PLEASE NOTE, THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL, PLEASE RING MARTIN HOWSE OR JOY MEDLEY TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY CANCELLATIONS, IT IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO BOOK ONLINE
Brian Steptoe FRPS will give this talk and workshop
This workshop has come about due to the surge of interest in Photo books. The RPS have set up a Society Exhibition for Photo books in 2014 (similar to the international prints and projected exhibitions), the closing date is 1stSeptember. Any genre of photography can be entered.
Brian will show us examples from international winners; Blurb Photo books, plus several award winning published and self-published Photo books will be brought for browsing. These books will represent different genres of photography.
Rod Fry ARPS will give us a resume of the rules for entry of the book exhibition. Rod has an extensive collection of photobooks built over 30 years including photographers from the UK, USA and Japan. Some of these will be on display. However you do not have to enter the exhibition to attend this workshop! It is open to anyone interested in books!
This is followed by advice on improving your own Photo books and a hands-on workshop for attendees to edit and sequence sets of 10x15cm prints for a book pages.
Brian Steptoe FRPS has much experience in the creation of photo books.
The photo book design workshop will comprise a presentation after which participants will form into groups around tables and sequence a set of 50 paper prints plus some blanks for white pages.
Emphasis will be placed on the need to edit and sequence images, together with reasons for this. Many photo books fail because book design software encourages photographers to rush into this before they have done the necessary preparation that makes the difference between a good and average photo book. The workshop will also cover text and caption colouring and placement, the use of differing size images on different pages, inserting folded image content, reasons for inserting blank pages and cross page spreads and full image bleeds. These and others are the features that lift a template style book to a higher level. Time will be given to discussion and audience questions.
The talk and workshop is also relevant to anyone thinking of a hand-made book.
Please make email booking to Martin Howse but send cheque to
4 Pomeroy Place
Newton Abbot TQ12 6UW