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Skillshare: Michael McWeeney // So You Want To Make A Book

Michael McWeeney takes us though the steps of creating a book dummy: concept, edit, sequence and design.

This workshop is for anyone interested in taking a book project from idea to prototype. Michael McWeeney will go through the steps of creating a book dummy; including concept, editing, sequencing, and design, and help participants decide on making a vanity book, zine, or multipage mailer.


Deciding you want to make, will it be a book, zine, or mailer?
What is the purpose of your publication? Self promotion, project or monograph, or collection from your body of work?

What steps are involved?

Image selection and sequencing.

Will there be any copy,  who will be writing, do you need or want forward?

Should you hire a copy editor?

Designing your publication using Adobe InDesign or other layout software.

Preparing your images for printing.


When: Thursday, May 20, 2021

TIME: 3 – 4:30 pm

Where: ZOOM

Registration is FREE and open to ASMP members and non-members





New York based photographer Michael McWeeney’s fascination with pictures started at the age of five when he began clipping and collecting photos that appealed to him from newspapers and magazines. Michael received his first camera at age eleven. Since then he has captured the moments that define who we are and the places that shape us. His photographs tell people’s stories, connecting us via the radius of visual communication.

Michael worked as a photojournalist in New York for 20 years before becoming a freelance photographer, and most recently a Leica Akademie instructor. He has received commissions from and exhibited work at the Alice Austen House Museum, The Architectural League of New York, the Noble Maritime Collection, The City of New York, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. He studied Art and Advertising Design at New York City Tech, and photography at Parsons School of Design.


May 20, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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