Product Styling & Photography e-coursewith Roberta Ashley and Karen Barlow
For creative, small business owners, makers and artists who want to learn how to create beautiful images which tell the story of their products and brand
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WHAT IS IT?
A self study e-course with support throughout
We've designed our e-course to allow you to study at your own pace, around your business and your life.
There's no need to complete anything by a certain day; just the space to learn at your own pace.
But, you will be supported throughout as members of our private Facebook community. Hosted by Roberta and Karen, this is a place for you and your fellow students to ask questions and get advice, tips and feedback on your progress.
How much does it cost?
The course fee is £125. This is a one off payment and includes downloads of all the course materials plus lifetime membership of our private, Facebook group.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
- What your brand stands for and how you want to express that visually
- How to use natural light and proven compositional techniques to create scroll stopping photos of your products
- How to confidently and creatively use your camera to capture the kinds of photos you love on social media
- How to take beautiful images of your products on your phone
- A range of tried and tested product styling and storytelling techniques
- How to plan and carry out product photoshoots in your own home or studio
- How to edit your photos and prepare them for social media or your website
WHAT WILL YOU GET?
5 modules with 30+ lessons
which take you on a journey from building your unique brand identity through to doing your own photo shoots & image editing
of over 130 pages of learning content and tasks for you to complete to put what you’ve learnt into practice straight away
Varied learning content
from reading material with supporting imagery, through to ‘how to’ guides, checklists and short demo videos
in our private Facebook group where you can come for feedback, get answers to your questions, plus tips, advice and inspiration
What are the modules?
Module One: Creating an Instantly Recognisable Brand
Module Two: The Foundations of Great Photography
Module Three: Developing Your Camera Skills
Module Four: The Product Shoot
Module Five: The Edit
WHO IS IT FOR?
CREATIVE BUSINESS OWNERS, ARTISTS & MAKERS
who don’t have the budget to hire stylists and photographers and who want to produce their own high quality images
THOSE WHO ARE STARTING OUT OR WANT A REFRESH
we start by defining your brand identity as the foundation to your imagery before moving on to explore the skills
who are either complete beginners or who would like to learn how to use their camera more creatively
PHONE CAMERA USERS
who either don't have the budget or the desire to use a digital camera and who want to take beautiful images on their phone
FANS OF SELF STUDY
who want to learn in their own time and at their own pace but who want support when they need it
who want to start their own business but don't know where to start in terms of branding and look and feel
HOW IT WORKS
1) Click on the link below to add the course to your shopping basket
2) Go to your shopping basket and proceed to checkout to pay for the course
3) Once you've paid, you'll be taken to a download page where you will be able to download the course material onto your computer.
4) You will also be sent an email with details of how to join our private Facebook group where we will be available to support and guide you through the course
5) Work your way through the course at your own pace
6) Check into our Facebook group regularly to share your progress, ask questions and receive further tips, advice and inspiration
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is the course aimed at?
Creative small business owners, makers and artists who want to learn how to take professional looking photos of their products and brand for their website and social media platforms. You may be right at the start of your journey or quite established but in need of some inspiration and support with your styling and photography.
Do I need to have a DSLR or professional camera?
We've designed the course for those who have a 'proper' camera, be that a compact camera, DSLR or mirrorless camera, and for those who just want to use their mobile phone. The photography modules have separate workbooks for those who want to learn how to use a camera and those who want to use their phone. You will receive both when you buy the course and you can decide which is most appropriate for you.
Is this for beginner photographers only?
No. The course does go through the basics of how to use a camera and phone camera but there is plenty in here that should be a good refresh or new inspiration for those who are more familiar with their cameras.
What other equipment do I need?
A tripod would be useful if you have one but no need to rush out and buy one. You will also need some props to practice styling with but these can just be items from your own home or workspace. Most of the props that we use are cheap or free and we will share our props list with you so there is no need to buy any additional equipment at this stage.
How much time do I need to invest to complete this course?
This is a self paced study course so you can take as much time as you need to complete it. The modules are designed to follow on from each other sequentially and if you were to do them back to back, giving yourself say a fortnight for each module, then you would probably need to set aside 2 or 3 hours a week to really get the most from this course. But, there are no deadlines and no requirements to do anything by a certain date.
Do I need to have any previous styling experience?
No. We've designed this course for those who are completely new to styling or those who have been styling their own products for a while but feel they need to learn some tried and tested techniques to improve their imagery.
What do you mean by product photography?
We mean any imagery which relates to your products or business so this could range from a simple shot of one item through to a styled, 'lifestyle' scene which shows your potential customers how they would use or live with your products in their home or lives.
Is it only for product photography?
This course does focus on styling products, whether they be typical product collections or hand crafted/created pieces, but the techniques taught could be applied to other forms of photography and styling.
How do I buy the course?
Click above the FAQ section to add it to your shopping basket and then you will be able to proceed to checkout to buy the course. You can pay with all common debit and credit cards or via PayPal or Apple Pay.
How do I get the course materials once I have bought the course?
You will receive an email which will contain links to the course materials. You will then be able to download them onto your computer.
Do I need to join the Facebook group?
No. You will have everything you need in the course materials and the group is there if you wish to get support from us and your fellow students.
WHO WE ARE
I have been following Roberta's and Karen's work for a while and felt inspired about their style, the composition of their pictures and how their images talks by themselves. The e-course has been amazing, I loved every single module. I definitely learned a lot, and has helped me to define my brand style, creating a consistent visual identity. Thank you Roberta and Karen for sharing your knowledge and expertise. You are the dream team.
The course really got me thinking about my brand, context and marketing. It was so helpful with how to use my camera, edit the photos and really think about the story I am telling. I absolutely loved the course and it inspired me inside and out of my business.
I finished this amazing course a few weeks back and found it so helpful to improve my use of light, using different times of the day, observing the light more effectively, as well as a deeper understanding of the f-stop (aperture) on my IPhone (11 PRO)...and styling and composition. It was timely as I was shooting vintage items for a collaboration sale on Instagram with another seller. We sold 80% of all items in 9 minutes. And now 90% are sold. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your knowledge and expertise.
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Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about our course that we haven't answered here. We will be happy to do that for you.
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