Thursday, July 29, 2010

Video Tutorial: How-To-Save-Your-Project-File for Mail-In and Drop-Off Orders

If you are not comfortable ordering products online or if you do not have access to a high-speed internet connection, you can still order custom created photo books, cards and calendars through Freeze Frame Publishing.

This quick video tutorial explains how you can save your photo project files for mail-in or drop-off orders.

Please remember that you do not need an internet connection to create or order any products from Freeze Frame Publishing once you have downloaded our software.  You are able to save your project to your computer; copy the file to a CD, flash drive, or other media device and mail it to us.  Your media device will be returned along with your finished products.

Please enclose a check or money order with your mail-in order or provide your phone number and we can contact you to process your credit card information over the phone.  Our current pricing and shipping charges can be found on our web site.  If you are a Michigan resident, please include 6% sales tax (before shipping charges have been added).

Please visit our web site for more information on Freeze Frame Publishing. If you are on facebook, you can connect with us and have our blog posts and current information appear in your facebook news feed.

If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance to you as you freeze time and frame your memories forever, please contact me. If you are interested in hosting a Photo Book Workshop in your home, office or community venue, please contact me to schedule a time.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Somethin's Cookin': Family Recipe Photo Books!

Lots of old, hand-written, family recipes?  Aunt Marge brought a stack of old family recipes over recently.  I am charged with scanning them. We will have a family cookbook workshop early this fall.  Our goal: create a multi-generational cookbook of old family recipes.  Each family will receive a copy. We'll share a pot-luck dinner that night as we reminisce about old family favorites.

Here are two sample scans. These recipes were written on scraps of paper. We'll be able to include them in our cookbook along with memories of the cooks and the family members who savored the cooking!

Familiar smells.  Close your eyes and remember.  Childhood all over again. Special moments with friends and family relived.

We hope you will join us by creating your own family cookbooks.  Call your siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents. Gather your recipes and start scanning (or send them to us and we'll scan them for you!).

Please visit our web site for more information on Freeze Frame Publishing, our products and services. If you would assistance getting started, please contact me.  If you are interested in hosting a photo book workshop with your friends and family, please contact me to schedule a time! 

Happy memories,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Rainy Days: Great Days for Organizing Your Digital Pictures

It's a rainy Saturday.  Weekend plans are on pause.  This could be a perfect time to organize your digital photos.  A quick search on the internet produced lots of sites and articles on how to make your organizing easier. If you have yet to systematically organize your digital photos, today is a good day to start!

First step: decide on a SYSTEM and a STRUCTURE.  The web site, has extensive information on "easy and efficient ways for learning how to organize your digital pictures."  They offer e-books, tutorials, and articles on several organizing topics. has a quick 1-page article on getting started organizing your digital pictures.

Second step: Be Consistent!

Third step: Commit to your system!

Happy organizing!  You're efforts today will make creating your photo projects in the future much easier!  Please visit our web site for more information on Freeze Frame Publishing, our products and services. Please contact me for more information on hosting a Photo Book Workshop this fall.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Video Tutorial: How-To-Share-Your-Photobook-Online

Here's a video tutorial showing you how to share your photo books online with friends and family.  While the video was created using our NEW software, the process is the same for our original software.

Our NEW software is nearly ready for release!  It has all the features you like: completely customizable pages; no log-ins or passwords to remember; the ability to work offline; click, drag, and drop functionality.  NEW features include: All-In-One software interface; NEW product offerings; MORE page templates, picture frames, and page backgrounds!

If you would like to try out our new software, please contact me for more information! Please visit our web site for more information on our products and services.  Freeze Frame Publishing also has several fund raising products for your clubs, groups, and organizations. Photo Book Workshops are great ways to create personal photo books in a friendly group atmosphere with the added potential of raising funds for your groups!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer's in Full-Swing!

Beautiful weather for the 4th of July weekend in Michigan made it easy for many photo ops. Our summer community of Croton hosted its annual parade and fireworks... and we hosted our annual neighborhood breakfast. Over 70 people attended!  We had a dedicated "photographer" this year: one of our daughters. While we prepared, cooked and served... she snapped pictures.

We made a poster collage to display at next year's annual event. The poster measures 11"x17" and can be printed on both sides, or just one side as shown here.
I chose several crowd pictures as well as a few pictures of this year's fireworks. I chose red and blue borders and rounded corners on two. A big title and date in the center, and we're good to go!

We had so many pictures from which to choose that I made an Animoto video of this event! I wrote about Animoto in the last post.  It's a great site. They make me look like a professional.  If you haven't made one yet, I urge you to try it.  Here is our video.

Enjoy your summer. Take lots of pictures. Have fun!

Please visit our web site for more information on Freeze Frame Publishing, our products and services.  Perhaps you will want to host a photo book workshop this fall!

If I can be of any assistance, please contact me!

We welcome your comments and suggestions.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Animoto and Your Photos!

Happy July! Happy July 4th holiday weekend!

I was reading through an email from Digital Photography School today and in it they mentioned how fun Animoto was.  They encouraged all their readers to give it a try with their digital photos.

What is Animoto? The site is dubbed: The end of slideshows... and it is! Animoto is a web-based service that lets you upload digital pictures and video clips to their site.  Add a title. Choose some background music. Press 'submit' and wait for the magic to happen!  The site takes your images and creates a wonderful animated slide show that you can share with your friends and family.  30-second Animotos can be made free.  There are other levels of paid subscriptions ranging from $3.00 for an Animoto longer than 30-seconds, to a couple hundred dollars for use of the site without the Animoto branding.

Try it out!  Take some great pictures of your 4th of July events and make your own Animoto.  Here is a sample Animoto that I made a few months ago when I first heard of the site. I have since made Animotos for our family members getting married this summer.

Enjoy your holiday weekend. Take lots of pictures.  Start thinking photo books and cards for your family holidays.  It's not too early!

Please visit our web site for more information on Freeze Frame Publishing, our products and our services.  If you have any questions, please contact me! I'd be happy to help.

We welcome your comments and suggestions.