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Jan 14, 2022 21:44:40   #
AJFRED Loc: Alabama
 
After about 10 years, my son and I have completed a “baseball odyssey”, having seen a major league home game for all 30 teams. Some games were viewed in an older and a new ballpark, such as for the Yankees and Mets. Saw the Braves in three different parks in Atlanta. I made photos to document our experience, and would like to collect all this stuff in a decent photo book. This is not fine art photography, basically just good snapshots, scans of tickets, etc. I am looking for recommendations for a good publisher, so I can get started with this. Any ideas? All help gratefully received.

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Jan 15, 2022 07:38:55   #
eardoc
 
Recently used mpix.com. Their web site is easy to use and offers many choices. I ordered 3 copies of the same book (my grandson's first year): premium hardcover, open flat, semi-gloss paper, added text to some pages, added text to the front & back covers as well as the spine. Color reproduction quality was spot-on. Option to add additional pages. Ordered on a Monday evening. Books arrived on Friday. Packaging was superb quality. They seem to frequently offer discounts. Good luck!

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Jan 15, 2022 08:15:46   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
AJFRED wrote:
After about 10 years, my son and I have completed a “baseball odyssey”, having seen a major league home game for all 30 teams. Some games were viewed in an older and a new ballpark, such as for the Yankees and Mets. Saw the Braves in three different parks in Atlanta. I made photos to document our experience, and would like to collect all this stuff in a decent photo book. This is not fine art photography, basically just good snapshots, scans of tickets, etc. I am looking for recommendations for a good publisher, so I can get started with this. Any ideas? All help gratefully received.
After about 10 years, my son and I have completed ... (show quote)


I have found Shutterfly a very good place for photobooks. I put my book together and save it in "My Projects", then I wait until they put photobooks on sale and then order.

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Jan 15, 2022 10:16:01   #
AJFRED Loc: Alabama
 
eardoc wrote:
Recently used mpix.com. Their web site is easy to use and offers many choices. I ordered 3 copies of the same book (my grandson's first year): premium hardcover, open flat, semi-gloss paper, added text to some pages, added text to the front & back covers as well as the spine. Color reproduction quality was spot-on. Option to add additional pages. Ordered on a Monday evening. Books arrived on Friday. Packaging was superb quality. They seem to frequently offer discounts. Good luck!


That is just the sort of info I am looking for, eardoc. Had not thought of the lay flat option, but really sounds like the best approach, if a page is printed side to side. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

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Jan 15, 2022 10:17:32   #
DebAnn Loc: Toronto
 
AJFRED wrote:
After about 10 years, my son and I have completed a “baseball odyssey”, having seen a major league home game for all 30 teams. Some games were viewed in an older and a new ballpark, such as for the Yankees and Mets. Saw the Braves in three different parks in Atlanta. I made photos to document our experience, and would like to collect all this stuff in a decent photo book. This is not fine art photography, basically just good snapshots, scans of tickets, etc. I am looking for recommendations for a good publisher, so I can get started with this. Any ideas? All help gratefully received.
After about 10 years, my son and I have completed ... (show quote)


I have done a dozen or so books with Blurb. I wouldn't use any other publisher. Go to their website and download their easy design tool. Lots of choice on size, paper, book type, etc.

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Jan 15, 2022 10:18:31   #
charlienow Loc: Hershey, PA
 
I have only used Shutterfly. I have liked very much the ones they have done for me. I am currently waiting on their 50% off with unlimited free pages and free shipping to order a book I recently completed.

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Jan 15, 2022 10:19:29   #
AJFRED Loc: Alabama
 
Thank you, billnikon. Waiting for a sale might seem tough for impatient folks, but this odyssey started in 2005, so a little more wait won ‘t hurt. Thanx again.

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Jan 15, 2022 10:21:11   #
AJFRED Loc: Alabama
 
Many thanks, DebAnn. I will give them a look-see.

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Jan 15, 2022 10:23:59   #
AJFRED Loc: Alabama
 
Thank you, charlienow.

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Jan 15, 2022 10:32:24   #
ELNikkor
 
Beyond just a personal-satisfaction book, your efforts may also have some historic-for-baseball value. Kind of late to think about it, but did you also get photos of the stadiums from outside, showing the names of the stadiums? And wide-angle shots from inside the stadiums? In not so many years, many of those stadiums may be gone, some probably already are.

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Jan 15, 2022 10:50:07   #
ChrisKet Loc: Orange, CA
 
I’ve had lots of success creating books with Costco photos. They also offer a lay flat option, which I chose to document our cross-country road-trip during the pandemic. I am very pleased with the quality of the product and with all of the options for photo and text placement, styles, clarity of printing. Their prices are on the site when you order and you don’t have to wait for a sale.

Sounds like a fun project; best of luck creating the memory book.

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Jan 15, 2022 10:55:11   #
Sidwalkastronomy Loc: New Jersey Shore
 
I'm going to have to make that book I've been thinking of for few years now

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Jan 15, 2022 11:18:43   #
AJFRED Loc: Alabama
 
Many thanks, ChrisKet. I will check them out.

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Jan 15, 2022 11:30:30   #
AJFRED Loc: Alabama
 
Good stuff, ElNikkor, thanks. Yes, I have a lot of both inside and outside ballpark shots, including where possible a “location” shot, such as getting local landmarks in the frame. Examples are the Gateway Arch in St Louis, the big CN Tower in Toronto, the bay in San Francisco, street scenes outside Fenway Park and Wrigley Field, etc. Always tried to get the scoreboard included, displaying the final line score, and the date.

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Jan 15, 2022 13:30:29   #
ggttc Loc: TN
 
billnikon wrote:
I have found Shutterfly a very good place for photobooks. I put my book together and save it in "My Projects", then I wait until they put photobooks on sale and then order.


I like shutterfly. Fast and well done. I have used them on 3 books with excellent results.

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