How to Create a PhotobookCourses
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.