POWELL, Wyo. — Minneapolis photographers Ed Fruin and Amy Hunt-Fruin will conduct a free workshop on commercial product photography Thursday, April 24, in the Fagerberg Building photography studios at Northwest College.
The workshop will be split into two sections. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, the husband-wife team will discuss the operation and range of commercial photography they do in the Twin Cities area.
From 1:30-4:30 p.m., they’ll set up a live product photography session, conducting it as they would for a commercial client. During the session, they’ll talk about the many considerations that go into a shoot, including lighting techniques, equipment selection, post-production image editing and more.
Hunt-Fruin, a graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado, is passionate about working with people through portrait photography. “Recognizing the energy and spirit within someone, no matter what age, and translating that into a memory that they can hold in their hands,” she said, “is an exciting experience on both sides of the camera.”
Fruin graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in photography but immersed himself into mastering image manipulation. His focus on the possibilities presented by Photoshop has guided an evolution in his career over the past 10 years from studio manager to digital manager.
The two photographers will draw on their varied interests and backgrounds to present a comprehensive look into a few of the directions a commercial photography career can take.
For more information about the workshop, email or call Christine Garceau, NWC assistant professor of photography, at 307-754-6497.