Learn how to photograph 2D art
Sept. 23 & 24

Photograph 2D Artworks Like A Pro!

One Course, Two Days:

Saturday, September 23, 2017 10am-4pm

Sunday, September 24, 2017 10am-4pm

Limit 12 Students | $275

We have all seen it happen – a promising artist has an opportunity for an exhibition, gallery or fellowship opportunity and poor quality photos of their artwork result in a lost opportunity.

Hiring a professional photographer is a great option, but is not always feasible. The quality of your images always influences your acceptance into art shows, galleries, publications and direct sales. This workshop provides techniques that you can apply using accessible equipment and resulting in quality images to represent your creative endeavors in the best light.

This two-day workshop presents:

  • The essential information that you need to produce accurate photographs of your flat artwork, including equipment considerations and camera settings, determining and achieving correct exposure, accurate color reproduction, and more
  • Step-by-step setup of a flat art set with camera and lighting to yield quality results that you can use in your home or studio
  • Hands-on photography of flat art objects (you may bring your own art to shoot during the workshop!)

This workshop is designed for photographing flat artwork, including paintings, works on paper, tapestries, and similar type artworks. We will discuss methods for photographing hanging work, including framed artwork (either under glass or non-glazed). Please download the PDF brochure to see lots of detail about the workshop requirements and outcomes.

Special practice session:

  • A hands-on practice session (day 2) with instructor feedback
  • Review of proper organization of your image files and safe backup and archiving methods

This workshop has been specifically designed for artists who wish to achieve high-quality results photographing their artwork. These methods cannot be used with mobile phones or overly simple point-and-shoot cameras.

You can successfully use these methods with most digital cameras that allow manual controls, and a tripod. Please email or call Scott – he’ll be happy to discuss camera needs and answer any questions you may have.

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Open Lab

We will hold periodic Open Labs at our studio. These opportunities are only available to individuals who have already taken a workshop. Open Labs are restricted to one type of photography setup for each lab session. These cover photography of Flat Art or 3D Artworks or Jewelry.

Be sure to register because each Open Lab session is limited to four workstations.

Find out more here.

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