Forgive my windiness...
The quality of discussions and work I see on these forums make this the obvious place to post my scenario. I greatly respect your opinions - should you have the time and desire to reply.
I've been working on a set of images as a tribute to my late Grandfather. I am drawing ever closer to completion (I think!) in selecting the 12 - 16 negs I plan to use. The end result I'm envisioning here will be a book (or portfolio box) with photographs of his farm, collections, wife, etc that will hold special meaning for our family, as well as tell a story for future generations. (This is probably a cliche project for the most part - although certainly not in our family.)
My question is as follows: for those of you who have experience in assembling a portfolio to be viewed in a non-business format, what size prints did you decide upon? I cannot decide between 5x7 or 8x10.
Have you printed one size or the other and regreted it? If so, why? If not, why?
If I could take just a little more of your time - what would you recommend for a presentation method? In a perfect world, I'd obviously like to have this be in a bound format. I just think the presentation would be better for everyone. I've looked into some companies that do this - and wow! are they expensive. I read a thread on here that suggested binding your own book. I'm going to pursue this further. In the meantime, do you all have any other suggestions? Those of you who have used portfolio boxes - are you happy with the overall presentation?
I thank you for your time and suggestions.