Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

4th Aug - 24th Sep

Parr’s Ireland: 40 Years of Photography

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present 'Parr's Ireland: 40 Years of Photography', a retrospective of work by esteemed Britis...

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2nd Jun - 16th Jul

Thomas Albdorf at Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present a selection of three bodies of work by Vienna-based conceptual artist Thomas Albdorf....

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Community

24th May - 25th May

Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022

Belfast Exposed is proud to present The Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022, an exhibition featuring work from ...

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14th Oct - 25th Nov

Looking Through Our Eyes

Belfast Exposed present a photographic exhibition exploring the theme of portraits by a group of individuals who have an acqu...

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How to Create a Photobook

Courses

Tutor

Richard Gosnold

Date

Saturday 8, 15 & 22 October 2022

Time

10am - 1pm

Places

8

Cost

£125.00

About The Course

The three-week ‘Creating a Photobook’ course is perfect for people who are considering creating a photobook.

The course will look at the different elements involved in creating a photobook from an initial edit, through to a meaningful sequence and design considerations. The course also covers a variety of publishing options, including self-publishing, short run and on-demand printing, and working with a publisher.

Participants will leave with an understanding of photobooks as a concept and a physical object, as well as the tools, skills and knowledge required to design and bring their own photobook to publication.

What you will need
  • Laptop - can be provided upon request.
  • A printed selection of 15 to 30 images, which you would like to make into a photobook. These images should be printed at a maximum of 6 x 4 inches. They don't need to be fine art prints - photocopies, shop prints are fine e.g. Tesco, Boots, Snappy Snaps
  • Low-resolution JPEG files of all the images you want to include in the book. These images should be a maximum of 2000 pixels on the long side. In the first session, you will use the digital images to provide a short presentation to introduce and discuss your project.
  • Text and any other components that you intend to use in the photobook.
  • Photobooks - if you have used any as a reference.
  • Adobe InDesign installed on your laptop. A free alternative is Bookwright, which can be downloaded here - https://www.blurb.co.uk/bookwright.
What you will learn
  • An understanding of the photobook as a concept.
  • Elements involved in photobook design.
  • How to create a photobook.
  • Strategies for editing images.
  • How to sequence images to communicate your ideas.
  • Introduction to photobook dummies.
  • Photobook production considerations.
  • An insight into working with a publisher.
  • What's involved in self-publishing your photobook.

For more information contact Conor at training@belfastexposed.org

Course Structure

We have 30 years experience delivering practical training courses enabling students to develop and grow as photographers. Our photography training structure has 4 stages, where students progress through each stage, developing their skills and understanding of photography. Participants may begin their journey at any stage.

We also offer one-day specialist Focus On workshops. Alternatively, if you would like a Bespoke training course, we can create a one-to-one training experience for you.

Stage 1 is an introduction to digital photography, designed both for beginners and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge.

Stage 2 is for those who want to further develop their knowledge and practice of photography, and provides the opportunity to have your work reviewed by one of the Belfast Exposed tutors.

Stage 3 will help you develop your personal style, confidence and technique, by experimenting with a number of specialist themes and practices. We offer Stage 3 courses specialising in Street, Portrait, Landscape and Documentary photography. your work reviewed by one of the Belfast Exposed tutors.

Stage 4 is an extensive, advanced level course designed for photographers with a keen interest in moving into a career or education in photography.