Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Researching photo books, part of Designing a Photo Book.
As with any design project, your photo book will turn out better if you first …take the time to do some research. Go to library. …Go to the bookstore. Look online. …Photo books have a rich history. Learn from what has come before. …Think about the books that you like. And think about those that you don't like. …Try to articulate why. What is the central concept of your book. …It's better to have one strong idea rather then several lesser competing ideas.…
Try to articulate the theme of the book. And if you find this challenging and even …if you don't find it challenging, it's a good idea to write a single paragraph …statement about the book. Then there are practical considerations. …Who is the audience for the book. Even if you don't plan to sell your photo …book, you will almost certainly want to show it to others. …Think about who will see your book and what they will respond to. …What is the budget for your book? Try to view budgetary constraints as a …design challenge, rather than a design limitation.…
- 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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