Darran Leal is a wild life and wild places photographer who runs the second oldest photo tour company in the world. Recently we printed his ‘photographic legacy’ book titled Wild Visions, so we’ve asked him to provide some guidelines for anyone else wanting to create a portfolio or photo book of your images that span years and possibly decades.
Melbourne photographer Eric Ronald has won the AIPP Australian Album of the Year Award in 2017, 2018 and 2019, not only due to his cinematic photography skills, but his careful planning, shooting with intention, and skill in laying out the photos and pages to maximise emotion and tell the full story of the couple’s day. Read on for enlightenment.
This article was written by Peter Eastway and originally published in the AIPP Journal July 2019 edition.
This is a photo essay that will make your heart melt, and will hopefully inspire you and your clients to print the photos that you care about so you can enjoy them for a lifetime.
“Connie is living testament that we should hold photographs in our hands and celebrate them for as long as we breathe.” – The Beautiful Collective
While many may prefer the family slide night to remain a thing of the past, it’s rare to find people who don’t enjoy flicking through the wedding album of their parents or grandparents to see how they scrubbed up on their special day. It wasn’t until the arrival of the digital camera that albums were relegated to the status of ‘french fries’ in wedding photography packages, and the upcoming Album Atelier workshop may help reinstate the album to ‘essential’ if your mission is to generate profit, reduce work hours and provide a record that will last for generations.