Thursday, February 7, 2019

Join us at NHCC Feb 11th 7pm for the program "Creating Your Photography Book: Design and Publishing" by George Fellner

Feb 11th 7pm NHCC program Creating Your Photography Book: Design and Publishing

Join us at NHCC Feb 11th 7pm for the program "Creating Your Photography Book: Design and Publishing" by George Fellner

NHCC meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm (September thru May) at the Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Come ~6:30 to socialize. For more information please contact Paul Peterson

NEW MEMBERS: Our meetings are open to the public. Please join us. The best way to meet people is to sign up for field trips and workshops. Workshops are also a great learning tool. Membership Application

Photographers may sometimes ponder the notion of potentially creating a photography book. There are certainly numerous components to consider and many options to evaluate. This presentation explores the initial spark for a book idea, theme and message, along with the development of contents. A review of format, text, image, layout, and associated criteria is presented and the bookmaking process is outlined. Traditional publishing is discussed along with the strategies for submission. In turn, self-publishing is presented with design/layout options, example features, format, content requirements, text specifics, image specifics, and importing information. The mindsets for cover design, book review, and basic strategies are discussed along with a case study. In addition, there is an outlined review of the upload process for both printed books and eBooks, as well as a discussion about selling platforms. Marketing strategies are also reviewed. Ultimately, the intent of this presentation is to demystify the processes and to inspire photographers interested in the design and publishing of a photography book.

George Fellner, photographer and architect, is committed to a dual life-path involving visual discovery and design, relating to both the natural and built environments. He has been presenting photography programs to camera clubs, art guilds, professional organizations, historical societies, community groups, and schools since 2004.

Inspired by his travels as well as his involvement with photo essays, George’s photographic subjects include landscape, architecture, travel, and elements of nature. The prime focus of his work Imaginary Realms reveals an endless exploration of the abstractions of reality and the infinite universe. His process involves the macro photography of stones and crystals, offering limitless material for evocative images and inspirational meaning. His passion for photography was sparked while studying architecture and design. George received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech and his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida. Now, with 30 years as principal of Fellner Associates Architects, he continues to utilize his design sensitivities for creative photography.

George’s photographs have been published in books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and travel guides. INK Publications magazine (Feb 2013) featured the article Photographer George Fellner: Architect for Body and Spirit. The book Artists’ Homes and Studios (2015) by E. Ashley Rooney features George’s studio, art, and creative process. He also recently wrote and published his first book Imaginary Realms: The Visual Language of Stones and Crystals (2016).

George’s limited edition prints have been exhibited in art galleries and museums, both in group shows and solo shows. A series of his images are also exhibited in permanent art collections at the Yale School of Medicine, the Jackson Laboratory at the University of Connecticut, and the NYC offices for Nature Genetics, an international science journal.

George Fellner Photography Contact Information
Name: George Fellner
Address: P.O. Box 119, East Haddam, CT 06423
Phone: 860-638-7121

George Fellner, Affiliations
Member of East Haddam Art League
Member of New Britain Museum of American Art
Associate Member of Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
Past President/Program Director of Connecticut Valley Camera Club
Member of Connecticut Valley Camera Club
Registered Architect: States of CT, MA, VT, and NY
Member of the American Institute of Architects: Connecticut Chapter
President of AIA Connecticut
Member of AIA Connecticut Board of Directors
Member of AIA New England Board of Directors
Member of Connecticut Architecture Foundation Board of Directors
Member of AIA Connecticut Committee on the Environment
LEED AP - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Accredited Professional
Member of US Green Building Council
Member of CT Green Building Council
Adjunct Instructor at University of Hartford, College of Engineering, Technology, & Architecture
Member of National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Member of Haddam/East Haddam Chamber of Commerce