A photo book can be a lovely item to have around. It’s a collection of all your best memories ready to pick up whenever you need a dose of nostalgia. It can be a very personal gift, it can say something about your relationship with the gift-giver, and, even better, it can be a creative outlet if you simply want to love yourself a bit more. But maybe you don’t know where to start, or you want to make sure it doesn’t turn out like any other gift at the back of the cupboard? If that’s the case, take a look at our tips to help you make the best social media photo book.
Choose a theme
There are lots of reasons why you might create a photo book, but to elevate your photo book you could stick to the one theme. No one would blame you if you made another for another theme down the line. Maybe you’d like to remember all your travels, you want to commit your child growing up to paper, you want to remember the highs of a romance, you’re proud of reaching a goal, etc.
Choose a colour scheme
If you want your photo book to be on display somewhere in your home, like an on the mantle piece or in place of a coffee table book, you might want to think about colour coordination. You can have fun with this. Edit your photos with some basic playing about with Instagram’s photo editor until your photos have a cohesive colour palette.
Then again, maybe you’ve naturally played up some colours on your Instagram page. Phones in our pockets and fun photo editing have made us all low-level Ansel Adams. Won’t it be fun to see all that work in a single physical place like a photo book?
Choose a purpose
There are a lot of ways you can use a photo book. It doesn’t have to only be pulled out when you fancy a trip down memory lane. With a good photo book maker, you can create a photo book for a variety of purposes. Keep your wedding photos in a photo book, remember all your road trips and vacations, sure, but you can also create a portfolio. If you’re a photographer, graphic designer, model, etc. you can collect all your photos in a book to show to whoever might be interested.
It can also be a very personal gift, making the photo book better than most gifts. You can fill it with memories of you and the gift-giver and keep those memories alive forever.
Choose a narrative
If you want to add a little something to make your photo book your own, you can add some words. You can add fun captions to your photos or even go so far as to create a narrative for the photo book, that you then illustrate with photos. That could be just a couple of lines on a page, or an entire Alice in Wonderland story that is personal to you and/or the receiver of the photo book. It’s a nice way to add an even more personal or fantastical touch to your photo book.