Updated: May 15
Here we go! You guys it's been a year in the making but I finally have my eight-week course locked and loaded and ready to go on Monday, June 6th, 2020.
This is the course for you if you have:
+ Thousands of photos and have not a clue where to start.
+ 'Create photo books' on your to-do list for months/decades.
+ Tried to make books but don't have a clue where to start and when you do it becomes abundantly clear that it's really hard.
+ When you do print photos they are dark, or fuzzy or or or or or.....
Here is what I know - gone are the days where our Moms would take a roll of film, toss the ones where your eyes are closed, put them in a big sticky paged album and POOF forty years later the story of our lives is sitting under the coffee table for all to see.
I've been a photographer and a mother for the last decade and as a photographer I can give you a very complicated description of why your photos won't print if you wait too long but in short - as your photos age they are basically old pieces of technology. what happens when you try to plug your VHS into the back of your husbands 60 inch tv? If you're answer is - I wouldn't even know where to begin... well, that's what will happen with your photos you'll need to pay someone a bunch of money to make it work. As a Mother I can tell you it's hard to make books because this is emotional and you're getting caught up in stuff that doesn't matter. My favourite is when someone tells me they need to have exactly the same amount of photos of one child as they do another.
Ok, enough rambling what you'll get is a six to eight week course (I've added a lot of buffer just in case you need extra help) that is equal parts hold your hand and kick your butt into doing it. When you get stuck I'll be there to push you through whether you have 100 books to make or two. We will do it together. I've built in a lot of buffer so that people who want to move through quickly can do that or others who want to take their time and enjoy a glass of wine on the couch while watching Ozark with their husbands can do it too. Space will be limited so you will get your questions answered.
Week 1: Welcome, backing up checklist and defining your story line. Printing your test prints.
Week 2: Choosing your bookmaker - I'll present options and a formula to calculate the costs of different options
Week 3: Culling your photos
Week 4: Editing your files and preparing them for printing.
Week 5: Nuts and bolts of book making - everything you need to know to make a great book now and forever.
Week 6/7/8: Making your books
Process: this course is for everyone at every level regardless of your computer set up. Each week I will send your weekly pdf instructions along with a video course with live demos along with two weekly zoom office hour calls where you can come with specific questions and we will have the ability to share your screen.
I can't wait for you to join me.
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