Developing a Book-dummy PDF – part 2

In my previous article, I provided the stating frame work for creating a low resolution book-dummy using Blurb for publisher submissions or obtaining feedback from friends. For those who have used Burb to create a book pdf, you are probably aware of one of the major drawbacks that I discussed earlier; the resulting two-page spreads... Continue Reading →

Developing a Book-dummy PDF

First, fair warning, to cover this subject it is going to take a couple of posts, so this is the first of two. The second article is linked up here. As many of you know, I lead a book development workshop that gets into the nitty-gritty of defining a book project, the big edit of... Continue Reading →

Tighter Edit

Instant Nomad #4065 copyright Douglas Stockdale Editing a body of work and paring it down to manageable size is always daunting. I recall that while working on my book Ciociaria, I started with over 4,000 images and my initial goal was to distill that down to 100 for the final edit by the publisher. While... Continue Reading →

Book Cover Comp – What the Font?

I am currently in the midst of finalizing my book concept for Instant Nomad, my investigation of travel and anxiety, as I mentioned in my last post about testing photographs in my book-dummy. I have had some ideas of what my book cover might look like, but now realize that it was time to get... Continue Reading →

Instant Nomad – book dummy development

Instant Nomad #3779 copyright Douglas Stockdale The book-dummy for my Instant Nomad series is now into the next phase; testing various images to determine how to strength my narrative about travel and anxiety. Last week I was discussing and evaluating various staged photographs that I had created. I have considered using the photo above, which... Continue Reading →

Brainstorming at PhotoLA 2019

Studio E. R., copyright 2018 Mark Ruwedel Last weekend I had an opportunity to participate as a panelist for a discussion about photo books during PhotoLA 2019. A subject dear to my heart. As a result, I completed the hour and half drive up to Santa Monic for three of the four days for this... Continue Reading →

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