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Monday, January 08, 2007

A Workshop for artists!

Digital images are an easy & useful method of promoting and sharing your artwork. Learn how at the Art Gallery of Mississauga.

Photographing Your Artwork Workshop
Saturday February 17, 2007 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday February 18, 2007 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Art Gallery of Mississauga300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ON L5B 3C1
Registration fee: Art Gallery of Mississauga Members/ Visual Arts Mississauga Members $30
Students $30
General $45
Click for registration form
Photographing your artwork is a two-day professional development workshop that will introduce participants to the tools and techniques in creating the visual components of a submission package. Participants will receive an overview and resource manual consisting of operating a digital camera to utilizing lighting techniques, equipment and correct exposure to achieve professional looking results.

Workshop 1: How to Digitally Photograph your Work
Saturday February 17, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Art Gallery of Mississauga
This workshop is a practical information session with hands on training to digitally photograph your work in creating documentation and submission proposal packages to galleries, funders and residencies. Focusing on lighting techniques the course will teach participants how to successfully document two and three dimensional work as well as capturing performances and events.

Workshop 2: Creating a Digital Submission Package
Sunday February 18, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Art Gallery of Mississauga
By providing professional portfolio guidance participants will enhance the necessary skills in creating a digital submission package. Exercises will cover the handling and organization of digital files from re-sizing and cleaning up images to the creation of the final CD.

Learning Objectives:
Examining the tools of the trade
Lighting and light sources
Camera techniques: How to utilize them
Discover the fundamentals of composition and shooting detail work
Working with digital files
Scanning from photographs
Creating a professional CD of images

Chris Blanchenot is an artist, communication assistant for Canadian Actor’s Equity and principle of Carte-Blanche Photography. After earning a BFA at the University of Windsor Blanchenot went on to study and teach at Louisiana State University.

Teaching photography, printmaking and framing courses for Dundas Valley School of Art and Burlington Art Centre for over five years Blanchenot has a breadth of experience and expertise.

He has documented events and exhibitions for such galleries and associations as The Power Plant, Mercer Union, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA) and Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) and as well as contributing to C Magazine and This Magazine.

To register or for more information please contact Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot at 647-892-4603 or 905-896-5088 or

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