Photograhic POD Book Workshop in Portland


Laural Russel at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon, has just formally announced my workshop for Developing a Photographic Print on Demand (POD) Book, which will be a one-day workshop on Sunday, March 15th at her gallery.

You can find out more information about the workshop and complete the registration here.

It should be a lot of fun and very informative. I will have samples of my books, including the artist proofs and discuss why I made the subsequent changes and how I ended up with my final version. As a result of my web-journal The Photo Book, I will also have a bunch of recently published traditional published books, as well as the best of the POD books, including a copy of Beth Dow’s In The Garden, the 2008 Grand Prize winner with Blurb.

Additionally, the workshop will be occuring during the exhibition of the POD books from the Photo+Book juried competition at the gallery (which you can still enter until the end of January!!)

I will be covering the following topics during the workshop; Establishing the purpose of your book, POD vs traditional book publishing, POD options, parts of a book, book design & book dummy, editing,pairing & sequencing your photographs, POD templates, words & fonts, color management & output sharpening, production proof, and marketing your book. Whew! Yes, a lot of ground to cover, but we will get ‘er done!

Although the gallery is on winter break for the month of January, you can still register for the workshop. And of course, if you have any questions, leave me a comment.

And you can take this workshop just in time to prepare youself to participate in SoFoBoMo 2009!  SoFoBoMo, also known as Solo Foto Book Month, is when you take 30 days to complete a photographic book project.  You start taking the photographs for a book (no cheating, you can’s use photographs before you start your 30 days), creating at least 36 photographs, and then developing and producing the photographic book. At the end of 30 days, you have a finished book. (Which is your own personal prize for participating)

 So if you are interested in either my workshop or SoFoBoMo 2009, check them out;- )

I hope to see you at Portland in March…

Best regards, Doug


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