Do you ever find yourself trapped in a situation where someone has been excitedly showing you photos of something on their phone for what seems like hours, maybe their pet or their last vacation, and shows no signs of stopping? Have you ever been that person? Be honest – it happens to the best of us, and when we are passionate about something or someone, it’s normal to want to share the joy with our close circle. Knowing when to give it a rest is important and finding ways to channel this enthusiasm so our loved ones can take a breather is a great skill to have. Introducing the brag photo book – the perfect solution for anyone who has a passion that needs to be put on paper. These can cover just about any theme, but some of the most common, overly-shared subjects that are good contenders include pets, children, weddings, vacations, and hobbies.
How to Make a Brag Photo Book
You could get crafty and take the DIY approach or you could go digital for a cleaner, more modern look. So many great-quality platforms are available for this kind of project that are easy and fun to use, such as Shutterfly, Mixbook, or My Social Book. To end up with the highest-quality book possible, first take the time to sift through your endless photos and narrow them down to the ones with the best angles, resolution, and variety. Photo platforms are pretty amazing but they aren’t magicians – they can’t transform grainy, off-centered images into gems. Making sure to have a diverse range of sizes, orientations, and even colors also helps, as the best-looking collages often include a mix. Finally, when designing the look, don’t hesitate to mix and match themes, layouts, and funky add-ons like embellishments and text.
Getting People to Look at Your Book
Once you’ve taken the time and put in the effort to create your beautiful brag photo book, it’s time to show it off to the world. In certain cases that are low risk in terms of how likely you are to annoy people, for example, the combination of a grandmother audience and a grandchild-themed photo book, you can go ahead and get extra copies made and send them directly to the eager reader.
For the rest of your audience who is perhaps less passionate about the subject of your book, a different, more subtle approach than the typical social media photo blast or unsolicited dinner party slideshow will have to be taken. The beauty about these books is that they are, in themselves, alluring, especially if you manage to create an exceptionally attractive, enticing cover. Leaving them out on your coffee table, office desk, business’ waiting room, or other commonly visited areas is usually all you have to do – the rest happens naturally when people can’t resist taking a look. They’ll be sure to appreciate the high-quality design and feel of the book that you just don’t get from a smartphone gallery, meaning they’ll be likely to flip through until the end.
So, give your most precious photos the material quality and spotlight that they deserve, and give your friends a little break! Giving a brag book a try is a win-win.
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