Photographing Craft Techniques: Crafts Council and Goldsmiths' Centre Workshop

Location:

Agas Harding Conference Room

Date:

14-Dec-17

Time:

9.30am – 5.15pm, £40 (non-members), £35 (Goldsmiths’ Centre members)

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Photographer Anne Purkiss is offering an insight and useful tips and techniques for photographing craft, enabling you to capture the essence of your work and improve your marketing.

The days has been split into two sessions. The first session is aimed at makers that produce work that has textured surface, for example wood, ceramics, textiles and willow. The afternoon session is aimed at makers who produce work that has a reflective surface, for example jewellery and glass.

Why do we recommend that you attend?

To achieve success in applying to galleries, for commissions and residencies or to sell your work online, your craft needs to be represented by high quality images. Professional studio images are always worth the investment. However, makers need to be able to regularly document their work to the highest standard. Budgets and logistics may mean professional photography is not always possible. This workshop will help you support your own practice by providing you with the skills you need.

Which session should I sign up to?

Workshop One: 9.30am – 1pm, aimed at makers working with textured or non-reflective surfaces e.g. ceramics, wood, willow

Workshop Two: 1.45 –5.15pm, aimed at makers working with reflective surfaces; e.g. jewellery and glass

What to bring:

Examples of images of craft that inspire you, and if possible some photographs that you have already taken of your work.

Workshop content

  1. Anne Purkiss will be demonstrating photo techniques using some of the Crafts Council Handling Collection piece
  2. Anne Purkiss will be demonstrating simple editing techniques using the photographs taken to show you how you can make the most of your photographs
  3. Crafts Council Collections Manager and Talent Development Manager will highlight the difference styles of photographs needed for Collections, Product and Marketing Photography.
  4. Based on the images you have brought (your own or pictures, and examples of what you would like to achieve), Anne will talk about how better results can be achieved, what you can attempt to do on your own, when you may need professional help and how to get it.

Proposed Agendas

Workshop One: 9.30am – 1pm, aimed at makers working with textured or non-reflective surfaces e.g. ceramics, wood, willow

9.30am           arrive & registration, tea/coffee

9.45am           welcome and introductions

10.10am         Crafts Council Collections Manager and Talent Development Manager

10.35am         Anne Purkiss demonstration

11.40am         Break

12 pm             Photo editing

1pm                finish workshop

Workshop Two: 1.45 – 5.15pm, aimed at makers working with reflective surfaces; e.g. jewellery and glass

1.45pm           arrive & registration, tea/coffee

2pm                welcome and introductions

2.30pm           Crafts Council 


 

For enquiries regarding ticketing or the course content, please contact the Crafts Council at reception@craftscouncil.org.uk or call 0207 806 2500