Art Photography: Documenting 2D Artwork

In partnership with The Creative Arts Center of Dallas, join us for a comprehensive dive into digitally documenting 2D artwork!
Upcoming Classes
Apr 23
Price: $150

Members get up to 20% off

This workshop is held at DCP from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Registration Fee: $150

Grab your DSLR, mirrorless, or smartphone camera and follow along as we learn the best practices for creating high-quality digital files of two dimensional artwork!

This workshop provides students with a comprehensive crash course on photographing 2D artwork. Topics include how to properly stage, light, and capture high quality digital images to prepare for submissions, web posting (includes web sites and social media), professional quality printing or printed media publications, and archive documentation. We’ll also discuss some advanced techniques like blending layers in Photoshop and using polarizers to control glare. Bring your camera or smartphone, and we will provide the rest! If you shoot with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, some prior experience and knowledge of basic settings is preferred.

We’ll go over the best ways to shoot and process your photos. Feel free to bring one or two of your own pieces to practice with. If you have a portable easel to support the pieces that would be a plus!

  • The cost of the workshop is $150
  • Maximum number of students is 12.
  • Advanced registration and payment is required.
  • The workshop is at Dallas Center for Photography – 4756 Algiers Street, Dallas, TX 75207.
  • Parking is available in the DCP lot or along Algiers St.
  • The workshop will take place from 1pm-5pm.
  • Doors open at 12:30pm.
  • Bring your camera or smartphone, and we will provide the rest!

Q: How late can I sign up for a workshop?
A: As long as the workshop doesn’t show as “sold out,” you can register up until 5:00pm the day before the workshop date.

Q: Is lunch included in the workshop?
A: No, lunch will not be provided, but feel free to bring a snack.

Q: I’m under 18. Can I take the classes or workshop?
A: Yes, but only if an adult registers to take the classes with you.

Q: How will I know if a workshop makes or not?
A: If a class doesn’t make and has to be cancelled, you will receive an email no later than the night before the scheduled class date.

Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: If you cancel 7 days or more ahead of the scheduled date of the class, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. A cancellation between 5 to 7 days ahead of scheduled date will receive 50% refund minus a $25 administrative fee. There is no refund or transfer credit for cancellations within 4 days of start time of the class or workshop. Full details on cancellations are on our Policies page.

Peter Poulides

Peter is the director of Dallas Center for Photography and teaches several of the classes and workshops. In over 30 years of shooting assignments for national magazines and corporate/stock photography he’s learned a few things and likes to pass it on. His favorite student review is “You remember what it’s like to not know”.

He also works one-on-one with clients to further particular shootings skills, organize their photos with Lightroom or work on projects like books and exhibitions. He still shoots occasional commercial jobs but is busy with personal book projects and running the expanding DCP.

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