Photograph Your Work – Intro

instructor: Muzi Li Rowe

category: Photography

for: adults

price: $35 members / $50 non-members / $35 Sac Open Studio Artists


Having a strong digital portfolio is important for visual artists. It can be challenging to photograph your artwork at home, especially during a pandemic when resources are limited. In this two hour class, you will learn simple ways to set up a makeshift studio at home using a smartphone and things that are readily available. In fact, you may already have all the materials you need to make some professional looking photos! You will learn how to choose the appropriate lights, how to modify the light you are using and strategies for lighting both 2D and 3D works during a live demonstration. In addition, you will learn how to make a simple photo tent for photographing objects. Muzi will also provide recommendations on useful camera and editing apps, as well as budget-friendly equipment.

This class will be held online. You will receive a link to join the class on Zoom the day before the class begins. If you have not used Zoom before, don’t worry, it’s easy and we’re here to help! Please log in 5-10 minutes before the class begins to troubleshoot any technical difficulties.


About the teaching artist:

Muzi Li Rowe is a visual artist and photographer. Rowe works with the physical elements of the camera, observing photography through its own medium. She creates optical assemblages of obsolete technology and photographs using various processing methods. 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 is the recipient of The Ali Youssefi Project 2020 Artist in Residence and has exhibited in the US, China and Australia, at venues including The Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis, CA; Carriage Works, Sydney, Australia; and Ordos Bronze Ware Museum, China.

WHEN: Aug 17, 2020

WHERE: Online!

TIME: 6-8 PM

PRICE: $50 non-members/ $35 members/ $35 Sac Open Studio Artists

WHO: Adults (teens are also welcome)


Cancellation and Refunds Policy

Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.


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.


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