Local Photographer To Discuss Self-Publishing Route

UNION—On Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m., Union resident Walt Jarko will discuss his self-publishing journey using the photographs in the current Les Malamut Art Gallery exhibition “Cowboys & Horses of the Wild West” which is on display through April 30.

The Les Malamut Art Gallery (downstairs in the Union Public Library) is located at 1980 Morris Avenue, Union.


As part of the continuing series of gallery talks free to the public to introduce the artists and their works, this evening presents the opportunity to learn how a photographer takes his images and turns them into a book. The talk will be held in the gallery itself, so attendees will also have the opportunity to view the exhibit.

In this evening’s presentation, “From Exhibit to Print – Successfully Navigating the World of Self-Publishing,” Jarko will discuss the advantages & disadvantages of self publishing. He will also show how Blurb, the internet publishing company he chose, has easy to use website menus and will demonstrate how quickly one can create a book full of images with text.

He chose this particular subject essentially because he wanted to produce a book with vivid images and a simple story line that would allow the reader to go back in time and have a sense of what it may be like to be cowboy. The photos in this collection were shot at the Flitner Ranch in Shell, Wyoming, using both film and digital techniques.

“The door to self publishing is open to anyone who would like to have a wonderfully rewarding experience taking your creativity to a new level,” says Jarko.

Every year, with camera in hand, he makes time to explore the world off the beaten path. He has captured images in Iceland, Alaska and Mexico.

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