Photographic Education Group workshop
Self-Publishing For Artists
With John Wimberley
September 18th 2010
Washington State University, Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue Vancouver, Washington 98686
Limited to 15 Students
During the past decade, revolutionary changes have taken place in book publishing. Now it is possible to download book design software and put together ones’ own very high quality book, then have it printed in any quantity. No longer is a large investment needed for a press run. This opens vast possibilities for anyone to design and publish their own work at very low cost.
During this one-day workshop we’ll learn how to download and install BookSmart, the book design software from Blurb. All aspects of using the software will be covered, from initial concept, through layout and page design, to uploading the finished book to obtain copies. We’ll also learn how to use PhotoShop Elements to design pages, then load them into BookSmart. By the end of the day, each student will have a thorough grounding in the basic skills needed to design and self-publish books on any topic.
John Wimberley was born in Bermuda during 1945, and currently lives in southern Oregon. He began photographing in 1966 while serving in the US Navy.
In reviewing his first one-man show in 1973, Artweek wrote: “The first thing that one is made aware of is that the photographer, John Wimberley, is a craftsman of the highest order. His prints are not merely technically correct, but wonderfully alive.” John became a sought-after expert in black and white film development.
In 1983 John had the first of two, two-man exhibitions with Ansel Adams. Now, with more than 44 years in photography, John’s critically acclaimed work has been honored with more than 70 major exhibitions, and is represented in more than 500 public and private collections. As The Herald of Monterey, California recently wrote: “Wimberley’s undisputed technical mastery is but the springboard for visual poetry of spiritual realms. What remains unnoticed by most, as seen through Wimberley’s eyes, becomes a powerful, mysterious invitation.”