Some of the photo books I’ve made contain not a single word and showcase solely my photos without any narrative or captioning. It can make for a nice clean look and they say a picture is worth a thousand words right? Sometimes however I do add a good amount of narrative to give context to the photos. I don’t caption every photo, as I prefer a cleaner look, but I might add a title to the side that tells the viewer where the photos were taken, or a one page introduction at the beginning of a book summarizing the occasion or trip that is the subject of the book.
I’ve decided to gather some of my best posts about text and adding narratives to your photo book in case you missed them!
PHOTO BOOK GIRL’S TOP POSTS ON TEXT & CAPTIONS
I rarely say that there is a right way and wrong way to do anything, but when it comes to adding text to your photo book, there is definitely a wrong way to do it. If you have lots of text you’ve already written in another source like Microsoft Word or WordPerfect you cannot just copy and paste it into a text box in your photo book. You may end up with improper spacing or weird characters you never intended and never saw in the preview. Here’s why (step-by-step tutorial at the bottom of the post):
The next three posts are about creative ways to add titles:
This last post is about going beyond small captions and getting into the more wordy stuff. Maybe you’re making a journal with photos and notes you’ve jotted down for a baby book or pregnancy book for instance:
Well there you have it! Happy Photobooking!