Brit Hammer

Photographing Fine Art & Craft

Learn how to take WOW images of your art

 

"Finally. FINALLY. Thank you for bringing this class to artists. Quick folks, grab it!"

"Brit, I knew the moment we 'met' on skype...you GOT it! YOU have so much to give. And you are proving what an inspirational teacher you are! I am so proud of my students who took the Photographing Fine Art & Craft Guided Study class. The websites they built in my {DIY} Artist Websites class are so much stronger now — and so much more effective — because of the luscious pictures they learned how to take in your class."

"Every artist deserves to have a great presentation, and I wholeheartedly recommend that every artist take your class!"
— Susan Lomuto, Daily Art Muse

 

Learn how to take shots 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."
— Sue McNenly

"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!"
— Bronwen Heilman

"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."
— Christine Dumont

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During this course you will learn

  • How to create dynamic images that engage viewers and attract clients
  • How to create both jury and editorial images
  • How to tell a story with an image
  • How to curate a collection of images & create a photo essay
  • How to create images expressing your brand
  • Basic and advanced lighting techniques
  • Basic and advanced post-processing techniques
  • Plus lots about marketing & personal branding, too!

 

 

What you will need

DSLR camera (or a "bridge" camera that allows you to control aperture)
Wall or table

Editing software (Aperture, Lightroom, Photoshop recommended - download free trials from manufacturers)

Artwork

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)

Polarizer (for photographing highly reflective materials)

Special lens (macro for tiny objects, wide angle for large installations)

Fixed lighting or external flash (especially if you make transparent glass objects)

A scrim, piece of smooth fabric, or large sheet of paper (for sculptures, jewelry)

Digital tablet and pen (i.e. Wacom) for image editing

 

 

What's special about the Guided Study course

The Guided Study course is 4 weeks of hands-on help from me PLUS continued learning after the class is over. One student wrote, "Taking your class was probably the best single thing I did for my business."

What makes the Guided Study class worth the investment to students is: the individual attention and detailed feedback on your images, special tips for shooting your own art, help setting up your own shooting area, inspirational images to help you with shooting your media, advice & tips, help with motivation, and access to thousands of images by previous students with my detailed feedback available for you to read -- a gold mine of information -- plus 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.

 

 

Choose the package right for you

You prefer to do it yourself. (DIY)
 
You want to get on the fast track.
 
You want to fly!
 
Includes:
Course eBook

Video instruction tutorials
Resources
 and case studies
Unlimited access to the video tutorials
PLUS
Option to upgrade** (See below How it Works)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Includes:
Course eBook

Video instruction tutorials
Resources
 and case studies
Unlimited access to the video tutorials
PLUS
Small class size
Individual feedback
PLUS
Lifetime access to the class Support Forum
Lifetime access to the online class community
PLUS
Membership Graduates support group
Eligibility for the 2-week Extension courses
PLUS
Option to upgrade** (See below How it Works)
 
Includes:
Course eBook

Video instruction tutorials
Resources
 and case studies
Unlimited access to the video tutorials
PLUS
Small class size
Individual feedback
PLUS
Lifetime access to the online class community
Lifetime access to the online class community
PLUS
Membership Graduates support group
Eligibility for the 2-week Extension courses
PLUS
45-minute private mentoring session with Brit
 
Go at your own pace (Self-study)
 
eCourse duration: 4 weeks.
 
eCourse duration: 4 weeks.
 
 
 

Regular price: US$ 125
Daily Art Muse fans pay just US$ 120


When using promo code DAMHAPPY at checkout

Regular price: US$ 800
Daily Art Muse fans pay just US$ ​775

Regular price: US$ ​900
Daily Art Muse fans pay just US$ 875​

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Course start date

 

 

After checkout on PayPal

SELF-STUDY ECOURSE
 (DIY)
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 you'll be emailed a confirmation within 48 hours with an invitation to join the private Facebook group. Your request will be approved on the day the course starts and you can then download the course material from Facebook.

 

How the eCourse works

SELF-STUDY ECOURSE
 (DIY)
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.

 

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.

 


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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.

In addition to her role as artist and teacher, Brit is the author and publisher of the bestselling books Breakout! Your Pathway to Success, Mosaic: Finding Your Own Voice, and other titles.

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.