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A community of art-loving photographers. More and more opportunities present allowing photographic capturing of art works. Art Walks, Public Art, Gallery Tours, and now even some Museums let photographers record art. Also with the advent of visual content for marketing (websites, brochures, posters, social media etc), a great eye, producing a great shot, is what makes a better photographer. "How to see and read art photographically: a guided workshop on understanding and photographing artwork" takes place at ArtsUP! a not-for-profit art exhibition, arts education & events venue. The subject of each class is the current art-installation on exhibit. This group is for professionals, students, hobbyists and amateurs wishing to train their eye and pay homage to capturing "a great shot". Members become part of the social fabric of ArtsUP! and enjoy many other networking opportunities and art experiences.

What makes a good photograph of an artwork? This workshop is not about photographic technique but about how to see artwork and how to translate that understanding into a good photograph. The participant will learn how to take a better photograph of an artwork but more importantly, how to visually understand, read, describe and really see an artwork. Artist and fine art photographer Christin Paige Minnotte will lead a participatory workshop and guided experience for photographers of all levels on how to distill an artwork conceptually and translate those qualities into a refined two dimensional still photograph. The two hour workshop requires you bring a camera and a zoom lens or a selection of a long and wide lens and a card reader for those shooting digitally. Students will be given the opportunity, after instruction and a guided experience of the artwork, to photograph the work and have their work critiqued during the second half of the workshop (if shooting digitally).

Christin Paige Minnotte is a fine art, fashion and portrait photographer with degrees in art practice, theory and literature from Bard College and SFAI where she was awarded a portfolio scholarship to attend art school. Her work has been featured in several international art and culture magazines and she shows her fine art and fashion work in galleries in New York City, Miami and abroad. Her Fashion Art Projects have recently been acquired by Hamburg Kennedy Photographs, a photography gallery in NYC whose Fashion Pictures International division is the only gallery in the world specializing in the fine art of fashion photography. This past year she was also invited to perform her Disposable Ethic performance art piece as part of the historic 2015 Havana Biennial in Cuba. She has also lectured and moderated discussions on art theory in Miami galleries.

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