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The fundamentals

DYI Product Photography for your website - The fundamentals - 5-6 hours. $310-$330

This crash course is designed for individuals looking to improve the quality and look of photos for a blog, website or presentation, as well as for any size business looking to quickly and efficiently produce great images of small products such as crafts, apparel and textile, jewelry and flowers, food items, or services and events. This workshop is a hands on guide on how to take high quality photos in a few steps with the equipment that you already have, whether it's an iPhone, point and shoot or DSLR. Course will also include the tools to expand your branding and marketing, expedite productivity, and save time and production costs in the short and long term.

The class will start with the basics but will move into teaching you the wide range of possibilities you have at hand and most importantly, the practical techniques that you can use to bring out the best in your products without the use of complicated equipment. You’ll be provided with an arsenal of expert tricks and tips used for achieving outstanding images for effective E-commerce branding and marketing punch. This course can be taken for any products of small to mid-size including hand made crafts, apparel and textile, jewelry and flowers, food or restaurant, and for services and events. Equipment will be made available during class at no extra charge, including backdrops, plexy glass, lights, tripods, umbrellas, tent (light box), and so on. Troubleshooting will be done in class to ensure that you have any questions answered and photos re shoot for success before leaving the workshop.


You don’t need the fanciest equipment. We’ll show you the plethora of techniques for shooting successful product photography and the simple equipment that you add onto your arsenal. We’ve merged the technical photography how to's from the pros and adapted the concepts to be used even through the simplicity of phones, point + shoots and DSLRs.

Camera: Smartphone, point and shoot or DSLR camera. If you are looking for the ultimate quick solution with the least cost involved, you'll learn how to do your products with whatever equipment you’ve already got. If you do own a DSLR or a camera with manual settings, we’ll teach you how to manipulate your images even further. If you have products that you would like to shoot and is within 2sq feet, please bring 2 of them to be used during class.

For the first class: if you have products that you would like to shoot, and that within 2' sf size, please bring 2 of them to the first class.

Knowledge: We ask that you feel comfortable browsing the settings for your camera and are familiar with basic shooting and exposure (in automatic or manual). For the specifics of controlling your camera's settings, menus or exposure, please refer to our "The Digital Camera" 2-hour seminar. Or even more so, our Digital Photography I course. And if you are looking for intermediate Lighting control, including ratios and how to achieve black on white, please refer to our Studio & Lighting course.


Product Photography (3-Sessions): Apr 19-May 03, Wednesdays 3:30 PM-5:30 PM.

Instructor: C.N.(View Bio)

(Product Photography (3-Sessions): 04/19-05/03.
04/19 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $310.00
Food Photography I (3-Sessions): May 06-May 20, Saturdays 5:45 PM-7:45 PM.

Instructor: TBA

(Food Photography I (3-Sessions): 05/06-05/20.
05/06 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $310.00
Product Photography (3-Sessions): May 08-May 22, Mondays 8:30 PM-10:30 PM.

Instructor: C.N.(View Bio)

(Product Photography (3-Sessions): 05/08-05/22.
at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $310.00

Private tutoring: Can't find the times that work for you? Schedule this course in a private lesson. Just select any time and date of your choice and customize the material to your specific needs. You can book instantly online using our automated calendar. Location at PhotoManhattan or at your chosen location.