September 29 — November 17, 2021
- Online / 8 weeks / 8 sessions [2-3 hrs] Wednesday evenings — 19.30 Berlin time (UTC+1)
This practical course is aimed at photographers and artists who plan to realize their visual art project in a form of a photo book or an artist book, and are looking to acquire the necessary basic skills for this. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have a digital project (and a PDF) of their future photobook ready to be self-published or sent to a publisher.
Zoopark Collective is a team of two Russian-born visual artists — Tatyana Palyga & Alexander Bondar — working with photography, video and book media. They started making self-published books and zines together in 2010, and in 2016 founded Zoopark Collective as an experimental platform for future editions and collaborative projects.
Our aim is to equip our students with a concise set of simple and effective tools and approaches to photobook-making. They include material selection and editing, sequencing, basic cover design, layout and typography (using Adobe InDesign), printing and binding choices.
This course implies intense individual work, in-detail feedback sessions and group discussions, and online group chat in between the sessions.
As soon as you book your seat, we will contact you to get things ready.
Participation & Price options:
Please choose the format above, then add it to the cart.
- Course student seat – 260€ / $315 [early bird booking by the 15th of September — €240]
- Viewer seat — 40€ / $49
!!! You will receive an order confirmation email with a Download link including the PDF instruction. Make sure to read it before the workshop!
What will you need for this course
- Selection of your photos as a single project or a series
- Access to a computer with Adobe Indesign
- Skype account
Before the beginning of the course:
- Create your own mood board and references of inspirations, any ideas for your future photobook.
- Make a big selection of around 200 photos.
- Make a shorter selection of 80 photos.
- Choose the first working title.
- Note down ideas for the text that might be included in the book (its topic, volume, etc.).
1st meeting [Selection and Editing]
Zoopark presentation / examples of photobooks / short presentation of participants / approach to selection and editing / case studies / hometask
2nd meeting [Selection and Editing. Practice]
Homework results / feedback & comments / group discussion / new hometask
3rd meeting [Sequencing]
Hometask results feedback
Approaches to sequencing / basics of sequencing in InDesign / hometask
4th meeting [Layout]
Feedback and comments on the hometask / introduction to layout / elements of graphic design / case studies and examples / layout in Indesign / hometask
5th meeting [Text, typography]
Feedback and comments on the hometask / short introduction to typography & typesetting / basics of working with text in InDesign / hometask
6th meeting [Cover, printing, binding, materials]
Feedback and comments on the hometask / cover design / printing and binding options
7th meeting [Exporting files]
Feedback on previous hometask / preparing files for print / exporting PDFs / hometask
8th meeting [RESULTS]
Group discussion of the final results / Q&A