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For those who want to develop new art skills but do not have the time to take a class that lasts several weeks, OPAL's one and two-day workshops are the perfect way to try out a new art form. Open to all skill levels.

Photographing Works of Art: A Practical Workshop for Artists
 Saturday, February 10, 2018
9:00 - 1:00
Registration Fee: $20 Members, $40 Non-members

Instructor: Joe Barabe


Artists often need high quality photographs of their works for many purposes: for their portfolios, to submit to juried exhibitions, for publication in books, catalogs, cards or as digital prints. In this workshop, the artist will learn how to make professional quality photos of paintings, prints and drawings, and 3-dimensional works as well.  Some of the topics covered include:

 - Cameras: DSLR, mirrorless, point & shoot, phone camera - the good & bad, and how to use
 - Camera settings for optimizing high resolution and accurate color
 - Camera positioning for optimal perspective and vibration control
 - Choosing the right lens
 - Lighting techniques for 2- and 3-dimensional works
 - Processing the image: cropping, straightening, and color correction
 - Changing the size and resolution of the image file to meet juried show and publishers' requirements

Professional photography of one work of art is included in the registration fee. Please bring a standard SD card for your image. For an additional fee of $10 per piece, Joe can photograph up to three works per artist. Post-processing services (cropping, straightening, and color correction) are available for an additional fee of $10 per image.

Instructor Joe Barabe is an OPAL Artist Member specializing in photography; he is also a professional photographer specializing in scientific imaging, and an art materials analyst.  As an OPAL instructor, he teaches Digital Photography and related subjects. He is also an adjunct instructor for the Hooke College of Applied Sciences in Westmont, IL, where he teaches workshops in Artist Pigment Identification, Printing Process Identification, and Photomicrography and Scientific Imaging.

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