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InDesign for Photographers, spring 2020

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InDesign, Photo Book Design, and Typography for Photographers

Instructor: Glenn Ruga
6:30 - 8:30 pm Eastern
Five consecutive Tuesdays starting June 9 via Zoom

Fee: $300
Maximum ten students

The workshop will cover the basics of working with InDesign to design a photobook, including two-dimensional design principals, typography, and understanding the tools of InDesign most essential for photo books. You will learn setting up master pages, margins, automatic page numbering and footers, importing images, working with the type, and object tools, and colors. You will also learn about image color spaces, resolutions and how to work with black and white images with modern four color offset or digital printing.

No design experience required, but students should have a collection of at least 30 photos to work with in class and a laptop computer with Adobe InDesign. Homework will be assigned. Instructor will be available for one-on-one meetings with students as needed.

Glenn Ruga is the founder of the Social Documentary Network and Executive Editor of ZEKE magazine. He is also the art director for ZEKE magazine and the former art director for LOUPE, the journal of the Photographic Resource Center. Ruga has a independent communications and design practice working with nonprofit and educational organizations. (www.vizcom.com) and has an MFA in graphic and advertising design from Syracuse University.

You can pay with a major credit card or with PayPal



Payment and Refund Policies

  • Enrollment is on first-come, first-served basis until capacity (10 students).
  • Class must have a minimum of five students enrolled. If minimum is not met, all tuitiion payments will be refunded.
  • Full refund minus $50 for withdrawing up until two weeks prior to start of lab.
  • Full refund minus $100 for withdrawing up to 24 hours after first meeting.
  • No refund after 24 hours after first meeting.
  • Refunds requests must be in writing to info@socialdocumentary.net