Photography workshop Glass & Jewellery Sat Aug 26th IFG Week
By Bruntnell-Astley ltd
Simon Bruntnell will show participants specialist but simple techniques for photographing glass and other 3D objects, the basic equipment needed, cameras, lenses, lighting, tripods, props, digital shooting and outputting file types for magazines and the internet, as well as how to create a digital file and basic retouching techniques.Areas covered:
- introduction to the camera 35mm digital slr
- what lights to use simple lighting for a simple glass and Jewelry shots
- introduction to a light table and simple home construction
- backgrounds usage
- shooting to a computer (tethered shooting, see it on the big telly!)
- Digital workflow (how to plug it all in and and get going)
- File types (understanding different file types, tiffs Jpegs and RAW etc)
- Simple retouching in Photoshop (dust and scratches removed)
- No equipment needed as Simon will be demonstrating on his own
He will also give a slide show talk on image usage (what magazines/publishers want and are looking for in a shot. The workshop is aimed at applied artists who want to move up to a 35mm digital SLR type camera and who want to produce images of a professional entry level. A maximum of 10 people per workshop. Each participant can bring one item of glass/item (max shoe box dimensions) which Simon will photograph and supply an image to each person for publicity purposes included in the course costs (also including copyright to be given to the maker)
Observer space: You are in on the workshop but not having anything photographed.
10 people MAX to have work photographed + 10 observer places please choose from the dropdown menu for booking
Testimonial to Simon Bruntnell
The photographic image of a work of art reaches a much wider audience than the physical piece itself. The relationship between the artist, the photographer, and their respective media is therefore a crucial one; doubly so when the artefact is formed from glass. The problems inherent in this most challenging of materials are many, the precise balance between reflected and transmitted light to name one.
Simon Bruntnell has during his career to date, developed into the specialist in this field bar none. The quality of his images is the result of an ability to work with the artist in developing an understanding of and approach to each object that has resulted in images that have been reproduced and deservedly appreciated worldwide.
His reputation has been established by word of mouth to the point where he is the simply the glass artist`s photographer of choice.
Prof Keith Cummings
The Whitehouse Cone Museum of Glass, VINE St, Stourbridge, DY8 4AA
9:30 am till 4:30pm (ish may gone on a little)
light buffet will be provided
When booking please keep your email receipt on your phone
Comments by previous attendees;
samples of Simon's work:
All bookings are non-refundable