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Photographing Your Art Workshop on Orcas Island in September

September 28, 10:00 am-6:00 pm at the Orcas Island Library.

(c) Mark Gardner

(c) Mark Gardner

The San Juan County Arts Council (SJCAC) is sponsoring a workshop “Photographing Your Art” on September 28, taught by professional photographer, Mark Gardner. The workshop will be from 10:00 am-6:00 pm on Orcas Island at the Orcas Island Library. Fee is $50 for the full day workshop.

The objective of the workshop is for artists to learn how to create the best possible images of their art. The workshop will cover three major topics: Capturing your image, Organizing your images and Output (file size, copyrights, providing your files for shows, editors, prints, etc).

Learning techniques to photograph art to achieve the best image with regard to color, clarity and dimension is relevant to all artists desiring to develop or upgrade their website or marketing and information pieces, such as business cards and brochures; to artists competing for acceptance into art shows where decisions are made based on photos of their art; and to artists desiring to have images of their work included in publications.

Mark Gardner has been creating art from life with photography since 1994. He is a full-service provider of studio and location photography for families, individuals, businesses and publications. He combines passion, artistic expression and technical skill to create his images.

In his professional work, Mark primarily photographs people to create both traditional and lifestyle portraits for personal, editorial and commercial use. Mark also shoots fine art and craft, products, classic and sports cars, and architecture. In his personal work, Mark photographs landscapes, culture and wildlife, especially in the San Juan Islands, the Pacific Northwest or wherever his travels take him. Mark also loves to experiment in the digital dark room to make images that push the boundaries of traditional photography. Mark is based in the San Juan Islands in Washington State, where he has a fully equipped studio. He’s provided images for a myriad of clients ranging from family portraits to location images for resorts to studio shots for artists. He’s published a coffee-table book of images of the San Juan Islands, and a how-to book on outdoor and travel photography with Art Wolfe. These books and Mark’s fine art prints are available through his website: www.photographybymarkgardner.com. Mark also maintains a website that provides self-service, stock images of the San Juan Islands: www.imagesofthesanjuans.com.

To print a registration form, click here. Questions, call 360 378-0951.

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