Category Archives: Photography

Mock Covers for Pomp & Circumstances

I love to play around with Photoshop and QuarkXpress. Usually, I design magazine pages, seeing as that’s what I learned, but every now and then I try and design a book cover.

What better excuse than a NaNoWriMo project like Pomp & Circumstances to practice a bit?

Below are two covers I threw together within a few minutes, just to get a feel for it all again. It’s been a a while since I last used QuarkXpress. They’re not official or anything, just mock covers to work out what to keep, what to get rid of and what to improve on.

The story is, at its heart, about a young man with a prestigious background, who falls from grace due to drugs. So have a look at the covers and tell me what you think.

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Photography for bloggers

My November will be extremely busy, what with my Master studies, ROW80, NaNoWriMo and 2 short courses I’m doing, so I won’t have time for this yet.

But I love photography and I am a photographer and need to get back behind the lens. I never had any formal training except for a few dark room lessons at college (I took photography classes there) but I think I earned the right to call myself a photographer after having had pictures published in magazines, newspapers, websites and a book!

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