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Create Your Own Photo Book by Petra Vogt

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Chapter 3 Shooting and Selecting Your Photos

> Shooting Specifically for a Photo Book

> Scanning Images and Other Printed Materials

> Sourcing Image Material

> Selecting Your Images

> Optimizing Your Image Settings

Shooting Specifically for a Photo Book

The creation of every great photo book begins with a photo shoot. The basic criteria that qualify photos for use in a photo book are no different from those that apply elsewhere—e.g., they need to have sufficient contrast, a strong composition, an interesting subject, and they need to be in focus. However, when you are shooting specifically for a photo book, you need to take extra care with your choice of subject.

Suitable Subjects

When we are out taking photos in everyday situations, we generally ...

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