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Veteran Photographers with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center
10 Nov 2017

Veteran Photographers with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center

  Blurb Creative Evangelist Dan Milnor checked in with Samantha Johnston, the executive director of the Colorado Arts Center. CPAC has created a new photography education program that benefits U.S. Veterans in the Denver area. Through a series of high-quality workshops, Denver Veterans learn how to create a professional portfolio, refine technical skills, exhibit their photographs in CPAC’s gallery, and write about their work and...

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Five Rules to Remember When Digital Storytelling
09 Nov 2017

Five Rules to Remember When Digital Storytelling

This blog post is brought to you by Adobe. Capturing beautiful imagery and creating wonderful designs is only half of the story. If you’re an amazing photographer, then, in many cases, your work will speak for itself. Or, perhaps, it will create mystery or a question in the viewer’s mind like, “what’s really going on here?” I love looking at photos that make me think....

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Layflat Spotlight: Europa by Alden Blake
06 Nov 2017

Layflat Spotlight: Europa by Alden Blake

Over the summer, I filled a backpack with clothes, a camera, and a water bottle, grabbed my passport, and set off on a journey that would take me from the freezing waterfalls of Iceland to the crowded and lively streets of Barcelona. On the trip, I visited Reykjavik, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Brussels, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and London. It was an incredible and exhausting adventure full...

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Behind the Book with Jessi Michelle Raulet
14 Sep 2017

Behind the Book with Jessi Michelle Raulet

Jessi Michelle, better known as EttaVee, is an art director and designer, based in Paris. A big fan of color, good food, and new experiences, she combined all three to make her very first book with Blurb. Jessi has had a love for beautiful books ever since she can remember. So, when she first came up with the idea for Fiesta Fruits—a celebration of all things bright...

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Zines, Tumblr, and the Making of a Movement
05 Sep 2017

Zines, Tumblr, and the Making of a Movement

Caitlynn Fairbarns is the leader of the online community FakeGeekGirlsLikeUs. In Caitlyn’s Words, “Fake Geek Girls Like Us aims to create a community space in which people who are made to feel unwelcome in geek culture because of their gender feel safe expressing themselves and sharing their artwork, thoughts and ideas.” No stranger to zines, Caitlyn recently created her newest zine, Icons and Idols, with...

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What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In
25 Aug 2017

What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In

Ok. You have all your photographs; you’ve even written some text to go with them. But how do you place it on the page? How do you get that clear, cohesive, and contemporary look that’ll complement your content? Your layout will tie together your photo and text elements to draw in your reader and lead their eyes across the page. It isn’t about just what...

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