ONLINE | Developing a Creative Photo Book with Douglas Stockdale | May


Date  | Saturdays & Sundays, May 14-22, 2022

Time  |  1PM-4PM

Location |  Online

Cost  | $528 Non-Member   $480 Members

Instructor  |  Douglas Stockdale

Skill Level  | All Levels

This workshop is part of our visiting instructor workshop series. Please review the cancellation and refund policy for this class. If cancellation is requested by the participant, the following policies apply: no refunds will be given within 10 days before the start of the workshop. If CPAC decides to cancel due to inadequate minimum enrollment, all client payments received for the workshop will be fully refunded.

This four-day workshop is an opportunity for artists and photographers who are currently working on or planning to start a project that will result in a book publication. Whether you plan to make book submissions to a publisher or self-publish your artist book, this workshop is meant to help you create a book that meets your artistic vision.

The goal of this workshop is to create a physical book-dummy, the real first step to publishing an artist/photographic book. We will discuss each photographer’s vision, mission, and objectives for the publication of a photographic project, and then gain an understanding of how these conceptual aspects translate into a physical book object.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide photographers with the building blocks to move from a complex unorganized mass of images into a refined edit and subsequently sequence to create a pre-visualization of a book concept.

We will meet to discuss, review and work on the principals of publishing a photographic book.  As personal projects that can evolve into a photobook help sustain and define ourselves as photographers, so too does this workshop help move towards that goal. Past participants have stated that this is like a 4rd grade book making class on steroids. It’s a wonderful combination of intense creativity in a fun and low stress & supporting setting.

Fundamental to the book development process is learning aspects of:

  • Editing (Working with at a large project, making book selection(s), fine tuning an image)
  • Sequencing of the body of photographs
  • Image layout
  • Font design
  • Book designs
  • Images in the context of a book design to shape and narrate a story
  • Supporting essays and words
  • Copyright issues; yours and others
  • Book printing and bindery considerations
  • Marketing and selling a book

Materials Needed:

  • 15 – 20 photographs/images intended to be published in one book: small JPGs to be sent to instructor
  • Participants should have these same photographs printed out at home for use during workshop

Please register as you normally would, and CPAC will update you with links to take your class or workshop as scheduled online. To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop, laptop, or tablet with an internet connection. If you have any questions about navigating our system, please email [email protected] for more information.