Product Photography Workshop with Yeshen Venema
Sunday 27 November
One of the most important things to get right when you sell online is your product photographs: good product shots will help your products get seen, shared and shopped!
In this workshop, professional photographer Yeshen Venema will show you how to take brilliant photographs of your products using only natural light and without any fancy equipment. He'll look at different types of products - from textiles to prints and cards and small reflective items like jewellery - and share tips for shooting them for your online shop.
This session is about teaching the skills you need to take your own product shots, so expect to leave the workshop armed with lots of knowledge you can apply at home rather than a new set of product shots.
Yeshen Venema is a photographer and film-maker who has earned his reputation as the designer/maker's favourite photographer. He is passionate about designer/makers and small businesses and his list of clients includes St Jude's, Sue Pryke and Simple Shape. Where possible, he likes to work alongside clients in his studio, so they can be involved with the shoot and see how it all comes together. He describes his photographic style as "more natural, using graduated lighting, minimal props and mixing up textures". When not taking pictures and making films, Yeshen write for blogs and magazines on the subject of photography.
While you're at the workshop, don't forget to visit all the amazing designers and makers selling their beautiful wares at the Weekend of the Maker Crafty Fox Market and try out the drop-in macramé workshops going on over the weekend. Plus we’ll be getting together for an evening social on the Saturday night introduced by founder of folksy.com James Boardwell, where you’ll have a chance to mingle with other makers. We're predicting festive fun and good times.
FAQs, refunds and smallprint stuff:
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, tickets are transferrable but please let us know if the attendee changes. You can email us with changes at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I need to cancel my ticket?
If you need to cancel your place on the workshop, you will receive a 75% refund if cancelled 30 days before the event. If you cancel less than four weeks before the workshop, we are unable to refund your place (however you can transfer your place to another person if you provide us with their full details
What if the event is cancelled?
The workshops will only run if enough tickets are sold. If the required tickets have not sold and the event is cancelled, we will refund the full cost of the ticket.
Entry to the Weekend of the Maker craft fair and the evening social is totally free. Drop-in macrame workshops are run by the makers (not by Folksy) who will charge a small fee to cover their time and material costs.