SU071 Creating Your Own Photo Book: A Primer

  • 07 Jun 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Paris 17th arrondissement; exact location will be sent prior to the start of class.
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Tuesday 7 June 2016

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Cost: €55

Tired of accumulating millions of pictures that get lost in hard drives or external discs ? Learn how to create a personal photo book, organizing your archives in a creative and interesting way.

Creating a photo book is not only about making an album, it's also about telling a story. It means thinking about the layout, how to put the pictures together and how to harmonize them.  It's also about selecting the pictures; it's very important to tell a coherent story throughout.

Other questions to consider include: how to print the images? Whether to make the book by your own hands or order it through the net?  And in the event you want to publish the book as an artist, how best to publish it?  Through an editor or self-publish?

Family album or artist book, the photo book is an essential tool for preserving and showing our photographs.  This course is an easy introduction to the photo book world and the beauty of telling stories with images.

Students can expect to:

  • learn the basics of photo book creation
  • learn about various publication options
  • work on developing their own photo book during class

Course Requirements

  • Students are requested to bring a laptop to class.
  • Suitable for all levels of photographers

About the instructor

Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Masters in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate in photography, Juan Manual works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.

Image Credit: © Juan Manuel Abellán

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