No Artwork Required


Mt Rushmore 12x12_SB - Page 001We often forget that photos are the most important part of a photo book. I made my last photo book with none of the fancy artwork I have used for other books, and I have yet to have one person ask me where the artwork is. Instead, I have received a lot of positive comments about the book, as well as questions asking me how it was created.

To see a PDF slide show of my latest photo book, open Mt Rushmore.

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About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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10 Responses to No Artwork Required

  1. Nicole says:

    I agree. No artwork is required, but it’s lots of fun to get to use it. 🙂 As long as you have journaling – that to me is just as important as the photos.

  2. Carol says:

    agree … artwork isn’t important. But journaling is. Photos were great .. but I found myself looking for stories about the things you saw and did.

  3. Gracie says:

    Love it… Your photos are artwork!

  4. Carol says:

    Some stunning photos, Mark, and great layouts. They are much the way I do my digital books; I have tons and tons of artwork, but seldom use any of it because I’m filling all the pages with photos as you did. Some books have as little journaling as this one does, and others are filled to the brim with stories, as I imagine yours are as well…I love the versatility of digital, and how easy it is to adapt your style, whether you prefer mostly (only) photos, or a great use of all the artwork that’s available.

  5. Marianne says:

    artwork is great but please journal your photos!

  6. Elaine Alper says:

    Great book, Mark! I do agree with all the journaling comments. I prefer to write more, rather than use too much artwork. I enjoy your blog.

  7. onecalmmom says:

    Showcase the photos and journal the story, That’s my reason for scrapping.

  8. momfawn says:

    Beautifully done, Mark. And I’m jealous that you got to go to Sturgis!

  9. Cheryl Kirksey says:

    This is a great idea to keep in mind!! Loved the Sturgis pics! We accidently took our kids up there in 1989. The bikers are the thing remember most!!!

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