There are so many factors to consider when choosing a format and a printer for your photo book, but what are the best options for your project? To make your decision process easier and help you avoid pitfalls, we’ve compiled some questions to ask yourself and your supplier so you can get as close as possible to your perfect match. You can narrow down the options quickly by answering these questions: what print quality do I want? How many copies do I need? What’s my budget? What binding do I want? And what size should it be?
Momento Pro was honoured to produce this custom collector’s edition book and box set for British war photojournalist Tim Page. Nam Contact is an epic retrospective of his unseen black-and-white Vietnam War pictures encompassing an oversized 448-page book, a reproduction of a 1966 Kodak flexographic box with an insert for a loupe, and an embossed folio case for a signed and numbered print. Learn about its creation in Will Shipton’s article, Nam Contact: Symphonic coda to Tim Page’s Vietnam, originally published in Inside Imaging on 16 April 2021.
If you’re keen to extend the photographic skills and creativity of your camera club members, consider hosting an annual photo book competition. Through the process of transforming a series of photographs into a book, they’ll refine their photo editing skills, learn about sequencing, layout and design, and improve their visual storytelling.
To make setting up a competition an easy process, we’ve created a How To Host A Photobook Competition Guide as well as a Photobook Competition webpage template, and profiled some winners of existing club comps below. If you’re inspired, feel free to hit us up for a voucher prize too.
Paper Journal is an online and print magazine that presents the best in contemporary visual arts and photography, care of contributors from Melbourne, London, NYC and around the world. In support of the Awards, founder and editor, Patricia Karallis, published interviews with the Australia and New Zealand Photobook Award 2019 winners at paper-journal.com.