How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book
Landscape Hardcover Photo Book “Family Yearbook”

Reflect on all the fun you’ve had this past year with a stunning year-in-review photo book. Highlight your favourite family gatherings, weekend trips, and picture-perfect seasonal highlights! Below you’ll find useful tips on how to take the best photos, ideas on how to organise your photos in the book, and some examples of year-in-review photo book designs that’ll inspire you!

10 Tips For Taking Great Seasonal Photos

1. Get up early or stay out late.

The best light for photography is during the golden hour, which is the hour before sunset and the hour after sunrise.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

2. Use a tripod.

This will help you keep your camera steady and avoid blurry photos.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

3. Use a low ISO setting.

A higher ISO setting will make your photos more grainy.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

4. Shoot in RAW format.

This will give you more flexibility when editing your photos later on.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

5. Consider using a reflector.

A reflector can help bounce light onto your subject, resulting in a brighter photo.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

6. Use leading lines.

Leading lines help draw the viewer’s eye into the photo and can create a sense of depth.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

7. Look for symmetry and patterns.

Symmetry and patterns can make for interesting composition in your photos.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

8. Frame your subject with natural elements.

Nature can add interest to your photos and help tell the story of the season.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

9. Experiment with different angles and perspectives.

Get creative with your shots! Try taking pictures from different angles and heights.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

10. Don’t forget to edit!

Editing can really help bring out the best in your photos. Our photo book builder will allow you to crop, rotate and easily improve your photos.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

Once you’ve started a photo book project with Snapfish, you can use it as a handy place to upload photos each month. You could even use our convenient app to upload your photos in real time! Plus you get 50 free prints a month – just for installing our free app!

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

Select the auto-fill option to chronologically fill your photo book with your uploaded photos.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

Consider how you would like to categorise your photos in the book. You could organise them by month, by family member, by season, or by theme (family holidays, school events, baby milestones, etc.). For example, you could use a different photo book design or layout for every month of the year or each of the four seasons. You could even apply seasonal embellishments for each major ‘event’ from your past year.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

Snapfish has a set of pre-built year-in-review photo book designs for you to easily get started!

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

Choose between the layflat photo book format where you can spread a photo smoothly across two pages (or even use it as the background image for other photos to sit on top of!) or the popular ‘perfect bound’ photo books where the photos are printed right up to the spine.

How to Make the Best Year in Review Photo Book

Our Top 4 Year-in-Review Photo Book Designs

Landscape Hardcover Photo Book "Reflections On Our Year"
Landscape Hardcover Photo Book “Reflections On Our Year”
Landscape Hardcover Photo Book "Best Year Ever"
Landscape Hardcover Photo Book “Best Year Ever
Landscape Hardcover Photo Book "Family Yearbook"
Landscape Hardcover Photo Book “Family Yearbook”
Landscape Hardcover Photo Book "Bold Type"
Landscape Hardcover Photo Book “Bold Type”

How did you customise your year-in-review photo book?

What did you create on Snapfish? Share it with us on social media! You can tag us with @snapfishuk in your photos on Instagram or Facebook or use the hashtag #snapfishuk. Don’t forget to follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest, too. We love seeing what you create.

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