About the Course
Embark on a comprehensive full day or two-day journey into the heart of knitwear photography with Wool & Pine. This Comprehensive Workshop, led by the adept eye of Abbye Meiklejohn, is a masterclass designed to guide knitting enthusiasts from the basics of striking flat lay arrangements to the finesse of modeled portrait photography with a focus on using natural light to make your knitwear shine.
Day One: Foundations & Flat Lays
We begin with the essentials, exploring how to illuminate your knits using natural light sources and organic lighting modifiers, creating enchanting flat lays with engaging backdrops, and employing storytelling elements that capture the essence of your craft. Whether using a smartphone or a camera, you will learn to manipulate light and shadow to add depth and drama to your images.
Day Two: Mastering Modeled Photography
Transitioning from static displays to dynamic portraits, the second session delves into the art of capturing the human element. You'll learn to take advantage of advanced natural lighting techniques to flatter both your knitwear and your models, discover how to direct models to convey compelling narratives, and find new angles that celebrate the craftsmanship of your work.
Throughout the workshop, you'll engage in hands-on sessions, applying your new skills in real-world settings, and culminating in a collaborative image review to refine your approach. With a multi-page instructional PDF, a variety of backdrops and props, and the opportunity to work with professional-quality knitted items, you'll have all the tools at your disposal.
The Stitch to Picture Workshop is an invitation to transform your finished pieces into vivid stories woven with textures, colors, and emotions. No prior skills are required, just bring your camera or phone, your knitted creations, and a readiness to learn. Leave with the confidence to present your art in its most captivating light, whether for personal enjoyment or professional showcase.
Multipage instructional PDF
Paper and writing materials for lighting diagrams
Props and backdrops for flatlay
Knitted items to photograph
Materials for students to bring:
Camera or smart phone with camera
Knit FO or WIP
A laptop with lightroom or other post processing program
Skills Required: Basic camera and computer skills
Lighting and natural lighting modifiers
Styling for flatlay
Styling for portraits
Point of view
Posing and directing a model
Hands on practice of learned techniques
If time allows, post proccessing
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