Light and Shadow, The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads & Glass

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Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Doug is a professional product photographer and glass artist. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography) degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he opened a commercial photography company. Since then he has created photography, designed websites, and produced videos for a wide range of clients from individual glass artists to Fortune 500 corporations. Doug has taken up flameworking after classes with Bandhu Dunham, Dolly Ahles, Laurie Nessel, and Kim Osibin. His love for all things glass has widened to include glass fusing, slumping, sand carving, casting, neon and plasma sculptures. Doug’s teaching experience includes sold out Photography and Photoshop classes at the Bead & Button Show, ISGB Gathering, Glass Craft & Bead Expo, Sonoran Glass School, Tucson Bead Show, Blue Moon Glass (Austin) and at the Mesa Arts Center (Arizona).

Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $185

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, glass and other arts and crafts, with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good lighting, composition, background materials, and how to set your camera's menus. Students will photograph their own pieces during class at lighting stations. Students should also consider taking the Photoshop class after the Photography class. It is offered on alternate days during the same show. You'll leave the workshop empowered to create photos as beautiful as the art
you're photographing.
Supply list:
DSLR cameras with interchangeable lenses (18-55mm "kit" zoom is acceptable) and manual exposure are recommended along with a tripod. A macro lens for the DSLR is helpful for small glass and jewelry items. Pointand-shoot or fixed lens cameras without these features are inadequate, will not perform as needed for creating professional work and are not recommended. Students should bring 16-20+ art pieces to the class to photograph. Also bring notepad, pen or pencil. For additional information, to register and purchase your seat for the class go to or email, please include your contact information and
which date & class you are interested in. You can also call 480-221-0990.
Credit cards and Paypal are accepted.
Fee: $185, includes the use of two light boxes and background paper during class, 6 hours of instruction and help with your camera and lighting. Fee must be paid in full at time of registration and all seat sales are final.

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