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The Perfect Photobook

7. Text Styles

Once you’ve written the captions, where will you put them? Underneath the photo or on the page opposite? On top of the photo or in an index at the back of the book? How big will the text be, and what font will you use? Selecting the right font, size, weight (bold, light etc.) and colour is really important. 

If the text is too large or too flowery, it can detract from the photographs it is describing. However, even small captions sensitively positioned can create a strong design element. Again, go back to the books and magazines that you like and see how they have treated their captions.

Caption your photos to suit their content

Too much variation in text styles can be distracting