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Create Your Own Photobook

Do you have a bunch of beautiful memories just sitting in your camera? In this class, expert designer Reina, will guide you through the technical and storytelling practices needed to make beautiful printed photo books. Learn how to curate the best images, lay them out beautifully on the page, and master the free online creation tool and much more!

Description

Online photobook providers are quite common, however it is much harder to produce a quality book than you might think! 

Acquire the skills to create and print a precious keepsake that can be gifted, or displayed on your coffee table.   Create a story through photos, by practicing layout design, using the perfect fonts and colours that are on-theme.

Your tutor, Reina is passionate about design and storytelling and will share her extensive knowledge, so you can gain confidence and mastery of this useful skill. She’s made many photo books, some as professional pieces for companies, others as special gifts to loved ones and personal keepsakes.

Once you’ve mastered creating your own photo book, you will have a new stress-free technique that is creative, practical and produces memories you can hold in your hand - for you and your friends and family to enjoy.   

Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) so you can create your own photobook - digital photos can be brought along on a memory stick, your phone, your laptop etc.

Note: It costs around $75 to print a standard sample photobook – this is NOT included in the course fee. This courses teaches you the skills to create a beautiful photobook and it is up to you if you wish to pay this extra to actually print off a copy.

Most photobook websites allow you to create the entire book online without paying anything. You can save your book in your online account and then print it whenever you’re ready.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Master how to tell a story through your photos
  • Recognise the different types of paper finishes and book bindings
  • Recognise photo resolution (which photos will look good when printed)
  • Aquire layout, font and colour theory skills
  • Master the online photo book tool
  • Perform the proofing process to confidently press PRINT on your masterpiece
  • Share your printed book with your friends and family

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know

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Prerequisites

Bring an idea of how you would like your photobook to look, and register for a shutterfly.com account ahead of the class to save time.

Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) so you can create your own photobook - digital photos can be brought along on a memory stick, your phone, your laptop etc.

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