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Sunday 10/12/2014, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10/13/2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Photographing Your Fiber: An In-Depth Hands-On Workshop with Franklin Habit
Does capturing your work with a camera leave you frustrated? Do you admire beautiful published photographs of yarns and patterns and wonder how they were made? Do you wish your friends (and enemies) on Ravelry could see how beautiful your projects really are?
In this intense introductory-level workshop, you'll learn and practice the basics of lighting, exposure, composition, and styling a shoot. We'll tackle common fiber photography problems like capturing true color and showing off textured yarns and stitches.
Students will have the opportunity to have their photographic output evaluated; and will work both together and independently on photographing their own projects.
Note: No prior knowledge of photography is necessary. Just have a camera and a sense of adventure.
Camera (preferably digital), if you frequently shoot with a phone camera, bring it; camera manual (if available); a selection (at least one or two) of projects to play with; notebook and pen or pencil
Students who wish to have their work included in the charrette (group evaluation) that opens the workshop should send one or two digital photographs of their fiber work to Franklin at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line "Stitches East Photography." Photographs should be in jpeg, pdf, or tiff format, and should be at least 5" x 7" inches at a minimum of 72 dpi. Participation is highly encouraged! Critiques will be respectful and will help you gauge how much you've progressed by the end of the workshop. Be prepared to discuss what you like–and do not like–about the images you send.