Timdaly Print Your Own Photobook Workshop
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Online Print your own Photobook at Home

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Print your own Photobook at home with Tim Daly (live seminar using Zoom)

This brand-new course is delivered online and provides an introduction to making your own photobooks at home using a basic A4 inkjet printer and no special equipment. Printing at home is a great way to make a unique one-off book or for creating a prototype book, known as a dummy. The course is ideal for beginners and experienced alike, covering both simple and more complex techniques as the workshop progresses. All printing techniques can be done using Lightroom or Photoshop.

The workshop is run using Zoom video conferencing software and you will be able to watch and interact with your tutor during each topic presentation and ask questions throughout the day. All presentations and notes are provided to you before the event starts, together with tips on how to prepare for the course and use Zoom, if you’ve never used it before. You’ll be able to practice these techniques after the course has finished using the detailed and extensive handouts provided.

We encourage you to share questions and work in progress images with other delegates, although this is entirely optional.

10.00 Outline schedule

Welcome and outline of the day

Topic 1: Handmade Photobooks an overview. Inspiring examples to consider, basic equipment, comparison of Laser and Inkjet printers, software tips, basic image file preparation advice. Advice on kit and paper suppliers.

Topic 2: Dummy book types and easy binding methods. Learn how to print and assemble your pages into books using simple Origami, Japanese stab binding, glue/perfect binding and screw post fixings.

13.00 Lunch break

Topic 3: How to make an accordion fold book. Learn how to create a custom paper size for your A4 inkjet to score and fold into an accordion book. Tips on setting up images to print.

Topic 4: Make a high-quality home-printed unique book. Learn how to make double-sided inkjet prints as sections for later stitching into a hardback handmade book.

Recap of the day

16.00 End


Live seminar requirements:

A Mac or Windows computer or laptop with Lightroom Classic or Photoshop installed

Internet access

A webcam or microphone for interacting (your laptop may have these built-in already)

Speakers to hear the presentations

You will need to install the Zoom app, but full instructions will be provided.


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email. If you don't receive it, please email learning@rps.org  

Tim will need access to your email address to enable him to send you a link to the class - we will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

We will also be sending you the tutors email address, and all the links and info you will need once you have signed up. You will receive a Zoom invitation via email, shortly before the lesson begins.

Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/custom.html

Attend an online event before 31 July to receive 20% off new membership. Learn more here

The Tutor: Dr Tim Daly is Senior Lecturer in Photography at Chester University.

His specialist subjects are photography production and artist's publishing. Tim teaches on all levels of the BA Photography programme with special responsibility for practice based modules, and also contributes to the MA Fine Art programme. Tim has had many photography books published, and has been teaching RPS workshops for a number of years.


Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.



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