K4 5337 2000

Make your own hand-made photo book II

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Event info


This photo book making workshop will help you learn the wonderful craft of book making for displaying your photographs.

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.

The workshop is a one-day course delivered by video conferencing app Zoom. You will be able to watch Alex's demonstrations and ask questions via two-way video. There will be a maximum of six participants and during the day there will be breaks for participants to do their own practical tasks as well as for lunch and comfort breaks.

Once you enlist, a fully illustrated kit list with links and advice on where to buy any items you may need will be provided.  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.

During 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 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.


Webinar Requirements:

To take part in this event you will need a computer or laptop with a built-in or plug-in web-cam and a good internet connection. You will need to know how to use your webcam and be able to ensure that your room is quiet throughout the workshop sessions.  

The workshop will be conducted via the Zoom online conferencing application.  A link for you to join the workshop will be emailed to you a few days before the workshop date.


Essential book-making equipment

  • 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

  • PVA

  • Book cover material or paper

  • Soft pencil – HB or 2B

You don’t’ need to have your photographs already printed in order to participate in the workshop although you may wish to print images for adding to your book.  In this case you will also need access to a functioning printer and a supply of suitable photo paper. 

Some of the required 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 most of the necessary equipment.  But for those who anticipate having to buy all of the items needed, a total cost of around £80 should be anticipated. 



All times are stated in UK time.


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Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


Cancellation policy

Cancellation by You

If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader / organiser know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.

If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader / organiser in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us

Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be postponed or cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control. If an event is postponed we will transfer your booking to the rearranged event, with the option of a refund if the rescheduled date is not suitable for you.

Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.

If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.



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