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Photographing Your Artwork with Michelle Bates

March 25, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Quality documentation is essential to creating a strong portfolio to be used in submissions, on your website and social media, and for archival purposes. In this workshop, photographer Michelle Bates will lead you step-by-step through the process of creating high-quality documentation of your work. You’ll learn about camera settings, lenses, lighting, backgrounds, editing digital files, and other technical and aesthetic aspects to capture the ideal image.

*This workshop is open to artists of all career stages who’d like to learn about documenting their own work. It is limited to 15 participants so please REGISTER early to guarantee a spot.


– Terminology
– Camera types and settings
– Lenses
– Lighting & backgrounds
– Photo-editing software
– Editing digital files

– Knowledge of how to document your work and how to work with professional photographers
– What buyers, curators, gallerists, juries, & selection committees look for in your documentation

Register HERE

Michelle Bates has been a photographer since 1991, doing fine art photography and teaching, documenting theater and events, doing studio promotional and portrait photography, and photographing artwork for artists. Bates is the author of “Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity” about low-tech cameras, and has given talks and workshops all over the country and exhibited her work internationally.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a class about HOW TO photograph your artwork. On Tuesday March 26th Michelle will help you PHOTOGRAPH YOUR ARTWORK at the O Space Black Box. For details you need to contact Michelle:      michelle@michellebates.net

Photograph of Michelle by Jennifer Loomis; artwork from L-R by Israel Shotridge, Eric Nelsen, and Liz Lewis


March 25
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Vashon Land Trust
10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA
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