Novel Portraits: About The New Feature + Current Read 02/02/14

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Novel Portraits is a weekend feature where I showcase book photography! You guys might not know, but photography is my second most favourite hobby next to reading! A love child of the two dearest things to me- book photography is awesome and thus demands a whole new segment on the blog.

There are many cool book-photo features out there like Paper Riot’s Picture This and Tea Between Books’ Snap It which are mostly book blogger spotlights. Novel Portraits will be slightly different.

These are the type of posts you can expect from the feature:

  • Novel Portraits – Any photograph that has a book in it automatically falls under this one! Mostly, I’ll post pictures featuring either my current read, some bookmarked pages, or maybe snapshots of my bookshelf. Book Haul photos are excluded because there’s a separate category for that.
  • Behind The Lens – Sorta like a spotlight as well, this is where I’ll feature bookworms who also happen to be photo-enthusiasts! I see a lot of gorgeous book photography on Tumblr and Flickr so I want to feature the creative people behind them!
  • Book Photography Tips – This is just a budding idea, not yet a sure thing. I’m not claiming to be a good photographer at all but I’d be more than willing to give out some tips so that your own novel portraits look attractive!
  • Et cetera – Also known as anything-else-I-can-think-of.

That’s pretty much it! And since I’ve told you about the new feature, here’s a Novel Portrait for ya~

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Current Read

The Novel: Pivot Point by Kasie West
The Portrait: Taken 02/02/14, with Canon 600D, post-processed
Description: Don’t mind the typewriter- I’m not even using it at the moment, haha. Anyway, I’m currently reading this book! It’s my second Kasie West book and I find myself adoring her MC’s knack for sarcasm. Addie, the protagonist, kinda sounds like Caymen from The Distance Between Us. I’m still just a few chapters in but I’m super curious about how the story will come to be!

I’ll usually post 2 or more pictures, depending on how many bookish photos I take within the week! The whole scheme of Novel Portraits isn’t final yet! The idea only came to me today so I haven’t deliberated the feature enough. Lol, I just want a blog feature where I could post bookish photos, really.

Anyway, what are your thoughts on this new feature? Any suggestions? (I’m super open to them!) Are you a bookworm-slash-photography-nerd? Would you ever like to get featured on Behind The Lens? Oh and have you read Pivot Point yet? If yes, how did you feel about the book?

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34 Responses

    I love taking photos of books, that’s why my instagram is 99% pictures of books :D I never knew how to integrate something like that in my blog though. looking forward to more of yours!

  2. You know I love this feature! Photography is my life (literally being a wedding and portrait photographer) and I just find great visuals attract me so much more. What Lens did you use? I love using my 50mm f/1.4 for my portrait, the depth of field is just beautiful!


  3. This feature sounds so cool! I love the picture, it turned out great! I can’t wait to see what you think of Pivot Point because the wait for Split Second has been tough haha. Hope to see more of these soon! :D

  4. This is absolutely amazing, Hazel!

    I love pictures of books and it’s one the reasons I spend so much time on Tumblr. Also, I love the photos you take! They’re always so artsy. So yes, I’m very excited for this new feature of yours. Bring on all the book photos! =D

  5. This is so awesome! I’m so excited to see this continue. I love photography, and while I’m awful at book photography, I find it so fascinating to see. Can’t wait to see what comes of this!

    (love the typewriter in the photo, by the way)

  6. I really like your new feature, Hazel! I really love how you take pics of your books. It’s very creative. :) I’ll be reading Pivot Point soon and I bet it’ll be an awesome read because so many people fan-girl/boy on it.

  7. So in love with this feature! Books + photos = yeeeessss. I’m really excited about it! Ahhhh. :D

    Kasie West is THE BEST person on the world! <3

  8. I’m not much of a photographer, but I love seeing beautiful photos. I think that this would be a really good feature! :D I’ve read Pivot Point and loved it. I hope you like it too. :)

  9. I love this feature! You’re so creative, Hazel :) I think it’s awesome when bloggers share their other talents/hobbies as it lets us get to know each other better and I always find inspiration from these kinds of features!

  10. Hazel, I love this photo! I don’t take pics of books, but some of the covers are gorgeous and ought to be in art of some kind.
    p.s. did you get my email with the interview questions? Would love to have your input!

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