Organizing & Preparing Images for Submission 1W23 (Online!)
In this workshop, Erik will discuss how to streamline your workflow as you prepare images of your artwork for submission to exhibitions and contests, so that you are putting your best foot forward and maximizing your success rate.
Topics will include a discussion of file types, how best to organize your catalog, strategies for applying to calls, image resolution and size, and the resizing of images using various programs, with the goal being to make the application process as modular and replicable as possible.
*Registered students will receive a Zoom link to access the course before the course begins. Not familiar with Zoom? Visit their website: https://zoom.us/
Please access the course from a device with both audio and video capability.
I registered for this class because I wanted to take the leap back to where I left off with photography and start aiming for the next level. Erik shared valuable insights, and I particularly appreciated how he showed us his own professional organizational structure using his own actual files / folders. He also shared his own experiences and lessons he'd learned throughout his career. This class helped me feel that maybe I will start to enter some work in some local shows. Can't hurt to try! I was also inspired to get back out there with my camera and pick up where I left off, and start creating a body of artistic work. This was a great class in every way.
Erik Gehring is a freelance photographer who specializes in trees and natural landscapes. He is the current Programming Coordinator at the Hyde Park Art Association, and he is a past President of the Boston Camera Club. He lives in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston with his wife Julie and sons Carl and William. Although Erik enjoys photographing natural environments all over New England, his favorite destination is Boston’s Arnold Arboretum.
Erik’s work has appeared in Yankee Magazine, AMC’s Outdoors, Northern Woodlands, the Boston Globe, the Boston Metro, the Cape Cod Times, E the Environmental Magazine, and other publications. He has shown his fine art prints at galleries throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Erik also has lectured and taught classes and workshops at the Arboretum, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, the Concord Art Association, the Hyde Park Art Association, and at locations all over New England for BlueHour Photo Ventures.
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