Photo Book

Since my big trip to South Africa in 2012 (3 whole years ago in August), I have been trying to think of what to do with all my pictures.  A photo book had been one of my thoughts, but the price scared me considering the number of pictures I would want in it.

Someone at work told me to check out Groupon, where they sell discounted items and where she had purchased one for a photo book.  Her book looked great, so I signed up for the Groupon notices.  A photo book Groupon was offered in one of the first notices I got – so I bought it.

It turns out it wasn’t the same company that she had used and I later saw several different photo book options – but I am hoping this one will be just as good as the one she used.

For the last couple of weeks, I have been putting it together and it is almost finished now.

I have no idea how many pictures I have chosen, but I have just over 100 pages so far and just a few more pictures to go.  I may still re-arrange and make little changes, but I think I’m almost ready to submit it.  Hopefully it doesn’t cost too much more, but the Groupon deal covered 40 pages, plus the cover.

I copied 2 random facing pages to get opinions.  I have absolutely no spaces between the pictures and my only commentary is listing the critters shown and giving my location at the end of the day.  On rare occasions, I did tell a bit more of a story.  What do you think?  Do you think this will be ok – or should have have spaces and more information?  Do the pages look too crowded?  This is my book for my viewing, but I am sure I will be showing it to people too.

Page 32
Page 32
Page 33
Page 33

The pages are 15″ x 11″, so I think the pictures should all be a decent size for viewing.  Some pages have more pictures and some pages have less – I say anywhere from 1 to 10 pictures on a page.

Thanks for any advice and suggestions.  I am open to hearing what you think.