An often overlooked skill in photography is producing a coherent body of work. When a group of images complement each other well, they transcend their own qualities and become something greater. Whether it’s as simple as a triptych to hang on the wall, a portfolio of prints to leaf through or a full-scale book, pursuing a longer term project can be immensely rewarding and challenging. It can drive you and free you from a creative rut.
Landscape photographers John Barclay and Peter Cox will share their experience producing bodies of work for both personal and commercial purposes. Peter runs a landscape photography gallery in Ireland and has produced and self-published three commercially successful books – “The Irish Light”, “Atlantic Light” and the upcoming “The Skelligs: Islands on the Edge of the World”. Each book was funded through Kickstarter, and each smashed its funding goal. He will pass on his knowledge of coming up with a successful idea, designing and producing the book, and running a good crowdfunding campaign. John is a respected photographer, lecturer, and workshop leader whose passion is to unlock your creativity and help you believe in your own ability to create something wonderful. Together they will inspire you to work on a project that will lead to one of three goals: 1) A panel of ten loose prints to be assembled into a beautiful portfolio, or 2) A Blurb book created via the Lightroom Book module, or 3) A fully-fledged Kickstarter campaign to produce a commercial photo book.
What you will learn:
- An overview of the Lightroom Book module to create a blurb book.
- How to create and print a portfolio of ten images.
- How Peter went from an idea to a successful Kickstarter campaign, three times!
- How to find, organize and begin your printed media project. Either curating your existing work into a coherent body, or shoot a new project from scratch.
- Peter’s thoughts on long term projects. How to begin and how to stay focused.
Gear needed: Adobe Lightroom Classic and/or Adobe Photoshop with Bridge.