SORRY, FULLY BOOKED Saturday Dec 16th 2024 : Designing a Great Photobook Like a Professional – from Concept to Printing Workshop


A one-day course that covers designing a professional looking photobook from concept to printing

Jan 6th 2024 – 10am to 4pm (includes rest breaks and lunch break)

Limited to ten places

Early-bird booking (sale price) finishes in two weeks’ time

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Designing a Great Photobook Like a Professional – from Concept to Printing Workshop

Using Affinity Publisher with Stewart Wall

Jan 6th 2024 – 10am to 4pm (includes rest breaks and lunch break)

(live interactive workshop using Zoom with plenty of time for participants’ questions)

Limited to 10 participants.

During the workshop, Stewart will create a photobook from start to finish, so you can see the whole process come together (images and text created before the workshop). There will be ample time throughout the day for questions.By the end of the workshop you will have an understanding of all you need to know to create a great professional looking photobook.

  • Workshop Schedule

    10:00 Start

    Welcome and Introduction to the day

    Session 1: Images and Text

    By the end of the workshop we will have a finished PDF ready to send to the printers. We begin the day by preparing the images and text ready for the design

    Session 2: Sequencing

    To create a photobook that flows, a good sequence is vital. We will look at two different methods of creating a sequence and discuss why the sequence works in this instance

    Ten Minute Rest Break

    Session 3: Concept and Narrative

    Every successful photobook has a concept and narrative that lifts the book beyond being an album of photographs. We will look at how the concept and narrative evolves from an initial idea for a project / photobook

    Lunch Break

  • Affinity Publisher is used for the workshop, which is available for both Mac or Windows and is available for a low cost compared to other software. The content of the workshop will help you get the most out of other software if that is your preference. Affinity Publisher is very similar to Adobe Design.

Session 4: Affinity Publisher Design 1

Affinity Publisher is a low priced DTP programme that used well will help produce a professional looking photobook easily. We will cover master pages that speed up the process and make our design more coherent, adding images, text and creating our first page layout.

Session 5: Affinity Publisher Design 2

With our first page layout complete we will add additional pages in a fast, creative and stylish way, making a professional looking photobook

Ten Minute Rest Break

Session 6: Affinity Publisher 3: Exporting for Print

With our design ready we will run pre-flight checks and then export it ready to send to the printers. We will consider colour etc

16:00 End

After the workshop you will be sent a full set of course instructions to use afterwards, which you can follow to design your own professional looking photobook as we did during the workshop.

The Tutor: Stewart has been a professional photographer since the 1980s and has been designing photobooks for over twenty-five years. He holds a BA (Hons) in Photography and Design, an MA in Photography and a Level 7 PGCE teaching qualification.

He has delivered photobook workshops for the RPS and in colleges and camera clubs for a number of years. In 2020 the Society asked him to create the criteria for the new RPS Distinctions Photobook genre, and he helped launch it by chairing the assessments for the first two years. Since then a number of attendees from his past workshops and mentoring programmes have gone on to gain Associate and Fellowship distinctions with the Society with their photobooks.