Photographing Your Art
"Have you felt frustrated when photographing the beauty and uniqueness of your arts and crafts? Do you want to sell your art, but you can't get good photos with your camera?"
"Need some help with your camera and lighting?"
Solution: Doug Baldwin, professional product photographer, has designed a 2-day class to teach you everything you'll need to know to photograph your art.
Day 1: Come learn the secrets of how to shoot beads, glass, metal clay, ceramics, jewelry, wood and other arts and crafts with a professional photographer. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We'll cover basic photography, camera and lens choices, the qualities of good lighting, composition, background materials, and how to set your camera's menus for consistent, high quality photographs, This class is designed for all levels of photography experience.
Students should bring DSLR cameras with manual exposure and interchangeable lenses and macro lens (if available) and a 48" or taller tripod. Point-and-shoot or fixed lens cameras without these features are inadequate for creating professional work. Students should also bring 16+ arts and crafts pieces to be photographed.
Day 2: Two workflows will be demonstrated using Photoshop CS5 and Elements 11 on how to extract objects from backgrounds, create photo realistic shadows and more. Students will learn how to create color accurate files of their art for use on their website, Etsy, in magazine articles, books, portfolios and for juried competitions. Plus, how to purchase recent versions of Photoshop at less than the full retail price.
Students should bring a laptop with Photoshop CS1-5 or 6 Standard, extended or academic and/or Photoshop Elements 11 installed; digital photographic files of 6-8 jewelry pieces, beads, or glass art; notepad, pen, or pencil.
You'll leave the classes empowered to create photos as beautiful as the art you're photographing.
ARTIST BIO: Doug Baldwin is a commercial product photographer. After receiving his bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he opened a commercial photography company. Since then he has created photography, designed websites, produced viseos and created graphic design for a wide range of clients from individual glass artists to Fortune 599 corporations.
Doug's Website: www.dougbaldwinphoto.com
Skill Level: Beginner
Workshop Fees: ADC Members $250/Non-Members $285
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