Born and raised in Alaska, my passion for photography and visual arts started in high school. After graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography, I moved to San Diego and worked full-time for one of the top photographers in the United States, the late Dean Collins. In 1991 I formed my own company, Hansen Photo Inc. and have done commercial advertising photography for many Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years. I was an adjunct professor for photography at Southwestern College in San Diego as well. In 2021, my fiancé Andrea and I relocated to Raleigh. Andrea is a talented multimedia artist and with her encourage I’ve been exploring many other artistic mediums besides photography, including ceramics. We actively work with clay at Finch Pottery in Bailey. I enjoy hand building and sharing my photographic knowledge I’ve gained since picking up a camera over 40 years ago!
Topic of Presentation and description:
Tips and tricks to take great images of your ceramic pieces and not go broke doing it!I will cover important topics to consider when photographing your pieces: backgrounds, lighting, camera angles, etc… using inexpensive equipment and items you likely already have, like your smartphone! We will delve into how to edit your images and cheap retouching options to make your pieces look amazing! I will also touch on ways to capture video of your pieces to incorporate in your social media posts for friends, followers, and potential customers!