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    I'm making a photography book, similar to The Blue Day Book by Bradley Grieve. Different theme, but same style. If you don't know what it is, visit this link: http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Book-Brad.../dp/0740704818 and go to Search Inside, read the first 5 or 6 pages with photos on it and you'll get the idea. It's about a sentence per page, so it won't take long.

    This is an example of one of the pages that will be in the book - If the page is a left hand side page, it'll be like this, if it is right, it'll be the opposite - image aligned to the right and text to the left. I'm thinking of swapping that around though, so the photo is easier to see. Apart from that, what else is there that I can do to this to make it look... better? It looks a tad tacky at the moment and would like to improve it.
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    Personally I think your images would stand out a lot better without the black borders. I find that black borders just seem a bit cliched to me and overdone online. I think having a border gives the eye an additional thing to look at, which will take away the strength of an image and also diminish the effect of contrast within the picture. I know when I first started out in photography I started putting black borders on my images and I thought to myself "something's not right", I took away the borders and I've been borderless since, haven't looked back. Hope that's what you're looking for.

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    I've taken off the black borders - I think you're right, they are quite generic. I added a different border to the smaller image, which I think looks quite nice. I've uploaded both so you can see what they look like. The borderless one, to me, looks like it's missing something.
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    I agree that the borderless one looks like it's missing something, but I don't like how the border confuses the line between the congruent image. Perhaps a drop shadow . . ?
    spice.

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    Good idea! I'll do that now...

    There we go!
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    I like the drop shadow

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    I was going to suggest a thin, white border (which would not detract because of the colour of the flower), but I think the drop shadow does look great, doesn't detract, and gives the visual separation you're probably looking for.

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