Create Your Own Photo Book by Petra Vogt, rockynook
Out of the crap produced by the zillions of telephone lenses and digital cameras, a few photographs deserve some attention. A better idea than the shoe box or the traditional album is the photo book. An ever better idea is this book which provides enough guidance to make a well-designed book without being a specialist for graphic design and using one of the 5 or 6 printing houses operating in the US.
This book was originally published in Europe where there are much more print providers and where this market is currently exploding. It may help developing the market of photo books here, beyond the 24-page booklet of the last newborn or prom.
Buy this book if you want to invest significant time in your production: Besides layouting, you may also need to edit each single picture.
BTW, this publisher has several titles targetted at the serious photographer. Among others, I frequently refer to the book on fine arts printing, and the one on scanning photos and films, both written with german acumen.
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