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My First Book

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 21 November 2011 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

At last I've brought out my first book of photos. It's a hardbound 13" x 11" large landscape book printed using Blurb's new 190GSM Proline pearl paper.

Andrew James, the Editor-in-chief of Practical Photography magazine kindly agreed to write an introduction for the book which was very generous of him!

Blurb's Proline pearl paper is absolutely brilliant and for any of you out there doing your own Blurb photo book who may be wondering if it's worth the extra cost - believe me it is!

Preview of the complete book here on my web site:

Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog

For purchasing high quality archival prints of any of these photos you can send me an email by clicking here or by going to my website Ian Bramham - Fine Art Photography where prices are listed in the gallery sections under each individual photo.

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Congratulations...I will enjoy looking into this...Bravo !! :-)

21 Nov 2011 5:02am

@DULCIE: Thanks Dulcie!

sunstonemaria from California, United States

wow .. congratulations Ian!!!! Can't wait to view page after page!!

21 Nov 2011 5:12am

@sunstonemaria: Thanks Maria!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Congratulations Ian !

21 Nov 2011 6:33am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France


21 Nov 2011 6:52am

@Valérie Simonnet: Thanks Valérie!

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Congratulations! :O)

21 Nov 2011 7:22am

@janina: Thanks Janina!

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

It is looking beautiful!

21 Nov 2011 7:59am

@Hans ter Horst: Thanks Hans!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great ! I saw the preview and it seems fantastic.
I will order for one.
One practical question, I didn't understand what kind of file you need if you want that kind of luxuous print: jpeg, pdf, tiff ? Do you need to convert the RVB in CMJN ?

21 Nov 2011 8:01am

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gérard!...I'm really pleased that you liked it enough to order a copy. Make sure you order it from my own website rather than from Blurb. I need to buy the books in from them so I can individually number and sign them.

Re your question about files I used Blurb's 'Booksmart' software to create the layouts and the photos that I loaded to their site were all highest quality Jpeg files in Srgb colour space (definitely not CMYK). The photos need to be a minimum size in pixels but the Blurb software will tell you about that as you bring photos in to the pages.

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great news Ian! It looks great! A first edition signed by the photographer, limited to 100 copies... remember to keep No.1 for your childrens inheritance :-)

21 Nov 2011 10:55am

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian. Yes, I'll be keeping a copy for myself somewhere safe. I've been thinking about this book for ages now so it's great to see it finally in print!

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Congratulations! It's always exciting to have the first book!

21 Nov 2011 11:25am

@Sergei Z: Thanks certainly is!

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Wow !!! B r a v o !!! I love your tittle "Shadows & Light" and I love your pictures !!!

21 Nov 2011 2:00pm

@Ani: Thanks Ani!....not an original title I know but it seemed to suit the images.

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

I would buy it, if I can get this here. Congratulations Ian!

22 Nov 2011 4:34pm

@Ralf Kesper: Thanks for that Ralph! (free worldwide shipping is included in the price if you get the book from my website)

keith from killarney, Ireland

congrats your work deserves it

25 Nov 2011 1:13pm

@keith: Thanks Keith!

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

well done Sir and good look with this...when POTY is announced (if there is any justice) you may regret not printing more!

26 Nov 2011 10:12pm

@Ted: It was really kind of Andrew James to write the intro but I'm not in the running for POTY this year unfortunately!

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

Wow.. Congrats Ian. I'm a big fan of your art photography and I would love to read your book.

27 Nov 2011 2:26am