How to create a compelling Man City Photo Book

How to create a compelling Man City Photo Book

Order one now and enter to win one of a load of City prizes (details below)

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Did you know you can create your own Man City Photo Book?

I didn’t

Buried deep down in the Man City website there is the option to create one. The Man City photo book makes a great gift to celebrate a particular season, trophy win or classic Man City away day!

 

What is a Man City photo book?

The Man City photo book is a personalised book where you can load your photos (and some from Manchester City’s very own photo library) onto the manufacturers software. Once you’re happy with the design the book can be ordered and the manufacturers will print and send a physical copy of the book.

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My book charts my life as a City fan from my first visit to Maine Road with my Granddad all the way to the 2016 Capital One Cup final. Please take a look at my book to give you an idea of what you can do here: The Ginger Wigs Man City Photo Book

Win a Man City Photo Book: I’ve teamed up with the manufacturers Lifetime MemoryBooks and when you order one using my special code you’ll be entered into a draw to win a host of prizes. (see below for details)

My Man City Photo Book

The more City win trophies the more photos I seem to take. With smartphones and digital cameras it is so easy (and cheap) to take photos you can quickly build up loads of photos on your computer. (I’ve got over 5000 City ones alone!)

Rather than sitting hidden from view in folders on your laptop, the Man City photo book offer a great way to capture your City photos.

The manufacturers of the books provide a program that you can quickly download onto your computer. This allows you to easily combine your photos from your computer, Facebook and a few other places with photos from Manchester City’s very own photo archive. I included photos Sharon Latham took inside the City dressing room of Carlos Tevez at Wembley in my photo book.Untitled.design.3 (1)  The books come with a hard cover and are embossed with the City crest (the new badge is available after the official launch).

How to Make a Man City Photo Book

The first thing you need to be is download the program. To create your own personalised Man City photo book go to the link below and download the software

Download the Man City Photo Book Software – ENTER THE COMPETITION: For a chance to win a host of prizes when purchasing a photo book simply add the letters GW after your name when downloading the software. (see end of this post for prize details)

How to design your Man City Photo Book

My best tip is just to jump in!

There are a whole host of different settings you can use so it’s a bit of trial and error. Upload a group of photos from a special match or season and start adding them to your photo book project.

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If you’ve ever personalised your season card you’ll find the photo book computer program very similar.

Once you have the photo book program on your computer there is no pressure to finish it by a certain day or print deadline, you can do it at your own speed. Just remember to always SAVE your work! There is a wizard feature which will help you along the way although the software is quite simple to use and can get quite addictive as you change things along the way.

Three Tips to Help You create a compelling Man City Photo Book

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My photo book being made

Choose good photos

If I were you I’d go through all your photos first and decide on a theme for the book. Take a look at the photos from City’s own photo library and decide how to proceed before uploading any photos.

Then choose your best photos! I used some scanned old photos – these are probably best for smaller images and if you want to put a retro filter on them. The printing process uses very high tec equipment so any blemishes in the photo will show. The software will scan your photos and tell you if they think it’s not a high enough quality but it’s up to you if you want to go ahead. I did on a couple and you can tell.

Select a varied layout

The main difference between a photo book and a photo album is that you can alter the layout of the book. It’s important to alternate the number and type of photos used on each page. Make the layout interesting with background images, City badges and different captions.

Although don’t be afraid to put some white space in there just to mix it up!

Man City Photo Book being made

Manc Made: The books are hand crafted in Greater Manchester

Write detailed captions

I possibly didn’t do this enough in my book, but you can add text pretty much everywhere. I only added it to split the sections into trophy wins so I knew which Wembley trip was which. Problem is we visit it so much these days!

By adding captions it also allows people who weren’t there to know what the photo is all about.

Key Takeaway: Take time to decide how you want to tell the story – it’s a book after all so use it as a start middle and end. Then take joy in creating it and sharing it with fellow Blues.

WIN Man City Prizes

Every Man City Photo Book purchase (until the date of the final draw) will enter you into a draw for the following competition prizes providing you add the letters GW after your name when downloading the software. Alternatively at checkout you can also enter the competition by entering GW in the voucher code section.

Competition Prizes

2 prizes of 2 tickets for a Manchester City home match (game to be decided at the time of the draw)

1 x signed copy of Vincent Kompany’s Man City Photo Book (Signed by Vincent Kompany)

1 x signed copy of a Man City Photo Book (signed by various Manchester City players)

25 x Free Delivery

To Enter simply add the add the letters GW after your name when downloading the software. Alternatively at checkout you can also enter the competition by entering GW in the voucher code section.

Download the Man City Photo Book Software

Competition Rules

  1. Free Delivery – you will be sent a free delivery code for subsequent photo books. Free delivery is only valid on delivery within Europe.
  2. To enter you must on setting up your account enter the letters “GW” after your name in the box labelled name. Alternatively at checkout you can also enter the competition by entering GW in the voucher code section.
  3. The competition will be drawn at dates throughout the season.
  4. No cash alternatives will be offered

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