Creating Beautiful Food in Photographs
28 Aug 2015

Creating Beautiful Food in Photographs

We use all of our senses when eating. We eat with our eyes first. We anticipate what our experience is going to be at first sight. Then we use taste and smell, of course. But the texture of food, the sounds it makes, are just as important. All of the senses have to be indulged when looking at a food photo. The photographer has to...

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Live (almost) from PDX
27 Aug 2015

Live (almost) from PDX

Two weeks back, I’d been sent up to Portland to do a seminar with Blurb photographer Dan Milnor. The class was suddenly canceled, but flight and hotel were booked. We had to scramble to make the trip worthwhile. So, I emailed longtime Blurb book-maker and photographer Nate Matos. He does a podcast in Portland called Pdexposures that’s largely dedicated to analog photography. I thought maybe...

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Five Tips to Publish a Great Summer Photo Book Using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
26 Aug 2015

Five Tips to Publish a Great Summer Photo Book Using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

This summer we travelled to Northern Spain for a two-week holiday—Cué, Picos de Europa, Bilbao, and San Sebastián. After two surf-crazy and food-filled weeks, I unpacked our bags and downloaded 1,019 images into Lightroom. That was June and it’s now August. Those images have been sitting in the “Spain 2015” Lightroom folder on my laptop. Sound familiar? With the end of summer approaching, I need...

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Magic City Books
25 Aug 2015

Magic City Books

I’m a huge fan of collaboration. A few months ago I was passing through Florida and decided to stay for a few days. Andrew Kaufman and I decided to take two days and attack Miami. Kaufman lives there, has for twenty five years, so we had a jump start on where to go, what to look for. I decided to shoot mostly Polaroids and he...

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The Blurb Road Show: Our Global Event Spectacular
20 Aug 2015

The Blurb Road Show: Our Global Event Spectacular

This fall, Blurb is hitching up the virtual trailer, filling it full of real books, and hitting the road for some fantastic events and workshops. That’s right, we’re bringing Blurb to you—and letting ourselves out of the office. We want to meet you, show you what we’re about, and learn what you have going on—to say “hello” to new friends, and say “thank you” to...

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From Blog to Book
18 Aug 2015

From Blog to Book

As a blogger, you’re the owner of precious content and an engaged, interested audience. Creating books from your blog posts is a great way to repurpose and monetize all that hard work, but what makes a successful blog book? It’s not as simple as flowing the contents of your blog into book format. The subject and how your curate your content around it are paramount....

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Kickstarter Interview: Deborah Kelson
14 Aug 2015

Kickstarter Interview: Deborah Kelson

Meet Deborah Kelson, a marketing executive in Silicon Valley and mother of two adorable kids, who always had a dream—to make a children’s book about taking turns called Peanut Butter or Jelly. In order to make this dream come true, she created a Kickstarter campaign and joined forces with Blurb to seamlessly make it all happen. She used our free desktop publishing software to perfect...

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Bookstore Picks for August
13 Aug 2015

Bookstore Picks for August

Did you know we have a Bookstore on our site? You can browse popular or just published works created on the Blurb platform. Given that our employees love books as much as our customers, we’ll feature the Bookstore favorites from different staff members each month so you can see a few of the amazing titles available.     Meet Robin – Blurb’s Director of Communications...

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iPhone Photography Tips (From a non-user)
12 Aug 2015

iPhone Photography Tips (From a non-user)

Yes, you read that correctly. I’m doing a post about iPhone photography tips. I quit using my phone as a camera two years ago. Is that weird? Am I the only one? Maybe. But let me share my thoughts here because I feel I have an interesting perspective on this matter, and the world is full-on “iPhone for President,” so let me add my two...

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Author Spotlight: Lorenzo Princi
11 Aug 2015

Author Spotlight: Lorenzo Princi

Lorenzo Princi discovered Blurb back in 2012 when he accidentally mistyped his blog URL, http://blurbhack.com, and ended up on the Blurb website. Since then he has been using our platform to design portfolios and fun notebooks, as well as producing a book to showcase the modelling and painting work of Luke from the Sound Machines Commission Miniature Painting. These projects paved the way for Lorenzo...

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