Making a photobook…

You’ve probably heard of the iconic Moleskine notebooks that are popular with artists and writers everywhere and were favorites of Van Gogh and Picasso and Hemingway….

Did you know they are now available in beautiful photobooks? Moleskine and Milk Books have teamed up to offer a wide variety of high-quality products.

Being a fan of the notebooks, which are such gorgeous quality, I was excited to see the photobook option. I spotted a promotion online and decided to try them out on a set of images we recently made of our winter on our sailboat, Windsong II.

The whole process of making the photobook was so much easier than many others I’ve used, and the design choices were elegant and simple, which is my preference for photobooks. The resulting hardcover book was well made, with heavy matte paper and a sturdy cover. The photographs were reproduced perfectly; the colours were true and rich and there was no sign of any bleedthrough. The book is stitched so it lies flat, which is a lovely feature not found in other books I’ve tried. And of course, it has that cute elastic closure which marks it as a Moleskine book. All in all, it is the best photobook I have purchased to date.

You also receive a PDF file of your book so you can share it online.

If you follow them on Facebook you can find out about their current offers. I’ve already pre-bought another book, and I can’t wait to get started filling it up.

Full disclosure: I have gained no benefit from Moleskine/Milk for writing this review. I just love these books.

Here is the photobook I made. Scroll down to see more images…

If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to leave a note below.

Windsong II Flipbook by Sherry Galey

25 thoughts on “Making a photobook…

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  2. I’ve done Shutterfly photobooks, and I bet this is much nicer, from what you describe. You did a really nice job of creating a clean-looking presentation. Lovely photos!

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  4. Sherry, what a beautiful book of memories you put together. I also wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your new facade here at WordPress — beautiful.
    Speaking of Hemingway … for our bookclub’s last selection we all read “The Paris Wife” … about the Hemingway’s first wife — highly recommended.

  5. Sherry thanks for sharing this…could be just what I want for my recent trip overseas! Going to check it out.

  6. I just sent in my payment…now to get started..
    Your book is awesome…such great photo’s of your time on the boat…love the one of the dogs…
    I’ll post mine when I get it..
    Thanks for the suggestion and the help.

  7. I love this idea and I love your book…I’m in the process of gathering photo’s for my Grandsons first birthday…this might be the answer to my problem..
    I’ll check it out…thanks for the tip

  8. Sherry, It is a beautiful photobook. Something to keep close at hand during the grey, chilly days. Thanks for encouraging us to give it a try. Firstly, I would have to improve my photo-taking skills. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. beautiful memories in moleskin Sherry especially the way you focused on the small details. Thanks for the link – blurb do the pdf too but I like the look of these

  10. Thanks, Viv. I should have known you would be a Moleskine fan ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think you would be very pleased with the result…very elegant looking. Thanks for your kind words.

  11. Sherry this looks great I have used Blurb before but I love Moleskine too so I might very well think of Milk next time I want to make a book…. Your photos are wonderful…

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