January 28, 2013

Owens Community College to Host ‘Digitally Documenting Your Art’ Photography Workshop, Feb. 2

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents interested in gaining insight into the importance of professional photographs in showcasing artwork for exhibitions and portfolios are invited to attend a daylong workshop titled “Digitally Documenting Your Art: Your SMART Phone 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. – 3 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus. The event is open to the public.

The workshop will commence at 10 a.m. with a presentation by Owens Adjunct Instructor of Fine and Performing Arts Margaret Lockwood-Lass about the benefits of having quality digital photographs of artwork in building a website or blog, creating a professional portfolio and securing exhibitions. Topics will also include taking digital photographs of artwork without a lot of expensive equipment and when artwork requires a professional photographer, among others. The presentation will take place in the College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts Photography Studio Room 233, workshop 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.

The Owens Photo Club was founded with the overall mission of providing personal and professional enrichment and educational opportunities for all Owens students, including students majoring in the College’s commercial photography technology and photography academic programs.

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

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.