About the web seminar:
Show off your handwoven fabrics and fiber pieces! In this web seminar, Gale Zucker will guide you through taking great photographs that show off your work as a weaver or fiber artist.
Wish your digital photographs of your work were better quality? Want to feel more confident with your camera in hand? This one hour presentation will set you in the right direction. No matter if you are a fiber artist looking to create professional images for commercial use, or you merely want stunning photographs of your work for personal enjoyment, this web seminar is for you.
It doesn’t matter your skill level. Both beginner weavers and advanced will benefit, as well as beginning and advanced photographers. The session is fun, full of easy tips to start working with right away and is put into terms that even beginners will be able to understand.
Gale will present an illustrated talk of shooting tips to improve your photography of fiber arts, textiles, knits, people and the world around you. Culled from her longer workshops, she'll show and share easily understandable composition ideas, tricks to make the best use of light, thoughts on choosing backgrounds, working with color, and styling to enhance the appeal of your work.
Who should attend?
- Weavers and fiber artists wanting to capture their textiles in a professional-looking photograph
- Weavers and fiber artists looking for new tricks and tips for photographing their work
- Weavers and fiber artists who are wanting to advance their business with high quality photographs
About the instructor:
Commercial & editorial photographer Gale Zucker is the co-author and photographer of the book Craft Activism: People, Projects & Ideas from the New Community of Handmade, by Potter Craft . She is also the photographer/co-author of Shear Spirit: Ten Farms, Twenty Projects and Miles of Yarn (Potter Craft 2008) and the photographer for Mason Dixon: Knitting Outside the Lines (October 2008) and most recently, the photographer for WearWithAll: Knits for Your Life ( 2012) and Weekend Wool, an ebook for Green Mountain Spinnery Her book of portraits of people photographed in their handknit finery at the NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY, will be published this year. Gale has been teaching Photography for Fiber Artists, Knitters & Crafters workshops since 2009, leading classes at yarn shops and events across the country, from Maine to California, including Interweave Knitting Lab New England.
In 2012 & 2011, she was a guest author, speaker and workshop leader, at the Arkansas Literary Festival, Shepherds Harvest in Minnesota and in Los Angeles, as a guest teacher with the Slipt Stitchers Knitting Guild. Gale’s commercial & editorial photography keeps her busy outside the handcrafted world and she is widely published. She has photographed for everyone from TV Guide , The NY Times and Smithsonian to Consumer Reports, Fortune 500 companies and prestigious universities.
A lifelong knitter and crafter, Gale lives in shoreline CT with her family. She can be found swimming, dog wrangling, making stuff, or at the beach knitting, when she doesn’t have a camera in her hands. • Professional website Gale Zucker Photography http://www.gzucker.com • Craft Activism book blog http://www.craftactivism.com • Her knit blog She Shoots Sheep Shots http:// www.ezisus.blogspot.com • Ravelry as SheShootsSheep