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Digital Dilemmas: Basic Photo Editing – Desktop/Laptop

April 30, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

David Kaplan, Untitled (Woman in Black Hat), Digitally altered detail

David Kaplan, Untitled (Woman in Black Hat), Digitally altered detail


Workshop: Digital Dilemmas: Basic Photo Editing

Limit/Registration: Limit of 10 per workshop. Registration is required.


In today’s increasingly digital art world, it can be easy for artists to feel left behind. Not everyone has access to the same opportunities and resources, yet museums and galleries rely on digital portfolios and online calls for entry to make big decisions about what they display and who they promote.


This April, the Archives will host two free, basic photo editing workshops to chip away at the digital divide. Digital Dilemmas: Basic Photo Editing will teach artists how to prepare photos of their work for online sharing and submissions, including how to crop, skew, resize, and perform simple image enhancement. Held in a small group format, the workshops will provide thorough, hands-on instruction by industry professionals and a support team of skilled teaching assistants.


Sessions will be offered for both smartphones and desktop computers using free, publicly accessible software. On Saturday, April 30, 1:00 – 2:30pm, a session will be offered for those who prefer to work on laptops or desktop computers. Join Marketing and Programming Manager Megan Alves and the Archives staff as we show you the photo editing essentials on a free, cloud-based software. The program is compatible with both Macs and PCs. No download necessary – only a wi-fi internet connection is required! Attendees can bring in their own laptop, or use one provided by the Artists Archives. Please, no tablets or iPads for this session.


Space is limited to 10 per workshop. To attend the free programs, register using the link below. Prior the events, tips on how best to prepare will be sent to registrants via email. Questions always welcome!


The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is a proud Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities ALL means ALL verified organization.  We are willing to accommodate all people including those with special needs. Closed captions and live transcriptions will be available during the virtual program. Please contact info@artistsarchives.org for additional considerations.


About Instructor Megan Alves: Megan Alves (she/hers) is an Art Historian, and the Marketing and Program Manager for the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR), where she is known for her arts writing and creating dynamic programming which amplifies underrepresented voices in the creative community. Over her 6 years with the Archives, Alves has applied her photo editing skills to several positions, including as a Collection’s Intern, where she photographed work from the permanent collection, as well as Gallery & Archives Coordinator, and her current marketing position. In addition to editing the images of artwork used on the Archives website, in formal press releases, and on social media, Alves curates a steady stream of engaging newsletters featuring work by regional artists. Alves has also worked as a freelance video correspondence for Cool Cleveland, a locally minded culture periodical with an emphasis on social justice.


Digital Dilemmas: Basic Photo Editing – Desktop/Laptop Workshop



April 30, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
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Cleveland, 44106-1910 United States
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