Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail

November 27, 2023  |  United Kingdom

As photographers we are often trying to figure out what we should do with our photographs. Of late, it has become more popular to produce a coffee table style book to showcase our work; however, not all photography books of this style are created equal.

Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.

Today's guest on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast, Alex Nail, is one of my absolute favorite landscape photographers. He authored and produced one of my favorite photography books a few years back and now he's getting ready to release his second book, The Great Wilderness. His second book was a massive undertaking involving hundreds of miles of hiking over more than four years. Alex's dedication to the craft of landscape photography is nearly unparalleled in today's environment where editing used to make up for a lack of amazing conditions has become commonplace.

On this week's episode, we discuss:

  • How Alex's opinions have gotten him into hot water over the years and how he's adapted over time.
  • Why Alex got involved as a co-founder of the Natural Landscape Photography Awards.
  • Alex's approach to making photographs for his latest book.
  • The nuts and bolts to making a high quality photography book, including color space.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
  • How much Alex's book cost and why.
  • Alex's approach to shipping his book internationally.
  • What to expect from Alex's book.
  • Design considerations for a photography book.
  • And a lot more!

P.S. The first 20 listeners to use the code “USFSTOP” will get a £10 discount on shipping of Alex's book!

Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.

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Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.

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Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week.

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Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
Making a Great Photography Book - A Conversation with Alex Nail on his New The Great Wilderness Book.
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