Just Go! – By Globetrotting Girls India.

November 16, 2016 at 12:05 am



The travel scenario has undergone a tremendous change in the recent years, more and more people are setting out to explore the world and experience different cultures. Digital nomads, travel bloggers, solo travelers, flash-packers, voluntourism are some of the buzzwords in the travel industry; People are quitting jobs, selling off their belongings and taking the roads less traveled. These travel trends have soared the rise in social media sharing and you wouldn’t be surprised to know that photographs form a large chunk of it.

In 1970, mankind as a whole took 10 billion photographs. Today that number is close to 400 billion. Taking pictures has become an essential part of traveling and why wouldn’t it be so? Photographs have always enhanced an experience for us; be it pictures of the food you devoured on the streets of Thailand to upload on Instagram later or be it a picture of the mighty Himalayas you clicked to share with your grandma who might never be able to go on that trip.

Good pictures will let us again live a moment otherwise gone. The elements of a good photograph are subjective, but it is a successful shot if it reminds you of something beautiful and brings back the moment something moved you. Beauty and art are everywhere, it’s just a matter of looking with a open heart. Capturing a photograph can be a soothing activity or a mindless clicking spree, but for some it could give them an Adrenalin rush.

And so, Zoomin is taking you on a virtual journey with Globetrotting Girls India to bring out the best travel pictures with a great story or a precious memory associated with it. Globetrotting girls India is a virtual travel community of female travels of Indian origin from around the world who share, inspire and help one another travel better.

The platform aims to empower women to take life-transforming journeys, inspire them to break from the shackles and realize their dreams of seeing the world. Women from all backgrounds and ages form a part of globetrotting girls India, from travel bloggers to travel entrepreneurs, it is a diverse community of women who have come together because of their ever-growing wanderlust. The women in this community are compulsive image-consumers and all of them have great travel stories to tell.

So on your next holiday, be mindful of your surroundings to create beautiful images and you will be rewarded for years to come. A wave may never crash the shore again, likewise a moment gone will not be returned, so take that picture and treasure it for life.



A special thanks to Globetrotting Girls India for sharing this post. Globetrotting Girls India (GTGI) was co-founded by Ankita Sonawane and Divya Shetty as a networking space for Indian women who love to travel. Do checkout their their group https://www.facebook.com/groups/914927355265589/. GTGI is a group exclusively for Indian female travelers.

Display Magic | Zoomin Collage Poster mounted on Sunboard

September 30, 2016 at 5:23 am
I am very fond of printing, trying out new prints, displaying them, replacing them with new ones and many times going back to the old ones is like a part of my life. Few weeks ago I had ordered a sunboard from Zoomin. I loved the print quality and apart from that I would love to talk about few interesting things about the product and Zoomin app.
  • It was very easy to create the collage through their application, any parent and also grandparents can do it.
  • A sunboard is easy to display and you can do a lot with it, you do not have to run around to get the framing done. Although Zoomin has an option of ordering photos with frame ;).
  • I also love the story telling aspect of collage
Here are three ways that I could think of displaying it. The sunboard comes with a double sided tape, you can just use it for sticking a rope behind, more like a quick DIY and hang it on the wall.
The second and my favourite one is displaying sunboard on easel. I feel easel always give that vintage touch to your place.
The last one is kind of interesting. You can keep a memory box on any of your corner table or cool trunks. Along with the photo you can keep coasters or any interesting stuff.
Blog credits Shweta Mukherjee, one of the best Newborn and Baby Photographers that we have seen in India and also the founder of The Creative Lens Photography. Do checkout her blog page: http://www.mommygrapher.com/ for some interesting reads.

Ten Great Reasons to Make a Photo Book

July 28, 2016 at 11:57 pm

Making a photo book is easy! You choose the shots, and we’ll do the printing/binding/shipping, you just wait for the mailman.

To help inspire your photo selection, we’ve gathered ten of the many reasons to make a Photo Book.

