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You Say Tomato, I See Tomato: An Introduction to Visual Literacy

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This seminar introduces the principles of visual literacy, rebalancing the notion that text is the only form of communication that needs editing. Participants learn how to read, interpret, and evaluate visual material effectively and in context. Topics include the distinction between a photograph and a snapshot; resolution, colour, and other technology basics; the fundamentals of typography; and the relationship between text and image. This seminar is for novice and experienced editors who want to understand the integral role of visual communication in a wide variety of materials. 

BlakeleyGary Gary Blakeley is a principal in Blakeley Words+Pictures, a graphic/text practice that offers design, editorial, and photographic services to publishers, government, and corporate clients. Gary has spent 30 years as a graphic designer and is an experienced photographer. He has substantial expertise in print production, computer graphics, and information technology and is widely recognized for an engaging teaching style that makes challenging subjects accessible and fun.
Camilla Blakeley is a principal in Blakeley Words+Pictures, a graphic/text practice that offers design, editorial, and photographic services to publishers, government, and corporate clients. She has been an editor for 25 years, both freelance and in-house, and is a winner of the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. She has edited a wide variety of scholarly, trade, corporate, educational, and government publications and specializes in the intersection of editing and design.

 

Saturday, May 14
9 AM to 4 PM (lunch will be served)
Registration – $210 members, $240 non-members (HST extra)
Early registration (to October 17) – $175 members, $195 non-members (HST extra)
Victoria College, Room 211, Victoria University, University of Toronto
91 Charles Street West