The book, Martinis & Marshmallows: A Field Guide to Luxury Tent Camping, is really moving along now and it looks like we’ll have a proof copy in our hands on December first. Then we check for typos (because there’s always typos) and print quality, make final changes, and BAM! it’s ready to send out.
I’m continuing to reshoot any product shots that may be legally problematic. I absolutely don’t want to infringe on anyone’s intellectual property rights (unethical!!!), but still feel the attorney is being overly cautious. Better safe than sorry, though, right? As we just got our first snow – hopefully it melts right away – time is of the essence. In fact, I hope to wrap up all non-recipe shoots by the end of this weekend. Then I can do the recipe and cocktail shoots all at once (hmmm…maybe I should have a party? Why let good food and drinks go to waste) and call photography 100% done.
So what’s chapter 2 look like? That is why you’re reading this update, right? Here are two pages from chapter 2. The first shows a product that not only works well and is attractively designed, it’s a product with a heart. The second page is one that reoccurs in each chapter and is called Elements of the Style. This is where I point out how you can achieve a similar look, but tailored to your tastes. Chapter two is a very modern and minimal look and these elements reflect that style.
Please let me know, truthfully, what you think of these pages. I’m looking for feedback as YOU are my target audience for this book. As soon as chapter three is done, I’ll post more pages. We’re on the home stretch!