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30 Photo Book Ideas to Get You Started
20 Aug 2018

30 Photo Book Ideas to Get You Started

Whether you’re setting out to make a personal memento or working on a professional creative project, there are a million different things you can do with your Photo Book. Here we consider some of the inspirational and original ways people have used their best images to create beautiful Photo Books to be treasured, shared, sold, and displayed. Idea #1 – Annual Yearbook Birthdays, reunions, vacations, renovations,...

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Daniel Milnor: Notes on Photography │Sahara
16 Aug 2018

Daniel Milnor: Notes on Photography │Sahara

Notes on Photography is a blog series all about images. Each month, Daniel Milnor revisits an old photograph and share his notes on what works within each shot, what he would do differently, and why. Image 4: Sahara, Morocco With a co-worker preparing for a trip to Morocco, I thought this image appropriate. It’s taken somewhere in the Sahara Desert, Morocco in the year 2000. It...

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Hit the Books: How to Take Photographs on the Road
14 Aug 2018

Hit the Books: How to Take Photographs on the Road

I have a long and interesting set of memories when it comes to road trips, both with family and with friends. There was the agonizing trip to the Football Hall of Fame when I was just a boy. All five of the Milnor family jammed in a miniature RV fit for two. My brother with his tape deck recording the family as we slowly unraveled...

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10 Online Resources & Websites to Help You Write Your Own Story
13 Aug 2018

10 Online Resources & Websites to Help You Write Your Own Story

Just like any craft or task, having the right tools for the job can make writing your own story much easier. There are myriad online resources and websites out there to help with every aspect of story writing, from plot development to editing. We’ve picked a few of our favorite websites to help you get started, improve your writing, develop your characters, and learn how...

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Behind the Book with Sylvie Lee
09 Aug 2018

Behind the Book with Sylvie Lee

When artist and designer Sylvie Lee began sketching the state flowers of America, it was simply a personal creative challenge to practice her drawing skills. Just a few months later, Sylvie’s botanical sketches have been transformed into a beautiful coloring book and set up for sale. We caught up with her to find out more about the journey from doodle to self-published coloring book. 1....

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The Enduring Power of Magazines
07 Aug 2018

The Enduring Power of Magazines

Every serious photographer wants a book. After all, historically, the book represents acceptance and credibility at the highest level. But right alongside the precious and almighty book lies the magazine, a simple yet strategic print vehicle, that even in 2018, has a true grip on the photographic community. I still encounter many young photographers who, when questioned about their future, reply “I want to be...

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