Creative: Beloved: The Cabin Sessions

Another great project just came across my door, and one that you readers can learn a lot from. Nick Tauro has been featured on this site before. Nick hails from the ABQ which is quickly becoming Brooklyn West in terms … Read More

Creative: Paul Joyce

I don’t even know what to say to Paul. “Thank you,” isn’t going to cut it, so let me give you a little background. Paul and I are online friends. He’s an Englishman living in Germany, so unfairly living the … Read More

Creative: MagCloud for Blurb, Digest

This is the fourth post in a series about utilizing MagCloud in support of a Blurb project. I love MagCloud Digest. You might remember a few of my samples from here and here. The digest is a small landscape, or … Read More

Creative: MagCloud for Blurb, Poster

Post number three in regard to using MagCloud in support of a Blurb project. ESSAY. My magazine. The poster was a bit of a sleeper product for me. No urge to use these in the past and then I made … Read More

Creative: Using MagCloud to Support Blurb, Flyer

Hey Kids, Me again. Everyone knows about Magcloud right? You’ve heard me talk about it again and again, but just to be sure….. You can see a few of my Magcloud publications here and here. In short, Magcloud is another … Read More

Creative: The Simenson Series

I’ve featured Justin here before, but I’m doing it again because his work is worthy. Here is the funny thing. Justin is a big dude. Burly you might say. His middle name is THOR for s%$#$ sake. And he drives … Read More

Creative: “ESSAY” the New Series

OKAY PEOPLE. I WROTE THIS POST WEEKS AGO. THIS SERIES IS GOING LIVE BUT SO MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED. I’M GOING TO POST THIS POST ANYWAY THEN FILL YOU IN ON THE DETAILS AS I MOVE ALONG. AM AS EXCITED … Read More

Creative: Nick Tauro, New Mexico and New York

I love seeing a first book. A first trial and error. A first experiment. Today’s kudos go out to photographer Nick Tauro in the ABQ. Nick comes to us today with a Magcloud 8×8 publication. You could call it a … Read More

Creative: How Magcloud Works

Hey Kids, Just found this post on the Magcloud blog. As you know, I’ve been using Magcloud for many years and find it the perfect niche tool of my creative life. I typically stick to the magazine, digest and 8×8 … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 0005 Magcloud

I heart Magcloud. This is a very slick platform that is worth your time and energy. I prefer the “standard,” or magazine format, and I also love “Digest,” which is what you are seeing here. Inexpensive, great printing and very … Read More

Real Time Sydney v3 with Garry Trinh

The book is done. Two days. Shoot, print, edit, sequence, design, upload and print. 58-pages. Perfect bound. $14 with shipping. Prior to the completion… Sugar. Tea. Milk. The book build continues. A full day of Garry working. He sits like … Read More

Real Time Sydney Book v2 with Garry Trinh

What happens after the prints are made, the sequence is chosen and things move forward? We make decisions. A change of course. From Blurb Trade Book to Magcloud Digest. Why? Garry has never done a Magcloud publication, so reason enough … Read More

Real Time Sydney Book, v1 with Garry Trinh

Self-publishing is all about freedom. Freedom to do what you want, when you want and in the material style you want. You shoot, edit, sequence, design, print and then most importantly you move to the next project. This way as … Read More

Print: New Magcloud 8-Page Promos

Back when I was working as a photographer I had a constant stream of printed pieces leaving my office. I did micro booklets, oversized magazines, single image print pieces, etc. I had a database of those I wanted to work … Read More

Print: Magcloud 8×8 Test Book

Are you laughing at my cover design? You should be. In my defense I was in the Blurb office when I decided to make this. Came out of a meeting about Magcloud and thought “You know, never done an 8×8.” … Read More

Print: New Shifter Promo 50-Pages

This is a remake of the original Shifter promotional piece. The original was 24-pages and was headed in the right direction but didn’t go quite far enough. I’m not sure this one does either, but at least I’m beginning to … Read More