This month's guest features Emily Moberly, the founder and Executive Director of Traveling Stories, a San Diego non profit with a mission to create engaging social reading experiences that helps kids fall in love with reading by the fourth grade! Emily and her team are outsmarting poverty one book at a time through the innovative program, transforming reluctant readers into confident ones. Beginning with a single tent at a local San Diego farmers market, Emily's "Story Tents" can now be found across the globe, providing children around the world the opportunity to improve their literacy skills, build a life long love for reading, and have fun in the process!
Art Is Being Guide to Photographing Your Work
Beginning next month at the San Diego Art Institute (a non profit contemporary art gallery located in Balboa Park) I have been asked to create a series of workshops to teach aspiring artists how to photograph their work.
Often times with the creation of a finished piece the artist does not pursue the knowledge on how to get the work out there to the world, how to market the work, and how to preserve the imagery in an effective way for years to come. All to often they leave the task of photographing their work in the hands of an unprofessional or worse, their iPhone.
So why is learning to photograph your work so important?
Not only photographing your work properly it boost the perceived value of your work, it provides a more accurate record of the imagery that can help boost sales or stimulate growth for future submissions. In addition to the monetary benefits the professional photos also help articulate scale while providing a schematic into the setup or mockup of your proposed project.
Below are some helpful steps to help you become an expert at photographing your work and boost your client sales.