Photography and self-publishing

The course is for passionate photographers who have some working knowledge of their camera and wish to know more about self-publishing their own photo book. The course will offer the opportunity to reflect not only on the production of images, but also on how images can be used to create narratives, and reach a wider audience. The course will be taught through project work, lectures and practical workshops.

Topics covered

  • Learn to tell a story with photography
  • Work towards the production of a personal narrative
  • Learn image editing skills
  • Introduced to design and book layout principles
  • Introduced to book publishing, distribution and funding options.

Learning outcomes

You will have learn how to edit and select images to make a coherent narrative, and will make their own self-published book.

What you need to bring

Note book and pen. An already shot photography project they would like to make into a book.


6 weeks


Coming soon


£285 (inc. VAT)

About your tutor: Celine Marchbank

Celine is a documentary photographer specialising in British-based stories, looking at the small details of everyday life. She has a BA Honours degree in graphic design, and worked as a designer for a few years before making the move into photography completing an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at The London College of Communication. Her first major documentary project Tulip, about the last year of her mother's life, was shortlisted for the European Publishers Award, the Deutsche Bank Awards, a Lucie Scholarship, and was a finalist of the International Photography Award Emergentes DST. The project was also exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Based in London, Celine works for commercial and editorial clients and on personal projects. She recently completed the Hereford Photography Festival Commission documenting the River Wye in Hereford, which was ‘Honourably Mentioned’ at the 2013 Magenta Awards. Her work has been published by clients including The Telegraph Saturday Magazine, The Independent Saturday Magazine, and has been exhibited internationally: Hereford Photography Festival, HotShoe Gallery, The London Festival of Photography, Finnish Museum of Photography, Proud Gallery, The Affordable Art Fair, Encontros Da Imagem Festival Portugal, Arles Photography Festival France.

Any questions?

Please contact us on shortcourses@rave.ac.uk

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