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Gualala Arts Workshop
Understanding Photographing Art
& Basic Digital Skills for Artists
Instructor: Jay Daniel

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Part 1: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Part 2:   1:30 p.m. -   3:30 p.m.  

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Understanding Photographing Art
Register by:   November 1, 2012
Tuition:   Members:         $35 for one part, $70 for both
Non-members: $40 for one part, $80 for both
Materials fee:   $5
Materials list:   Pen and paper for notes; handouts provided

This is a special two-part workshop for visual artists that will help you photograph your art and then submit digital images to juried shows.

Part one, UNDERSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHING ART, is a visual presentation and discussion covering how to evaluate photographs of your (and others') artworks, and how to improve your own photography of your works. Topics include: your digital camera's advantages and limitations, lighting and camera techniques for painting and sculpture, parameters for evaluating photo quality.

Part two, BASIC DIGITAL SKILLS FOR ARTISTS, done in a similar presentation / discussion format, introduces useful digital manipulation concepts to artists who choose to submit their work digitally to juried exhibitions and competitions. Topics include: sizing and formatting files, calibrating your monitor for accuracy and preparing files for exhibition submission specifications.

About the Instructor

Understanding Photographing Art Jay Daniel has been a photographer for over 30 years, and worked in the arts and publications trades most of that time. He is also an accomplished fine art photographer (Naked Café) and has owned and operated Black Cat Studio since 1998. Black Cat Studio specializes in photographing art works, making digital scans from film and original art, and fine art (giclée) printing on paper and canvas. He has helped thousands of artists document, exhibit, and reproduce their works over the course of his career.

See also: Gualala Arts Workshop Registration, Payment & Cancellation Policy.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.