Oriental Still Life by Sharon Leeds, photographed by David Simmonds Currently in #itsstilllife exhibition @geelongartspace
A Workshop with Master Photographer, David Simmonds AIPP
Double Master & Life Member, B. Arts (photog.) RMIT (with distinction)
Award winning professional photographer for over 40 years
Previously taught at the Australian Academy of Design
SAT 2nd OCTOBER at Colac Makers Space
Learn how to photograph your 2D & 3D artworks
Making professional standard photographs (files or prints) of your artwork is so important. Many hours, months and even years have gone into creating your work before you are ready to show it to the world.
But you still have one last challenge - sending high quality photos (files) of your work in submissions for curated exhibitions, competitions, publications and looking great on social media. These days the technical conditions of entry are demanding. Your photography must do your artwork justice and have impact to cut through, and your files must meet exact specifications.
Photographer and tutor, David Simmonds, will show you how it can be done with whatever lighting you have available, simply and inexpensively. Even if all you have is your mobile phone camera.
In this hands-on workshop you will learn:
(a) Capturing your image
1. Types of light – not all light is white or neutral
2. Setting up for success - getting your work level, vertical, parallel & evenly lit
3. Different light set ups for 3D vs 2D works
4. Controlling your light – simply reflectors and backgrounds
5. Understanding your artwork’s medium and how it reflects light
(b) File processing for submissions & publication
6. Colour accuracy - technical vs emotional
7. Sharpening - what is it and when to use it
8. Cropping – for maximum impact
9. File sizes, types and resolution – what do I need?
10. Files for web or print - what’s the difference?
THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ART - WORKSHOP
You’ll take home professional quality image files of up to 3 of your works, and a comprehensive set of notes. On registration you will receive a full list of what to bring to the workshop. All participants will also receive a gift voucher from Tim Lucas Natural Digital for an A3 Hahnemühle fine art print. Prints are to be collected from Tim’s studio, just minutes out of Colac.
When and Where:
Date: Saturday 2nd October 2021
Time: 10am to 4pm (BYO lunch, tea & coffee provided)
Cost: $50 Makers Space member / $75 Non Members
Venue: Colac Makers Space, 99a Gellibrand St, Colac 3250
To register please send these details:
What camera you’re using
Send via Email to email@example.com or call / SMS on Mobile 0418 328 710 We will send you information on what to bring and an invoice for payment (EFT preferred)
Numbers are strictly limited to 9 due to Covid restrictions
All questions are welcome: So please call or text David on 0418 328 710
Thank you for a most informative and enjoyable introductory session on Saturday. It was so lovely meeting like minded people, viewing everyone’s amazing work and gaining practical information in such a gentle, enjoyable manner from such a knowledgeable expert. I just loved it…the notes are very comprehensive. Thank you David and fellow travellers. (Jenny Grenfell)
DRAWING & OTHER ARTS PRACTICES
at the THE COLAC BAND PREMISES (above the Rowing Club on the Lake foreshore)
Saturday September 18th
MORNING SESSION 10-1pm - CHARCOAL LAKE LANDSCAPES
AFTERNOON SESSION 2-5pm - MEDIUM OF YOUR CHOICE
What to bring:
IMPORTANT - PLEASE verify your booking - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Session 1: Members & concession - $25.
Non-members - $50 (includes $25 quarterly membership).
Session 2: Members - Free
Non-members - $10 (afternoon tea provided).
** PAYMENTS ONLINE to the Makers’ Space are preferred.
NOTE: Three further Saturday events at this venue are planned and will be announced each week.
Colac Makers' Space Inc. aims to engage and encourage the community to participate in the arts through demonstrations, exhibitions, special events and classes and workshops