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Course Information

Description: Today artists are often required to submit photos of their work digitally for critiques, exhibitions, competitions, talks and social media. Photographs of your work often provide a first impression of your work as well as your professionalism.
     In a series of short videos and downloadable PDFs Stephanie and Dean will guide you through demonstrations of how to set up a studio, backgrounds, suggested equipment, lighting, and taking a photo.
Media Category: Photography
Course Type: Self-directed - Student Choice (refer to the FAQ page for full descriptions of each course type)
Course Format: Demonstration
Course Begins: March 15, 2022 - Ongoing
Course Duration: No time limit

What will Students learn? The basics of using simple studio methods and natural light to improve your photography.
Instructor/Students interaction: No Interaction
Skill Level: All levels welcome
Required skill(s): No special skills required.

Supplies and tools: Cell phone or tablet, Flotone Graduated Background, Thunder Gray to White, Manfrotto 143N Magic Arm – Arm Alone without Camera Bracket, cell phone or tablet mount for tripod, tripod and small flashlight.
Downloads: PDF summary

Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome

    1. Studio Setup

    2. Sweep Background

    3. Equipment

    4. Lighting

    5. Taking a photo

    1. Summary pdf

    2. Summary

About this course

  • $25.00
  • 8 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content
  • PDF download


Stephanie Blythe

Porcelain - Mixed Media

Stephanie holds a BFA in Fibers from the Philadelphia College of Art. She uses traditional porcelain dollmaking techniques to create dolls ranging from 1 inch to 15 inches, clothed in elegantly detailed costumes fashioned from her extensive antique textile collection. She is known for her imaginative fantasy figures and whimsical fairies that reflect a strong connection with the beauty of nature. During her 40-year career she has also owned a company selling to more than 85 galleries and craft shops, and designed dolls for the mass market. Her work can be found in museums as well as in private collections.

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