Here’s the current scene at Blurb: People are participating in a “Homeliest Holiday Sweater” contest. Revelers are getting giddy. Office gift baskets have been raided. Projects are being finalized. Laptops are getting packed up for four days away from our desks.
Before we take some time off for the holidays, we wanted to kick around the idea of “think book” and remind you to carry your camera everywhere this weekend. After all, you’re probably going to be around friends and family, or out and about doing what you love, and that might inspire a few book ideas.
Here are some tips to help you think book:
• Approach your photography with an eye towards telling a story – each shot has the potential to become part of your best book yet.
• Take some photos with the book’s cover in mind.
• Take establishing shots to set a scene. Hint: Try shots that you may not have otherwise considered, like the gift boxes before and after being opened or the dinner table before everyone sits down to eat.
• Invite the people you’re with to add photos and help make a Community Book.
• Capture the details by taking notes – you can use them for captions or descriptive copy.
Whatever you celebrate and whatever you do, whether you’re buried in snow or staring at a plastic snowman standing in 81 degree weather, we hope you enjoy the long weekend, and think book. And if you feel like it, tell us what you’re up to.
We’ll see you on Wednesday, December 26.