About the Course
Elevate knitwear photography with Wool & Pine’s Intro to Knitwear Portraiture class. In this advanced workshop, knitters become photographers, capturing the beauty of modeled knits without the need of special camera equitment. Tailored for an intimate group of 8-14 participants, the class offers personalized guidance from Abbye, Wool & Pine's visionary photographer, over a 2 to 4 hour session.
This class deepens into portrait photography. Knitters will learn advanced lighting techniques, such as open shade, backlighting, and cross lighting, to flatter both knitwear and model. They will understand how to use natural lighting modifiers to elevate the mood of their portraits.
Abbye imparts her knowledge on styling, selecting the perfect location, and directing models to express narratives. Knitters will discover new angles that showcase their craftsmanship and the model's expressions. Further, they will delve into post-processing, learning that even basic phone cameras can produce stunning results.
With a hands-on outdoor photography session, knitters will practice these skills in real-time. The workshop concludes with a collaborative image review and discussion, ensuring each knitter leaves with the skills to not only create but also professionally present their art.
By joining, knitters will transform their finished pieces into narratives of textures, colors, and emotions, all through their lenses. Under Abbye's expert guidance, they will craft breathtaking portraits that spotlight their knitwear in its most beautiful moments.
Multipage instructional PDF
Paper and writing materials for lighting diagrams
Knitted items to photograph
Materials for students to bring (not required, but encouraged):
Camera or smart phone with camera
Knit FO or WIP
Skills Required: None
Lighting and natural lighting modifiers
Point of view
Posing and directing a model
Hands on practice of learned techniques
If time allows, post proccessing
Wool & Pine