Time to get outside and make the most of that light! A slew of Photography for Knitters & Crafters workshops are coming up. Register through the venues themselves, follow the links in each listing. Space is limited in all the classes. What are you waiting for? Let's shoot!
SUNDAY May 5th 10am-1:30 pm at Knit New Haven in New Haven CT
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR YOUR RAVELRY PROJECTS PAGE
If your Ravelry Projects page is looking bare , or you can’t get your knits & FO’s to look the way you want when you photograph them, this workshop is for you. Learn tricks and techniques to photograph your knits for your Ravelry page. As ever, it'll be a combination of slide talk, demonstration and a lot of hands-on shooting. I'll have a model there to help you show off your projects, so bring some to work on. $65.
contact Knit New Haven to register, 203-777-KNIT
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Saturday May 18th at The Village Knitter in Babylon NY 12-4 pm
Photo Safari BABYLON: Shooting FO's and More Around the Village
Why sit around talking about making great images when we can hit the road (feet first) and learn as we shoot ? With the charming village of Babylon NY as our setting, this class will be an active opportunity for you to work on improving your image making skills while photographing in “real life” settings. Gale will present a short intro talk and then we’ll head out to demonstrate techniques and photograph your knits or fiber in various settings. This will be an opportunity to learn about choosing photo settings, styling, backgrounds, reacting to locations and managing light as you find it. We will wrap up with a demonstration on photo editing & processing, using free online software that will put that finishing touch on your images, before they go out in the world to sing.
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR FIBER, FO'S AND EVERYTHING ELSE
at WEBS in Northampton MA
a 3 session class , Thursdays May 16, May 30 & June 6th , 5:30-8 pm
You've asked for it, I've wanted to offer it, and finally we can do this thang: a Photography for Knitters & Crafters class that meets over 3 sessions, with assignments and time for critique/feedback of your work, as well as some photo editing . Whether you want to improve your photography skills in general, or use this class format to work out some specific problems/blocks you've had in your photography, we'll have time to look, learn, shoot and then look some more. As usual, we'll focus on yarn and knits, as we work with light, choose backgrounds, considering our options, colors and composition. Your photos willl sing! Register soon, space very limited.
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at Fiber College of Maine, Searsport Maine
as of April 15, 2013 Fiber College registration is open--don't wait too long!
SAVVY STORYTELLING: A BLOG PHOTOGRAPHY & WRITING WORKSHOP
co-taught by Gale Zucker & Beverly Army Williams
Friday September 6th, 10am-4pm
Whether you blog for fun, or your blog promotes your business or farm, you need to make it compelling. Of course you want it to look fabulous at a glance--and you need to fill it with new words and photos all the time. Join writing professor and blogging expert Beverly Army Williams and me, as we help you work through exercises and skills to make your blog come alive in every way.
The class signup will go live later in April but for now, here's a link to last year's event in photos (mostly not mine- you can see me in action in some of them... its an overview of the awesome that is Fiber College)
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Last but definitely not least:
Photo Safari Festival classes (2!) at none other than
NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck NY Sat & Sunday mornings Oct 19 & 20th
I'm super thrilled to be included in this year's workshops lineup, listings & registration start on May 1st, at this link. See you at the fair??!!