This simple yet striking photo book was created by our colleague Marie-Anne after she enjoyed a holiday in Crete. All the photos in this book were taken by Marie-Anne and her friend, Michalis Polakis, who’s an amateur photographer. When asked how she created her book Marie-Anne said, “I didn’t want to use extras like backgrounds, clipart or masks because I wanted a book that is calm and composed. I added a white frame for each photo to give it that Polaroid effect. This made things calmer and more organised.”
Enjoy Marie-Anne’s memory of Crete in this simply composed photo book…
On these pages, Marie-Anne chooses to spread a photo across two pages and tilt it at an angle. This makes the viewer feel as though they’re looking at the sky from a reclined position – very relaxing. If you’d like to try this in your photo book just start your Albelli photo book creator, double-click on your photo, then click ‘Actions’ tab. A drop down will appear and you should click Align horizon. You’ll be prompted to draw a line in the direction you wish your photo to be tilted – draw your line and press enter.
Here is a layout Marie-Anne uses throughout her photo book. She juxtaposes two photos that are totally different yet complementary. This creates interesting and different effects. In this example, it almost seems as though the Palm tree is growing from the side of a rock!
During her holiday Marie-Anne often went hunting for unique shapes, colours and compositions. Here is an example of what she discovers.