A photo book is a perfect way to get creative, and preserve a personal collection of memories. Ideal as a memento for weddings, naming days, holidays or any special event; photo books also make wonderful gifts for loved ones.
At Photo Solutions we can guide you throughout the process of putting together your photo book. Read through the information on this page to gather your ideas and come into our Totton store (no appointment needed). We will aid you in the process of creating the perfect repository for your memories.
Have any questions? Contact us and we'll be happy to help!
SIZES & PRICES
All our photo books have a hard back cover. You can choose the colour of the cover from
Cream, Red or Black!
TOP TIPS FOR THE COMPOSITION & DESIGN
OF YOUR PHOTO BOOK!
1. CHOOSING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS
Choosing your photos is the most important step in the creation of your photo book.
To begin with, think about how you can best 'set the scene', especially for big events like weddings. The aim is to share your experiences and make the audience feel like they are on a journey with you, through your eyes.
After you've set the scene you tend to have a choice
- do you want to go through events chronologically or tell the story in a different way? See what calls out to you as you go through your collection, and remember that the choice is up to you!
2. SIZE IT UP! & STYLE IT UP!
Landscape, portrait or square? Large, medium, or small?
The amount of photographs you include on a spread should correlate with the size of your photo book. You also want your photo collection to 'fit' and be accessible in your day-to-day life. A gorgeous yet gigantic photo book that needs to be stored in the loft won't get the attention it deserves. Choose your size according to where you want to keep your book.
Gloss or matte paper?
Think about the surface and weight of the paper you would envision your prints on. Gloss and matte finish both have a specific feel (we can show you samples to help you choose).
3. VARY YOUR LAYOUT!
Make your photo book exciting and use various layouts, backgrounds and embellishments to create a spread that will keep the viewer hooked. Don't be afraid to play around with your compositions. Establish your focal point by enlarging one or two photos, with smaller supporting photos. And when styling the spreads it's helpful to think about the photographs which are posed and which are more candid.
4. REMEMBER - LESS IS MORE!
Do some of your photos shout at you to be highlighted?
The fewer the photos on a spread the more each photograph will shine and truly stand out, embodying & highlighting the moment you captured. A great way to bring focus to a unique photograph is to consider placing it on a single photo page, so that the photo becomes center stage.
Get creative using our in-store system to custom design your photo book!