How To Organize Your Photo Book | Part II


Book Layout: Choose the orientation that best fits the style of the images you plan to publish in your book.

If most of your images were shot vertically then you want to choose a portrait orientation for your book so that the majority of the pages will depict a full image.

If most of your work is created horizontally then landscape orientation is the best choice.

For images created with wide angle lenses (wider than the normal landscape photographs) follow the image shape by selecting a wider landscape orientation for your book  in order to avoid having  a strip for an image in the center of the pages.

This way you add impact to your images and deliver a better viewer experience.


Start a master digital folder for your book project

Add sub-folders

Written content: For your book’s introduction, foreword, write up, credits & book information, captions and any other text you may add to your photo book.

To do notes: For all the missing tasks, new ideas, and items you need to follow up on.

Chapters folder: With sub-folders for images and text (if applies) for each chapter of your book.



Next week: Photography Book Project | Organizing Your Written Content 



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Photography Book Projects | Images & Titles



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Although photography alone can tell a good part of the story, there are other factors that artists often overlook.

During their search for the best light or the truth, photographers sweat in the heat and shrivel in the cold.  They smell the stench and enjoy the aroma of flowers. They are welcomed and frowned upon. The experiences of being there and the desire to tell the story carried on by pride for their labor of love and expectations that when finalized, the work will be fair to the subject and make a difference, can be overwhelming.

A fresh eye is necessary to organize the delivery of that material, in a fashion that is easy to follow, and yet has impact, by holding the spectators’ attention to the message one wishes to convey. This is when a curator comes into place. Unattached, the curator selects images aiming to promote engagement and consequently readers’ awareness.

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Images are delivered with titles and in sequence – primes on top


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It is common to see words out of context in automatically translated texts.  I will review the text and adjust the discrepancies as needed, in your already published website, book, or project. 

This service covers the review of multiple pages on a website or in a book.  Pages like about page, home page, and other pages that are NOT a full text or article pages.


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All the services I offer can be used in the process of publishing a website, project, or a book.  I’m NOT a website designer.

I can suggest titles for images (artwork), projects, series, chapters, and books that are descriptive and engaging.


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