Are you planning to have custom photography done for your book cover?
Here are a few tips & requirements to keep in mind:
- When you first start discussing the project with your photographer, consider showing them some book covers that are similar to what you’d like as this will help them prepare for the photo shoot.
- The photographs sent to me should be book cover ready. For example, please have your photographer do any post-processing work that’s required (smooth skin, remove fly-away hairs, color correction, etc). But please request that they avoid adding any color tints or other more in-depth post-processing. We want the images to be clean and evenly/naturally lit.
- A few options. Sending 2-5 shots can be very helpful, and that counts double if they are different: different angles (above, below, to both sides…), different poses, different zoom levels, etc.
Also keep in mind: We will be adding text and cropping the images. So we’ll need some empty space (ex: sky or grass). Don’t be afraid of zooming out “too much” so there’s a bit more data to work with.
If you and/or your photographer have any questions at all for me, just let me know.