• lecture by ralf turtschi

Lecture 2023

Ralf Turtschi
Create photo books




Friday, 16.30 to 17.30
In German language

Create photo books

Every photo book should present photos in a high-quality design. Without basic design knowledge, this is not easy to implement on a photo book platform, especially because of the tempting templates and specifications. The photographer and designer Ralf Turtschi shows with many practical examples how to prepare great photo books and what mistakes you should avoid. The double page is always the observation unit on which photos, texts, lines, surfaces or backgrounds have to be arranged.

  • Is it better to only show one image per page or should one place multiple images?
  • How do portrait and landscape format images relate to each other?
  • Can you mix black and white photos with color photos?
  • How big do I design the text, how do I create effective cover photos?
  • Which paper with which thickness is suitable for my photo book?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of larger or smaller photo books?

The presentation answers such questions, and there are also practical design tips that can be implemented directly in the next photo book project.

Ralf Turtschi

ralf turtschi portraitRalf Turtschi has a well-founded professional career behind him in the graphic creative industry. He worked as a typographer, graphic designer, photographer and is the founder and owner of the agency Tschi, visual communication. He has made an international name for himself as a publicist and author of various non-fiction books. Ralf Turtschi has already designed and produced over 100 photo books for various suppliers. In 2022 he wrote the works «Fotobuch für dich» and «Fotobuchbuch», which he sells via his web shop or in bookstores.

Contact: www.fotografie-fuer-dich.ch or turtschi.medienwerkstatt-ag.ch.

Main sponsors

photo video zumstein


Resident community of Münsingen
fotoclub münsingen
swisslos cultural funding for the canton of Bern