Virtual Photo Book Workshops for 2022

With the recent announcement by Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC), it appears that my book development workshop calendar is pretty well scheduled for the first half of 2022. Although the virtual workshop for SouthEast Center for Photography (SEC4P) is already filled for January (okay, a bit over-filled but we will work with the overflow), we are discussing options for the fall of 2022.

Our workshop goal is to develop a physical book-dummy and the week between sessions has been an ideal time to synthesize what was discussed and work on the book-dummy. 

Fundamental to the book development process is learning aspects of:

  • Editing (Working with at a large project, making book selection(s), fine tuning an image)
  • Sequencing of the body of photographs
  • Image layout
  • Font design
  • Book designs
  • Images in the context of a book design to shape and narrate a story
  • Supporting essays and words
  • Copyright issues; yours and others
  • Book printing and bindery considerations
  • Marketing and selling a book

As personal projects that can evolve into a photobook help sustain and define ourselves as photographers, so too does this workshop help move towards that goal. Past participants have stated that this is like a 5th grade book making class on steroids. It’s a wonderful combination of intense creativity in a fun and low stress & supporting setting.

Workshops, as well as a portfolio review opportunities by dates are:

Southeast Center for Photography (SEC4P): Creative PhotoBook workshop (Sold Out), a virtual event on Zoom; January 22 & 23 and 29 & 30, 2022, 10am – 1pm, EST (3 hour session each day, with a week between the weekend sessions to work your book-dummy).

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP): Exposure Weekend, virtual portfolio reviews, which I am one of the many portfolio reviewers available, January 27 – 30th, 2022, details here.

Medium Photo: Developing a Creative Photo Book, a virtual (Zoom) workshop I will be leading again in conjunction with Medium Photo on: March 5th & 6th and then March 12th & 13th, 2022, from 9am to noon, PST. More details and sign-up available now at Medium Photo.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC): Developing a Creative Photo Book, a virtual (Zoom) workshop I will be leading on Saturday & Sunday, May 14th & 15th and then Saturday & Sunday 21st and 22nd, 2022, from 1pm to 4pm Mountain Time (MT). Registration is open with discounts for members.

Let me know if you have any questions (doug@douglasstockdale.com)

Cheers,

Doug

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