Monday, November 11, 2013

| Fifty Two Pages | The Reveal!


I am so excited to announce my newest blog project.  This is big guys.  I have a BIG vision.

Please join me.  You won't regret it.  I promise.


It's a project on being intentional.  It's a project on making memories and keeping them alive.

It's your memories in Fifty Two Pages.




What is Fifty Two Pages?
Fifty Two Pages is a photography project that encourages you to do something with all of the thousands of pictures you have sitting in your iPhone.  

As a mom, I take tons of photos.  Tons.  And they just sit on my phone.  I then run out of storage on my phone, dump them onto my computer haphazardly, and they get lost in a randomly named folder forever.  Sure, I share a few of my favorites on IG and Facebook, but that's for others to enjoy.  

I want to enjoy my own photos.  I want my family and friends and children in years to come to be able to enjoy the photos I take.  I want memories, not out of control computer folders. 

So, that's when I came up with Fifty Two pages: The online Photography project in which you create a simple collage of your favorite images once a week, ultimately culminating in a fifty two page book at the end of the year that you will have printed to enjoy now and for years to come.  


How does it work?
It's simple.  It has to be or it won't work, right?

1. Make Memories
...and take pictures (see, step 1 is already being done)

2. Collect Your Memories
Select your favorite images at the end of the week and use 
PicStitch* to create a collage right on your phone.  There are plenty of collage apps available, but I highly recommend using PicStitch for their high resolution output.  It will give you the best print quality as well as a wide variety of collage templates.

You can download the PicStitch app here:


*PicStitch is a free App on both the iPhone and Android, but does have a $1.99 upgrade fee for using some of the collage templates with more photos slots.  I highly recommend the small investment so that you can include more photos in your collages.  

3. Share Your Memories
 Post your collage to your blog and then link it up here each Monday!  
(or post to your Facebook/IG with hashtag #fiftytwopages)

4. Enjoy Your Memories
 At the end of your fifty two weeks, you will be able to print a 7x7 or 12x12 book of your fifty two collages and have a keepsake to remember your past year.  


How do I join?
Just do it.  :)
Follow the steps above and start creating your Fifty Two Pages today!


What if I miss a week?
(or two...or ten?) 

That's life :)  It happens and it shouldn't stop you from completing your book.  

If you really don't want holes in your book, it's very easy to go back through your photos and create collages from past weeks.  But don't stress.


How will I print my book? 
There are TONS of book printing companies out there, but after working with a professional photographer for over 4 years, I have my eye on one in particular.  I'm in communication with them to try and get you the best deal possible for a quality book.  

We have a long way to go before we are ready to print, so I will update with more specific details as we get closer to getting our books ready to print!! 


Can I see some examples?

Sure!

Here are 2 of my recent collages.  I try and include as many "real life" photos and pictures that tell stories.  Since this book project is so simple, there are no words (besides adding the date if you'd like!), so just let your pictures tell the story! 




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So, let's get started.  (yes, right now!)

You can do it.  It just takes minutes.  You all have photos on your phone from last week.
I know you do!

Download PicStitch, make your collage, and link it up below!!
(Or, if you don't have a blog, post it on Facebook or Instagram and tag #fiftytwopages)

Here is my Nov 4 - Nov 10 page


I'd love to see your page!  Click below to Link up!


6 comments:

  1. Love your pics!!! I'll be linking up soooon! :)

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  2. Love this idea!!! What are you usung to add the words? Is there a spot in picstitch for that?

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    1. I do mine on Photoshop, but there are plenty of iPhone apps that will let you add text. Unfortunately picstitch wont. I like Over, Typic, or Instatext :)

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  3. Finally! I got around to it after a couple CRAZY days! :)

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    1. woo-hoo! just read your post --- THANK YOU :) you are too sweet! Thanks for doing that despite your crazy week!! So excited to "meet" your little babe!!!

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  4. i love this idea! will picstitch export the collage in a high resolution collage that would print out clearly on, for example, an 8 x 8 or 10 x 10 photo book?? :) if so, this should totally replace me spending hours on blurb!!!!!!!!! oh boy.

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