Portfolio Development for Visual Artists: Photographing and Cataloging Your Work with Robert Fisher – Sept 18 and 25


Instructor: Robert Fisher

Dates: Sept 18 & 25, 2021 | Saturdays 10am – 12.30

Where: SSANC

Cost: $125.00 (We do not charge HST) SSANC Members may use their discount, please call (506) 529 3386 to register. Bursaries available, please contact us for more information if interested. A credit or full refund will be offered if the course is canceled by SSANC

Registration Deadline: Sept 3, 2021

Experience level/Ages preferred: Any

Materials Required by students: Smartphone or digital camera

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SKU: CA-RF-Portfolio-21 Category: Instructor:


This course is an introduction to learn how to photograph original works simply and effectively to make them look good, even with just a smartphone camera, including:

  • How to set up a photo, behind glass or not, understanding lighting, and including capturing 3D work in successful images.
  • How to do very basic editing to straighten and correct flaws like key-stoning (photo pinched in at the top, or bottom), colour balance and more.
  • Ideas for naming images and files for cataloguing and for inclusion in a gallery/museum submission. 
  • Tease of more in-depth workshop for creating high-quality reproduction prints.

Instructor Bio

At his core, Fisher is a storyteller. Whether it is through a single image, a series of images, or his documentary films, Fisher wants to tell stories that, he hopes, will engage the viewer.

In his client work as an architecture and infrastructure photographer, his job is to tell the stories of his client’s projects. His personal photography is primarily street photography and Fisher tries to show the interest in the mundane of every day. Sometimes there will be humor. Sometimes the subject matter will be very serious. Sometimes a photo will piss people off. Other times a picture will bring back a memory. In all these cases an emotion will be evoked in the viewer. That is the key. Fisher’s objective is to try to make photos that matter. Try being the keyword.

Since his move to New Brunswick in 2020 and discovering the beautiful Kingsbrae Gardens in Saint Andrews, he has also got back to his first love in photography – photo-impressionism.

Fisher is an award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows and has been a CONTACT exhibitor. He is also the author of four books on photography, three through publishing houses and one self-published.