Jason Dowdle received his first camera at the age of 11 and began developing his own black and white prints. He received a BFA in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. During the 1980’s, Jason was involved in the aerial photographic survey for archaeological sites. He later completed his Masters in Film and Television at University of Texas-Austin. Jason has over 20 years of experience photographing work for artists and is able to capture all media including glass, metal, wood, ceramics, paint and more. His work has been featured on the covers of many national magazines including American Style, Ornament, Art Jewelry, American Craft and Ceramics Monthly. Jason’s photographs have also been included in The Potter’s Eye by Mark Hewitt, Keepers of Tradition by Maggie Holtzberg, and several Lark 500 publications.
Jason’s workshop is primarily presentation-based. It will answer the question of “Can (or should) an artist photograph his/her own work?” Jason will help attendees examine the technical aspects of producing high end photographs of jewelry and small scale sculpture. The goal of this presentation is to provide attendees with enough knowledge and technical information to execute good-quality images of their work and to provide an understanding of what level of photography is within the reach of non-professional photographers.