Making a Photobook - from Concept to Printing Course

Making a Photobook – from concept to printing

This intensive four-part workshop is designed to enable you design your own photobook with a professional look.

Workshop 1 – Preparing your photobook assets and sequencing

In this session you will be introduced to developing concepts that elevates your photobook to being more than an album of photographs. We will look at methods of preparing your images and beginning to sequence, and different types of photobooks.

Workshop 2 – Graphic Design Fundamentals

In this session you will be introduced to professional approaches to choosing book formats, layouts, colours, and typography and how to design your book.

Workshop 3 – Introduction to Adobe InDesign and other software

In this session you will watch a book being made in front of you and exported ready to send to a printer. The industry standard Adobe InDesign will be used, but other software that can do the job will also be discussed including Lightroom.

Workshop 4 – Working with Printers

In this final session you will be given a list of recommended printers and why Artona work with them. We will also discuss different papers and bindings. By now you will be ready to design and send of your own professional looking photo-book.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in developing a photographic project into a photobook. Participants do not need to have prior knowledge of designing books and concepts, or how to use design software such as InDesign since the basics of all aspects are covered by the course.

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered online in four sessions. Each session lasts just over an hour to ensure attendees can absorb the delivery. At the end of each session an assignment is set for attendees to work on before the next session to reinforce learning. You will also have access to a recording of the session and course notes.  

Who is the lead tutor?

The course is taught by professional photographer and graphic designer Stewart Wall who is also a trained and qualified teacher. He has led many collaborative book projects for the Royal Photographic Society and has produced hundreds of books of his own work, and for private and commercial clients. He has a BA (Hons) in photography from University of Lincoln, a BA in Graphic Design from Teeside University and an MA in Visual Communication from the University of Hertfordshire, where he is about to begin a Professional Doctorate (PhD) in Fine Art.

What will participants ideally need?

Ideally participants will be working on a photographic project that they would like to make a photobook with. Access to a design program such as InDesign is preferable but other software can also be used. Participants will also need access to the internet and ideally a microphone and web camera

What is the cost of the course?

The cost of the course is normally £50 per participant. If you book a course for your association or group there is a 50% discount offered for block booking.

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