Book Making Workshop
Sydney – July 27/28
Challenge your creative thoughts – for beginners through to advanced…
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 couple of days, your tutors can help beginners, through to those who have made books before to new creative levels. Both Darran and Pearce have been making their own books for many years. You will love their ‘Keep It Simple’ style…
Close to Sydney Airport. Final details are supplied one month before the event.
IMAGES – CONCEPT/THEME
We require you to bring enough images for a 50 page book. Please bring at least 200 to 300 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 and Pearce 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. You start your book today. Day 2: you continue to make your book, with one bon one help from your expert tutors, plus you continue into ‘concepts/theme’ and technical aspects of a book like creating a ‘story’, image selection etc. By the end of day 2, you are well on your way to your book and you can complete your masterpiece at home.
WHAT TO BRING – Important
Bring your laptop/computer with maximum RAM, (ideally 16GB+) at least 300GB hard drive space and the latest version of Adobe Lightroom loaded. (and used/tested) We will have limited time to teach Lightroom. If you are thinking of buying a new computer, a couple of weeks before the workshop is a good time. We are happy to help with the best options. Free 30 day trial versions of Lightroom are available at – www.adobe.com.au
BOOK WORKSHOP – Itinerary…
DAY 1 – Saturday July 27
We start today at 9am at Momento. (Just 10 minutes from Sydney Airport.) We setup your computers, check images and offer you great tips to maximising your book making interests. 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. (Please note that we will not have time to ‘setup’ your computer. If unsure, please contact us before the event.) This afternoon you will start your book with great tips and techniques suggested by your experienced tutor. Wefinish about 4pm.
DAY 2 – Sunday July 28
We start at 9am. 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. Your cover will be finished and you will have your book well underway. It is not possible to finish a quality book in two days, but it is possible to offer you the perfect start to a great book that you can finish with your newskills in your own time. We finish at 4pm.
Event information and price is subject to change.