To Schill or Not to Schill

To All the Ships at Sea –

I started my career with Nikon and rangefinder cameras, proceeded to the “F” then signed a contract for the Olympics and switched to Canon. In recent years I played with the Sony and Fuji. The reality is that nowadays all cameras and lenses are great. It’s almost impossible to buy a bad one. I made up my mind I would never promote a product I did not use. For that matter I rarely promote products and 95% of the time I don’t even mention the camera or lens – it’s just not that important. As a journalist and sports photographer everyone’s looking for a cover or a double truck opener. I’ve been blessed by making many covers over the years.

Recently I went to visit my friend Simon and he took out what he said was one of his favorite books. I looked at the cover and it was my photo – a beautiful one! It has turned out to be one of my favorite covers because I love and respect Simon. As truth be told, he brought me into the digital world 20 years ago. Both my partner JoAnne Kalish and I have generated 40 books that are not available on Amazon or sold elsewhere. They are available only to close friends and great clients. They are all done by AdoramaPix. Let’s be clear I’m not a Schill for them and am not paid by them. I’m totally amazed at the quality of the paper, the binding, and the cover material. They are truly phenomenal. Did I mention, their prices are extremely affordable! One of these books in the year 2000 could cost upwards of $2,000-$3,000 to print. It never ceases to amaze me what you can do for under $100. There is a good possibility you won’t do Gone with the Wind or From Here to Eternity. What you should do is gather some of your finest images, put them together and go onto AdoramaPix webpage and have some fun designing your book any way you see fit. Your friends and family will love them. By the way, don’t confuse images of your wife with your girlfriend – yes, it’s an old Groucho Marx joke! I be bad… If you’re looking for a fun title I did a short photo book called No Rhyme or Reason.

© DiMaggio
© DiMaggio
© DiMaggio
© JoAnne Kalish
© DiMaggio

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