Module 7: PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR WORK by Monique Oliver


A fully comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide to capturing perfect images of your work... even if your budget is tight! Includes a 16 page Resource Pack, lots of Videos and Quiz


"A few years back I took the decision to strive to be a professional artist which is a very difficult thing, aside of trying to produce artwork, trying to understand how to market yourself without any prior knowledge is daunting. When I heard of Monique' s workshops I immediately thought they would  help. The beauty of how they are structured are that, you can select the modules to suit your needs or do the course in its entirety . In addition to the modules I selected, Monique also helped me on a 1 to 1 coaching basis with specific questions I had and she is very knowledgeable having taken the journey herself.  I would highly recommend working with Monique to any artist who is thinking of transitioning from amateur to pro or who is trying to get more sales."

Kip Kavallares - Figurative & Abstract Artist

Lesson Contents:


INTRO VIDEO: How to use the Learning Platform

VIDEO 1: Your Images
  1. Where this module fits into your ArtEtypes Arsenal
  2. What IS a good image?
  3. Why images are so important
  4. Some things to consider
  5. Epic fail stories

VIDEO 2:  Breaking it Down
  1. Preparation
  2. General Camera Settings
  3. Lighting

VIDEO 3:  Equipment
  1. Bulbs
  2. Mounting your Lights
  3. Tripod
  4. Positioning
  5. Taking the Shot
  6. Minimising Distortions
  7. Close-ups & More

VIDEO 4:  Post-editing
  1. General Info
  2. Free basic post-editing software
  3. Software features
  4. Post editing Do's and Don'ts
  5. Re-sizing your images
  6. Resolution and Formats

  1. VIDEO 5:  Editing with Free Software Walk-through
  2. Creating Mock Ups
  3. Changing Image Size 
  4. Changing Image Format
  5. Changing Image Resolution
  6. Rotating Images
  7. Adding Text/Watermark to Images

VIDEO 6:  Creating Mock-ups
  1. The Art of Illusion
  2. Physical & Virtual Backdrops
  3. Stock Images
  4. What You'll Need
  5. Final Checklist
  6. What Next?

VIDEO 7:  Worksheet Walk-through
  1. A virtual walk-through to get the most out of the resources contained in this modules worksheet

WORKSHEET 1: A 16 page Resource Pack with everything you need to take great pics of your work:
  1. Good budget point & shoot cameras
  2. Links to Video Tutorials & Written Articles
  3. Tips for photographing highly reflective work
  4. Stock Images
  5. Lighting on a budget
  6. Correct Bulbs
  7. Reflector Lamps
  8. Lighting Kit for Under $50
  9. FREE Editing Software
  10. FREE Bulk Re-sizing Software
  11. Back up and file storage
  12. Tripods
  13. Lighting Banners
  14. Backdrops
  15. How to photograph small to medium 2-D artwork
  16. Hanging
  17. Setting up Lights
  18. Camera Settings
  19. Shooting the work - with illustrations
  20. White balance
  21. Diffusers & Softboxes
  22. Troubleshooting
  23. How to photograph small to medium 3-D artwork
  24. Tips for shooting on location


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What order should I study the ArtEtypes modules/lessons in?

The first 7 modules/lessons in the ArtEtypes program are the most important and while they will "stand-alone" to fill in gaps in skill sets - they are designed to build on top of each other to offer artists and creatives a solid base from which to grow.  If you decide to take advantage of all the lessons, they should be studied in NUMERICAL order beginning with module 1 through to module 7.

Can I choose just 1 or 2 modules from the ArtEtypes program or do I need all of them?

The first 7 ArtEtype modules, when studied as an entire program offer a solid foundation, I call your “ArtEtypes Arsenal”.  They are designed for any artist or creative looking to make a decent living from the work they create OR who are looking to achieve consistent sales in their business.  However, while this is the ideal scenario, each module can also work alone to plug skills gaps as necessary if budget is an issue.

When does this course start?

Whenever it suits you! This is a self-paced online workshop that you can work through at your own pace.

How long do I have to complete the lesson?

You have lifetime access as long as you don’t do anything to break the rules – you know, like repurpose the content or share your login with others, you can work through this lesson as many times as you like, for as many projects as you need. 

Can I share my access to this course with my friends or colleagues?

Your access and login are personal to you and should NOT be shared with anyone else.  The modules are all available separately to make them accessible even if your budget is tight.  If, for some reason, you have more than 3 people who need access to the same modules, then please contact me to discuss a group license.

Will you be on hand to answer my questions?

I have designed the majority of lessons and bundles to be stand-alone/self-study at a reasonable price to make them as accessible as possible to everyone. You are welcome to reach out for help and support with any of the lesson material in the private Facebook support group where there are other students on hand who have already completed all the modules. I am also an admin of that group and am there on occasion. However, if you feel you would prefer to have direct access to me on a regular basis, then please consider signing up for the MASTERMIND package when it becomes available as this will included weekly coaching calls with me in groups of no more than 8-10 students.

If this course isn’t for me – Can I get a refund?

I offer a 30-day REFUND GUARANTEE should you feel you have not benefitted from the course content provided.  However, you will be asked to evidence that you have watched all the videos and completed all the worksheets for any modules purchased prior to a refund being issued.  In the first instance please contact me directly.

How does the course work? Will you be emailing out content? Do I need to be available at set times?

Nope, it’s all set up in the website backend so you can work through everything in your own timeframe. When planning my online classes, I thought long and hard about the best way to manage them and about what would work best for you and me – and I think flexibility is key. Personally, when I sign up to something, I want to ride that wave of enthusiasm and get started straight away! If life gets in the way and I’m not able to finish, that can be a shame. So, I’ve built the class in a way that will work for you whatever timescale you’re on. No need to be available for live webinars or any of that stuff – it’s all in the lesson ready and waiting for you!

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