Photodocumenting Your Artwork

Michelle has been a passionate photographer since she was young, and learned her way around a camera in 1991 at the Maine Photographic Workshops, where she first discovered the Holga. Since then, Michelle has shown work in solo exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest, New York, Los Angeles and Israel, and in group shows around the US, Italy, Germany & Thailand. She has photographed for weekly newspapers, album covers, performers, artists, and many others. Michelle loves teaching, and has given lectures on plastic and toy cameras to groups all over the US, including the Society for Photographic Education, SF Camerawork, Powell’s Books, and the Creative Center for Photography. She has taught at many photo schools & centers, including Photographic Center Northwest, Newspace (PDX), Maine Media Workshops, the Julia Dean Workshops (LA) and International Center of Photography in New York, among others. Her book,”Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity” was published in late 2006 by Focal Press and the second edition in October 2010. Michelle is a member of Freestyle Photographic Supply’s Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals. See her blog for the latest!

Michelle lives in Seattle, and also frequents Vashon Island, Bellingham, Portland (OR), San Francisco and New York. She loves to road trip and fly away with her Holgas whenever possible.

10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Gage Georgetown
All Levels Welcome
Bring a piece of your work to be photographed along with any camera or related equipment you have.
This hands-on, all-day, workshop will help you learn how to document your artwork. Artists need to document their work for websites, submissions, and archiving purposes. Instructor Michelle Bates will introduce you to the fundamentals of making high-quality images of your art. Cameras, lenses, lighting, backgrounds, digital files, and even film will be covered. Bring a piece of your work to be photographed along with any camera or related equipment you have.