Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video The layout of the journal, part of Travel Photography: Geologging and Journaling on the Road.
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…Now that you got your stuff edited, you're ready to start on…the layout and output process in getting your actual final book made.…If you're working on a journal that has text…in it, you do have some layout chores to do.…One of the reasons I choose Day One, as a…journaling application is that it does the layout for me.…I just hit a button and it spits out…a PDF, that's completely laid out and it's beautiful.…They do a great job.…It gets my images in there, the text, it puts my location data, any weather…that it's pulled up and it gives me a very nice layout.…The PDF is ready to go.…As long as my images have been adjusted properly.…
And this is possibly the most tricky part of the entire bookmaking process.…You're going to have to really skew your images to a…level of brightness that probably is going to look wrong to you.…But that's because, in my experience, the dot gain on the presses…that these book printing services, Lulu, HP MagCloud, Blurb, they all go…really dark.…Because of the dot gain, your images…
In this course, author and photographer Ben Long explores the tools and techniques behind modern-day travel journaling. Ben takes us on a road trip across the Southwest to detail a variety of methods for documenting the salient moments of a trip. Ben discusses and demonstrates software and hardware tools for capturing the notes, images, and location data from your trip, and assembling them into a journal that you can share with others or keep as a personal memento of your travels. He also shares tips on publishing your journal as a PDF or a printed book. Along the way, he provides insightful advice on establishing a balance between documenting your travels and experiencing them.
- Planning your route
- Packing for a journaling trip
- Mixing up the shots
- Finding your voice
- Importing GPS data
- Geotagging in Lightroom
- Editing and laying out the journal