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What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In
11 Sep 2018

What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In

Your book 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 looks good. The key is to make the reader look at the right elements in the right order so that they understand the ideas you’re trying to communicate. But how do you place your photos and text...

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The Enduring Power of Magazines
07 Aug 2018

The Enduring Power of Magazines

Every serious photographer wants a book. After all, historically, the book represents acceptance and credibility at the highest level. But right alongside the precious and almighty book lies the magazine, a simple yet strategic print vehicle, that even in 2018, has a true grip on the photographic community. I still encounter many young photographers who, when questioned about their future, reply “I want to be...

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Hit the Books: Making Art with Dan Milnor
07 Jun 2018

Hit the Books: Making Art with Dan Milnor

Some people wonder why we need art. But we’re not sure there needs to be a reason. We asked photographer Dan Milnor, why do people create? Can you create for creation’s sake alone? And if so, where does self-publishing fit in? 01 First off, what is art? This is such a wonderful but dangerous question. I can feel people beginning to get worked up, but...

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The Peculiar World of Color
31 May 2018

The Peculiar World of Color

When you think of color, you probably think of something like this: A digital-color picker, as obscene and overwhelming as an all-you-can-eat buffet. As with all readily available commodities, nowadays colors are easy to take for granted. But this wasn’t always the case. Before the 20th Century, color was anything but accessible. To anyone. Color accessibility (and even ocular perception) is directly related to a geographical...

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Dan Milnor: Breaking the Rules with Layflat Paper
17 May 2018

Dan Milnor: Breaking the Rules with Layflat Paper

Dan Milnor’s photo books are, among many other things, a record of the people, places, and experiences that have shaped his career. Case-in-point is Peru—a strikingly beautiful photo book that doesn’t always stick to the traditional rules of photography. Here he talks to us about the thought process behind his design decisions and why a Layflat Photo Book can help photographers stand out from the...

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