New Zealand Photobook

1 09 2012

056. Make a photobook out of our New Zealand pictures [more info]

Matt and I went to New Zealand in late 2008 (just after Christmas, celebrating the New Year in Christchurch), as a belated honeymoon following our wedding two months earlier. The photos sat on my computer since… I looked at them occasionally, knew that they were some of my better pictures at the time but didn’t print any out. I’m not sure why, I think it had to do with it seeming like such a big job because most needed retouching work due to a dirty lens that I didn’t discover about until I got back home to Australia again.

So when I created my goal list in early 2010, getting these photos printed into a book was a priority for me (as was getting our wedding photos printed too, but except for the album we bought as part of the package via our wedding photographer there hasn’t been many). I finally got around to finishing this project off the other night, prompted by a coupon I bought for an online store expiring – I had plans to print out my pregnancy scrapbook with the coupon but was five pages short, so no point wasting it!

I combined writings that I kept as part of a notebook I put together during the trip, as well as maps of our travels and plenty of pretty pictures. While I should get my book in the mail within the next 2-3 weeks, I haven’t seen the photobook in hard-copy as yet but I really like what I saw on the screen in the previews. Here’s hoping that the finished product impresses me as much as the preview did!


Goal-setting for September

4 09 2010

It’s September, Spring in Australia and with that comes more opportunities for getting out-and-about in the (soon to be here) sunshine! With Spring comes cleaning, perhaps a little nesting and definitely some reorganisation.

Here is what I plan on focusing on from my list for September:

003. Take myself on 5 photo-walks (0/5) [more info]
008. Learn about Photoshop actions [more info]
017. Try out 50 new recipes (6/50) [more info]
022. Drink 1.5L of water daily for three months (1/3) [more info]
031. Re-register for the Validation process [more info]
056. Make a photobook out of our New Zealand pictures [more info]
067. Clean out the pantry every six months and post the strangest thing found (0/6) [more info]
078. Throw away all of the old make-up that I’ve amassed over the years [more info]

Perhaps a little adventurous? We’ll see how it all goes. 😉

056. Make a photo book out of our New Zealand holiday pictures

23 01 2010

When will I have achieved this goal? When I have a finished project of our New Zealand photos printed out and in my hands.

Why did I choose this goal? Another photo book project, this time pictures from our New Zealand honeymoon in January 2009. I haven’t printed out any pictures from our trip.