Tools for the Creative Life – Capturing Your Artwork: A Guide to Photographing Art for Print & Digital

Do you have a passion for photography or a desire to turn your art into high quality prints? If so, join us for an exclusive workshop led by Tyler Vitello, better known as ‘dittlo’. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Tyler is a seasoned professional who has worked closely with a variety of creatives, artists, and local businesses to capture stunning visuals that tell a story.

In this workshop, Tyler will share his insider tips and tricks for capturing artwork that is ready to be turned into prints. You’ll learn everything from DIY-level techniques to the more advanced methods that Tyler uses in his own work. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to take your skills to the next level and learn from a true master of the craft. There will also be light snacks and drinks!

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to equipment needed: attendees will learn about the necessary equipment for photographing their artwork, including cameras, lighting, and tripods from DIY to professional.
  • Camera settings: attendees will learn about camera settings that can affect the quality of the images, such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.
  • Lighting techniques: attendees will learn how to set up lighting for their artwork, including the use of natural light and artificial lighting.
  • Composition and framing: attendees will learn about composition and framing techniques to make their artwork look visually appealing in photographs.
  • Post-processing: attendees will learn basic post-processing techniques to enhance the quality of their images, such as adjusting color and contrast.
  • Q&A: attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback on their own work.

Materials needed:

  • At a minimum, please bring a phone with a camera, but a DSLR or mirrorless camera is preferable.
  • Sample of your artwork or other object you’d like to photograph


  • Tripod
  • Lighting equipment (such as softboxes or light tents)
  • Laptop or computer with photo editing software (such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom)

Tools for the Creative Life is a workshop series aimed at providing creatives with connection, new skills, inspirational capital and tools to craft a healthy creative ecosystem. Presented in partnership by the RiNo Art District, Transforming Creativess, CBCA, and the Creative Integration Initiative.