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Daniel Milnor: Notes on Photography │California
17 Jul 2018

Daniel Milnor: Notes on Photography │California

Notes on Photography is a blog series all about images. Each month, Daniel Milnor will revisit an old photograph and share his notes on what works within each shot, what he would do differently, and why. Image 3: El Mirage, California If you’ve seen a car commercial in the last twenty years, then you’ve most likely seen El Mirage Dry Lake near Los Angeles. El Mirage...

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Hit the Books: Are Personal Projects the Secret to Professional Success?
12 Jul 2018

Hit the Books: Are Personal Projects the Secret to Professional Success?

We all have personal creative projects that can provide a refreshing break from our professional work. But these personal projects could be just as important as anything you do for your clients. Here’s why. 01 How do you distinguish between being an amateur or professional photographer? For me this is a simple question with a simple answer. I see a professional photographer as someone who...

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3 Guidelines for Pricing Your Book to Sell
10 Jul 2018

3 Guidelines for Pricing Your Book to Sell

Pricing your book can be a little daunting. What’s too high? What’s too low? How do you know what to do? Here are a few terms to know and a few things to consider when you sell your books online. 1) Base Price: This is the non-negotiable cost of producing copies of your book. The first step when pricing your book is balancing cost and quality. What choices...

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15 Ideas for a Memory Book
09 Jul 2018

15 Ideas for a Memory Book

When you’re younger, everything is new—every “first” gets written down or saved. But as we get older, our lives are filled with memories that shape who we are—memories that mean even more than that first haircut or our infant hospital band. And we do less and less documenting.  Why not collect those in a beautiful memory book? Go beyond the simple family album, or vacation...

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Share Your Story to Win Our Contest!
09 Jul 2018

Share Your Story to Win Our Contest!

We believe that books make the best gifts—especially custom books that put the beautiful and personal in print. We’ve seen a few projects from our book-makers that moved us deeply with how creatively, personally, and profoundly they turned basic pages and covers into the best gift ever. We want to celebrate that in our latest contest that is all about the gift of books. Tell...

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How to Self-Publish a Poetry Book – 10 Steps
09 Jul 2018

How to Self-Publish a Poetry Book – 10 Steps

Last year, some of the best-selling books in the world were poetry books, created by Instagram Poets like Rupi Kaur, Atticus, Nayyirah Waheed, and Nikita Gill. These poets, whose work appears in visual form all over social media and garners hundreds of thousands of followers, often found success in choosing to self-publish poetry. This way, they controlled the look and feel of the finished product,...

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