People who scroll though the images I shot for potential book covers are usually left unimpressed . . . by the composition, the blandness, the excessive amount of negative space . . .
The thing is, the images don’t look unfinished and bland to me . . . because I could already see where the texts are going to be . . . even before I shoot the images . . .
As you see, without the texts, the image looks “unfinished” . . . It lacks some things . . .
Shooting this kind of images requires pre-visualization.
A clear client brief, mood board/storyboard, or – better yet – a sketch of the finished design would be extremely helpful. But, there are times when I receive short briefs . . . and I have to guess what the clients want and present them with several options. But, it could be fun.
In case you are wondering,. there are some mock-ups I made using my unused shots . . . just so I can show you what I’m talking about