Photo by current second year SPAO student Alexandra Sofia

Photo by current second year SPAO student Alexandra Sofia

designing the photobook

Adobe InDesign has been the industry standard for designing photobooks and other publications for over a decade; it is the perfect tool to create elegant and readable layouts that perfectly match your vision. 

In this course, participants will learn how to produce high quality photographic books that present a visual narrative in an effective manner. They will learn how how to use concepts of narrative to select images and arrange them in sequences to constitute an aesthetic and dramatic unit with visual continuity and flow. Students will design a book structure that effectively communicates their personal vision. 

The following subjects and techniques will be covered: book structure, page architecture, properly set master pages as a template, create and apply paragraph and character styles, place your images properly, colour management, obtain and use ISBN numbers and Canada Cataloguing in Publication indexing, proofing, PDF creation, publish your book and much more.

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. Participants are expected to have mastered the basics of photography.

Registration
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(613) 562-3824
part-time@spao.ca

DESIGNING THE PHOTOBOOK
JANUARY 10 – MARCH 21, 2018
January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28 March 7, 14, 21
No Class February 21
WEDNESDAYS 6:00PM - 9:00PM
10 SESSIONS: 30 HOURS
LOCATION: SPAO MEDIA LAB, 54 NORMAN ST. 
PEDRO SANTOS
LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | $395
MAX 12 STUDENTS