Join us for a two day workshop with Doug Baldwin, Professional Photographer and Glass Artist! In this class you'll learn how to photograph your art, jewelry, or crafts from start to finish (including photoshop!).
Dates: Saturday, March 3, 2018 and Sunday, March 4, 2018
Time: 9am to 4pm
Day 1, Photography: 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. Students will use instructor provided lighting stations during class to learn lighting techniques.
Day 2, Photoshop: Two workflows will be demonstrated using Photoshop CS5 and Elements 11 on how to extract objects from backgrounds, add new backgrounds, create photo realistic shadows and more. Printed workflow books and example images will be given to each student to practice the workflow and are theirs to keep after class. 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.
Photography: 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, fixed lens cameras, or cell phones without these features are inadequate for creating professional work. Students should also bring 16+ glass, jewelry or other arts and crafts pieces to be photographed. All genres and mediums are welcome.
Photoshop: Digital photographic files of 6-8 jewelry pieces, beads, or glass art; a laptop with Photoshop CS1-5 or 6 Standard, Extended or Academic and/or Photoshop Elements 11 installed; notepad; pen or pencil. If you do not have Photoshop on your device you may be able to use one of our lab computers for the class.
About Doug Baldwin:
Doug Baldwin is a commercial product photographer with 30+ years of experience. 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 for a wide range of clients from individual glass, jewelry and bead artists, to Fortune 500 corporations. Doug’s teaching experience includes sold out Photography and Photoshop classes at the Bead & Button Show, ISGB Gathering, the Sonoran Glass School, the Tucson Bead Show, and the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona. Doug has taken up flameworking after classes with Bandhu Dunham, Dolly Ahles, Laurie Nessel, and Kim Osibin. His love for all things glass has widened to include glass fusing, slumping, sand carving, casting, neon and plasma sculptures. You’ll leave his workshops feeling empowered to create photos as beautiful as the glass and jewelry art you’re photographing.