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CREDIT: Alex Hare

Practical Book Making with Alex Hare

Event info

Fully Booked - next date 28 April.

Limited to 8 places - book early to guarantee a place.

This workshop is a one day course delivered by video conferencing app Zoom.

This photo book making workshop will help you learn the wonderful craft of book making for displaying your photographs in a beautiful, hard covered concertina style book.

The workshop is run by pro landscape photographer Alex Hare and it is designed to kit you out with all the things you need and to help you make your first photo book.

This is an online course and delivery of the workshop is planned accordingly.

Both lunch and short breaks are built into the timings for the day.

Once you enlist, a fully illustrated kit list with links and advice on where to buy items from is available to you.  The Kit List also includes exclusive discounts set up by Alex for RPS bookmakers on this workshop. Once your kit arrives you will have all the tools and materials necessary to set up your desk and start your course.

You will also receive access to an introductory video ahead of your workshop introducing you to Alex and the first steps in book making.

On the day of the course, we will cover all the various types of books suitable for photographers, how to make your first book and a tutorial on the art of sequencing. Sequencing is the way in which you choose and order your work to create a coherent set of images for your book and Alex will discuss various methods for doing this with you.

You will also receive free access to Alex’s complete video tutorial on book making.  This video is your companion to the workshop and demonstrates the whole process and all the techniques so you can refer back to it at any stage you need to, both during and after the workshop.


12 Essential Kit Items



30cm Acrylic Ruler with cutting edge


Scalpel and/or Stanley knife


Bone folder


Book board


Book paper for pages


30-50mm Foldback & Grip clips


Cutting mat


Larger brush; 2 options, rounded brush and 25mm flat sided


Small paint brushes




Book cover material or paper


Soft pencil – HB or 2B


To take part in this workshop, participants will need:

  • a computer with webcam and microphone
  • Zoom installed and (preferably) some basic experience with using it to join a meeting.
  • a reasonable internet connection 
  • equipment and materials for making a book - see above (circa £80), more fully set out in the Kit List.

You will be asked to supply a set of 6-8 images in advance of the workshop that you wish to use in your book in order to take part in the sequencing session. This is a very constructive  session with your group and forms a key part of the workshop.

You don’t’ need your photographs printed in order to make the book-you can always print and add them in later on. However, if you want to print your photographs then you will also need:

  • functioning photo printer 
  • photo paper

Some of the materials and items needed are commonly found in many homes and people who mount their own prints or do basic DIY are likely already to have some of the necessary equipment. 


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email, it contains Zoom joining information. If you don't receive it, please email  

The tutor will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any information regarding the workshop. We will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

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:


Alex Hare is a pro landscape photographer and author of forthcoming title ‘Photographing Kent’. He’s taught photography to enthusiasts on his Tripod Travels tours with Lizzie Shepherd and at his local University. Alex is a brand ambassador for Kase Filters and Fotospeed and those on his workshops will receive special discount codes for their products. Alex loves book making and sees it as a final part of the creative process and a brilliant way to display our work in creative and visually engaging ways.

Participant feedback:

"I was surprised how well a practical workshop could work on zoom – it was fantastic and Alex was really patient and explained everything really clearly."

“Brilliantly put together to work on ZOOM, plus excellent pre-course materials. Very clear, lots of positive encouragement. Could see and hear well. Good diction, well paced.  Breaks about right. Not sure I could manage a longer course on zoom but this worked fine.”

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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