Light and Shadow: Photographing Your Arts and Crafts

Two 2 day classes: May 16 & 17 or May 23 & 24.    

Cost $390 before April 16 or $400 after April 16.

Register for the May 16-17 Class Here

Register for the May 23-24 Class Here 

Have you felt frustrated when photographing the beauty and uniqueness of your arts and crafts? Do you want to sell your art, but you can't get good photos with your camera?   Need some help with your camera and lighting?
Doug Baldwin, professional product photographer, has designed a 2-day class to teach you everything you'll need to know to photograph your art.   See testimonials and examples of his classes on his website and Facebook pages: and   You'll leave the classes empowered to create photos as beautiful as the art you're photographing."

Photography, Day 1: Learn the secrets of how to shoot beads, glass, metal clay, ceramics, jewelry, wood and other arts and crafts with a professional photographer. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, camera and lens choices, the qualities of good lighting, composition, background materials, and how to set your camera's menus for consistent, high quality photographs.This class is designed for all levels of photography experience.  Bring 16 to 20 pieces to photograph.  

Photoshop, Day 2: You'll learn the tools and techniques to create color accurate files ready for use on your website, on eBay, Etsy, in magazine articles, books and portfolios. Students should bring a laptop with Photoshop CS5 or 6 Standard, Extended or Academic or Elements 10/11 already installed. Photoshop Elements 11 will be taught using a new workflow I've developed. Students will find it easier to use several of the tools in Photoshop using a corded or cordless mouse instead of a trackpad and should have a mouse with them during class.  You'll be practicing the workflow on your own photos of your own artwork under the supervision of an expert product photographer.  

Students should bring DSLR cameras with manual exposure and interchangeable lenses and macro lens (if available) and a tripod. The instructor considers point-and-shoot or fixed lens cameras without these features are inadequate for creating professional work for print. Students who bring these basic cameras to class will find that they don't perform as desired and may be disappointed with the results.  Students should also bring 16+ arts and craft pieces.  If you need access to the software for the class, ask for instructions for acquiring demo software to install on your computer prior to the class. 

We will be using Doug's light boxes during the class.  They will be available for purchase at the completion of class.    

Contact Michelle Pearson at or 907-317-0469 with questions or sign up here:   

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