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Daniel Milnor: Notes on Photography │Glamis Dunes
25 Sep 2018

Daniel Milnor: Notes on Photography │Glamis Dunes

Notes on Photography is a blog series all about images. Each month, Daniel Milnor will revisit an old photograph and share his notes on what works within each shot, what he would do differently, and why. Image 5: Glamis Dunes This photograph is part of a project titled “Man vs Nature,” which I worked on for roughly six years. This project allowed me to photograph...

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Hit the Books: True to Type
24 Sep 2018

Hit the Books: True to Type

Even if you are making an image-heavy Photo Book, you will probably use captions, titles, or subtitles to help define your photos. The legibility and arrangement or design of this text is a crucial part of your book’s design and has a big impact on how people experience your images. Here Dan Milnor shares some best practices and tips on how to use typography effectively...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Book Layout & Design Ideas | Webinar Recap
19 Sep 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Book Layout & Design Ideas | Webinar Recap

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor is a monthly webinar about all things book-making and self-publishing. In this webinar, we explore the foundations of good book design using examples of page layouts and spreads from Dan’s own collection. If you missed our latest live webinar, don’t worry! We’ve got the entire thing recorded below. August: Book Layout & Design Ideas How your work dictates page design The recommended...

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Book Layout & Design Ideas: Layout 5
18 Sep 2018

Book Layout & Design Ideas: Layout 5

This blog series is designed to provide some basic book design ideas for your books, magazines, or ebooks. The spreads you see here, and the added notes, are not meant to be reflections of perfect book design or book layout, only a baseline from which to begin your own book journey. Layout 5 Image 5.1 This is my favorite layout of the three, and I’m paying...

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Quick Typography Tips for Non-Designers
12 Sep 2018

Quick Typography Tips for Non-Designers

Consciously or unconsciously, typography communicates to us every day. The visual appearance of your words is crucial to the communication of information and ideas; the arrangement of letters on a page enables learning and conveys meaning in an important way. As a book creator, you can harness the power of typography to give your work more impact. Typography refers to the style, arrangement, and appearance of...

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What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In
11 Sep 2018

What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In

Your book layout will tie together your photo and text elements to draw in your reader and lead their eyes across the page. It isn’t about just what looks good. The key is to make the reader look at the right elements in the right order so that they understand the ideas you’re trying to communicate. But how do you place your photos and text...

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