Just as every good photograph deserves a print, every good photographic project or travel report definitely deserves a high-value book!
There are many examples of online web portals where you can print photo books, but are the colours and rendering good enough? Usually, no.
Making a book with our own photographs is not only a good way to collect and preserve our images, but it is a precious gift that we can give to ourselves and our passion for photography.
Having specialists who can handle colour rendering from photo to print is essential in order to preserve the quality of your shots.
That’s why, since you also work all your life before you get the right material, it’s a real shame to ruin everything just to save a few coins.
Designing the photo book: selecting images and editing
Digital photography, by its very nature, pushes us to take many photographs that we often forget in some folder, due to laziness or lack of time, without ever selecting the most significant photographs. This lack of choice results in so many full and messy folders that we are even afraid to open them and in which good photographs are lost among thousands that would be discarded.
It is a good idea to select the most significant photographs when returning from a trip and saving or copying them to a specific folder. There are many programs on the market that can help you classify and keep your photos in order.
At this point, our story must be composed. The act of putting together photographs, also called ‘editing’, is a very important creative moment.
We recommend that you print the photographs you have selected and processed in 10×15 or 15×22 format and place them on a table.
The project may take on different meanings or have a greater or lesser impact depending on how the photographs are arranged in sequence.
Try to put them in an order that enhances the tale or story that your images represent. If you want to deepen the subject of the composition of a project or portfolio, I recommend the excellent book “Portfolio” by Augusto Pieroni.
Observing the printed photographs that we want to layout will also help us to understand if we are satisfied with the print yield. If this is not the case, we can correct the post-production of our photographs before we put them in the photo book.