Date: rescheduled to Sept. 15, 2019
If you’re an artist you know how important it is to get excellent, accurate photos of your finished pieces before they leave your studio. At the least, you want a record of your work and a way to include sold pieces in your portfolio. Or maybe you’d like to print cards or reproductions of some of your creations.
Taking detailed, color-accurate photos of your work requires a DSLR or mirrorless camera that can shoot in the raw file format, a tripod, some inexpensive but careful lighting, a color calibration target and Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. Your initial setup is done carefully, one step at a time, but once you’ve nailed it down the next photography session will go more quickly. The result will be consistent, professional images of your artwork, taken when you need them!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- A demonstration of needed lighting equipment, continuous vs. strobe lights, lighting on a budget.
- Flat vs. grazing light to hide or accentuate texture.
- How to achieve and repeat even illumination, learning about distance, angle and spread.
- When polarizers might be needed and how to use them.
- Getting the geometry right so all your right angles are square!
- Calibration of camera and monitor for accurate colors.
- Lens choices.
- Resolution and sharpness concerns for reproduction quality images.
- We’ll also look at how to achieve decent results with a smartphone or compact camera.
Dallas Center for Photography