Mini photography workshop, 23 Nov WABA meeting

Wildlife and Botanical Artists Inc (WABA) presents a mini photography workshop for artists with David Pang, Manager Imaging and Multi-Media at the National Gallery of Australia.

DATE: Saturday 23 November 2013

VENUE: Australian National Botanic Gardens Theatrette (behind the Visitors’ Centre), Clunies Ross Street, Acton

TIME: 1pm

Have you ever wondered how to improve your photographs of your own artwork? Are you aware of the benefits and disadvantages of photography versus scanning of your artworks on paper? Would you like some ideas about how to correctly light your artwork for optimum photographic quality?

WABA is presenting an opportunity for artists to address these questions.

The mini-workshop will address aspects of how to photograph works on paper (pencil, pastel, watercolour, acrylic etc); how to 'square' a frame; and how to achieve ideal lighting conditions.

About David Pang

David Pang is the Manager of Imaging and Multi-Media at the National Gallery of Australia. He is involved in strategies to introduce new digital technologies into the Gallery environment. In 2011, David was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research digitization and colour management of cultural objects by international institutions.

David has also conducted a major refurbishment of dated imaging facilities to better accommodate digital workflows.

Prior to joining the National Gallery of Australia, David was Senior RAAF Photographer. As a photographer, he has been deployed to East Timor and Iraq and has also been posted to Scotland. David is also a committed teacher, having received his Diploma and Bachelor of teaching in 1996 and then taking up a position as Photographic Instructor at the Military School of Photography in Victoria for 5 years.


Members are invited to bring their cameras and a portable artwork with which to practice the tips offered by David during the session. 

David’s presentation and mini-workshop will be followed by afternoon tea (gold coin donation). During afternoon tea, members will have an opportunity to purchase cards, prints and bookmarks featuring the artwork of WABA members (the same cards, prints, bookmarks that are being sold at the National Arboretum Canberra). If you have any of your own cards, prints and small artworks (2D or 3D), that you would like to sell, please bring them along to share with members. WABA’s first members’ ‘Gift Shop’ is a great opportunity to stock up for Christmas and gifts in 2014.

The afternoon will culminate in WABA’s Annual General Meeting. Consider nominating for a committee position to support WABA’s exciting 2014 initiatives!