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First Name: 
Matthew
Last Name: 
Schmidt
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Subscribed to SoFoBoMo 2016

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I took a workshop from Freeman Patterson and Andre Gallant in June 2009. The culmination of the workshop was an individual project based on a theme provided by Freeman and Andre. We received our assigned theme on Thursday evening, just before dinner. All of our images had to be taken after dinner on Thursday and completed by 12:30 on Friday. The final presentations were given at 10:00 on Saturday.

My project theme was "How Towels Make Love." I knew it would be difficult to create 15 images to represent the theme, but I was not prepared for how inspired I would become. Soon I was moving the towels all over the area around the St. Martins Country Inn and photographing them in new scenes. In the end I had many more images than I needed and it was necessary to pare them down to a series that made sense.

I was personally quite surprised at how much each of us were able to put together in such a short time period.

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This resource has some great articles about creating photo books. It demonstrates a range of applications you can use to make your book.

Printed Books

Articles

An in-depth article by Rudy Rucker on the steps he's gone through to make a high quality photo book - http://www.rudyrucker.com/blog/2010/02/08/making-a-high-quality-picture-book/

A quick-read article covering the selection of a POD publisher by Kevin Kelley - Cool Tools - http://kk.org/cooltools/blurb-lulu/ (a bit dated now)

A wonderful article describing how to use Lightroom to create your photo book by Scott Kelby - http://layersmagazine.com/create-a-photographic-story-in-lightroom-with-photo-books.html

A fine article on creating a book in Lightroom by Michael Archambault of Peta Pixel - http://petapixel.com/2015/09/28/how-to-create-a-photo-book-in-lightroom-and-send-it-to-print/

Videos

A quick guide to using iPhoto to produce a PDF format photo book brought to you by Lynda.com - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7j1B2_0aIs

Publish On Demand

Detailed article on producing a quality photo book PDF to print on Blurb by Allen Murabayashi at Photoshelter - http://blog.photoshelter.com/2009/08/making-an-awesome-photo-book/

Blurb's own instructions on creating a printed book from a PDF - http://www.blurb.com/pdf-to-book

If you don't have a copy of Adobe InDesign or Adobe Lightroom, Blurb has some options for creating your book. - http://www.blurb.com/bookmaking-tools

Ebooks

PDF Labs brief instructions on creating an Ebook reader compatible photo book. - https://www.pdflabs.com/blog/enjoy-photos-on-nook-or-kindle-using-pdf-albums/

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