Photography books are often greatly enhanced when text is included. There are many types of text that can complement your images. Here are a few classic examples.

– facts about a subject
– history of a subject
– placing the images in an art historical perspective
– tracing influences
– appreciation expressed by an authority
– process descriptions
– project development
– thematic essay
– interviews of authorities
– interviews with the artist
– personal memoir
– excerpted texts with relevant themes

Include more than one of these types of text and you’ll offer a reader a more diverse perspective.

Whether it’s a little or a lot text complements photographs, making a presentation more powerful.

Next time you make a book of your images, ask yourself, “What kind of text would enhance this book?”

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