My photo book project: Design

Looking for love and protection
Looking for protection and love

After selecting Blurb as a publication platform (see previous blog on this topic) and finding out that Blurb is quite well integrated in Adobe Lightroom 6 the next step is: how to tell the story I have in mind with my pictures.
Here are some of the challenges I am facing:

  • How to construct micro-stories that fit on one or two pages that fit in and contribute to the overall story of the complete album.
  • Which pictures to select, only top quality or also pictures of lesser quality to make the story more complete.
  • How to organize the layout of pictures and text per page or two facing pages.

The types of expertise I am looking for come from various areas: writing, photography, graphical design etc. It is not easy to find the right combination of expertise in one book or website. For example, if I look for page layouts of an album on the internet all the links point to websites about specific platforms and software tools, the many page layouts that are possible, courses for specific tools etc. That is not what I am looking for.
Information about the design aspect that brings all this together is not easy to find. So, my main challenge is:

How to translate the emotions that are attached to the story I want to tell into a graphical form such as an album. 

If you want to help me with this challenge, please send me pointers to books, websites, courses etc. Please help me out! In upcoming blogs I will share my next steps on this road.
Come to think of it, the same is of course true for single pictures: some are boring and some tell an interesting story. Look at the the picture at the top.