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Guest Post # 2: Photographing your books: tips & tricks by John Sellars

Monday, July 13th, 2009

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Photographs of books in prospectuses, websites and booksellers’ catalogues are frequently used to help sell fine press books but often the quality of the images do not do the books justice. So I asked amateur photographer John Sellars if he would share some of his tips and tricks for producing beguiling images of books, and as it turns out, there’s a lot you can do with an inexpensive camera and a simple lamp.

Read John’s short guide to photographing books here.

John Sellars teaches Philosophy at the University of the West of England, is a member of Wolfson College, Oxford, and a collector of philosophical books dating from the 16th century. Part of his passion for collecting is manifest in the photographs he takes of his books which he shares with the world via Flickr. Many of his images are infused with an appealing Renaissance light and show a love of detail in printing, illustration, and binding.

John’s article is the second in a series of occasional Guest Posts to be featured on the FPBA blog. If you have an idea for a Guest Post, we’d love to hear about it. Please address it to Paul Razzell at NAEditor [at] FPBA [dot] com.

Guest Post Number 1: Lunch with the Typophiles by Jason Dewinetz

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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Jason Dewinetz of Greenboathouse Press was recently paid the honour of being invited by the Typophiles to give a presentation at their spring luncheon in New York City.

Jason is a fine designer and printer and it is no wonder his work caught the eye of the Typophiles. The subject of his presentation was contemporary fine printing in western Canada, which means he talked about the works of the big three of Canada’s west: Barbarian Press, Jim Rimmer’s Pie Tree Press, and Heavenly Monkey.

I’m very pleased that Jason agreed to contribute an account of his visit to New York to the this blog. The following article is the first in a series of occasional Guest Posts to be featured on the FPBA blog. If you have an idea for a Guest Post, we’d love to hear about it. Please address it to Paul Razzell at NAEditor [at] FPBA [dot] com.

Read ‘Lunch with the Typophiles.’

— Paul Razzell