Animal loving Brits take more photos of their pets than they do of their children, according to the results of a nationwide photography survey by Albelli, while as many as half of all the 13 billion photos we now take each year are snapped on mobile phones.
Meanwhile, one in five amateur snappers regularly takes pictures of themselves, one in 10 confesses to taking their camera to the bedroom to spice up their love life and one in 20 admits that unsuspecting ‘strangers’ are among the subjects they most like to take pictures of.
The survey of more than 1,000 adults also found that one out of four Brits now regularly erases digital images to forget painful periods of their lives, with pictures of ex husbands, wives and partners most likely to be consigned to the digital dump bin.
Only one in 10 of those surveyed said they still used a conventional film camera, with the rest splitting their digital photography output between cameras and mobile phones. Of those, three out of four said they took up to half their images on mobiles, while one out of four said they used the hand-held devices to take either most or all of their photos.
Overall, holidays were found to be the most popular subject for photographs with 75% of those surveyed saying they always packed a camera on their travels. General shots of family and friends came second with 73% of respondents regularly taking such pictures, followed by birthdays and anniversaries (58%) and wives, husbands and partners (53%). However, pets (48%) came ahead of children (46%) and special family occasions like Christmas (44%) and weddings (37%) in the list of most frequently photographed subjects.
Women were found to be the most snap happy around pets, with 54% saying they regularly took pictures of their favourite animals compared with 45% who took pictures of their children or grandchildren. By contrast, men were found to be far more family loyal with 47% regularly snapping their children and only 41% taking pictures of pets.
The fascinating snapshot of the UK’s changing photography habits in the 21st century, also suggests that more than 13 billion photos are now taken in the UK each year with the average adult opening the shutter no fewer than 268 times.
These interesting facts got us scratching our heads, ispiring us for our next competions. Cute or funny pictures of pets will warm any heart, so add your pictures to our Facebook page and win! All animals are lovable and cute in their own way, and we want to see your pet photos.
Take your cutest pictures and photos of your pets, whether its a gerbil, guppy, puppy or a persian cat – we want to see your funniest pet pictures.
So whatever kind of pets you have, even snakes and eels, take a photo, we want to see pictures, even an unusual pet can be cute and funny. Dogs on the beach looking over the horizon, a photo of a funny cat hidden behind your sofa, a snappy Jack Russell, your kitten chasing flies in summer , it doens’t matter ! No captions are necessary, but add some if you wish.
Every photo added to our Facebook page will be entered into our competition to WIN AN ALBELLI FLIP CAMCORDER! Enter the competition via our Facebook page as of 12pm (noon) Tuesday 22nd March 2011.
Do you want to surprise your loved one with an original Valentine’s gift this year? if you make it yourself, you’ll certainly create something entirely different as opposed to those mass produced cards and pressies (see the top 5 below)! You don’t have to be a design pro as our advanced Albelli photo book and printed photo canvas creator tools will give you a helping hand all the way. You’ll make a lasting impression and it’ll show just how much you care too. If you’ve got some great photos of special moments you shared together, why not create a ready mounted canvas print? Who would not love this idea?
What are the most common Valentine’s gifts? A recent survey delivered the following results:
The TOP 5 gifts:
1. Valentine’s cards
2. Classic red roses
3. Sexy underwear
4. Chocolates (heart shaped)
5. Teddy bears
Would you give a mass produced gift or something far more personal and touching? Hmmm, surely you can create something more meaningful than the standard box of chocolates!?
Check out some of the wonderful Valentine’s gifts you can make with us.
Albelli has acquired Bonusprint as part of our continuing expansion in the online photo product market.
Last week Bonusprint and its website – www.bonusprint.co.uk became part of the Albelli company portfolio.
The deal follows Albelli’s acquisition last month of Edinburgh-based www.fotobook.co.uk.
Albelli UK spokesman Keith Hanson added: “We are always on the lookout for great opportunities to expand our business and teaming up with Bonusprint provides just that.
“Bonusprint is a well-recognised, respected and loved consumer brand in the UK and we are confident that its customers will enjoy the greater range of products and the improved creation software that will soon be available to them.”
Albelli plans to offer Bonusprint customers a new online photo product shop at the same www.bonusprint.co.uk address, which will feature an enhanced range of products including digital photos, photo books, calendars, diaries, posters, canvas prints and gifts.
Founded in 1965, the Hertfordshire-based company has been offering customers the best possible quality and value for 45 years, during which time it has evolved from black and white to colour photo processing by post right through to the online digital revolution.
