Take It From Me: Recap

Take It From Me Series | Session 1 Recap

Adam demonstrated how to photograph work using a variety of equipment, ranging from iPhones (save that for Instagram), to your every day point-and-shoot, and finally DSLR cameras. He gave tips on how to compose your work and set-up your shoot, along with plenty of useful tricks to help you get to a finished piece.

Adam also gave a demonstration on some post production edits you can make to your photos using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.


Adam demonstrating a shoot (Photo: Carly Hagins)

Participants helped arrange pieces, take photos, use a lightbox, and got answers to all their questions. EP Levine, a camera shop in Waltham, provided Adam all the gear used for the workshop and offered participants a special discount on the equipment demonstrated.


Participants laying out pieces to be photographed (Photo: Carly Hagins)

Follow AIGA Boston for news on the next installment from Take it From Me: How to work with Printers, coming up on Thursday, 1/22. We’ll be touring a local printer and learn how to best prepare your files for print and work with your printer to create a finished piece.

About Take It From Me

Participants receive Scout notebooks and pencils (Photo: Carly Hagins)

Take it From Me gives students and emerging professionals the opportunity to interact with established professionals in the design field. This initiative will encourage engagement and discussion through a range of events—including workshops, panel discussions, roundtables, lectures, networking events, studio tours, online activities, etc.—that address different aspects of the design discipline.

Take it From Me provides newer designers the opportunity to ask questions, seek advice, and participate in career development focused activities, while giving established designers the opportunity to support the emerging design community.

By AIGA Boston
Published December 29, 2014