I finally finished the Pacific Coast Highway photo book last week. About time! So obviously, I’m feeling like I’ve become somewhat of a pro in travel photo books. (Ha!) I mentioned in a previous post, I had taken about 2500+ pictures during our weeklong trip (because I’m that photographer). How did I whittle that down to 200 pictures to fit in a 136-page book? Here are a few things I took into consideration:
I included images that….
I was proud of
Brings back fond memories
Is a place that I’d be happy to revisit and see over (and over) again
Triggers some sort of emotion
I just felt like including…no other reason (it is my photo book after all!)
On the flip side, I excluded pictures from the book when:
I had no reason to add them other than feeling like I had to include them.
They fit the “embarrassing images” category. [If you think I’m showing you an example here, you’re crazy.]
I didn’t feel feel like I needed to share with others (e.g. my pregnancy bump pictures. But who wants to see those pictures anyway?). While your photo book is personal, people will (want to) see it. Keep that in mind before including pictures that you don’t want others to see.
What about you? What would you include or exclude from your travel photo book?