Aesthetic Photo Book: 4 Ways to Make a Photo Album Beautiful
- What is an Aesthetic Photo Book?
- Judge an Aesthetic Photo Book by its Cover
- Size and Shape Appeal
- Aesthetic Photo Book Paper Matters
- Flat Out Gorgeous
- So Many Styles!
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Photo albums and photo books aren’t reserved solely for weddings or exist as just some way to show a bunch of snapshots. An aesthetic photo book can be used to showcase your excellent photography across multiple genres of art.
The trick is to make the photo book exciting and include the best images you have for whatever type of photography it will showcase. We want any wedding photography book or photo album to be top quality and beautiful. Still, we can also create an aesthetic photo book from all the different styles of photography we produce.
Adorama’s premium photo printing service Printique has the tools, materials, and expertise to provide you with an aesthetic photo book in multiple and varied styles and sizes.
Table of Contents:
What is an Aesthetic Photo Book?
First, let’s define what an aesthetic photo book might be.
A definition of “aesthetic” includes the ideals of appreciating beauty, taste, and what makes something desirable. It relates to and affects the viewer, causing a response of feelings, emotions, or moods from the viewer.
When designing an aesthetic photo book, we want the result not merely to be beautiful because our photos are already amazing! But the presentation of those images should add to the overall experience of appreciating the art.
We may initially think of a gorgeous wedding photo album when considering aesthetic photo books, which is natural. However, we can use photo books to present our outstanding photo images.
Some other great ideas are travel books, cookbooks, photo stories, or family portraits. Likewise, architecture, vacation memoirs, nature and wildlife, and sports photography lend themselves well to an aesthetic photo book. You can even use one of these photo books as a portfolio of your talent for a sales tool in a photography business.
From the Printique YouTube Channel, here is a tutorial covering how to order your aesthetic photo books from the Printique labs:
So now let’s go over what choices we can make when designing and ordering from Printique our own aesthetic photo books.
Judge an Aesthetic Photo Book by its Cover
The first thing noticed by anyone looking at a book is its cover. Printique’s photo books use the cover to attract attention and give a preview of what’s inside, an invitation to come in, as it were.
The aesthetic photo book covers from Printique can be ordered in softcover or hardcover, fabric or leather, and in various colors. The fabric covers can have a photo mounted in the inset, and the leather photo albums have optional custom embossing.
You can choose a wrap-around cover, where the image is seamlessly printed on the front, across the spine, and onto the back. You can also have text printed on the photo book, such as a family name or the theme of the aesthetic photo book.
Size and Shape Appeal
What size and shape should your aesthetic photo book be? The format of your aesthetic photo book can range from small to coffee table book size, and there are square options and rectangular shapes in both portrait and landscape orientations.
Some fun options include mini photo books that can easily be gifted to people involved in an event such as a wedding, or for whatever reason an aesthetic photo book might be appropriate as a gift item.
Aesthetic Photo Book Paper Matters
The simple fact of the matter is photo books look better when printed on photo paper than books printed on regular press paper not specially designed for showing photographs. The right paper enhances the appeal of our aesthetic photo book in that the images look sharper, the colors truly pop, and those emotions we spoke of earlier are heightened.
Some easily noticeable differences between photo paper and press paper are that the pages in aesthetic photo books made by Printique are thicker, feel more substantial, and are far less prone to damage by folding or tearing. You also can choose from six photo paper finishes, from glossy to deep matte.
Flat Out Gorgeous
This feature is a huge part of what makes the difference between a regular photo book and an aesthetic photo book…
All photo books from Printique come in a lay-flat design. Lay-flat means exactly what it sounds like - the book is bound so the pages don’t curl up when opened, but rather lay completely flat.
As you look at your aesthetic photo book, your photographs are perfectly displayed. There are no bulges, no apparent seams for photos spanning two pages, and no gutters or valleys in the open book. It's just your lovely photos. The lay-flat design is a specialty at Printique!
So Many Styles!
Using Printique’s online editor PixPublisher and the scores of templates available, your aesthetic photo book can be adjusted and enhanced into exactly what you have envisioned. Whether the images you’re printing are of an elegant wedding or a collection of family travel spots, your photo book can be an aesthetic photo book with printing options from Printique!