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How to Create a Photobook



Richard Gosnold


Saturday 8, 15 & 22 April 2023


2pm - 5pm





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 -
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

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.