Digital Photo-Book: how to make your own book with Blurb
With the rapid rise in popularity of on-demand printing services such as Blurb.com, photographers can now produce eye-catching photobooks and exhibition catalogues for as little as ￡10.
Over the course we will sequence a selection of your images into a book using two different software tools: Lightroom's Book module or Blurb’s easy to use BookSmart application. You will learn about page layout including captions and cover design and examine different paper qualities, book formats and costs. We will also use a colour managed workflow to ensure you prepare your files to get the best possible printed result.
At the end of the course
This workshop is sponsored by Blurb, who give you a voucher to the value of ￡29.99 off your first book order
What you need to bring along
80-100 UNEDITED image files in either RAW or JPEG format. Black and white photographers should save their files as RGB’s rather than Greyscales. A USB pen drive will be useful for transporting your work.
What level is the course?
You will need to have some knowledge of image processing but no experience of using book design software is necessary.
Either bring a packed lunch or use local facilities.
The workshop will be lead by photographer and author Tim Daly. Tim is a contributor to many photography magazines including the British Journal of Photography, Black and White Photography, Photo-District News. His book, Creating Digital Photobooks is published by Argentum.
Times: 10am – 5pm
Address:The Royal Photographic Society, Fenton House, 122 Wells Road, Bath BA2 3AH
Parking: There is no parking at the RPS on week days but there are spaces available in the surrounding streets. At weekends you can park in the RPS car park which is accessed to the left of the building through a gateway.
Lunch: Tea and Coffee is provided throughout the day but not lunch unless stated. Please bring a packed lunch or use local amenities. There is a delicatessen that offers sandwiches and snacks within walking distance which is open from Monday - Saturdays. There is also the CO-OP, a pub and newsagents open Monday - Sundays.
Image © Tim Daly