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The more you learn about the factors that influence color — lighting, white balance, film type, color space, etc. — the easier it will be for you to get consistently great photographs. ~Steve Meltzer

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Today most people have no idea that there are different color palettes available within their cameras. ~Steve Meltzer

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In the universe of color photography, everything has an impact: the colors in the artwork, the lighting, the camera brand, the lens, its coatings, the sensor type, the processor, your computer screen, and even the camera model. ~Steve Meltzer

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Prove that you’re the right person to teach this subject at this time. You must be brief and aim for impact with your words. ~Alyson Stanfield

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It’s important to point out that teaching is a service, not a product like your art. It is, therefore, marketed differently. ~Alyson Stanfield

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Regardless of what you teach, you need clear language to promote it so that people can make informed decisions about whether or not they want to work with you. ~Alyson Stanfield

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You must be absolutely clear on what you’re offering before you can effectively sell it to others. ~Alyson Stanfield

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Offering workshops in conjunction with an artist’s personal travel or art show attendance is one way to gain a bit of revenue while not seeing a huge impact on personal art creation. ~Paul Grecian

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Art lessons lend themselves to multi-day workshops because no one ever gets the full skill set or level of knowledge they want in one or two days of training and instruction. ~Paul Grecian

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With a bit of thought and maybe even some collaboration, workshops can be a regular part of artists’ income streams, and can be a way to establish themselves as an expert in their medium. ~Paul Grecian

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When it comes to offering your knowledge to prospective students, the one-on-one format may be the easiest with which to begin. ~Paul Grecian

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Teaching can be a very satisfying endeavor that can add to your status as an artist. ~Paul Grecian

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Once you have taught workshops, it is a good idea to get comments from participants about your workshop. ~Brenda Hope Zappitell

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Marketing your workshop is important whether you are doing it at an arts center location or you are setting it up yourself. ~Brenda Hope Zappitell

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One of the things I realized on my journey is that working on more than one painting at a time is helpful. ~Brenda Hope Zappitell

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If you are thinking about teaching a workshop, you should begin by deciding what you want to teach. It must be something with which you are truly familiar. ~Brenda Hope Zappitell

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It is important to determine whether teaching a workshop is something that will be satisfying to you. If you have not taught before, it would be helpful to have a person stand in as a pretend participant. ~Brenda Hope Zappitell

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Teaching workshops can be very satisfying and fun, while at the same time adding extra income to your art career. ~Brenda Hope Zappitell

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Art classes and workshops are a great way to find [a mentor.] You can also form a support group of artists working on career goals. ~Mickey Bond

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Art and alcohol: substance abuse in the creative community

Creatives utilizing alcohol as a mend for their artistic struggles is nothing new, whether it be to find meaning once found in art or to channel energy once poured into creation.

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