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Book Layout & Design Ideas │Layout 3
26 Jul 2018

Book Layout & Design Ideas │Layout 3

This blog series is designed to provide some basic book design ideas for your books, magazines, or ebooks. The spreads you see here, and the added notes, are not meant to be reflections of perfect book design or book layout, only a baseline from which to begin your own book journey. Layout 3.1 This is what I would call a more classic layout. I’m designing with...

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How to Start Creating Your Children’s Book
25 Jul 2018

How to Start Creating Your Children’s Book

Have you ever said, “I’d really like to do a children’s book”? Do you find yourself saying it over and over again, while still not starting? We get it. It’s hard to know where to start. Children’s books seem so simple, but when you sit down to do it, what do you do first? It’s only 32 pages! How hard can it be?  It might...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor and Andrew Kaufman: Pro Photography — Webinar Recap
24 Jul 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor and Andrew Kaufman: Pro Photography — Webinar Recap

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor is a monthly webinar about all things book-making and self-publishing. This month we’re talking about the photography industry; how it has developed and what it takes to get your work into the world. If you missed our latest live webinar, don’t worry! We’ve got the entire thing recorded below. July: Pro Photography – An Inside Look Career paths in photography and photojournalism...

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Love in Layflat with Jared Platt
24 Jul 2018

Love in Layflat with Jared Platt

In the wedding photography industry, the impact of Layflat books is no secret. But Layflat Photo Books made with Blurb are opening up even more possibilities for photographers and their clients alike. Professional photographer Jared Platt tells us why. 1. How do Layflat Photo Books work with your kind of content? The wedding photography industry is predisposed to sell albums rather than books. We think in terms...

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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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