South African Safari Coffee Table Photo Book

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Sample South African Safari Coffee Table Photo Book Layout

The hunter featured in this book traveled with Swanepoel and Scandrol (www.hunt-africa.com) for their South African Safari.  Their photos were delivered to us digitally for book design and layout. 

The images below represent a 10x10-inch, 60-page book (30 leaves, 60 sides).  This book includes approximately 60 photos.

Many of the page spreads in this sample include multiple versions to show possible variations on layouts.  We typically do more than one layout per page (sometimes several layouts for any give page spread) from which the client may choose.  We can also vary the page layout according to feedback from the client after viewing the initial page layouts. 

 

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Back Cover and Front Cover Shown Together (Wrap-around Style)
(Back cover to left, front cover to right)

 In this case, we have chosen map of South Africa embellished with an aged effect and surrounded with images of cloth overlays. 

 

 

An alternate version of the cover is a bit more subdued but very effective in its simplicity. 

 

Page 1 Variations
The first page stands alone (as does the last page of the book) and is not a "spread" as other pages throughout the book are.  Typically, the first page of the book should be bold and make a statement about the success of the trip.  After the first page, photo images and page layouts are most often presented in rough chronological order.  The first image maybe full-bleed (edge to edge on the page) or surrounded by a border. 

 

An alternate approach for page 1 with a different starting point that complements the chosen cover maps.

 

Pages 2 / 3 Variations
In this case, we have chosen to revisit a variation of the map concept as shown on the cover of the book.  Each page spread (sets of two pages side by side) represents a 10x20-inch panorama that can be designed with many variations applied. 

 

Pages 4 / 5 Variations
Page backgrounds can be done in colors, faded/gradient colors, or faded images from the safari itself.  Certain images may span more than one page and cross over onto the adjacent page for effect. 

 

Pages 6 / 7 Variations
Panoramic images that span two full pages may be used, with or without smaller images superimposed on the larger image. 

 

Pages 8 / 9 Variations
Some images may span all of one page and part of another, sharing the second page with another image. 

 

Pages 10 / 11 Variations

 

Pages 12 / 13 Variations

 

Pages 14 / 15 Variations
Black and white variations of images may be sprinkled throughout the book, if desired. 

 

Pages 16 / 17 Variations

 

Pages 18 / 19 Variations

 

Pages 20 / 21 Variations

 

Pages 22 / 23 Variations

 

Pages 24 / 25 Variations

 

Pages 26 / 27 Variations

 

Pages 28 / 29 Variations

 

Pages 30 / 31 Variations
Images can be "full bleed" and run from edge to edge on the page.

 

Pages 32 / 33 Variations

 

Pages 34 / 35 Variations

 

Pages 36 / 37 Variations

 

Pages 38 / 39 Variations
"Fill" colors can be used to fill in blank areas of page spreads and the colors can be pulled from existing colors in the photos used on the pages (for instance, sky colors or grass/ground colors)

 

Pages 40 / 41 Variations

 

Pages 42 / 43 Variations

 

Pages 44 / 45 Variations

 

Pages 46 / 47 Variations

 

Pages 48 / 49 Variations

 

Pages 50 / 51 Variations

 

Pages 52 / 53 Variations

 

Pages 54 / 55 Variations
Full-bleed panoramic images may be used to span two full pages edge to edge. 

 

Pages 56 / 57 Variations

 

Pages 58 / 59 Variations

 

Pages 60 Variations
The last page stands alone and is not a "spread," and can be used as a visual conclusion to the book. 

 

 

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E-mail:  Al Ruscelli Photography
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