Wedding Photo Book
Creating one’s own Wedding Website is the smart solution for anyone with a large family spread all over the world and wanting to stay in control of their name, content and – in this case – wedding photography – which is not the case with Social Media websites as everyone knows by now. However, besides the virtual world of the Internet there is the very physical, material world we live in and a Wedding Photo Book is something that can be looked at and passed along from generation to generation as was and is the case in our family and most probably in your’s as well.
Wedding Photo Book
Many wedding photographers offer a “Wedding Photo Book” or “Wedding Album” as part of their major package – and it makes sense! They usually work with templates into which the photos taken at the wedding are placed chronologically.
While my focus over the past years has been strictly online, it now shifts back to include print media as well. Having created many catalogues, books and posters (especially for Art, Culture and Architecture, Culinary and Kids), well before digital times, this meant diving into new programs, especially ADOBE InDesign, and learning the basics. This lead to the first Wedding Photo Book version – under extreme time pressure that left no room for much experimenting – but that forced me to learn and act fast and that allowed me to fulfill a task in a very attractive way.
When comparing the online and offline methodology for publications there are fundamental differences. When we edit a picture for the online environment, i.e. for the web – we want it to be as light as possible while keeping as much quality as possible, so we save it at resolution 72; for print it has to be 300 dpi, no matter what! While online we work with a .jpg or a .png in RGB, for print it’s in CMYK … and the big lesson here is also that while your low-end digital camera is perfect for the screen, you need a quality photo camera to take quality pictures for print, fullstop!
The pictures here show screenshots of the spread in ADOBE InDesign (above) and the very good PDF proofs at the top and below (single pages) that show how the page in the printed book should look, although that then depends again on the choice of paper and the inks used.
An interesting journey! With the incredible possibilities to print at affordable prices today – unthought of in the ‘old days’ – we all can write, edit and publish our own book today!
That’s a kind of freedom I like!