How to Photograph your Art (and everything else) Workshop by Bruce Rosenstiel Email:

Sponsored by the Grapevine Art Project (GAP) COST $75 for GAP members $100 for non-GAP members

DATE(S): This full-day workshop is offered on two dates Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, October 12 starting at 8:30am and ending between 3:30 and 4:30pm. Additional classes will be added if there Is demand. If interested please contact Bruce Rosenstiel directly by emailing You can also reserve your space by sending your registration fee of $75 for GAP members / $100 for non-GAP members to my PayPal account Please indicate in the notes for which class the fee applies.

WHAT THE WORKSHOP WILL COVER: The workshop will cover more than just photographing your art. It will cover how to use your camera, manual camera settings, composition, depth-of-field, the exposure triangle, exposure compensation, etc. You will better understand how to use your camera in a variety of settings. Photographing your art will be the culmination of the lesson. There will be time to photograph your art and Bruce Rosenstiel will be there to assist with that activity.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO THE WORKSHOP: Bring your camera , camera lens of 50mm or longer, your camera manual, tripod, and your art. Point-and-shoot cameras with manual controls and optical zoom will also provide good results. For 2D visual artists please also bring a level, a tape measure, and an easel. For 3D visual artists bring a soft box or lightbox if you have one. If you don’t, please let Bruce know if you would like to have one provided. Bruce will also bring a few tripods for those who might need to borrow one.

WHY GOOD QUALITY PHOTOS ARE HELPFUL: Quality images of your artwork are useful for applications to exhibitions, galleries, contests, and festivals. The images can be used in your own social media and marketing outlets as well as on your website, to help you maintain a portfolio and archive of your work, as well as for inclusion in art catalogs, or books. A good quality reproduction of your workcan also potentially give you opportunities to create prints or other merchandise of your original works. —

As a reminder please email me Bruce Rosenstiel directly at if you are interested or have additional questions. Feel free to share this information with anyone you think might be interested.

Intro to Photography

This full-day introductory photography workshop guides students to progress beyond taking snapshots to creating photographs. We begin by exploring your camera’s capabilities and learn how to manually adjust for shutter speed, aperture and film speed. This workshop will also help you improve your understanding of composition, light, depth-of-field, and perspective. The six-hour session includes time for practicing the concepts and techniques discussed. Students need to bring a camera and the camera manual. A digital SLR or compact camera with manual controls is essential for this class.

Day and Dates             Hours          Location

Saturday, April 11                             9:00 - 4:00            Holder-Dane Gallery, Grapevine

Intermediate Photography - Processing Your Images

In this class students are introduced to an effective digital workflow using Adobe Lightroom and other software. We cover the most important aspects of creating and maintaining your photo library while devoting most of the sessions to learning and applying the processing tools inherent in Lightroom. This four-session intermediate photography series builds on the experience and skills learned in Introduction to Photography by using your photos and other students’ photos to discuss composition, perspective, content, and settings while processing images to improve their presentation. Students that bring a laptop with processing software loaded will find that beneficial, but it is not essential. At the end of the class students will be able effectively manage their photo library and improve the look and presentation of their images.

Day and Dates Hours Location

To Be Determined