Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Make your own photobook / Libro de Fotos




Hay algo de la fotografía en papel que nada puede remplazar. Después de un semestre de intercambio en Holanda, de muchas anécdotas y muchos viajes e inevitablemente muchas fotos, decidí hacer algo con todas esas fotos que generalmente quedan en mi cámara. Era la excusa perfecta para hacer un libro de fotos!

As much as I love technology and digital stuff, there is just something about printed photos that nothing can replace. After a exchange semester in Netherlands, lot of stories and trips, I inevitably collected a lot of photos! So I decided to something with them, since they always just stay in my camera, it was the perfect excuse to make a photobook!



Si me siguen hace un tiempo recordaran que en verdad es el 2do libro de fotos que hago. Sin embargo ya pasaron casi 4 años del primero que hice. Para este libro, quería mantener el diseños sencillo para destacar las fotos. Decidí no hacerlo con la aplicación de Blurb pero hacerlo por mi cuenta con Adobe InDesign, lo que me dió muchas más libertad de como hacerlo.

Si nunca usaron InDesing, es super intuitivo de usar, es el programa que tiene Adobe para hacer documentos. La herramienta de Blurb no es mala tampoco pero es un poco más limitada.

If you had been following my blog for some years you will remember that this actually the second photobook I made! However, it been more than 4 years from the last one. This time I wanted to keep the design clean, I choose Blurb again, but I used InDesign to designed since it gave my more freedom regarding to the design. 

If you never used InDesign before, is the tool Adobe has to create documents, is super simple to use!



Con un poco más de 200 hojas llegué al tope de lo que Blurb permite imprimir. Elegí hojas mate y tapa dura. La calidad de Blurb es realmente excepcional y no deja de sorprenderme. Agrupe las fotos cronológicamente por ciudad, y por cada ciudad le agregue un pequeño mapa y texto.

With a bit more than 200 pages I got to the limit of pages Blurb print. I choose mate pages, and hardcover. The printing quality of Blurb never ceases to amaze me, the book is well done and it feels good in hands. It really looks like a professional photography book! To organize the photos I did it in a chronological way, order by cities, with a small description at the beggining of each.






I won't lie, it took me quite a time to make this book. mainly selecting and editing the photos; because I usually travel with three cameras: the DSLR, the GoPro and the iPhone. So after 6 monthes that translate in A LOT of photos. Texts of the cities also took me a while to write, but seeing finish is rewarding!is super nice memory, and makes a nice coffee table book :) 

The calligraphy of the cover is mine, that I did it by hand and then vectorized in Illustrator. 

No voy a mentir, me llevó bastante tiempo hacerlo! Desde la selección de fotos, dado que siempre viajaba con la GoPro, la cámara de DSLR, y también sacaba con el celular, así que imaginense durante 6 meses sacando fotos con tres cámaras cuantas fotos tenía para elegir!

La caligrafía de la tapa la hice a mano y luego la vectoricé con Illustrator!

Segunda vez y no dejo de recomendar Blurb, la calidad es buenísima y la posibilidad de hacerlo con InDesign da muchísimas posibilidades de hacer tu libro como quieras :)



Get a detailed look of the pages here:


[Tutorial here]
Espero les haya gustado y se animen a hacer su propio libro!
I hope you liked and that I inspire to make your own photobook! Every trip deserves to become a coffee table book :) 
Love, Agus


Avoid broken iPhone cables with this trick



Since I got my first iPhone cable broke I haven't stop thinking strategies so it doesn't happen again... I think I finally have one it works!



The idea consists on two steps reinforce the cable and make it stronger. We get the first one by applying a heat shrinkable (is just a little plastic tube that get smaller with heat). So for this you pass trough a small heat shrinkable up to the usb part and another one for the micro usb/ iphone connector. Then you slighly heat it with a candle and you will see how it starts getting tight.




And to make it even stronger I pass through a pen spring. I opened one of the curl and started twisting around the cable. So far no more cables broken for me!

Btw, I am loving this banana iphone case with googly eyes! I hope this small trick is useful for you as well :)

Love, Agus

Photonica | Diseño gráfico y web
Copyright © Agus Yornet Blog