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Photographing Your Artwork

Professional artwork for your portfolio.

Photographing Your Artwork Workshop

Weekend Workshop:

  • Saturday March 17, 11am-2pm
  • Sunday March 18, 11am-2pm


Every artist should keep good documentation of their artwork. Photographing artwork requires technical knowledge and patience but you can do a great job with whatever equipment you have. In this workshop you will gain important skills for taking professional photographs without the extra costs, and how to best capture the quality of your art for your portfolio. 

Learn how to use manual settings on your camera to create images suitable for submission, web and print. This workshop will cover key concepts including manual exposure settings, white balance, colour correction, camera and light positioning, focal length, as well as basic editing in Lightroom and Photoshop. 

After completing the workshop, participants are welcome to use a professional lighting set-up to photograph their artwork (Max 3 pieces). Your work will be shot with a full frame Canon 5D Mark iv and professional strobe lighting.  

Requirements: Camera with manual settings (ideally DSLR capable of shooting in RAW format); Tripod; Camera manual (recommended); Laptop with Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop installed (optional).

Adobe Logo 200You can subscribe to Adobe Photographer Plan which includes Lightroom and Photoshop for about $15/month. They also offer a 1 month free trial.

NOTE: Each participant can bring 3 pieces of artwork to be photographed.

This 6-hour workshop is part of the "Be Your Own Marketing Machine" series which includes a Photoshop & Lightroom Editing workshop and a "Build & Maintain Your Own Website" workshop, coming to Swinton's soon.

md3 head milo bioInstructor Bio: Hello, my name is Milo. You may have heard my name, as I have been hiding in the back of Swinton’s for almost 10 years. They call me the web guy but I do other things as well. I’m an artist, a graphic designer, photographer and a web developer. My photography is a passion but I find myself using it commercially all the time, shooting portraits, weddings, products and artwork. I have shot artwork for many artists, websites, galleries and magazines, including the Glenbow Museum and Canadian Art Magazine.


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