creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization




Documenting Artwork

Sunday, October 15th , 2-4pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 13th

Instructor: Gregory Stanforth


Fee: $20

Class Size:
Minimum: 5

Description: Most people will first see your work on a screen. Proper documentation is an essential part of every artist’s practice. Learn some basic tips for getting quality photographs of your work every time.

This seminar will cover:

  • Basic camera operations
  • Lighting your work to avoid glares or hotspots
  • Camera lenses
  • Avoiding distortions
  • Documenting framed vs. unframed artworks
  • Copy Stands
  • Detail shots
  • Exhibition shots

Materials List: Please bring the camera that you will use to document work. (Optional)

LOCATION: Unless otherwise specified, all courses are hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and direction links below). Manifest's studio facility provides two classrooms totalling nearly 4000 square-feet. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.


Map to Studio    |   Studio Calendar    |   Darkroom Calendar

Manifest's 15th season is funded in part by a grant from the Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by an impact grant from ArtsWave, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous contributions of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.

gallery hours:

tues-fri noon-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

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2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

drawing center map
4905 whetsel avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45227



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