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Personalizing an Off the Shelf Presentation Book

Photographer Simon Winnall of Birmingham, UK, says, “I’ve moved to a Pina Zangaro book, after having a lovely custom leather folio and case in the past, as the cost was so much cheaper I could have multiple books out at ad agencies for the price of one leather book! I print and finish in house, so I can easily change pages or print personalized books aimed at particular clients.” Specs: PORTFOLIO: P
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Site of the Week: Photographer Corey Arnold

Corey Arnold, Photographer, Portland, Oregon http://www.coreyfishes.com/ This is just a beautifully designed site. It’s got a distinct visual look, without being overdone. The interface is clean, efficient and even looks good. And it really adheres to the primary objective of a portfolio site – to show the breadth and depth of a person’s work easily and cleanly. The designer is JD Hooge of Gridplane
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Brand Identity for MacDonald Photography

Award-winning brand identity designed by Rule29.
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About

This website serves as an extension to the book, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers published by Focal Press. It is the creation of co-author Danielle Currier and will continue to feature new work, articles, interviews and resources. Please feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think of the book and the site. About the Book *Book available through all major
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Designing for the Web: Screen Resolution and Browser Size

It’s important to consider screen resolution and browser size when designing for the web. Since not everyone has a nice big 27-inch iMac on which to cruise the internet, screen resolutions will vary. Luckily, there are a number of industry standards and resources that can help us find the right size for our intended target audience. Screen size is always a tricky issue and plagues most web designers – especiall
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Photography Portfolio – Bob O’Connor

Bob O’Connor, Photographer, Boston, MA http://www.boboconnor.net/ This understated and well crafted book by photographer, Bob O’Connor, makes for an effective portfolio. The book cloth texture, color, typeface selection and hot stamped name give the book just enough visual characteristics to distinguish it. The interior layout is clean and focuses your attention where it should be – on the photograp
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Win Free Copy of Our Book

Follow No Platic Sleeves on Twitter and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a free copy of our book, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers. The book is do out in early March and the drawing will happen one week before. The winners will be announced on the site and through Twitter. Those of you already following us will be automatically entered. If you don’t Twi
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The Making of a Holiday Card

This comes to us from photographer Eric Doggett in Austin, TX, who recently submitted his holiday card to No Plastic Sleeves. The card looks great and what I really like is this video he created that steps us through how he made it. Students and those new to the field should definitely check it out. He’s got more details about the “making of” and additional cards on his site at www.doggettstudios.co
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The Value of Personal Work: A Look at Work by Zack Seckler and Michael Hall

For most of us, what we do is more than just a job. It’s a calling. We’re compelled to create for better or worse. And for many of us, the only way to truly do what we really want to do is by pursuing our own projects. Of course, there’s a tremendous amount of intrinsic value in doing just that. For most of us, personal projects show our softer side – the side that loves doing the work we do.
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Unique Holiday Card by MOS

Made of Stills, Montreal
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Promotional Video: Martin Adolfsson

Check out this fun and well put together promotional video recently submitted to No Plastic Sleeves by Martin Adolfsson, a Swedish photographer based in NYC. Martin wrote, “[This is] my new video promo that I created together with the very talented video editor Johan Syriänen. The video consists of more then 300 images dating back to my childhood Sweden and up until present. The video is now finally done after
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Time of Your Life – A Photographic Box Set

This promotion was recently submitted to No Plastic Sleeves by Emiliano Granado. In 2008 Emiliano was chosen as one of PDN’s 30. He works in NYC and seasonally in Miami and Buenos Aires. The box set seen here is a collaboration between Steven Brahms, Emiliano Granado, and Stephen K. Schuster. It contains 21 images. www.quesofrito.com About the Project: The box set was used to promote all three photographers, an
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