Posts Tagged ‘photobook’

Go Behind the Scenes at the Largest Pro Photo Lab in the United States

Miller’s Professional Imaging is the largest professional photo lab in the United States, with facilities in Pittsburg, Kansas and Columbia, Missouri that offer a slew of printing services for hobbyists, semi-pro and professional photographers alike. In the above video, Chris Marquardt of Photography Tips from the Top Floor treats us to a behind the scenes look at the company’s 40,000 square-foot facility in Columbia, MO. Read more…

Photographer Travels the World Taking Pictures of Abandoned Airplane Wrecks

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For his project “Happy End,” German photographer Dietmar Eckell has travelled all over the world to find and photograph abandoned airplane wreckages with positive endings. That last part may seem like a paradox, but all of the 15 wreckages Eckell has shot actually do have happy endings: no one on board died, and they were all rescued from the remote locations where they crash landed.

Now, after completing this mammoth project and producing some extraordinary pictures, he wants to put together a coffee table photo book that tells and (obviously) illustrates these stories, and he’s turned to crowdfunding site Indiegogo for help. Read more…

CEO Chooses Wildlife Photography and Philanthropy Over Retirement

Over the course of his 40+ year business career, Brian Hampton took the lead as CEO of 5 successful companies. Through it all, however, he had a passion for photography that never waned. And so, now that he’s retired from the business world and has time to spend pursuing that passion, he’s turned what was once a hobby into an incredibly successful wildlife photography career — as long as you don’t equate making money with success. Read more…

The Print Quality Across Various Editions of “American Photographs”

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Walker Evans’ famous photo book “American Photographs” was first published in 1938. Since then, the book has been released in new editions every 25 years or so. Although the photos contained within its covers have remained the same, the processes and technologies used to print the photos have evolved over time, causing each edition to be every so slightly different from the others.
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Mosaic Turns Your iPhone Pictures into Beautiful Cookie-Cutter Photo Books

Back in September, we wrote that there was a new service by photo-book company Mixbook called Mosaic on the way. New details have been unveiled that offer a better look at how the service will work. In short: it’s an iPhone app that’s designed to make turning your photos into photo books as easy and as affordable as possible.
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Photobook of North American Indians Set to Fetch Millions at Auction

Behold: one of the rarest photobooks in the world. What you’re looking at is an exceedingly rare complete set of American photographer Edward S. Curtis’ book The North American Indian. It contains 772 large-format photogravures on Japanese tissue, 111 signed plates, and 20 extra text volumes that contain an additional 1,505 photogravures, 4 maps, and 2 diagrams.

Swann Galleries will be auctioning it off on October 4, 2012 with an estimated price of $1,250,000 – $1,750,000. This figure, however, may end up being much lower than the actual price it’ll sell for. A similar set of this photobook was auctioned by Christie’s back in April. After giving that set an estimated price of $1,000,000 – $1,500,000, it ended up selling for a whopping $2,882,500.
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Mosaic by Mixbook to Bring Easy-As-Pie Photobook Creation to Mobile Devices

Back in March, a location-based mobile chat startup named Yobongo was acquired by DIY photobook publisher Mixbook. The target of the purchase was the talent of the team, not the app, and over the past half year, the programmers have been stealthily building a new photobook app. Although the launch might still be a little ways off, some details about the project are starting to emerge. Sarah Perez of TechCrunch writes,

With Mosaic, Mixbook hopes to address all these pain points associated with traditional photobooks. They’ve taken care to design an app which lets you build a photo book in a minute or so, instead of hours. To accomplish this, one feature they’ve focused on is the photo picker, Elston says. In some apps, selecting photos is tedious and slow, and you often have to upload items one-by-one. Also, when you take multiple shots of the same thing, it’s hard to tell in the small thumbnail view which is the best. Plus, it tends to be difficult to upload a lot of photos all at once [...]

To keep costs down, Mosaic has also limited the output to just one product SKU. There’s no variety of books to choose from, and there aren’t tons of page templates. Well, that sounds like the photo books might be kind of boring, then, I told Elston. Homogenous even. But he hinted that Mosaic is doing something interesting with the covers to keep each one looking unique.

A photobook sent off to be printed within minutes, all from your mobile device. That sounds pretty intriguing.

Now At Mixbook, Former Yobongo Team Reveals Mosaic, A Fast Way To Build Photobooks From Your iPhone [TechCrunch]

The Bastards Book of Photography: An Open Source Primer on Using Light

Typical photo books and resource books for photographers come printed and bound, which is not a bad thing. Digital as our photography has become, displaying it, or teaching people how to replicate it, are two areas in which ink on paper still rule. Dan Nguyen’s The Bastards Book of Photography, however, breaks these rules, and in the process becomes both a great resource for beginners, and a re-think on book distribution and creation. Read more…

Largest Photo Book Ever Published Sells for £330,000 at Auction

The largest photo book ever published sold yesterday at the Bonhams Book, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs sale in London. The book is made up of 20, un-enlarged prints of Egypt, Sinai and Jerusalem taken by renowned English photographer Francis Frith that each measure a colossal 30in x 21in. To give you some perspective, we’ve superimposed a picture of Canon’s new T4i (to scale) onto the picture from the book itself. As you can see, these are some big prints. Read more…

Mishka Henner’s Controversial Take on Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’

Many consider Robert Frank’s classic photobook “The Americans” (originally published in France as “Les Américains”) to be one of the greatest photobooks of all time. Knowing this, Mishka Henner should have probably thought twice before using it as the subject of one of his forays into digital appropriation and, in this case, erasure. Read more…