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It is the season when family and friends come together and memories are made and fondly recalled. In the new Summer VISI 69 we showed you how to extend the lifespan of your treasured vintage family photos by turning them into a photo book with the assistance of Orms.

When most of us think about Orms, we think photography, but after speaking to marketing manager Annelien Moerdijk, you soon come to realise that photography is just the beginning. Among the exciting stuff happening at Orms is their new photo art online store that connects photographers with buyers without the expense of gallery and handling fees.

Then there’s the variety of materials available on which you can print – the usual glossy, matte and canvas, but also Perspex, aluminium, wood and photo books, which besides family albums can also take the form of calendars and notebooks, among other things. In fact, you can even print wallpaper from your old photographs! The only real limit is your imagination.

A photo book gives you all the benefits of a photo album minus the inconvenience of having photos falling out all the time. Available in hard- or softcover, it can act as a family album, a photographic portfolio, photo journal or wedding album. You can add text or other paraphernalia such as certificates, receipts, copies of tickets and CD covers. The best part is that you can do all of this in the comfort of your home and then receive the end product beautifully wrapped and ready to be given as a gift or take centre stage on the coffee table.

In addition to this, Orms also has a professional framing option and designers who provide expert advice on almost any aspect of the photography and print process. They also offer free workshops and keep you up to date on the latest photographic developments, exhibitions and competitions on their blog.

For more inspiration visit www.pics2book.co.za or www.ormsdirect.co.za

We’re giving away a customised 28-page A4 hardcover photo book in the new Summer VISI 69. Enter here.