Anthony Ward, CEO of Bonusprint’s former owner Grunwick, said: “We are delighted to have joined forces with Albelli and its parent organisation, Albumprinter. Teaming up with one of Europe’s leading photo book companies will enhance the services we provide to our customers and will significantly grow the Bonusprint brand.
“Photo books are a fast-growing product category for Bonusprint and with the marketing expertise, intuitive software tools, product range and quality of Albelli, we will be in an even stronger position to offer our customers a great user experience and high quality, lifelong memories.”
Albelli customers now receive a free online version of their new photobook with every order.
Customers ordering any of Albelli’s range of photo books, instantly get sent a link via email for a special version of their product online.
This is the best bit: the link can then be shared with friends and family no matter where they are in the world! The new feature allows customers to publish their new photo book on Facebook, Twitter or any personal or professional weblog. Even friends and family can also add their own comments once they’ve viewed it.
Users can post the online photo books on websites where they choose their friends, it means they decide who sees the contents of their photo book and no one else.
The widget is also a fantastic tool for professional photographers to use as a new service for their clients to view their portfolio, or to share with their clients whilst they are awaiting their photo book delivery.
The team here at Albelli are thrilled to offer this free extra service with every order and we predict it will be a very popular new feature for our customers.
Hope you like our tip, so get busy bringing those photos to life and start sharing your creations now!
Click here to read the step-by-step Albelli guide to sharing.
The Albelli Team
Look at our new video tutorial, how easy it is to make a coffee-table quality Photo Book using your own digital pictures.
Happy New Year Everyone!
The Albelli team wishes you a fantastic 2011, filled with many truly magical (photo) moments.
Most of us are back at work now and we hope you all enjoyed the seasonal festivities of tree decorating, gift giving, creating delicious meals and spending time with your loved ones.
Our resolution for 2011 is to provide you with plenty of great inspiration and exciting tips to create stunning photo books. We’re also keen to hear from you. Show us your photographic skills and the techniques you’ve picked up over the past months. If your printed photo book results were impressive, why not drop us a line and tell us how you created your masterpiece. Your useful tips can help other users too!
We are enthusiastic about photo books because it’s not just a collection of images but a way to give your personal photo memories a new lease of life! There are so many ideas and options to choose from to create something very, very special.
Wishing you endless photo fun in 2011 and beyond!
Your Albelli Team
Why not print your favourite photo on canvas! Personalised canvas prints make fantastic Christmas presents and we’ve got a great range to choose from. You can easily create something for every style and budget so your friends and family can enjoy their favourite photos every day of the year as stunning wall décor.
Albelli has launched their Easy Flow Canvas creator tool just in time for Christmas!! Canvases are available in a wide variety of sizes, something small ideal for empty wall space in a kitchen or office or perhaps a prime spot in the living room above the mantelpiece, the master bedroom or why not create your own mini exhibition with a selection of your favourite photos.
It’s quick and ever so easy: in just three steps you can create a something special. Choose a photo, view the result online and order straight away.
All Albelli canvases are printed on premium quality, high grade canvas and delivered ready mounted on a wooden frame.
All you or your loved one will have to do is unwrap the delivery and hang it up straight away!
We’re celebrating the launch of our fantastic new ‘easy-surf’ website by offering customers an introductory 2-for-1 offer across our entire range of photo books, calendars, canvas prints, diaries and greeting cards in the run up to Christmas.
The special offer is designed to keep Albelli – Europe’s second largest photo book company – ahead of the competition as it launches its state-of-the-art new website in the UK, giving customers the chance to try out the new site and save money as they use their favourite digital photos to make special mementos or gifts for family and friends in a matter of minutes.
Albelli’s special offer also means that users can make great savings on a whole range of products including personalised Christmas cards. Albelli’s introductory 2-for-1 offer is available until December 15th. Here’s the best bit customers can take advantage of the offer as many times as they like!
There are so many products to choose from that you’ll be spoilt for choice with so many wonderful ways of presenting your favourite memories! Although don’t forget that usual P&P charges apply to all orders.
Have fun and most of all be creative, as the possibilities are endless!!
We have some fantastic news to share today! The new Albelli.co.uk website has been totally redesigned, and our software updated to make it even easier for you to create your own fantastic photo book. Don’t forget to check out our calendars, canvasses and even flip posters in addition to our photo book range.
Creating a photo product has never been so easy, with these new tweaked features Albelli helps you to make something special without any hard work or stress!
- We have optimised our software
- Only 7 MB download capacity
- More functionalities
- Intuitive and easy to use
- There are no limits to your creativity
Keep checking our blog, each week you’ll find postings about each of the new features or find out yourself and download the NEW SOFTWARE HERE.