If you’re like most families with a digital camera, chances are you take way more family vacation photos than you could ever need. It’s not like in the “old” days, where we had to take our film off to be developed for like $10 a role, so we were really choosy about what we took pictures of, is it? Now, we just snap away, ending up with hundreds, if not thousands of digital images. When it comes time to decide which pictures to put in your awesome vacation photo book from Blurb, it can be really challenging to choose the best ones!
Choose the best vacation photos for your photo book
- Create a separate folder for the photos you plan to use in your photo book. This makes it a lot easier than trying to remember which ones you liked best. I suggest copying the pictures to the folder rather than moving them entirely. At this point, just go through and copy over any photo that is even a possibility!
- Next, go through your new folder and really look at each picture. Do you need 10 photos of your child building a sandcastle? Look at the quality of each photo, too. Is it clear and in focus? Dump the ones that are low-quality.
- Enlist the help of an unbiased friend. If you’re like me, chances are you still have about 200 photos, yet need to narrow it down to about a quarter of that! The thing is, your kid always looks cute to you, even if she’s got her finger in her nose! Ask a friend to help you go through the pictures and tell you which ones really stand out. Or, if you’re one of those people who put 1,000 pictures into an album on Facebook after your trip, go through and see which ones were liked most often.
- Tell a story! Don’t just slap your vacation photos in the photo book all willy-nilly, use this as a chance to tell the story of your vacation from start to finish. Choose photos that highlight the best parts of the trip and put them in order.
- Choose an amazing cover photo. This is a really challenging part, because so many pictures might make a great photo. Personally, I think it’s fun to feature one small element of the trip. Something that says “we went to this place and it was amazing,” without giving away all the details right away. Rather than featuring a family photo, go with something that makes a simpler, yet more dynamic, statement. For example, a trip to Six Flags Great Escape Theme Park may use a roller-coaster as the cover, like this one:
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