4 sessions >> Tuesdays, June 5–26
6:30–9:30pm, Studio 16A, $195
No prerequisite. Some knowledge of photography helpful, but not necessary.
Maintaining an active archive of your work is increasingly important for online portfolios and applications. Photo documentation is often the only record of an exhibit or performance, which makes it important to do correctly. Over the course of four weeks, students will learn how to professionally document artwork for online portfolios, applications, and personal archives. Students will photograph both 2D and 3D artworks in a gallery and/or studio setting. They will learn best practices for photographing artwork accurately with an eye for even lighting, sharp focus, correct exposure, and accurate color representation using a color card. The class will conclude with retouching workflows in Photoshop and Lightroom for color correction, sharpening, compositing, batch processing, and exporting. We will cover basic file organization and back-up strategies for creating an archive that best represents students' work and practices. At the end of the class, students will have a skillset that they will utilize throughout their careers in the arts.