My ‘Blurb’ book, The Last Picture Show …fine print arrived in the mail. Since I am the world worst proofreader, I only ordered one copy, and I am glad I did since it needs several corrections. Nevertheless, I am quite happy with it. I realize pulling some of my photos together and publishing them in book format is a wonderful way for me to organize and make sense out of my work. In this book, I am more interested in telling a story than I am in presenting perfect prints. Therefore, the quality of the reproduction works just fine for me. However, if I were publishing to show off my stellar qualities as a printer, I would probably be a bit disappointed. I have not researched the filed of ‘on demand’ publishing, so do not really know what kind of quality is out there and at what price.
I do find the concept of ‘on demand’ publishing extremely exciting and I am sure that as software and technology improve, this field will soar, even with fine art photographers. The blurb software, and as far as I know most of the other software programs of ‘on demand’ publishers, is a bit tricky to use, and I was quite frustrated at times putting this book together.