Learn how to capture great family holiday snaps and ways to keep travel photos safely stored, from a professional photographer with kids.
Holiday photo book
Photo books are the perfect way to escape the everyday, and to remember the sights, stories and sensations of a past holiday. All you need to do is design your book with our easy software, and we promise to print you the best quality photo books in New Zealand.
Holiday memory book
An international adventure, a tropical honeymoon, a country road trip, a camping weekend or a quick getaway all generate photos worthy of printing in a travel album. Save them in a photo book and you'll be able to travel vicariously with every read. Adding dates and place names will ensure you can enjoy the memories for decades after you return. Get carried away to the Greek Islands as you watch this honeymoon travel album.
Travel coffee table book
Whether you’ve explored New Zealand or beyond, there’s nothing more satisfying than reliving the experience in a book you’ve designed yourself. This was one of the reasons our founders started Momento. They loved travel, photography and printed photos. Read their personal tips on how to design your pages and choose finishes that enhance your book.
If you need some inspiration, look no further than this stunning layout by Robin Moon. It's no surprise Antarctica: Journey to the sublime won the 2023 Australian Photographic Society Photo Book Award travel category. The photos are exceptional, and the pace is languid, resulting in a dreamlike exploration of this unusual landscape.
Holiday photo cards or holiday stationery
If you want to daydream every day, star your photographs from weekends away or exotic destinations in a wall or desk calendar, or the pages of a custom diary, or in a series of personalised photo cards. They take only a few minutes to create but they’ll provide endless enjoyment, and they’re a great gift for family, friends and travel companions.SEE PHOTO STATIONERY RANGE
Your guide to all things photo books
Peter Eastway is one of Australia’s most awarded travel photographers, and editor of Better Photography magazine. He’s got thousands of hours of photography under his belt, and has produced over 10 photo books, so we asked him to give us his top tips on how to design a first class travel book.
It’s a good idea to think about creating a photo book before you go on a trip or a holiday because you can create a simple plan of what needs to be included. Of course, if you have already been on your trip or holiday, these suggestions may help as you edit your photos.
A holiday photo book should engage, amuse and educate your audience. Help people understand what your book is about by taking photographs that establish the scene, and include them on the cover and in the first few pages of your book - like the first few scenes of a movie.
In Bhutan, you’re surrounded by the Himalayan mountains and Buddhist dzongs on mountainsides and in valleys.
For maximum impact, use your strongest image on the cover and make it bleed to the edge, using the Fill Page or Set As Background tools. Adding a title is helpful too but make sure you use a contrasting colour so it can be easily seen against the photo.
What is the essence of your destination? Some countries are renowned for their religion, some for the natural beauty, others for their sport. What appeals to you? Don’t just photograph the people, capture all the elements that tell the story of where you’ve been.
Think about the people who are going to look at your photo book. What do you want to tell them? Do you want to show them the meals you ate, the eating utensils, the funny place mats?
Being a Buddhist country, Bhutan is filled with lots of red-robed monks, and they live and work in different types of buildings, like monasteries and dzongs. Don’t just shoot the outside from the front, walk around looking for different angles, then walk inside. Monks are also surrounded by specific objects like prayer flags and scrolls.
Selecting a number of different themes like food, buildings, art, animals and sport, you have a number of different subjects to concentrate on and keep your book interesting. Peter created a custom frame in Photoshop for his Bhutan book.
You can turn your photos into a visual story by using Momento’s pre-designed page layout templates, available in the Content Panel. Choose a layout with your hero photo up large and three or four smaller photos to complement it.
You could use small photos of the same subject from different angles or at different times of the day, or simply five consecutive photos of a person or action to make an amusing ‘film strip’ story.
What are the spectators wearing? What are their expressions like? Photograph their shoes, hair styles, hands and jewellery. Or in the case of a building - the windows, door knobs and ceilings.
Photo Credits: Aishe Besim, The Beautiful Collective, Katherine Williams, Heartstory, Lauren Bath