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Owens, Lourdes set workshop for digital photographs of artwork

Interested in professional showcasing photographs of artwork for exhibitions and portfolios?

There’s a daylong workshop called “Digitally Documenting Your Art: Your SmartPhone Isn’t Really Smart Enough” at Owens Community College on Saturday. feb. 2

Presented by Owens, Lourdes University, and the Toledo Federation of Art Societies, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The event is open to the public.

At 10 a.m., Margaret Lockwood-Lass, an Owens adjunct instructor of Fine and Performing Arts, will talk about the benefits of having quality digital photographs of artwork in building a Web site or blog, creating a professional portfolio, and securing exhibitions. Topics will include taking digital photographs of artwork without expensive equipment. The presentation will take place in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre.

At 11:30 a.m., the Fine and Performing Arts Photography Studio Room 233, attendees can have professional-quality photographs taken of their artwork by students within the Owens Photo Club. Separate stations will be set up to photograph different types of artwork such as 2-D (paintings, prints and textiles), tabletop-sized 3-D artwork, 3-D artwork that must be positioned on the floor, reflective 3-D artwork (glass and metal) and small artwork (jewelry). Each individual will receive digital files on a CD or as an electronic transmission of their artwork.

The cost for the first artistic piece is $25 and each subsequent item will cost $20 or less with the same lighting arrangement. All proceeds will benefit the Owens Photo Club student organization to offset costs to attend professional photography conferences.

For more about the workshop, call (567) 661-7081 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7081.

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