Creating Books with Lightroom Classic and Blurb

Instructor: Mel McNamara

Learn to use the Book Module in Lightroom Classic to create precious memory books that you can gift yourself or someone else. These photo books celebrate your own visual journey that you can share with friends, colleagues and family.

Course material is available on January 21
Full Participation Live Zoom Sessions:
Sundays, Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, at 9:30-10:30am

Pre-requisites: Familiarity with the Lightroom Library and Develop Modules. If you are not familiar with Lightroom consider taking one of our Online or In-Person Lightroom classes first.

We will explore in depth the Lightroom Classic Book Module to create visual stories that we can then upload to Blurb’s website for a book to be made.

Learn to use the Book Module in LightroomClassic to create precious memory books as gifts. Or, gift yourself with a book to celebrate your own visual journey and share with friends, colleagues and family.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Lightroom Library and Develop Modules. If you are not familiar with Lightroom consider taking one of our Online or In-Person Lightroom classes first.

Course Content

This course includes video units from the instructor and three one-hour Live Zoom sessions with the instructor.

Students have access to the video content for 60 days from the start of the course.


  • Topics Include:

  • Images that work best for books

  • Page design

  • Image layout

  • Adding text to pages

  • Exporting from Lightroom for Blurb

  • Options for Book sizes in Blurb

  • And more....

Required Gear

What materials will you need for this class?

  • LR 5, 6, or any version of LR Classic.

  • 40 or more images into a Lightroom Collection.

  • Create an account at www.blurb.com

What People Are Saying About This Course

“I learned a lot! And even better, I am very inspired to start creating books from my photos. Mel is the perfect choice to teach that workshop. She brings a great balance of teaching experience, technical knowledge, enthusiasm and humor to the class.” Cathy C.

“I attended Mel’s course for creating books with LR. It was fantastic! She is a great teacher and her handouts are wonderful. The LR book module has certainly come a long way and will fit into my workflow nicely. Just wanted you to know what a great experience the class was.” Lou K.

“I was very happy with the class. Mel was very thorough and clear as she detailed the book module in LR. I highly recommend it.”

“The zoom meetings were fun and Mel was very personable, answered all questions well, and offered on-going help. By the end I felt I had a really good understanding of the entire process -- of course doing it will bring up questions, but I feel sure Mel will be glad to help.” Anne S.

Capital Photography Center Instructor

Instructor

Mary Ellen McNamara

Mel is an avid photographer of places, people, and events. She started her photographic journey in college with her first film SLR camera and built a darkroom in her parent’s garage. She is accomplished in Photoshop, Lightroom and InDesign. Mel loves to travel and create books of her adventures, she also enjoys designing cookbooks for people using their loved one’s original recipe cards. Mel graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She has a Masters degree in Library Science from Catholic University and a Masters degree in Educational Media from Boston University. Mel is a retired Library/Media Specialist and Educational Technology Resource Teacher having worked for the Howard County Public Schools in Maryland.