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Post Processing and Create Your Own Photo-Book

Sun February 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


you will learn

  • How to use your camera settings and functions
  • How to set up and use lighting in a studio mains flash environment
  • How to set up and use off camera flash
  • How to work with natural and ambient light
  • How to think creatively
  • How to use Lightroom and Blurb to create a book of your images – or Blurb alone if you do not have Lightroom
  • What Welshot can do for you and your photography.

the schedule

  • 9:50am – Doors to function room open
  • 10:00am – Welcome
  • 10.10am – Photography starts
  • 1:00pm – Lunch (included)
  • 2:00pm – Making a book
  • 5:00pm – Finish

please bring

  • Camera and lenses suitable for this event
  • Spare Batteries and Memory Card
  • Computer, pen and notebook
  • Lightroom and Photoshop – or Photoshop Elements
  • If you don’t have Lightroom, you will need to download Blurb Bookwright from here http://www.blurb.com/bookwright
  • A list of ideas, help, questions etc that you would like to discuss with those in your group
  • Appropriate Outdoor/Wet Weather clothing

what will happen

Welshot events give you an opportunity to create fantastic images and upload them to your computer – but what do you do with them then.  Someone once said that the digital age has created the most photographed generation who will leave the least memories for their descendants.

This event is designed to help you understand how to turn your photographs into beautiful coffee table books that your family will treasure. In the morning, you will join Eifion on a tour of historic Chester taking images that you will use in the afternoon to create a test book.

At the last least session this is what was covered and we will be aiming to do the same this time around:
Understanding contextual menus

  • The Catalogue Functions
    Making folders
    Making collection sets
    Making collections
    Understanding real and virtual folders
  • Importing
    Choosing between Copy, Move and Add
    How to import to the right folder
    Understanding locations
  • Actions on Import
    Keywording (Tagging)
    Sorting into collections
    Sorting into the right folder
  • The Develop Module
    Covering the basics – shadows and highlights – blacks and whites
    Noise reduction
    Creating a preset
    Adding a vignette
  • Creating a photo book using the Lightroom Book Module
    Adding pages
    Creating Layouts
    Adding pictures
    Adding text
    Formatting text
    Editing and changing layouts
    Adding page numbers
    Adding page text
    Adding photo text
    Choosing the style and size of the book
    Choosing the paper
    Choosing the front and back cover
    Editing the book after it’s been saved
    Adding pictures to the book after it’s been saved
    Saving the book
    Editing pictures after they have been added to the book

You will need to have some post processing software and if you do not have Lightroom you will need to download Blurb Bookwright here http://www.blurb.com/bookwright

Read what two delegates from the previous session had to say

From Wendy Monaghan
Create a photo book – what a fantastic event giving the best of both worlds – going out with your camera and then post processing hints and tips and then on to the module most provably don’t use. I have used the book module once and now know what I could have created ?

Fantastic team leads and many thanks for your help and your patience with the many questions – Nuala and Eifion

I have learnt so much anyone have perfect Christmas present ideas

From Jacqui Turner
My last-minute attendance at last Sunday’s photo book workshop in Chester turned out to be well justified. I’d hummed and har’d about it since it was announced thinking it wasn’t relevant to my photography at this stage, my pictures are not good enough yet and I’d rather concentrate on actual photography. As it turns out I had a fantastic day and learnt far more than I expected too.

We had a couple of hours out and about around Chester’s beautiful buildings taking photographs, accompanied and assisted by the wonderful Eifion. A comprehensive starter, hands on, Lightroom tutorial on importing, cataloguing, sorting and editing the pictures we’d just taken. Which was then followed by an opportunity to put into practice what we’d just learnt, and then to populate our photo books using our new Lightroom skills.

Up until now I have been determined to learn to do “everything” in camera, and while I would still like to greatly improve my camera skills, I have realised that a little post processing tweak here and there can make the difference between a good picture and a great picture.

But what has really inspired me is the multitude of possibilities for photobook projects; I would like to scan in all my old film photographs of my children growing up (currently stored here, there and everywhere) and make them into a book or two, with some written memories of them at the various stages of their early lives.

So, thank you yet again to Lee and Eifion for putting on a brilliant event and to Nuala for leading the session itself – keep up the good work.

Image Credit: Nuala O’Rourke

what to expect at an full day academy workshop

Our full day events are more extensive and intensive (in detail and length) than our Academy Evenings but they are still a place where you will meet other Welshotters and designed to help you learn in a fun, creative and inspiring environment.  In most cases it does not matter what camera you use or what skill level you are, there will always be someone on hand to help you get the best from YOUR camera. However, if you are unsure please do not hesitate to contact us on lee@welshotimaging.co.uk or phone 01248719126 and we will do all we can to help you.



Welshot Imaging Ltd
01248 719126


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