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Special Topics: Do-It-Yourself Documentation Lighting Clinic

Date: March 1, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm CST
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Price: Free
Category: Vickie Benson Resource Lab

Good lightning is the key to good artwork documentation! Get one-on-one in person consulting (45 minute slot) on how to best light your specific artwork for shooting it, even with only a smartphone. Bring 2-5 pieces of artwork, and our consultants Emma Gottschalk and Lex Thompson and  will advise you how to set up custom lighting in your home or studio, using inexpensive, easy-to-source materials. 

Lex Thompson (he/him). Lex Thompson’s work examines aspects of intellectual and cultural history in relationship to contemporary thought. He works across photography, video, installation, sculpture, drawing, artist books, and interior surface design to bring forward under-recognized historical narratives. Obtaining a BA in History at New College of Florida and a MA in Religion and Visual Arts at Yale University, he received his MFA in Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is Professor of Art (Photography) at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.


Special Topics is a monthly series when regular Resource Lab staff are joined by special guests to provide free 1:1 in person assistance on a variety of subjects, with a focus on technological, legal and financial needs.

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm (CST)
Location: Vickie Benson Resource Lab (2nd floor), Springboard for the Arts, 262 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55103
Registration: Limited to 12 attendees. Click the Register button above. If you have questions, call Andy at 651-294-0907 or email at

Note, 2/20/24: This clinic is full! To be placed on the waiting list, contact We’ll email you the day before if a space has opened up. Thanks!