Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Collaborating on photo books, part of Designing a Photo Book.
Depending on your own skill set and the scope of your photo book, you might …consider collaborating with others. For example you might consider working …with a writer, a graphic designer, a copy editor, a proofreader. …Your photobook will only be as good as its weakest link. …It's no good having a selection of fantastic photographs if the overall …project is let down by a poor design or a weak text. …You might also consider a collaboration with another photographer.…
I'm presently working with another designer and lover of type on a photo …book of typographic images. For both of us, this has given us new …ways of thinking about familiar themes. And don't forget that, unless you're an …artistic genius, it's always a good idea to get feedback. …If the photographs are your own work, you're too close to the project to be objective. …Get feedback and critiques from friends and colleagues whose design sensibility …you trust.…
- Making a flat plan and determining a schedule
- Choosing and sequencing your images
- Cropping images for maximum impacts
- Adjusting tone and color
- Printing duotones
- Adding text
- Designing the cover
- Comparing types of books
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Planning the Photo Book
2. The Page as a Canvas
3. Arranging Images on the Page
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