To make a nice travel photo book, we advise you to start by defining the structure of your project. An easy way to do this is to “cut” your book into several stories. Each story is a highlight of your trip that you photographed. Then keep a simple and consistent graphic line for the layout of your photo book. The use of the paper die cuts is important now.
There is no point in going head-to-head in producing your photo book without first defining the outlines of your project.
Make Your Photos Speak
Your photos probably tell a multitude of stories such as your arrival at the place of vacation, the city tour, a trip to the sea, tree climbing with children, a meeting, etc. These are all those moments of your trip that your photo book has to tell.
We advise you to start by choosing the photos likely to enter the realization of your travel photo book. From this selection will come the organization of your travel book. For that:
Sort Your Photos
The simplest procedure is to arrange photos in the chronological order of the shots and group them by subject in folders. Thus each file corresponds to a place in which you did an action like a visit, an activity, a meeting, etc.
Select Your Photos
Obviously, you have to select the pictures that will take place in your travel book. If you come back from your stay in Italy with 1000 photos, it will be necessary to make a drastic selection to arrive at a reasonable number of photos.
Keep A Simple Structure: A Place, An Action, A Story
Define the organization of your book from the ranking of photos to obtain a simple and understandable structure. So for each moment of your trip (place), you detail what you did (action) to build your story (story).
Name The Places
Take each of the photo files that you have classified and name the geographic locations to which they relate. For example old Nice, Chegaga dunes, Bouillouses lake.
Define the Actions
In each of these places, you did an activity, add an action to describe what you did. For example visit of old Nice, bivouac in the dunes Chegaga, trek to Lake Bouillouses.
When you have named the places and defined the actions, you have the structure of your travel photo book. It remains only to develop the story of the trip.
Add Text To Make Your Travel Story Come Alive
You do not have to be an ace of writing to turn a simple photo book into a true travel memory. Indeed, just a few titles and legends and a story (even small) to give life to a travel photo book that tells a beautiful story.
Some techniques can make your life easier to develop your travel story. The easiest way is to comment on pictures to make your photos speak. You can describe them, tell the memories they evoke or explain an event lived in this place. Illustrated examples: A volcano, white villages spotted with blue clinging to the cliff, beaches of black sand but also red, breathtaking sunsets, an impressive caldera: you are in Santorini, the mythical island of the Aegean Sea in Greece. Visit the Build the Story page of his travel diary, where you will find other simple techniques to implement and illustrated examples to write your story.