Here is a new post about my 5 favourite things to add to travel photo books. As you know, I travel quite a lot and I take lots of photos during my holidays, and this was what primarily got me into creating photo books. Travel books are a great way to preserve memories in a cool journal like style. So here are my 5 favourite tips for you:
- MAPS: There is no travel book without a map. The world is huge and you want to be able to locate where you were, so a route map is a great introduction to your photos. There are so many ways to create a map (I’ll post more on this later), you can use photo softwares like iPhoto, map websites like GoogleMaps or ScribbleMaps or be really creative and do it Photoshop. It doesn’t matter which platform you use as long as you can nicely represent your journey from beginning to end.
- Fact Sheet/Memorabilia: If you want to go a bit further and put a bit more detail into your introduction, it’s a nice idea to create a facts box. Just a little frame including basic information about your trip (miles flown, airlines used, hotels you stayed in, money spent, temperature) and the country you visited (flag, language they speak, how many people live there, money etc..). If you want a more “scrapbook” look, scan in your boarding passes and tickets or stamps from your passport and include those too. Some photo book companies (Mixbook), allow you to create visa stamps :
- Day numbers: Keep track of time in your photo book. It’s a good idea to place day numbers or dates on the pages so you know when things happened. It could also look like an itinerary.
- Stories: This one is quite obvious, but I know many people who create travel books without a single word written in it… You would be surprised how quickly you can forget little details and anecdotes, so make sure you write them down nicely.
- Layouts: When you travel, there is so much beauty to see that I’m sure you all have great landscape images. Let these photos breathe, give them space, a full page or even a double page spread. You want to represent the immensity that the eyes can see.
If you have any questions leave them in the comments or contact me. Make sure to watch the video too!