  1. Relive a Trip

The next best thing to being on vacation is remembering the fun times through photos. Relive a Trip

  1. Capture your kids childhood

You Can’t Stop a Baby from Growing Up, But You Can Document the Heck Out of Their Babyhood.capture_your_kids_childhood

  1. Gather Family Close

Put all their smiling faces in one place, and be sure to order a second copy for Grandma and Grandpa.Gather Family Close

  1. Keep A Timeline

Make a book once a year. You’ll always be able to look back and remember what you got up to.Keep a timeline

  1. Celebrate that Special Someone

Document your best times together and give them a gift they’ll love almost as much as you.Celebrate that special someone.

  1. Thank a Host

Thank a friend for throwing an extra fun party, wedding, or dinner by sending them a book of the event.Thank a Host

  1. Make a Dinner Idea Book

If you’re the food photo taking type, put your best meals in a book. Flip through for inspiration.Make a Dinner Idea Book

  1. Save a Bit of Home

On the verge of a move? Make a book of your favorite places in and around your home.Save a bit of home.

  1. Condense Your Wedding Photos

You have hundreds of shots, but put the very best in a book to show off your very favorites.condense your wedding photos

  1. Make A Face Book

Put your favorite friends in one book! It won’t give status updates, but will be fun to flip through.Make a Facebook

What are you waiting for? Head over to the following link to get started with your very own Photo Book: http://www.zoomin.com/in/Photo-Books

And once your book arrives be sure to use #zoominmoments to show us!

Collect Memories Not Things

June 29, 2016 at 5:53 am

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What is life but a mere string of memories? The present is here to grab and soon enough it is the past. But instead of moaning the effervescence of life itself, we believe each moment is to be celebrated and cherished for the future to come. And each moment, no matter how big or small has shaped us to what we are today and where we are going tomorrow. Why not hold them close and smile at fond memories? Or laugh at the candid photos of you falling? Or go back in time and relive adventures?

And the camera-worthy moment does not have to be some grand adventure at Mt Everest. Or an epic trip in Mexico. It could be anything- anything that added meaning, passion and love to your life. The first cake you baked, you learning to swim, the first time your kid rode a bike, the time your dog chewed your favorite shoes but seeing him satisfied made you happy anyway- all these daily activities have a unique charm and looking back, they do make you count your blessings. And here at Zoomin, that’s exactly what we do- help you cherish the memories you hold closest to your hearts and share them with your loved ones.

Together with Itch List, we hope to enliven this journey and help cherish each moment. The Itch List is an amazing group of passionate achievers that strive to scratch off their bucket list and inspire others to scratch off theirs. From travel to food, from adventure sports to hobbies- anything and everything that makes you happy, tingly and itching for more is the Itchy way of living! And these incredible memories that you collect along the way deserve to not be stuck on some pendrive or a tragic folder on your laptop.

Beam with pride at your achievements- your solo trip where you explore a side of yourself and the community, your escape from death when you bungee jumped from places high as the heavens and even the time you finally would perfected your Spanish. For each fear you conquered, each goal you scratched off, each time you left your comfort zone- you, my friend, did something very few people dare to do. You lived. Share your passion, your stories and create memories that last a lifetime and inspire a million more.

And when you are a having a rough day, do not forget to flip through scratchbook to remind yourself that you have accomplished far greater things than you expected. Keep your Wall of Fame as your center piece as you tell glorious stories of escaping a bear at your campsite.  Keep little mementos around the house as gentle reminders of good ol’ days that inspire you to go for more adventures. Big or small, epic or ordinary- celebrate your life and get a little nudge for more with these merchandise!

4 Tips To Clicking Awesome Baby Photos!

March 30, 2015 at 6:01 am

Taking photos of your little one is more like an art form and adventure than anything else. Capture all the giggles, smiles, tears, and everything in between with these 5 simple tips that we’ve put together just for you:

  • Don’t be afraid to get silly: Keeping the attention of a baby during a photo shoot is definitely a task. The trick is not being afraid to get silly – use puppets, a favorite toy and even crazy sounds.


Be Silly: The more you

Be Silly: The more you let go and enjoy yourself, the better your photo will be!


