For budding photographers and hobbyists alike, travel is one of the best opportunities to work on your craft. But if you’re anything like us, you’ll have hard drives full of photos from one of your many adventures… which usually end up collecting dust on your desk. But don’t worry, you’re not alone: many people don’t know what to do with travel photos. One of the best things to do with them is to create a travel photobook.
Here are our four tips for creating the perfect travel photobook.
1. Think about its purpose
Photobooks are a beautiful way to display your photos, but they can be so much more than that. The best way to start creating your photobook is to think about what you want to do with it. Maybe you want to turn your hobby into a full-time job? Your travel photobook could act as a portfolio of your work, which you can use to win clients. Or maybe it could be a birthday gift for one of your travelling buddies. Deciding on the purpose of your travel photobook will influence how you create it.
2. Pick the perfect theme
Now that you’ve decided on what your travel photobook is for, it’ll be easy to come up with an appropriate theme. Whether you want to categorise your travel photobooks by country, landscapes or who you were travelling with, having a theme will help all your content work together.
3. Tell an interesting story
The third step to creating the perfect travel photobook is about bringing the story of your photos to life. You can do this visually, by grouping your photos according to the landscapes, events or colours they depict, as well as through the use of text.
Including descriptions of your photos, as well as titles, subtitles or poetic thoughts or quotes amongst your photos can help communicate a certain mood or vibe. This is especially true if your photobook is a gift to someone else. Including funny quotes or sentimental commentary from your trip together can really bring that sense of nostalgia to life.
4. Create your photobook using an online editor
Now that you’ve planned your perfect travel photobook, the final step is to actually make it. Jump online and use Oliphan’s online photobook editor to create your masterpiece. Free to use, this editor lets you upload and arrange your photos, play with its composition and save your project at any time, so you can come back to it a little later if need be.