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Special Topics: Photo Documentation Clinic

Date: June 21, 2024
Time: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm CST
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Price: Free
Category: Vickie Benson Resource Lab

Registration is full. To get on the waitlist, please email

Learn some basic artwork documentation techniques in a no-pressure small group setting. Photographer Trina Fernandez will work with a group of up to 4 artists to photograph 2D and 3D artwork they’ve brought, using smartphones or cameras, and focusing on setting up lighting and tripod, color balance tips, and preparing artwork for shooting. Artists will have the opportunity to shoot their own work, and trade advice, tips and insights with the instructor and the other participants. Sessions (1 hr 30 min each) are back-to-back, starting at 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM.

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.


Trina Fernandez is a Filipino-American artist using photography and text to investigate communication and the impact media plays on our digital and physical lives. Coming of age during MySpace -Fernandez situates their photographic background through the rise and fall of technological accessibility and the commodification of identity. Reproducing social platforms in real life, varying works created take a humorous and whole-hearted approach to our genuine desire for connection.

Fernandez has presented research on our lives through images online at PCA/ACA, SECAC, and the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. Visual research has been exhibited nationally and published by Birchwood Palace Industries.




Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, and 2:30 – 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Vickie Benson Resource Lab (2nd floor), Springboard for the Arts, 262 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55103
Registration: Limited to 8 attendees. Click the Register button above. If you have questions, call Andy at 651-294-0907 or email at