(Closed) Photo album questions

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our album is 26 pages and that was totally sufficient for us, but our wedding was pretty short–if you want “getting ready” pages and ceremony pages and bridal party pages and reception pages and the whole deal, it might be worth it to go bigger. It just depends on how many good pictures you have that you feel must be included.

As for the landscape cover, ask your photographer, if s/he is making it I’m sure they’ll have certain images they’d recommend for the cover if you want it to wrap around. You’re right that usually a big landscape with detail on the right edge works well.

I love cross binding landscapes in photo books. I personally don’t love inset pictures but I don’t think it’s necessarily a trendy sort of thing. I think it can be done well. Again, if it’s your photographer making it why don’t you just wait for them to put something together and then you can give your opinion about changes afterward?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We used 35 pages but some on pages had up to 8 picture per page and others were full page of one image. I think fitting more than one picture per side is just fine. Our albums are the second largest mypublisher has (11 x 13 maybe?) you can see plenty of detail.

I would say talk to your photographer and see what they say about your concerns

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@weeonebride:yea the spot color is very trendy and most pros agree that its not going to age well, many people don’t even like it now. I’m glad she giving you honest advice.

I find some of the really big books to be overwhelming, like people who sit you down and want you to watch 2 hours worth of vacation movies when you’d be happy to see a dozen pictures. Your wedding is big and important in your mind right now, but when you pick up your book in 10 years and just want to browse and remember are you really gonna want 50 pages? I know I won’t.

And I totally understand about wanting to pick your own images, I made my whole book myself because I couldn’t imagine giving all the control to someone else 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Industry average is around 2 to 2.5 images per page.  So 100 images on 50 pages is ok.  How big is your album?  If it’s smaller 10×10, you may want more full size pics and go with more pages, but if it’s a large album, you should be ok.  Our album is 16×16 with foldouts, so we have some landscape panos that are 16×32 🙂

Canvas cover?  I would go landscape……canvas is more for wall art IMO, and detail is lost in the printing.  It’s best viewed at a distance, esp with people’s faces…..so looking at it close up….I would go with a landscape, or just do a regular photocover.

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