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Photography tip: Shooting for Photobooks

February 29, 2008

Recently professional photographer Ryan Brenizer blogged about photography tips for shooting photobooks. I think his tips are quite useful to digital scrapbookers, and I’d like to add one of my own to his suggestions.

If you are planning on creating a cover with a photo book company that allows full wrap covers (like Viovio) seriously consider taking the time to take a panoramic image specifically to use for the cover.

For example, here is the cover of a book I created for a recent cruise vacation. I shot the picture from the top of a mountain, and had to crop a bit to get it close enough which did degrade the image a bit – but it was worth it to have an establishing shot that included the ship.

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2 comments

  1. wow, thanks for all the helpful info!


  2. That book cover looks awesome. Really gorgeous. Thanks for the link. Neat idea to make your photo book really stand out.



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