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Oct 15, 2012 21:37 |  #1

This couple had a lot going on at their wedding--to give you an example, they had 19 people give speeches during their ceremony. I'm roughly halfway through the design, not sure yet if I need to (or have to) up their page count to fit everything in.

I usually like to keep it pretty simple with layouts, 1-3 images a page. I've seen a few albums where 1 picture is large, low opacity, and has 1-2 other images over it. I thought I might try that for this layout, since I want to include all three photos, but make them look nicer together then just 3 images stacked on top of one another. Am I on the right track or totally off?

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Oct 16, 2012 06:41 |  #2

Personally, I don't like the way the B&W looks. Maybe it's the photo, or maybe it's the processing, but it doesn't contribute to the story that the album should tell. Also, given that you have too much to tell in two few pages to tell it, the color images on the left page seem redundant to those on the right.


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Oct 16, 2012 06:47 |  #3

Not necessarily a recommendation and maybe not suitable for your situation, but I'll often include a spread like this: a wide shot of the ceremony with six smaller photos overlayed to the sides speaking to some of the details/moments.

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Oct 16, 2012 07:35 |  #4

The B&W is too washed out and the borders are inconsistant.


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Oct 16, 2012 09:20 |  #5

Peacefield wrote in post #15128764 (external link)
Personally, I don't like the way the B&W looks. Maybe it's the photo, or maybe it's the processing, but it doesn't contribute to the story that the album should tell. Also, given that you have too much to tell in two few pages to tell it, the color images on the left page seem redundant to those on the right.


I was planning on creating this spread and 1 more of the ring exchange/kisses to showcase the couple, since there were so many other things going on I feel like they are a bit left out of their own ceremony! Maybe I should get rid of the 2 color photos on the right and include the ring exchanges instead?

The B&W is too washed out and the borders are inconsistant.

Do you mean the blue lines marking the "safe" area? For some reason Photojunction is always off in the center of the spread and I cant figure out why.

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Thanks Peacefield for the example. I like that and will remember it for future albums.

Well here's what I've come up with (opacity on bw and color is now 50%, it was lower):

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Oct 16, 2012 09:28 |  #6

I personally don't like photos overlayed over other photos or photos with the opacity lowered.


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Oct 16, 2012 14:26 |  #7

Thomas Campbell wrote in post #15129214 (external link)
I personally don't like photos overlayed over other photos or photos with the opacity lowered.

This. The problems I see with the page are:
- Poor balance
- No flow
- No white space
- Lowered opacity
- Overlaid images
- Lack of borders lets the photos bleed into the background

My album design tutorial's here.

An example of an album I designed is here (external link).


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