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Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

Photographing Your Work

  • 8 Jul 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Historic Johnson Farm Interpretive Center
  • 5


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Photographing Your Work

Instructor: Joan Berner

Whether you take photos of your work to post on social media, submit for a juried exhibit, or for your own records, this workshop will give you tips that will help you take the best picture of your work. The workshop takes place following our monthly meeting. A light lunch is included for registrants.

Research (Homework)

  • Visit the Artful Home website (artfulhome.com) and look at their clothing photos - generally nice array of shots.

  • Visit a large craft show and look at their photos (CraftCouncil.org)

  • Visit an Asheville photographer’s website for examples of fashion photography, https://www.nicolemcconville.com/

  • Bring free magazines that appear in your town (Asheville Made, Bold) so we can discern what is good for ads - which is often totally different than photographing your work.

Bring the following: 

  • Pieces of work to photograph (different types of fiber will suck up light at a different rate so we will experiment) .Camera - 35 mm camera or phone (bring chargers, plugs and an extension cord).

  • Editing capacity – your phone camera app or computer with tools like Lightbox, Photoshop, or your computer’s simple editing process.

  • IF you are bringing a computer and want to transfer your photos to your computer, bring cables and connector .

  • A solid (not too dark, not overwhelming) background.  Instructor will bring a grey roll, but we will look at other colors.

  • Tripod if you have one - though I will give you tips to steady your photos.

  • Any small accessories to go with your pictures (Warning - the picture is of your work not the accessories, but feel free to bring some to try out, for example, jewelry.)

  • If you have any lights bring them - not fancy lights - we will use clip on type lights - mainly to eliminate the shadows - since current cameras have such a great lighting range, it makes photographing most work easy.  Recognize that different kinds of lights cast different colors. We will practice seeing how they differ.

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