  • Fast Shutter Speed: Babies are always on the go! You are lucky if they will slow down long enough to get a kiss in – that is why it is always important to increase your shutter speed to freeze them midway through their actions. The faster your camera is, the quicker you can grab that perfect shot.
  • Everything is better in multiples: We all know babies aren’t always the model photography subjects. They tend to do everything besides what you need them to. To help offset those not so glamorous shots take more than one photo at a time – then you can look through it later to grab ‘The One’.


Click away! Click as many photos as possible.

Click away: Click as many photos as possible. This photo is a combination of a fast shutter speed and the camera ‘Burst mode’. Phew!


  • Shoot through the imperfect moments: Babies don’t always throw tantrums, but when they do they are pretty epic. Regardless the mood, or unplanned moments capture them all! There will always be a beautiful shot among all the chaos.

No matter the difficulties photographing your baby may bring, there is nothing more beautiful than an amazing photo to record those little moments you’ll want to remember tomorrow and hold onto forever.

Now go on, grab a camera and get creative – you’ll thank yourself in the end.



What tips have helped you photograph your little one? We’d love to know.

Happy Independence Day!

August 14, 2014 at 6:31 am

There is nothing like celebrating your independence; food, fun, and photos- what more could you ask for? To get the most out of capturing the day here are a few photo tips:

  1. Charge your camera beforehand – There is nothing more sad then losing power right before the perfect shot. Be sure to charge your phone or camera before the big events.
  2. Capture everything – While waiting for those extraordinary shots don’t forget to grab those everyday moments that are the perfect storytelling photos.

    Capture everything: Don’t forget to grab as many shots as possible. Photo credit – Parth Sarthi.

  3. Include yourself in the celebration – Just because you are the genius behind the lens doesn’t mean you can’t have some with you in it. Don’t be afraid to ask someone to take over for a minute.
  4. Get creative – Get in there and try some new angles on the same photo, a different perspective on things can often make all the difference.

    Get Creative: Try different angles on the same subject. Photo credit – Aijaz Rahi

  5. Have fun – Most importantly of all – have fun. Even though photos are the perfect way to capture memories it’s just not the same as being there. So make sure you enjoy yourself!

We hope these tips help get some great shots. Once again – here’s wishing you a very happy 67th Independence Day.

Photo Prints App crosses 1 MILLION prints!

August 7, 2014 at 6:51 am

Photo Prints crosses 1 million photos

A big shout out to you :-). You made it possible!

Pretty much anyone with a smartphone possesses a darn good camera, and is empowered to capture moments that were formerly ephemeral, stored and forgotten in our messy, limitless digital vault. A common role that binds us all is that of ‘memory keeper’. Capturing memories of places we inhabit or travel through when given the chance, and the people in these places and the people in our lives.

But, some photos are meant to bubble up and last forever. Your proud moment as the father of “Superman”, your son’s birthday party. Witnessing a captivating sunset with college mates before going your separate ways, watching your father show your daughter how to ride a bicycle…. These precious moments hold deep meaning for which they cannot and should not get lost.

At Zoomin we understand this. And with our mobile app we give you a great way to manage your photos, choose the ones that truly matter and create story around those photos that truly meant the most.

On mobile, Photo Prints is our first baby step into the world of Phoneography (mobile photography) and in the coming months expect more magic from us – better ways to organise your photos, more ways to print and share your stories. We look forward to keeping you excited…

Photo Prints is available on Android and iOS. We are putting the final touches on a Windows Phone app too.

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Photobook Ideas for this Mother’s Day!

April 25, 2014 at 12:54 am

You’re getting started on your photobook for Mom but are stuck on what to do next. Don’t worry – we’ve rounded up our favorite ideas out here to get you going. And if you’re really running short of time, you can always use our themes created just for Moms.

Memoirs of Mom: Celebrate your mother by creating her biography in photos. Start bygathering photos and stories from your mother’s life (scan older photos into digital images). Talk to family and friends to get details – you may learn something new about your mother!

Timeless Theme

Timeless Theme

Mom does it all: This is a fun tribute to the busy Mom who does it all. Start by thinking of the various things that Mom does to keep the house running smoothly and support her family. Take pictures of her performing these tasks or objects that represent the task. Let her know how much you need and love SuperMom.

