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#photobookjousting at Photobook NZ

The Photobook NZ Festival in March 2018 featured a debate about Instagram’s role in the future of photography publishing. We concluded that while the photo book is the superior format for encountering photographs, Instagram is an invaluable tool for photobook makers and self publishers to promote and sell their books.

This post was inspired by a debate I participated in at the second Photobook NZ Festival in Wellington. We concluded that while Instagram is not the future of photography publishing it is an invaluable tool for photobook makers and self publishers to promote and sell their books. I argued that the photo book is the more superior format for encountering and experiencing photographs due it’s physicality and long term accessibility, and my hot tip was that the hashtag #photobookjousting will get your New Zealand and Australian photo book seen by those that count. Read on for arguments from both sides of the debate …

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Books for photographers + photo collectives

Experience the finer details of portfolios we’ve recently printed for photographer Simon Harsent and Sydney-based artist collective, Photoplay Photography.

Before we get too far into the year we thought it timely to feature some of the portfolios we’ve printed for photographers and photography collectives in recent months. Getting your work seen is one of the biggest challenges for photographers today, and a beautifully edited selection of images in a book could make all the difference. Get inspired to create your fresh folio with some help from Simon Harsent, and Photoplay.

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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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The power of printed portfolios

We ask photography consultant Sally Brownbill and commercial photography duo, Image Workshop, whether printed portfolios still have a place in the digital era.

 

In an era dominated by social media and digital everything one might question whether it’s still necessary to print a photography portfolio and if so, what are the benefits. Photography consultant, Sally Brownbill and commercial photography studio, Image Workshop, advise on why printed folios have lasting power.

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