MAKE A

PHOTOBOOK

 

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

 

€350

 
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.

WORKSHOP FAQ'S

Submission requirements:

  • Short description of body of work (max 200 words)
  • 10 - 20 images
  • Image format: JPEG, 72dpi, 1800px on the long side
 
 

Make a Photobook is a three-day group workshop lead by the Read That Image team and guest tutors. Workshop participants will explore each stage of the bookmaking process and create their own photobook dummies.

During the workshop participants will learn the language of the book form, how to read images, make meaningful decisions and build a book that is rooted in a carefully considered concept. Participants will work collectively and individually on their books with guidance from the RTI team throughout each stage of the bookmaking process.

The workshop format is intense, fast-paced, hands-on and highly productive. Participants will arrive with a collection of images and leave with a hand-crafted dummy book, and the knowledge and understanding required to develop it into a fully-fledged photobook.

The workshop takes place from 10am - 5pm, over the course of three days, across two weeks. Our next workshop will take place over the 2nd, 3rd & 10th of September.

We are also pleased to announce that photographer and photobook maker Paul Gaffney will  be joining us for day one of the workshop. Paul will be on hand to give sequencing and design advice, and will also be sharing his experiences of photobook making and self-publishing.

To submit please send a selection of images from a body of work along with a brief project description via the submission form. Please note selected participants will be required to pay a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of €70 to secure their place on the workshop.

For additional information please contact the Read That Image team.

Submission deadline: Monday 28th August 6pm

 
 

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