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‘Interview With A Cockatoo (Or Two)’ by Leila Jeffreys

When publishers didn’t take up the offer to produce her bird book, Australian fine-art photographer Leila Jeffreys decided to go it alone and self publish with Momento Pro. She felt that a photo book was an affordable format for her fans that didn’t diminish the value of her fine art prints.

 

Leila Jeffreys is one of a few Australian photographers who is equally adored by fine art collectors as she is by creatives, stylists and the general public. Her striking bird portrait series have universal appeal, and we were delighted to help her produce her first photo book, Interview With A Cockatoo (Or Two). Read on to find out why she self published and what contributed to the books success.

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Because albums should be for forever

This blog post is inspired by two facts: 1. Print is the only photo format guaranteed to be accessible in generations to come, and; 2. People buy what they see. Read on to learn how easy it can be to sell albums to your wedding and portrait clients, and what the best samples to present to them are.

Any printed product will be accessible for longer than any digital file, and it’s important to educate your clients on this fact, so they can keep their personal photos ‘forever’ too. Maybe you’ll have a file in 50 years, but will you have the medium to read and display it? By advising them of the permanence of print you are helping them, and your album sales.

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Promote your business with a book

Print is not dead, and these bespoke corporate publications prove that print can often be a more appropriate and influential format for promotional activities than digital, as long as the individual elements – paper, binding, cover and finishes – are suitable for the purpose of the book and the brand’s values.

Photo books can be used for all kinds of purposes and one application we see more of as the year draws to a close is bespoke publications for corporate promotions. In this blog we look at three examples created for The Woolmark Company, Sony and ENGIE. Each project had its unique brand values and marketing objectives to achieve, which was clearly reflected in the materials they chose to use. Read on to find out why they selected particular sizes, papers and finishes, and the effect they had on the book.

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Portfolios that are bound to grab attention

There’s an art to crafting a portfolio that captures the essence of a photographer’s work, and makes it stand out from the crowd. NZ photography consultant, Christina Force, and commercial photographer Janyon Boshoff offer advice on how to successfully land new clients and jobs with a curated folio.

To help us figure how to create a portfolio that will grab the attention of agencies and editors, we’ve called upon Auckland-based photography consultant, Christina Force and Sydney-based food and advertising photographer Janyon Boshoff.

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