Saturday, September 17th
Self-Publishing Your Photography Book Workshop with Elizabeth Avedon
9-3p, with lunch, R.F. Strickland Building, Concord, Georgia
Please see Elizabeth’s bio on the Bios page.
There is a rich history of self-published authors including Edgar Allen Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King and Mark Twain. Now that artists are able to produce their own hardcover and softcover books online at a relatively low cost, self-publishing has become a popular alternative for photographers.
Self-Publishing Your Photography Book will cover the basic principles of designing your own photography book. Drawing on over thirty years of experience, Elizabeth will demonstrate the bones of a successful photography book including; interior design decisions, sequencing, typography (Serif vs Sans Serif) and cover design. We will explore what comprises good design from bad, creating a framework for the participant to build upon with their own book project, and briefly discuss the self-publishing companies available.
Each participant should bring 10, maximum of 12, related images for sequencing and discussion of design considerations. We will work together and as a group to evolve each of your individual projects and expression. (Bring only inexpensive copies we can tack on the wall, no delicate final prints, 12 max) and 1 photography book whose design or layout you admire (optional)
We will not cover technical questions (pdf-to-book workflow) or software questions.
Workshop Only: $350
Book Workshop Package: $450*
Package for Two: (one ticket to Book Workshop included) $575*
*includes Friday evening Collector’s Soiree, Self-Publishing Your Photography Book Workshop during the day Saturday, the SlowExposures Ball on Saturday evening, and the Lunch and Learn photo slide show on Sunday after the Juror’s Talk