Monday, May 16, 2011

Deep breath into a free fall....

I was really touched by all the comments that was left on my "Stuck" post last week.  Unfortunately, Blogger, that bugger, in it's efforts to restore whatever happened, wiped out all my comments on three posts on three of my blogs.  But I did hear you all and appreciated what you had to offer. 

I had already set the wheels in motion the week before to start getting serious about the photography aspect of my persona.  By contacting a childhood friend of mine who is a photographer, she has invited me to attend, and possibly join, the camera club in my local town.  I am going to try to check out this club this Wednesday night, and while most likely I will be incredibly shy, reserved and in awe of those with big lenses, I really believe in that saying that "knowledge is power" and I hope to garner some knowledge from those with more experience.

In the meantime, I created my first photography book and posted it up on my facebook to get some feedback.  If you have friends like mine, they are a pretty encouraging lot and I often wonder if I took a picture of my better half's big hairy toe, if they would still awe and ooh over it because they are just that kind to me.  However, with that said, one of my friends has an online store and suggested that I create calendars and that she may be interested in purchasing them for her website.  And I have to admit, that that got me a tad excited.

Anywhooo, I thought I would show you what I have been up too, note the colouring is off and I am currently trying to find another company that creates a better quality book for half the price.  I know, I ask for a lot.  So, here it is in all its glory:

Cover and back of book:







Some of the other pages:



 

  





The nice thing was that when I went to pick up the book, the clerk asked me if I was a new photographer in town and where was my studio.  Yes, of course, my head swelled for a minute or two, then I chalked it up to her just trying to get future business... ha ha ha!  Yes, I always try to put compliments into perspective or I would never get thru my doorway with an inflated head.

Anyhow, thanks for all the encouragement my friends. Your words were fabulous.  Now, I just have to remember to take a deep breath and free fall!

Until Next Time.

Tracy

19 comments:

  1. It looks great..I do photo books of my family..I like Future Shop/Kodak..But Shutterfly adds the name of the book on the side binding..I like that..
    Which company did you use?I had kept a whole post about companies that do this and their ratings and can't find it..
    I think the photo class is a wonderful thing!
    Love the cover of your book~

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  2. ohh my God...you're AMAZING! like for real. :) if i had the cash i'd so buy that book. :) i'm encouraged by this post.

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  3. Thanks guys! And Nerd Girl... make me blush chickalet!!!

    Monique, I got them done at London Drugs, and I won't do that again, the pictures were slightly muddied and not a clear and crisp and my originals. Someone told me about another company and I am going to check them out and will let you know my friend!

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  4. i know you've got enough fabulous pictures already to make lots of beautiful books & now with the new camera & a class, you won't be able to put it down. you'll be making money on book & calendar sales for years to come!

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  5. Those are some awesome pictures Tracy!

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  6. I'm so jealous you're taking a class, I need to find one too. The pics are really beautiful, I especially like the one with the pink tree buds. I have used Shutterfly in the past and have always been satisfied with their colors. Calendars are a great idea, I'd like to do one with animals. Here's to you making lots of dough selling calendars! :)

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  7. Sherilin and Yvonne... what would I do without you guys!

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  8. Thanks Alex!!!! I hope I make dough too! lol... and thanks for the info on Shutterfly!

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  9. Awesome pics in that book of yours! :o)

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  10. Looks good Tracy. A camera club is a good place to learn and to meet people with the same interests as you. Have heaps of fun!

    I had a softcover book printed at London Drugs and found the photos were a bit fuzzy. I asked at the printing shop (where I got my art show postcard/invitations printed) what it would cost to have a small book run printed and I almost laughed out loud! VERY expensive. When you find a less expensive way to print your books or calendars let us know!

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  11. How fab! You're a published author! Bravo

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  12. The pictures look absolutely beautiful!!
    I'm thinking of learning more about photography as well, so who knows, I might post some of my pictures some time in the future as well.
    Keep it up! And above all: Have loads of fun with it!

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  13. Those are some pretty cool pictures. Not to be annoying, but be careful about putting compliments into perspective. I do it too and have had to teach myself to believe any compliment at all. It's a dangerous road I tell ya.

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  14. Thanks Lovely ones! Hope you do posts some pics Beliza! and Paul, I know, it's so dangerous! :)

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  15. But that's your middle name right? :)

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  16. This is fantastic Tracy, your book looks amazing. I relate to everything you said in your 'Stuck' post, but it looks like you're well on the way to making your dreams come true. Good for you - keep at it I say !

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