Creative Ideas for a Post-Holiday Photobook

Here’s how to turn your holiday photos into a creative, must-keep photobook.

Returning home after a holiday can leave you with the post-travel blues. As you wash your bikini, shake the sand out of your sneakers, and try to revive the house plants you haven’t watered for two weeks, you begin to long for the lazy days of a vacation.

But, just because you’re home, doesn’t mean the holiday fun is over. Gather your memories up and create a photobook of your trip. Putting it together is a fun way to keep the holiday feeling alive, plus you can look back on it, to get yourself ready for next December (or April. We’re coming for you, public holidays).

Create a #Hashtag

If you went on holiday with a few friends or family members, make sure that everyone uploads their pics to Instagram using a unique hashtag you create, like #SmithFamilyHoliday2017. Check it doesn’t exist already! That way, when you create the photobook, you can search for the hashtag, and find every photo that was taken. An easy, quick way to collect everyone’s pics.

Include Stories

Photobooks aren’t only for pictures. Include anecdotes, inside jokes, quotes and stories that relate to the image you include. You could turn the holiday photobook into a gift; one for each of the people who went on the trip.



Let your Photos Tell a Story

You don’t just want to slap all your images together with no thought or feeling. Before you start, decide what story you will tell. Will it be in chronological order? Or will it be split into sections, such as food, sightseeing, and activities? Decide on your story, and then organise your photos into the right order manually (or in folders on your computer) before you start designing.

Choose the Best Layout for your Photos

When picking a photobook, you can choose square, landscape or portrait layouts. If your travel story focuses more on beautiful, panoramic shots, try a landscape layout with one large image a page. If you prefer more images of people, try a portrait layout with space for a few different images on a page.



Less is More

Remember that photos look best when they have some white space around them, and some room to breathe. Don’t put more than 4 to 6 photos on a page, because it will look cramped. Hint: if you have extra photos that didn’t make the cut, you could make an ‘outtakes’ page at the back.



Add in the Extras

Don’t forget that a photobook can also act as a kind of scrapbook, so don’t be afraid to scan in images of maps, event tickets, receipts or brochures that will also help you remember the trip.

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