Master Classes – Michael Fortune

New Zealand's premier furniture making, woodworking & design school



Michael Fortune – Master Classes

Master Class 3 – Photographing your work

Course Date
8th October (Monday evening) 5.30 – 8.30

Course Fee
$50 including drink/nibbles

Good photos are essential to successful presentation of your woodworking whether its furniture, small objects or wood turning. Professional photographers are expensive and they don’t always know the type of details you would like to showcase. In this one evening class Michael will demonstrate and explain a simple way to take excellent photographs, even in your workshop. An SLR camera, point and shoot camera or a phone camera can be used in conjunction with the easily and inexpensively made light boxes that allow you to see exactly what you get in the photograph, no flash unit trials or shadows to worry about. Camera angles, lighting the inside of cabinets, producing highlights to emphasize form will be covered.

Key points

  • How to make inexpensive, reuseable and light weight light boxes.
  • How to bounce light to create high lights or fill in shadows
  • How to compose an artistic photograph
  • How to operate a digital camera
  • How to organize your photo library or your work


Enrolling on a course

To enrol on a course or workshop - please complete the form below. As the maximum number of students we have in any class is eight, some of our courses fill up quickly so please check with us first if there is a space available - we wouldn't want you to be disappointed.

To secure a place we require a non-refundable deposit of $350 and once this is received we will confirm your enrolment. The balance of the course fee is due 30 days prior to the start of the course.

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