Superstar Mom

Superstar Mom

Master Chef Mom: Is your mother always spending her time in the kitchen coming up with delicious things for everyone to enjoy? Make her a recipe book of her favorite dishes or your favorite dishes. Add fun stories and memories from meal times. Celebrate her culinary skills with this one!

Recipe book

Recipe book

Favorite moments: Life is all about the special moments and a photo book is a great way to bring those to life. Create a book that will remind Mom of the special memories both of you have shared. Starting from the time you were born to the present – these photos along with your personal text will touch her deeply.

Moments with Mom

Moments with Mom

An Ode to Mom: Nothing lights up a Mom’s world by hearing how much her family loves her. A beautiful way to tell Mom how much each family member cares is to create a book filled with special messages, poems and pictures of the family member.

A Mother's Love

A Mother’s Love

Hope you’ve got enough ideas and tips to complete your gift of love for Mom. Share your ideas by writing into community@zoomin.com.



User Tips for Making a Photobook: Choosing Your Photos!

January 30, 2014 at 5:33 am

Photobooks are such a great way to convey your special moments! This year for Valentine’s Day I decided to make one for my significant other to show him how much joy he brings into my life. Before starting I was wondering what photos I would use and whether it would take me a long time get 20 photos (of course I’m using a ZoomIn express theme!) However, once I started going through my online albums, I realized there were so many photos to choose from – I was done picking my photos in 10 minutes! In case if you’re wondering what kind of photos you can use in your photobook for Valentines Day, here are some ideas to get you started.

1) Take your significant other down memory lane with photos from the time you met till today. If you’ve been together for a while, you might be smiling when you see how different both of you looked then and now!

2) Photos from a special day or a trip. We just got engaged recently so I couldn’t help but put in a photo of that moment. Trip photos are wonderful moments to relive over as well.

That special moment captured!

That special moment captured!


4) My centerfold pages are ‘these are a few of my favorite things..about you’. I’ve included pictures and messages of what makes my fiancé so special.

3) Photos that have a significant meaning just to the two of you. I decided to mix up the photobook by also including pictures which didnt have either of us. One of the pictures was where we had our first date and aside from both of us nobody else will ever know the meaning of the picture (except for you now).

Our first date spot!

Our first date spot!

I hope this gives you some ideas in case you were stuck. Whatever photos you choose, your significant other will be thrilled to relive moments that are special to just the two of you. So go ahead and get going on that photobook -pick out those photos, have some fun and be ready to see your beautiful creation come to life!

(For privacy reasons, couple pictures posted above are not of the writer or her fiancé)

The Canvas Wow Factor

November 13, 2013 at 12:19 am

Drawing room

A ZoomIn Canvas Print is art created by you and is truly a masterpiece. Just about any image that has meaning to you or the person you have in mind would look fantastic.  Family portraits, closeup pictures of children, or beautiful shots from a holiday lend themselves well for canvas prints.

While a single canvas is beautiful on its own, multiplying the impact by creating a canvas collage is a truly stunning idea.When you have an amazing collection of pictures and want to show them off, a canvas photo wall collage is your answer.  Your collection could be your child’s first 6 months, solo pictures of family members, pictures from each decade – the possibilities are endless. Surprisingly for the “wow” factor created, the canvas print wall collage is  a snap to make!

Creating a Canvas Print Wall Collage

1) Decide on the theme of your collage, keeping in mind the person you’re making it for.

2) Select a suitable layout for the collage – you could create a collage of same sizes or different sizes.

3) Pick the photos to place into each slot.

3)   Place your order on zoomin.com. Check out our Helpdesk FAQs if you have questions.

If you’re creating the canvas collage for yourself, roll up your sleeves and get ready to hang when your prints arrive. When it comes to hanging your personalized canvas prints, the last thing you want to do is start making too many holes in your walls. So here’s a quick trick.  Tape together several pieces of newspaper and place on the floor.  Place your prints on top of the paper and arrange them in the layout you want.  With a pencil, trace around each print.  Remove the prints and tape the paper to your wall.  Now you can see exactly where to hammer in the nails and whether any adjustments need to be made to the layout!

We hope you’ve been inspired and have gotten those wheels turning! As always, if you have any questions feel free to reach out to our Helpdesk.