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50% Off Photo Books from Blurb

It’s Blurb’s BIGGEST sale of the year! Save 50% off photo books with code FANTASTICFIFTY starting Thanksgiving day (11/23) through Wednesday, November 29th!

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My latest PhotoLesa newsletter is available now! If you don't already subscribe, you can read it or subscribe to it here. Topics include:

The Skinny on Holiday Photo Gifts

• Save 25% on my favorite Craftsy classes, including:

     “Getting Started With Portrait Retouching in Photoshop”

     “Perfecting Photoshop Portraits”

     “Moving Between Lightroom & Photoshop: Edit Fast, Edit Smart”

     “Mobile Photography: Perfect Photos in Your Pocket”

     “20 Lightroom Lifesavers”

• Instant slideshows with Siri (how-to)

• Apple’s custom greeting cards (how-to)

• Lesa’s Macworld columns

Do you have a laminator?

purple cow laminator

Go ahead and admit it — you want one! We’ve been using this $29 Hot and Cold Laminator by Purple Cows for over a year now, and love it. Amazingly, it even includes 100 high-quality clear pouches for laminating items of various sizes. It’s a perfect addition to your arsenal for making holiday photo gifts! (To discover how to buy or make my favorite photo gifts, see my book below — the technique for making napkin rings also works for laminated bookmarks!)

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