Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How To Photograph Your 2D Art

How To Photograph your 2D Artwork
A 2 wk Online Course
*Open Enrollment

Taking great photos of your work is key!! Never underestimate the power of display! How you present your artwork is just as important as the work itself, and more often than not it's what makes the difference between someone understanding/buying your work or not! One of the biggest obstacles to overcome when photographing your work is the 2-D quality or flatness of your image when presented online. Context is everything, it is important to remember you are presenting an object, not just an image on a screen! For flat 2-D objects such as drawings and prints you not only want to show a scanned in version of the work but also a shot with space around the work. You want to give your viewer an idea of the size of the piece, as well as it's presence!

This short 2 week course is focused only on how to photograph your 2D art, giving you the opportunity to give priority to an important, and often overlooked, aspect of presenting your work! With many examples and the opportunity for feedback and advice from practiced art professionals! 
You will  need a digital camera and ample time to experiment photographing your art!

Photographing your art can be just as much a work of art as the artwork itself.

*Note this course is currently offered on an individual basis only! Contact for more info:


Who is Jamie?
Jamie is the co-creator and instructor of Pikaland Bootcamp, a series of online art courses structured to get you thinking creatively and making new work! She has been writing, developing and creating sold out online art courses for the past year and has extensive knowledge and understanding of art making and art history via her education at The Rhode Island School of Design, with an emphasis on creative thinking, technique and immersion in the modern art world. In addition she has studied abroad in Rome Italy, The Sydney College of Arts, was selected for an Ox-Bow Residency, and has been an online artist/blogger/inspirer for the past 2 yrs. Her desire for self-expression has ranged from large 6 ft. abstract oil paintings to small illustrations of dancing cats. She loves looking at art almost as much as she loves making it and hopes to inspire and impart her enthusiasm for art and art making to all those with a desire to learn! To find out more about The Pikaland Bootcamp series clickhere and to find out more about Jamie see here
Still have questions? Feel free to contact me at hmstrjam@gmail.com
And read what past students had to say about the courses I teach at Pikaland Bootcamp here!

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