Free coaching for exhibitors

Saturday | November 5th | 9:15 – 10:45 am

(in German language)

Photographing artworks and art events skilfully

Whether for their own website, their own social media channels or for press work: photographing works of art and capturing impressions of exhibitions or fair appearances is part of the everyday business of most exhibitors.

Good photos play an important role, whether for galleries or artists. It is not always possible to hire a professional photographer to present one’s own works or the gallery program in the best possible light. Therefore, in the 90-minute exhibitor workshop at this year’s Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt, we would like to devote ourselves together with photographer Christiane Baumgart ( to the question of how great photos can also be taken with a normal camera or even with a smartphone.

The focus will be on what role the available light plays, which other light sources can be used and also which camera settings are recommended or which backgrounds and environments are particularly suitable for setting the artworks perfectly in scene. Furthermore, we will work out which perspectives to choose when photographing your own fair presentation or how to photographically document an exhibition opening.

Our exhibitor workshop will address these and other questions as well as helpful, practical tips. In addition to theoretical considerations, fair exhibits will also serve as useful examples.

Christiane Baumgart
Playfully setting the scene with light and shadow is Christiane Baumgart’s motto. She draws inspiration from this, with at least as many ideas rattling through her head at the sight of a wide variety of colours. The Frankfurt-based photographer is fascinated by the art of old photography and combines her images with lighting effects that not everyone knows how to use. As a professional photographer, she works for renowned magazines such as ELLE. Her specialities are fashion and beauty on paper, which she combines with clothing and make-up with lighting effects. But she also has many years of experience in other areas, such as people photography and show and event photography. In addition, she gives photography courses and lectures, most recently at PHOTOPIA HAMBURG 2022.