Digital Photography for Artists with James Emler (Oct)
October 25 to November 29, 2018
Thursdays, 6 Sessions, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Please register by October 18, 2018
Instructor: James Emler
The digital camera has proven to be a powerful tool for artists in the 21st Century. Cameras are ubiquitous whether they reside in your cellular phone, tablet, pocket camera or Digital SLR, they give us the ability to capture and record anything that inspires us.
Indeed, most professional artists will agree that photographs are vital to their career and excellent photographs are necessary to accurately document their work.
As a contemporary artist, you are serious about your work and proud of the pieces that you make. You have spent years learning about colour, composition, scale, perspective, anatomy, light and so many other relevant subjects that are important to your work. You know that competitions are normally judged by your peers, that the competition is fierce, and being published is critical. You know that everyone’s laptop, computer screen or TV shows colour and contrast differently. You know that your work looks different in window light, full sunlight and in a gallery. You dread finally getting your work published and finding that the printer has mismatched your colours to the ink.
This workshop will show you ways of dealing with these problems. These days of precision technology means there are no excuses. Either it is right or someone has made a mistake. Don’t let someone be you.
In this course we will address each of the problems listed above and give you practical ways of dealing with them. In addition, we will also cover the basics of digital photography. You will understand how a digital camera works and what makes a camera suitable for someone who is serious about colour. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on one, but some cameras are not suited for artists. You will learn which cameras are right for you and why. We will also look at inexpensive, sometimes free, creative apps for processing digital images and getting your creative juices flowing.
Students may bring any digital camera to class, that includes cell phones or tablets as well.
Learn more about James Emler
Workshop entrance on Wale Road
Parking beneath building