Developing a Creative Photo Book – Medium Photo workshop

Book-dummy copyright Douglas Stockdale I am very honored to announce my third annual book development workshop in conjunction with Medium Photo for next September. Last year this Medium Photo workshop, Developing a Creative Book, due to the COVID-19 pandemic had taken some interesting twists and turns. We ended up having a virtual workshop on Zoom... Continue Reading →

Developing a Book-dummy PDF – part 2

In my previous article, I provided the stating frame work for creating a low resolution book-dummy using Blurb for publisher submissions or obtaining feedback from friends. For those who have used Burb to create a book pdf, you are probably aware of one of the major drawbacks that I discussed earlier; the resulting two-page spreads... Continue Reading →

Instant Nomad – book dummy development

Instant Nomad #3779 copyright Douglas Stockdale The book-dummy for my Instant Nomad series is now into the next phase; testing various images to determine how to strength my narrative about travel and anxiety. Last week I was discussing and evaluating various staged photographs that I had created. I have considered using the photo above, which... Continue Reading →

Book Development Virtual Workshop – LACP

Gardening For Ordnance, book-dummy copyright Douglas Stockdale My Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) workshop, Developing Your Creative Photo Book, due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be virtual on Zoom this year. This book workshop will be a series of three-hour Zoom virtual segments spread over a span of four sessions starting on Saturday, March... Continue Reading →

Brainstorming at PhotoLA 2019

Studio E. R., copyright 2018 Mark Ruwedel Last weekend I had an opportunity to participate as a panelist for a discussion about photo books during PhotoLA 2019. A subject dear to my heart. As a result, I completed the hour and half drive up to Santa Monic for three of the four days for this... Continue Reading →

Middle Ground Book-dummy #4 – ditto

Middle Ground, Book-dummy #4 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale Last weekend during my LACP mini-seminar on photo book development using my book-dummy #4 for the Middle Ground project, this book design really gelled for me. It was now time to move forward to the next phase; book printing. Fortunately Craig Evans, my printer representative for Dual... Continue Reading →

Middle Ground – Revised edit – again

Middle Ground, revised edit, March 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale At this point the realist side (aka the practical engineer) of my personality is kicking in. While I would really, really like to have a large commercial (trade) photobook of the leporello design published, I am not sure that I can obtain the financing for this... Continue Reading →

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