Monday, December 07, 2009


I'm thrilled to announce I'll be teaching twice in January. Yes! In my backyard.
She Shoots Sheep Shots
WORKSHOP with Gale Zucker
A photography workshop day for knitters, knitbloggers and fiber lovers.
SATURDAY JANUARY 16th in GLASTONBURY CT sponsored by Village Wools 10am-4pm
SUNDAY JANUARY 24th IN NEW HAVEN CT sponsored by Knit New Haven 10am-4pm

A hands-on digital photography workshop day is for anyone who wanting to improve their images of fiber related projects, and the world around them. Make your photos look great online. Class is a combination of slide talk, demonstration, and hands-on shooting.
  • Photographing yarn, fiber, and finished objects, both on & off people.
  • Choosing backgrounds, settings & looking at colors.
  • Simple lighting tricks and solutions to fiber & knitwear photography problems.
  • Optimizing your images once they’re out of the camera and into a blog page or website.
Workshop space is limited, register soon. Gift certificates are available, go drop some hints with a link. Why not? A class in January is a great gift.
Questions? Email me.

Fee: $ 95. by Paypal to
Please note that you are signing up for the January 16th Glastonbury OR the January 24th New Haven class.

You’ll receive confirmation with details about what to bring to class , an FAQ, and the address.

Here's my roundup from the workshop in September in Massachusetts. If you click over to it you'll find links from several of the students' blogs, with their reports, and also a link to the summer classes in Minnesota. With links to some of those students' blogs. It's like when you look in the 3 sided mirror in a dressing room and see yourself in a 3 sided mirror, looking at yourself, and more and more 3 sided mirrors in there, too. Wheew.

Testimony from workshop participants:
" A workshop with Gale is perfect for any knitter who wants to improve the
quality of her photographs. A knitter herself, Gale "gets it" when it comes
to displaying and photographing hand knits. Gale's enthusiasm for
photography and knitting is infectious and the result is a workshop full of
instruction, tips and techniques. Mostly, though, it's just fun!" - Carole of Carole Knits blog

"Gale shared her professional expertise and some very concrete tips on how to make our photos pop. It was fun to hear the back stories on some of her wonderful photos and get ideas for different ways to showcase our knitting. We had a chance to experiment for ourselves, and since taking the class, I have used her tips for my personal photography. Thanks, Gale!" - Susan Rainey, of The Rainey Sisters blog

“Photography for knitters was such a fantastic class. I wished the class were a week instead of a day! Gale is knowledgeable, patient and has a great sense of fun. I learned so much, and would love to take a follow up. Your blog or Ravelry page will never be the same!” - Mary Lou Egan, The Yarnery, St Paul MN
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** If you have questions, please email me or leave your email addy in the comments, Blogger just won't let me hit reply to some of you. I don't know why. With a little workaround email addy dropping, I'm happy to reply .


Mary Lou said...

I wish I were closer to your backyard for another class. But we hope to get that retreat pulled together here.

livnletlrn said...

I'm having the same problem w/ blogger not giving me contact info to reply to people's comments. Thought I had some setting wrong, but I've looked them over and think all is set up right. Glad to know I'm not the only one, but argh.

See you at 1/16 workshop, less than 2 miles from my home and on a day when the calendar is clear -- yahoo!

Carole Knits said...

I'm so happy this is taking off for you! Did you see my testimonial? I emailed it way back when you asked for it but I didn't hear from you so I just want to make sure you got it.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Thanks Carole, I just added it. The crowning touch to the most narcissistic post I've ever made :-)

Cookie said...

I live on the wrong coast.