Click the photo below to see large size – that is my recently published photo book! Fresh off the press! My book! Pictures don’t lie do they?
…so what if it is just me publishing me – I still had a book published!
I find while travelling and shooting that people I meet are always very interested in seeing my work; last time I decided that I should bring some sort of mini portfolio with me and might even make some sales that way. So I simply used one of the online ‘create your own photobook’ services to print a compact portfolio book for travelling. I used the company MyPhotoBook as I had read great things about them and they offered a small 15×20 size book, perfect for travelling. Blurb.com is another service getting good reviews, but they didn’t have the compact book I wanted.
See photo on the right for some sample pages (and why I’ll never make a living doing product photography. I couldn’t light a scene to safe my life, I depend on the sun). Print quality is actually quite good and the paper is very nice. Quite heavy paper with a nice semi-gloss finish. Colours are spot-on, for 4-colour press printing I am actually very impressed by how accurate the colours are. The prints could be sharper though, perhaps due to the small size of the photos.
My book! Even though it’s me publishing me it’s still rather nice to browse my own book! Certainly inspires me to print a much larger book – and one day see my books in a bookshop with customers queuing round the block! Hey it could happen. Well, I can dream anyway!