Learn how to take professional photographs of 2D and 3D artwork and discover camera tricks and tips


Professional images of your work are essential to promote your practice as an artist and secure exhibitions, grants, and other professional opportunities. This workshop will cover the basic techniques you need to take professional photographs of flat works (e.g. paintings, drawings, photographs) and three-dimensional pieces (e.g. sculptures, ceramics) on smartphones and/or advanced digital cameras.

The course will introduce essential equipment such as cameras, tripods, and studio lighting, practice their use, and discuss the individual set up you need to document the beautiful objects you create.

What to bring:
• A few examples of your work.
• Closed in shoes.
• Your camera and other photographic equipment you might have.


Artist Facilitator Biography:
Joachim Froese is an art photographer living and working in Brisbane and Berlin who has exhibited widely across Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. His work is included in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, and the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art. Joachim is an experienced teacher who has taught photography at universities, high schools, and community events.

This event is funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Fraser Coast Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.