Sunday, 27 July 2008

Photographing New Zealand Glass Isn't Easy - for me anyway

It's been a while since I blogged, but I'm going to try to do so more regularly. One of the things that does slow me up is photography - I've found glass a very challenging medium to photograph. That's partly because I don't have a good lighting setup at home, which links to the ongoing problems I have getting the colour balance right. Since colour is such an important part of glass art, getting it right is really important.

So I was thrilled to learn that veteran decorative art photographer Howard Williams is offering a short one day course on photographing glass. Howard has had a long involvement photographing glass and ceramics in New Zealand, and he produces superb work. His course is aimed at glass artists to help them produce good photos of their own work, but I have been accepted as well. I'm really looking forward to this, and hoping to be able to improve what I do considerably.

The proof of the pudding will be in the blogging, as they say. The course is not until mid August, so I'll be using my existing skills for a while yet