suggestion, here are the updated spreads. When I look back at my old layouts, I like the newer ones waaaaay better. So, huge thanks, buddy. I was also laughing when it ended up being exactly 35 spreads, just like you said. I wasn't aiming for that number, but it just worked out that way. I thought "Man, he really knew what he was talking about"
16 On the left, I would have actually preferred the wide shot on top, but I was worried about cutting too close on the upper crop. I had more room on the close shot, so I had to swap them.
This was one I had to resize, because I didn't want the little bit of her head on the left picture getting cropped.
I put a small book together to try and tell the story of my daughter's second year, just like I did for the 1st year. I tried to incorporate some of the suggestions from last year into this book. Hopefully I'll keep it up and do this every year. Here was last year's book - http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/967024/
Here's this year's book, I haven't sent it off to be printed yet, though. I'm always open to feedback. I think these have all been posted here thoughout the last year or so, so sorry if you're alread tired of them ;-)
Edited on Mar 23, 2012 at 06:53 PM · View previous versions