Workshops

Post-Production Artwork Documentation

Oct 5, 2022, 05:00 PM - Oct 5, 2022, 06:30 PM

With Laura Findlay

Hosted on Zoom

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ktNs4Tm_RceDkt3BG3-kTA

This event is free and open to everyone.

Learn how to put your best foot forward with images! In this workshop, we’ll look at editing tools and processes that are relevant to the post-production side of artwork documentation. Whether you’re uploading examples of your work to a grant application, a call for submissions, or your online portfolio, this workshop will help you share accurate and polished images of your work with funders, curators, and others who rely on photo documentation to make important decisions about you and your work.

Topics include:

  • A review of digital files – what you need to know about resolution and file size
  • An overview of fundamental photo-editing techniques
  • An introduction to preparing image files for applications with a discussion about why good quality images matter and how to meet expectations

Please note: This workshop does not cover how to take good pictures, so it won’t cover camera types or settings, accessories, or techniques for capturing accurate colour or lighting. This workshop also isn’t about preparing digital files for print. The goal of this workshop is to provide an overview of post-production tactics for creating high quality digital images that can be used in grant or exhibition applications, or like settings.

This workshop will be hosted as a 70-minute Zoom webinar with an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Closed captioning and live transcription will be available through the built-in Zoom CC and Transcription features. ASL Interpretation can be arranged upon request. Please contact Hannah Keating at [email protected] to submit an interpretation request by September 21, 2022. All efforts will be made to fill a request, but if an Interpreter cannot be secured, we will let you know before the event takes place.

Is there anything else we can do to support your participation? Please reach out to Hannah at [email protected].


About the presenter:

Laura Findlay (she/her) is a Toronto based artist and the owner of LF Documentation. Originally from Montreal, she received her BFA from Concordia University in 2011 and MFA from the University of Guelph in 2014. She’s exhibited work and participated in artist residencies throughout Canada, the US, and Europe and she is represented by Norberg Hall in Calgary, Alberta. Laura has professionally documented artwork and exhibitions for clients throughout southern Ontario, Montreal, and abroad since 2009. Clients include the AGO, RBC Visual Arts Collection, Scotiabank Fine Art Program, Superframe, C Magazine, Oakville Galleries, Scrap Metal Gallery, Daniel Faria Gallery, Bradley Ertaskiran, Arsenal Contemporary, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Galerie Antoine Ertaskaren, Franz Kaka Gallery, and Aargauer Kunsthaus, among others. Her photographs of artwork have appeared in print in Artforum, Border Crossings Magazine, Canadian Art Magazine, C Magazine, Vogue Paris, and Chatelaine, among others. She has served on the juries for international residencies and scholarships.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Hannah Keating at [email protected].

The RMG would like to acknowledge the RBC Foundation for their generous support of the Artist Professional Development Workshop Series.

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