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Preserving a creative project in a photo book

Respected photographer Greg Sullavan explains his journey from photography enthusiast to photography educator to photo book creator. He offers tips on preparing files and using Momento Pro’s software to preserve his Norfolk Island series in a photo book.

Greg Sullavan and his fellow photography mentors, Jay Collier and Scott Stramyk, are the Photographers Collective. Libby and Geoff from Momento Pro have teamed up with the trio to host a workshop on Norfolk Island later this year and we’d love you to join them. Get a sneak peek of what to expect below, and read on to learn about Greg’s journey from photography enthusiast to photography educator to photo book creator. He also shares his experience of preserving a personal photographic project in a photo book.

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How to create a photographic legacy

This post is for dedicated photographers who’ve taken thousands of photos over the last few years or decades. Australian wildlife photographer, Darran Leal explains how he created the ultimate photo book that celebrates his photography career.

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.

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How to score a photobook publishing deal

Securing a photo book deal with a major trade publisher is rare but Australian animal photographer, Peter Sharp, did just that. Here he shares his experience for others to learn how to pitch, negotiate and navigate a photo book deal of their own.

Peter Sharp is a Sydney photographer who has printed albums for his animal portrait photography business with Momento Pro for many years. When he shared his desire to publish a photo book, we recognised that his project had legs due it accessible and popular subject matter.

We advised on how he could self publish his book, and also put him in touch with local publishers, professional designers and industry experts. In October 2018 he scored a major publishing deal for Lost but Found, and he kindly shares the details of successfully securing and navigating his way through below.

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‘Permission to Belong’ by Tammy Law

Tammy Law’s artist book, ‘Permission To Belong,’ is the winner of the 2018 Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award People’s Choice prize. The book received 57 of the 268 votes submitted by visitors to the exhibition over the last eight months. Its creation involved years of research with the Koren community, input from local and international mentors, and each of the 95 copies takes a painstaking six hours to print and bind. Congrats Tammy!

Brisbane-based artist Tammy Law has won the 2018 Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award – People’s Choice prize of $500 cash and $1,500 Momento Pro print credit. Her book, Permission To Belong, attracted 57 of the 268 People’s Choice votes collected over the last eight months as the Award exhibition travelled through Australia and New Zealand. This recognition is in addition to the book’s shortlisting in the 2018 Singapore International Photo Festival, and selection for exhibition at Photo Bangkok 2018, and in  Photobook As Object during Photobook New Zealand in March 2018.

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