Get a Free Photo Book

Inkubook wants to give you a free photo book. All you have to do is sign up by October 31, 2008. Yes, I know that’s tomorrow, but I just found out about this. Tell your friends, and they can get a free book, too. Then, upload your pictures, get your friends to share some pictures, and create your photo book. I think the hardest part is deciding which pictures to use.

The 1-2-3 of your FREE BOOK
  1. Sign up with Inkubook by October 31, 2008 and start your book.
  2. Using the “Invite Friends” feature, invite someone to join Inkubook and submit a few photos to include in your book. We’ll send your friend a promotion code to use for a free book.
  3. Finish your book then order it within 30 days of joining Inkubook. Use this code EJR372, which is good for any book up to 120 pages!

I found out about this on MomReviews. Thanks for mentioning it, Elizabeth!


Expand the Capabilities of Your Camera

Shot the camera by itself in front of a mirror.Image via WikipediaI was writing something on my other blog about downloading pictures from my digital camera, and Zemanta suggested an article that sounded interesting. While I admit that mostly I put my camera in ‘Auto’ mode and point and shoot, I like the idea that it can do more. If only I can figure out how to use all those extra options… I really need to review the lessons from my online Sony class.

From this Zemanta-suggested article, I found out that there is a free, open source project called CHDK that can turn your point-and-shoot Canon camera into a super camera. From what I can tell, you copy some files to your camera’s SD card, and CHDK expands the capabilities of your camera way beyond what it can do now. You can get features like RAW shooting mode, live RGB histograms, motion-detection, time-lapse, and even games on your existing camera. It’s non-permanent, so you can try it out and easily remove it whenever you want.

I don’t really have time to play with it now, but I wanted to save the article and the links so I can read more about it and try it later. Do let me know if you’ve tried this or if you think this is helpful.

Zemanta suggested some additional articles that may be helpful:

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Words and Pictures

One of my favorite sites, and one I don’t spend nearly enough time on, is Tabblo. It’s a great site for sharing pictures, but that’s just the beginning. The idea behind Tabblo is that you can easily put together photos and words to tell a story. They have plenty of pre-styled templates, and they can all be customized to give you the exact look you want. When you are finished, you have your very own tabblo, or web page. You can share them with other members of the Tabblo community, invite your friends via email, share them on a blog or website, or even order printed versions of your creations. You can also download a high quality pdf version and print it on your own printer.

Here’s one I did about a year ago:

As We Begin a New Year

“If every year is a marble,
how many marbles do you have left? How many sunrises, how many
opportunities to rise to the full stature of your being?”

Joy Page

See my Tabblo

Tabblo generates the code and makes it easy to share. Even if you don’t share your tabblos on another blog or web page, it’s fun to share them with the rest of the Tabblo community. There are groups to join, people to meet, other tabblos to comment on. There are some really talented photographers using Tabblo. I’m always amazed at what I see.

If you haven’t tried Tabblo yet, go ahead and give it a try. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s FREE!

Tabblo is part of Hewlett-Packard.