Personal Book Projects

May 10, 2018

Personal photography books have been very popular in the last few years. Anyone can print a book of their own work with excellent results.

That said, I recently completed a book project with Jane Ebaugh called "Path to Healing." Meant more as a memento than a commercial project, this book captures a specific project we worked on. Go to my gallery called CTI (Care through Touch) to read the story behind the project.

This is not just a book with photographs, but there are stories that accompany the images. While this was an exciting project, it was also a lot of work - choosing the right photographs, writing the stories, editing, proofing, etc. With each 'test print' of the book, there were always corrections, edits, and changes that needed to be made. Like photography, everything may look OK on the screen, but once it is printed there are often details that need to be corrected or improved.

We used Apple Books. While I like to support Apple, I do not feel their photo books are of a professional quality. Additionally, their templates are very limited and their support leaves much to be desired.

There are many other companies that specialize in printing personal book. I would be inclined to look elsewhere for my next project. However, I would encourage anyone thinking of creating an art book to give it a try - it's a real learning experience!


Keywords
Archive
January (1) February March April May June July August (1) September October November December
January February March April May (1) June July August September October November December