The Photography Book: Crafting the Visual Narrative
Participants in this course will learn how to produce high quality photographic books that present a visual narrative in an effective manner. They will learn how to use concepts of narrative and scenography to select images and arrange them in sequences to constitute an aesthetic and dramatic unit with visual continuity and flow – a book structure that effectively communicates the author’s personal vision.
The following subjects and techniques will be covered: book structure, page architecture, graphic design, typography, maquettes, selection and use of production software, selection of and working with book printing companies, book templates, colour management, image resolution, obtaining and using ISBN numbers and Canada Cataloguing in Publication indexing, copyright notice, proofing, PDF creation, file transmission, test printing and adjustments, production runs and marketing – essentially everything from the initial concept to the finished product.
Course Work and Projects
Participants are expected to already have an available selection of photographic work that can be used to create their book project. During the course, participants will work on the development of their book project with the objective of completing the book layout by the end of the course. Software will be demonstrated in class and students will do exercises and work on the development of their book project.
Students must have a laptop computer with adequate software installed. (Evaluation copies of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software can be provided for the course). Participants are expected to have mastered the basic craft of photography, have a working knowledge and experience with Photoshop.
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THE PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK
MAY 29 - AUGUST 7, 2017
May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 25, 31, August 7
10 SESSIONS - 30 HOURS
**LOCATION: OTTAWA ARTS COUNCIL** - LOCATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE
INSTRUCTOR: CEDRIC PEARSON
LEVEL BASIC I $369