The simplest way to print Instagram and Facebook photo books

9 simple composition tips to make your photos awesome

Instagram is an amazing community of creative people. It never ceases to amaze us here at Printrbook when we discover new talent (we’re featuring some of our favourite Instagrammers in our interview series – with more to come soon).

Of course, there are always opportunities to learn and be inspired – by picking up tips from the pros. Pros such as Steve McCurry, the famous photo journalist.

His work has recently been featured in this wonderful video from the Cooperative of Photography. Watch below to learn 9 simple tips to super-charge your own photographs.

Do you have any tips of your own? We’d love to hear them so let us know in the comments box below.

Happy Instagramming!

50% off all Instagram photo books

It’s Friday. Or should I say Friyay?! #friyay

Which, of course, is as good a reason as any to have a quick 50% off sale!

50% off 50 orders

So, if you want to print Instagram photos into a cute little photo book for half price, just use the discount code 5050 when you’re at the checkout after creating your photo book.

Ready? Create an Instagram photo book now.

Interview with @m_awwad, minimalist genius

We first ‘met’ @m_awwad when he got in touch with us when making his first Printrbook Instagram photo book. We immediately fell in love with his incredible minimalist photography.

He has an amazing talent for creating enchanting images from beautiful geometric shapes and contemporary architecture. His eye for colour is wonderful – his gallery a beautiful array of pastel hues punctured with bright shapes. And there’s a charming wit to his work.

So, as huge fans of his work, we were delighted when he agreed to an interview. Read on to find out about this minimalist genius.


When did you join Instagram and why?

I joined Instagram 3 years ago. Why? To share/expose my obsession for photography and art with everyone around the world.

What equipment do you use to shoot?

I use an iPhone 4s.

What do you use to edit your photos?

I use applications such as Pix, Snapseed, VSCO and sometimes Photoshop express.

What is your favourite shot that you’ve published on Instagram?

Psych Reflections by @m_awwad

Has Instagram changed your approach to photography & if so how?

Yes, it has changed my approach a lot. I was focusing on photographing patterns, coloured textures and typography, then I started noticing other IGers’ posts and the diversity of ideas and how every IGer was using Instagram, so I decided to create my own style and focus on architecture and minimal objects.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by urban architecture, colours, symmetrical forms, repetition.

Who are your favourite Instagrammers?

@fo.lar
@_ingo_1

What is your favourite shot of theirs?

How do you promote your work?

Through Instagram or Facebook.

To what do you attribute your success on Instagram?

To my continuous passion of learning and experimenting new things in the creative field.

What do you do for a living outside of Instagram?

I’m a full time senior designer and artist.

What advice would you give to Instagram newbies?

To experiment new methods, invent their own style and plan what/how to shoot.


If you’re not already one of @m_awwad‘s 5,500 followers, why not check out more of his incredible minimalist photography and follow him?

Blog on Cymru

We were delighted when we were recently approached by one of our favourite blogging friends to attend the Blog On Cymru conference. The event is a mixture of discussions, practical sessions (on working with brands, photography and social media) and debate with a load of interesting speakers lined up too.

Sadly, other commitments meant we couldn’t attend in person, but we were very happy to be able to provide a little something for the goody-bags!

Are you a blogger? If so and you’re interested in working with us, feel free to get in touch!

Blog on Cymru flyers

An interview with @laliou, underwater beauty

laliouWe’ve long been admirers of @laliou with her stunning underwater photography which captures the beauty of colour and form in the crystal clear waters of Greece.

So we’re delighted that she agreed to our request for an interview where we could find out more about her. 


When did you join Instagram and why?

I joined Instagram because all the cool kids were doing it! I posted my first photo at the beginning of 2012 but it wasn’t until six months later that I really got into it.

What equipment do you use to shoot?

A compact waterproof camera (Olympus Tough) and my iPhone.

What do you use to edit your photos?

Photoshop, Snapseed, and the occasional filter on IG.

What is your favourite shot that you’ve published on Instagram?

My favourite has to be the one I took of my better half holding a red starfish underwater.

Has Instagram changed your approach to photography & if so how?

I think Instagram is the reason I got into photography to begin with.

What inspires you?

The colors of my country.

Who are your favourite Instagrammers?

@moohaha
@claraonthemoon
@mariekedejj
@gothamkid
@islandika
@mlnordan

What is your favourite shot of theirs?

How do you promote your work?

I don’t. I do however use Instagram to promote my sea-inspired jewellery line.

To what do you attribute your success on Instagram?

Define ‘success’.

What do you do for a living outside of Instagram?

I work as a translator and moonlight as a jewellery designer 

What advice would you give to Instagram newbies?

Let yourself be inspired & have fun!


If you’re not already one of @laliou‘s 25,000 followers, why not check out more of her amazing photography and follow her?

Weekend sale! 30% off all Instagram photo books

Well, it’s Saturday – what better way to celebrate the weekend than putting some of those wonderful Instagram memories in one of our photo books?

To help you out, we’re having a weekend sale! All orders will be given 30% discount when you use the discount code weekend30.

And remember – we ship worldwide for free! Ready to make your Instagram photo book now?

Weekend sale - 30% off

Weekend sale – 30% off

Happy Friday!

Cucumber

Happy Friday everyone! It’s nearly the #weekend – so we’re celebrating with @hendricksgin @fevertree_uk and cucumber :) What are you doing to celebrate the arrival of the weekend?

Capturing those special moments is so important

Capturing those special moments is so important. Little ones grow up so quickly and then they’re gone, in the blink of an eye.
That’s what inspired us to launch @printrbook – the simplest way to print Instagram photo books
Now we can all keep the stories of our little ones growing up safe & sound, ready to hand down from generation to generation.

Happy Pancake Day! There’s nothing like classic sugar & lemon


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A good start to the day