Creating and Printing a Photo Book Dummy with InDesign | November

Creating and Printing a Photo Book Dummy with InDesign

Date & Time | 

  • (CPAC) November 14, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • (Online via Zoom) November 29, 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • (Online via Zoom) December 6, 6:00PM – 7:30 PM
  • (CPAC) December 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location |  In-Person & Online

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

Cost  |  $240 Member and $264 Non-Member

Instructor  |  Julia Vandenoever

Skill Level  |  Beginner to Advanced


You will go through the photo book making process from sequencing, to creating a layout in indesign and finally making a book dummy in this 4-week course.

Course Description:

This workshop is designed for you to have a finished book dummy. We will walk through the photo book process which can feel overwhelming to start. The first class will be in person to edit and sequence your book project using your 4×6 prints. We will also start your indesign layout document. The second and third class will be online to get feedback on your working layouts. Participants will be exposed to contemporary photo books to generate and inspire new approaches. The final class will be making your physical book dummy and discussing the next steps for printing your book.

  • Editing & sequencing your project for the book form
  • Learning how to create your layout in InDesign
  • Exposure to other photo books and artists for ideas and inspiration
  • Making your physical book dummy

Materials Needed:

  • Computer with InDesign installed (you can do the 30-day trial)
  • 4×6 prints for the first day of class
  • Your book pages printed for the last day of class
  • Scissors and glue sticks