A new year means new photo book templates. We are excited to release three new themes and add them to our growing library of rich and beautiful templates.
First, did you get pictures of your children opening their presents? Or did you get a fantastic snapshot of that great looking spread you put on for the whole family? You did ? Great! Now you need to preserve them with our beautiful, new photo book theme called Silent Night. You can find this template under holiday. With light and cool colors, it’s sure to showcase your holiday memories beautifully and for a lifetime.
For those of you building wedding photo books — we have the tale of two very different weddings. First — are you a city bride? Great ,we have perfect template for you. In our new city wedding template, you’ll find bold, dramatic graphics to compliment your urban wedding.
Not a city bride — but more of a beach bride? No problem we have you covered there too! Check out our new seashore wedding template. It features cool colors and pops of coral designs to give it a touch of color. Both of these themes can be found under the wedding category.
Our unique binding system allows every page spread to lay flat without any gutter or unsightly seam to separate your pages. This means no cuts to your photographs! This system combines beautiful presentation with incredible durability. Ready to order? Perfect you can click HERE to begin the easy and intuitive process of building your beautiful, hand-crafted Adoramapix photo book that is designed to give you a lifetime of memories for you and future generations.
Our Member of the Week comes to us from the West Coast – it’s Sean Hoyt from Seattle, Washington. Sean is no stranger to Adoramapix, he has already purchased more than 80 of our photo books and continues to impress us with his work.
Sean has been professionally photographing since 2005 and just recently picked up THE KNOT award for the Best of Weddings 2011. Before he turned professional shutterbug, he was a graduate research assistant in electrical engineering working on robotics and circuit design. He entered the field because of the technical challenges mixed with the psychological and artistic components. He says it’s the best of all worlds.
I asked Sean what his favorite subject to photograph was and he replied, “I enjoy photographing people and love. This could be two people “in love” or family bonds. I use photography to express those connections.”
So Sean, knowing what you know today, if you could go back in time and give yourself some advice, what would it be? He answered, “I would join more groups to learn from other peoples’ mistakes and triumphs. Peers also challenge and inspire me to innovate and be more creative. I’ve never been secretive about how I do my business. I think the artistry, personality and mastery of equipment is what distinguishes good from the not-so-good photographers.”
I was curious to know where Sean receives his inspiration from, he said, “Facebook is becoming huge and I follow a ton of photographers’ daily postings. I also take inspiration directly from my clients as they each have a unique story to tell. They’ve also likely done a bunch of fieldwork and bring ideas to the table. One of my favorite photographs from my portfolio is of a brial party in blue store windows. We did a bunch of prep work and bounced ideas off each other before the wedding so we could go into it and have fun. It worked out really well.”
When Sean first started out, he was toting around a D70 with a 70-200mm 2.8 lens. I asked him what he’s toting around today , he replied, “Nikon D3s, D3, D200 bodies. Nikon 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.4 and Tamron 11-18 DX lens that I use on the FX D3s. …I use SB-800s with Pocket Wizards and a portable beauty dish for engagement and family sessions, but have 500Ws Bowens monolights with batteries for bigger groups. Also, I have 128GB of CF memory and a cool Custom Brackets C rotating bracket. It all goes in my ThinkTank Urban Disguise 70V2.0 bag which can hold a pro body and a telephoto lens upright in the center column. Best. Bag. Ever.”
So what’s in the future for Sean, besides the Nikon D4? He said, “I am actively transitioning into a hybrid “fusion” market where I will deliver both photographs and highlight films to my clients. If you thought stills photography was a challenge, try doing film. It’s immensely more difficult and rewarding.”
Thank you Sean for sharing, your work is both breath-taking and inspirational. So if you would like to see more of his work on facebook you can click HERE. If is your thing, feel free to follow him HERE.
EXPERIENCE TRUE PHOTO BOOKS: ADORAMAPIX OFFERS LAY FLAT PHOTO BOOKS FOR ONLY $11.95
New York, NY, Jan 15, 2011 – AdoramaPix Inc, sellers of premium quality lay flat photo books have announced an unprecedented sale on their photo books. During their “Seeing is Believing” Sale, 8×8 – 14pg photo books can be purchased for only $11.95* simply by entering the code:BELIEVE at the checkout.
“It is impossible for sample photos on a website to properly convey the difference in quality between an AdoramaPix photo book and those of our competitors,” said Herman Klein, Director of AdoramaPix. “Quality is at the very heart of what we do at Adoramapix. Nowhere is this better displayed than in our photo books. With each turn of the page, you’ll see the craftsmanship and attention to detail. This sale allows customers who haven’t seen one of our photo books before to see firsthand the difference that real photo paper pages and lay flat binding can make.”
Unlike press-printed products, photo books from AdoramaPix use true archival photo paper for their pages, have lay-flat page spreads with no gutter between the pages, and one of the largest selections of shapes and sizes in the business. Superior quality and lasting durability make AdoramaPix books the perfect choice for preserving photographic memories. AdoramaPix also has their own PixPublisher photo book editor. This editor is free to use and includes a massive library of art resources, and hundreds of professionally designed book layouts that make book creation a snap.
AdoramaPix has been serving the needs of the photographic community for over a decade. Well known for the superior quality of their photo books and excellent customer service, they have become the lab of choice for professional photographers and savvy consumers all over the country.
Media Contact – Michelle Libby: AdoramaPix: libby [at] adoramapix [dot] com
We are hitting the warm states this month since it’s cold here in NYC in February. This week we want to introduce you to Guillermo Quijano-Duque of Natural Touch Photography. Guillermo has been a full time photographer for six years now and calls Albuquerque, New Mexico home. Although six years doesn’t sound like a long time, he has been a photographer for 34 years. Guillermo is a native of Colombia, South America and came to the US as an exchange student in 1977. During his 20 years in the wireless industry he photographed part time after making a sales call to a wedding photography studio one day. He hit it off with the owner who trained him and showed him the business. He had the fortitude to be patient for 10 years until he was sure he could provide his customers with beautiful images and a great photographic experience.
I asked Guillermo what he loves to photograph the most. He replied, ” I love to photograph striking life moments – I prefer photos without people in them but life is ironic and made me a pretty darn good wedding photographer. I get my inspiration from my pursuit to remain a true photographer that does not rely on digital tools but strives to understand the science and art of photography more each day.”
He photographs around 60 weddings a year (that’s not a typo) and says he loves every minute of it. Guillermo said if he could give his younger self some advice when he was first starting out it would be to just go for it and start now!
So I asked Guillermo what’s in his camera bag. He said, ” Two 7d bodies and one 10d body (nostalgia), Canon 28-70 L 2.8, Canon 70-200 ISIIL 2.8, a Canon Fisheye and two 580 EXII flashes.”
With doing roughly 60 weddings a year, I had to ask him what his favorite image is that he captured. He replied, ” Of all time – I haven’t taken it yet – I have never rated one of my photos a five. But out of my wedding photos I would have to say the first photo I took of a bride and her bride’s maids during my first wedding in 2006.”
Thank you Guillermo, your work is lovely and inspiring. If you would like to see more of his work you can visit his site HERE.