Tunic, Peru, The Textile Museum 91.341

Workshop: Photographing Your Art

Bruce White, photographer

This workshop will provide training in a variety of techniques to document your textile art through digital photography, using basic lighting techniques and minimal software correction. The workshop will begin with an illustrated discussion of various aesthetic and technical choices to consider when photographing artwork, followed by a hands-on session during which each participant will photograph a textile from the museum's education collection. Artificial lighting techniques will be demonstrated to create images that show off the true color and texture of textiles and fiber art. Basics of archiving images and creating image files will be discussed. Participants are asked to bring their own fully charged camera, digital storage card, and a tripod (if possible). Lighting and background equipment will be on hand for use by participants.

This workshop is part of the Art Care for Artists series designed to support artists working in fiber. Fee: $75 per session for museum members (or $200 for the three-program package); $100 per session for the public. Includes most materials and a box lunch. 

Advance registration is required; space is limited. Register for this program or the full series online or call 202-994-7394 

About Bruce White

Bruce White specializes in the photography of works of art and historical architecture for leading cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad. His landmark photography of textiles has won numerous awards for institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bard Graduate Center, the White House’s Office of the Curator, and LACMA. His textile publications include Resplendence of the Spanish Monarchy, Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence, Tapestry in the Baroque, Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles, Wearing Propaganda, Sheila Hicks, Knoll Textiles and The Box Project: Works from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection.

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