professionally photographed sculpture to show what students will learn during workshop

How to Photograph Your Artwork

instructor: Muzi Li Rowe

category: Photography

for: Adults

price: $35 Verge members, $50 non-members


Having a strong digital portfolio is important to visual artists. However it can be challenging to photograph a work at home, especially during a pandemic wherein resources are limited. In this 2 hour class you will learn the simple ways to set up a makeshift studio at home for smartphone photography using things which are readily available. You will learn how to choose the appropriate lights and modifiers, and practical ways to light your 2D and 3D work via live demonstration. In addition, you will learn how to make a simple photo tent for photographing objects. Finally, the class will provide recommendations on useful camera and editing apps, as well as budget-friendly equipment.

About the teaching artist:

Muzi Li Rowe is a visual artist and photographer. Rowe is best known for her optical assemblages of obsolete technology and photographs made using them. She works with the physical elements of the camera, observing photography through its own medium. Often combining analog cameras, historical processing methods, and contemporary subjects in her processes, she reflects the significance of practicing analog media in the current Digital Age. Born and raised in Beijing, China, Rowe has lived in between Beijing, Sydney, Hawaii and California since the age of 17. She received a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California Davis. Rowe has exhibited in the US, China and Australia, at venues including Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, CA; Carriage Works, Sydney, Australia; and Bronze Ware Museum, Ordos, China. Rowe is the founder of Eighteen Percent Labs, an artwork documentation and fine art printing service geared towards creatives of all kinds. Rowe resides in Sacramento, California.

Photo Credit: Artwork by Michael Pribich, photographed by Muzi Li Rowe

WHEN: May 19th and 21st, 2020

TIME: 6pm-7pm

PRICE: $35 Verge members, $50 non-members

WHO: Adults

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If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours before the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.