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How Long Should A Photo Book Last?

This is a question with two very different answers depending on the viewpoint. The easy answers are: until you get to the end; and forever.

A photo book is intended to tell a story. That story can be about a life event, a specific event, or a life's work. Beginning at the beginning and working toward the conclusion is always the best approach.

If the subject is a wedding day, begin with photos taken when the bride and groom open their eyes on the big day and end it when they pull way in a car with "Just Married" taped to the back bumper.

A Safari or an extended camping trip to be recorded for posterity? Start with the assembling the gear and end with stumbling back in the door, exhausted.

For a compilation of an artist's work, begin with the first work in a new period, (think Picasso's Blue Period) and go on until the artist has said all he has to say in that particular style.

How many photos and how many pages of a photo book does telling a story like these take? Again, such a question generates two different answers.

You can make the decision to limit the number of pages you want in your book and fill those. Or you can choose the digital photos you want to include in your photo book and keep filling pages until you use all your selected images.

Most photo books have a minimum of 20 pages. The maximum is usually 100 pages. Many photo book creation software programs allow you to choose a package with a set number of pages or add pages as little as two at a time, adding to your total cost as you add pages.

So how many photographs should you include? Anywhere between one per page and upwards of a dozen per page. With the advice "less is more" firmly in mind, fewer, better photos is best, which is not to say you might not have a page or two in your photo book that is a series of images, all connected to a single theme.

For instance, if you were struck by the variety of doors in an ancient city you have visited and that city is the subject of your photo book, having a page with a dozen close-ups of doors would be fine.

With the story of your digitally recorded event being the guiding principal of your photo book, having pages in a sequence which advances the photographic narrative to its logical conclusion is of the utmost importance. Good story telling naturally indicates when all has been said and it's time to get to the "And they lived happily ever after" phase. And when you get to that point, your photo book has lasted as long as it ought.

How long should your completed photo book last, once it has been printed, bound between the covers of your choice, and found it's way back to your home and to the others who were very pleased to receive it? That's the forever part of the answer.

Google Photos adds DIY themed movies and photo books

Google has announced some new options for Google Photos users, one of which is designed specifically for Valentine's Day. Google Photos will automatically create themed movies for users at times, but now anyone can create their own themed movie whenever ...

Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:13:00 GMT



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Publishes Exclusive Photo Books Through Booxie Royalties 'Select' Program

"It is a privilege for us to partner with one of the world's most prominent dance companies," said Ray Slay, Co-Founder and CEO of Booxie, who spent part of his early career as a professional photographer before becoming an entertainment executive.

Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:37:00 GMT



Meet the authors whose photo book 'Hometown Texas' shows what it means to be Texan

The new book Hometown Texas ($33, Trinity University Press), a collaboration between writer Joe Holley and photographer Peter Brown, explores the land and the people of Texas - East, West, North, South and Central. They illustrate through stories and ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:07:00 GMT



"Struggling in America" Photo Book Aims to Tell Stories of Hardships and Homelessness in the US

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Published:  Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT



ryker allen turned a trip with their ex into a bittersweet photo book

Everyone remembers their first real breakup. The days - weeks, months - that follow it. Ryker Allen spent that post-split period doing something probably no self-help book recommends: taking a trip to Montreal with their former boyfriend. The 21-year ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:55:00 GMT



Pholium Brings Photo Books

With the release of its $9.99 Pholium app, 58 North has put photo ebook creation and publishing in the hands of anyone with an iPad. Creating a book is simple and even includes image editing functions. Publishing is free to the first 10 people you send the ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:41:00 GMT



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The Fader's annual Fader Fort multi-day showcase at SXSW in Austin has become one of the most in-demand events each year at the conference that invades central Texas each March. Now, the long-standing event, which will be in its 17th year in 2018, will be ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:10:00 GMT



Kate Upton hit by wave during topless Sports Illustrated photo shoot

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Published:  Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:03:00 GMT



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Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT



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