Good enough is NOT! If you can't photograph your artwork at an accomplished professional level, then you are wasting your time. The competition for any opportunity is so fierce - galleries, competitions, commissions, grants, art fairs, whatever – that a portfolio full of blurry, off colour, skewed photographic imagery will disqualify you immediately. The curator, selection committee or jurors will not have the time nor interest to try to see the art.
This workshop will walk you through basic strategies for photographing your artwork: lighting, gear, and editing afterwards. You won't need expensive photographic equipment to participate. Emphasis will be placed on using what you have at hand – including cell phones, and available home lighting. McClyment is not a professional photographer. Rather an artist just like you, who has had to learn all this the hard way.
Where: Ralph Thornton Community Centre, 765 Queen Street East, Multi-Purpose Room, 3rd Floor, Toronto
When: October 22nd, 7:30-9:00PM
Speaker: David McClyment
Speaker Bio: For the past 39 years, David has been professionally exhibiting throughout Ontario and across Europe. His work has been the focus of many grants and critical reviews. As a professor in the Fine Arts Studio program at Centennial College, David has twice been recognized for teaching excellence by the college. McClyment is also in the final stages of publishing a hands-on professional practice resource for fine artists: "So, You Wanna Be an Artstar". Much of what he will talk about tonight will also be covered in this book, to be published in late 2019. He is inspired daily by his long-time reason for living, Sue Bracken, and their eminently talented son, Jaimie.