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Graffiti Hunting with Unseen Oakland
28 May 2017

Graffiti Hunting with Unseen Oakland

In March 2017, Blurb and PicsArt hosted a contest that encouraged contestants to enter by posting a photo sharing their Creative Spring Project. Thousands entered, but only three winners were chosen. Our 1st prize winner is Tyra Robertson of Unseen Oakland. Most people relate the word graffiti with negative connotations, such as gangs, violence, or other unsavory scenes. But take one look at the Unseen...

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The Updated Book Preview: A Powerful Selling Tool
26 May 2017

The Updated Book Preview: A Powerful Selling Tool

Anyone trying to share or sell something knows the power of showing a little up front—just a taste to get people interested. Blurb’s book preview offers you the chance to do just that. With Book Preview, you can customize how many pages are visible, or show off the whole thing—whatever it takes to generate interest in your project! The Book Preview link works in Facebook...

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Making use of Blurb and MagCloud formats
23 May 2017

Making use of Blurb and MagCloud formats

With the publication of ESSAY, an eclectic series of short photo essays, professional photographer Dan Milnor shows how rewarding and enlightening it is to work with multiple format options when self-publishing. ESSAY brings stories of the American West, the wilderness of Western Australia and Northern California to life, using the full range of Blurb and MagCloud format options. The poster, the digest, the trade book, and the tabloid...

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ESSAY: Four, Principle Photography
18 May 2017

ESSAY: Four, Principle Photography

When it comes to modern photography, we have a multitude of choices as well as a multitude of decisions to make. Film or digital? Black and white or color? Still images or motion or both? Ultimately, if our goal is to make the best self-published books possible, we have to make a few critical decisions before we begin our project. If you look at my...

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Your Printing Partners: Blurb Client Services
16 May 2017

Your Printing Partners: Blurb Client Services

Suppose you want to print books and have them turn out beautifully. Blurb is here for you! But what if you want to print more than 100 books, you should get in touch with Client Services. What if your business needs professionally-printed brand books to give away at the annual conference, but you don’t have a print expert on staff? I’m going to suggest the...

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Palm Springs Photo Festival Recap 2017
15 May 2017

Palm Springs Photo Festival Recap 2017

I’ve just returned from the Palm Springs Photo Festival, which is one of my favorite weeks of the year. If you are unfamiliar with this event just know that it is unique to the world of American photography. Based in the beautiful and stylish city of Palm Springs California, the festival is a testament to the singular focus of festival founder and director Jeff Dunas....

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