Making a Digital Book
A Digital Publishing Seminar

March 29, 2003. 1 day $250
Enrollment limited to 10 people

The Workshop



Desktop publishing has long become simply publishing. The world of making books is now on your desktop with a computer and printer. Whether reproduced by offset press, or printed on your desktop, making your own book is now as rich with possibilities as your own creativity.

This seminar explores digital bookmaking for paper-based books using digital tools to fulfil your imagination. The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland will be a project example, and Steve's Making a Digital Book the starting point textbook. Handmade digital portfolios will also be discussed.

From concept, to creation, printing and binding, this overview of the process should prove valuable to anyone considering digital technology as a means of making books.

Stephen Johnson

A photographer, teacher and designer, Stephen has been teaching and working in photography since 1977. His books include At Mono Lake, the critically acclaimed The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland and Making a Digital Book. He runs his own photography, publishing and design company--scanning and preparing his photographic books using a Macintosh computer and now photographing in the field with digital view cameras.

Current projects include With a New Eye, his groundbreaking and historic all digital national parks project.

Stephen's work in digital photography, desktop color separations and digital imaging has included software and product development for clients such as Apple, Adobe, Eastman Kodak, Leaf, Ricoh and SuperMac. His work with Adobe includes the creation of the duotone curves shipped with their Photoshop software. Photographic clients have included the Ansel Adams Publishing Trust, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Friends of Photography. Johnson's photographs have been widely published and collected internationally.

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To Register
Registration fee must be paid in full to secure a spot in the class. Additional information will be sent upon registration.

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Overnight accommodations in Pacifica.


This workshop is financially dependent on adequate class registration. Where minimum enrollment requirements are not met, the class will be canceled, and a full refund given. You will be notified at least one week in advance if a workshop is not going to take place. Student initiated cancellations received prior to one week before the workshop will receive a full refund, a 50% refund will be given for notice received during the week immediately prior to the workshop.


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