Lou Lynn, Rice Scoop (detail). Photo by Janet Dwyer

Artist Boot Camps

Photographing Works of Art with Janet Dwyer

  • September 17, 2016 – September 18, 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Registration Deadline: September 16, 2016 at 4:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

All are welcome! 

Presented in partnership with Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba (ACI)

$60 for MAWA and ACI members, $75 for non-members

This workshop will help participants take better digital photographs of their works of art, both 3D and 2D. Topics that will be covered include light-source options, backgrounds, contrast (levels), histograms, image sizing and fine-tuning digital images. Dwyer will also discuss how to control the quality and direction of natural and artificial light, exposure and colour balance. She will address participants’ specific questions and issues and present ideas for basic lighting sets that one can construct at home. Note: this Artist Bootcamp Intensive will be hands-on, and will provide essential, practical, how-to information. You are welcome to bring your camera, your camera manual and one small artwork to photograph, or you can simply observe. Please bring your lunches!

  • Janet Dwyer

    Janet Dwyer’s career as a fine art photographer and instructor spans three decades. She has photographed artworks by many renowned artists and the collections of numerous galleries. Her clients include the Royal BC Museum and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Since 1978 she has taught photography workshops and instructed at colleges and universities across Canada including the Western Academy of Photography, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Pearson College, Kootenay School of the Arts, Alberta College of Art, Humber College, Conestoga College and Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Widely respected for her expertise in photographing works of art, Dwyer is the contributing author on this subject in Robin Hopper’s book Stayin’ Alive: Survival Tactics for Visual Artists. She lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.