workshop #4

Melbourne photographer Brent Lukey presents a workshop that’s designed to help artists better photograph and promote themselves and their artwork.

This workshop will be an informal, informative and intensive two hour session, with discussion and demonstrations that cover the essentials of photographing artwork – drawing, painting, sculpture and exhibition for social media and reproduction. Brent will answer all the dumb questions and provide real advice about how to better use your camera or camera phone with available light, everyday props and backgrounds.

So now we have the image, the next step is how to better use the image. In the second half of the workshop Brent will discuss and present visual storytelling, or more to the point, ways to better show off your artwork on social media, or your website, using graphic shapes, consistent light and colour, repetition, themes, less clutter, juxtaposition and ‘dumb moments’ that entice the viewer to click or swipe further.

Whether you are an emerging or established artist you will leave the session better able to photograph your work and tell more interesting visual stories.

10.30am Saturday 27 November

Brent Lukey

Brent Lukey is an established freelance photographer based in Melbourne. He has photographed film stars, politicians, rock stars and spiritual leaders, but mostly works with interior designers and artists capturing interiors, architecture and portraits with a natural, storytelling style.

When not working professionally Brent photographs in the street and studio, following an interest in Australian identity and way of life, valuing cultural diversity and history. People and the places they inhabit, their interaction with each other and the surroundings. Brent produces both commissioned and personal work based on these themes.

Brent has been a finalist in the Moran Photographic Prize, the Perc Tucker Photographic Portrait Prize and the Australian Photography Awards (documentary). His work has been exhibited in galleries and published in books and magazines.

He is a member of the documentary photographic collective MAP Group. He lives in St Kilda and works from a studio in Southbank.

To book into this workshop you need an active aerie membership

The aerie professional development program will provide monthly workshops for artists. These workshops will aim to develop artists’ strategic skills in arts business, marketing and more.

There are limited places in each workshop.