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Post Processing and Create Your Own Photo-Book
Sun February 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm£120.00
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.
- 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
- 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 collection sets
Understanding real and virtual folders
Choosing between Copy, Move and Add
How to import to the right folder
- Actions on Import
Sorting into collections
Sorting into the right folder
- The Develop Module
Covering the basics – shadows and highlights – blacks and whites
Creating a preset
Adding a vignette
- Creating a photo book using the Lightroom Book Module
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01248719126 and we will do all we can to help you.