Not only can you give a book as a gift this holiday season, but you can also give the gift of bookmaking with How to Make a Gorgeous Photo Book, full of photography and book design advice from renowned photographers and professional designers.
The book on its own can be ordered for $37.95, but we think a great way to kick-start the creativity this holiday season is with the Photo Book Gift Set, which includes How to Make a Gorgeous Photo Book and a $35 Blurb gift card for just $59, saving you $13.95 in the process.
Our expert, creative network did an amazing job bringing photography and design techniques to life — pick up a copy as a holiday gift; the creatives in your life will thank you. Below are the chapters of the book, followed by an intro to the folks who contributed.
Chapter 1: Take the right photography
Chapter 2: Editing and preparing your story
Chapter 3: Layout, typography, and final touches
Chapter 4: Exploring your creativity
And here’s who contributed:
Darius Himes is the founder of Radius Books and Lead Judge for Photography.Book.Now. Darius’s background in photography, publishing, and Blurb books makes him uniquely qualified to speak on what makes a great book.
Dan Milnor is a photographer who specializes in long-term, black and white documentary work, and has made more Blurb books than we can count. His knowledge of and passion for photography and books will arm anyone with the right set of tools to start making beautiful books.
Brigitte Carnochan is a photographer, and a photography instructor at Stanford. Her work has been featured in galleries and magazines all over the world, and recently on the covers of Camera Arts and Silvershotz, among others.
Mat Thorne is an artist and designer from West Virginia who now lives and works in New York City. He has worked closely with the Maine Media Workshop for years, and has done several workshops and panels with Blurb. His makes book design concepts simple and accessible for anyone.
Chad Jennings is a founding employee and VP of Customer Insight at Blurb. He’s also an amazing designer, and knows the ins and outs of photo books like nobody’s business. His business being Blurb, of course, for the past five years.