Fine Art Reproduction


Melbourne – Studio Workshop
•  08 April 2017
•  01 October 2017


This intermediate/advanced studio workshop develops the practical skills and critical understanding needed for the successful photographic documentation of 2D and 3D works of art, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, manuscripts, books, costumes, jewellery, glassware, and photographs. The workshop includes the staging, lighting, exposure, processing, archiving, and colour management and editing of files for publication in print and online. While state-of-the-art equipment is used during the workshop, particular emphasis is placed on achieving the best possible results with your own equipment in your own studio.  Specific topics include:

Cameras and Lighting
• Lenses, tripods, stability and optimum apertures
• Lighting equipment, controls and modifications
• Flash versus continuous lighting
• Optical diffraction, distortion and chromatic aberration
• Tethered capture
• ICC and DCP camera profiling, and ISO standards

2D Works
• Geometry, alignment and scale
• Flat lighting flat works
• Balanced lighting with Equalight software
• Reproducing surfaces, textures and colours
• Drawings versus paintings versus prints
• White balance and quality controls

3D Works
• Perspective – drawing with a lens
• Depth of field calculations
• Lighting highlights, shadows and the third dimension
• Negative spaces
• Lighting backgrounds and light boxes
• Green/blue screen and masking considerations

Post processing
• RAW versus JPEG workflows
• The five fundamentals of image editing
• Catalogues, metadata and colour spaces
• Print, web and archive standards and file formats
• Monitor calibration and soft proofing
• Pre press, hard proofs, guide prints and viewing conditions

Detailed course notes and video tutorials are included along with reference guides and test targets.

Workshop Cost: $330 including GST per person
BookingsEmail or phone 0438 590 093
Venue: Les Walkling’s Studio, Heidelberg, VIC.
Workshop Duration: Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm