jessicaoakes

Framing The World Through My Photographs

Assignment 1- Photobooks – digital or physical

When I have finished editing my images I will need to make a photobook, the brief states it can either be physical or digital soI will have to decide which one would work best for my assignment.

Pro’s of Physical

  • Can be seen as a ‘published’ document as it is a physical piece of work.
  • Feels more personal and you can hold it in your hand, sit down with it, and physically turn each page.
  • Would cleverly contradict the idea that we shouldn’t always believe what we see in front of us.

Con’s of Physical

  • Cost to make the book. This isnt a major aspect of my project as i am simply creating the one book however if i was mass producing something this would be something to take into consideration.
  • Time. To create a physical book you need to create the book with plenty of time in advance so that the prints have time to print and create your book and so you have time to create or wait for the delivery.
  • For this project i would still need a digital version for the hand in, so i could be creating extra work for myself if a physical book doesn’t fit in with the idea.

Pro’s of Digital

  •  can look really professional
  • Widely available for everyone to see, not a one off
  • Shorter amount of time spent on it, can use time saved more productively on other things.
  • Minimal cost.

Con’s of digital

  • Won’t feel very personal to the owner of the digital book
  • To be able to view the book you will need to be in possession of a digital device. Some people don’t have access to deigital devices.
  • There wont be limited copies of the book.

Pro’s of Physical

  • Can be seen as a ‘published’ document as it is a physical piece of work.
  • Feels more personal and you can hold it in your hand, sit down with it.

  • Con’s of Physical
  • Cost to make the book. Materials can be expensive.
  • Time. To create a physical book you need to create the book with plenty of time in advance so that the prints have time to print and create your book and so you have time to create or wait for the delivery.
  • The assignment brief states that I still need to hand in a digital copy of the book, therefore I would waist time doing this.

I think I would prefer to do a digital book as I feel it would fit my project more, as I am looking at digital manipulation, and also I wouldn’t have been confident that a book would get printed in time for the deadline.

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This entry was posted on March 8, 2013 by in Creative Digital Practice.
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