Instructions: the family holiday photo book
A photo book of the first family holiday is always something special. Guest blogger Julia Marre explains how simple it is to produce such a photo book.
Four tips that will give you unique holiday photos:
Young parents know the situation: before your honeymoon, there is still a great variety of photographs – from dusk to the sightseeing tour to the funny selfie. But since the birth of your first child, photographs are almost always of the baby. Your hard drives contain snapshots of the child in every conceivable situation. With these four tips for family photography, you will be able to keep hold of unforgettable memories:
And this is how your pictures become a unique photo book:
You don’t have to take a special course to be an art director to be able to design an attractive photo book. But a few tricks from the layout box are bound to help you in the selection and design:
Only take the best photos
In the era of massive digital memories there are not just 36 holiday photos any more, but hundreds. Unfortunately. So try to be honest when choosing pictures and decide based on your gut reaction: which photos do you like the very most? Feel free to reject plenty of pictures, and concentrate on meaningful, eye-catching shots that are dear to your heart. This will make it much easier for you to design a photo book.
Variety makes for excitement!
Make your photo album varied. A photo book does not always have to follow your holiday’s chronological sequence of days. Combine different motifs: a portrait of your child will receive more attention if it is not arranged in the middle of five other portraits. Mix the motifs: place a still life of a beautiful house facade next to the picture of your child, a picture of seagulls on the beach or a panoramic landscape photo. This diversity will do your album a lot of good.
Discover the many possibilities
Try out the different ifolor photo books: thanks to its special Leporello binding, the photo book Premium photo paper makes it possible for you to print panoramic photos over two adjacent pages – on high-quality 400g photo paper. This way, your holiday photos will be shown to particular advantage at every point! The photo book Deluxe with its high-gloss-enhanced inner pages is suitable for when you want to have room for a large quantity of pictures (up to 132 pages). Like the photo book Premium photo paper and it is also available in the oversize format DIN A3.
About the author
Julia Marre is a culture and entertainment editor with a weakness for photography and design. She produces the blog Kommando Karottenbrei. For ifolor, she tinkers with photo products and writes about these DIY projects and self-made gifts.
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