Learn how to translate a photographic project into an engaging concept and design for a photobook. This course explores strategies and techniques for developing a dummy book or what is known as a ‘zine. By the end of this short course you will have everything you need to produce a PDF dummy book which can be distributed in that form or sent to a printer to make a physical book to your specifications. You will learn this through a series of discussions, looking at examples and completing exercises designed to explore the formulation of a concept for a photobook. Following this you will be taught ways of developing that concept into a book design which can form the basis of a digital, (PDF) or physical dummy photobook. Students are encouraged to develop a concept based on a pre-existing body of work, alongside learning some of the fundamental graphic design principles useful for book design. Finally, students will be looking at how to start laying out a design for a dummy book using Adobe Indesign, or other apps. This course is suitable for anyone interested in developing a photographic project into a photobook. Participants do not need prior experience of book development, graphic design or Adobe Indesign as the basics of all three will be covered during the workshop.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Produce a successful sequence of photographic storytelling images
  • Gain a deeper insight to ‘Zines and Photobook layouts.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of different sequences of photographs, and size they are use can alter the perceived story they tell.
  • Produce interesting creative presentations of images in the form of a Zine or first draft photobook
  • To be able to critique your own work and of others using correct subject specific language

Tutor: Lydia Evans

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