a three-day photobook workshop with the read that image team

Workshop FAQs

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for photographers and visual artists of all skill levels, from hobbyist to professional. A fully developed project, although advantageous, is also not necessary to take part in this workshop and a photobook may be created from a series of images based around a specific theme.

What should I bring to the workshop?

The most important element of this workshop is of course your images. We will print your work prints in advance the workshop, which we will ask you send to us prior to the workshop. Low resolution jpegs will be sufficient for this. Be sure to also have your high resolution digital image files with you on a hard drive or laptop with you on attendance of the workshop.

Do I need a laptop or any particular software?

If you have a laptop, please bring it along with your hard drive containing high resolution copies of your images. These can be in Jpeg or Tiff format. Let us know in advance if you have Adobe InDesign. If not, a trial version is available to download from the Adobe website, which should be done in the days leading up to the workshop. If neither of these options are available, we will make sure there is a computer with Indesign for you to work off of.

Do I need to know Indesign or any other software?

While a background in Indesign is advantageous, it is not strictly necessary. We will give you a basic guide to using Indesign, which will get you well on your way to designing your dummy. We will also be on hand to answer any and all questions.

Is there anything else I should bring along?

We will be providing all printing and binding materials, however you are welcome to bring along any additional items you think could be pertinent to the development of your dummy. This could be a previous book you have made, a photobook you find interesting or any materials you would like to use in the production of your dummy.

How do I pay?

A non-refundable deposit is needed to secure your place on the workshop. The remainder of the workshop fee is then to be paid in the week leading up to the workshop. This can be done via bank transfer prior to the workshop, or with cash or card on the first day of the workshop.


With an emphasis on the individual, the One-on-One workshop programme is aimed at artists and photographers with a developed body of photographic work that they would like to bring into photobook form.

Combining the affordability of the group workshops with the focussed attention of our design consultation, the One-on-One workshop bridges the gap between these two formats. The One-on-One workshop is aimed at individuals with limited time and budget but who want to produce work that is carefully contemplated and comprehensive on all levels.

Following the same format as our Make a Photobook workshop, the RTI team works with the individual over the course of three days to bring their publication to full fruition, working collectively to develop the image edit, sequence, layout, design, printing, binding and materials selection. One-on-One workshop participants arrive with their collection of images and leave with a photobook dummy.

** For the month of August we are offering a 10% discount on our standard One-on-One Workshops **




Dara McGrath

sophia vigne welsh

ethna o' regan

aisling o' rourke

martin cregg

robert mccormack

shane lynam