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March 31, 2021 3:00 pm
Season 3

Documenting your Artwork: COVID Edition

with DukeCreate & AAHVS
Fashion & Fine Arts

During COVID-19, there is a continued need to create well balanced artwork documentation despite the lack of traditional resources or photographic studios. This workshop discusses and demonstrate techniques for portfolio documentation of artwork (photographic images, drawings, paintings, collage, sculpture and digital Images) in personal studios, homes or other atypical locations.

Documentation techniques are largely photographic with a focus on managing lighting configurations and camera settings. We use Adobe Photoshop as a tool for simple digital post production methods to address common challenges in artwork documentation. Finally, we demonstrate the application of 3D modeling and rendering techniques to apply artwork documentation to simulated gallery conditions.


Augustus E. Wendell

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University

Augustus completed his MFA in Computer Art at The School of Visual Arts and his undergraduate studies in Architecture and Photography at Northeastern University. He has held teaching appointments at Parsons the New School for Design, The New York School of Interior Design, Virginia Tech and the New Jersey Institute of Technology where he was program coordinator for the Digital Design program in the College of Architecture and Design.

Augustus researches the application of computational processes to design, the visual arts and historical research. He has a concentration in the application of image and model based workflows to aid in the study of complex geographic and spatial conditions. At Duke Augustus teaches courses in Digital Imaging, Immersive Virtual Worlds, 3D Modeling and Animation and Historical and Cultural Visualization.

About DEMAN Live

We know that finding a job/internship in all industries during these unprecedented times is confusing and stressful. We are here to help with DEMAN Live—a new Zoom series featuring conversations with alumni working in creative industries to help students and alumni navigate careers and opportunities during this time.