Photographing Fine Art & Craft
Learn how to take WOW images of your art
Take images that make people say I WANT THAT ART!
During this course you’ll take your shots from average to awesome, whether you’re photographing paintings, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glass art, ceramic, mosaic, or other fine art form.
You’ll learn how to take photos that capture the essence of your art. You’ll also learn how to curate those images and how to craft a visual story for use in magazines and other publications.
You’ll be amazed at how much you can do with your images, including how to attract more business to you. And that's just the start!
Images taken by students of their art
The below images were taken during the Guided Study eCourse. Since each student gets personalized feedback, growth is pretty darn quick!
What students are saying about the Guided Study eCourse
"Brit Hammer – you rock! I amazed myself with the results. Brit’s teaching style and critiques enabled me to grow my photography skills in leaps and bounds. Her advice to ‘get it right in the camera’ has changed the way I approach documenting my work. My vignettes have always told a story, but photographing them with that story in mind was new to me. I was able to capture the whimsy in my work in a 2D form. When I download new photos, I feel pure joy as the images appear."
"Everyone deserves the right to have good, no, GREAT photos of your own work. For me, the best part of taking this workshop is her honest critique. Brit isn't that someone who looks at your photo and says 'cool'. She actually takes the time and thinks about the image, and tells you what she sees and feels about that photo. Not only does she ask questions about the image to make me think about the story, but she also tells me what I did right, and especially what I did wrong with each image, and how to improve it. If you're undecided about whether to take the class, I want to tell you I am really glad I did!"
"Before taking Photographing Fine Art & Craft, I used to waste hours taking uninteresting pictures. My camera was an endless source of frustration. The course made me appreciate that taking a photo was an extension of the creative act of making the piece. Brit took the time to find out what I wanted to say in my photos and helped me get there. My camera is no longer a mystery. I can work quickly and produce images that express the vitality and spirit of my work. This is hugely empowering as so much of our work is judged on the quality of our images. Photographing Fine Art & Craft is a superlative course taught by a superlative teacher."
During this course you will learn
What you will need
DSLR camera (or a "bridge" camera that allows you to control aperture)
NB: Yes, it's okay to take this course with a "point & shoot" camera, but you'll have more creative control of your images with a DSLR or micro four-thirds camera that allows you to control aperture. You'll also be able to do more with the images afterwards in terms of post-production if you can shoot RAW, instead of just JPG.
Optional, depending on your medium
Sturdy tripod (recommended)
Choose the package right for you
After checkout on PayPal
After checkout on PayPal (via eJunkie) you'll be automatically emailed a link from which to download the eBook (PDF, 24.9 MB). The videos are linked within the eBook.
GUIDED STUDY ECOURSE
After checkout on PayPal (via eJunkie) you'll receive an automatic email welcoming you to the class, along with instructions.
How the eCourse works
Assignments are given at the end of each of the four sections of the eBook to help get you started. You can then work at your own pace.
**If at any time you decide that you want to upgrade to the "Guided Study" or "Guided Study + Mentorship" eCourse, just email Brit with the course date & package you want. You'll get US$ 50 off registration for the new package.
GUIDED STUDY ECOURSE
The day this 4-week eCourse begins you'll be given access to the Photographing Fine Art & Craft group on Facebook where you will post your homework assignments for feedback and ask questions. I visit the group at least twice a day Monday through Friday so your questions are answered in a timely manner.
Each Monday you’ll receive an email reminding you to read/watch that week's material. You'll also be given an assignment due the following Monday. Of course, if you just want to follow the class and not post homework, that's also okay.
What makes the Guided Study class worth the money to students is the community and support. The course fee is a lifetime membership to a private group where your learning continues long after the class is over. Inspiration is posted each week to keep you growing and you'll learn from feedback given to all other students (past, present, future). Most importantly, you'll find that friendships form within the group. Other perks you'll receive as part of the Guided Study course are: all future course updates (opt-in) and a reduced rate on your first mentoring session with me when you upgrade to the Guided Study + Mentorship package during the course. (See below for details.) And if you want to retake the class for any reason, you're entitled to a 15% discount.
After the course is over you'll be eligible to become a member of the Graduates group, where graduates share tips & tricks and give feedback on each other's work. (The Graduates group is opt-in.) Beyond that, as a Guided Study graduate you're eligible for the Extension courses, which are 2-week personalized sessions to help you reach specific goals.
GUIDED STUDY ECOURSE + MENTORSHIP
This package is the Guided Study version of the course with an EXTRA 45-minute one-on-one mentorship session with me, a celebrated artist, author, and international award-winning photographer.
You can schedule your session at any time during the eCourse to talk about any topic, photography or otherwise. We'll talk by phone or Skype and you can record our conversation. To get the most out of your private session, I suggest you wait until you're at least halfway through the eCourse.
No, a professional photographer did not take these AMAZING images. A professional ARTIST did!
Denise Parenteau chose the Guided Study + Mentorship package and took this series of AMAZING photos after her private session with me in Week 3.
Aren't her photos of pieces from her "Om" jewelry collection ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS?! You want photos this amazing, right? Then sign up NOW.
Your extra gift just for signing up
Just to celebrate how much fun we're going to have in this course, you'll also receive a 20% discount on ALL my eBooks after registration.
PHOTOGRAPHING FINE ART & CRAFT
Two-week EXTENSION CLASS
DSLR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS
Learn how to use your camera
MARKETING YOUR ART
Be your own great publicist and marketing guru
Brit Hammer (1969) is an internationally celebrated artist and award-winning photographer whose work is privately collected, both in Europe and the US. Brit's work has been featured in dozens of international lifestyle magazines and design blogs.
Prior to launching her career as a professional artist in 2002, Brit spent 11 years in the fashion industry, most notably as a member of the team that started up the hugely successful Tommy Hilfiger Denim division in New York City and in upper management at Tommy Hilfiger Europe.