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Documentation for Visual Artists

Image: Robert Chase Heishman, _IMG, 2016
Image: Robert Chase Heishman, _IMG, 2016
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Recognizing the critical importance of capturing high-quality images of artwork in many creative careers, Robert Chase Heishman will introduce artists to the aesthetic and technical knowledge that informs his work as an art documentation professional.

Following a concise lecture, Robert will lead participants through a series of hands-on demonstrations including lighting, photography, and post-production tailored for the work of visual artists.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand photographic basics and how to use a DSLR camera
  • Develop an awareness of the thought processes that guide professional documentation photographers’ decision-making
  • Gain hands-on experience with lighting artwork, including professional and DIY methods
  • Learn foundational principles underlying post-production software and how to implement them

Robert Chase Heishman is an artist living and working in Chicago. He holds his MFA in Studio Art from Northwestern University (2012), and BFA in Photography and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute (2008). Concurrent to his art practice, Heishman is the owner and operator of an art documentation business specializing in exhibition + artwork documentation for galleries, artists, curators, consultants, and collectors.


$20 General Public | $10 CAC Artist Members | FREE for BOLT, FIELD/WORK, HATCH, and LAUNCH Residents

Online registration for this program is now closed. Registration is available at the door prior to the event!