So today I picked up some test prints I ordered from uni to try out 3 different sizes for my exhibition print. I ordered an A2, A1 and an A0 and I’m struggling to decide on which one I prefer! I’ve ruled out A2 because I feel this size would be more suitable if I… Continue reading Size Testing!
Yesterday was an exciting day for me – not only did my Blurb book arrive but so did a pack of paper samples from The Print Space. The pack included A4 samples of 6 different Gicleé papers and 5 C-Type papers – I was impressed with the quality of them all and I know it’s… Continue reading Paper Sampling
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the first proper draft book I had put together for my FMP. Since then, the book has changed so many times that I’ve actually lost count how many versions there have been! The cover, title and size of the book have stayed the same but the… Continue reading Final Draft Book
I have finally got round to printing off my first draft book for my FMP. I have been playing around with layouts and designs for a while now but it has really helped to print the pages off and actually see how the book might feel and look in real life. This draft is just… Continue reading Draft Book
Today I have been researching potential book designers & printers in preparation for the photo book I want to produce as part of my FMP. There are loads of options out there, many of which now offer online book design or software you can download to design the books on your own PC. Here’s a… Continue reading Book Design & Publishing
This weeks group seminar was a really helpful one with some great feedback on my latest FMP work and ideas for my book layout. Yesterday morning after the Adobe and BIPP talks we had past student Alex Stapleton come in and tell us about her experience in final year. Alex graduated last year and she… Continue reading Group Seminar
Last week Liam recommended a book to me called ‘The Shipping forecast’ by Mark Power. It was his first photo book and it shows a series of images taken in all 31 sea areas around Britain, captioned with the shipping forecast for the day each one was taken. It’s quite an interesting body of work and… Continue reading The Shipping Forecast