Fraser Island – Book Making
November 20/25, 2018
Enjoy challenges, for all levels to new creative heights…
We live in an era where everyone is shooting more images and travelling to far off destinations than ever before. What do you do with your images? Making a book is one of the most enjoyable ways to use your images and it is easy! In just a few days, Darran will help beginners, through to those who have made books before to new creative levels. He has been making his own books for commercial sales since 1993. He has images in over 200 books world wide and printing awards with Nulab. You will love his Keep It Simple style…
Kingfisher Bay Resort – Fraser Island. This is a fantastic location to escape winter!
IMAGES – CONCEPT/THEME
We require you to bring enough images for a 50 page book. Please bring at least 250 to 400 images so a selection can be made, or more images added to a single page. These should be on a hard drive and as RAW – DNG – TIFF or PSD files. JPEG is ‘OK’, if this was the originally shot format. It would be beneficial if you have a concept/theme to your project. This could be a tour you did with us, to a theme like people of Africa etc. IMPORTANT – if unsure, please contact Darran.
HOW THE WORKSHOP WILL WORK
We will cater to individual levels. Darran will help each photographer on an individual basis, as required during the workshop. We start with checking your computer and images on the first day, plus the basics of making a book in Lightroom. Day 2 we continue into ‘Concepts/theme’ and technical aspects of a book like creating a ‘story’, image selection etc. By the end of this day, you are well on your way to your book. Day 3 we will print covers of the books and finalise the event. The aim is that your book is either finished, or very close to finished and that you can complete your masterpiece at home.
Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. In 2018 we invite you to photograph this stunning locations through your choice of three magnificent linked events:
1. Book Making Workshop – Fraser Island – August
Join us on this great ‘life experience’ photo adventure…
ITINERARY – to adventure…
WHAT TO BRING – Important
Bring your laptop with maximum RAM, (ideally 16GB+) at least 300GB hard drive space and the latest version of Adobe Lightroom loaded. Darran is an expert to help you with the best gear for your interests. If you are thinking of buying a new computer, a couple of weeks before the course is a good time. We are happy to help with the best options. Don’t forget your images!
DAY 1 – Friday – August 31
We suggest that you arrive a day earlier and enjoy the resort. This will maximise your time. Julia can book extra accommodation to suit. We start today at 9am. We setup your computers, check images and offer you great tips to maximising your book making interests. We start your book as time allows after lunch. We include lunch and dinner. Accommodation is included as is transfers to and from Hervey Bay airport. (L,D)
We will concentrate on using Adobe Lightroom for processing, with Photoshop as required. To make your books, you will use Adobe Lightroom.
DAY 2 – Saturday – September 1
We start ‘early’. The key starting point is – themes, concepts, design, text/fonts and ‘how to process your images’. (You will be asked to bring a selection of images for your book project.)
You only require a basic level of understanding Lightroom for this workshop. You will have very good question time and the chance for your tutor to help you every step of the way, on the spot – one on one.
We include a group dinner tonight close to your accommodation. Accommodation is included. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 – Sunday – September 2
We start ‘early’ and spend time finalising your book. (This may continue at your home also after the event.) Again with help from your tutor, we fine tune the look of your book. You will be amazed at the high quality that we can achieve. This morning, we print your book covers and have a group look at the results. The diversity will amaze you and it is a great chance to discover other ideas and concepts from fellow photographers. We finish in time for morning flights. (Please book the latest flights possible. Confirm your flights with Julia before booking.)
The itinerary continues…