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Wedding Album design wisdom

Some of our wedding photographers share their wisdom on wedding album design, visual storytelling and the effortless approach to selling photo prints.

This post celebrates the launch of our new Flush Mount Albums, a format that has become increasingly popular with wedding photographers over the past few years. During that time we’ve tested all possible printers, papers and binding options so we can now offer an Australian made inkjet-printed, Cotton Rag album to archival and world-class standards. Not all photographers include an album in their package because they don’t have the time or skills to design them, so we’ve curated a gallery of stunning examples and some words of wisdom to inspire your imagination and sales pitch.

 

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APPA Photography Book Awards 2016

Geiko & Maiko of Kyoto by Robert van Koesveld won the AIPP APPA Photography Book Award 2015 and entries are now open until 11 August for the 2016 Awards. Enter now.

 

Geiko & Maiko of Kyoto by West Australian photographer Robert van Koesveld won the Australian Institute of Professional Photography’s APPA Photography Book Award 2015, and entries are now open again for the 2016 Awards but only until 11 August.

This photo book presents a series of portraits of geisha in a stunning design that incorporates patterns lifted directly from their exquisite costumes, along with complementary images and information about the cultural rituals and service network that allows the art form to live on.

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The rise of New Zealand photobooks

The inaugural Photobook New Zealand Festival 2016 and NZ Photobook of the Year Awards 2015 brought together photographers, designers and publishers, and showcased their work to the growing local and international photo book loving community.

Photobook festivals and fairs are now such a fixture of the international photography scene that one could spend their whole year trekking to an event in a different country every week. In March this year, New Zealand, joined the circuit when it hosted  the inaugural Photobook New Zealand festival from 11-13 March at Massey University, Wellington. The event was co-presented by a group of Photoforum NZ affiliates with Momento Pro sponsorship, and established and emerging photographers came out in droves, confirming that the production of photo books is alive and well in Aotearoa.

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Sam Harris: The End, the Beginning and the Middle of Somewhere

West Australian based photographer Sam Harris independently published his photo book, “The Middle Of Somewhere” with Ceiba Foto. It won multiple awards including the Australian Photobook of the Year 2015 People’s Choice Award. This blog post outlines Sam’s experience with self publishing and trade publishing a photography book.

The End refers to the end of Sam’s career as a commercial photographer in London, the Beginning to his new life free from a regular day job, to fatherhood, and a 12-year journey through India to Western Australia. And the Middle refers to The Middle of Somewhere, Sam’s personal photo project that grew into an independently published book that won multiple awards including a Lucie Award 2015, and most recently the People’s Choice for the Australian Photobook of the Year Awards 2015.

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